Share Your World ~ Oct. 16, 2017

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If you had to move to a country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? I would like to go to Great Britain. I have a lot of ancestors that were from England. I think the country side over there is beautiful and I love their accents.

What color would you like your bedroom to be? I like my bedroom to be light blue gray with white molding.

What makes you Happy? Make a list of things in your life that bring you joy.             1. Having some quiet time in the evening after my husband stops watching TV all night long.                                                                                                                         2. Walking 3x week,. I used to walk a mile but now got out of the habit on account of the weather and then we had some cold weather. Need to start up again. I felt better and I could get into my skinny clothes and had more energy.                                             3. Helping people find answers to their genealogy questions and then coming back to share their finds with me. (kind of that old saying “Have I done any good today”)              4. Creating and designing gifts for friends, relatives or grandchildren.                            5. Playing The Memory Game with my grandchildren                                                        6. Going to car shows to look at neat cars someone took the time to restore                  7. Researching whether for recipe, or idea or genealogy or helping someone find information                                                                                                                          8. Being compassionate,

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.  

I had loads of tomatoes both Roma and another kind but it escapes me what they are. I had in my mind to can them for later use. Then I was at the dentist one day last week and we got to talking about gardens. My dentist mentioned his wife made spaghetti sauce and put them in ziplock bags. I had never heard of doing that before. He said they had 46 bags so they could have one a week. I thought that was amazing.  So I came home and decided instead of just  putting up tomatoes that I would make spaghetti sauce and put then in ziplock freezer bag for later use. This is the book I got my recipe out of to make my sauce: Product Details

I used the recipe on page 110, but I did tweaked it to my liking. I added rehydrated zucchini, mushrooms to my sauce. I ended up with 7 bags of sauce.The recipe called for canned tomatoes but I used my garden tomatoes.

Then my husband reminded me today on the way home from running errands that I needed to make a dish for tomorrow’s potluck. So I pulled out my spaghetti sauce and put them in microwave to defrost somewhat. Then placed then in sauce pan to finish thawing out in the pan. I actually ended up making two lasagna. One was with spinach and Italian Sausage. The other one was more vegetarian I used mushrooms, zucchini, spinach, carrots. The meat one is for the church potluck tomorrow The other one will be for lunches for next week. I had a large Ricotta Whole Milk Cheese container and the expiration date on the container said the 19th, so I thought I had better use this up instead of having to waste this. So that is why I decided to make two casserole dishes.. It was easy for me to make another one because all the ingredients was already sitting around on the counter from making the first lasagna. I just remembered to that I had not filled out Monday questionnaire so I am little behind but so be it. I had the draft started but hadn’t gone to get the questions out yet.

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Leaf Desgin

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As we step out to go to church today, just outside of the door but to the right of our door on the house was this cool looking insect. .I had never seen one that had a body that looked like a leaf, it was just so neat that I wanted to share it here with you

He’s hanging on facing down or we thought it was to cold for him to move. But it has a leaf body, have you ever seen anything this close up?

When I went to take compost out today, he was still hangin on. Our house is olive green and he actually blends pretty good. I was just amazed that he was still there on Monday morning.

Share Your World Sept. 25, 2017

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What is your favorite outdoor activity? My favorite outdoor activity is sitting around a  fire cooking marshmallows with family members particularly my grandchildren.

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger? I use to love to drive but now I like being passenger and read books, it is less stressful.

If you could have three wishes granted for you alone, what would they be?

My first wish would be to have a mother / daughter relationship with my daughter.

My second wish is to travel and visit some of my girl friends and treat them to dinner and enjoy each others company.

My third wish is to be more spiritual and be in tune with Heavenly Father.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?    I actually have photo this week. I am in charge of an Art Show we have this yearly at our library where I work. I am the Art Coordinator. We are going on our 8th year. I actually made a collage- I was inspired by my parents wedding day – they were in this cool car and I have always liked the color of it and the window. I think it is 1940 DeSoto. My parents teenage years were during the 1940’s. My dad met mom at a  skating roller rink.  They were married in April 1950 I went on line to see what was going on during that era and this is what I came up with . They are still living and mom turned 91 in June and Dad will turn 91 on Oct. 31, yes he is Halloween baby. Mom used to like to jitterbug and dance around the house. This is honoring them.20170926_174145

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Shopping, Errands to run, feel like staying home, where ever you are going to be. Why not start out your day with yummy and energetic green smoothie.

This is what I put in mine today:

1 banana, 1/3 cup Aldi’s Coconut Milk, 2 large handful of Spinach – blend these together. Then add 1 Tbsp. Chia seeds, 1/2 pkg. of frozen mango from Sav a lot, 1/2 avocado, 1 lime squeezed, plus a little zest and blend and 2 Tbsp. plain whole milk yogurt..

The possibilities are endless.

From Kitchen of Prairie Pine Peddler

Friday Pizza Night

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Friday is pizza night at our house. I usually get the dough out from the freezer and set it out till I leave for work in the morning.. Then it goes back into the refrigerator. When hubby comes home he pulls it out until I come home.

I rolled out my dough on the counter with flour underneath it,  I rolled it till it was about 16 inch to fit on my round pizza pan.. Then instead of spraying my pan, I  decided to try putting flour on instead. Then layed out my dough so I could dress it. My husband likes anchovies fillets and I like to keep  his side separate from mine as I don’t care for them at all.  Last week one got on my side and it was yuck.  After my dough is on the pan, I spray it with olive oil on the dough, sprinkle some Italian Seasonings on  top. then I laid out hubby pepperoni.on his side of the pizza.

So tonight I tried something different. I cut very thin rings of onions and sauteed them in olive oil in a black cast iron pan to they were soft, lightly browned, continuing to turn them over so they would not burn on one side. Then I added some sliced button mushrooms and sauteed them and added some garlic and stirred a few more minutes and divided them between the pizzas.

This is my side of the pizza –, his pizza is lined with pepperoni all the ways around so I could keep his toppings inside of that therefore and hopefully I would not run into one his anchovy fillets.

 then we cook our pizza for 8 minutes with out the cheese on it in a 425 degree oven in the middle shelf. When it comes out we cover it first with mozzarella cheese that we shred ourselves. I like to use a salad shooter as it is less work.

Then I like to sprinkle on the  parmesan cheese. Everytime I use this I think about my mom. She told me when she was little girl her father would take her and her sister down to see his mother, she was 100% Italian Grandmother. Her father would buy piece of parmesan  cheese to take and give to his mother. Since that time she told me, I quit using the process parmesan cheese and like to buy the real cheese myself.

By the way if you ever visit Wisconsin they are known for their cheese. So now when I go up there I usually get two chucks parmesan cheese  and it will last me all year long.   as you can see I didn’t cover the edges where the pepperoni was as I wanted to know how to cut this when it coves out of the oven.. Then after putting the two cheeses on , I put it back in for 7-8 minutes to melt the cheese over the pizza. Don’t forget to spriggle Italian Seasonings mixture over this. You can buy it already made at  Dollar Tree or grocery store will carry this as well.  Or buy it from natural food store. Come to think of it I did buy mine from Austin Parker a natural food store where one can buy it by the ounce. .Then I poured it into the container I had at home. This is my finished product.

Share my world ~ 24 July 2017

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List some of your favorites types of teas.

My step daughter turned me onto this Tension Tamer Herbal Tea because it was suppose to be good for people that got stressed out. So this use to be my all time favorite. 

Then a couple of years ago we went to Colorado. One the places we visited was the Boulder, Colorado and went thru the Celestial Seasoning Factory. While one was waiting to go on the tour through the factory, they had all the teas out to taste test. I fell in love with Bengal Spice Tea, I can make this and drink it straight without adding any sugar or honey sweetner. 

My daughter turned me on to a Chai Latte and so I bought this at Trader Joe’s version because it was suppose to be caffeine free.

If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?

Just a bump in the road, you win some and lose some. Just keep pluggin forward.

Irregardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility: If you could be an athlete what would do do?  As I was reflecting on this, I read Cee’s answer about what a certain show left impression on her or things she learned from that show. The show that is really old but I can still remember a few of the shows in my mind is TV show about old Chinese man that teaches young student how to be disciple and it was also about  martial art but on the same plain it was about controlling one’s self.

What are a couple of things could people do for you on a really bad day that would really help you?         Be a good listener, hug or share something to get my mind off what I am stewing about.

  What are you grateful for from last week,Because of the weather, we or rather I planted my garden in later than  normal. We either  had cold weather or rain it was impossible to get into the garden to plant etc.. When I went to nursery to buy plants, I called ahead of time to see if they were open and if she had any plants I wanted left, She told me a lot of people got their gardens in late this year. So I didn’t feel bad. . This is my first pickin from my garden that I picked tonight –  nice head of broccoli that I am going to freeze

and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  Well I had MRI, and I was told all my life that I had slipped disk, turns out I have vertebra slipping that is putting strain on the spinal cord and sciatic nerve.

 I can get this pain under control if I do some physical therapy. I am thankful that I don’t have to go under the knife. So I will be doing Physical Therapy three times a week for the next three weeks. 

 

Cool Crop Duster

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Boy did we have an unusual experience this afternoon. I was inside when my husband asked me to come outside. There was this terrific sound and I was not sure what he was going to show me. All of sudden out of nowhere across our trees it flew over, you could hear the noise of his engine really really loud. The trees stand next to our driveway.  He was flying so low that he looked like he was going down our country road that is in front of our house. . Boy did I want a picture of that. I ran back into the house to get my  camera on my phone. But he didn’t come that close again. I could hear the sound of his engine it was almost fearful. He traveled back and forth then going down into the corn crop across the street from where we lived.

Then he started making bigger circles that he went further out and he crossed over our yard out further and then he circle around drop really close to the ground. You see he was spraying the corn with something. It was a one man plane. The plane was painted a bright yellow color so you could not miss it.. So you could see it and hear it very plainly.

It was something else. the big excitement for us for the day. Hope I explained it well enough that you could imagine yourself here today.