Friday, December 28, 2012


Bought the boys breakfast after dropping hubby off at work. Caught TJ before he left so he has a full belly for all that hard work.
When out to do errands around 10:00.
Needed lab work at Kaiser and have my blood pressure taken 138 over 76 not bad.
In the lobby of Kaiser there was a mandarin stand. Of course something healthy. Hint Hint.
It will be the only thing that I will be eating healthy today.
On the way out I noticed they decorated there tree in the circle of the hospital patient loading and unloading area.
Stopped for lunch, I should have filled up with Mandarins.
Well time to rest for work tonight. We are doing a midnight shuttle, hopefully it will be fun. Will have to sleep tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Challah Artisan Bread

I found a new recipe today on one of my favorite blogs for a Challah Artisan Bread, looks beautiful. Lets hope mine will look the same, we'll see.
This is her picture.
Frost has done our garden in so we picked the rest of our tomatoes from the garden and saw a recipe for picked fried green tomatoes on the cooking channel. I have tried fried before and didn't like them so hopefully these are good.
Last night my youngest son said he would make my breakfast with his famous omelet. So this morning I waited and waited, I was so hungry that I had to resort to our Christmas tradition storybook Lifesavers.
He woke up around 9:30 and made my breakfast. Thank you sweetie it was yummy.
Found a great deal on a blog
I was 1 day to late for getting it free, my $2.00 wellness rewards expired yesterday, dang.
Keri Lotion, 15 oz $0.99
With In-Ad Coupon
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I went to 2 different Rite aids and the shelves were cleaned off. I asked one when they would restock and she said Saturday. I have to work at 12 am and Tim needs the truck at 12 noon so I'm hoping I can get there early enough and not to tired. It's such a great deal that I can't let it go.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to all.
Our new find is a Bagged frozen Butterball Turkey.
We went to Walmart for last minute items and Hubby wanted to buy a turkey for Christmas. Cool that I didn't have to buy it out of my own budget. The meat guy said someone came and bought all of them for charity, which we thought was cool. Then we started to look around and found this
kind of skeptical I decided to go for it we needed a turkey for Christmas.
I read the directions and you throw the bagged frozen turkey into the oven as is. I opened the bag and noticed there were no spices on the turkey, "O no" that won't fly with us. The bag was sealed with a metal clasp and had to cut it off and stripped the paper off of a tied for baggies and wound 3 together. I added spices on top of the turkey and tied the bag again, threw into the oven for 3 hours and it turned out so tender and moist. Very impressed.
Everyone attacked it and couldn't take a pic soon enough.
My dear Kimberly was invited to her friends house and they are fa nominal cooks. She wanted to bring some cupcakes.
This is a boxed mix with Hershey's Chocolate frosting on the back of the plastic Hershey's container.
Go to the recipe at the end for the frosting, then she added different sprinkles for each one.
Good job daughter.
No bake Cookies 111
We added a couple of these to her container also.
Drive safely sweetie.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Beautiful sunrise

Beautiful sunrise this morning, good timing because its going to rain till Tuesday I hear.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Been studying hard for my Bus Driving renewal class. We had a review today of rules and regulations, and tomorrow will be first aid. Next week will be a test at work before we go to CHP and take their new test. That will be the nerve racking part because we don't know what to expect. But the worst part of all is driving while a CHP officer is seating next to you. O MY! Heaven help me.

Brown sugar Meatloaf
I love this website, every recipe I have tried my family loved.

Day One Easy Dinner Recipe


Brown Sugar Meatloaf Ingredients:
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup ketchup
1 ½ lbs. lean ground beef
¾ cup milk
2 eggs
1 ½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 small onion, chopped
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¾ cup finely crushed saltine cracker crumbs (about 10 crackers)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 5 x 9 loaf pan.
2. Press the brown sugar into the bottom of pan and spread with ketchup.
3. In a mixing bowl thoroughly mix all remaining ingredients and shape into a loaf.
4. Place loaf on top of ketchup.
5. Bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour or until juices run clear.
6. Serve with mashed potatoes, buttered corn and brown-n-serve dinner rolls.
Made 2 meat loafs


End results
Had to put under the broiler for an additional 10 minutes.

So good

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New way to hard boil eggs

I have read about restarting the bottom of a celery stock by cutting the bottom off and re rooting it so you can grow another celery stock. So I tried it with a scallion and it worked. Started the root in the beginning of summer and pulled it out of the soil today. So cool a new scallion.

Was checking my favorite blogs and found a tip to boil eggs, will have to try this but she said there were some brown spots from touching the pan. Maybe if there was some water in the muffin tins.
Boiled eggs

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Beer Butt Chicken

Autumn has the most beautiful sunrises.
Every evening when I come home and open the garage this is who greets me. I love you Gizmo.
My oldest son had a whole chicken marinating in the fridge overnight. When I came home he had it in the Big Green Egg the most assume smoker ever.
Try this recipe;
Beer Butt Chicken
I was signing in to my blog to put this in and could not get in for some reason and some how wound up making a new blog. I don't even have time to do this one, go figure.

Saturday, September 29, 2012


First regular sized tomatoes that are ready to ripen

Cherry tomatoes, they have been sporadic and just a snack when we go out to check on the garden.

Chinese eggplant, don't know why they are yellow. This is the first year we have grown eggplant.
October 6th is the eggplant festival in Loomis, Ca. There is a lot of growers in the area and I can ask questions.

Our tomato plant thats propt against the building. No room on the patio

Still have Zucchini growing

Anaheim's, told my son I want to freeze some for Spaghetti. He said I can have a couple to put in the freezer. My mom always put it in spaghetti.
Jalapenos, we plan on more stuffed Jalapeno peppers.
This is our favorite recipe

all of my succulents are doing great.

asparagus fern

my Zucchini

My dads fern, he use to put it in his rose arrangements for my mom. He grew the most beautiful Jackson Perkins roses.

Jalapenos still growing with our record holding hot weather for September. This weekend it will be in the 100's

bought my daughter an I Phone 4S, I couldn't get a hold of her because her phone was broken and made me nervous because of the area she lives in Sacramento. The I Phone 4S is only 99.00 which is cheaper then another phone on her plan. She loves it.

Made sauteed Zucchini from my garden, so good that I would eat this before junk food.

2 T EVOO and 2 6 inch Zucchinis

1 large clove garlic chopped
Saute on both sides but take off before opaque because it keeps cooking when you take it off the pan. I put it in a lock tight container and snack on it when I have a snack attack, so good.