Friday, July 31, 2020

Foodie Friday And How I Made It . . .

Good Morning!  Welcome to Foodie Friday.  the day I share my Rustic Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast plates and a recipe or a kitchen tip.  There was some yummy food on those Rustic plates this week.
I pulled some Filet Mignon from the freezer.  
How I Made It . . . 
 I googled how to cook it.  The instructions were exactly opposite of a reverse sear.  You start on the stove top then put in the oven.

This entire meal came from a Food Pantry.  Amazing that F.M. was included.   The Scalloped Potatoes were the pre-made kind you buy in the Deli and then bake.  
Some days I manage to get the Cowboy to eat breakfast.  I was rationing eggs so I made Pancakes from a complete mix.  
How I Made It . . . 
It only needs water added.  I added a lunch box container of Applesauce.   I cut up some Strawberries and added a little Brown Sugar and a bunch of Butter.
I think at least I hope this is a bit healthier than bottled Syrup.  At least I know what all the ingredients are.
He didn't want is picture taken but I managed to snap one while held the pie.  He was so excited to get his favorite Coconut Meringue.
He didn't know I got this shot.  Don't tell.
Back to boring Same 'ole Same 'Ole meals but this one was good.  We love Taco's.  We got some Guacamole.  Taco's paired perfectly.

I was very happy with how this lunch turned out.  
Looks a little well let's move on the next pic is better. 

We had some left over Chicken Tenders from the other night.  I don't think I got a pic that night.  It was a long day and then I had to fry chicken. 
How I Made It . . . 
 I took a couple leftover Chicken Tenders  and roughly chopped into bite size pieces and then toss in a skillet a couple minutes with Sweet Baby Ray's Wing Sauce.  I filled a Flour Tortilla with Lettuce. Spinach and the Chicken.  The cool Grapes and Cucumbers made a great meal.

A quick and easy Breakfast and the Eggs were just right.  
How I Made It . . . 
I made a simple Hash using leftover Pork Loin.  I peeled and diced the Potato's then I dropped them in hot oil for 
a couple min. Then I pulled them to stand for a bit.  This is similar to the way Rachel Ray makes fries.  Then you pop them back into the pan and they get crispy.  I mixed in the Pork some Cumin, Paprika, Garlic powder and Onion powder.
The first meal of the Filet Mignon.  There were 4 in the package. It was actually better I think.  I think my pan was hotter.  I made Mashed Potato's with half and half and lots of Butter and just plain yummy Green Beans.

And a meal we were waitin to try . . . 

We were excited to get this Chili in a pouch.  I/we thought it would be great for camping and R.V. trips
You know for when we win the Lottery . . .
Chili Dogs for lunch a perfect chance try the Chili.  Well let's just say it is not going on any camping trips.  The flavor was not good and there were actual meat balls of meat.  
These sub rolls didn't make good Hot Dog bun either. I liked the whole meal a bit better than the Cowboy I think because I put Mustard on my bun/roll made it a little tastier.

Another meal flop.  This one was actually my fault I tried to 'wing it' and make Gumbo from a mix.  It wasn't the fault of the mix. I didn't read the instructions well.  I also used leftover Fajita Chicken and it just didn't work as well as cooking raw Chicken.  

The Scallops in Lemon Butter sauce and Angel Hair Pasta saved the day.

And lastly the Strawberry Bread I made last week.  I had wrapped it and put it in the freezer.  One morning I couldn't get the Cowboy interested until I mentioned French Toast
Oh yum.  It was so good!  The Strawberry Bread was really sweet.  I didn't even add the glaze to it that was in the original recipe which actually is what caught my eye in the first place.  It was really more like a cake.  I think I will try again with less sugar and I will do a better job of chopping the Strawberries and distributing them throughout the batter.

Thanks for stopping in. 
I hope I've inspired you to cook something Yummy!
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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Happy Thursday-Cooking Sewing and In The Garden

Good morning!  I Hope your day has started well.  I've been busy since sun up.  Well nah since 7:30 that's sun up for me!

I got some weeding done and mulch moved this morning.  A few more of the Bee Balm plants cut down.  

And enjoying the Sun Flowers

and Zinnia's.

I have a pot of Beans on for dinner.   Come by tomorrow to see how they turned out!  

And I've been in the sewing room testing Tea Cup patterns.   I have stitched a few.  

Haven't chosen the tight one for me yet.

And I've been over at My Reading Journeys posting a couple spotlights for tours.  I am spotlighting Pinto  a great book for the family. 

 It is a chapter book for young horse lovers.  Today I posted a fun interview with the author.   Click here to read the interview.

I also posted a spotlight of a great cozy called Tea & Treachery. 

I just love the cover.  A pretty table and beautiful view. It's a great read to get you ready for the tea party.  I hope there is no treachery here though! Click

Have a great day.  See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

My Morning Place-A Few Favorite Picture Books

Good Morning and Welcome to the blog

Today I am sharing my morning spot 

This is my spot to rest and relax in the morning after . . . 

The first morning romp

Monday's/Thursdays trash day
Back inside
A few more minutes back in the bed or chair 

Making the dogs food

While they wait ever so patiently 

Feeding the dogs 
Back outside for 'Bizness'  and a little watering or weeding 

And then . . . 

. . . I gravitate to this spot with a glass of iced Dr. Pepper actually it's Kroger store brand Dr. K.

and read while the dogs play outside  check to make sure my posts are up here and reviews are posted on My Reading Journeys and post links.  

And then . . . 
Enjoy a special book.  Usually it's a gardening book.  Or a picture book.  I usually only read novels late in the afternoon and evening.  
I will put my feet up on the ottoman and look at pretty flowers.  

This is the ottoman I moved into the Summer room.  I had not shown it before because I needed to clean it up a bit.  It needs 
to be recovered but I made do for now . . . 

I found a colorful vintage towel  and ironed it 'Wa la'  all pretty.  

Then I laid a few favorite books out so I could just look at them a and enjoy them.  
This is a fun book.  Not your regular gardening book

I love the illustrations
A gardening story book.  How fun. 
I got this one awhile back mainly for the photo's.  I was doing a Bee theme journal page.  I copied a few at a copy shop for use in a journal.  
The photo's are gorgeous
What a beautiful garden.  A garden of my dreams
I wish I could capture the visitors to my garden 
So pretty 

This one comes in handy when I need to check out who is a friendly and useful garden visitor!
Some days I just enjoy the display.  I love my Summer room!

Do you have a special Morning place?

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