I can “cook essentials”

January 18, 2017

John’s mom wanted to get us an air fryer for Christmas. I wasn’t super excited about a “gadget” that I knew was going to take up quite a bit of space but I selected a color and said OK. John assured me we could return it. I didn’t promise to keep it on the counter. Deal. 

The fryer came. We took it to Missouri to my parents to test drive it over the New Year holiday. An instant hit. 

Since that time we’ve tried multiple items and for the first time tonight, I did a large chicken breast for him. I looked on @pinterest for a guideline on time and temp and ended up breading the chicken in a little panko bread crumb after covering it in a little ranch (because it was handy) and some tumeric for his high BP. It turned out excellent! How exciting. 

Skimm that sh*t!

October 1, 2015

That’s what the button says… follow this link and see for yourself.  You’ll love it!

An early morning smile

December 10, 2014

Meeow BH Tag

I didn’t really feel like decorating that day but the next day was going to be December 1 already!  I had to do it AND it was nearly 50 degrees outside.  It would really have been the wrong move to put it off…so this is what I came up with that afternoon.  I went rustic Christmas with items I bought (very few), collected or was given.  (My basement is FULL of stuff!)  Knowing I wanted to go this style, I had already purchased the ribbon so I was in pretty good shape.

Thanks to my mom for bringing home the fresh greens from her house in Missouri.  I always use fresh greens to fill my flower boxes each winter.  It’s good to have a source that barters in wine and conversation!

Merry Christmas!

2014 front porch christmas

October 1

October 1, 2014

My favorite season is here AND my favorite month. I’m going to make every effort to value and enjoy each day (even though I can’t believe it is here ALREADY!).

Happy Birthday to my brother Bill today.

If you haven’t already and particularly if you are in your 40’s, I recommend listening to “Bossy Pants” by Tina Fey. I just started it on my commute this morning. VERY enjoyable and I’m amazed at how much of it I can relate to. I might even go so far as to say it’s inspiring me (MIGHT – don’t want to set expectations that I’m going to DO anything with the inspiration).

Happy day all!

jen

back deck lockport street 062014

Last weekend we had a great time visiting in Missouri.  My nephew Ely graduated from Plattsburg High School.  It was a really nice ceremony and it was so good to see him SO happy!

Visiting after the graduation with Ely and his brother Sammy, and seeing people I haven’t seen in a long time was just as good as I expected.  An important note:  John got to meet Sam’s mom which is something Sam was very excited to have happen.  I just love that the two of them have become such good friends.

Here’s a picture from the day before when John and I were out roaming the countryside.

Having fun in the country!

Having fun in the country!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to the long weekend at home to paint for the show at the Growing Place on June 21, and to work in the yard!

Hope the weather is as beautiful by you as it is here.  Happy Memorial Day weekend all!

Cheers!

jen (by jennifer)