Friday, October 31, 2008
IF YOU'RE AS OLD AS I AM, THIS IS A RIOT!
Everyone should start carrying $2 bills!
I am STILL laughing!!
I think we need to quit saving our $2 bills and bring them out in public. The younger generation doesn't even know they exist.
STORY: On my way home from work, I stopped at Taco Bell for a quick bite to eat. In my billfold was a $50 bill and a $2 bill. I figure that with a $2 bill, I can get something to eat and not have to worry about anyone getting irritated at me for trying to break a $50 bill.
Me: 'Hi, I'd like one seven-layer burrito please, to go.
'Server: 'That'll be $1.04.
Me: 'No, it's to go.'
At this point, I open my billfold and hand him the $2 bill. He looks at it kind of funny.
Server: 'Uh, hang on a sec, I'll be right back.'
He goes to talk to his manager, who is still within my earshot. The following conversation occurs between the two of them:
Server: 'Hey, you ever see a $2 bill?'
Manager: 'No. A what?'
Server: 'A $2 bill.
This guy just gave it to me.'
Manager: 'Ask for something else.
There's no such thing as a $2 bill.'
Server: 'Yeah, thought so.'
He comes back to me and says, 'We don't take these. Do you have anything else?
'Me: 'Just this fifty. You don't take $2 bills? Why?'
Server: 'I don't know.'
Me: 'See here where it says legal tender?
Me: 'So, why won't you take it?'
Server: 'Well, hang on a sec.'
He goes back to his manager, who has been watching me like I'm a shoplifter, and says to him, 'He says I have to take it.'
Manager: 'Doesn't he have anything else?'
Server: 'Yeah, a fifty. I'll get it and you can open the safe and get change Manager: 'I'm not opening the safe with him in here.'
Server: 'What should I do?'
Manager: 'Tell him to come back later when he has real money.'
Server: 'I can't tell him that! You tell him.'
Manager: 'Just tell him.'
Server: 'No way! This is weird. I'm going in back.
The manager approaches me and says, 'I'm sorry, but we don't take big bills this time of night.'
Me: 'It's only seven o'clock!
Well then, here's a two dollar bill.'
Manager: 'We don't take those, either.'
Me: 'Why not?'
Manager: 'I think you know why.'
Me: 'No really, tell me why.'
Manager: 'Please leave before I call mall security.'
Me: 'Excuse me?'
Manager: 'Please leave before I call mall security.'
Me: 'What on earth for?'
Manager: 'Please, sir.'
Me: 'Uh, go ahead, call them.'
Manager: 'Would you please just leave?'
Manager: 'Fine -- have it your way then.'
Me: 'Hey, that's Burger King, isn't it?'
At this point, he backs away from me and calls mall security on the phone around the corner. I have two people staring at me from the dining area, and I begin laughing out loud, just for effect. A few minutes later this 45-year-oldish guy comes in.
Guard: 'Yeah, Mike, what's up?'
Manager (whispering): 'This guy is trying to give me some (pause) funny money.'
Guard: 'No kidding! What?'
Manager: 'Get this. A two dollar bill.'
Guard (incredulous): 'Why would a guy fake a two dollar bill?'
Manager: 'I don't know. He's kinda weird. He says the only other thing he has is a fifty.'
Guard: 'Oh, so the fifty's fake!'
Manager: 'No, the two dollar bill is.'
Guard: 'Why would he fake a two dollar bill?'
Manager: 'I don't know! Can you talk to him, and get him out of here?'
Guard: 'Yeah.'Security Guard walks over to me and......
Guard: 'Mike here tells me you have some fake bills you're trying to use.'
Me: 'Uh, no.'
Guard: 'Lemme see 'em.'
Guard: 'Do you want me to get the cops in here?'
At this point I am ready to say, '
Sure, please!' but I want to eat, so I say, 'I'm just trying to buy a burrito and pay for it with this two dollar bill. I put the bill up near his face, and he flinches like I'm taking a swing at him. He takes the bill, turns it over a few times in his hands, and he says, '
Hey, Mike, what's wrong with this bill?'
Manager: 'It's fake.'
Guard: 'It doesn't look fake to me.'
Manager: 'But it's a two dollar bill.'
Guard: 'Yeah? '
Manager: 'Well, there's no such thing, is there?'
The security guard and I both look at him like he's an idiot, and it dawns on the guy that he has no clue and is an idiot. So, it turns out that my burrito was free, and he threw in a small drink and some of those cinnamon thingies, too. Made me want to get a whole stack of two dollar bills just to see what happens when I try to buy stuff. If I got the right group of people, I could probably end up in jail. You get free food there, too.
those two will be voting soon...YIKES!!!
Too late, we already have a nation full of them.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
To my great pleasure, Today, I received another award. This is from Sue
Craftysusie to me .http://craftysusie.blogspot.com/Thank you so much!This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his/her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values every day.The rules to follow are :1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link.2) Pass the award to other 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment.Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.I would like to thank my dear blog friend Maura for this important award; I am honoured that she has chosen my blog among the 15 blogs to be awarded.Now it is my turn to pass it on to other 15 blogs... this is not an easy task as all the blogs I visit merit this acknowledgment but I have to go by the rules and choose only 15.
I will say that since I didn't get this award posted like I should have.. I award it to all of my blogging friends, and followers....
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I spent the day working on a new pet apparel design. These can be used for your Dog or Cat. The prototype was completed with great success. I have been thinking about this item for a long time. Almost since last Winter... The first try of my new design turn out fantastic.. See the one below.. that was the first one :) Now I have went into production. LOOK LOOK here is a photo of a finished one now :) What do you think?
This little bow tie is made from fabric... it is a faux leather. The material is washable in cold water. Line dry or low dryer temp. I think you can even press it with a cool iron. I can tell you this material is a dream to sew. My Baby lock just sewed right through it like slicing soft butter.
I have even went as far as making them with up-cycled fabrics.. I love doing the save the Mother Earth Thing. Remember my Motto ... Saving Mother Earth one Fabric and Button at a time ;)
You say to yourself.. hum I would love to have one of those for my little dog Fi Fi....now to find these wonderful little bow ties.... you have to go to my Etsy Shop. Just click on my link http://AuntPittyPats.etsy.com/
I thought this would be a fun way to dress up your companion without putting a dress or harness on your fur baby. I am going to also make these in Christmas fabrics for the holiday. I will start those next weekend. The rest of my weekend is for apron swaps, unless I get caught up on those :)
Then I will start on the little bow ties again. I hope these sell out fast. They are a lot of fun to make. I have more ideas.. but those will be made down the road. Exp: one could always put the bling bling on them :)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
For Branch Slippers
2. Cut equal rectangles of heather-brown felt, salmon felt, and fusible webbing (leaving 1 side of paper backing on), each large enough to accommodate 2 slipper tops.
3. Stack brown felt and fusible webbing (paper side up).
4. Lay slipper-top templates side by side on stack. Using a pencil, trace templates, marking notches A and B as indicated on templates.
5. Place branch template on 1 traced slipper top, using marked points to position properly, and trace. Repeat on second traced slipper top, flipping branch template to trace a mirror image. Cut out branch designs, slicing through webbing and felt with a craft knife.
6. Carefully remove paper backing from fusible webbing; webbing should stay in line with cut edges of branches. Stack salmon-felt rectangle on webbing, and flip over (keep branch shapes in position). Iron, following webbing manufacturer's instructions, with brown side up. Lay slipper-top templates on fused felt, and align notches A and B with tips of branches and leaves. Trace with a disappearing-ink pen. Cut out slipper tops, cutting through notches.
7. Cut equal rectangles of heather-brown felt, salmon felt, and fusible webbing large enough to accommodate 2 soles. Stack layers, with webbing in middle. Iron, following manufacturer's instructions on webbing. Lay templates for both soles side by side on fused fabric; trace with disappearing-ink pen. Cut out soles.
8. With a sewing machine, sew closed the vertical seam at back of each slipper top with a zigzag stitch (do not overlap fabric; instead, align edges, and stitch).
9. Pin 1 sewn slipper top to 1 sole, brown side down. Starting at heel, sew around perimeter of slipper, leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Repeat to finish second slipper.
For Butterfly Slippers
1. (2 slipper tops, 1 left sole, 1 right sole, butterflies), resizing as desired; print onto card stock, and cut out all templates.
2. Cut equal rectangles of cream felt, white felt, and fusible webbing, each large enough to accommodate 2 slipper tops. Stack layers, with webbing in middle. Iron, following webbing manufacturer's instructions.
3. Lay slipper-top templates side by side on fused felt. Trace with a disappearing-ink pen, and cut out slipper tops.
4. With disappearing-ink pen, trace butterfly templates onto different shades of pink felt. Cut out shapes.
5. Secure butterflies to cream side of slipper tops with straight pins or fabric glue. Using a sewing machine, stitch along midline of butterflies to secure to slippers.
6. To finish slippers, follow steps 7, 8, and 9 in "For Branch Slippers," using cream and white felt (cream side down on soles).
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
1. Only five people allowed.
2. Four of them have to be dedicated followers of your blog and one has to be new and live in another part of the world.
3. You have to link back to who gave you the award. It’s difficult to restrict it to 5!
Therefore, I am passing this award on to all who I have linked here on my blog. Its very hard to pick and choose between them, they all are amazing with wonderful blogs.
Thank you my sweet "Ginger" for this very nice award.
One student, in particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages. He wrote:
1.) It is perfect formula for the child.
What You Need
1 cup KRAFT Ranch Dressing
2 cups assorted cut-up fresh vegetables, such as bell pepper strips, cucumber slices, snow peas, mushroom slices, celery sticks, carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets
LINE small bowl with lettuce leaves; fill with dressing. Place near one end of a large serving platter.
ARRANGE vegetables in a skeleton shape on platter, using the bowl as the head of the skeleton.
Kraft Kitchens Tips
Prepare as directed, using KRAFT Light Ranch Dressing.
Try this fun way to get kids excited about eating their vegetables.
Felt Pumpkin People
These felt pumpkin people, created by artist Jennifer Murphy, are a charming Halloween decoration perfect for the home.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Prep Time:20 min
Total Time:1 hr 30 min
What You Need
5 medium apples, washed, well dried
1 bag (14 oz.) KRAFT Caramels (about 50)
2 Tbsp. water
INSERT wooden pop sticks (from bag of caramels) into stem end of each apple. Cover large plate with waxed paper; grease paper with butter. Set aside.
PLACE caramels in large saucepan. Add water; cook on medium-low heat until caramels are completely melted, stirring constantly.
DIP apples into melted caramel until evenly coated, spooning caramel over apples if necessary. Allow excess caramel to drip off. Scrape bottoms of apples, then place on prepared plate. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until ready to serve. Remove from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature 15 min. before serving. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
A Halloween Addict knows he or she is going to like this cartoon by the time you hit 2 minutes in. From the very beginning, you know something's different. First of all, the usual red concentric circles in the titles are GREEN! Soon after you find out it's directed by the legendary Chuck Jones. If ever there was a guy who knows the perfect comedic timing of a coyote falling off a cliff: it's Chuck Jones. And by 40 seconds in you see that the Witch Hazel's (HA!) calendar is on October 31st, HALLOWEEN. Bugs Bunny strolls on screen in a scary mask and the first words out of his mouth are "Boy this trick or treatin' is a pretty nice racket. Pity it only comes once a year."Amen, Bugs. Amen.
This is legendary Tim Burton short. It was shown for the first time on the big screen in front of The Nightmare Before Christmas at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. It has everything a horror movie fan would enjoy. The Frankensteins, shot in black & white, gravestones, the undead, Shelly Duvall from The Shining, a dog, lightning and thunder. C'mon! How could you not love this!If you haven't seen it, please give it a watch when you're not doing something. It deserves your complete attention.So there you have it.
Please watch videos from top to bottom to see full video short :)
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Halloween..... the perfect time for a Friday the 13th! But are you looking forward to it? Or does the infamous date known to be unlucky make you nervous? Different people look at the day in all different ways, from one extreme to the other.
Some view Friday the 13th as a day when something bad is just bound to happen, and to watch out or something will. These types will go out of their way in their everyday lives to avoid the chance of some catastrophe striking. They might not drive on the highway that day, not apply for that promotion until the following week, or not take that jog in the morning. In other words, their life will be put on hold because of their fears. The superstitious view that Fridays and the number 13 are unlucky stems from all different cultures and religions throughout the centuries, and the negative light in which some still view them will affect the way they live and look at the world around them.
For others, including many Halloween enthusiasts, Friday the 13th is seen as a great day. It is one that happens only once or twice a year, and because it is associated with such dark elements (of the imagination), it’s a day to celebrate that mystique about it. Rather than having doubts and fear, this second group will celebrate the day by going to see the latest horror movie, going on a graveyard tour, throwing a party, or attending a midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. The extreme opposite of the first group, this defied and determined bunch go out of their way to see Friday the 13th as a good day, one to celebrate with darker pastimes for a supposed day of doom.
Of course, a majority of the population doesn’t feel one way or another towards Friday the 13th, neither fear nor excitement. And that’s okay. The less people afraid out there, the better, and it keeps the crowds down at all those the Friday the 13th parties!
But no matter how we see Friday the 13th, as unlucky, as a cause for celebration, or neither of the two, one thing is for certain: how we choose to view it is how it will truly affect us, and speaks more about ourselves than it does the date on the calendar. So make your plans accordingly… Will it be the night to throw a party until late in the moonlight? Or a night to hide in the closet? Since Friday the 13th doesn't fall in October this year.... have a happy Halloween anyway…
…if you dare.
Although cats of all types have been associated with the occult by different cultures, black cats in particular are noted most in folklore. Several legends exists about black cats being evil, causing bad luck, being the familiars of witches, and many other dark things.
Why is it that cats, and black cats in particular, are given these attributes? There are several possible things that may be the cause.
Cats are primarily nocturnal; from the cute little house cats to the very dangerous pumas and lions. Also, they are great stalkers allowing them to sneak around at night making humans very paranoid. Being associated with the darkness of night didn't help their image because the color black has always been associated with evil due to our ancestor's fear of the night.
For a long time in Europe pagan religions such as witchcraft were the dominate belief. These religions were tightly associated with the animals of nature, including the cat. During the rise of the Christian religion in Europe, the church decided that witchcraft was evil and since they attributed cats to witches, cats were deemed evil by proxy.
During witch trials, cats were often tortured and killed by Christian puritans along with the supposed witches. Some thought that witches had the ability to change shape into a cat, others thought that both cats and witches are evil so they must be in cahoots. Many people also think that witches sacrifice cats during their rituals which is foolish because witchcraft is a very nature-friendly religion. However, due to communal reinforcement, to this day many animal shelters will not allow the adoption of cats around Halloween for fear of their abuse.
However, not every culture thought that black cats were bad luck. The ancient Egyptians treated cats with utmost respect. They were considered kingly animals and to kill one was a capital offence. The ancient Egyptians even went as far as to mummify their cats when they died to preserve them for the afterlife. They had a deity with the head of a cat named Bast to which they dedicated their mummified cats. The ancient Egyptians weren't the only culture who thought cats were special.
In Japan the Maneki Neko (Beckoning Cat) is considered a symbol of good luck. In Russia, their Russian Blue breed of cats are supposed to be good luck as well. In Latvian tradition, black cats embody the spirit of Rungis, a god of harvests, which is good luck for farmers to have around. In the UK black cats are associated with good luck, and have been for ages.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Finished Quilt Size 55 1/2" x 71 1/2"
Number of Blocks and Finished Size 18 Sixteen-patch Blocks 8" x 8"6 Appliquéd Bat Blocks 8" x 8"6
Appliquéd Cat Blocks 8" x 8"5
Appliquéd Ghost Blocks 8" x 8"
You Need:Assorted medium/dark plaids and stripes (pieced blocks)... 2 1/2 -3 yds. Total Black solid (bats, cats, binding)... 1 yd. White solid (ghosts)... 1/4 yd. Rust/black plaid (border)... 1 3/4 yds.
Backing (piece widthwise)... 3 5/8 yds. Paper-backed fusible web 1 1/4 yds. Batting ... Twin size Sewing thread Machine quilting thread
Templates are printed reversed and without seam allowance for use with paper-backed fusible web.
Cut It! Assorted medium/dark plaids and stripes—cut a total of:... 288 squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" ...
17 squares 8 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Black solid... 6 Template A...
6 Template B White solid... 5
Template C Rust/black plaid...
4 strips 8" x 58", cut on lengthwise grain
Step 1. Arrange and sew 4 rows of 4 assorted medium/dark plaid and stripe 2 1/2" squares each (See Diagram I). Sew rows together to make Sixteen-patch Block. Make 18 total.
Step 2. Trace Templates A-C on paper side of paper-backed fusible web. Cut apart, leaving small margin beyond drawn lines. Following manufacturer's instructions, fuse to wrong side of appropriate fabrics; cut apart on drawn lines.
Step 4. Referring to Assembly Diagram, arrange and sew 7 rows alternating appliquéd blocks with Sixteen-patch Blocks. Note: Kelly arranged her appliquéd creature blocks in diagonal rows. Sew rows together. Stitch rust/black plaid 8" x 58" strips to sides; trim even with top and bottom. Sew remaining rust/ black plaid strips to top/bottom; trim even with sides.
Step 3. Finger-press assorted medium/dark plaid and stripe 8 1/2" squares (Diagram II) as shown for each appliqué block; use folds as placement guide. Position template fabrics as shown (turning the bat differently on each square). Following manufacturer's instructions, fuse in place. Appliqué edges by hand or machine using buttonhole stitch Diagram III
Step 5. Layer and baste quilt top for quilting method of your choice. Kelly machine ditch quilted the seams and appliqué. She added a meander on the border. Bind quilt with black solid fabric.
Even if your party guests don't have a sweet tooth, they'll be drawn to this bubbling candy display. Set a twig wreath on an end table or other flat surface; if the sticks are tightly woven, pull at their ends so the wreath appears slightly disheveled. Tuck a sheet of orange tissue paper in its center, and place a shallow glass bowl on top. Set a strand of small holiday lights in bowl, letting the cord dangle out. Drill holes in the lid of a one-gallon storage bucket. Position the bucket in the center of a large lobster pot (about 20 quarts), and nestle newspaper around it. Remove lid from bucket; fill bucket two-thirds with water. Add 1/2 pound of dry ice chunks to the water. (Handle dry ice with care; it should not come into contact with bare skin.) Replace lid, and arrange wrapped candy on top. Place pot on top of bowl in wreath, and plug in lights. This display should be set up in a well-ventilated area. The "smoke" will flow for a half hour.
I have provided the templates you will have to enlarge as big as you need them. Just right click and save :)
Trim the stem and root ends of a radish (make sure it's small enough to fit the individual section of an ice-cube tray), and use a paring knife to scrape off most of the red skin. Leave just enough red to give the radish a veined appearance. Rinse the radish off, and use a small melon baller to cut 1/2-inch-diameter hole into the radish. Fit an olive, cut side out, into the hole, and place the radish in the ice-cube tray. Repeat this process until the tray is full, then pour water over the eyeballs, and freeze.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Glittered Pumpkins How-To
2. Sprinkle powder glitter over glue, covering completely. Let dry for an hour, then shake off excess powder.
3. Coat stem with brown acrylic paint, let dry. Once dry, the stem can also be done in brown glitter.
Tips- It's easiest to do half the pumpkin and sprinkle with glitter, let dry, and continue other half.- There's no need to completely cover the bottom, since it's not seen.- Also, it's fine if your pumpkin has marks or mild blemishes, since you will be covering it with glitter.
Makes 4 dozen.
Red or green food coloring (optional, for fingers)
24 blanched almonds, halved lengthwise
2 cups warm water (110 degrees), plus 3 quarts, plus 1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon sugar
1 package active dry yeast (1/4 ounce)
5 to 6 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
1 tablespoon coarse salt
2 tablespoons baking soda
1 large egg
Fried rosemary (optional, for toes)
Place a small amount of food coloring, if using, in a shallow bowl, and, using a paintbrush, color the rounded side of each split almond; set aside to dry.
Pour 2 cups water into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough-hook attachment. Add sugar; stir to dissolve. Sprinkle with yeast, and let stand until yeast begins to bubble, about 5 minutes. Beat in 1 cup flour into yeast on low speed until combined. Beat in coarse salt; add 3 1/2 cups flour, and beat until combined. Continue beating until dough pulls away from bowl, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup flour. Beat 1 minute more. If dough is sticky, add up to 1 cup more flour. Transfer to a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth, 1 minute.
Coat a large bowl with cooking spray. Transfer dough to bowl, turning dough to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap; let rest in a warm spot to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a 6-quart straight-sided saucepan over high heat; reduce to a simmer. Add baking soda. Lightly coat two baking sheets with cooking spray. Divide dough into quarters. Work with one quarter at a time, and cover remaining dough with plastic wrap. Divide first quarter into 12 pieces. On a lightly floured work surface, roll each piece back and forth with your palm forming a long finger shape, about 3 to 4 inches. Pinch dough in two places to form knuckles. Or, to make toes, roll each piece so that it is slightly shorter and fatter, about 2 inches. Pinch in 1 place to form the knuckle. When 12 fingers or toes are formed, transfer to simmering water. Poach for 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer fingers to the prepared baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough, blanching each set of 12 fingers or toes before making more.
Beat egg with 1 tablespoon water. Brush pretzel fingers and toes with the egg wash. Using a sharp knife, lightly score each knuckle about three times. Sprinkle with sea salt and rosemary, if using. Position almond nails, pushing them into dough to attach. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on wire rack. Fingers and toes are best eaten the same day; or store, covered, up to 2 days at room temperature.
Tools and Materials
Skull and bones
Large shallow bowl or tray
Plastic bag of Bones
1. Working over a sheet of craft paper, use a craft brush to apply glue to half of a skull or bone.
2. Hold object over a large shallow bowl or tray. Spoon glitter over glued surface. Place on a tray; let dry for at least an hour. Repeat process.
Bugs 1. Apply glue to bugs. Place bugs in plastic bag filled with glitter. Twist top of bag and shake.
ResourcesThe skull and bones and glitter can be found at Martha Stewart Crafts.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tools and Materials:
Start with this little ole tube :)
Here’s a green Halloween craft project that’s simple, creative, and kid friendly. “Treat tubes” make a fun and DIY alternative to store bought treat sacks and can be used at Halloween parties or given to trick-or-treaters. They’re just big enough to fit things like fruit strips, candies, little toys, and mini Fair Trade chocolates. Plus, it’s a great way to use up all those TP tubes!Just start with an empty toilet paper tube, fill it with small treats, wrap it in paper, twist and tie up the ends with ribbon, and add any sort of decoration you want to the outside. You probably already have all of the supplies needed such as glue, scissors, and of course toilet paper tubes. For embellishments you can buy store bought decor such as scrapbooking supplies, or go totally DIY and use items from around your house. Halloween is really about creativity so just take these treat tubes in whatever creative direction you’re feeling.
Witchie's Frog Eye Salad
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cup pineapple juice
2 eggs - beaten
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 quarts water
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cooking oil
1 package Acini de Pepe (A type of pasta) - you can always substitute
3 cans mandarin oranges (11 ounce each) drained
2 cans crushed pineapple (20 ounce each) drained
1 carton Cool Whip (12 ounce)
Directions:Combine sugar, flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt. Gradually stir in pineapple juice and eggs. Cook over moderate heat, stirring until thickened. Add lemon juice. Cool mixture to room temperature. Bring water, 2 teaspoons salt, and oil to boil. Add Acini de Pepe. Cook at a rolling boil until Acini de Pepe is done. Drain and rinse with water, drain again and cool to room temperature. Combine egg mixture and Acini de Pepe, mix lightly but throughly. Refrigerate over night, in an air tight container. Add remaining ingredients, mix lightly, but throughly - (Use a very large Tupperware bowl with a lid) and chill. Salad may be refrigerated as long as a week in air tight container.
May add a package of colored marshmallows.