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Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Fine Art Of Blowing Bubbles

Recently our little grandson spent the night with us.  It was his very first sleep-over, without mommy or daddy.  Anyway, we had TONS OF FUN!

The weather was beautiful, so we got out the bubbles.

 Obviously, this wasn't his first rodeo.

 I will huff, and I will puff...

 And I will huff, and I will puff some more...

And I will blooowww your house down  BUBBLES!

                                                 Wishing you lots of smiles (and bubbles)....
                                                           Have a great weekend, friends!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

In The Country....

Out here in the country, there are numerous things we never tire of...

Sunrise on the prairie.

Signs of Spring!

Our Callie Girl, enjoying the sunshine.

Greening up!

And one more....

Our handsome little grandson!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Gone Fishing!

Yesterday was absolutely beautiful here!  Our college boy is home for spring break, so we took
advantage of the great weather and headed for Two Buttes Lake.   It's our one and only lake, and is located about twenty five miles from us.

This nice lake has filled up and dried up....several times.  The whole community has been jumping for joy (and purchasing boats)  since it filled up again a few years ago.

We brought my brother and great-nephew along.

Watching and waiting....

Still watching and waiting.....
Finally my husband caught one!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Whimsical DIY Bird Feeders And Bird Baths!

Like most of you, I really enjoy feeding and watching our native birds.  Some of you make me jealous with so many different feathered friends!  Our birds are pretty common, but hey, they still need food and water!  While cruising around on Pinterest, I found some really cute bird feeders and bird baths...I even threw in a butterfly feeder.

Follow Darcie (My Modern Country)'s board Bird Baths & Feeders on Pinterest.

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Trip To The Canyons!

 A couple of weeks ago, we took a drive out to the canyons.  Just about an hour away is Carrizo Canyon and Cottonwood Canyon.  It's amazing how much the land changes in just a short drive from our home on the prairie.

 We took our nephew along for the ride.

Wranglers taking in the natural beauty.

There were actually two roadrunners...the other one was too quick for me!

 There are numerous Indian writings in our canyons.  Look closer at this rock...

We spotted deer.

 And big horn sheep.

 And more deer.

 This deer had only one antler.

 An old homestead.

Wish these walls could talk!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Delightful Crustless Quiche!

As you all know, I am NOT a food blogger, but once in awhile, I come up with something worth sharing.

I am trying to cut out some, not all, carbs.  I made a regular quiche last weekend because my dear best friend was here visiting and I thought it would be know...fancy and stuff.  It was delicious, but I forgot to put in the fresh spinach I bought specifically for it.  See, that's how I cook.

Anyhooo,  I decided to make another one, without a crust.  Besides, remember I had bought that fresh spinach, and it was staring me in the face every time I opened the refrigerator.  Also, my dear friend, had been telling me how she and her husband had cut out carbs and were feeling great!  Not to mention, looking fab!  We aren't as dedicated as they are, but hey, we are cutting back.

The wonderful thing about quiche, is you can pretty much just throw in whatever ingredients you have on hand.  This one is full of mushrooms, onions, green pepper, Swiss cheese, bacon, and yes, fresh spinach.

This was so good, I didn't even miss the crust.

Another thing I love about quiche, is it reheats really well.  Which is a good thing, because this baby
is all mine.  My husband won't touch it with a ten foot pole, because it has mushrooms in it.
Not to worry, I am making a husband friendly version next.

Here's my version:

1 cup sliced mushrooms

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1/4 cup chopped green pepper 

1 cup grated Swiss cheese

1 cup of fresh baby spinach  (more or less...whatever floats your boat)

8 eggs

1 cup half & half

Salt and pepper to taste

6 slices pre-cooked bacon, torn into small pieces

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Saute mushrooms, onions, and green pepper in butter.  Set aside to cool.

Whisk eggs and half & half in large mixing bowl.

Stir in mushrooms, onions, green peppers and Swiss cheese.

Add bacon pieces and spinach.

Pour into a greased 9 inch pie pan.   (I used Pam)

Bake 45 minutes, and insert knife to check.  If knife comes out clean...ta-da... it's done.  If not, bake an additional 15 minutes.  I usually check it several times, because "TOO DONE" is not good!

And remember, you can put in whatever ingredients you like!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas...From Our Family To Yours!

Dear Friends,

I hope all of your holidays are filled with family, friends, peace and love.

                                                              Merry Christmas!!  from the Cash Family

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A Very Country Thanksgiving!

Howdy friends....I'm back!  Back from where, you ask??  Nowhere big, just my real life!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving...we sure did.  Both of our kids were home, which is a major big deal around here!  We loved having them here, along with the rest of my family.  My in-laws didn't make the trip from Oklahoma this year, because they are flying to NEW YORK CITY!  They have many excursions planned, including being front and center for the Christmas tree lighting in Rockefeller Center...lucky ducks!

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

Hurry Papa, I'm HUNGRY!

 There's a story here....

 We were all waiting patiently for my brother to arrive with the ham.  Instead he walked in with this. This...FISH.   We tried our best to act excited...but...well...we wanted HAM!  On closer observation, we realized this was a "mounted" fish, and my butt-head brother had pulled a fast one on us.  We all laughed 'till the tears ran, and yes, he then carried in a beautiful ham.

After we stuffed ourselves, it was play niece and grandbaby.

My daughter and nephew.

Our boy and his girlfriend.

And what do we do on Thanksgiving when the weather is unseasonably warm?

Yes.  We trap shoot.

Then....we rest.  Gosh, it was awesome having our kids here.  Missing them terribly already!


                                                       Hope your day was as beautiful as ours....