Thursday, October 12, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017


A few of the boxes ready for the pod. More in extra bedroom plus bedroom set and about 8 pieces of furniture.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mama Dip's Creole Chicken Thighs

When we sell our home in NY Gabe and I would love to buy a RV and travel. I love pinning places to visit and enjoy a good meal. Mama Dips is suppose to have fantastic fried chicken.  She also has a cookbook! 

I've been giving away my cookbook collection. I took out Mama Dip's Family Cookbook from our local library. 


6-8 chicken thighs

1/2 cup vegetable oil or margarine

3/4 cup sliced and quartered onions

1 tablespoon flour

1 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes

1 8 ounce tomato sauce

2 teaspoon garlic salt

2 teaspoons cajun seasoning

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon hot sauce


Wash chicken & pat dry.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add chicken browning both sides

Remove thighs from skillet and set aside.

 Pour off all but 3 tablespoons of the oil from the skillet.

Add onion to the skillet and cook, stirring for about 4 minutes.

Stir in the flour.

Mix in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic salt, cajun seasoning, thyme and hot sauce.

Add browned chicken to the skillet. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Flower Carpet of Brussels, made with 600,000 fresh flowers.

That is the Grand Place in Brussels. All the buildings have gold leaf highlights that really shine at night with the lighting.They make the flower "carpet" at the end of August every two years. This year's carpet was Japanese themed with koi fish. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Golden Retrievedeer

This has to be confusing to the deer. Does the deer know that the Golden isn’t a wolf anymore?
He’s probably thinking “heck! I’m drowning and here comes a wolf! Oh, he brought me to shore now is my chance to run! Wait now he’s tasting me? I don’t know what’s going on right now”

The deer was completely disorientated, had no idea what was going on. It actually ran back into the water after the dog brought it back onto land and the dog's owner had to jump in to rescue it again.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Whale with an entourage!

The little fish around the  juvenile whale shark are Remoras.

Remoras use  bigger animal for protection while also helping to rid the host of parasites. Symbiotic relationships are great!

Whale Sharks have many rows of vestigial teeth...but they're filter feeders. They  can't eat anything other than plankton. They're actually universally friendly or cowardly, never aggressive. They can't really hurt anything.