It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A big welcome back….

to Jenny D.  http://jennydshappyhours.blogspot.com/  She has faced many trials the past couple of years.  She is back now and I am so happy to hear from her.  Please get in touch with Jenny as she is concerned about all of her old blogging friends.  Thank you!!

I am moving away from salmon and creamed peas.  Today I am making chicken and dressing.  I have the chicken baking  in the oven right now.  I will also fix some mashed potatoes and gravy and a veggie of some kind.  I am not overly fond of  veggies but I force myself to eat them because they are good for you.

And speaking of veggies, Jane asked how I make creamed peas.  I have developed a fool proof way to make perfect creamed peas every time.  Put one tablespoon of butter in a saucepan, add 2 level tablespoons of flour.  Cook on medium heat and stir the flour and butter together like you were going to make a roux or gravy.  When the flour and butter have come together pour in the can of peas liquid and all stirring constantly until the peas are thickened and begin to bubble.  Remove from heat and add any seasonings that you like.  Now this is a veggie that I like!

It is another dreary day here again in the mid 40s.  I am really wanting to see the sun as the grey skies are very depressing.

I have read 4 books this week and they were not little tiny ones either.  The one that I just finished was Prey by Linda Howard.

linda howard

 

“Thirty-two-year-old Angie Powell has always spoken her mind, but in the presence of Dare Callahan she nurses a simmering rage. Three years ago, Dare returned home to rural Montana and opened a hunting business to rival Angie’s own, forcing her to close up shop. The infuriatingly attractive Iraq war vet even had the nerve to ask Angie out, not once but twice. Before Angie leaves town, she organizes one last trip into the wilderness with a client. But the adrenaline-fueled adventure turns deadly when Angie witnesses a cold-blooded murder and finds herself on the wrong side of a gun. Then a bear comes crashing through the woods—changing the dark game completely. Luckily, Dare is camping nearby and comes to her aid. Forced together for survival, Angie and Dare must confront hard feelings, a blinding storm, and a growing attraction—while a desperate killer and a ferocious five-hundred-pound beast stalk their prey.”

Picture and review courtesy of www.amazon.com.

This is one of those books that you don’t want to put down for a bathroom run or to fix something to eat.  Linda Howard is an excellent writer although the phrases she uses sometimes are a bit salty.  I just ignore this and concentrate on the story and she rarely disappoints me.

Have a blessed day!  Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

27 comments:

  1. Oh your friend Jenny really has been to hell and back. Those kinds of stories scare the daylights out of me. I am glad that she has returned to blogging and that things are getting better for her.

    Nothing makes peas more palatable for me than a pat of butter and a bit of real cream. Gosh, that fix might work for nearly anything.

    Have a happy day and I wish I were eating at your place today!

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  2. Beth, If that a book I would not want to put down to eat...I gotta get it :):) I am going to check Jenny's post out...I do not remember visiting with her. You are so kind to encourage people to visit. Your creamed peas are just like my MIL (who has passed). I loved that lady dearly...she actually taught me to cook. Blessings fro some sunshine soon girl...we had an inch of snow this morning...it's a wet slick mess. xoxo,Susie

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  3. Thank you for the alert about that med! Staying away from that one for sure. I visited Jenny's site and listened to her video about her new car. What a delight she is! Happy she is feeling better . . . she says nice things about you Miss Beth Marie . . .

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  4. That is good news your friend is back Beth, and she is now well. That book sounds interesting the kind you can't put down. The weather is trying it's best to give us some sunshine.
    Enjoy your feet up and reading you know you deserve it.
    Hugs Sheila x

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  5. You do sound more like yourself and I'm so very glad!

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  6. Beth, you sweetheart, you! Do you know that Lynne and Susie both came by and left notes. I was thoroughly touched, and it was all because of you. All these years and I have never known you to be anything but the very best and now you go an make a note on your page about mine. Love you, Beth, and you know that I do. I think that Arlene is the only other person still showing her blog, or at least that's all I can find at the moment. Maybe others will surface, we'll see; after all, 3 yrs is a long time to be gone. If you can think of news for anyone else, let me know, and in the meantime you KNOW for certain I'll be back here catching up on all your stuff :D
    Cya soon, time for some coffee XOXOXO

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  7. Uh ohm didn't see the "will post after moderation" . Will ck back to see if you saw what I said. Darn it!

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  8. I am glad your friend is doing better. I haven't heard of this author, but I am always looking for new ones to check out.

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  9. Glad to hear your friend is back and doing better now. : )
    I LOVE mashed potatoes, actually I love any kind of potato.
    I'll have to check out the book.

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  10. Hi Beth, I visited JennyD, it is good to see her back. Gee she certainly has been through it. Hope you have a good weekend.

    Hugs Nita

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  11. Hi Beth - sounds like a good book. Hoping you get some sunshine in your area soon! Have a good weekend!

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  12. I have already had dinner, and reading this is making me want to eat again!:-) I love chicken (or turkey) and dressing! It sounds like it has been a really good week for reading. That is something that has fallen behind for me! I must try to make up for that. xo Nellie

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  13. Sounds like a good book - I'll have to pick up a copy. Sorry I've been missing. Am back on track now, but still no post in my own blog. Mario keeps me busy! Tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day here - temp hitting 50! I think, there is finally hope that winter is almost over!

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  14. I would never think to make creamed peas that way. Aren't YOU smart?!?!! That sounds like a good book, too.
    I will go check out your blogging friend. xo Diana

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  15. Creamed Peas! Never heard of them.
    We do have canned peas, but we just cook them to reheat. In our house we use frozen peas.
    Lovely Autumn weather here at the moment, but as soon as day light saving finishes it is always bound to turn into winter :) mild of course compared to yours.

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  16. I use frozen peas too, but I can see how this could be adapted. I hadn't thought about creamed peas for years but I do like them and My Jim loves peas so I think I'll try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. I'll look into your author. I'm not familiar with her but I, to,o love to read. Bertie

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  17. I'm still trying to take in the fact that you read FOUR books in ONE WEEK! Amazing!! Good for you!!

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  18. You read four books in one week? You are my new hero..lol. I'm always looking for new books to read so I'll definitely have to check out Prey. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. rain yesterday, rain today, rain tomorrow!! roasted chicken, stuffing and mashed potatoes is my favorite meal!!

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  20. i left a comment, i hope it posted!!

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  21. I don't think I know Jenny but I am going over to introduce myself now

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  22. Welcome back Jenny! Wonderful meal in a wonderful climate!

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  23. Hi, Beth! Hope you are having a good Monday! I have returned from Germany and, little by little, I continue with my life at home :) I am glad your friend is back again :)

    Greetings!

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  24. Hello again. Just wanted you to know that I'm following you now... :)

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  25. Well I'm back in business and love visiting you here. You make me hungry!

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  26. I cannot wait to read this book Beth! And...those creamed peas with salmon patties....oh my word! Divine!! glad it's warming up for you!!

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