Friday, June 30, 2017

His & Hers...Salads!

This week we've been eating lots of salad...
and I think we're enjoying it :-) 

Tonight we combined spinach, red leaf lettuce, broccoli, carrots, red bell pepper, cucumber, mushrooms, 
sunflower seeds, farmer's cheese, bleu cheese dressing, 
and my husband had boiled eggs on his.

It's fun to have new and random concoctions every meal!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Trying To Learn A New Trick's embarrassing. But I've never been able to draw a cute stick figure, much less anything else!
So when children want me to draw with them, it's humiliating that I can barely draw a crude house, 
or maybe a simple tree shape, or a flower.... Yep, that's about the extent of it! So I decided it's time 
to practice and maybe I can draw on the chalkboard with my grandson next time we're together. 

I searched "beginning drawing" on Pinterest, and marked several things to attempt. 
I bought a sketchbook, and proceeded to draw; I had to practice making a nice circle!
Simple and imperfect though it may be, he could recognize these as birds anyway :-) 


Sunday, June 25, 2017


Suddenly there's heavy rain and it put my husband to sleep!
Both of us love, love, love this kind of weather :-)  


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lap Puppy

Snuggles can hardly wait!
Several times a week, she prances to the door, 
stands on her hind legs eagerly waiting to be let inside, 
and then runs and jumps in the lap of her friend.  
And her friend laughs and strokes her fur 
and tells her how glad she is to see her.

(Her friend is 103 years old, with a sharp mind and keen interest in the daily happenings.)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Pea-Pickin' And A Lesson

A handful of peas, a bowl of blackberries, and a sweet lil' melon....
plus there were a couple small eggplants, and another gathering of tomatoes too. 

And a lesson learned: Netting does not protect your tomatoes or blackberries!
It just makes them more difficult to pick! The plants continued to grow right through 
the netting, and now I'll have to cut the netting off or break the plants to disentangle it all. 
The birds can get to the berries through the netting, and bugs get to the tomatoes. Grrr!
Next time I go to pick, I believe I will carry my scissors and do away with all that netting!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Chili Sauce Recipe

12-15 medium tomatoes (peeled)
4 Pablano peppers (halved & seeded)
2 medium onions (halved)
1/4 head of cabbage
1 Tbs. minced garlic
1/4 c. sugar,   2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. white vinegar

Cook altogether at medium-low heat for about an hour or till 
most of the liquid is gone. You'll need to stir occasionally to make 
sure it doesn't stick to the pan. Let cool. Put in a blender to puree it. 
(It should be thick. Taste it and make any seasoning adjustments now.)
Heat again over medium-low heat on stove and pour into jars and seal. 
Yields approximately 3 pints.

This is yummy-delicious on cooked beans & peas...
served with cornbread, of course :-) 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Just Passing Thru

Finally, we put up the new bulletin board scene! 
It wasn't my original idea...I copied from Pinterest,
but I do love it :-) It would be a "piece of cake" for 
somebody more artistic ...but I'm glad I 
persevered and glad it's done!