Don't forget to double click on pictures to enlarge

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Horse Trotting Park

This elegant 1,500 seat glass-enclosed grandstand building was built in 1965 on a 194 acre plot of land in the middle of nowhere at the time in Goodyear, Az.  Only someone from New York (James Dunnigan) would think this was a good idea and it lasted for only a little over 2 seasons and then was abandoned for 51 years. Hubby and I went in the forbidden area a few years ago and looked around and oh it must have been something to see it in its day.

Here is a picture I found of the escalator when it was open...

and abandoned   

A fantastic view of the trotters and lit up like a Christmas tree

A unique and elaborate building for sure....

It was for sale for 16.5 million dollars but no one wanted to try to restore it or make it into something else so after sitting all these years they are now tearing it down.

For some it was nothing but a eyesore but for others a point of conversation as you whizzed by on the current freeway................ I will miss it.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tues. night dinner

I am still behind on my dinners:)
This was a few weeks ago..

Stuffed Flank Steak
A box of dressing fixed according to directions (I already had this made and in the freezer)
1 1/2 pounds of flank steak pounded thin for easy rolling (I froze some of the meat for a future lunch)
Chopped green onions
Chopped bell pepper
Pkg, of brown gravy mix. I used Pioneer gravy mix and it was really good, I added mushrooms sautéed is butter.
Pound steak and spoon stuffing to within 1 inch of edge of steak, then and the green onions and bell peppers. Roll from the long side and secure with toothpicks. Prepare the gravy and pour over steak. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let stand before slicing.

I baked a tray of potatoes, carrots and green beans to accompany our steak.
It was a nice dinner and easy to prepare.

Saturday, September 23, 2017


Sharing a little sunshine with cooler temperature here.
In the 80's and we call it.....fall

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Tues. night dinner

I sure seem to have a hard time keeping up with my Tues. night dinners so here I am trying to play catch up...
One week I fixed a chicken pot pie with biscuits from a old recipe I had and it was just okay so I am not going to post the recipe.

But the next week I fixed all new things and it was great...
The picture doesn't do it justice but here are the recipes
Breaded Pork Chops
1 egg
1 Tbl. BQ sauce
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tsp. grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning
1/8 tsp. onion salt
2 bone in pork chops (3/4 inch thick)
In a bowl, combine egg and bq sauce and mix well. In another bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese, oregano, lemon-pepper and salt. Dip chops in eggs mixture, then coat with bread crumb mixture. Placed in a greased 8 in square baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Bake, uncovered at 325 for 1 hour or until juices run clear. Yeild: 2 servings

Parmesan Baked Tomatoes
1 can (14 ounce) whose tomatoes, drained and quartered
2 tbl. Italian seasoned bread crumbs (or 2 tbl. bread crumbs and 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning)
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbl. shredded parmesan cheese
1 Tbl. butter or margarine
Place the tomatoes in a greased 1 qt. baking dish. Combine the bread crumbs and seasonings and sprinkle over top. Top with the Parmesan cheese and dot with butter. Bake uncovered at 325 for 15 - 20 min. or until lightly browned. Yield: 2 - 3 servings.

Florentine Rice
1 (10 oz.) pkg frozen chopped spinach
1 tbl. pine nuts (optional)
1 cup cooked rice
1 egg lightly beaten
1/2 cup creamed cottage cheese
1 tbl. grated Parmesan cheese

On a microwave-safe place, microwave spinach in package on high 2 - 3 min. Remove from package. Break apart;drain. Reserve 1/2 of spinach for another use. Place nuts on a microwave-safe plate in a single layer. Microwave on high 30 sec. In a small bowl combine all other ingredients and mix well. Microwave at 70% 4 to 5 min or until mixture begins to set. Makes 2 servings.

The pork chops could be served with anything but the tomatoes and rice definitely complimented each other.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Granddaughter was in town

My granddaughter is going to college in Colo. and was here for a volleyball tournament.
She is the one in the red shirt
Think it is so funny that they are called "the Spartans" and when I was in high school that was our name too.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Something new

If you have followed my blog you know that I have knitted for babies in need for many years and the chapter I donated to here closed so I have been trying to make other things that might be needed. Here is my latest project....
It is called a twiddle muff and it is for people with dementia. There is things inside to twiddle with as well as the outside and helps keep down anxiety. They can be make in crochet or knitted and even quilted into a lapghan.