Sunday, July 24, 2016

Time for a break...

I'm taking a little blog break.  I have some projects that I haven't had time to work on, so I'm going to devote a little time to that.  See you soon!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cooking Thursday

The recipe I have for you today is another oldie but a goodie.  It's one my mom used to make before I was married, so it has really passed the test of time.  It's so easy to make, and is a nice light meal for a hot day.

Deviled Ham Buns
2 cans deviled ham
2 tablespoons catsup
2 tablespoons mustard
4 tablespoons pickle relish
4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
8 hamburger buns, halved
Mix deviled ham, catsup, mustard, pickle relish and eggs together.  Spread onto bun halves and broil until browned to your liking.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cutting Watermelon

I love fresh watermelon in the summer, and often have a bowl of it cut and ready to eat in the refrigerator.  What I don't like is the mess that's made cutting it up.  I'd seen a few ads for this new gadget that is a watermelon slicer and tongs both, and I decided to order one and try it out.

Here's a short video that shows how it works.

Here's what it looks like.

 First you slice the watermelon, right in the rind, using the cutting edge on the front.

Then you can take out each slice, using it like you would a pair of tongs.   The juice stays in the rind.  However, in my case, I still end up cutting it into cubes.   It is a pretty neat tool and is worth it on large melons, but for small ones, I just do it the old fashioned way.
I've seen these for a variety of prices; from $7.99 to $29.99.  I got mine for about $10 and it seems to work just fine.  So - I wouldn't pay the larger price for one, but if you see it on the cheaper end, you just might like it!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Weekend Report

 I hope you had a nice weekend.  Due to a shortage of nurses at my workplace, this was my first weekend off, after working the last 3, so I really enjoyed it!
I have to start with a few photos from Friday though.  I was driving to work when a deer ran across the road in front of me.  I slowed way down, because if there is one, there are usually more coming.  It was true in the case too.

It was a mama dear and this fawn wasn't far behind her.  I stopped on the road because the fawn was apparently scared by my car and kept running onto and then back from the road.  Thankfully it was a country road and no other cars were around.

After a few minutes it crossed over and ran off with it's mother.

I took this picture when I got to work, to show you the progress on the addition to our building.  It's been fun watching it go up and also quite amazing to see how fast some of it happens.

Bob and I went out for supper Friday evening, then picked up Alaina and Ruby for an overnight visit.  Before coming back to our house, we got groceries, which was a fun time with 2 kids on a busy Friday evening.  :)

When we got home, Bob went to put something away in our bedroom and I started to put groceries away.  When I started hearing squeals and laughter I had to see what was happening, and this is what I found.  Alaina said they were "playing on Grandpa".  He's just a big toy for them!

Saturday was a beautiful day for playing outside!

This picture pretty much sums up the two of them.  Alaina is trying to keep Ruby sitting still next to her, and Ruby is plotting her next move.  We just love those two!

We brought them home shortly before supper, and came home to a house that seemed very quiet.
Sunday was a calm day. We had a wonderful church service, and then a relaxing day.
Monday it's back to work for me.  Hope each of you had a nice weekend too!

Thursday, July 14, 2016