My love of daisys.  I can’t wait until they start sprouting!


A quick and easy hotdish recipe

1 pkg of ground turkey

2 small onions

1 box of Uncle Bens rice (whatever flavor you like)

1 1/2 cups of chicken broth

1 can of cream of celery soup

1 box of stuffing mix (whatever brand you like)

Butter as directed on rice and stuffing

Brown ground turkey with chopped onions.

Add box of rice mix and seasoning.

Add chicken broth and stir until blended. 

Add butter and the can of cream of celery soup.  Stir until sauce thickens.  Don’t cook the rice to much or it will get soggy.

Poor mixture into a glass cake pan or casarole.

Prepare the stuffing as directed on the box.

Sprinkle the stuffing on top of the hotdish mixture.

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.  Rice will firm and stuffing will be a little crunchy. 

Toss a garden salad with your favorite dressing and dinner is done! 

I made it tonight and it was delightful!  Everyone ate and no one complained!

Thursdays at Eight

A Debbie Macomber novel.  It was very very delightful.  Four strangers meet at a journal writing class and unexpectedly continue to meet after the class ends.  They of course become entwined in each others lives and are the best of friends by the end.  They are all four different ages and from different places in their lives.  It was a good distraction for the last couple of days.

On to finishing the Lincoln Lawyer.  Apparently this is a new movie out on video soon.  I didn’t even know it existed, but I saw the preview on a movie I recently rented at the Red Box.  I saw it was a book first and it looks intense enough to be a great read, so I downloaded it onto my E-Reader. 

Of course I will watch the movie, because the very yummy Mathew Mchonahey (sp) is the star.  I love to watch him do anything!

Another thing I discovered today

Well maybe I have known it all along, but having someon else pen it out made it true enough for me today.  A woman in the book recieved a brand new journal for Christmas and was excited to start writing in it, but wanted to wait until Jan 1 – she thought it would be a good start to the year.  I have done this so many times I can’t count anymore.  I have several journals full, half full, a few pages written on.  I can’t ever seem to keep them all in order.  That is why I am so greatful for the opportunity to blog!  You can have your own blog or comment on others’ blogs.  It’s a great way to express yourself and get your opinion heard.  And if your goal is to have your work read – blog often and blog much, because the more you are out there the more people you will reach!

I just read a very funny line a book I am reading.  I don’t know if I totally agree, but it struck me funny non-the-less.

“If God had meant women to do housework, he wouldn’t have created men first.” 

Now this could be taken in various contexts, but I am taking it to mean men are slobs and we spend a lot of time cleaning up after them.  I am trying to teach my boys to clean up after themselves, but I am afraid it is in their DNA make-up to leave crap laying behind for me to pick up.  It’s not that the house is dirty, it just always has toys, or magazines or papers laying all over.  I keep piles, nice neat piles where I know I can find what I want and need.  Apparently Ben thinks those piles are useless, because if he is looking for something he spreads the entire pile out to find it.  Logical I guess, but then one would think maybe mom wants me to put that back the way I found it – right?  Ah, no – we will just leave it because we know mom can’t stand to see papers spread out and she will just come and put it back in a pile again!  Mmmm…

I don’t know why I thought of this, probably because of the pile of papers, but it’s a funny story that makes me laugh to this day.

One day at work I changed an itinerary for a group three times, because the trainer changed, the group wanted to add something and the flight time changed.  So finally I think I am done with this stupid schedule.  As I am walking by my bosses office the new trainer walks out and says well I think I have made the fianl adjustments to the itineary, just let me type them up and you can print it for the customers.  I was so stunned I threw the fist full of papers I had at him and walked away.  I think he was more stunned because he just stood there.  My boss came out of the office laughing and we all had a good chuckle.  Maybe it’s just pregnancy hormones seeping their way out!

Attention Roseau County Restaurants!

Listen up!  Please update, change or completely scrap your old menus.  Every restaurant in this county sells the same kind of food.  Every restaurant that opens seems to want to conform to this “home cooking” type of food service and it is sooooo sickening.  Who wants to go out to eat home cooking?  Not me – I can cook that at home! 

Please subscribe to the Food Network if you can and if you can’t, grab the nearest computer and log onto  They have free recipes for good food.  And the recipe titles do not include home cooking.  Don’t be scared they are not difficult and involve a lot of the same ingredients most kitchens would have.  I make the recipes at home and they are delicious.    You won’t have to take out a loan to re-vamp or your entire kitchen, I would just really like to see something special when the sign says daily special.  Not another chicken breast and fry special.  What is special about a chicken breast?  NOTHING!