Friday, May 30, 2014

Grandpa's Lemonade for Friday's Happy Hour

This week I am sharing Grandpa's Lemonade for Friday's Happy Hour.  This is a recipe that my dad came up with when he was on dialysis, and the kids all love it.  When they ask for it they ask for Grandpa's Lemonade and the name stuck.  He has been gone for 7 years now, but the name is still here.  I wanted to share this recipe with all of you, since it is simple to make and relatively low calorie.

Grandpa's Lemonade


1 can frozen lemonade (follow the directions on the can to make the lemonade)
5 oz. club soda


Make the frozen lemonade, following the directions on the can.  It will make much more then you need for one serving, but I bet it will go fast in your house.  I don't think it will go to waste.

Next put ice in a tall glass and pour 5 ounces of lemonade in the glass.

Then pour the club soda over the lemonade.

Stir and serve.

This is such a refreshing summer drink and our family goes through it quickly.  Even the big kids drink it.  Have fun and enjoy your summer with Grandpa's Lemonade.  We always love hearing from you.

Have a great week.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sauteed Mixed Greens with Kale

Today I am sharing a recipe that I came up with for Sauteed Mixed Greens with Kale.  I recently had kale for the first time at a restaurant in downtown Denver.  I ordered scallops and they came on a bed of lightly sauteed kale, and they were delicious.  I then went to my trusty Trader Joe's to buy kale and try to make Kale with a similar lemony taste.  It came out great, but the next time I went to the store I found a mix of baby kale, swiss chard, and baby spinach.  This is the second incarnation of the dish that I originally made.  We all liked this recipe also, so today we are having sauteed mixed greens with kale.

Sauteed Mixed Greens with Kale


4 to 6 cups mixed greens with kale (mine had a baby kale, swiss chard, and baby spinach, but you could make it with just kale)
2 TB olive oil
2 tsp garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 lemon (squeezed over the greens at the end of cooking)


Heat olive oil in a large saute pan and add garlic and cook for about 2 minutes over medium heat.

Add mix greens and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until greens start to soften and wilt.

Continue cooking and season with salt and pepper to taste. This takes about another minute

Next, holding the cut side of the lemon against your palm, squeeze the lemon juice over the mixed greens.

Stir, and cook for another minute to incorporate the flavors. 

You're done. 

This serves approximately 4 people depending on the amount of greens that you use and how much you cook them down.

I hope that you like this recipe.  It is super healthy and delicious.  I always love hearing from you.  

What is your favorite recipe with kale?

Have a great week.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party 89

We want to thank everyone who shared with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party 88.  We love seeing all of your posts.

Welcome to Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 89.

Now we present you with the featured bloggers from Link Party 88, and grab your featured button from our sidebar.  It was so hard to pick this week's featured bloggers.  All of your posts were so wonderful.

Featured Bloggers from Link Party 88

5.  A Shawl to Sevilla from Ana Love Craft

6.  Bacon Mango Salad from Melissa Kaylene is Willamette Valley Wonder Woman
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Have a great week.

Chicken Seasoning Mix

We don't have a lot of seasoning mixes or seasonings at the house in Florida, so I came up with this Chicken Seasoning Mix.  It came out absolutely amazing, so I wanted to share it with all of you.  I served the chicken with a salad of baby kale, swiss chard, and arugula with strawberries, almonds slices, roasted sunflower seeds,. and poppy seed dressing.  Yum!!!

Chicken Seasoning Mix


1 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp Weber Mango Lime Seasoning
2 TB brown sugar


Mix everything together and sprinkle on both sides of your chicken.

Pat into chicken to make sure it is sticking to the chicken.

Grill chicken as you normally would.

This made enough for 8 boneless skinless thighs.

I hope that you like this chicken seasoning mix.  I always love hearing from you.

Have a great week.

Monday, May 26, 2014

10 Christian Songs from My IPod May 2014

I wanted to share 10 Christian Songs from my IPod with all of you this week.  My kids call them Jesus Jams, because I start really rocking out to them in my car.  I am a horrible singer, but I love to sing, especially as the kids call them, to my Jesus Jams.  Sometimes Charly gets into my car, and she'll say, "Mom, is your music loud enough."  I just laugh, because it is and it makes me so happy.  I listen to K-Love, which is my favorite radio station, but I also have a great list on my IPod.  So today, for your listening pleasure, 10 Christian songs playing on my IPod.

10 Christian Songs from my IPod

1.  How He loves Us - The David Crowder Band

2.  The Motions - Matthew West

3.  He Reigns - Newsboys

4.  Stained Glass Masquerade - Casting Crowns

5.  I Can Only Imagine - Mercy Me

6.  Where I Belong - Building 429

7.  The Space In Between Us - Building 429

8.  God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton

9.  Beautiful Ending - Barlow Girl

10.  The Words I Would Say - Sidewalk Prophets

Now,I have a zillion songs on my IPod, these are just a few, I may have to do several more music lists.  I really love listening to this worship music, I hope you enjoy some of these songs also.  Maybe you will find someone new on my list to add to yours.  

I would love to hear what your favorite songs are.  I am always looking for new music to listen to.

Have a Blessed Week.