Rick and I have had coffee - together.
Breakfast - together.
Made a cake - together.
Checked the cabins, the Spur, and the Star here at the park - together.
Lunch - together.
Made homemade chicken pot pie - together.
We have listened to some old music - together.
We have had good conversation and laughter - together.
We have touched and hugged each other.
And if you have read my blogs in the last 2 years - you will understand the importance of this day to me!
Rick said this morning that he would really like to lose some weight. So would i.
We both realize that it won't be easy - especially starting right here at all the major food holidays, and in the cold & wet weather. But ... we could always put it off -- which we do every year. Perhaps it is best to begin TODAY.
Losing weight and getting in shape is like a quarter. 2 sides. Eat less. Be more active. We must take in less than we spend. If we continue to put in more than we use? We will continue to "overflow" - and this way of overflowing is NOT good!
Please pray for us! With all the health issues that we deal with, this will be a CHALLENGE. But God is greater in us - and we can do all things thru Christ who strengthens us!
We made a cake this morning. It is "ok". Not bad. But could be better. I chose to cook it in a spring form pan - and I think next time I will use a loaf pan.
It is a "new" cake - or at least is to me. I had no recipe - even tho there may be a recipe somewhere.
--1 French Vanilla cake mix
--1/2 cup applesauce
--1 small package of walnut pieces
--and enough buttermilk to make it where I could stir it all together, and then pour it into a pan.
I cooked it in a toaster oven (what I have right now).
And for the drizzle, I used 4 Tablespoons Betty Crocker vanilla frosting stirred together with 1 Tablespoon Rum.
The cake has a really good taste! Not a pretty cake coming out of the spring form pan.
I am going to make another one for Thanksgiving - but going to use a loaf pan. Will cook it. Cool it. Slice it. Arrange it on a plate, and then drizzle the frosting.
The chicken pot pie --I cooked chicken stew this past week in the crock pot. Very good on a cold and wet day! But after several days, you get a little tired of it. LOL ... So, today - chicken pot pie.
i put my colander in a smaller bowl - just small enough to hold the colander up out of the bowl.
Poured the chicken stew into the colander and allow to drain for about 30 minutes. Stirred it a couple of times.
Used one can of Grand's Biscuits - put them in the bottom of a greased casserole pan. Pressed them mostly together to form a "crust".
Poured the drained chicken stew on top of the biscuits.
Used 1 can of cream of chicken soup - not diluted - and poured it over the chicken stew.
For the top crust - I used 3 cups of self rising flour, 1/2 cup of butter ... mixing it until it looked like "English peas".
Then, instead of adding milk or other liquid, I used the soup part of my chicken stew.
Mixed it all together very well.
Dropped the "biscuit" mix by Tablespoons on top of the chicken stew. And smoothed it all out.
Cooking it now.
Oh my! It smells good!!!
Now how it will taste? We shall see! LOL
Working on cleaning the house. As well as having worked on the website some.
I still have some paperwork to get to. And am going to look at the other laptop - really wanting to get the rest of my stuff off there! Sigh.
Like I said - nothing spectacular for today ... but awesome anyway!!!