This list has some of my old favorites and some new blogs I’ve recently discovered. I think you’ll enjoy reading them. You’ll see glorious photos of food and scenery; get your funny bone tickled, and your emotions touched. On to Blogs You Should Check Out 5!
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I originally posted this last spring but the tips are still great! Spring is around the corner and soon the yard sale signs will start blooming. You can find some great bargains but some things should be avoided. Follow a few simple yard sale rules and you’ll save money and find some wonderful items.
Yard Sale Rules
Unlike pretty much everyone else in my family I’m not a big fan of fish. Even my grandchildren love fish of just about any type and made in nearly every way. The one type of fish I will happily eat is beer battered fish. And, although I’m sure the British would disagree, we Irish folk can make the ultimate fish and chips dinner! I made this for our family dinner and it was the first time I made this fish for Andi and the girls. We also had a special little guest; Andi’s nephew Zayden came to dinner, too! Everyone absolutely raved about the fish and the only complaint is that there wasn’t enough! Next time I will have to make a lot more fish! If you try it I’m sure you’re going to absolutely love Mama’s Beer Battered Fish.
Mama’s Beer Battered Fish
There’s nothing normal about my family. From my parents to my siblings, right down to me and my kids, there’s a deep river of weird running through us all. And when people feel obligated to bring my eccentricities to my attention all I can say is, “It runs in the family.”
It runs in the family
My very dear friend, Peg is coming for dinner and I’m going to serve chicken. That may seem like a kind of cheap and commonplace dinner to serve to a close friend but I’m making this chicken in a way I know Peg will love. I usually call Peg my Guinea Peg because I like to try out recipes on that poor woman but I’ve already tested this recipe and all I can say is I have no problem serving it to people I care about! It’s simple but very tasty and since it’s the recipe of a world famous chef I call it Keller Whole Roasted Chicken.
Keller Whole Roast Chicken
There’s an old saying “A son is a son ‘til he takes a wife but a daughter’s a daughter all of her life.” This may be true of a lot of families but in all the Irish families I’ve known (and I’ve known a lot) sons and mothers are very, very close. It’s not that they’re not manly. Irish guys all seem to be tough guys. But in an Irish family, Mama’s boys are more the rule than the exception.
Wow! Time flies when you’re blogging! This is the anniversary of the day I started The Comfortable Coop. And what a year it’s been. I’ve learned some things and still have a tremendous amount to learn. I’ve really gotten back into the things I love because of The Comfortable Coop and I’m grateful for that! But most of all, I’m grateful for the people who have become friends because of this blog! Thank you so much for sharing yourselves with me! I can hardly believe it but it’s The Comfortable Coop’s One Year Anniversary!
Do you have one of those friends or family members with a home that never seems messy? How can they do it? With children, work, and life in general it can be really hard to keep your home neat and tidy. It’s really just a matter of habit. Most of us have heard it takes 21 (or 28) days to form a habit. While this may not be quite accurate it is possible to start forming habits for a cleaner home.
Forming Habits for a Cleaner Home
I can’t think of many dinners that are as easy to make as this one! Because it needs only three ingredients and very little prep work, this is one of my favorite “fancy” meals for days when I’m dreaming of having my very own personal chef. Gerard Butler (shirtless, of course) feeding me bonbons while I wait for dinner would be cool, too. If you like Caesar salad I guarantee you’ll love Caesar Pork Steaks!
Caesar Pork Steaks
Cooking for the Time Challenged, a.k.a. Carol tagged me and since I love her blog I decided to answer her questions. Because I’ve already tagged people I’m just going to throw this open to everyone who wants to play!
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