Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Recipe - Steakhouse Salad

This is my interpretation of a salad from a major steakhouse restaurant chain.

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Steakhouse Salad
Iceberg lettuce (I cut the head into 6 wedges)
Cherry tomatoes
Purple onion
Chunky blue cheese salad dressing
Blue cheese crumbles
and…Balsamic Reduction Glaze

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I had no idea about the Balsamic Reduction Glaze, so off to google I went. I found this recipe & tutorial. Mine turned out perfectly. However, it took mine nearly 4 hours. I think I cooked it just way too low in the beginning, once I turned the heat up a tiny bit, it thickened right up. Of course you can purchase Balsamic Glaze ready-made at the grocery store.

Place the lettuce wedge on a plate. Place a few cherry tomatoes along the sides of the lettuce. Garnish with a few slivers of sliced purple onion. Drizzle chunky blue cheese dressing over everything, to your taste. Drizzle glaze over everything, lightly. Even let a few drops hit the plate for “presentation”. Sprinkle a few blue cheese crumbles on top. There you have it! Enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My Day in Photos - July 15, 2014

We spent the evening at Brandy's house watching the trainer work with her horse, Mirage.

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And my favorite of the day...

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All of my photos are taken with my iPhone camera. I use many different photo apps for effects, etc.


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Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Long Walk

...to the barn after their first accident together.

I wish this was a clearer photo, but I had one chance and it was dusk, so this is what I got.


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Felicity and Abel went down last night. Scratched and bruised, but both will heal fine. She was destroyed about the accident because she made a mistake. We all explained to her that the way to learn is by mistakes sometimes. He got himself up then stood dutifully with her until she got on her feet and they walked home together. She cried and told him how sorry she was for the mistake. Time will heal and they will be off riding together soon.


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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Happy Girl!

More photos of Felicity and Abel...


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Monday, July 7, 2014

My Day in Photos - July 7, 2014

Woke up to a sick kiddo....

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Went to town, stopped by a garden center...

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Then spent the afternoon and early evening canning...

Brandy(adopted/family by choice daughter) made amazing salsa, includes 4 different types of peppers. You should have smelled this house while this was cooking!!!

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Skillet Creamed Corn. I used this recipe, using 15 ears of corn and multiplying the recipe times 2.5. I then pressure canned in quarts (did pint-and-a-half size the other day) for 85 minutes at 10 pounds.

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Canned a few more green beans.

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Annnddddd.....17 ears of corn cut off the cob and frozen.

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Finished up the day with a silly kids using their imagination and a moving box...

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Now it's time to relax and get ready for bed.


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Felicity's Dream Come True

Felicity has had a passion for horses since she was 3. Passion may not even be the correct word, more of an obsession.

She is now the proud *person* of Abel. Abel is a +/- 10yo Sorrel gelding Quarter horse. He's gentle and well mannered and loves Felicity.

She has had him about 2 weeks. Here are some photos along the way.

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I am so thrilled to see Felicity so happy!

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