Friday, June 29, 2012

Left-overs from the Turkey Breast

Turkey soup cooking in the Duch Oven mmmmmm good!!! My soups are pretty easy and usually no recipe is followed. In the above picture you see the turkey breast cooking on high. I then turned down the heat. Added the vegies, (celery, onions, carrots, eggplant cut in cubes (usually whatever I have on hand). Removed the turkey breast and added noodles, simmering and letting the turkey breast cool down then deboned. Added the turkey to the soup and chicken boulion from Jacobs Meat Market. I let the soup simmer till ready to serve. 
In this picture you see the turkey deboned and added to the turkey gravy and scooped onto buns. The left over potatoes were added to broccoli and sugar pea pods to make a stir-fry. Tomatoes were sliced for the added color. Goodness I can hardly wait for my tomatoes to start growing this season. This was a very good meal and I am looking forward to buying another turkey breast in the near future.

Going to close this session for my blog, as I have to get ready to take a trip to Shopko and get the husbands medications and maybe just shop around a bit. You all take care and keep looking up for your redemption drawth nigh. Cheers ~ Louise

Monday, June 25, 2012

Beautiful Golden Brown Turkey

Cooking on the grill this weekend was truly one of those adventures of a life time and something I have never done before but will defiantly do again. Grilled this beautiful golden brown turkey on my $20 grill on Saturday and oh was it a delicious bird to say the least.

Started the coals about 4:30, following directions, moved the goals to both sides of the grill so I could fit a drip pan in the middle. Placed the turkey on the grill right directly over the drip pan and closed the lid for a half hour. Came back with the potatoes (red potatoes tossed with olive oil, fresh dill and seasoning in tin foil). Took a peek at the turkey and it hadn't burned, flipped it over on it's other side and place the potatoes in the grill.

Doing the turkey this way must have worked as a smoker cause the turkey was not sitting on the coals directly, but the heat was going up and working around the turkey from all sides. Later into the cooking process, I added two corns on the cob wrapped in tin foil that I rubbed a little butter on. Oh my gosh did that corn ever taste goooooood!!!!!

About 7:45 I took the turkey off the grill and brought it in the house to rest awhile. Finishing up the rest of the meal. Avocado salad, cinnamon toast, corn on the cob, dilled potatoes and the gravy that came with the turkey..................a lovely Thanksgiving dinner.......God is good, all the the time!!!!

Well, the turkey was very moist inside and it was done to perfection too!!! Sunday we had left overs, I took pictures of the turkey and what was left as I made soup and turkey sandwiches and the rest of the potatoes went into a stir fry with pea pods and broccoli. Pictures will come tomorrow as I need to download them into the computer yet.

Well, you all have a great day and keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh! Cheers ~ Louise

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Fun Day!!!

Hahahahaha!!! Just found this little gem of a cute kitty on Facebook today. Kitties say it all in their funny little faces, don't they????? "Gives me foods or I bites you....roarrrrrrrrssss!!! Yous scared yet???"

I have decided that I WILL NOT call my Step-father of 50 years "Dad" and that is the end of that story....I don't believe "Pops" has that right and can demand me to call him "dad", because he is NOT my "dad". Sorry "Pops" you will always be "Pops" to me till you die. You have taken too much from me in those 50 years that do not justify me calling you "Dad" and you will Never take the place of my "Dad". So be it!!!!
I really don't think "POPS" would be asking me this if my mother were still alive, cause it was her idea for me to call "Pops" - "Pops"! Why oh why does there have to be these bumps in the road.....roarrrrsssss!!!

Went boating yesterday, oh it was a beautiful day and I enjoyed it very much. Alot of fresh air, made me very tired last night, that I took a nap for an hour or so before JP got home. Then I made him soup and sami's on the "George Forman" grill. Works well for a panani sandwich.

Took a bunch of pictures of our boating trip, will download the pictures today and get them on my blog in the next few days. I love my mini-vacations on Lake Butte de More and Lake Winnebago. We are not able to vacation anyplace (our car will not make it) sooooooo mini trips on the boat will do the trick for me.

Well, think I will close this blog for today. Want to work outside for a while today. Have some onion bulbs to plant and water the plants and lay some mulch down. It's a little cooler today, so it is doable.

You all have a great day and see ya in the next few days. Keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh. Cheers ~ Louise

Monday, June 18, 2012

????Call Me Dad????

Things are supposed to look better the next day, because isn't God's mercies new every morning???? Well, at least the problem is not as big as it was the night before. Let me tell you about my dilemma and let me know what your thoughts are with a comment.
I called my "Step-father" last night to wish him a Happy Father's Day. Sent him a handmade card, which he had not received yet. He has been my step-father since 1962 and in this relationship I have "always" called him "POP's". My real father died in 1961 of a heart attack, I loved my father very much and probably grieved many years for my dad even after my mother and Pop's got married. Pop's was the exact opposite of my dad and was very controlling in so many ways, not really letting me do alot of things I wanted but telling me what they wanted me to do.
 As my step-father talked, telling me what has been happening and that he may have an operation on Friday, but will find out today at 2pm if the Doctor was going to do it. So needless to say he was all consumed with that. And, he didn't know what he would do if the Doctor did not do the operation, casue he could not continue on the way things were....he wasen't going to committ suicide or anything, but he would do something!!! Geez, what did that mean???? At the end of our call he asked, "Can you do me a favor?" I said what? He then said, Can you just once, call me "dad"? Gosh, that through me for a loop and at that moment I said, "No, because, you are not my dad, you are POP's! You have Stacy to call you dad." (Stacy is a woman with two kids who lived next store for many years and who my mother and Pops took under their wings. Stacy took my place as their daughter I guess, only because she lived in Las Vegas and I lived here in WI)
Well, then Pops said, "I figured you would say that" well, if he figured I would say that, why did he ask??? There is just a part of me that cannot call Pops, dad. I could have called him "Pete" all these years, but no, I called him Pops. So what do you think? Was it even right that he ask that question of me or was I over reacting??? Just not sure what to do, or if I should do anything and just let it pass me by.

Well you all have a great day, and I shall keep looking up for my redemption draweth nigh, as does yours.
Cheers to you all that read this blog ~ Louise

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My Hibiscus and Three Cards

Added the above card to my Etsy store yesterday. The price is $3 + postage. The card: red cardstock was run through the cuttlebug then cut and punched with a circle punch. The butterflies are punched with a Martha Stewart punch. The circle is stamped with a flower and "Just Saying Hello" Very simple, yet elegant.
This picture is my lovely $1.50 Hibiscus plant which I bought at Walmart a couple of years ago. She seems to like her environment. Coming in, in the Fall and sitting in the sunniest window in the house. She gets watered  twice a week and fertilized every couple of months. Her first winter with us she got a bad case of mites. This past winter was a little bit mites. Not sure what I had done different but what ever it was, it worked. She's a blooming constantly now and enjoys the nice summer days.
The above and below cards are both going in my Etsy store in the next few days. The above card will be $4 + postage. Because it is a larger card and it has alot of techniques using my cricuit and cuttlebug in a few steps. If you are interested in what I did, just email me and I can tell you.
Well, I hope you all are having a great day.....the weather here in Wisconsin is so beautiful. Bought some red petunias to plant outside and a few other plants need to be planted, I have 2 Lady's Mantle plants that need to find a place in the landscape....but I am not sure where. Need to look up in the computer what they look like, then maybe I will know where they go. Oh and those weeds need to be pulled.....they never stop growing.

Well, you all have a great day and keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh.
Cheers to all ~ Louise

Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Doggie Doodle Day

A Doggie Doodle Day?????? What's that??? I don't know, just the first thing that popped into my mind for a title....probably not a very catchy theme but works pretty good with this picture though. Cute puppy huh?

Well, it is going to be in the 80-90's the next few days, uge, kind'a warm for me, my ankles swell up in this heat and are very uncomfortable. That's why I like it in the 60's and 70's there is not so much humidity. Guess I could not live in the southern states.......tooooooo warm!!

JP had a filling fall out this week. We have no Dental Insurance so JP was able to go to Tri-County Community Dental and got two fillings filled, x-rays taken and a sharp tooth filled down all for $20 co-pay. Now that was a blessing in disguise!!!

This is going to be a short blog today.........JP wants to go guitar shopping, so I have to get ready to go. Did alot of work outside yesterday, so now I am recuperating from all that work. Moved my front porch furniture around and dusted and sweep the floor. Cut my peonies and roses down and fertilized. Planted my zucchini plants........not sure I will have zucchinis this year, but I will try. We need lots of bees to pollinate and the bees have been sparse the last couple of years cause I have had NO large harvest of zucchinis.

Well I need to go get ready for our little excursion today, so you all take care and keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh.
Cheers to all - Louise

Monday, June 4, 2012

New Cards and Voting

Added this lovely "nautical seagulls" card to my Etsy store today. "Simply Enjoy it All" is stamped on the front and is priced it at $3.00 + postage. The card is stamped on the inside with a simple "Happy Birthday" with room enough to write something extra for the birthday peep.
This card will be added to my inventory in the next few days and then it is back to the drawing board for a few more new ideas and some inspiration. The outside of the card is stamped with "Happy Birthday" with the inside stamped with "Simply Enjoy it All". The card will be priced for $3.00 + postage.

Well, tomorrow is the BIG day....the election of either Governor Scott Walker, a Republican or Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, a Democrat. First of all I don't believe in this Re-call, it's costing us tax-payers more then it is all worth...........there, now you know who I am voting for. We are at a cross-roads for this state. We were on the verge of bankruptcy then Walker got voted in and turned things the Dems want him out!!! Does it make sense to you, it doesn't to me....personally I don't like being in debt and that is what the Liberal Dems want to keep this country in. Well, time will tell, by tomorrow at this time. May the right man for the job be either re-elected or elected and if that is the case.....we are doomed!!!!

Going to close this blog for today, need to get outside and do some yard work, till tomorrow, keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh.
Cheers today ~ Louise

Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Sometimes Sweet Saturday ♥ ♥ ♥

Making this a short blog for today (I think). Depends on what pops into my mind and if I don't get frustrated with Blogspot by the time I am finished with my typing. Seems I have to type and not see what I am typing cause blogspot does not acknowledge immediately what I am typing.....get what I am saying? There seems to be a pause in the communication between my typing and the typing getting on this blog..oh well, so what else is new....nothing works and I mean NOTHING works!!!! My pet peeve for the day!!!!

My doggie is sick today, he's throwing up alot. Seems this happened once before and we came very close to having him put down. Then he snapped out of it. Kylie has been sick too. But she is younger and seems to be able to handle what ever it is. We found out the Pastor's dogs are throwing up there something in the water? Sad to watch the dogs, they can't tell you what is wrong, you can only guess and hope you are right in doing what you are doing. Well, we will see how Hyko is on Monday, he did take his pills and have a little to eat, so that was a good sign, but then 3 hours later he threw it all up. (sigh)

Well, talking about health and all......I did get the results back on my blood test for hepatitis abc and d, everything was negative. In the ultra sound, the liver is normal but the gall bladder had a stone. Will have to google gall stones and see what is recommended.........maybe it will dissolve on it's own. God could do that in a flash!!!!

Another recommendation was that I am to lose some that could be a challenge for me, although at this point, after being taken off all medication may have been a blessing in disguise, I don't have to fight the meds and what they are doing to this body. To date, I have tried to eliminate all sugar and sodium the best I can. BUT you know how much sugar and sodium is in the foods we eat....geez it is a losing battle there alone!!! Two lbs have come off since last week, my goal.....two pounds next week and every week till the end of June. WI (weigh in) will be June 30th....hows that????

So maybe my red bow will look good on me in a month.....hahahahaha!!!!

Next Tuesday the 5th is voting day for the re-call......I am hoping Scott Walker wins......He was rightfully voted in the 1st time and should stay in till the next election. At least give him a chance to do what he was elected to do. So far as I am concerned, he is doing just that.

Have not been doing much with my Etsy store lately, really need to get some cards in there. My lack of inspiration and motivation can be a problem at times, guess there is so much going on lately that I can't seem to focus. I will work on that this month and like losing a few pounds, will get a few new cards in my store. Hopefully!!!

Have a great day and keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh.
Cheers ~ Louise


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