Serenity Sunday

My allergies have me so down that I have not been out much. I was so groggy at Easter dinner I forgot to take pictures.  I stole one from my son-in-law. He did such a good job on this one it looks professional.

Daenerys in my shade garden

My daughter sporting her new haircut it was waist long.

We had a great dinner. and fun visit. I don’t see my daughter and granddaughter near enough. Sometime this summer I plan to go stay a few days again.

Did you have a good Easter? (or a good weekend for those not celebrating) Did you visit or have any family visit? We are still eating ham LOL.

Serenity Sunday~Birthday fun

Friday was my son’s birthday. He is 36. Wow! How time flies.

My son and Daughter

My son me and his two kids.                            Me, my daughter and two granddaughters.

Me and the three grandies. We finally got Daenerys still.

 

Foodie Friday ~~If you smoke it they will come

Foodie Thursday

When shopping last week Hubby bought a  huge turkey. We prefer to smoke ribs and Boston butt for BBQ rather than grill it. Hubby decided to smoke a whole turkey even though I said it was excessive for us. He said if we smoke it, they will come. So I called the daughter and son, and they did offer to come over last Friday.  Everyone demolished the turkey. (Of course, the furbabies got their parts as well.) My son and daughter took home a bit of leftovers. I think they both like turkey salad.  I guess now I know how to get the kids together. *eyes the ribs in the fridge*

Here is my hubby’s  Turkey recipe

One turkey (ours was around 20 pounds)

1 and one-half jars of raspberry jam

salt/ pepper

He seasoned the turkey and loosened the skin sliding the jam underneath the skin and inside the carcass.

We smoked it following the smokers guidelines overnight. It was ready by noon.

I made mashed potatoes,  frozen corn, and stuffing.

Good food and good family.

All in all, it wasn’t too expensive to feed so many people. The turkey was around 20 dollars, the jam around two bucks a jar. I was surprised how juicy and tasty it was. I did have a few leftovers myself for a couple of other meals, making it even less expensive.

Do you like smoked turkey? Do you like to make one thing you can turn into many meals?

Cat’s Meow–Birthdays galore! #birthday #mondayblog

 

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This weekend two of my three grandies had Birthdays.

Drake turned 11. We all chipped in to get him a TV for his room to play his games on ad Hubby is making him a TV table for it. I cleaned house all day Saturday and made Drake his favorite meal of Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits gravy and Chocolate cake. I also Met my son’s new girlfriend. She is very sweet. I think I am going to like her.

My youngest Granddaughter turned Three Jan 22. Here she is with her mom.

Posing!

I got to go visit for a while. We took her birthday gifts, a plastic stove, some plastic food and dishes, and a cute plastic waffle maker. She seemed to enjoy it all. We also got her Smurfs two but didn’t get a chance to watch with her.

Watching Papa put the stove together…..cuting the play fruit.

My Step grandson Jacob also turns 16 this month. My Nephew’s wife has a birthday, Thier youngest daughter will be 4( I think)

I have a Nephew with a birthday today. Happy Birthday Landon! My Brother’s  soon to be daughter had her first birthday ( she is 10, but this had been her first celebration so she called it her first) and my oldest stepdaughter has a birthday this month as well. My close friend Jackie had hers on the 10th and My dear friend, beta, critique and editor friend Ellie Mack had one on the 2nd( right befor me)I hope I haven’t missed anyone.To all of you celebrating Birthdays this month or with family members celebrating, I wish you the happiest Birthday ever!

 

 

If you can dream it~~~~~You Can Do It!

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