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The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Thursday September 9, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for September 9, 2021:
A good day to get tasks done. Jupiter shines some good fortune on the planet and Venus spends her last few hours in cooperative Libra today. Teamwork and communications will go well as most are in a lighter frame of mind. Wear or use Green Jade and Sandalwood to keep the vibes light and positive. Any air castles that have been built around relationships can come crashing down on some level this weekend as both the Moon and Venus will move into Scorpio.
The Moon supports initiating new ideas and projects today. Again, harmony and cooperation will prevail. Be open to suggestions from others, though. Libra Moon is always focused on the group rather than the individual. Issues regarding justice and common sense will be highlighted. Check in with your own core and see what truly resonates with you in the social fabric. In the wisdom of the Cosmos we are now entering a time of self responsibility and leaving a dependency on hierarchies behind. You may find yourself seeking those that carry the wisdom of the true self. Overnight, the Moon will enter the deep realms of Scorpio. Expect the unexpected this weekend as this Moon lives for exposing secrets and finding out things long thought to be buried.
As always if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com or visit my Ecwid Store to place your purchase!

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The Gypsy Homestead Food Vibe of the Day:

Squash Casserole:

SQUASH CASSEROLE
about 3 lg squash
1 small Vidalia onion
1 cup mayo
1 can cream mushroom soup
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 egg
Tspn salt( or less if you prefer)
1/2 Tspn black pepper
1 stick of butter
1 1/2 sleeve ritz crackers

Slice and Mix squash and onions
Then mix mayo ,egg,soup and cheese salt and pepper all together and mix into squash

Melt butter and crush crackers
Mix together and spread over squash

Cover with foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes
Uncover and bake 10 minutes uncovered

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The Gypsy Homestead Food Vibe of the Day:

Slow Cooker Fall Off The Bone Ribs!!!!!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cracked pepper
  • 2 racks of pork ribs (membrane removed)
  • 1/2 cup of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce
 

Instructions

  1. Mix all dry ingredients.
  2. Rub both sides of ribs with dry rub.
  3. Place ribs in slow cooker and try to stand ribs up and lean against the sides.
  4. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
  5. Remove ribs carefully.
  6. Brush with Barbecue sauce.
  7. Place on baking sheet and broil for 4-5 minutes OR finish cooking on the grill for 10 minutes.

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The Gypsy Homestead Music Vibe of the Day:

The Gypsy Homestead Music Vibe of The Day:

Dr. Hook "Sharing the Night Together" 

Album: Pleasure and Pain (1978)

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The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Wednesday September 8, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for September 8, 2021:
In simple terms the Moon in Libra loves romance. In higher vibe terms it morphs into a force for justice and an agent for balance and peace. The current world lessons can confuse the orderly Virgo Sun, but today's Moon understands that sometimes the scales must be tipped to create a new level of balance. Today's energies swing back and forth between harmony and disharmony. It's test time, kiddies. What's going to help you joyfully weather these vibes? Yes! Staying in your core, being aware, listening to your intuition, and acting accordingly with love in your heart. Be ready to respond when opportunities present themselves.
Moon in Libra is fueled by air and the need to work in teams to successfully do tasks. Just don't forget your best manners or hog all the attention. Better yet, be willing to do your part with a smile. Annnnnd...be open to adventure. Business and financial decisions are favored as the mind will see both sides of the issue. Being in charge of your own life is one of the lessons of this crazy year called 2021. Tonight is great for socializing or you can call it good, put on peaceful music, and just be. Tip the scales of Libra Moon to suit you! Beautiful Green Jade will draw out the best Libran Moon vibes and sooth frazzled nerves. It also helps if you need to be calm or diplomatic. Sandalwood will raise vibes, without raising the intensity of them, in your space.
As always if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com or visit my Ecwid Store to place your purchase!

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Delicious Fall Scarecrow Cupcakes!!!!

Delicious Fall Scarecrow Cupcakes!!!

Butter cake ingredients:


1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 C butter, room temperature
1 C white sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 C milk, room temperature

Frosting Ingredients:

1 C soft unsalted butter
4 + C powder sugar
4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Shredded wheat
Wafer cookies
1 bag of candy corn

Royal Icing Ingredients:

2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Black  gel food coloring

Cupcake Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put paper liners into the cupcake pan.
-Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Whisk to blend.
-Using an electric mixer beat butter and white sugar until light and fluffy.
-Add eggs one at a time, beat after each addition.  Next stir in the vanilla.
-Gradually add half of  the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk.
-Stir all ingredients just until just blended
-Using a medium ice cream scoop. scoop the batter into lined cupcake pan.
-Bake at 350 degrees for  20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
-Allow to  cool in the cupcake pan for 10 minutes.
-Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.  Enjoy!!!!

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The Gypsy Homestead Asto-Vibe for Tuesday September 7, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for September 7, 2021:
Virgoan dilemma. The earthy practical side of the New Moon pushes for beginning new projects and clearing out closets. Yet, the - Mercury rules Virgo - mind wants to devour new ideas, horizons, and places. The rest of the planets wish you'd gather up a lovely Amethyst and Rosemary and heal what needs your gentle touch. So it is, today. Mars and Pluto both weigh in as earthy messengers of change through focused effort. So, however this plays out for you know that today marks a time for gathering and healing before the season of Autumn begins in the Northern Hemisphere.
Get tasks done before the afternoon (USA) as the Moon goes Void of Course before moving into Libra at 8:20 pm (PDT/USA + 8 hrs UK). Working alone may be wise as too many distractions can stop your progress. Starting a new exercise program or coursework that will challenge your beliefs is in order. Matters of the heart will be more clear tomorrow as the Moon will again push for teamwork and fairness. It's a night to sit in peace and heal. Solfeggio tones that center around 432hz will be very healing. When you feel grounded and well you're more able to send light and love. Enjoy this New Moon and take care of yourself!
As always if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com or visit my Ecwid Store to make your purchase!
 

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The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Friday September 3, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for September 3, 2021:
The day begins with the Moon in her Void of Course phase in Cancer. The drama factors of the last few days begin to wane. Hopefully, you've seen where you need to let go or make a course correction, or two. If you've found that others are stuck in ego or deceit it's time to let them go. The energies support moving on to the next level or phase once the Moon enters Leo at 8:58 am (PDT/USA + 8 hrs UK). When Leo takes over the courage to stand in your own power increases. It can feel like you're getting a second wind by the evening hours.
The effects of yesterday's Mars and Neptune opposition still play into today's energetic fabric. Now, illusions can come tumbling down with sudden a-ha moments or the discovery of previously hidden information. Moon in Leo rules the heart, but it also supports being nobody's fool. As we raise up in our own vibrations it will be more difficult to be around those that are not awakening at this time. Use powerful Bronzite to shield your own energies from drama queens or energy vampires. If you're dealing with symptoms from the current geomagnetic forces use Shungite. Cedar will draw in spiritual protection. Today's energies are not as emotionally driven. Remember the Sun in Virgo can push for results as a way to relieve anxiety. Check in with yourself and do some self care if you fall into this energetic trap.
As always if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com or my Ecwid Store to make your purchase!

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The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Thursday September 2, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for September 2, 2021:
Mood swings. The Moon remains in watery Cancer for the day. A Mars in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces opposition potentially brings in extenuating circumstances, issues, or outside forces that can raise havoc with plans. If you have all your ducks in a row and are feeling good rise above and stay out of any emotional dramas that come along. Your approach to issues will determine how you land on your feet today. Attitude is everything. Choose to create the best possible outcomes.
Family matters come to the forefront during this lunar time. Cancer Moon tends to push security buttons and we can - sometimes irrationally - feel like the world is against us. If you need to spend some time alone consider it a means of self care. Don't take others' stories at face value as deception can be used as a way to get something. This will last into Friday. Keep your spidey senses on full alert. Bay leaves will heighten your psychic gifts now. Use them to enhance protection and abundance. Black Obsidian offers very protective energies. Amethyst will draw in healing while also protecting you and your space. It's a wonky day, but you have the power to get through it. The Moon enters into Leo on Friday. Communications will ease up and relationships can get back on a more harmonious footing.
As always if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com or visit my Ecwid Store to make your purchase!

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Dill Dip Recipe

Dill Dip Recipe:

Ingrediants:

 

  • 23 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped dill (or 1 1/2 tablespoons dried dill)
  • Assorted veggies (see notes)
  • Rye bread chunks

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In medium bowl mix together chopped onion, garlic, mayo, sour cream, seasoned salt and dill. Chill for 2 hours to overnight.
  2. Serve with assorted veggies and/or rye bread chunks.

NOTES

  • Serve with celery sticks, carrot sticks, grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers and with both red and green bell peppers.
  • If filling a hallowed out loaf of rye bread you may need to double or triple the recipe depending on the size of the bread.
  • Use fresh dill if at all possible.  It really is worth the extra expense.
  • Present an array of vegetables and bread as it makes such a pretty presentation.
  • This dip is best if allowed to chill for several hours up to overnight.
  • For even more fun hallow out a small loaf of round rye bread, fill it with dip and using the bread that you removed for dipping.
  • Seasoned salt is a blend of table salt, herbs, and spices.  It is available in most grocery stores in the spice section.
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The Gypsy Homestead Wisdom Card of The Day:

The Gypsy Homestead "Wisdom Card of The Day"

"I Love and Respect Myself

"I see my authentic self and love what I see, I see the magnificence of my presence. 

I see the perfection in me and this breaks any doubt that anyone else ever put in my head."

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Hello September!!!!!

Hello September!!!!!

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The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Wednesday September 1, 2021:

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for September 1, 2021:
Hello September! Grab some Amber or Rhodonite and smudge today as the ride is a bit bumpy. Overnight, the Moon moved into her own sign of Cancer. Out popped the extra sensitive antennas to pick up on slights, harsh words, and untruths. On top of Sun in Virgo's need to be critical and make everything their version of perfect, this Sun - Moon combination can ultimately get to the truth, but it can be emotionally ugly along the way. Be prepared to reset and re-adjust your own thoughts, actions, and responses on a dime. If you're in your core and feeling good then concentrate on health, good foods, and being comfortable. You may want to wait until the weekend to discuss new ideas or plans as this emotionally charged energy really needs time to clear out.
Once the Sun and Moon get on track at 5:52 pm (PDT/USA + 8 hrs UK) the more negative vibes will be dialed down. That said, tomorrow's energies are just as bumpy for romantic endeavors. So, in the meantime, concentrate on being the best truthful version of yourself. Speak your truth, just don't expect everyone else needs to agree with you. If you find yourself in a tense situation become a detached observer and really listen. Tonight, turn off the distractions and go outside. You may hear messages or see signs that will help you on your journey. The energies will swing back and forth between negative and positive until Sunday. Rise above! On a good note: the geomagnetic storms seem to be less intense than originally predicted. That should help in dealing with any uncomfortable symptoms.
As always if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com, click the link at top of page, or visit my Ecwid Store to make your purchase.

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The Gypsy Homestead Wisdom Card of The Day:

The Gypsy Homestead Wisdom Card of The Day:

"I Am Here To Enjoy Life"

"I am not here to suffer.  I am here to be a dreamer, to be an artist, to be a seer. 

The Mission of my Life is to enjoy every single moment of my Life!!!"

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Croissant Bread Pudding!!!!!

Croissant Bread Pudding!!!!

INGREDIENTS

CROIsSANT BREAD PUDDING

  • 6 large day old croissants (about 8 cups)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup raisins (optional)

VANILLA SAUCE

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 9×9 inch (or equivalent size) with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Cut the croissants into bite size cubes.  Layer them in the prepared casserole dish.  Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract.  Pour it over the bread gently pressing the bread down into the mixture. If desired sprinkle the top with raisins.
  3. Let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes so the bread can soak up the custard. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the top is browned and the pudding is set.  Let the pudding sit for 15 minutes before cutting.
  4. Meanwhile in a small saucepan combine butter, sugar, brown sugar and cream.  Heat over medium heat stirring constantly until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. It will bubble a lot so it needs constant stirring.  Remove from the heat and it let it cool for 10 minutes before stirring in the vanilla.  Be careful it may still bubble up.
  5. Drizzle the hot sauce over the warm bread pudding.

NOTES

  • You can substitute challah or brioche bread for the croissants.
  • Bake until the center of the pudding reaches 160 degrees. The top will be browned and the pudding will puff up a little bit. Another way to tell is to gently press down on the top and see if any custard comes to the surface.  If so then cook longer checking about every five minutes.
  • Cook the vanilla sauce over medium high heat stirring constantly.  It will bubble and almost look like it does when you are making candy.  Keep stirring and cooking until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. See here for more tips and a visual.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and let cool 10-15 minutes before stirring in the vanilla.  It may still bubble up so be prepared to stir vigorously.
  • I find it best to add the vanilla sauce to each slice as I serve it.  That way the pudding does not get soggy and leftovers taste just like the day I made them.
  • The vanilla sauce reheats very well on the stove top or in the microwave at a reduced power.
  • To reheat cover the casserole with aluminum foil and reheat in a 350 degree preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.  You can also reheat in the microwave by the slice for 1-2 minutes at 50% power.

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The Gypsy Homestead Wisdom Card of The Day:

The Gypsy Homestead "Wisdom Card of The Day"

"I am Free To Be Who I Really Am!"

Personal Freedom-

The freedom to be who I really am,

the freedom to do what I really want to do-

is the greatest gift I can give myself! 

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Taco Ring Bake

Taco Ring Bake!!!!

Ingredients

For the Taco Ring

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package or 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 2 tubes (8 oz. each) crescent rolls

Topping options

  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Pico de Gallo or Salsa
  • Taco Sauce
  • Sour cream
  • Other taco toppings you like

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Solar Storms Possible!

SOLAR STORMS POSSIBLE
There is a possibility for Solar storm activity over the next two days in the aftermath of a Solar Flare that occurred over the weekend. This is in addition to the Solar activity that happened in the last few days due to the Solar Tsunami on the 26th. This can bring some very powerful and intense energy to our world that can continue over the next few days.
You may have already been feeling it over the last few days; heightened emotions on either end of the spectrum, tiredness, irritability, triggered, anxiety, short tempered, headaches, having a hard time concentrating and sleeping, or restless energy. This is going to intensify over the next few days.
When powerful solar energy activity hits, make sure you take good care of yourself. Get plenty of fresh air, water, consume healthy food, and exercise. Stay away from negative people and energy (this includes being overly critical and judgmental on yourself). Take the time you need to rest, ground and center in your sacred space.
This geomagnetic occurrence can bring us the brilliant display known as the aurora borealis in abundance, so be sure to take some time and look at the skies over the next few nights.

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The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Tuesday August 31, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for August 31, 2021:
Growing a soul. As August gets ready to bow out the energies are a mixed bag of easy and discordant vibes. The Moon remains in Gemini where she still creates rather superficial encounters and looks for details that maybe aren't there, yet. It may be difficult to focus or, the emotions may be hard to control as the Moon and Neptune don't agree with each other. Later, Miss Luna will go into her Void of Course phase at 1:48 pm (PDT/USA + 8 hrs UK). You may need to turn inward and reflect upon the lessons the month of August has given you. Courage and self esteem are two soul lessons the fiery energy of Leo and August oversees. We've all asked by the Cosmos to level up in those areas as the irrevocable change on our planet proceeds. Send out thoughts that most align with how you would like this new world to be.
Next, the Moon will enter Cancer tonight at 10:26 pm (USA). The goal will be to stay in your courage and truth over the next few days. Emotions, that aren't necessarily based in reality, can be swayed by memories and events. Remember, you are responsible for the karma you create. The same goes for all others. Bronzite will work as an extra shield as it repels can sends back dark or negative energy. It also clears the mind and brings in clarity. It will be a good companion stone this week. Cedar or Mullein act as protective forces when used as a smudge. Mullein will also boost personal courage. Be a force for authentic good today! Solar activity and geomagnetic storms are predicted for the rest of the week. Self care will be highly important.
As always if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com or visit https://store64819801.company.site/ to purchase your Reading.

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Harvest Hash Chex Mix

Harvest Hash Chex Mix

Ingredients

For the Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup Butter melted
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract

For the Mix:

  • 1 box Rice Chex [365g 12 oz]
  • 1 bag Bugles [213g 7 oz bag]
  • 4 cups Pretzels
  • 1 heaping cup Candy Corn
  • 1 heaping cup Candy Corn Pumpkins
  • 1 bag Reese's Pieces [230g 8oz]

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 275°F.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave in medium bowl or measuring cup.
  • Add the brown sugar and vanilla extract and whisk well until combined and dissolved.
  • In a VERY large bowl, add the Chex cereal, pretzels and Bugles.
  • Pour the sauce over the cereal mixture and toss gently until evenly coated.
  • Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Divide mixture on the two baking sheets and spread in even layers.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow it to cool. Then add it to a large bowl, along with the candy corn, pumpkins and Reese's Pieces. Toss to combine.
  • Store in airtight container.

Notes

This recipe makes enough for approximately 30 portions that are 1 cup each.
Enjoy!!!

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