Working on the Duck Cabin

We’ve been fighting our usual Michigan weather to start building the cabin for Freckles and Penguin. One day it’s 70 degrees and sunny and the next it’s 45 degrees and raining. But we have had enough nice days that we’re finally able to begin working on the duck cabin!

Working on the Duck Cabin

Working on the Duck Cabin

Busy Day Lime Vinaigrette Chicken

My days weren’t busy last week. I spent the entire week in bed. Once again the doc was less right than I’d hoped with his diagnosis and I was in a lot of pain. He now believes I have a torn muscle in my abdomen and wanted me resting it completely. But after a week of not really cooking I was losing it. So I made Busy Day Lime Vinaigrette Chicken.

Busy Day Lime Vinaigrette Chicken

Busy Day Lime Vinaigrette Chicken

Chicken Strips with Neon Pasta

Our youngest grandson spent a long weekend with us so I wanted to make something special. He’s 4 years old so anything different, especially if it’s brightly colored appeals to him. For our dinner the first night I made Chicken Strips with Neon Pasta.

Chicken Strips with Neon Pasta

 Chicken Strips with Neon Pasta

Blogs You Should Check Out 7

It’s been a while since I’ve written about some of the great blogs I’ve found. Lately I’ve fallen behind on my favorite blogs but you could find some new favorites yourself! So check out Blogs You Should Check Out 7!

Blogs You Should Check Out 7
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Edible Landscaping

When we still owned our farm we not only had an amazing garden and livestock but an abundance of wild edible plants growing on the land. Since my spinal cord injury the idea of wrestling a 130 lb. lamb makes me cringe but I still want to use the land we have to expand the sources of food I grow. And edible landscaping can be very attractive.

Edible Landscaping

Edible Landscaping

Simple Slow Cooker Pot Roast

A funny thing happened that made me decide to make my Simple Slow Cooker Pot Roast for dinner. Andi had loaned me her DVDs for “Desperate Housewives.” I’d never watched it and Andi was sure I’d find it funny. I did but a couple of lines in the series made Mr. C snicker. He didn’t laugh. He snickered. And it was then that I knew I needed to make Simple Slow Cooker Pot Roast.

Simple Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Simple Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Bowtie Pasta & Ham with Cream Sauce

Having an empty nest allows me to cook food that may be too spicy or exotic for kids. But Pete and Andi’s youngest daughter comes for dinner frequently and I sometimes I like to make meals geared specifically to the taste of an 8 year old child when she eats here. Tonight Estrella will be having dinner with us so I’m making Bowtie Pasta & Ham with Cream Sauce.

Bowtie Pasta & Ham with Cream Sauce

Bowtie Pasta & Ham with Cream Sauce