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Monday, October 17, 2011

My Dad's Cocktail Sauce Recipe

Cocktail Sauce

1/3 Cup Ketchup
1 tsp. Horseradish
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp. Brown Sugar

Mix together.

Makes enough for about 1/2 lb. boiled Shrimp

It's been a VERY long day - I've been up since 2 AM ( I did slip in an hour long nap after lunch) but I'm still going to bed by 8:30. I got a bit of good news  - my raise came through so my paycheck will be a little more impressive. Scott and I are planning to pay off the house, land and car as fast as we can in the reverse order starting with the least owed first. We never want to be in the "free fall" position again. My best advice to anyone just starting out - don't get a bunch of credit cards and pay cash for everything.

Scott and I went to Red Wing shoes so he could order a pair of steel toed sneakers in a narrow width for work. His first official day at the new job is tomorrow. I hope it all goes smoothly for him. They told him him that he scored the highest on their assessment test than anyone ever has. FINALLY someone realizes he is one smart cookie.

Needless to say I have NOT gotten any sewing done today - perhaps tomorrow after I get home. Or perhaps I will find something cool to photograph and share. For now my head feels like Swiss cheese I think I'm going to head off to bed... Good night.


  1. Becky & Scott, so happy for you ,the raise, the new job!!
    Your like us ...starting over and doing alright!
    ~~BIG Hugs to You~~

  2. I think everyone should plan on having to re-invent themselves in their mid to late forties or fifties that way when it happens they aren't nearly put in the poor house. We'll ALL make it!

  3. So happy for your bright future and especially happy that you can seriously tackle your financial goals and work fast toward your dreams.

    I tell the young ones to avoid debt, live on half their income if there is any way possible, and save like crazy to build up a HUGE cushion. If a job loss or bad event occurs, they can survive. If not, they can retire young.

    I've always been a decent saver, but could have done better. I'm squeaking by since last year's lay-off, but if I'd "lived on half" it would be much less precarious.

    Best to you both.

    brenda from arkansas


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