Thi is a small area that runs off the main river located behind my dad’s in Hannibal.MO. sometimes you can see the Catfish in it.
Hi, Y’all. This week I was all geared up to make a nice memorial day post with pictures of the family, my new grill, and some recipes. Earlier this week I slipped off the porch and messed up the ligaments in my ankle and am unable to stand. I have a splint and crutches but its hard to do anything hopping on one foot holding the blasted things. I’m not sure if the kids are coming over and taking over the cooking or if it will just be hubby and I. I don’t like being waited on so I think we may postpone for a few weeks. I will probably also cook in the oven as well since I don’t see me hopping down the back porch steps to grill.
A great meal that is easy and quick as well are hobo packs. They are so many ways to make these, and you can also easily customize them for each family member.
A basic my husband makes the Hamburger, potato.
1 lb hamburger
1 medium potato per person ( peeled and cubed)
1 onion we like sweet or red (sliced or chopped)
1 bell pepper or a few colorful sweet peppers ( chopped)
fresh mushrooms(optional but I love them)(chopped)
Garlic (optional I love it he doesn’t)
The one pound will make four packs, or you can make one large one. We usually make two half pounders.
Cut the foil into the sizes you need
Put the meat down( you can make a patty or crumble it—we like the crumbles) Add the potatoes, vegetables, and season well. Fold the foil up and roll it making sure it’s tightly sealed, or you will have a mess.( it is best to use heavy duty) If baking in the oven, use a sheet pan for easy removal and to keep spills t a minimum. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes open the bake about 10 to brown the potatoes a bit if desired. The kids like cheddar cheese added as well.
Another foil pack we like is done with chicken breast. It is the same, but I add some frozen or fresh green beans, broccoli or asparagus( fresh works best).
Pork chops are delicious cooked in foil too. You can substitute the potatoes for sweet potatoes and/ or add apples.
Pork loin makes a good fall choice with root veggies such as turnips, carrots, potatoes, and apples too.
My mom used this method a lot when we camped when I was young. She called them hobo pouches. Now I call them easy since there is little cleanup. Cooke dump on the plate, toss foil. Voila!
Have you ever cooked in foil? Do you have a favorite recipe you cook in foil?
Today I continue the spring cleaning post with a guest post from Neatorobotics.com/blog. (I am not affiliated. I am strictly sharing some interesting information and checklists) They messaged me and would like to share some expert tips and some checklists.
Take a long, slow look around your living room. As the winter weather fades with its many death throes, and the warmth of the Springtime sun reaches out into the corners of your hours, you’re probably noticing the same thing that most everyone across the Northern Hemisphere is noticing: dust, dirt and the evidence of a well-used living space. It’s an inevitable cycle of life, of course. Winter weather drives us indoors. While we may head out into the biting cold every now and again, we spend much more time indoors during the winter, evading Jack Frost as much as we possibly can. It comes as no surprise that the yearly flu season often tends to trickle ebb and flow with the seasons. We’re stuck inside our cozy walls, caring less about making a mess and more about staying warm, spending time with family and spreading a few communal germs around in the process.
This only leaves one question left burning deeply in your winter-worn brain: Where do I even start? As with many things in life, the good organization starts with a List. After coming to terms with the fact that the cleaning must get done, you’ll want to begin the arduous task of cataloguing all of the many areas that you know are going to need attention. Of course, even Santa Claus had to do more than make a list and check it twice. His schedules are about as complicated as they come. At the end of the day, he’d be remiss if he didn’t have the helpful assistance of his cheery elves and loving wife. If you lack either of those (or if you have them, and they’re somewhat less than cooperative), there are always some experts to turn to who may know a thing or two about getting the job done.
I hope you find a list or two that will help you start you cleaning projects. Next week I hope to share my office (If I get it completely cleaned LOL)
If you can dream it~~You can do it!
Hi, Y’all welcome back to writing romance A-Z. This week is letter D.
Dear can be used as an Adjective, Noun, and adverb. As an adjective, it means regarded with deep affection or expensive. As a Noun, it is used as an affectionate form of address. Such as ‘My dear’. As an adverb, it is used in expressions of surprise, dismay, or sympathy.
Darling is both a noun and adjective. As a noun, it is also a form of address such as my darling, my love, sweetheart As an adjective it means beloved. I think this is a good romantic word.
Derrière is a sexy way to say butt or buttocks.
Death may not be romantic but can be a catalyst in a romance. Perhaps a lover dies, or a parent.
Decadence. I love this word. It could be a decadent meal or a room full of romantic things such as candles, roses plush bedding.
Devilish could be a description of a handsome man or used in a paranormal story.
Dapper and Dashing are more great descriptive words, especially in Regency or historical romances.
Dazzling could be a character’s smile, eyes, or a sparkling outfit.
Debonair, again we have a great descriptive for a leading man. I think back in the early 90’s, a suit and a hat. A man full of confidence, stylish and charming.
Delicate could be a situation or an Item.
Delectable, Delicious could be used for describing a kiss, a first night or a romantic meal.
Delightful is fun, happy.
Desirable, Desired means wanted, sexy.
Devoted, this brings me memories of a movie and makes me want to sing. It means loyalty and loving
Dewy is a good descriptive to describe a woman’s skin or eyes if they are sad or teary.
Disarming. Shocked, knocking off guard like a charming smile.
Divine is another word that means good but evokes a lot better emotion. The dinner was divine, or the date was divine (I slipped in another d word.)
Doting would be like a possessive person showing lots of affection.
Dovelike I love this term. I see something sweet or soft.
Dreamy. Another word I like. Like a faraway look.
Dynamite is a great explanation or something’s magnificent like man…That was Dynamite!
Dulcet is quality. A sweet, soothing calming voice or sound.
Now let’s go to the exclamations and dirty words!
Darn is used for the sweeter books. I tend to use it a lot.
Damn, I have started to use this one since it does sound more grown up than darn or drat.
Dick could be a name. But alas it’s a word used in erotic or spicier books with explicit sex scenes to describe a man’s body part.
There are much more, like drag, draft, diplomat, but I have to stop somewhere.
Can you think of some good ways to use some of these D words?
And don’t forget..if you can Dream it“ you can do it.