Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Yesterday I got some cool photos of birds at the bird feeder. Carolina Chickadees, young male Goldfinches, Tufted Titmice, a male Cardinal and a Dark-eyed Junco.(pictured above.)

While looking for a poem by Robert Browning I came upon this. :-D
Once upon a winter day

Once upon a winter day
Gray clouds passed swiftly across the sky
As shapely snowflakes fell steadily down,
Covering the land in a dazzling white
Leaving a winter calling card on the ground.

Once upon a winter day
The snow-edged creek silently wept
Near the shadows of the tall pine trees
Trimmed in a glittering white lace,
Creating an impressive display in the breeze.

Once upon a winter day
Branches drooped to the impassable road
Due to the weight of the snow.
Icicles hung from the dormant trees
In view of the shattered daylight glow.

Once upon a winter day
Nothing is heard but rubbing tree limbs
And a stray dog faintly barking,
The vibrant sound of a frightened deer,
A broken tree branch suddenly falling.

Once upon a winter day
The distant snow-covered hills
Loomed in the path of the gloomy sky,
Where the northerly wind briskly growled
As chickadees and juncos fluttered by.

Joseph T. Renaldi

Friday, January 11, 2008

First post of 2008

Isn't that just a lovely sky? God is so amazing. After snapping that photo I stood in awe.

To think, the God that created that awesome sunset, created me. And cares for me!


Lately I've found out that parchment paper and baking soda are two things that are a must have in a kitchen! The parchment paper helps things not stick in the pan and if you make biscuits, cookies etc.. and put parchment paper underneath, all you have to do is put it back in where it goes because the pan doesn't get dirty! And baking soda is awesome because it can be used for almost anything! Brush your teeth with it, use it as shampoo or soap, natural cleaning aid, and many other things!


Mama found a recipe on the internet for Shoestring Potatoes. They are so easy and delicious!

What you need is:

1 potato per person plus an extra
Olive oil
Seasoned Salt (no msg)
Onion Powder (opinional)
*Note: you can add other seasonings if you want.

Preheat oven to 400°F . Wash potatoes well. Cut in half length-wise. Cut each half length-wise 3 or 4 times. Turn each piece over flat and cut into thirds if possible. If your potato is small you probably can only cut it once. In a bowl mix the olive oil, seasoned salt and wahtever else you want to add. † Cover a pan with parchment paper and place the potatoes in it. Cook for 30 minutes or until done. :-)

†I just use my judgement when adding the olive oil and seasoned salt.

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