"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Six Words and Sunday Shadows! December 10-11, 2016

It's time to make cookies!!!
I really don't need an excuse to make
cookies....I love making cookies!
Today it will be Ginger Molasses cookies! 
Kathe's Famous Molasses Ginger Cookies

2/3 C canola oil
4 T Molasses
1 t ginger
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1 C sugar
2 t baking soda
1 egg
Mix above ingredients together
Add 2 c flour and mix with a spoon.
Roll into balls- you choose how big or small. Mine are a generous teaspoon size.
Dip into sugar ( I use a pie pan to dip the cookies )
For a festive touch press into each sugary ball a cinnamon redhot candy
Bake at 350F for 9 minutes or more depending on your stove and how you like them.

Do drop by Six Words
and have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Feline Friday December 9, 2016

I have never ever bought a bed for
any of our four legged family members.....
but yesterday I could NOT help myself!
I think Lucy loves her bed.
What do you think?
I think Lucy loves her bed...
I also think Lucy would like to continue
sleeping without being bothered by
the family photographer!
Have a lovely Feline Friday and
thanks Steve !!!

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Wordless Wednesday December 7, 2016

Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico
October 2016

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Awww Monday December 5, 2016

This time of year is busy!
Sometimes far too busy- which is why I
have not been the usual blogger. In a few
days I will have mailed off all the wee little packets
 to family and friends all over this planet....whew.
Yesterday I went shopping at our local craft fair
for all those gifts. Nothing better than honey, hand made
soaps, ceramics and kids clothes! 
Meanwhile, here's a peaceful photo for you.....
take care and have a fun week!
Fingernail Moon
December 1, 2016
6:04pm PST

Friday, December 02, 2016

Feline Friday! December 2,2016

Our good friend Jeff with Astro!
One of four rescue cats in this family!
This is DeeDee...cat of wee little brain.

Dexter the big guy!

And Norton as a kitty...adorable and
he's still trying to accept that he is only 12 inches tall....
Thanks to Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Awwwsome Monday Enchiladas for your leftover turkey! November 28, 2016

Photo credit to Once Upon a Chef
Recipe thanks to James Beard!
Yummy Swiss Enchiladas
(called Swiss because of the cream!)

1 onion chopped
cooking oil
1 garlic clove crushed
2 cups tomato puree
2 cups cooked, chopped chicken ( or turkey!)
2 green chilies chopped ( I use a small can of diced Ortega chilies)
1 dozen corn tortillas
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup concentrated chicken broth ( I use better than Boullion)
1/2 # grated or sliced Monterey Jack cheese
sliced avocado optional garnish
1. Pre-heat oven to 350F
2. Prepare the stuffing: saute the onion in 2T oil for 2 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes, chicken and chilies and salt to tasteand simmer for about 10 minutes. Briefly heat the tortillas, one at a time in about 1 inch of oil- do not let them crisp as you will be rolling them up. Drain on paper towels
3. Heat the cream and add the chicken stock. Dip each tortilla into the cream mixture, place a generous portion of the filling on it ( basically 1/12th of filling ) and roll it up. Arrange the rolls in a baking pan seam side down ( 9"x13" ) and pour the remaining cream mixture over them. Top with cheese and bake for about 30 minutes. 
4. Garnish with avocado or do what I do and serve this dish with a side salad that has avocado, orange slices and a bit of red onion in it. Serves 4-6       

Many thanks to Sandee for Awww Mondays !!!! 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Chubby Chatterbox's Giveaway ! Plus Six Words and Sunday Shadows November 26-27, 2016

Weekends arrive too quickly these days....
The Famous Chubby Chatterbox Giveaway! 
Only two weeks remain for his holiday giveaway!
Check out the details on winning this painting
by clicking HERE!
I have been following his blog now for years and
I highly recommend you all take a peek and
you will not be disappointed. Stephen's sense of humor
coupled with his hilarious stories will keep you
laughing and returning to read more!
Have a great weekend!
Oops..before I forget here's my Shadow Shot for this week....
Edinburgh Scotland's Portrait Gallery
September 2016 
Do have fun visiting Six Words and Sunday Shadows!