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Long walk

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Went for a two hour walk today, and now I am beat! It was hot in the sun even with a hat and water bottle!

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KIWIANN 8/20/2014 8:44AM

    I love long walks, but they are certainly tough with the heat and humidity of summer!! Good for you for enduring, and just think how much more you will enjoy such a walk in the cool, fresh air of autumn!! emoticon

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MARYANNSQUEST 8/20/2014 3:27AM

    emoticon I am so very proud of you! emoticon Great job! emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 8/19/2014 8:26PM

    emoticon What did you see? How did you feel?

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Luau Pork in a crockpot

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wanted something different for Sunday Dinner. emoticon
I remembered I had bought a really large pork loin roast from Costco, and cut it into two sections. Got the largest piece, about 5 1/2 lbs out of the freezer. Decided to try something different with it. It was very lean, with no fat or bone. I put it in a roasting pan with 1 tsp coarse sea salt and 1 tsp colgin liquid smoke. Covered it (yes, frozen like a log) tightly with foil and baked it at 250 degrees for 3 hours. Then took it out of the oven, cut it into pieces that would fit in my crockpot, poured in the juice from the pan, and put it on low and let it cook all night. 10 hours!
It was stunning! So tender and juicy and moist. Did not know doing it frozen would work so well. Had to do something because it was so big frozen it would not fit in my crockpot, which is large. And the leftovers will make the best BBQ pork sandwiches next week because I froze the leftovers before anyone could get in there and eat it up!

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LEXIE63 8/19/2014 4:19PM

    Smart lady, removing temptation. *grin*

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ROXYZMOM 8/17/2014 9:35PM

    Yum! Sounds delicious!

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Finally Rain

Friday, August 15, 2014

Finally this week some much needed rain. emoticon The blessing is that it did not come until after our huge outdoor celebration on Monday, August 11 the Feast of St Clare of Assisi. We had almost 300 people here for the mass on our grounds, the final profession of vows by our youngest, Sr Monique, and a reception afterwards. emoticon

The rain came that night after midnight, and we have had it off and on for several days now. Thankfully it is helping with some of the over 1,000 fires burning in BC. emoticon emoticon emoticon
Sr Monique's Mom and Brother were here for a week, just leaving this am. I did the cooking for us for the week. We had 18 for dinner on the 11th after the reception. Now that was a massive amount of food! (And yes, I made way too much, and we had more than enough leftovers!) emoticon emoticon emoticon
And am now ready for a long nap and some rest! emoticon

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LEXIE63 8/16/2014 2:03PM

    Enjoy your well-earned rest. So glad the rain had the good grace to fall at a convenient time. :-)

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Sister Clare's Birthday

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Today is Sr. Clare's 84th Birthday. Since she is from Jamaica, and I am cooking, it was all her favorites. At noon, our main meal, we had Blade Steak cooked in onions with gravy, Rice and Peas (Kidney Beans and Rice and Coconut water), Wax beans and Green Beans from our Garden, and Fresh Sweet Corn. Then for dessert, her favorites, chocolate and cherries. Made a chocolate cake, filled with cherry pie filling and a special French chocolate buttercream icing. Yes, I added the recipe to my collections to be able to use it again. It was wonderful. tooting my own horn, but I am a great cook. emoticon emoticon
Now back to the kitchen, for I am making Jamaican Patties for her for supper.

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LEXIE63 8/7/2014 2:28PM

    Oooh, that does look good. :-) Belated birthday wishes to Sister Clare.
Lex xxx

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MARYELLEN301 8/4/2014 10:45PM

    I have many friends from the islands. I belonged to a Caribbean group when I worked with AA, and every year we'd adopt a Caribbean island and find a school, hospital or village that needed our support. We'd hold fundraisers and collect donations, and AA would waive baggage charges and we'd head down there with 100 boxes of donated items for the people. I've had many a meat patty and more than my share of peas and rice. And I love those fried Plantains! I know Sr. Claire must miss Jamaica, but you brought it closer to her with your treats! Wish her happy birthday for me.

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KIWIANN 8/4/2014 8:34AM

    Beautiful cake - and I am sure that it tasted even better than it looks!! emoticon

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    Yummy! It all sounds so delicious! Wish I was there to enjoy it with you all1

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ROXYZMOM 8/3/2014 8:59PM

    That cake looks amazing! Sr Clare is a lucky lady.

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Beautiful Weather

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Today the weather is perfect. It is about 85 degrees, sun is shining and no humidity, with a bit of a breeze as we sat out on the patio. And blooming flowers everywhere. Am taking book out to sit and just enjoy it for a while this afternoon.
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2BEHEALTHY2014 7/28/2014 5:10PM

    We've had such beautiful weather this summer. No days yet where you couldn't be outside and lots of days where it was very pleasant. I wish all summers were like this!

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MARYANNSQUEST 7/28/2014 10:25AM

    This weekend we have had very hot weather. Monday starts our nice weather with days in the 80's and then some rain. Hope your book was as relaxing as the day sounded.

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KIWIANN 7/28/2014 8:21AM

    Glad you were able to enjoy a beautiful day yesterday!! It was hot and humid here, but cooler this morning, so I am looking forward to my walk to work! emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 7/28/2014 7:38AM

    You are so lucky. It is extremely humid here in Maryland on the Bay.

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