Flower Power

I don't know about you but I've had my fill of this lockdown. Even though I have plenty of hobbies to keep me busy, the monotony of every day repeating itself is driving me crazy. I feel like I'm trapped in the "Groundhog Day" movie! So I'm going to think good thoughts about Summer and my flower beds and how much I enjoy tending them.
Here's some shots from previous years...


I hope you enjoyed your visit!

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An Amish Gathering

An Amish gathering in a home to worship on a chilly, Sunday morning. The Amish don't gather in a church building because they believe that they don't have to. They believe God can be worshipped anywhere and consider their daily lives part of worship.





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Homemade Vegetable Soup



There's nothing better than a piping hot bowl of homemade vegetable soup when it's chilly outside!
This recipe is one that I make often and I use just about every vegetable under the sun...the more the better, right? I don't even measure most of the ingredients...just add as much as you like.


Here's the recipe:

2-pound ground beef, browned and drained
1/2 head cabbage, chopped
1  onion, chopped
2 large diced potatoes

Add fresh or frozen of the following ingredients:
carrots
green beans
 corn
chopped broccoli
chopped cauliflower

add:
2-14.5oz. cans of stewed tomatoes, chopped
1 - 8oz. cans tomato sauce
2  teaspoons minced garlic
parsley
celery seed
salt
pepper
and my favorite ingredient for flavor...1 envelope of beef stew seasoning.
Serve with some crusty bread or crackers... yummy!!


A visit from the Easter Bunny...

This is our first great-grandbaby, Luke. It's his first Easter and that's his Grandma in the Bunny suit!

 She keeps him a couple days through the week when they are working. She is off work for two days and she has been visiting the homes of her co-workers and the kids can see her out the windows (social distancing). When it gets dark, she comes back and hides plastic eggs in the yard so that they will be able to have an egg hunt on Easter morning! Today is her birthday and this is how she's spending it!

Apple blossoms

Signs of spring... 
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Stuffed Omelet

With everyone across the nation at home on lockdown, this is a great time to try new recipes. That is as long as you have the ingredients on hand. It's not so easy to just run out to the market on the spur of the moment these days. We have decided to only shop every 10 days and check that list twice.
It's a good time to use up the stock in your pantry.

 I've been making breakfast omelets:
Recipe:
Melt a teaspoon of butter in a non-stick pan over medium heat. 
Whip two eggs with a teaspoon of water for each omelet. pour in the skillet and spread to cover the bottom. Turn the heat down to medium-low and cover with a lid. 

When the egg is cooked, add your filling. We prefer sliced pepperoni and shredded cheddar cheese because we always have it on hand but you could use anything...sausage, ham, shredded beef, or vegetables, any type of cheese...anything works!
After filling, use a large spatula to flip the first side. Hold with the spatula for a few seconds to help the melting cheese hold it in place. Then flip the second side to the center...add the lid for a second or two to heat through..

Plate it up and add some salsa, if desired, to top it off!


So easy but so good!

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