Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Loving my names for stuff aren't you? LOL I know, you probably think I'm weird and I guess so at times.
But come on, the name grabbed you and the flavors will have your tongue slapping your brain it's so good.
Tomatoes, bacon and cucumbers with a dab of ranch thrown in the mix. Simple, delicious and a great side dish or alone. There's not a ton of ingredients to buy, if you're like me, they are already in your home.

6 grape tomatoes quartered
1 small/mini hot house cucumber diced
3 TBSP of chopped crispy bacon
1 TBSP ranch dressing
Mix it all together and you're done. See, simple and delicious!

This has become my new "go to" salad. Each evening I get home, dice up the cucumber and slice the tomatoes, mix and eat, then I start supper. See I have this bad habit of going all day and not eating. So when I get home, I'm starving. With this quick simple salad I can eliminate over eating supper and junk food. It's a win win for me. Healthy, quick, delicious and hopefully it will help me get back on track and drop some pounds. Fingers crossed anyway.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Jalapeno Crusted Fried Turkey Cutlet Sandwich - FEB FF

Who likes fried onions? You know the ones like you put on top of a green bean casserole, which by the way I do NOT eat. eww
So anyway, the company that makes the fried onions, now has fried jalapeno!! I thought "OH MAN" that lends itself to all sorts of possibilities.
I walked around the store with the container and my creative sparks firing all cylinders. I decided to make a sandwich but not just any sandwich. A kicked up, spicy, delicious, flavor packed sandwich.
 Jesse is my test subject. My son is def like me, a foodie through and through. He loved it so much so that he had one with the ranch and one with honey mustard.

Jalapeno Crusted Fried Turkey Cutlet Sandwich
turkey cutlet steaks (3 large ones I cut in half)
1 1/2 cups fried jalapenos, crushed

1 large tomato, sliced
mixed baby organic greens
salt and pepper to taste
multi grain thin rounds (you could use whatever type of bun you want)
Cucumber Ranch
Honey Mustard
slices of cheddar cheese
Set out three bowls,one for flour, beaten egg and crushed jalapenos. Dip the cutlet in flour, then egg, then the jalapeno. Place the cutlets in a non stick fry pan with a few tablespoons of oil. Fry until golden brown. Turkey does not take long to cook. Sprinkle with salt and pepper as soon as you remove them from the oil, but not needed. Top with a slice of cheese and allow to melt.
Place the cutlet on a bun, top with  a slice of tomato, a small handful of greens and drizzle with cucumber ranch. All set on a multi grain round. OH MAN!
An after thought I decided to forego the cheese and just add honey mustard to the bun, cutlet and tomato. OH MAN that was a different sandwich but great combo. You honestly can't go wrong either way.
Now for the Funny Friday post, scroll down...
Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Dinosaur Superhero Mommy           http://dinoheromommy.com/

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1. What mom? It's called relaxing, you should try it, you're too uptight. (Karen can't you hear AJ say this? LOL)

2. See I can balance on two legs.

3. NO my foot is not on the floor and no the chair is not touching the other one. Geez mom!

4. WOW that food was soo good I need to lay back a moment.

5. AJ PUT that chair on the floor! But mom it is. See two legs are touching, that counts.

Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile...
The Bergham Chronicles            http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com
Southern Belle Charm            http://www.southernbellecharm.com
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy           http://dinoheromommy.com/
Baking In A Tornado             http://www.BakingInATornado.com

Friday, February 17, 2017


YAY we survived Valentine's Day!! Hope you had a great one. I worked of course and took W to the doctor. I didn't expect anything and was sure nothing would happen but much to my surprise when I arrived home I found a beautiful vase of red roses, a card, chocolate covered strawberries AND supper was in the oven. Too boot my kitchen was NOT a mess! Hallelujah best part!! It was a very nice surprise.
 I bought him a lighted sign, his two favorite things, Raiders and Bud. When I saw this I KNEW I had to buy it. Oh and a Raider neck pillow.
 The morning after Valentine's I receive this text from dispatch. I was laughing so hard! Got to love auto correct!! Sorry Jenn, had to share!
This is not my photo and if I knew the original author I would give them credit as I think this is genius! When I first saw it I thought WHY would you put an egg on a sheet, then I saw the ears and was like OMGosh it's a cat! LOL Genius!
Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 9 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house. 

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:
Baking In A Tornado                   http://www.bakinginatornado.com/
Menopausal Mother                     http://www.menopausalmom.com/
Searching for Sanity                 http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com
Eileen’s Perpetually Busy            http://eileensperpetuallybusy.blogspot.com/ 
A Little Piece of Peace                 http://little-piece-of-peace.blogspot.com
Never Ever Give Up Hope                   http://batteredhope.blogspot.com 
 Dinosaur Superhero Mommy           http://dinoheromommy.com/       
Cluttered Genius                   http://www.clutteredgenius.com

Poor LMSP was give out but you will NOT bother her with big bro looking on. Hulk is such a good dog and he loves his little human. I don't care what anyone says, Pit Bulls get a bad rap. He is pit and lab mix. A big love bug.
I took my mom for her first professional manicure. She loved it. Here was the result. She kept saying she really really enjoyed it and wants to go again. It was cute. The lady doing our nails asked me if this was my mom. I said yes and she's never had a manicure. She looked shocked and said "NO? Never??" I said no. She said "how old is your mom?" I said "71" said looked shocked again. "WHAT 71! She look good!" LOL yes she does.
I stopped by my aunt's house for a little while a few Saturday's ago. When I went to leave, walking by the van I stopped. WHAT THE HECK?? There was a fish, yes a fish on the hood?! I sent my mom a text, as she was inside. I said "There's a fish on the hood of the van" I laughed and told my son, mom will be outside before we drive away." We walked to the car, got in and yep, there she was. She walked over, looked at the van and went back inside.
Later she sends me a text.
"I told your Aunt about the fish. she came outside and we found two beside the van. Then two more on the sidewalk, we followed the fish and wound up finding over 20 in the yard."
I said ??? where did they come from?
She replied "no idea but we picked them all up"
She lives about 3-4 miles from the river and does not fish. Very strange. We never did find out why or where they came from.
I took W to the dr and the nurse said:
"Can you verify your date of birth?"
To which he replies "yes"
The nurse smiles and says "when is it"
He says " January 18th"
She says "what year?"
He smiles..."every year"
Me...rolling my eyes
Nurse...politely smiles and says "okay, what year were you born?"
W says "oh, (laughs) 1962"

My daughter, her husband and a friend came to visit. We had the perfect weather, Spring weather in Feb. it was 74 on the Saturday they were here and 85 on Sunday. 85!! We had such a good time.
While walking down the side walk Stephanie had stopped to look in a window and all of a sudden she jumped back and screamed. There was a HUGE white dog in the window. He had run up while she was looking.
We all laughed so hard. The owner of the shop came out and said: I got it all on camera! Too bad I don't sell pants because I think you just wet yours!"
OMGosh we all laughed so hard.

Written on FB...
Why do you google stuff when Jesus has all the answers?
Guy comments, because I don't want to ask Jesus where to find midget porn.
OMGosh W was laughing so hard.  I said, well Jesus would NOT show him and he already knows what the doofus is looking for.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Breakfast Stackers and UYW

Each month we, those participating in the  challenge, are given 5-6 words or phrases to use in a story, poem or verse of our choice. Sometimes these words are easy to work with and flow with something that has recently happened. Other times they are a real challenge, have nothing in common and seriously tax our brains. After this new frugal recipe you will find my words and how I used them, then you find links to the other bloggers. Be sure to check them out, we have a wonderful group of bloggers who are very talented and whom I am honored to call friends. Even if I do stand in the shadows of their talent.

Breakfast Stackers
This recipe was created one Sunday morning when I was very hungry and very limited on breakfast items. Not wanting to go to the store and then cook, I decided to be frugal and use what I had on hand. The result was a delicious dish. Check it out:

4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup leftover ground beef with taco seasoning
1/2 bag of seasoned frozen waffle fries
1/3 cup finely shredded Italian cheese mix
1/3 cup bulk pork sausage
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Bake the fries and set aside. Heat up the beef and sausage, stir in the beaten eggs and cheese. Cook until done. Now stir in the cheddar.
Place the fries on a plate, top with egg/meat mix and sprinkle with remaining cheese. **Also topped with a corn relish salsa! YUM
Your words are:
tablecloth ~ chili ~ Superbowl ~ half-time show ~ football ~ boycott
They were submitted by:  http://notthatsarahmichelle.blogspot.com        

During football season there was a player who continued to sit down during the National Anthem. Many dedicated football players talked about a boycott of the NFL if the powers that be did not require him to stand.
In a form of boycott or taking a stand for her disapproval of the president, Lady Gaga performed for the half-time show at Superbowl 51. It was rumored she would say "F you" to the president and/or flip him off. I am happy to say she did neither. I do believe she made her voice known but she did it in a peaceful way. she expressed herself, show cased her talent and gave a great performance.
During the game I had company over but no tablecloth covered my table, as I have no table. So food was set out on the counter in a buffet style. No chili either, but hot wings, pizza, sausage balls, chicken tenders, a veggie tray, chips and dip. Nothing fancy but filling.
My team did not make it to the Superbowl but they did make the playoffs. So as for the SB I had no investment. I did however root for the Falcons as I will NOT cheer for the Patriots. No way no how. #RaiderNationBaby
Peace out
Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 
Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado                        http://www.bakinginatornado.com
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver 
On the Border                           http://dlt-lifeontheranch.blogspot.com/   
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy             http://dinoheromommy.com/ 
The Bergham Chronicles                  http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com  
Confessions of a part time working mom      http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/
Not That Sarah Michelle                         http://notthatsarahmichelle.blogspot.com  
Climaxed                                       http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com     

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Truffles : Friends and Family How I love ya - Poetry

This month we tossed out several themes for our poetry and tried to stay away from the spouse, lover, typical Valentine's Day stuff.
We all have family, we all have friends and I guarantee you, we all have ones we love.
For me, being a foodie, food is a big part of how I say I love you. I had planned on making truffles for this post but life has been crazy busy and I ran out of time.
BUT I have made Truffles before, so you can check these out:
HERE or HERE or even HERE

Friends and Family, How I love ya
Friends can be family
Family can be friends
if you are blessed to have both
you are blessed indeed
February is a month about love
but love should happen everyday

What is love? A feeling? An emotion?
An affair of the heart?

Love is an unselfish, all giving
time, emotion and help.
A hug, a kiss
a shoulder to cry on
someone to laugh with
someone to confide in
act crazy with
be confident in.

I am blessed to have many friends
who are closer than family
that I love dearly and can count on.

No this really isn't a poem, but I was at a loss. So be sure to follow the other links and read some Real poetry.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Love is in the air, oh! that explains the smell...#BWF Chocolate Cherry Muffins

Today is our monthly "blog with friends" post. We pick a theme and then each blogger puts their own spin on it. The theme "love is in the air" was chosen. Well, my first thought was LOVE STINKS yeah yeah, the song from many years ago. Then I thought, hmm what's that smell? Oh yeah, that explains it. I laughed to myself and thought about what I love... chocolate, cherries, baking, sweets, oh wait back up...chocolate cherry muffins! That's it and so I set about making these little treats.
These muffins are a perfect treat, after school, for breakfast, dessert or anytime!
Chocolate Cherry Muffins
1 3/4 c bisquick
1/3 c sugar
3 TBSP Greek yogurt
1/2 cup cherry pie filling
1 beaten egg
1/2 milk
1/4 oil
4 oz mini chocolate chips
Grease a muffin tin, fill 2/3 with batter and bake for 18 minutes at 400 temperature. The muffins come out nice and moist, heavy if you use too much yogurt. Not light and fluffy, if you want them lighter, do not add the yogurt. You can also use muffin liners, I was out so I just greased the tin. Cool on a rack and enjoy! IF you use the yogurt store leftovers in the fridge.
Now be sure to see what everyone else has done...


Friday, February 3, 2017

Buffalo Cups and SSS

Around here buffalo chicken is a favorite, be it in the form of wings, dip or any shape, fashion or form really. I am always brain storming on new ways to eat it.
How about in a cup? An edible cup as it were, a biscuit filled with buffalo chicken. Now that's the ticket, a little drizzle of Cucumber Ranch and I was in love!
Super easy and a great idea for quick meals, snacks, football parties, whatever.
Buffalo Cups
1 lb ground chicken
1/3 cup buffalo sauce
minced carrot and celery (you decide how much you like)
Grands Biscuits
mozzerella shredded cheese
Cucumber Ranch dressing
Take your biscuits, I used the flaky ones and pulled them in half. Spray a muffin pan and place the biscuit halves in. Smush the half around to form a cup. Preheat your oven to the temperature for the biscuits.
Cook the ground chicken with salt, pepper, paprika and a dash of chili powder along with the carrots and celery, until done, stir in the buffalo sauce. Spoon the mixture into the biscuits.
Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake.
When you plate them drizzle on the dressing. OH SO GOOD!

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 14 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

Baking In A Tornado    http://www.BakingInATornado.com                         
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy     http://dinoheromommy.com/
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver   
The Lieber Family Blog   http://thelieberfamily.com   
Sparkly Poetic Weirdo   http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/       
Simply Shannon     http://shannonbutler.org
The Bergham Chronicles   http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com
Confessions of a part time working mom      http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/
Not That Sarah Michelle    http://notthatsarahmichelle.blogspot.com     
Southern Belle Charm     http://www.southernbellecharm.com    
The Angrivated  Mom      http://www.angrivatedmom.wordpress.com    
When I Grow Up      http://kimberlyyavorski.com/whenigrowup/ 
Climaxed     http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com    
I was given:Is eye for an eye a form of justice? If so, how does it accomplish the end goal of serving justice and how do we make sure it is applied fairly? If not, what is the better alternative?
It was submitted by: http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com       

This is a tricky subject and I am really not one for making waves. 
I believe what the Bible says "an eye for an eye" is taken out of context, a lot. People love to use this verse for their own evil will.
God says "vengeance is mine says the Lord" that's it. Not mine, not yours, but His.
Now, also we are to follow the law given my those in authority and if the death penalty is legal, then some could say, he killed a man, so he will be killed. An eye for an eye.
Is it fair? I struggle with that because if you kill my child I will want to kill you but that is not my place. Now if the court deems it so, then so it is. However, the killer has a family and they will suffer. I'm sure they suffer enough knowing what their family member has done, so is it fair? Is justice served? What does that mean?
    According to Merriam Webster dictionary: Justice is served means: proper punishment or fair treatment given by the legal system.
But who decides what's fair? If it is fair to me and not you, is it fair? If the law says it's fair, then it's fair, but I may not agree.
I could go on and on but I don't feel I would be getting anywhere, maybe beating a dead horse so to speak.