Sunday, April 19, 2015

Weekend job

This weekend our son came up and helped Gordon replace some siding. It took all day after Gordon saying it will take just a couple of hours, ha, it took all day! They made 1 run to town for more nails. Now the next project is painting the house and replacing more siding on the garage. That will take more than a couple of hours, but we need to get it done!
We (Kurt) grilled steaks and I made steak fajitas for supper. I tried to make Chipotle's rice, it was okay, but theirs is better. It's rice, lime juice and lime peel, and cilantro. I had grilled onions and peppers. We feasted and drank some beer. I made one trip to town and brought back McDonald's new frozen strawberry lemonade for the boys, they drank it right down, it was a warm day and that was cold. Blessings!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015


So the wood cutting has begun here in northern Wisconsin for next winter, a long way off I do pray! As you can read at the last post, winter tried to rise again, but spring is here to stay I do believe. It's 64 degrees today already! The sun is shining and the breeze is warm. Birds are chirping and I would think the rabbits are running around with laughter! It truly is a beautiful day in Wisconsin! Thank you, Lord for bringing us through another winter and may we enjoy each season you have given us!!

Friday, April 10, 2015


Today in northern Wisconsin, we had snow, rain, wintry mix, cloudy skies and sunshine all within 10 hours or so! We always say, wait 5 minutes and things will change and it did all day!
 Gordon smoked chicken for supper and forgot to get it to the correct temp, so I gave up eating mostly cooked chicken for a Wasa Fiber cracker, poor guy read the wrong temp setting in the recipe. I plan to eat some yogurt in a few minutes! All this to say, how many times have we read the recipe wrong in our life whether is was a cooking or baking recipe, or directions to arrive at a certain place but got the time or day wrong, or misread directions for many different situations is life. I know I have, but God in His infinite mercy and wisdom forgives us when we acknowledge Him and the mistake. Blessings to you all for a wonderful weekend! The snow is totally gone, now!

Sunday, April 5, 2015


Today we celebrate Christ's resurrection! I pray that it has been a great day to feel His presence in your life. It has been a great day here for us. I was reflecting the other day about past Easter's when I was a kid. We got new shoes, new dress, and new white gloves. We had a what we called a "tulip tree" in our backyard, but I think it was a magnolia tree for northern climates. It was beautiful and we had our picture taken next to it if it was in bloom! Those are wonderful memories for me. I hope you have some great memories also. I pray my children do too. We would try and go see our parents during this time. Gordon's mom had Easter, it was her holiday and we would try to go. May the warmth of spring bring joy and redemption to you! Be blessed my friends through Christ!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Tonight's dessert

Presenting the star of desserts, from the blog "A Spicy Perspective", I give you Lemon Cream Pie. Tada............

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Coming to the weekend

We are having a small gathering at our house this weekend with friends! I'm so excited, pretty special! Dana and her husband are in town, they are staying at our good friends Lori and Bill's house. I'm feeding everyone and I'm so happy!!! Gordon got a smoker and has been smoking fish, but yesterday he smoked chicken thighs and I'm telling you , they were the best!!! Smoky, some heat and some sweet! I told him forget grilling, I want my chicken smoked from now on! YUM! He used garlic powder, onion powder, brown sugar, salt, chili powder and cayenne pepper. I'm not sure on the measurements as I wasn't home, but he used up almost a whole small jar of chili powder. I also spied a pie recipe on the web on Tuesday, I told Gordon this is dessert for Saturday night. Creamy lemon pie, found it on "A Spicy Perspective". Looks so yummy!! No, I didn't make pie over the weekend, I made peach cobbler which I ate too much of, oh well!!! Enjoy the weekend with the ones you love. Blessings!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

I'm dreaming of pie!

I bought a new pie cookbook after reading the review on another site. It's called" The Four and Twenty Blackbird pie book." It's named after the Pie Shop by the same name. Owned by 2 sisters. It's a great story and the recipes sound delicious! One is Strawberry Balsamic Pie. That one is on my list, so much for watching what I eat for a few weeks, LOL!!! Also, for this weekend, I have in my sights Paprika Peach Pie, I know, it sounds strange because of the adding of paprika, but they state its really good. I have 10 bags (pint size) of frozen peaches in the freezer that needs a home in pie crust. Wish me luck, I will try to post pictures as I go along. Blessings!!!