How To Cook Christmas Dinner Without A Range!

Hi All!  You may know I've been without a stove/range for months. If not take a look at my search in the post Looking For A Stove What A Job!  I searched high and low for the perfect one and have come to the conclusion there is no such thing.  So not to sound like I'm complaining but I've been without one for almost 3 months now.  Let me tell you that can be challenging for anyone.  It pays to be adventurous and creative!  Today I share the things that have helped me make it through these months.  

Believe it or not, if you give yourself about twice as long to cook a meal it can be done.  Hey it's a win that it can be done at all. 

I love Prime Rib, don't you?

Simple Christmas Porch

 Hi All!  Can you believe another year is almost upon us?  Where does the time go?  Today I'm posting a few simple Christmas things. 

It is amazing how a few simple touches can be all that is needed.  We all know and this year has made it abundantly clear as to what is most important.

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.  I wish for all a Happy New Year!  It's going to happen you'll see. 

Merry Christmas


“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” -Isaiah 9:6 Listen to chapter

Did You See It?

Isn't the photo above wonderful! My thanks to Ed Piotrowski of WPDE for allowing me to use it and his explanation.


Ed says, " Here it is!  My photo of the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn through my telescope just after 6pm tonight.  In addition to the planets, 4 of Jupiter's moons were visible including Europa, Ganymede, to & Callisto.  Saturn's Titan moon was also visible.  I stacked many images for more clarity and color but also so you could see the moons and planets (different exposures used) in the same image.  Equipment included Nexstar Celestron 6SE with Nikon D750 attached."

I'm so glad he shared that with us!

Thanks, Ed 

Ed Piotrowski Chief Meteorologist WPDE - Myrtle Beach, SC  

Ed Piotrowski WPDE Facebook Page 

Thank goodness he had his telescope with a camera and took great pictures!  I wanted to share from the expert first. 

We depend on him and his most accurate weather information here!

My photos are not so great in fact they look a little ridiculous. I'll share them anyway.  I was so excited!  Well, you'll see!

Are You Ready?

Christmas is coming soon
Are you ready?
What's up with you?

Brussel Sprouts Cauliflower and Broccoli Casserole It Is Delicious!

What Southerner in their right mind doesn't like a casserole?  I'll tell you at any given time friends in the neighborhood, from church, from across town or across nearby towns can whip one up at a moment's notice. 

Today I found myself with a fridge full of fresh vegetables. Well still fresh but in a few days will have to be thrown out to the chickens if not used.  We had tons of them as many as we could hold on the vegetable tray this past weekend. 

What was I to do, what was I to do? Oh, I know make a casserole!  If this doesn't get them eating vegetables then I don't know what will.  This is a meal all by itself very filling and so delicious!

Raspberry Fruit Dip

Sharing a dip recipe for fruit.  It is great with sliced pears, apples, strawberries, blueberries, and many other fruits.

We all enjoyed this the other night with our fruit platter.  We had a vegetable platter with ranch dip it was good but didn't get hit as hard as the fruit platter.

The meat and cheese platter was very delicious as well. Homemade ham biscuits a huge variety of cheeses, crackers, an assortment of bread, etc. 

The Star of Bethlehem December 21, 2020 Saturn and Jupiter Will Align

"Where is He that has been born King of the Jews? 
For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship him."

Mark your calendars for December 21st. In just a little over 2 weeks an event is scheduled to happen! We may be privy to a miraculous sight. Saturn and Jupiter will align into a beautiful bright star. The last time this happened was March 4, 1226.
An article states that it will appear in the Western sky for about an hour after sunset. It will be the closest on the 21st, but you can look each evening of that week. Although it will be sinking towards the horizon it will be bright enough to be viewed in at twilight.

Jupiter and Saturn will look like a double planet for the first time since the middle ages. I find this so interesting for many reasons. 

One very important reason is that in Christianity the Star of Bethlehem has always been a very historic religious event. Imagine a star brighter than you've seen in your lifetime especially in that day and time leading the Magi to a king, the king Christ Jesus!

Image credit
The Wise Men Following The Star

Our world is a very magical place full of astounding things that happen all around us. We need to stop every now and then and pay attention to them. I have a tendency to take a lot for granted. This year especially is reason enough to enjoy all of the blessings seen and not seen.

Actually the two planets aligned in the solar system a few weeks ago, but on December 21st they'll appear aligned to us here on Earth. Both of the solar systems giant planets will be gone from the sky by Christmas, but before they do they will stage one dazzling finale on the 21st called The Great Conjunction 2020

Join me as I touch on the subject with a few Bible verses, beautiful images, and some links from other sources.

Look At The Chicks Now!


It's been a while since I've posted anything about the baby chicks now young hens.  We lost one sadly it was my pick of the litter, not that it mattered any loss is a loss. The white one with the most personality was taken by a snake I believe. 

On the bright side, three of the four have survived and are thriving. Now we are waiting on our first eggs from them and that may be when the weather warms.
Today I'm sharing some of the backyard animals. They do bring lots of joy to our family.



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.