On the days I have a recipe that I’ve tried previously, I’m going to share a story or another letter to my sister.
I don’t know if you know how much I do miss you. There is one song that I listen to that has lyrics that reminds me of you. I listen to the song and then just cry.
The lyrics that remind me of you are:
“I need a family to drive me crazy.”
“We’ll have tiny boxes for memories.
Open them up and we’ll set them free.”
“But I’ll keep your secrets, if you keep mine.”
“You are the memory that won’t ever lapse
When twenty five years have suddenly passed.”
“Take my picture and the you laugh
Cause I hate the way I look in photographs.”
“Keep the memories, but don’t live in the past.”
“You are the sun in the desolate sky.”
I just discovered the song right before you died and it speaks so much to me and how I feel about you. I know how much you hated me taking photographs of you. Those photos are now precious in my eyes. I see laughter and joy in your face in many of them I wish you knew how blessed of a life you had Tanya.
Right before you died, we got a Quaker Parrot. His name is Password. Todd named him so that is why he has that name. Anyway, he was hatched on Will’s birthday. This week he decided to start talking. Instead of screeching, he’ll start to say beak bump. So funny!
I’ve mentioned before that we were going on a quick road trip in mid July. The Imaginative One had a camp in Kent, Ohio. Then he was going to go to another camp in Michigan. Hubby and I decided to drive him from one camp to the other camp.
It was a lazy Saturday. The boys had gone from place to place the day before so I told them they could sleep in. The first one up was the Imaginative One. So I asked him what he wanted for breakfast – waffles or pancakes. He decided waffles sounded delicious.
This is our last week of school. Last year and this year, teachers created classes called “Skinnies.” These classes have a smaller class size than the typical class size. Plus the topics of these classes are of topics the students enjoy learning about. Four of us signed up for teaching cooking. My class is about quick and easy snacks. Basically they come into my room and eat food. What a concept.
This is my second time participating in the Secret Recipe Club. I got moved to Group B when Group D was disbanded. This month I was assigned to Why I Am Not Skinny. Maxine is originally from South Africa but is currently living in Brussels.
This is an easy recipe for breakfast. You prepare it the night before and put in the fridge. The next morning, you pull it out of the fridge and then set it on the counter to allow for the oats to warm up a bit. That is unless you love the oats ice cold.
This is a versatile recipe. You can change it up depending on your imagination. I’m sharing you a version that uses blueberries and strawberries. The oatmeal is then topped with pecans.
My favorite smoothie from Tropical Smoothie is the Blimey Limey. I decided to recreate it but there is a lack of recipes for copycat “Blimey Limey” recipes. Eventually I found one recipe so I adapted the recipe a little bit by removing the sweetener. I loved it without the sweetener.
Sometimes we want pancakes but I don’t feel like flipping the pancakes. I like this alternative so does my family. You can add different toppings to the batter. We topped half of the pancake batter with chocolate chips. The other half we left plain.
The Imaginative One said the only real difference between baked pancakes and normal pancakes is the thickness. Baked pancakes are thicker.
I bought some eggnog to make eggnog bread. Since I had some of the eggnog left, I decided to find a recipe to make eggnog doughnuts. This recipe is moist and delicious. It paired well with my coffee flavored with my peppermint mocha creamer. It would also be delicious with my eggnog creamer.