Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Week 30 Wednesday (8/6/14)

Recipe Review                       
Today’s Recipe and Location:           Pioneer Woman’s Favorite Burger Ever
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

I figured out that there are 422 calories per serving, if 8 (1/4 burgers) servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

Just look at all of that blue cheese on the plate

         Ree has another tremendous success with this amazing burger. I so loved it, and the secret ingredient for me might have been the caramelized onions, blue cheese, and what I call the spicy secret sauce. I loved every minute that I devoured this burger and was actually sad when it was gone. It was filling however, I still long for all of the amazing flavors.

Gabbin’ About Gratitude

         I am so grateful for my neighbor and friend Joe Sortino. Joe mows my lawn every week, helps with electonics, created this blog, and helps me out around the house with heavy lifting, changing lightbulbs, and carrying heavy objects to and from the basement.
         Joe is nearing the end of college and is an amazing athlete, a brilliant student, and a nice person. Joe has something that I have not encountered many times – an amazing work ethic. He completes every job to the best of his ability, which is great. I am picky when it comes to my lawn and house, and Joe was definitely taught the correct way to complete a task. I thank his parents for teaching him well.
         My hat is off this week to Joe Sortino.

Entry 2 of a Day at the Farm (Cattle)

This is a large calf that is already weaned

What is that?

Even though she doesn't need it - it called to her!

Now for the big boys and girls

They are huge and powerful

All moving right toward me

These guys are getting a little too close for comfort

Stop and smile for the picture

These three were a little aloof 

This one was my favorite because she really stood out in the crowd
            I loved the cattle. They are amazing animals. I loved visiting this field and enjoying the "moo cows".

Memory Musings

         Fireworks displays are fun for many people, but for me they are my personal nightmare. I love to see the city displays brighten the night sky, but my problem lies with the neighborhood amateurs who shoot them off near my home.
         My biggest fear is that someone will accidentally start my home on fire. All it takes is a dry week or something stuck in a gutter to start a blaze that could destroy my home or kill my little family.
         A horrible side effect of fireworks is the terror it brings out in my dogs. I heard or read somewhere that the statistics showed that the Fourth of July is one of the major causes of pets running away. I like to think of it as escaping. Our childhood dog ran away due to a fireworks display.  It took us two weeks of endless searching to locate her. She had run almost five miles away in her fear, and was taken in by a Geneva family. They debated about keeping her, but finally did the right thing and located her owner. Nowadays, many dogs have chips that help locate their owners. I will always be grateful that that family gave us back the pet we loved. 

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