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Party Food

I had a Premier Jewelry party on Sunday.  I love having an excuse to get together with girlfriends, and trying on new bling. But I love feeding people. I like to see people happy when eating something I have prepared or made.

Although, I really didn’t make anything major as all I did was put some things together.  Meat and salami tray, pickled okra and kalamata olives.I did make the Million Dollar Dip, and had cheese chunks, grapes, Stacy’s pita chips and Ritz crackers.Also made Buffalo Chicken dip, and tortilla chips.Plated smoked salmon or Lox with cream cheese, sliced purple onions, capers, and fried capers. Oh and some toasted bread, that I had to throw some out due to burning! Ugh. It was a such fun afternoon. Some food, wine, soda, and leftover Halloween chocolate rounded out the afternoon.  I love girlfriend time, plus it gets my house clean!! Bonus!!  What did you do this weekend?

Blessings!

 

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2018 · Affirmations · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · encourage · family · friends · Goals · Happys · leadership · Monday · motivation · Quotes · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized

Circle

Be surrounded by supporters, those that encourage you. Be someone’s encourager.

Blessings.

2018 · beaches · blessings · encourage · Faith · family · friends · Hurricane · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized

Help–Hurricane Michael

I live in the Panhandle of Florida, approximately 75 miles from where Hurricane Michael devastated Mexico Beach, and Panama City.  Other much smaller communities were destroyed as well but aren’t talked about right now.

I have posted pictures of my family and I having fun, with no damage.  It so could have been us if the storm hadn’t turn.  We were blessed by a cold front coming from the North, that’s it.  We are helping by donating items that we purchased for the storm and didn’t use.  If you feel the need to help but don’t know where to start please see below.  If nothing else, please pray for those affected and those helping.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Many of us are being contacted by family, friends, church groups and community members wanting to do something to help in regard to Hurricane Michael.

On a consolidated effort we are recommending Volunteer Florida. They are located in Tallahassee and are the lead agency for volunteerism in Florida. Their board of commissioners are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate.

They can be reached at www.volunteerflorida.org info@volunteerflorida.org   https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerFlorida and 850-414-7400.  If you go to their website, you initially have 2 options, “donate” money or “volunteer” to choose from. Those links will take you to other pages to fill in information.

There are a lot of people that want to deliver supplies. For law enforcement, public safety, emergency workers, residents, animals, etc. We are trying to determine needs, the receiving point and coordinator for those efforts. It’s a huge effort and could sometimes cause significant logistical complications on site, and please don’t recommend anyone just head that way without coordination. They may arrive and not be allowed to enter the area, nowhere to deliver and the community doesn’t know it’s there to collect.

Blessings.

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · desserts · friends · Happys · Uncategorized · WLS

Biscoff Cookie Butter

Y’all. My girlfriend Julie had me taste this, and at first, it was eh.  But then after a couple of weeks, I had to get some. Now I have a small jar, and I am obsessed.

It doesn’t have the protein that I should have (only one gram per two tablespoons), but as a treat this is wonderful. So reminds me of childhood, and of the cookies.

You must taste this, and let me know what you think?  What is your favorite cookie or spread?

Blessings.

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Marriage

Today, we attend a wedding of a family friend, a dear friend.

“You don’t marry the person you can live with— you marry the person you can’t live without.” – unknown

“The groom always smiles proudly because he’s convinced he’s accomplished something quite wonderful.  The bride smiles because she’s been able to convince him of it.”  – Judith McNaught

Advice:  Always hold hands when talking about finances or something difficult.

So excited for today, excited for them and their adventure.

Blessings.

 

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Cherry Bourbon Sauce

I had gotten several quarts of Bing cherries at the store the other day, and I am the only one in the house that eats them.  I can’t eat very many, so I needed to look for something to do with the majority of them.  I came across several recipes from Michael Symon, and decided to try the Cherry Bourbon Sauce.

I first had to figure out how to get the pit out of the cherry first, because I don’t own a cherry picker.  I know, most people don’t own one of those either.  I discovered that you can use a large paper clip (opened up).  It worked.  It was messy, but it worked.And, yes my fingernails are still stained! So, the recipe called for the following:  cup of bourbon, 1/4 red wine vineager, orange peel, juice from orange, salt and pepper.  David had exactly one cup of Bourbon left…it was a sign…it was meant to be used for this recipe! Bring to boil the bourbon, vinegar, juice from the two oranges (and peels).  Note: I added an additional 1/4 cup of vinegar, and cinnamon stick, and a bay leaf.  Simmer for ten minutes or reduced by half, then add the cherries.Let cool, and place into jars.  I partially filled two jars.  One will be a gift (birthday), and the other to be served over chicken or pork…whatever I can come up with in the next couple of weeks.  This will keep in the refrigerator for over a month, and can be served with cheese, or meat.

I am super excited to try this…with another post.

Blessings.