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Monday, February 26, 2018

Tues. night dinner

This one was a big hit with hubby...
Creamy Smothered Ranch Pork Chops for Two
1 tbl. butter
1 small onion, halved and cut into 1/4" slices (hubby and I love onions and will add more next time).
2 bone-in pork chops, 3/4 inch thick.
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup chive & onion cream cheese spread
2 tsp. ranch salad dressing from package mix.
Heat butter over med. heat. Add onions and cook until browned and tender. Transfer to plate.
Season pork chops with pepper and add to skillet; cook over med. high heat 5 to 7 min. until browned on both sides. Remove to plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
Add chicken broth, cream cheese spread, ranch seasoning and cooked onions. Cook 3 to 4 min until bubbly and slightly thickened. Add pork chops back and cook 2 to 3 min. till heated through.

Breakfast Potatoes
1 tbl. butter
1 15-ounce can sliced potatoes, drained well
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
salt and pepper to taste.
Melt the butter in a frying pan over med. heat. Stir in the potatoes and coat with the butter. Sprinkle them with the  seasoning and cook till browned.
serves 2

The other item was frozen squash from Trader Joe's which we didn't care for.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Uplifting Wed.

This is a update on these postings. I want to make it clear that these are not my illustrations but others that have been posted on Pinterest. I do not want anyone to give me credit for these wonderful pictures but simply want to share them with others so I am going to change the title to "Uplifting Wed. via Pinterest".

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Big Ben

It has chimed on the hour for 157 years, but London’s Big Ben will fall silent next week until 2021.Big Ben, the nickname for the bell inside the Elizabeth Tower of Parliament, will ring for the final time next Monday (August 21) at midday ahead of four-years of extensive renovation works.

The decision was taken to stop ringing the bell in order to protect the hearing of those working on cleaning and repairing the clock. And while Londoners will miss the familiar chimes of Big Ben on a daily basis, the bell will only ring for special occasions, including the city’s New Year celebrations and Remembrance Sunday.

Over the next four years, the Elizabeth Tower will be modernized with a lift and will be made more energy-efficient. The clock face will be briefly taken apart for cleaning and repairs, but will otherwise continue to tell the time correctly.

The clock’s striking hammers have only been paused a few times in its 157-year history, and only for essential work. The last time the clock fell silent was in 2007, and previous renovations took place between 1983 and 1985. Big Ben chimed throughout the London Blitz, but its clock face was not illuminated to avoid helping German pilots navigate their way over the city. Even so, two of its dials were damaged during an air raid in 1941.

The tower is home to a small prison where MPs were once held for breaking the laws of the land. Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the women’s suffragette movement in Britain, is thought to have been the last person held there, in 1902.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tues. night dinner

No recipe's to share this week. I tried a new cordon bleu recipe and was not thrilled so on to next week:)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Double surprise

I have been purging drawers and closets and recently found a picture that my daughter had taken of me in 1997 to put together a surprise Christmas calendar for the hubby but don't you know it was a double surprise to fine one of those pictures yesterday....

Oh to be 49 again...haha

Monday, February 12, 2018

A sweet reminder

This was part of my son-in-laws Christmas gift to me and so a couple of days ago I took a bath and used it, oh my, how I have forgotten how wonderful a hot bath and be. I need to put it on my don't forget to do list.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Tues. night dinner

Fried fish and Brussel sprouts were the menu and the new item was....

Biscuits for Two
1 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder.
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 cup cold butter
1/2 cup 2% milk

Heat over to 450
Mix dry ingredients together, then cut in the butter until it looks like coarse crumbs.
Add milk and stir just until everything is moistened. Turn out on a floured board and knead 8-10 times. Dough might seem a little sticky at first, but it will come together nicely after knead it a few times.
Pat out dough to 1/2" thickness and cut with a floured biscuit cutter or a glass works fine as well.
Bake 10-12 min. Brush with butter when they are hot of the oven.    Makes 4 biscuits.
 Note: It actually made five biscuits so had biscuits and gravy and scrambled eggs for breakfast:)

Monday, February 5, 2018

Roof fell off

Hard to imagine but their roof fell off. This house is in my neighborhood and I have no idea how this could happen.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Tues. night dinner

No recipe to share for this weeks dinner as I was not impressed but I do have a wonderful lunch throw together to share.
1 pint macaroni salad from the deli
1 can drained tuna
A handful of frozen peas
Some shredded cheddar cheese
Mix all together well and serve with crackers.