Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tuesday 4 Meme ~ The 4th of July

I'm back after a little break... the world went crazy and I wasn't in the best frame of mind to be here on my blog... but I am in a much better place. I have missed visiting you all!!

I am happy to see that Annie from Cottage by the Sea is continuing on with the Tuesday 4 that Toni started.

Questions will be up for you here at 9PM on Sunday nights which will give enough time to answer and post on your own blog on Tuesdays. I hope you will enjoy these. Thanks for joining!

Welcome to Tuesday 4 which was started by Toni Taddeo
 and kept up in memory and honor of her.

This week, let's talk about the Fourth of July.

1. Do you think the 4th is an important holiday?Why , why not? I do. More than ever now with all the craziness in the world. Its the birthday of our country, and while there are some that don't believe in our country, I still do and it should be celebrated by all!

2. How do you celebrate? If you are not American, do you celebrate your nation's national holiday? Usually the hubs and I will head downtown to see the fireworks, but sadly this year they have been cancelled. So we will just sit home and listen to the random ones that we hear go off in the background of our neighborhood. I have my Patriotic hutch all set up.

3. In the time of Laura Ingals Wilder, all Americans read the Declaration of Independence every year on the 4th and lemonade was a big treat for the town picnic.
Do you read the Declaration of Independence? I have not, but plan on starting this year
Or, your nations important papers? these I have not
How about lemonade? Are you a fan? Love lemonade! I have a nice huge pitcher in the fridge as I type!

4. Picnic, eat inside the house or eat out for the 4th? A picnic sounds lovely, maybe this will be something the hubs and I do... along with bringing the kayaks and take a float around a lake!!!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Happy Homemaker Monday

It has been a hot minute since I last did a HHM. Feb 17th to be exact, shortly after that post the world went nutss. I have been in a negative space and knew I would not like what I wrote, so I chose to remain quiet here on my blog. But I am back, and in a much better place! I have missed visiting with you all!

I am linking up with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Head on over to find some other great bloggers.

For Today... June 28th, 2020

The weather... Its 66° right now, and the high for today is 91°. Its going to be in the 90's all week.

How I am feeling this morning... hot.... a sticky hot! The air is on already, and will probably be on all day and through the night (we only have a small window unit for the downstairs, the upstairs gets really hot, so our attic fan will be on all night as well.

On my mind... the world, while it doesn't have me in such a state of mind like it has for the last few months, I am still worried as to what will unfold.

On the breakfast plate... toast and a bottle of water

On my reading pile... Nothing at the moment

On my tv... Heartland and Yellowstone - and Looming Tower on Hulu

On the menu this week
Monday ~ spaghetti and garlic bread
Tuesday ~ burgers, fries and peaches
Wednesday ~ breakfast - waffles, sausage and orange juice
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ leftovers
Saturday ~ ??
Sunday ~ ??

From the camera... My Patriotic Hutch and Kayaking with the hubs

Looking around the house... Its fairly picked up, just some dog toys scattered about

Chore I'm not looking forward to today or this week... cleaning the garbage can...ugh

To relax this week, I will... crochet and cross stitch

On my prayer list... Our country. There is so much division and its unsettling.

Devotional/Bible Verse/Quote...

In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!

Sunday, June 28, 2020


When you are tired of all of the crap that is going around you in this crazy messed up world, and things finally work out, you break out the kayaks and go float down a river with your guy! It makes things all right again... well for a little while!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tasty Tuesday ~ English Muffin Bread

This will make 2 loaves.

5 cups all-purpose flour
2 envelopes Fleischmann's RapidRise yeast
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cup water


In a large bowl, combine 1 1/3 cup flour, ujndissolved yeast, sugar, salt and baking soda. Heat milk and water until very warm (120° to 130° F). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Place batter into 2 (8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch) loaf pans that have been greased and sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover; let rise in war, draft free place until doubled in size, about 45-60 minutes.

Bake at 400° F for 25 minutes or until done. Remove from pans cool on wire rack. Slice' toast to serve.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tasty Tuesday ~ Pulled Pork


2 1/2 - 5 pounds pork loin, fat trimmed
2 - 4 cups barbeque sauce
2-3 onions (I didn't use that many)
6-8 hamburg buns or hard rolls


Place pork loin in crock pot, top with onion and barbeque sauce.

Cover and cook on low 7-9 hrs or high 4-5 hrs.

Remove pork and shred with fork. Add back into pot and coat with sauce.

Server with buns and enjoy!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tasty Tuesday ~ No Peeking Beef Tips

No peeking beef tips

1 can sprite or any lemon lime sodas can
1 can cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup
1 packet dry onion soup mix
2 lb stew meat

Place stew meat in slow cooker then sprinkle dry soup mix over that then carefully pour the liquid mixture over the stew meat that is already placed in slow cooker and cook high 4 hrs no need to peek really!! Then serve over cooked noodles or mashed potatoes!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tasty Tuesday ~ Cherry Dump Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
2 (21 oz) cans cherry pie filling
1 tsp almond extract, divided
1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick), melted

Preheat oven to 350f degrees.

Spray a 9 x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Stir 1/2 tsp almond extract into each can of pie filling and stir.

Pour both cans of cherry pie filling into prepared baking dish.

Sprinkle yellow cake mix evenly over cherry pie filling.

Slowly pour melted butter all over the top of the cake mix.

Do your best to drizzle it all over. It won't cover all the cake mix.

Bake for about 50-60 minutes (until topping is golden brown)