Sunday, December 29, 2013

It's a Goldfish New Years Party

 My dear friend, Gail has inspired me to embrace "My Goldfish" as my last best friend of 2013. Yes, 2014 will be a new year and "My Goldfish" may swim away by then. But here they are and so am I so here we go together celebrating the end of 2013. Pepperidge Farms still makes my delicious little friends, and they are so cute and happy looking on the cover of the box. They just seem so friendly themselves. I think I will keep them close to me just a little bit longer.

   It is right to celebrate the 'comings and goings' of time, especially as we get older. So when I think of the changing of the seasons, I think of family and friends who make living special. With a new year approaching "My Goldfish" and I shall remain grateful for our time together as well, as good friends will. ''Thank You !'' to my kind and thoughtful friend for surprising me.

    And also to the Goldfish themselves who only have to remain crunchy and tasty for a little while longer.  HAPPY NEW 2014 YEAR !

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

the tale of a lonely leafsicle

What a resilient leaf ! How can I not be impressed by something that refuses to yield under such difficulties. All his leafsicle buddies left for warmer climates months ago. Why did this one particular leafsicle stay with me at my home through such terribly cold conditions ? I was working from home during our Monday ice storm that brought down power lines for many, many people. I remain warm in my cozy home and stare respectfully at all this liquidy ice. I looked outside into the frozen sight in front of me. All is hunkered underground or in it's hole, like me on this forbidding environment. But not this particular leafsicle. Thomas Edison and the warmth of his invention matters not to my tough guy. Clint Eastwood has nothing on him. The ice and wind lose the battle and the war to my lonely little icy friend. But since it is Christmas, I will name him Samson, for the Lord gives this leaf the strength of a great warrior. I snap this picture and hurry back into my warm home free of these bitter elements.I am glad to be nice and cozy inside. But whenever I venture out , I make sure to tip my hat each time I walk past this lone sentry.
Happy Holidays Samson the Leafsicle. Better you than me. Stay chilly my friend

*:P tongue

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sausage Potato Breakfast Casserole

With extra quiche crumb toppings, I called it the ultimate breakfast casserole. Lets see if the men like them at the Men's Breakfast.

Picture will follow shortly.


Potato ( 2 lbs )
10 ozs shredded cheese - I used cheddar cheese
12 ozs Sausage Links
1/2 lb Turkey Ham
1/2 each Bell Peppers, red and green.
1 medium onion - chooped
10 eggs
3/4 cup milk

Cut up potato in cubes. boil and steam in a dutch oven for 25 mins or till soft.
Cut up sausage and turkey ham (into cubes).
In a big saute pan, cook sausage till slightly brown, add turkey ham and all other veggies and seasonings and sauteed for 15 mins. Mix in potato to cooking pan.

Scoop into 13x9 baking dish. sprinkle cheese all over.
Whisk up eggs and milk, pour over dish.
Chop up into crumbs 2 slices of quiche and spread as another layer of toppings over casserole.
Wrap dish with plastic wrap and refridgerate over night.
Bake at 350degree for 40 mins.

Cool for at least 5 mins and serve.