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Skywatch Friday, September 28, 2018

October, fall weather is here, recipes to warm you up,       

Skywatch Friday, a weekly photo meme group, sharing your viewpoint of the sky around you.

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Rainy day and a soup recipe

Revisited my post from Sept 2011, ahh, September, the trees’ leaves are beginning to change colors, the temperatures have started to cool down and it has rained so far three times this week, causing small bridges to be closed due to the Del/ Raritan Canal’s rising up it’s banks.

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On a cooler, rainy day, what is better to warm you up then a nice, hot bowl of soup.  When September brings you cooler temperatures, and all you want to do is  to curl up on the sofa under a blanket and read a book.   But, first have a bowl of soup.

Rainy Day Soup: 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 can (46 ounces) V8 juice
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) thick and chunky salsa
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1/3 cup medium pearl barley

Directions:

  • In a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, cook turkey over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 60-70 minutes…

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Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, Recipe with Pink theme

Breast Cancer Awareness month in October

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Think Pink !  As many of you know, October is breast cancer awareness month. 

There are several places of business that are participating.

For those of you who have a Panera Bread franchise in your state:

Panera Bread is selling “Pink RibbonBagels” and donating twenty-five cents for each bagel sold to a specific Cancer Instituteor organization in that region.

I stopped by Panera’s last evening after work.   The bagel is baked in the shape of the ribbon used for Breast cancer awareness. Flavored with cranberries and dried cherries and cherry bits, it is delicious toasted.

Estee Lauder and Clinique each year sell products with the pink theme.  Stop by your favorite department store to check it out.  They usually have little pink ribbons to pin on your outfit.

Has anyone heard of a recipe themed contest .  With pink theme.  Possibilities could be endless.

Spaghetti Carbonara II                

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Aging, what really matters. Would you be so kind as to Dance with her?

Good evening, On the evening before Christmas Eve, I sit and reminisce about my mother in her later years. Let me preface to say that as she was raising us, in the home, she faithfully took care of both us and the household yet seeming to be more reserved on the subject of music whereas my dad danced right along with us in he living room to the sounds of stereo 70’s music.

Five or six years ago, she suddenly began to dance whenever she heard music. For instance, when she heard music playing over an intercom at a restaurant or store, she would bend her knees low and twist her hips, her arms also bent in dance form  and say, ” I can do ” the  twist”  and  smile.

This was my same mom, yet different, and I struggled to understand. I resorted to other people to make sense of it. I recall asking my husband,” why is mom dancing a lot? My intuitive , observant husband would say,”  she has lessened inhibitions “,” her barrier has been lowered”.

Tonight, I described to the PCT,  nurses aide for evening shift, that my mother danced the Pennsylvania Polka, bringing onto the dance floor with her at Kutztown Fair one hot July about 5 years ago.  My husband recorded a video, of the two of us dancing the Polka. I recall I was smiling, with beads of sweat on my forehead, and keeping up with mom’s polka steps as the summer’s heat didn’t phase her as the sounds of the live muscians propelled her body to dance.

Rememering these sweet moments, it begins to hurt my heart that these chances to dance are over.   If you ever encounter an aging person, whether family or out experiencing life,  I want to pass on this message.  What really matters, ” is to dance with her”.

Do you share in the love for reading books?

Today, I am sharing a link to an excellent author who thought up a goal to learn about people from every country through books, and she set her goal for one year.  She has so many interested followers and I am one of them. 

This project has international origins. It came from a comment on a blog I used to keep, where an American reader suggested I try an Australian novel: Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet. This got me looking at my bookshelves with new eyes and made me realise how narrow my reading choices were. So in recognition of Australian literature’s […]

via Postcard from my bookshelf #7 — A year of reading the world

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