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Thursday Thirteen~My Booklist

January 24, 2008

I’ve had most of these books on my ‘To Read’ list for ages, now. Slowly and surely, I’m getting through them!

  • Second Thyme Around by Kate Fforde
  • Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs
  • An Innocent man by  John Grisham
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • Past Secrets by Cathy Kelly
  • Cobwebs and Cream Teas by Mary Mackie
  • The Apple Tree Saga by Mary E. Pearce
  • Drink to the Bird by Benedict Kiely
  • P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
  • How Will I Know? by Sheila O’Flanagan
  • The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes
  • The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
  • The Kite Runner (Half way through it right now, and can’t put it down!)
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    After trying fresh meatballs on our recent trip to Las Vegas, how could I not come home and make my own?



    • 1 cup breadcrumbs
    • 1 cup parmesan cheese
    • 1lb lean minced beef
    • mixed herbs
    • garlic
    • 1/2 cup water
    • salt and pepper to taste

    For the sauce

    • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
    • small tin tomato paste
    • garlic
    • 1/2 chopped onion
    • 1 tsp oregano
    • salt and pepper to taste


    1. Mix ingredients together, slowly adding the water
    2. Mould the mixture into meatballs
    3. Brown the balls on each side and simmer in the sauce for 20 minutes
    4. Add to pasta (I used fresh penne)
    5. Top with parmesan

    Witty Wednesday

    January 23, 2008
    William and Mildred were married twenty-five years. They decided to celebrate with a trip to Las Vegas. When they entered the hotel/casino and registered, a sweet young woman dressed in a very short skirt, became very friendly. William brushed her off rather rudely. Mildred objected, “William, she was nice, that young woman, and you were so rude.” “Mildred, she’s a prostitute.” “I don’t believe you. That sweet young thing?

    “Let’s go up to our room and I’ll prove it.” In their room, William called down to the desk and asked for Candie to come to room 1217.

    “Now,” he said, “you hide in the bathroom with the door open just enough to hear us, okay?” She did. Soon, there was a knock on the door. William opened it and Candie walked in, swirling her hips provocatively.

    “So, I see you’re interested after all,” she said.

    William asked, “How much do you charge?”

    “$125 basic rate, $100 tips for special services.”

    William was taken aback. “$125! I was thinking more in the range of $25.”

    Candie laughed derisively. “You must really be a hick if you think you can buy sex for that price.”

    “Well,” said W illiam, “I guess we can’t do business. Goodbye.” After she left, Mildred came out of the bathroom. “I just can’t believe it.”

    William said, “Let’s forget it. We’ll go have a drink, then eat dinner.”

    At the bar, as they sipped their cocktails, Candie came up behind William pointed slyly at Mildred, and said, “See what you get for $25?”