Bridgeton Zoo-Scenic Sunday and Camera Critters

White Peacock, show your plumage!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51AB2ZmOlAg

This video was taken by me using my digital camera. Being a fan of cats, I found the ocelot “kittens” playing together to be quite fun to watch.
The location was in the historic town of Bridgeton, New Jersey.
We came here to explore the historic homes in Bridgeton and to see the zoo.
Please visit the host for this weekly photo meme called “Camera Critters” at http://www.camera-critters.blogspot.com

The Day After Thanksgiving

It’s the day after Thanksgiving also known as Black Friday in the U.S.A. Surprisingly, some of the big box stores started their sales yesterday.

Did I get up at 4:00 am in the morning to shop? No. There’s nothing that I really need that’s on deep discount and I’m going to work today.

The job starts at 09:15 am at Lowe’s for Blood Donation; my husband might come.  There’s a store in that strip mall called “Five Below” that advertised a couple DVD’s older ones for $3.99.  The DVD that I’m interested in is “A Christmas Story” which is so hysterically funny that I could watch it over and over.  I love the narration in it.  The scenes I like are the younger son eating dinner in the kitchen playing with his mashed potatoes, and the same boy overstuffed into a snow suit that on the way walking to school he falls on the ground and can’t get up.

For lunch, I’ll bring the all famous leftover turkey sandwich.  Mine has cranberry-orange relish instead of mayonnaise for the spread on the bread and some lettuce and tomato slices. 

Well, I know that there’s going to be a lot of Holiday shoppers out on the road where I am driving to work, so I have devised a plan to take a less traditional route along a county road which runs parallel; I’ll get there faster and without the bumper-to-bumper traffic that’s along the highway where there are two different malls.  I’ll have to make it a point of taking the same route back home at approximately 7:00pm when I hope the blood drive is cleaned up.

Dinner is at 8:00 tonight!  Turkey and some delicious soup from Whole Foods grocery tonight.

 

Thanksgiving Greetings

The Pilgrims came to America not to accumulate riches but to worship God, and the greatest wealth they left unborn generations was their heroic example of sacrifice that their souls might be free.
~ Harry Moyle Tippett

Here are a few quotes that I like with a theme of Thanksgiving.

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”
~ W. T. Purkiser

Bible Quotes:

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Quote and Scenic Sunday

 

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View from House of the Seven Gables, in the garden


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Quote

 

To Laugh Often and Much;

To Win the Respect of Intelligent People and the Affection of Children……

To leave the world a better place….

To Know even one life has breathed easier becuase you have lived…

This is to have succeeded.

      By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Recipe-Chicken Casserole

                                 CHICKEN ESPANOL  (SPANISH CHICKEN)

1  ROASTING CHICKEN (4 POUNDS), CUT INTO SERVING  PIECES

ALL-PUROSE FLOUR, SALT AND FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER

1/4 CUP OLIVE OIL

 3/4 CUP CHOPPED ONION

1 CLOVE GARLIC, FINELY MINCED

2 RIBS CELERY,FINELY CHOPPED

1 SMALL GREEN PEPPER, SEEDED,CORED, CHOPPED

1 1/2 CUPS CHICKEN STOCK

1/2  POUND MUSHROOMS,SLICED

2  TABLESPOONS BUTTER

12  STUFFED OLIVES

1.  PREHEAT THE OVEN TO325 DEGREES.

2.  DREDGE THE CHICKEN OIECES WITH FLOUR SEASONED WITH SALT AND PEPPER, THEN BROWN ON ALL SIDES WITH THE OIL.  TRANSFER THE CHICKEN TO A SMALL CASSEROLE.

3.  ADD THE ONION, GARLIC, CELERY, AND GREEN PEPPER TO THE SKILLET AND COOK, STIRRING FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES.  POUR THE VEGETABLES OVER THE CHICKEN.

4.  BRING THE STOCK TO A BOIL AND POUR IT OVER THE CHICKEN.  COVER THE CASSEROLE AND AND BAKE FOR 30  TO 45 MINUTES, OR UNTIL THE HICKEN IS TENDER.

5. MEANWHILE, COOK THE MUSHROOMS IN THE BUTTER FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES.  FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE CHICKEN IS DONE, ADD THE MUSHROOMS AND OLIVES TO THE CASSEROLE.

THIS DISH WILL KEEP FOR AN HOUR OR SO BEFORE SERVING, BUT IT MUST BE SERVED HOT.

RECIPE FROM : 

 THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK BY CRAIG CLAIBORNE

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Blood Donation

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Donate blood! It can save 3 lives.

This is a photo of my husband donating blood on a bloodmobile with BCNJ.

Consider donating blood today to save a life!

 There are many websites to check for blood drives in your area.

BCNJ Blood drive

Smile, you're saving a life by donating blood!

Happy Halloween

Fall pumpkin

Happy Halloween

Trick  or Treat

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Doesn't this front porch beckon you to sit for a spell?

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