Friday, July 24, 2009

Okay, so it's not how you get a deer home in Kansas, BUT I do know how to cook them now (after properly dressed and fresh frozen). Mmmmm... butterfly steaks simmered slowly in apple juice, then topped with sauted onions, spices - thyme, basil, and rosemary leaves - then with a spaghetti sauce. Served with spaghetti noodles and Parmesan cheese. Tender, tasty, and low fat.

Hmmm, this is a delightful little group! This is from artist Tasha Tuder, she was a lovely watercolor artist who did the lovely work in the Secret Garden and The doll house. Lovely little books to read.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Independence Day is in the past. The flurry of activities beginning early Friday morning through late, late Saturday night left many of us exhausted, sunburned and weary. Lots of clean up and lots of leftover food and lots of paper were shuttled into the trash barrel.

My dear husband and I enjoyed the visit of our daughter and her husband over the weekend. We celebrated my father’s 80th birthday with a family dinner at Silver Lake Restaurant; attended the 4th of July picnic in Eskridge, Kansas on Saturday; did a little geocaching at the Eskridge Cemetery; found a little dog named Pugsley and was instrumental in getting him back to his mistress; sorted through baby things (no I am not a grandmother); watched a fantastic fireworks display at Lake Wabaunsee; and stayed up to 1:00 A.M. listening to our neighborhood revelers’ fireworks! Needless to say, Sunday was as busy, but the evening was pleasant enough for a motorcycle ride over to Alma.

We did take a leisurely ride around the perimeter road of the lake early Saturday evening. Cars were everywhere; motorcycles were everywhere; and the golf carts monopolized the roadway and the smell of gunpowder filled the air! Additionally, our little neighbor (named Ray), who came by our house on his big-wheels trike, said that the cops were giving tickets to a lot of people. Sure enough, the Sherriff’s Patrol was on duty, watching for speeders and golf cart violators. Yep, the most traffic at the lake and on the lake that I’ve seen in quite a while.

But it was fun! I hope your holiday was fantastic and safe. Until next time, take care and God bless you and your family! Vicky