Sunday, March 26, 2017

Kale Smoothie

This is delicious! Great way to use up my kale. 

No source, just tossed the stuff I like into the blender.


1 medium to large banana sliced and frozen

1/2 cup frozen kale*

1/4 or 1/2 cup mango cubes - frozen

1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

1/2 or 3/4 cup apple juice**

1 tsp. vanilla


Add ingredients to blender
Blend very well - until smooth

* wash and dry kale and add to plastic bag. Place in freezer until ready to use. If you don't have kale in your garden the freezer section in your local market should carry it.

**add 1/2 to 3/4 of apple juice depending on how thick you want your smoothie to be.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pool Party Hummers

Hummingbirds are usually very territorial but THIS is during migration so they lose their territorial tendencies. They are also less territorial when food/water is abundant like is the case here.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Trenton Florida Quilt Show- 3/18/17

                                       A few of my favorite quilts from the show

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Copycat Shake and Bake Mixture

Recipe adapted from Allrecipes


4 cups dry bread crumbs 
1/3 cup vegetable oil 
1 tablespoon salt 
1 tablespoon paprika
 1 tablespoon celery salt 
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon minced onion
1 pinch dried basil leaves
1 pinch dried parsley
1 pinch dried oregano


 Combine the crumbs, oil, salt, paprika, celery salt, pepper, garlic salt, minced garlic, minced onion, basil, parsley and oregano in a large resealable bag. Seal bag and shake all ingredients together.

To Use:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees for Pork or 425 degrees for Chicken.
Pour some of the mixture into a large zippered bag.
Wet each piece of the meat and shake off excess water.
Place in bag and shake to coat. Shake off excess breading place on baking sheet.
Bake pork chops for 15-20 minutes.
Bake bone-in chicken for 40-45 minutes.

Bake boneless chicken for 20-25 minutes.