Sunday, January 17, 2021

WHAT'S FOR DINNER?


 Hello, friends!  Welcome back on this Sunday morning.  It is very early but I couldn't sleep so I got up and made a blueberry coffee cake for breakfast.  Before you think I am so ambitious, it was from a mix.  I was going to make muffins, but coffee cake is so much easier.

Thank you to everyone who sent their prayers and good wishes on my tests.  They were much easier than I expected (although the doctor said I kept moving around so he didn't think it was easy!).  I definitely felt your prayers all around me.  The results, however, were not what we had hoped for.  A lot of polyps were taken for analysis and I have to see the doctor in six weeks and schedule another surgery after that.  I have a feeling 2021 is going to be as bad as 2020 was.

But with all of that said, let me show you some of the dinners we have had this year.  We have been calling out for dinner at least once a week.  This week was more because I just wasn't up to cooking.  I didn't take pictures of those meals, just the ones I made.

New Year's Day (that seems so long ago) I had a pork roast, mashed potatoes and peas and carrots.  Everything was delicious.

On Saturday the second we had poached salmon, rice and mixed vegetables.  Rice was a nice change.  I haven't made it in awhile.


On Sunday the third I used up some leftovers in the refrigerator.  Joe had rigatoni with marinara sauce and cheese.

I had a piece of left over salmon with some left over rice.

Continuing on with our left overs, on Tuesday the fifth we had left over pork, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts and mushrooms sauteed in olive oil and butter and applesauce.  I added some pork gravy and it was very good.



I had some stewing beef cubes in the freezer so for Wednesday the sixth I made Mississippi pot roast in the crock pot and served it over mashed potatoes with asparagus on the side.  We were having work done on the back of our house and I really didn't want to be in the kitchen all that much with the workmen walking over my head.  Little bits of dust were falling from the ceiling.  The perfect day for a crock pot meal.


And finally on Thursday the seventh I had barbecued chicken thighs made in the air fryer, a baked potato and broccoli crowns.



What's for dinner tonight?  You'll just have to wait and see.  Hope I have given you some ideas for your meals.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Kathy






Friday, January 15, 2021

WHAT I'M READING -- MADDY'S TAIL BY BRENDA NEWME (2021/1)


 Hello friends!  Happy Friday.  I hope you are all having a wonderful day.  I am writing this post on Thursday to have it post today for you.  As you read this I am probably in the hospital having my two tests done.  I need to be there around 10:45 for my first test at 11:15.  I was told the tests would be about 2 1/2 hours.  So I figure I will be home around 2:30.  Joe has promised to make me scambled eggs for lunch when I get home.  He makes the BEST scrambled eggs I have ever eaten.  I might even get him to make me some bacon too.  Ha, ha!  Then since I doubt I will be up for cooking, he has said he will call out for dinner.

For today I wanted to share the first book I have read this year.  One of my vlog friends, Brenda, wrote this book.  For privacy, she never gives her last name.  Her vlog is "My New Me" and so she wrote under the name Brenda New Me.


It is a Kindle book and for Christmas she offered it for free to any of her readers.  Of course I took her up on this generous offer.  The book is entitled, "Maddy's Tail."


It is the true story of her cat, Maddy, told from Maddy's point of view.  Maddy had lived with a person she calls the Sweet one.  This sweet little old lady had gotten sick and died and the woman's family threw Maddy out of the house.  Maddy lived on the streets for a couple of years, barely surviving because she was a house cat.  (Why do people do these things?  I know it really happens.  Take your cat to a shelter for goodness sake.)

Maddy happens upon a family that she is attracted to.  They seem nice and friendly and leave food and water out for her.  She takes her time and weaves herself into their lives.  Ultimately she is taken in and becomes a much loved part of their family.

Such a sweet book.  It wasn't very long and was an easy read.  I loved that it was told from Maddy's viewpoint.  This is a thumbs up from me.  👍

Here are a couple of pictures of the real life Maddy and the dedication page.




If you get a chance to read this, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Back to real life tomorrow (Saturday).  I will see you then.

Kathy