The Moon, Blooms and Turkey

Hi All! I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day! 

Today is Black Friday and what are you doing?  One of my former jobs included working in retail and I can tell you I don't miss it, especially on Black Friday.  Getting up at 3 or 4 am to run into work and be prepared to be mobbed.  I really think we, associates needed helmets for safety!  I'm just joking, well sort of, but I swore that when I got out of retail I wouldn't step foot into even one store.  So far so good, but I can't say that about online shopping. Ah the pleasures of resting after all of the Thanksgiving preps, eating and cleaning to just do nothing!  Enjoy your day and be safe out there.  Me I'll just enjoy the peace.

Coconut Pie

Looking for an easy coconut pie?  This is one that I posted over six years ago on my cooking website.  It never fails and I've yet to meet anyone that likes coconut that doesn't like this pie. My mama always made these and we could almost sit down with one in hand and eat the entire thing.

Update: Haint Blue Porch Ceiling and Insect Myth or Fact?

I started thinking years ago about painting the porch ceiling a pretty blue.  To be exact a Haint Blue color.  I did a post in 2015 talking about and sharing some colors with a little bit of history behind the 'Haint' Blue Porch Ceilings' here.  

In 2017 we finally painted this ceiling (among other things, thanks to Hurricane Matthew.) you can read about that here.  

Today on same topic this ceiling I will update with a little over a year to think about the results.  Is the color a deterrent when it comes to insects such as wasps and nest building birds?  

Simple Thanksgiving Recipes

There are some things that you may want to change but can't.  A traditional Thanksgiving Menu is one of those things. Family and friends expect and look forward to it every year. Each member have their favorites that they like to bring as well and all look forward to them.  

Today I share nothing new but a few of our must have menu items.  

Veteran's Day 2018

Chuck left and Tom Madden on right
Cutting up and preparing for guard duty of  the Ammo Supply Dump
Phu Bai, Vietnam

Today this Veteran's Day we pay tribute to all who have served to protect our country.  I thank you one and all those who have served.  I know at times in our great nation there are those that forget, take for granted or downright belittle the service you have given.  Rest assured there are many more here that are grateful for the freedoms you've helped preserve.  There are no words to convey our thankfulness to you. 

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Today I'm wanting turkey.  It starts in November for me.  Guess that is perfect timing Turkey Day is coming.  Thanksgiving is a special time for all of us here for sure.  This recipe is one I did on the cooking blog and today I'm sharing here.  Are you ready for some turkey?

We of course have the whole roasted turkey but the breast is good for anytime.  I don't see much turkey in the markets year round.  Do you?  Seems that in recent years it is an item they stock for this month only.

Potato, Mushroom, Onion Bake Plus Food Talk

I love potatoes, always have loved them!  While doing some ancestral research have linked my namesake's lineage back to Scotland, Ireland. Wales, England.  Maybe that explains my all time love of the potato.  Who knows but today's potato recipe is quite delicious.



Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.
WWII fellow soldier in same unit as my Dad the 83rd Chemical Mortar Btn.