Sunday, October 25, 2020

WHAT'S FOR DINNER?


 Hello, friends!  Sorry I haven't been around for a few days.  It's been tough between doctor appointments, not feeling all that well, and trying to get the house under control.  The latter is a losing battle.

But anyway, I thought I would show you what I've been having for dinner the last week or so.  Several days Joe has called out for dinner because I haven't felt well enough to cook.  Or I've been asleep.  I didn't photograph those, though.  In any case, here are some of my meals.

On Wednesday the 14th I had a boneless pork chop, mashed potatoes, asparagus and applesauce.  I have another two pork chops in the freezer that I think I will have for dinner tonight.

On Thursday the 15th I had some leftover chicken from Royal Farms.  Do you have a Royal Farms near you?  They have the very best chicken I have ever had.  It's not fried but it's not roasted.  It is very moist and has a wonderful flavor from the seasonings they use.  I had it with a sliced tomato from the yard and a little ear of corn.


Saturday the 17th we had breaded flounder fillets, fries, and another sliced tomato.  I had forgotten how good homegrown tomatoes are.


Last Sunday afternoon I decided to make myself some fried rice for lunch.  I had a little bit of leftover Moo Goo Gai Pan, took that and some left over rice, added a slice of bacon and an egg, and made myself an entirely new dish.  It was good.


Tuesday the 20th I had slices from a brown sugar ham slice, peas and carrots and mashed potatoes.  Peas and carrots has become my new favorite veggie.

And finally last night we had chicken thighs in the air fryer, green beans, mashed potatoes and sliced tomato.



The tomatoes are just about done for the season.  They are not ripening on the plants anymore, so I am pulling them off and bringing them in.  I had three more yesterday, so that makes 14 tomatoes I got from the yard.  It is the best I have done in years.  There are about four smaller ones that I will get this afternoon and then that will be it.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my meals.  Now I have to get ready to go to church.  I am picking up an extra person today so that will take more time so I am leaving earlier.  It was my turn to bring the treat for Fellowship Time so I made some pumpkin spice cookies.  They turned out so good.

Have a good day, everyone.  Thank you to all of you who have entered my giveaway.  I will be announcing the winner on Wednesday.  Good luck to all of you!

Until later...

Kathy








Wednesday, October 21, 2020

IT'S STARTING TO LOOK LIKE FALL


 Hello, friends!  Hope you are all doing well.  It has been beautiful weather this week.  Today I even went to Bible Study with no jacket.  I was wearing a sweatshirt and that was enough.  It is supposed to be in the 70s all week (20s C.) but I think this is the last hurrah.  Next week is to be freezing.

Yesterday I went to the hospital to get a Holter monitor put on.  I was feeling much better than the last time I was there.  The only thing I have left from my upper respiratory infection is a lingering cough that I can't get rid of.

I got there early and looked for a parking place.  None to be found.  I ended up driving around the entire lot four times.  The only ones were a long way from the door and I knew I couldn't walk that far.  So finally I left and went to the Cancer Center parking lot.  There was one spot left and that was a handicapped spot.  I took it and was able to walk through the building to my appointment.  Quite a walk, but not as bad as walking uphill through the parking lot.

I was able to take the monitor off today and I will mail it back tomorrow.  Of course I didn't have one instance of heart palpitations while I was wearing the monitor.  Isn't that always the way?

When I got back into the car to come home, I saw a squirrel climbing a large tree.  I grabbed my camera to take a picture, but was too late.  But I did get a pretty picture of the trees I was parked under.


As you can see, there isn't much color in our trees yet.  Just a touch of yellow among the many green leaves.  It will be another two or three weeks until our trees are at their peak.  But this beautiful picture gave me the idea of seeing what little color is out there.  Unfortunately since I was driving I couldn't take pictures of the most colorful trees I saw.  But here are some I could get while I was stopped at red lights.

This tree is a few blocks from home.  Again it is mostly green, but there are hints of yellow there.


This is by the Catholic church a few blocks from my house.  A little bit of red, but not much.


This beautiful oak is across the street from my house.  It is mostly green now, but in a few weeks it will be beautiful colors.


This is Kitty, one of the four outside cats I feed.  She is so beautiful and friendly, but I can't get her to come inside.  She has been around for about four years now.  As you can see, she doesn't miss many meals.  She truly is the queen of the street and the other cats fall in line behind her.  She gets to eat first and tells the others what to do.


Now you are seeing some more color in the trees.  I took this today as I left church following our Bible Study.  For some reason the trees in this neighborhood are more colorful than the ones in mine.  It is only one mile away.  Maybe it's because we have chemical plants running and things are kept warmer.

I also took pictures of the garden at church.  Remember when it was first put in during the summer of 2019?  In case you don't, here are some pictures.




What a difference a year makes!  It is beautiful.  There had been a little shower and the rain on the Dusty Miller plants made them sparkle and look like glass.




The dogwood tree in the church yard is especially beautiful in the spring and the fall.  As spring arrives it is covered with huge pink blooms.  In fall, the leaves turn this bronze and purple as you can see in this picture.


These trees are also across the street from the church.  Not as colorful as the others, but just wait a few weeks.

I'm home now, and this tree is at the end of my block.  Again, it is just beginning to turn.  It will be beautiful.


Of course, the most colorful leaves are in the wreath on my front door.  Ha, ha.


Hope you enjoyed looking at all the trees.  You know I will be back later with more pictures as the trees turn.

Don't forget to leave a comment telling me if you want to enter my give-away.  So many of you have entered already.  I'm closing the entries next Sunday, the 25th and the drawing is on the 28th.  So you still have time to think it over.  I will be showing you what is in it later this week.  I think you will like everything.

And now I have to get some sleep.  Until later...

Kathy