Las Madres '80 East


November 16
Chinese Food & Games
7:15 pm
RSVP: Joan

November 18
Coffee Field Trip
9 am
Dee's Goodies, Gab & GARAGE SALE
Contact: Kathy

December 14
Christmas Party
Merrilee's House (or Dee's?)
RSVP: Merrilee


4th    Wanda Tsafos
15th   Sara Hennig
16th   Jeff Hennig
24th  Jim Brooks-Schulke
           Bill Rasmussen
27th   Sue Butler
28th   Erin Grady


November Meeting
When: Thursday, November 16, 7:15 pm
Where: Joan's House
What: Chinese & Majong

The meeting with be Thursday, November 16th at 7:15 at Joan's house. Please R.S.V.P. to Joan. Joan will provide the rice and beverages and those attending should bring some Chinese food (homemade or purchased) to share. We will play Majong if we have a teacher (Janis) or else Mexican Train, Phase 10 or some other game from the Wilson game gallery. Hope you can be there. It's our last meeting before our Annual Christmas Party on December 14th.


Goodies, Gab and GARAGE SALE

Saturday, November 18, 10 am. to Noon OR 2:00 to 4:00, at Dee's house

Come join the fun!! I'll have some great Fall and Christmas decorations for sale (I'm clearing things out for our move to Chico).
There are NO prices just decide how much it is worth to you. ALL proceeds will be donated to Women's Ministry at Evergreen Valley Church.

After you finish "shopping" come into my home it will be all decorated for Christmas and enjoy some delicious homemade goodies by the fire.

Please carpool I'm inviting lots of gals, and as you know, parking is limited!! Hope to see you!!

Happy 30th Anniversary
Congratulations to Sue & Bud Butler who will be celebrating 30 years of wedded bliss on the 6th!


Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue
Meet your Las Madres friends for some coffee and conversation at Java Junction on Saturday mornings at 9am. Every third Saturday is a field trip. November's away coffee will be Saturday, November 18. This month we will be meeting at Java Junction to pick up some coffee, then carpool "up the hill" to Dee's garage sale & goodies! Those who want to walk to coffee can still do so. (We'll go to Lowry's Irish Coffee House for our coffee field trip in December.)


e-Mail Tidbit

How to Clean Your House for the Holidays (or any day)

1. Open a new file on your computer.
2. Name it "Housework."
3. Send it to the "Recycle Bin" (PC Users) or "Trash" (Apple Users)
4. Empty the "Recycle Bin" or "Trash".
5. Your computer will ask you, "Are you sure you want to delete Housework permanently?"
6. Calmly answer, "Yes," and press mouse button firmly....
Feel better? Works for me!



Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.
Mona, Orlando, FL

Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.
Janet, Killeen, TX

Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar/calories per serving.
Kathy, Mesick, MI

Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.
Dave, Camden, DE

Newspaper weeds away
Start putting in your plants,work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.
Linda, Monmouth Jct., NJ

Broken Glass
Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken glass pieces of glass- the fibers catch ones you can't see!
Olive, Santee, CA

No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.
Diane, Moran, SC

Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.
Kathy, Maumelle, AR

If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture inside the handle bar before placing the grips on. if the bike is stolen and later recovered, remove the grip and there is your proof who owns the bike.
Janet, Carthage, IL

Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.
Donna, Anderson, SC

Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and - voila - static is gone.
Pam, Maple Rapids, NH

Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill it with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry the cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.
Kim, Goldsboro, NC

Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!
Alicia, Tampa, FL

Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you trie d it in your hair...
Kerry, Canada,

Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 1/2" with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid, mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!
Barbra, Birch Run, MI

Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it "home," & can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, esp. if it rains, but it works & you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!
Teresa, Mitchell, SD

Take baby powder to the beach
Keep a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag. When your ready to leave the beach sprinkle yourself and kids with the powder and the sand will slide right off your skin.


Thanksgiving Recipes (including ones for leftovers!)

President - Sue Butler
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Coordinator - Kathy Roessler
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke