Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A SMARTIE Buffet Day

My day started pretty early per usual this morning, as most of my days.  I finally did get up out of bed just before 5:00 a.m, since I had already been up at 1:30, opting to go back and lay around until it was a half descent time to get up and moving.

There was lots to do this morning before I headed out the door just after 8:30 am.

"First thing I had to get prepared was a Hot Artichoke Dip.  Couldn't be more easier then it was, and check it "out", only 4 ingredients !"

Recipe please?  PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE.  To order Epicure Selection Products, you may contact Anita Dejong, by *Clicking* HERE.

"Once the dip was made I got going on slicing Nana Banana Bread and cutting Lemon Bars and Chinese Chews."

Before I knew it I was outside attending to some very happy go lucky "l LOVE playing in the snow" Checkerboard Aussie's needs, then it was time to load up the Van to head South on Hwy. 6 into Wiarton.

Today I actually was brave enough to lead the warm-up portion prior to going into the Aerobic Endurance component.  Stage fright was thrown into the wind and onward I went !  Once BJ took over the Aerobic Endurance portion of the class, I snuck over into the sidelines to capture a photo of our two other SMARTIE Volunteers in action .... go girls go !  I wonder if BJ as leading in some Hawaiian moves at this point?

"See I really do go out to exercise every Wednesday, as our only male participant was kind enough to oblige me by taking a photo of us SMARTIE Volunteers all together.  BJ, Andrea, "moi", and Diane (sorry Cathy couldn't be with us today).  Far right below is Stu, who I would LOVE to have do a Guest Blog for me someday, but he just doesn't know it yet ... : ) .  Thanks for the photo, Stu, as I really appreciated you doing so !"

Today was the last session of the Wiarton VON SMART exercise program until January 16th 2013.  After our session today our group had decided we would like to have a little social gathering afterwards in the way of a Pot Luck.

Once the class was over, we got to setting up the food table, buffet style, and what a buffet it was ... it was "a SMARTIE Buffet Day" !

"Homemade food in the way of a Buffet has to be some of the best food fare in the World as far as I am concerned.  Look at that spread we had !!! "

"Yes, you guessed it, this was my plate flowing over of food.  You can NOT imagine how good everything on my plate was.  Oh yes there was dessert after this I might add, but I was not going to   put out here how much of that I had on my plate !  NO WAY !  Let's just say it was a good thing I did exercise today *blush*."

"Out of everything I had on my plate, this "popped" out at me by way of presentation and taste.  Really, do you think something that "popped" out this much would go by without me hunting the person down who made it and begging for the recipe?  Absolutely not as I GOT IT !!! "

Share?  really you want me to share it?  but I haven't even got to make it myself yet.  *Sigh* really if you insist that strongly on the matter  ....

Recipe for Veggie Pizza please?  PRINTABLE RECIPE *CLICK* HERE.

There was a nice surprise today in the way of a little something from Andrea.

"Homemade Carmel Popcorn !!!  Yummy (I only tried a wee little bit then closed it back up when I had gotten back home, honest).  Thanks Andrea I LOVE it !"

No I did not get the recipe/method for the Carmel Corn, but do not fear you can be sure I will be getting from Andrea in the very near future.

"Today had been another blustery Winter Day.  Ha, I caught Bandit catching Snowflakes with his tongue sticking out."

I was really happy to have made it out this morning.  I LOVE all the girls I volunteer alongside, as well as all the participants who attend the Wiarton VON SMART Exercise program.  It is not only a healthy outing physically, it is also a healthy social outing once a week.

I was pretty pooped this afternoon.  I think it was going on to 1:00 pm by the time I did get home.  I am pretty sure I am at the beginnings of a nasty head cold coming on.  I can almost guarantee it with the tingly nasal thing having had begun yesterday.  Dang, dang, triple dang it all ... I don't have time to be more sick !!! haven't I had my share the past few weeks, months .... *sigh*, obviously not.

That old saying is more true as the day turns into night, "my head is feeling like a football" !

And "trust me" it has nothing to do with Whiskey, Gin or Six packs, or the 80's look !

I am going to call it a night here shortly.  In another hour it will be "last call" for the "Checkerboard Aussies" so I can then wrap up my day, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. This makes me soooo hungry. Bandit is super cute-our doggies do the darnest thing. I miss my boys as I will be out of town a couple of days :( Aimee from Craftmates

  2. Yum, this plate really looks very good. Veggie pizza sounds delicious!

  3. We love veggie pizza, great dish to take to parties!

  4. What a fun day:) (except for the coming down with a head cold:( Thanks so much for visiting and I am loving all these snow pictures. (I live in Southern New Mexico)
    I am now following you via GFC!
    If you get a chance Hop over to my place and join the Facebook Hop (which I am cohosting)
    and of course Freedom Fridays either later tonight or in the morning. Love to have and so hoping to see your there.


  5. that looks really good that buffet. I enjoy the veggie pizza with the cream cheese topping. First saw that at a Pampered Chef party many moons ago.



How nice of you to drop around to have a wee visit with me to see what I have been up to from time to time. I look forward to your comments as they add much brightness to my each and every day to know there are such wonderful people out there.

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