Friday, May 31, 2013

food challenge

So, I'm at work minding my own business and someone came up to me with a challenge! Did I think I have enough food in my house/freezer/ refrigerator/cupboard to make a week's worth of meals that taste good??? I said yes, I think I do(Gordon just rolled his eyes and looked at me, we have a lot of freezer meat and canned food)!! No buying after Sunday for supplies need to be bought by tomorrow like bread, milk, eggs, butter( which I have in the freezer). So who else is up for "the challenge"???? I will blog what we ate that night with photos (I hope), if they turn out! Let's do this!!! Hugs!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day weekend and strawberries

Growing up I never quite understood Memorial Day until I was about 10 or 11 yrs. old. We went to the local park, watched the parade of sorts and heard the band play many military songs. Then we would walk home the 3 blocks and have strawberry shortcake or watermelon. I humbly thank the men and women who have served, and are still serving our country! Laying down their lives for me and you is almost unimaginable!! Thank you and bless you!!
So with that in mind I made Jennifer Reese's pound cake which is the best recipe out there, thank you Jennifer!!! We will have some later tonight with a little coffee!! Recipe for pound cake is this with one minor tweak: 2 sticks of softened butter, 2 cups of flour(you can use cake flour, however I did not), 2 cups of sugar, 5 eggs, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Beat the butter with the whisking attachment of the mixer, add the sugar and beat for 5 minutes(not 4 or 6, but 5 minutes)!!!! Add the eggs one at a time, then the flour, baking powder and lemon juice. PLEASE have the oven preheated to 325 degrees, pour the batter into greased loaf pan and place in oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick or cake tester to make sure the cake is done, Center should come out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan. I try to tap the pan on the counter to release the loaf, or try a knife around the outside edge of the pan. Wrap well and it will keep for a week, yeah, if you can leave it alone and quit slicing a little slice all day long!!!! Blessings and Hugs!!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

update on juicing

Well, it's been interesting to say the least with the juicing. I take my hat off(if I wore a hat) to those who do this all the time for any reason!! It's a lot of work, cleaning the juicer mostly! I found out that I clean it a lot, rinsing off the leftover pulp, and all that stuff. But saying all that I still like the juicing process! We plan at this time to juice at least once a day. We are still trying to find a juice that will fill us for a few hours. Joe Cross recommended the "mean green juice", and so far that will stay with you for about 3 hours. Have a great day! Please send any juices that you like my way! Blessings!!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Let me introduce to you, Royal, our grandpuppy

So, the title says it all!! We are so happy for Erika and Trevor, he's pretty cute! I got my foot peed on and that's pure love to allow that!!LOL!!!

lifestyle change coming!

As you can tell from the title, we are on a quest to change a few things!! I need help with my arthritis and Gordon needs to lower his cholesterol. So, the other day, I DVR Dr. Oz who had Joe Cross on. He was sick and had a immunity problem, so he went to see Dr. Joel Fuhrman and he was put on a juicing diet. So, we are on a experiment to see if it will help us. With summer finally here, it's the perfect time with the farmer's market starting up very soon to juice. We will try this all summer, so please ask how's it going for us!!! We bought a Hamilton Beach Big Mouth juicer. It's not high end, but affordable. Menard's had the best price. I know, who knew Menard's??!!! Hugs to you all!!!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Hey!
 Hope all of you will have a great day! I plan on it! Mother's day used to be an very unhappy day for me, but I knew that only I could change that, so this what I did! For a few years I delivered flowers for a local florist! It made my day better especially after my mom died! Gordon has gotten better with the whole day thing in the past years! Love you girls and hugging you all!!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

vacation is over

We made it home last night. Gordon did all the driving yesterday which totaled up to 684 miles or 14 hours!!! YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We did stop about 6 times yesterday for gas, food and bathroom breaks! We crossed the Mackinaw Bridge which was scary for me as I don't like it, but hey, I'm not one of workers up there! We had a great time and one small disagreement which was yesterday! We are somewhat planning out next trip, it's a secret for now and it won't happen for a year at least! Well, I thank you all for your prayers and here are a few pictures to enjoy! Top picture is of Dan and Jill, our dear friends! Second one down is Gordon and his buddy from school, Larry. The last one is the bridge at Mackinaw City, Mi.  Blessings!!!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

friends

We are visiting friends in Illinois. My dearest friend, Ellen, was home today and I got a chance to surprise her. We had a wonderful visit and got caught up on family!! We still miss each other and cry when we say goodbye!!! She said her life change when I left, that's a good friend!!! My life changed too. Blessings!! But God is binding us together and keeps us looking forward to Heaven, when we will never say goodbye!

Puppy Love

We got a new puppy! We are smitten with her, her name is Lady! She is a German Wirehair! Bird dog! She is almost 8 weeks! Small for now, but...