Monday, September 6, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
THIS IS WHAT I WISH I WERE DOING...
Cape Cod here we come! I can read, knit, make jewelry...walk the beach or the walking trail...swim in the pool indoors or out. I'm thinking MRE's would be a good idea for vacation so I don't have to stop doing those enjoyable activities to take the time to cook!!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Several years ago we were at a cookout for my son's baseball team. All four of us in my family were really enjoying a dip made with corn and beans and peppers, with tortilla chips. My daughter, in her early teens, was feeling a bit out of place; one of the kids nearly bumped into her and didn't know what to say. What came out was "How's the dip?" So we have renamed this recipe "How's the Dip? Dip".
My friend John, from Simply Delicious Catering, calls the dip "Autumn Salsa". He has given me permission to share it with you here; the picture and recipe are both from his website (http://sdcatering.net/). Enjoy! (Don't wait until autumn!)
from John Mauro, Simply Delicious Catering
1 Orange Pepper
1 Red Pepper
½ Red Onion
½ c Pea Pods
1 can Shoepeg Corn
1 can Black eyed peas
In large serving bowl combine:chopped orange pepper, chopped red pepper, chopped red onion, shoepeg corn, and blackeyed peas.
Blanch pea pods. Cool pea pods, chop and add to bowl with other ingredients.
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
½ tsp Tabasco
Sugar to taste
Mix dressing ingredients together and heat in microwave for 1 minute. Cool completely. Add dressing to the bowl and mix. Refrigerate.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
On a positive note, we now have an Uncle Chris, introduced by Keith's mutual friend to my sister the following year. We can't imagine life any other way than to have my sister, her (new) husband, and their two kids at every family gathering. However, the lesson has been learned...life is fragile and we need to enjoy all of the time that we do have together because we don't know what tomorrow will bring. I firmly believe that God is in control; we just don't always know how He is going to work things out.
So this week I was discussing with my sixteen year old daughter that I was beginning to regret spending money on tickets for the July 4th celebration at the Museum of Science in Boston. I was blabbering on about spending our money more responsibly, blah blah blah, and she said, "Mom, do I really have to play the Uncle Keith card with you?" I can't remember what I answered, but the lesson sunk home again. And I'm so glad to see proof that our values are being passed down to our children. I will gladly participate in another family outing to Boston, and my wish for you is for you to enjoy your family and friends and the blessings shared every day!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
I thought about designing my site in more neutral colors, but anything colorless seemed just too plain, and other colors just weren't me. I learned a lesson a long time ago from my dear friend Eric, who paraphrased the author Leo Buscaglia. If God created me to be a plum, but I try to be a banana because I think people like bananas or want me to be a banana, I'll never be a good banana; it's not what I was created to be. But I can be the best plum that God created me to be, once I accept that I am a plum. And plums are purple too!