Saturday, May 19, 2012

Our New Addition To The Family

Good Saturday evening, when James and I went on the porch with our morning cup of coffee, look who we found taking up resident in our porch planter...I suppose she thought since the planter is not being used, she'd use it! She's the cutest little darlin'.

My gardening has not been good this year because I just don't have enough energy to care for Hubby, and the home. Hopefully this fall I'll be able to plant and get ready for next Spring.
  James went back to Doc Hamm and he was amazed at how well he is doing and has healed! He still acknowledges it has to be the Lord with him.
  I have to tell you this, I am contemplating if I should continue with blogging. So much of my time is being utilized and I can't seem to do what I use to do with blogging. I don't like that I can't get around to visit as I've done before.
  James is leaving it up to me, but I am sooo exhausted I can't do anything early evening but go straight to bed. Any suggestions...I also thought about taking a longer time to take care of him, then come back, but, you get so far behind and forgotten. I don't know... I'll come up with something.

Hope you all have a great evening and Sunday!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Words of Wisdom to Live By


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

Good Morning Ya'll! Well, I know this is not Monday...our official day for this succulent dish, but we had company to stop by to visit last eve with James and I got behind. 
   If you know anything about Louisiana cooking, then you know I had to make some changes to the original recipe. I simply, eliminated all meats, oils; reduced the sodium and added more herbs. Here's what I ended with: chopped celery, bell pepper, onions; instead of whole garlic, I used powder, basil, thyme, and 1 bay leaf....all to taste. Prepare the dry kidney beans, rinse, then fill a large kettle with cold water and bring to a boil. Remove from fire and allow to sit an hour. After and hour, return to fire and bring back to boil, then to a low boil. Add all seasonings, adjust where needed remembering to gently stir them. Allow to cook until tender. Some cooks mash the beans, but I like mine as you see them, without the mashed mushy consistency.
  This is still some good eating, especially with the smothered onions, and if that wasn't enough, I pan seared pork chops with onions in a brown sauce. Cornbread recipe from the dietitian went well with them, and roasted veggies...this proved to be a Southern meal fit for a king...
  He enjoyed his portion and later, we had a late snack...sugar and fat free, of course!

Ya'll it doesn't get any better than must try it!

Our day is turning out to be a pretty and warm one. James and I are enjoying porch sitting and taking in this beautiful weather.
  We hope you are having a great day too, and we want to leave you with this:
"God is opening His hand and Satisfying the desire of every living thing."
James and Loretta

Monday, May 14, 2012

What's For Lunch

                                    He asked Hungrily!


"Oh wow show sit a grrrrrrh, don't git no better than this! Grrrrrrrr...mmmmm good!" He said through grabbing and gnawing!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

To Mom

                                                         Click on Rose to enlarge

And, too all Moms throughout!

James and Loretta
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