Saturday, June 15, 2013

Gift Ideas for Dad

Here is are some Last Minute Gift Ideas for Dad for Father's Day.  I have been racking my brains for ideas to give my wonderful hubby for Father's Day.  It's really difficult and he does not help in any way.  I always have a list of things I would love to have, but since we bought the house in Florida last fall he is happy and content.  You see he has wanted to move back to Florida for a very long time, so this is his dream come true.  He will be even happier when we can finally move there when he semi retires.

Here is my dilemma, this amazing man has no hobbies.  He says reading depositions are his hobby.  He says they are better then any novel you could ever read.  He's a workaholic.  That's why he can only semi retire, because otherwise he will go stir crazy and want to try working on the house (bad idea).  So I  decided with the help of my children that I would get him some books the help him find a hobby.

So, the reason for the Volkswagen Book is that he has an old 1972 Karmann Ghia that he would like to restore.  He bought it new. Vince came up with this idea.  My handsome hubby is handy with the cars, so maybe this would keep him occupied

He would also like to get a small sailboat, so here is a guide to help him pick one out.  I get incredibly seasick, so I will not be joining him on this adventure.  I get sick on a floating on boogie boards, so there is now way we are getting me on a sailboat.  Do you know how many pairs of sunglasses I have lost over the side of boats over the years?  Too many to count.  Give me a fun little party boat, maybe an old wooden Cris-Craft with a built in bar to head the the restaurants on the inter coastal or for sunset cruises.  This must all happen on really flat water, but that sounds like a whole lot more fun to me.

This may be a good way for us to do inexpensive things.  I am going to have to figure how to save money.  I am bad with money and he's great.  I guess he is going to have to give me some lessons from this book.

Now, neither of us looks like the people in this picture, though if I didn't dye my hair I might.  David, on the other hand, has a head full of brown hair at 65 years old, so I would probably look like these people and he would look young.  I am totally jealous.  He will never see me totally grey!!!  He has just a sprinkling of grey, that is totally not fair.  I am absolutely disgusted!  He will probably laugh once he reads this.  He's 11 years older then me, but teases me about my grey hair.  Oh well!!!  All's fair, I tease him about being so much older then me.

Now, I just added this on, since I know nothing about Florida.  I have never lived there, only spent about 10 days there in my whole life, and need to go sight seeing.  So here is a cool looking guide book for him to use to show me stuff.  

Can you believe I agreed to buy a house there?  I figured that it was the only way I would ever get this man to slow down a little and possibly retire.  It must be love, it truly is.  I am totally crazy about this man, the father to our children and soon to be grandpa to our first grandbaby.  I can't wait to grow old with him.  The really thing great about growing old with him is that he will get there before me.

I know today's post is a little bit of a departure from my regular posts.  I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.  I always love hearing from you.

Have a great day.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Cranberry Juice Cocktail from The Settlement Cookbook

I had no idea that it was so easy to make a Cranberry Juice Cocktail like you buy in the grocery store.  I got the recipe for this Cranberry Juice Cocktail from The Settlement Cookbook and changed it up a bit.  I used a cranberry juice concentrate and Trader Vic's Rock Candy Syrup, which was a little faster, then all of the cooking and it came out really good.  It's way better then what you get from the grocery store.

Cranberry Juice Cocktail from The Settlement Cookbook


3/4 cup Knudsen's Concentrated Cranberry Juice (health food store)
1 1/2 cups Trader Vic's Rock Candy Syrup (liquor store)
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup orange juice
5 cups of water


Pour concentrated cranberry juice, rock candy syrup, lemon juice, orange juice, and water into a large pitcher.

Stir well and Serve over Ice

Makes approximately 8 8 oz servings

Can you believe how easy that was to make?  I couldn't and it was so good.  I love this cookbook.  It is full of fancy little tips and recipes.  It is called The Way To A Man's Heart The Settlement Cookbook by Mrs. Simon Kandor copyright 1947.  It's one of the books I received from my Aunt and I am loving the recipes that I am getting from it.  For some reason I half the time just assume that You have to buy something premade.  It is so helpful, to know I can do it myself.  Next week, I am going to share the original recipe using cranberries to make this drink.  We'll see how that comes out.  

I hope that you like this recipe.  I always love hearing from you.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Brussel Sprouts and Bacon for Father's Day

This Brussel Sprouts and Bacon recipe is a great side dish for Father's Day.  What man can't resist bacon in anything.  The bacon really makes the brussel sprouts tasty.  Charly made these for us last week and they were a big hit.  Everyone loved them, even Danny who says he doesn't like brussel sprouts.

Brussel Sprouts and Bacon


2 bags frozen brussel spouts steamed and then cut in half
8 slices thick cut bacon (sliced in half lengthwise the  cut into small pieces
1 onion chopped


Heat a frying pan and add the bacon.

Cook the bacon over medium heat until lightly browned.

Pour off about 1/2 of the bacon fat from the pan.

Then add the chopped onion and continue cooking over medium heat until soft.

Then add the cooked, halved brussel sprouts and continue cooking.

Turn the heat up to medium and cook all of it until the brussel sprouts are starting to turn crisp and browned.  You are basically frying them. (make sure that you don't burn the onions.)

Makes 4 to 6 servings

These were really delicious side dish.  I hope that all of you like them as much as we do.  I always love hearing from you.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 56

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Corn with Bacon for Father's Day

This recipe for Sauteed Corn with Bacon came out super delicious.  Charly makes a similar recipe with brussel sprouts and bacon, and I had seen some fresh corn recipes, and decided to combine a few recipes.  This delicious Sauteed Corn with Bacon is the result, and I think that you are going to like it.  What a great side dish to give Dad for Father's Day.

Sauteed Corn With Bacon for Father's Day


6 ears of fresh corn
5 slices thick cut bacon
1 /4 onion chopped
3 TB fresh chopped parsley


Cut the corn off of the cobs and put in a bowl and set aside.

Chop your bacon, I slice in in half lengthwise and then cut it into 1/2 pieces.  (I separate the slices before cutting and then just lay them back together when I am ready to cut it.  It helps the pieces to separate easier when cooking.)

Start preheating a large skillet and then add your bacon.  Cook bacon until lightly browned.

Then add the onions and cook until soft and translucent over medium heat.

Then add the corn and parsley and cook over medium heat stirring every few minutes.

Next, turn you heat down to low, and put a lid on the pan, so that you are steaming the corn.

Steam the corn for about 8 minutes or until cooked. (tender but still a little crispy)

Serves 4 to 6

I really hope you enjoy this Sauteed Corn with Bacon for Father's Day.  What a treat it will be for Dad.  A different take on a delicious side dish.  I always love hearing from you.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Marriage and Love - Bible Verses

Today I am writing a few more verse on Marriage and Love.

Song of Sol0mon

Son 1:2  Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.

Son 8:6  Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame


Php 2:2  Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.


Rth 1:16  And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: 
Rth 1:17  Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.


Pro 5:18  Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. 

Pro 19:14  House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD

I hope that today's verses on Marriage and Love speak to your heart.

Have a Blessed Day!