Monday, June 19, 2017

What's For Dinner?

  1. Ahi tuna steak with peach salsa.
  2. Sauteed veggies and ham, topped with an egg.
  3. Nachos.
  4. Spaghetti squash stuffed with sun dried tomatoes, chicken, and cheese.
  5. One pan dinner in the oven.
  6. Chilled quinoa and salmon salad.
  7. Fried catfish with peach salsa.
  8. Puff pastry tart with prosciutto, peaches, goat cheese and rosemary.

So that's what we've been eating lately!
Anything good coming out of your kitchen?

Friday, June 16, 2017

Random Thoughts

  1. My spring cleaning job for the week was to clean/purge/organize the shelves in our family room.  Some things went to the thrift store, some to my etsy shop and everything got washed or dusted.   It had been a while since I removed everything from those shelves. The dust was like felt..well, maybe not that bad....but there was dust and cobwebs aplenty. haha.  Much better now and the fresh arrangement makes me happy.
  2. If you're my friend on Instagram, you know that a couple of weeks ago I bought 50 pounds of Georgia peaches from The Peach Truck! We've been enjoying them all kinds of ways for most of our meals! We've eaten them fresh, biting into them with juice running down our arms and I've made them into lots of sweet and savory dishes. Fresh peach salsa on fried catfish was our favorite and the peach ice cream I made today was pretty good, too!  Now there are a nice variety of things in jars and in the freezer to enjoy this winter. Very fun and worth all the work!  I have about a dozen left to finish off in the next few days!
  3. I got my veggie garden planted a couple of weeks ago!  It's just a little thing..just the right size to enjoy without it taking up all of my time.  Tomato, cherry tomato, zucchini, jalapeno, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, cucumber and bell peppers.  One plant of each does us just fine.  I also planted a few rows of rainbow carrots, radishes and sugar snap peas.  The blackberry and blueberry bushes are looking good for their second season and it looks like we'll be enjoying a pie or two, at least from the blackberry.  I've heard that the blueberries don't give you much for the first two years.  I think I see 4 blueberries in total. haha.  Hopefully next year!
What's been keeping you busy?
Hope you're having a good June so far!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I Spy With My Little Eye

At first I thought it was a snake, curled down into 
this old watering can full of pink geraniums!
But looking closer, it was this little toad.
He got an unexpected shower when I watered the
flowers but he didn't seem to mind at all!

He also didn't mind having a conversation with me
and he seems to love having his head rubbed!
I told him to beware of the cats and I'd be back
tomorrow to give him another shower!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sunday Afternoon

And we didn't move for hours!
I was the only one watching NASCAR, though. ha.

Sunday, June 11, 2017


Haven't shown you Star in a while!
She follows me everywhere during the day, all week long.
But come evenings and weekends, she's all about The Mister!
She runs to the back door to greet him when he comes home,
sleeps on his feet and watches him do chores on Saturday....
....even if it's through the window. haha.
She's doing great and we're still seeing improvement in her...
her coat looks so much better and she's put on a few pounds!