Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Realities - Lots of things on my mind

Spring. . .

It's one of my favorite seasons. If you can even call it that in this age we're in. Winters are usually not really cold here, spring is beautiful but short-lived, summer is exasperating with the heat, and fall can't be enjoyed for all the misery of the bugs, heat, and rain it brings. (I actually use to be an optimist.) I've honestly been thinking lately that the next season was summer. Ha! Brain-fog can do a number on you.

So, I bought lots of seeds to start, plant, and apparently save this year. I've been so excited to plant these seeds and actually started thinking it might be too late to plant some of the flower seeds I bought. I know the Zinnias, marigolds and such will eventually bloom - but I'm pretty sure bulbs and perennials should have already been planted back in the fall. Here I am clutching the seeds, dreaming of beautiful flower gardens, and reality struck a few days ago that it might be too late to plant them. I have seeds for the most gorgeous snapdragon called Apple Blossom. . .

I think I'll plant just a few of the seed and see how it goes, and save the rest until fall. You have to have a back-up plan. You can't just throw your hands up in the air, can you? You have to think critically, which is something I have trouble doing at times.

So I've gotten in a bit of a blue mood lately. . .There's all sorts of things or reasons, but I've gotta pick myself up, dust myself off, and don't let let them get me down. I could name all those things and or reasons, and such but what good would that do other than reinforce a blue mood. It would reinforce that they have power over me. And I'm not letting that happen.

So. . .This feels good having an outlet for talking out some of my problems. You definitely don't want to hear all of them. And I really do know better than to do that:

Proverbs 18:21(KJV): Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

It's so easy in weakness to give in to this. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Big White Lima Beans

1 16 oz pkg large white lima beans
1 medium onion, quartered or whole
1 or 2 smoked turkey wings
2  or 3 tablespoons of olive oil or butter
salt to taste
black pepper

Rinse beans, place in dutch oven/similar size pot that is about 1/2 full of water…peel onion, place in pot…you can cut it up if desired, my boys won’t eat it if it has pieces of onion, so I leave it whole and it just gives the oniony flavor…salt, and pepper….          Place turkey wings on top. Let come to boil on medium heat, lower to barely simmer, cover, let cook for 2 hours….taste test to see when beans are tender and ready…and the “gravy” has thickened a bit.

Serve beans over rice with cornbread on the side, and sweet iced tea.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Collards Greens & Turkey Wings w/Rutabagas

Add abt. 2 qts water, cleaned chopped greens, smoked turkey wings and diced rutabagas to dutch oven, season with salt, add a Tablespoon butter or oil, bring to boil, turn down and let it simmer to desired tenderness. Serving Suggestions: Serve w/cornbread and sweet iced tea.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

"It is more important to live the life one wishes to live, and to go down with it if necessary, quite contentedly, than to live more profitably but less happily. " Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Thursday, April 10, 2014


I didn't know my new computer didn't have a slot for my camera card!! So I've been trying to figure out how to use Pinterest, Polyvore (the best, if you can find the pics you need) and other places on the web for finding pics, and posting them. There use to be a button you could download to your toolbar to "Blog this" you could blog a picture and article, or whatever from any webpage to blogger....Anybody know more about this?? :(

A Charming Cafe

Grilled Cheese Panini on Pretzel Bread

Grilled Cheese Panini on Pretzel Bread

Grilled Cheese Panini on Pretzel Bread (clipped to

I looked this up on Pinterest, but oouldn't find this particular recipe, you can tell from looking at it that it isn't Panini bread...but doesn't it look sooo good?! The person who invented grilled cheese was a culinary genius!!! It has to be one of my favorite things to eat, anytime of the day.