Cooking – Baked Buttery Garlicky Shrimp

New years eve and football bowl season provides a plethora of party recipes. We found this one touted as a NYE snack. To be honest, it is a little messy for a party if served in the cast iron skillet used to cook it in. But, Beth and I thought this was a great entreeContinue reading “Cooking – Baked Buttery Garlicky Shrimp”

Gardening – Micro Greens: Easy Peasy!

We loved being able to go to the garden in the and pluck tasty and healthy snacks out of the garden during outdoor harvest times last summer and fall. When the first killing frost arrived, that all ended…until January 1st. Well, we couldn’t go out to the garden which is now a micro tundra, butContinue reading “Gardening – Micro Greens: Easy Peasy!”

Cooking – Split Pea and Ham Soup: Bring On The Sub Zero Temps!

Wisconsin winters, cold and snowy. We like it, but sometimes we need a little assistance taking the chill off when we get inside the house. A piping hot bowl of soup always hits the spot on a cold Wisconsin winter day. Temps are predicted to dip below zero the weekend of New Years. Perfect timing.Continue reading “Cooking – Split Pea and Ham Soup: Bring On The Sub Zero Temps!”

Christmas Wrap Up: A Wonderfully Busy December

Put a fork in it, Christmas 2021 is in the books. I’m looking over our first significant (plow-able) snow of the season while typing this post. Writing, sipping on a cup of coffee and admiring our white backyard is a great way to recover after finding the driveway with the help of young Chris acrossContinue reading “Christmas Wrap Up: A Wonderfully Busy December”

Holiday Traditions – Days 11 & 12: Our Twelve (Nonconsecutive) Days of Christmas

Our twelve nonconsecutive days of Christmas end with a nonconsecutive two for one post of days 11 and twelve. There are several gifts to chronicle as well. We united on Wednesday December 23 to prepare for Christmas eve and Christmas day. It is appropriate also, to post the final installment of our 12 Nonconsecutive DaysContinue reading “Holiday Traditions – Days 11 & 12: Our Twelve (Nonconsecutive) Days of Christmas”

Holiday Traditions – Day 10: Our Twelve (Nonconsecutive) Days of Christmas

Day 10. Another ornament, another important ornament. This one honoring our dog Buddy Girl who we lost to a burst mass in March of 2021. The following photos are of Buddy girl with us since 2017.

Holiday Traditions – Day 9: Our Twelve (Nonconsecutive) Days of Christmas

Day 9. Gift Cards! I know, I know. Gift cards…Sexy? Hardly. But hear us out. In this case gift cards are a gift that keeps giving. Note that this Kwik Trip gift card says $110 dollars. Kwik Trip offered $110 cards for $100 and $55 cards for $50. How about that; frugal and functional! WeContinue reading “Holiday Traditions – Day 9: Our Twelve (Nonconsecutive) Days of Christmas”

Holiday Traditions – Day 8: Our Twelve (Nonconsecutive) Days of Christmas

Day 8 – R Dub’s turn to give to Beth. Beth loves a good stocking cap, and she rocks them. Here’s a compilation of stocking caps through our years together.

Holiday Traditions – Day 7: Our Twelve (Nonconsecutive) Days of Christmas

Day 7. One more ornament to hang from our tree. This one is very special. One of R Dub’s favorite Christmas movies is “It’s A Wonderful Life” starring the late great Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. R Dub has been blessed to portray the iconic George Bailey in two different made for radio productions ofContinue reading “Holiday Traditions – Day 7: Our Twelve (Nonconsecutive) Days of Christmas”