Friday, May 24, 2019

Cheap Shot

I've been ignoring my better, heavier Canon and relying on my cheaper, lighter,  tough camera.
It might not take the best photos but I love its Impressive Art filter even though it feels like cheating.

Filter or no we've had way too much rain and the Farmer's are in Dire Straits

Linking up with Yogi's Skywatch Friday.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Say Cheese! (Cake) WI Dells

The Dells,  I lost my car there for a week in the seventies then found it with a note saying it was driving well and thanks for the wheels. I didn't really know it was missing until I saw the note. I think they may have washed it too. What's that saying about God looking out for drunks and fools?

This Silver Lady wafted out of Cheesecake Heaven toting a silver pillar. 

Say Cheese, Wisconsin Dells! Although I'd normally share my mother's sinful yet heavenly and quite serious cheesecake recipe, I've put on five pounds just typing the word, "cheesecake" (so that's what, 25 pounds?).

Monday, May 6, 2019

Say Cheese! Mississippi River

From my birthday weekend hang on the mighty Mississip.

I'd like to draw your attention to the No Parking signs

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Say Cheese! Spring, Spring?

We had a day or two of spring-like weather, summer on Easter and then it snowed. It's been cold and rainy ever since. Maybe if I put on the Infinity Gauntlet and snapped my fingers it will take me back to last Friday.


Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mid-Week Rat Hang

I haven't seen my rat boy buddies for a while and yesterday was supposed to be one of the last nice days of the week. We were thankful for the chill hang and the nice weather.

I think I woke him up from a nap
I keep hearing the word, "snow."

Oliver had a lot to tell me
And there are phrases like, "When the spring weather will start feeling like winter again."

Have you forgotten someone?
If it melts right away did it really ever happen.

It's me, Handsome Bob.

Did I mention it was 82˚ on Easter?
Bob, Oliver and I are linking up with Brian's and It's A Small Town Life's Thankful Thursday.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Taking A Minute On Upper State Say Cheese! Link Up

I found myself on upper State Street yesterday and took a minute.
"If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

I wasn't thinking about my diet too much because, ummm... leave me alone

I tried to be healthy and get a veggie Wedger but ironically it had too much cheese

I looked up, and there was the old YWCA where I learned there was no point in climbing a rope

And to my left, well let's go in, shall we?

It's Ken, owner of the most excellent Clary's Popcorn, Say Cheese! Ken

Clary's is the best. Counterclockwise: Caramel Corn Cashew Trail Mix, Strawberry Banana, Caramel Apple, Root Beer Float (my ab fav), Hot Cheese and Caramel (another fav) and Cherry Vanilla Caramel Corn

"As God as my witness, I'll never be hungry again." 

I was able to resist the heavenly smells and leave the sweet package with my Godmother (who was playing around with my pocket camera and took this photo). A belly full of beef pasty may have had something to do with resisting all the delicious sugar

Clary's put a lovely looking Oreo Cake to shame

Cheesy Popcorn from Eating Well

4 cups hot air-popped popcorn
1/2 cup freshly grated parm
Cayenne pepper or paprika, to taste

*Pop your corn, toss with parmesan cheese and spices.

74 calories a cup

If you don't have an air popper, here are some tips from the Cleveland Clinic keeping in mind that Ohio ranked 12th in a Newsweek article about the fattest states in America (WI ranks 21—woot). Newsweek got the list from WalletHub.

🍿Avoid microwave popcorn
🍿Manage portion size, using a small, decorative container can make it even more fun (yipee)
🍿*Use extra virgin olive oil, walnut or avocado oils. The next healthiest is canola oil
🍿Don't heat flax seed or wheat germ oil and use palm and coconut oil sparingly (of course, coconut is the tastiest oil in which to pop corn, it's what the pros use. No, not those kinds of pros, but maybe)
🍿Do not use corn, sunflower or soybean oils
🍿Use butter sparingly if at all (😢)
🍿Don't get popcorn with any added ingredients, keep it to basic popcorn
🍿Experiment with healthier toppings
🍿Pair it with protein, so instead of Milk Duds have some popcorn with a tablespoon of peanut butter or 2 ounces of cheese if you haven't used cheese in the recipe already

Have I spoiled popcorn for you yet? Why not sprinkle on some parm and link up because it's time to
Say Cheese!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Ah Zabenya Game Baby

My cousin and I caught a half-price mid-week Brewer's game yesterday (6-3 Cardinals) and one of the highlights of the game was the Ay Zabenya baby raise from The Lion King.

My last visit to Miller Park was a playoff game which the Dodgers lost (although they continued on to another miserable World Series) and I don't remember any flying babies

Ahhh Zabenya!

Young Paul here is my cousin's husband's cousin (got that?) and is doing quite well in the majors

Linking up with Dragonstar's The Weekend in Black and White and Brian's Thankful Thursday.
Taken with my little pocket Lumix.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Say Cheese! Bird (Photo and Recipe Link Up)

Cheese bird?

Anyone home?

Talk to the tail


Cheesy what now?

Cheesy Bird Recipe (no offense)

3 chicken breasts cut in cubes
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
5  mushrooms, mixed, brushed and thickly sliced
2 tomatoes, peeled and cut in cubes
1 red bell pepper (cubanelle preferred), cut in cubes
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese (or Kasar Cheese)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper (Turkish, powder or to taste)

Saute onion with butter and olive oil in a medium saucepan
Add garlic
Add chicken when you can smell the garlic
Cook the chicken until the color changes
Add mushrooms, tomatoes, cubanelle pepper (or red bell), salt and pepper.
Simmer for about 15 minutes, covered
Preheat oven to 400 (200 C) 
Turn the heat off and sprinkle with oregano
Transfer to an oven proof dish and sprinkle shredded cheese and red pepper on top
Bake until cheese melts, serve with Turkish Pilaf (or rice or pasta)

🧀I'm going to use less butter and cheese which I believe is a crime or at least a misdemeanor in WI

Disclaimer: No birds were harmed, sauteed or baked in the posting of this recipe

Hey Kids, do you know what time it is? That's right, it's time to

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April Tenth

Of course there's no such thing as global warming because this is completely normal (stay tuned for pictures of major flooding).