Wednesday, July 26, 2017

127 Yard Sale: Snacks for the Road


Hi all!  It's that time of year again!  The World's Longest Yard Sale is upon us!  I decided this year, instead of waiting until the day it officially starts, I'd be getting a head start and finding the really good junk before anyone else gets their hands on it!

This year, I'm making a few snacks for the road (and after the days are over)...

Freezer Margaritas!


Ingredients:
- 4 shots Jose Cuervo Classic Margarita Mix
- 4 shots of plain ol' water
- 2 shots of Jose Cuervo tequila

How to:
- Pour above ingredients in a ziplock sandwich baggie
- Put several ziplock baggies full in a larger bag
- Put in freezer
- Get a straw and enjoy at the end of a long day

Due to the low water content and alcohol, these won't freeze up, they'll stay slushy.  If you don't like it frozen, you can use this same recipe, but just add a few ice cubes to it!

Blackberry Freezer Margaritas!


Ingredients:
- 8 shots Jose Cuervo Classic Margarita Mix
- 4 shots of plain ol' water
- 4 shots of Jose Cuervo tequila
- 1/2 cup frozen blackberries

How to (makes 2):
- Pour above ingredients in a blender
- Blend until berries are chopped up
- Pour into sandwich baggies*
- Put several ziplock baggies full in a larger bag
- Put in freezer
- Get a straw and enjoy at the end of a long day

These also won't freeze up, they'll stay slushy.  If you don't like it frozen, you can use this same recipe, but just use fresh berries and add a few ice cubes to it!

*tip: if you don't want the blackberry seeds, pour through a sieve when you're pouring in baggies.

Melissa's No Frills Chex Mix!


Ingredients:
- 4.5 cups of corn chex*
- 4.5 cups of plain cheerios*
- 1.5 sticks of butter/margarine
- 4 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
- 2.5 tsp salt
- .5 tsp paprika
- 1.5 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder

How to (makes 9 cups):
- melt butter in microwavable bowl
- add spices to butter and stir
- put cereal on baking pans in a thin layer (I split mine in 2 13"x9" pans)
- spoon butter/spice mixture evenly over cereal
- bake in oven at 250F, stirring every 15 minutes, for 60 to 75 minutes
- take out once cereal is no longer soggy and is crunchy

*tip: you can use any type of chex cereal or add pretzels or peanuts or whatever you like... just make sure that everything you put in the mix adds up to 9 cups.  I just happen to like mine more on the plain side.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Cheerio No Bake Bars!
  

Ingredients:
- 5 cups corn chex*
- 1 cup cheerios*
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- .5 tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- tsp olive oil

How to:
- in sauce pan over medium heat mix brown sugar and corn syrup
- stir constantly, so sugar doesn't burn, and bring to a boil for about a minute
- take off heat, add peanut butter and mix until smooth
- add vanilla and salt
- add cereal and coat well
- press mixture into greased 9"x13" pan
- melt chocolate chips and olive oil in microwave, stirring every 15-20 seconds until smooth
- spread chocolate over top
- put in fridge to form
- cut in squares and enjoy!

*tip: You can also use rice chex or honey nut cheerios.  You can use all chex or all cheerios, just be sure the mixture adds up to 6 cups.

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Sidewalk Sale


This past Friday and Saturday I participated in a sidewalk sale at my antique mall.  I decided that this would be a good opportunity to clean out a lot of items and to make life easier - everything was $1.




Day 2.  I found MORE stuff to sell!






I decided to pull some stuff out of my booth and put everything on sale.


I sold a basket!


And some windows.


Of course I had to shop the sidewalk sale too.
Picked up a few cute things!


Also, when digging through my own dollar linen pile, I found these 2 tablecloths.  I rescued them.  A few others weren't so lucky, but they found new homes for $1. 


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Antique Store Close Out Auction, Part 2

I have kept to my word and haven't done ANY shopping for vintage goodies.  Truth is, I'm still working my way through all the good stuff I bought at the antique store close out auction!  You can see Part 1 HERE.

So here's part 2...


I got a whole stack of these never used posters.  I hope they go quickly!


New in box 1960s calendar towels and an interesting rolling pin.


New in box little spread knives, blue leather wallet in box, random box, and cigar box.


Lots of smalls...


More smalls.  I love the straws!


I was tempted to keep the Shawnee log planter.


Nice old candy tin, cute wood canisters, lots of interesting cigar boxes, and more...


Lots of nice small kitchen items and new old stock stuff.


FYI - that orange box is a new old stock box of aquarium pebbles.  Oh, the things you'll find!



And... I want to introduce you to our newest family member...


Khloe, a 1-2 year old Australian Shepard.
We adopted her from a local rescue on 6/30/17.
As with any new, young dog she is a little trying at times.
But, for the most part she has been very sweet!

And, if you're as excited as I am... the 127 Yard Sale is coming up soon!
You can read my posts about it:
My 2015 Trip
My 2015 Finds
Tips & Tricks for the 127
(Still my most popular post to date!)
How to Plan your 127 Trip
My 2016 Trip
My 2016 Finds, Part 1
My 2016 Finds, Part 2

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