Friday, June 28, 2013


I made a pan full of beans on Sunday afternoon. I started with Cranberry beans which are a wonderful and beautiful color bean, Pinkish color. So I soaked them for about 3 hours in a pan of water. Slowly heated them up at 3 hours soaking, added a sliced onion to the water. After cooking for 2 hours, I added 3 large pieces of cubed ham to the beans, 1/2 cup of molasses, 1/2 cup of ketchup, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper and made sure the water was above the beans. I cooked them for another 2 hours, let them cool down and put the pan in the refrigerator over night. When I got home Monday from work, most of my meal was done! I warmed the beans up for another 2 hours, then we made grilled ham sandwiches to go with the beans. Well, we are still eating the beans, but they are getting better as they get heated through each meal!! Blessings!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

garden photos

I have traveled so far away from what the blog started out as, sharing recipes with you all, so sorry!!!! So, with that in the forefront of my brain, I really want to start back to recipes, but want to share the photos of my beautiful flowers that I have spent hours planting, transplanting and breaking in a sweat to get them to look pretty in the yard! Tomorrow I will give you some ideas for smoothies that we have found we like and those we don't! Blessings! The top photo is day lilies that my mom gave me a long time ago. The bleeding heart bush is huge, then the petunia are from the HUGE hanging basket I bought myself!

Monday, June 17, 2013

back to quiet

Well, we returned the 2 girls on Saturday! Our house is very quiet!! Oh what fun we had with them. Played UNO every day, played Tri-ominoes every day, went fishing, ate ice cream, had lunch with Grammy at work, had breakfast with the old men group, ran around outside, looked at the bluebird eggs, and just had fun!!!
 So, now it's very quiet! Oh yeah, I already said that! Back to "normal" stuff and regular hours at work! Gordon did not plant a garden. But we did get 4 straw bales that were fertilized and found out we can use that to grow tomato plants which we have 4. They seem to be doing well. I was going to take a couple of photos and camera is missing! No clue where it is! So photos will be coming soon. Blessings   P. S. found the camera, my man found it, I should say!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


We have 2 granddaughters staying with us this week, we are so happy to have them. We went fishing last night and caught fish. Tonight we went to my friends house for a party, then to the park! Tomorrow depending on the weather, we may go swimming or to the movies!
 Did you finish up on the food challenge?? I did pretty good. Gordon said it was a normal thing to eat what I have on hand, but lately I had gotten lazy about getting food out and taking things home from work. So, this was good to use up what we have on hand!!
 Do you ever get lonely for the Lord?? I have lately. I have needed to spend more time alone with Him! So, here's the next challenge, to spend 30 minutes by the end of next week daily with the Lord! So, please ask me how I am doing with my time alone with Jesus!! Blessings!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013


I dragged Gordon with me to Winter, Wisconsin to this huge greenhouse! Acres and acres of ideas!!! Anyway, they had a miniature village! So stinkin' cute!!!!! I want one and now have to figure how to do it!!! Blessings!!


So with our 4 legged baby gone to boot camp, I decided to take a week off of work! So, today being the first day that I could sleep later th...