Monday, June 30, 2014

Crystal's Birthday and Squash...

 Time is just flying by!  June seems to be a really busy birthday month. Our daughter Crystal turned 41!!!  Can you believe it?  Not me...I'm only 62!!Hahaaaa.....child bride! WHAT???Hahaaaa
Also go over and wish Donna of Cottage Days a Happy Birthday!  The birthday bug bit her to!
Now THIS little puppy is the squash. Acorn squash!  This recipe was delicious...Wash the squash and dry.  Cut it in half, (NOT an easy thing to do so BE CAREFUL!)  scrape out the seeds and string.  Butter the insides by hand.   Pour in 1/4th cup of whole whipping cream in each half.  Sprinkle with Thyme and salt and pepper.
Bake at 400 for one hour.  Take out of oven carefully....and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (either the store bought in the shaker OR the grated will work).  Sprinkle to YOUR taste!  Also, baste the top sides with the cream using a spoon so the cheese will stick more easily.
Bake for 15 more minutes.  WaLaaaa!  Watch's hot!  Hubby and I did the other half in butter and maple syrup and brown sugar.  He liked them both but I liked the savory one.
Serve with any meat or eat all by itself...We had them for Sunday lunch.
Well, guess I'll get busy and come visit you....Hope you have a super day!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Busted and Snackin'...

I SO busted Libby....Before I could grab my IPad to snap the shot, she was turned around with both front feet on the desk, salivating over my reading glasses!Hahaaa...little tart!  I've already had to throw away 3 pair because I can't seem to remember to hide them when I get up from the chair!

So...How have you all been?  Good, I hope.  Larry's Mom has been in and out of the hospital lately so all my good intentions to be a better blogger flew out of the window.  She fell and fractured two vertebrae in her neck and the doctor had an awful time putting pins in...the bones are too soft.  She was really upset to learn that after all these years of being faithful taking calcium tablets, they didn't help at all.  You can not take just calcium by have to take it in combination with vitamin D3.  And then, you never know unless you have a bone density done.  It'll take weeks or months before she can take the neck brace off...if ever.  Send a few prayers her way please...her name is Ann.

See the chocolate Hershey's Spread?Hahaaaa.....all I can say is it's the next best thing on toast besides butter!  I got just the plain chocolate, not the hazelnut.  Don't really care for flavored Anything.
Well, guess I'll go grab a coffee.  Stay safe out there!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chicken and Veggie Lunch or Supper...

In a 9x13 pan, cut 4 large boneless chicken breast in half, add one package frozen whole, fine, green beans on one side, and cut up red skinned potatoes on either side of the chicken. I also added one Very large zucchini. Sprinkle a packet of zesty Italian dressing mix on top. Drizzle 1 stick of melted butter all over it. Cover with heavy aluminum foil and bake at 350 for 1- 1/2 hours. When done... take the foil off, return to oven to brown a bit. This is what I did simply because I like things a bit crisper. If you want to eat it as is...go for it.

I should have made some iced tea but didn't think of it until we had already sat down.  Hubby drinks water and I had made coffee...

It turned out Great and almost TOO easy! As you can was Very good! I added a little butter and a dolop of sour cream to it. Perfect! Hope you try it! It makes enough for two and a half meals. The half meal is mine for Monday...Hubby goes to Rotary at lunch so I'm on my own.

I didn't make the blackberry pie.  There's a dessert trailer  that comes to town several times a month called The Vanilla Bean.  They sell all sorts of goodies.  I happen to like blackberry pie and Sea salt  chocolate chip cookies.  The cookies are huge!  Almost as big as a sandwich plate!

And naturally, you can't forget the little beggars! Do we spoil our pets? You bet we do...Do we feed them "real" food? You bet we do...Chicken, rice, beef, carrots, potatoes, name it, they eat it. We've had several loved pets that are now gone but I never had one live less than 16yrs (stroke). The oldest lived to be almost nineteen. Dry dog or cat food is awful. Not much nutrition in it. I'll take a photo of how I mix up a batch of their beef & rice sometime. It's a bit of a chore but then again...when you have "family, you have to cook!"

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend so far! On my way to see You!