Yep, you for sure know you're in Las Vegas when you see Elvis standing on the corner waiting for a bus. Didn't think fast enough to get my camera out.
We were going north on Boulder Highway to pick up the Jeep from the mechanic. Another new part for Willie - I didn't think there were any old parts left. This time he got new front lower ball joints and upper control arms. [Hum...wish I could get new upper arms.]
I saw something in WalMart the other day that surprised me - a bread box. Didn't know they were still being used. I remember them from when I was a kid. Bill asked why keep bread in a box when you can keep it in the refrigerator. Couldn't answer him, don't know. Except maybe refrigerators were smaller then. I know we had an ice box - yep, with real ice and the drip pan you better remember top empty.
Also saw something else that reminded me of being a little girl. We used to cut a patch out of side of an oatmeal box leaving on the ends and then make them into cradles for our dolls. Much simpler times then. A child now would think you were crazy if you suggested that. I wonder if there is an app telling you how to make a box cradle.
It is quite COLD here today, only 42 this morning and the counties north of us had freeze warnings! Early in the year for that. Bill is freezing. We're going to have to turn the furnace on in here by tonight. I'm making empanadas to warm up the kitchen a little. Actually I had the dough and they make good snacks when traveling so trying to use up things from the freezer. In fact we had corned beef and cabbage a couple of nights ago when I discovered the corned beef in the back of the freezer.
Made the filling for the empanadas and ended up making five dozen, but still have more filling. Hope when we go to WalMart tomorrow they have some of the frozen pre cut packages of the dough. We use Goya brand for the oven. Very good dough. We also used our handy dandy empanada "Dough Press Set" - Bill bought it on line. The green one is the perfect size.
Sure makes it easier. The dough on the press.
Getting the filling.
Pressing it shut to crimp the edges.
My job was putting the egg wash on them. See how nice the edges look.
A few of the finished product. The rest are already in the freezer. The one piece about 11:00 was crimped by hand.
And the house is warm from the 400 degree oven. Everyone is happy.
I discovered something with our new Dish TV. The On Demand feature. I've been pigging out on Ice Road Truckers. So far have watched seasons 1, 2 and part of 3. I've also managed to get the Dish Anywhere feature to work on both our laptops. Supposedly it should work in Mexico. But to use it I have to leave both the Dish and Cox Internet accounts running. I usually put the TV and Internet on vacation suspension when gone. We'll see what happens.