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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Birthday Presents!


Thursday is my birthday! I will turn sixty six. At this age I have learned quite a bit about my tastes. I love fresh color, this blue and white check sofa is for me!


Amber glass, my grandmother loved amber glass with a handful of gold dust thrown into the glass. Me too! I love to use it on my Thanksgiving table.

The satin finish on this hand carved scoop calls my name. Soft and silky, light in weight, I want it, for my flour bin, so I can use it often.

Please, may I have these shades for my lamps in the living room. Their colors, patterns and designs would look excellent in my full, log home. I have the lamps to put with them!

This is happy wear! I'd be happy wearing it!

No turkey this year, ole' Uncle Ray has gout. Michelle can't have glutens and her daughter, no dairy! So what is the birthday girl to do? Ham, German potato salad, baked beans and Lemon Meringue pie!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my loves! Please eat a lot of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing for me! Oh, and Pumpkin pie piled with whipped cream!   

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Saturday At The Beach

Pulled up in the truck and jumped out! Wind out of the NW, blowing hard, squalls coming off the lake. 

The clouds were hanging so low and heavy. 

At one time there was a spit of land going out into the water.

The waves come in from both sides, crisscrossing the sand bar. 

So fierce, so wild, takes my breath away!

The contrast of light and dark, sky and water, trees and beach. 

Ran all the way back to the truck, just in time, to avoid the squall that came through!

I feel all aired out!


Monday, November 8, 2021

How Hungry Are You?


I'm Not Drunk I'm Cooking is the new cookbook, released, just in time for the holidays! Every recipe is one that you would be proud to bring to the dinner table for family and friends! That's what this cookbook is all about, family and friends. 

Please read with an Alabama accent! "Mema" set the table and the traditions that guide this collection of sit down and eat some foods that taste like home story. Using what is in the pantry and your culinary imagination is what stirs this pot!

Most important, the book is written because of family and close friends. The people that have always been there for you.  MayKay shared their stories and their thoughts behind the dishes. 

Yes, I giggled my way through this cookbook. The dishes and the stories have the right amount of humor mixed with love and caring.

Just think, across from each other, Fried Deviled Eggs and Mashed Potatoes with Crispy Potato skins! How can you beat that? Six different green beans dishes to pass for the Christmas dinner! 

Fried Breakfast Corn! Ever tried it? Buy the cookbook on Amazon and hold on to your pants! This recipe book is a lot of fun!

A picture is worth a thousand words and this photo says it all! 
Family, support, caring and love.

I really enjoy this unique chef's take on life! I love you MayKay and I am very proud of your cookbook.

The next sixty days of holiday gatherings, you need this book, it is packed with affordable, delicious and easy dishes to take to pass at all the parties. 

I'm hungry!


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