Thursday, November 20, 2014

Scattered Seashells

  My 'Unka' Jeff and Aunt Susie took me to Longbeach Washington when I was 3 or 4 years old.
I remember trudging thru the sand with a blue plastic pail that had a flat, white, plastic handle.  I followed behind Unka Jeff, stepping into his big, deep footprints that were pressed into the sand.  I bent down and picked up the most beautiful seashells, coral and polished sea glass. My little bucket quickly filled.  
  Anytime since then, I have always compared the beautiful variety of shells I picked up in my childhood to the actual ones I find as an adult and they just don't measure up.  I mentioned this to Susie and she looked at me with most bewildered look!!! She then says " You did realize that Unka Jeff was dropping the seashells in front of you to find, right?!?!"   42 years had gone by and I am crushed!!!  Sea shells bought from the gift shop!  I had NO idea!!!  
   Today my Unka Jeff had a pretty major health scare. I am pretty worried. A clean bill of health and a speedy recovery is what I'm praying for.  
  Recently, Unka Jeff and Aunt Susie have invited my husband Jim and I to go to Mexico to celebrate our 20 year wedding anniversary.  I am so excited to go!!  I can't wait to walk on the beach and collect seashells. And I'm sure Unka Jeff will be in front of me, dropping the shells from his pockets, just as he did 42 years ago!!  And I'm sure I will gather them up with just the same amount of joy and excitement. 
  So hurry up and get all better Unka Jeff. We have scattered seashells to collect. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Zaycon chicken wrap party November 2014

Boy!!! Did we ever wrap some chicken!!! We picked up 540 pounds!!! The friendly Zaycon driver, Mike, loaded us up. 12 cases into the back of the suburban. 

The assembly line method sure works the best for us. 

We have our trimmers.... Susie and Janel. 
The bagger Unka Jeff. 

I do the wrapping. Oops..... No selfie. 

Penny was the taper and stamper. 

Sheilah was our rover!! She did a little of everything!!! 

what a fun crew!!!  Oh and how could I forget the 'head boss', my grandson Jamisen!!!
We even had a brief celebrity cameo stop by 'Nekid Beebs'.  But he sure wasn't much of a I mean wrapper!!!

Can't thank you all enough for the hard work. We are set for winter!! The most delicious, fresh chicken and a bargain at that!!! Boneless, skinless, hormone free, antibiotic free, and huge breasts!!! 
For $1.89 a pound!!! Can't beat that!!! 
  To clarify, our order was split between 11 families.  
  Check out Zaycon for your own deals!!! Use carollarsen as a referance code.  thanks!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Zaycon Chicken Party

Want a new way to have a fun and economical get together? Have a chicken party!!!  I am in love with the company of Zaycon Foods. They have the best products that are farm fresh, and brought right to you!
You order online and the product is brought to a town near you, during one of their events. A group of us got together today and wrapped six boxes of boneless, skinless, chicken breasts. It comes in a 40# box and you need to trim it up, and wrap it into freezer packs. 
  We decided to make it a fun party and used the most awesome kitchen in our local church.  It worked so slick that everyone had a task. Using an assembly line method, two people trimmed, and two bagged into plastic, one wrapped in freezer paper, one used a vacuum sealer, one stamped a chicken on the pack, and some were comedic relief. :) 

As you can see, the breasts are HUGE!!!  No, No, not Mean Jeans!!! The CHICKEN!! 

Here is Trimmer Too Too ( my sister Trudi). 

My brother in law Kirk. The master vacuum packer! 

Mean Jean opening the box.  She moves so quick- she is a blur!! 

My friend Kris, the paper and tape portioner. Her hubby Gene kept escaping my camera. But his labels and artwork, on the packages, will keep a person giggling every time they go to the freezer for a pack of chicken.  

Bobbie bagged the chicken ( and she kept running away too) as did my daughter in law Abby. 
Why can't I take your picture?!?  We had a birthday party for my dad, the night before. Many might of had one or four margaritas too many!!  So none of us were feeling too spry. Hence my missing sister, Diana.  We love and missed you Nanner!!! But hahahaha..... Wanna sell a Buick to Ralph?!?! 🚽

And then there is my Aunt Susie!!   

She makes me laugh so much, I contemplate purchasing Depends!!  The world is a joyous place, just because you are in it, Aunt Susie!! Thanks for making my heart happy!! 💜

 So if you want to have a fun morning, have a chicken party!!! 
Did I mention the chicken is $1.89 a pound?!?  Saving money, stocking the freezer, and fun with friends and family.  In my book, that's the makings for a great day!!! 

Give it a try!!!  It will be in a town near you, soon!  Oh, and they have lots of products!! I have gotten the bacon, sausages, ribs, hotdogs, and breaded chicken strips. They are all farm fresh delicious!!