Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Looking Forward

When I am grown to man's estate I shall be very proud and great, And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys. Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, March 2, 2019

New Growth

New growth can come in many forms. The pear tree with the hopes of pear ice cream and pear jam. There could be pear salsa. The growth of a two year old puppy is always encouraging the way they settle down and not tear as many things up. They find their long legs and fill them in with muscle and fat. In our part of the country, there's new growth Cypress that can be found in the swamp or near lakes and ponds. New growth can come after the birth of a child or the death of a dear friend of 52 years. It doesn't seem fair that she left without warning or notice. I didn't even know she had a disease or a condition.
What is autoimmune disease that it can snuff a life? My friend promised to drive around America and forget. Or rock in our double rocking chairs on the porch. We thought we would live in a nursing home together or separately. She left without saying goodbye. How crude, rude and indecent. My friend would say just pick yourself up and dust yourself off. I will, but only after I try to make sense of it all. You can understand. She always did. Now back to New Growth. It comes every spring.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sports Banner for Gold Teams

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254093568641 This is an old Sportek men's shirt which has been refurbished into a sports banner. For teams with the color gold. Baltimore Ravens – purple, black & gold. Cleveland Browns – brown, orange & white. Washington Redskins – burgundy & gold Green Bay Packers – bay green & cheese gold New Orleans Saints – black & gold Measures 51 inches long and 6.5 inches from top to bottom of the hanging fabric

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Happy New Year

This new year's greeting is sent with love in hopes that God blesses you from above. May the year be filled with health and happiness May your days be ones of bliss.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRXrqURyRy0 It's 2019 almost and I'm listening to soft, relaxing music for Christmas Day. I hope your year goes the way you hope with peace, love and forgiveness in abundance.
Photo: First Presbyterian Church, Bogalusa, Louisiana.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

An Italian Salad

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/quick-italian-salad-2193051 Ingredients Dressing: 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup grated Parmesan (pre-grated in a pack from the store) 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon vinegar 2 teaspoons black pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 clove garlic, pressed Juice of 1 lemon Salad:
1 head romaine lettuce, roughly chopped 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chunked 6 whole pepperoncini 1/2 cup whole black olives 1/2 cup whole red cherry tomatoes 1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced into circles 1/3 cup grated Parmesan

An Italian Christmas

https://www.orderisda.org/culture/our-recipes/family-recipe-meatballs-sauce/?fbclid=IwAR34R5ZRSDOeQWAWuPiSJquIyejzVRk3oM8qVaV78Xh5XDz-KjaPXB7FcDs Ingredients: Mazola Corn Oil (yes, I’m serious — my parents were poor immigrants and this is what they could afford. I use extra virgin olive oil today, but I am including all their original ingredients). One small onion Two garlic cloves One 6 oz. can of Contadina Tomato Paste (no salt added) or 1 16 oz. can of Hunts Diced Tomatoes (no salt added) if you like a more textured sauce One 29 oz. can of Contadina Tomato Puree One slice of soft Italian bread One cup of Italian breadcrumbs One lb. of ground beef One lb. of ground pork One lb. mild Italian Sausage (optional) Two eggs 1/2 cup of grated Romano cheese Salt and pepper to taste Chopped Italian parsley (a handful!)

Looking Forward

When I am grown to man's estate I shall be very proud and great, And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys. Rober...