Scotties Toy Box

May 25, 2020

public health

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Health, Magic, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 07:01

April 21, 2020

My other love, …

Filed under: Food, Health, Love, Magic, My Life and Rants, People I like, Thanks, Things I like — Scottie @ 14:57

Hello all my wonderful internet viewers.   Now that I am starting to be able to walk reasonably well, with out the risk of falling, with out needing constant support, I am indulging in an old passion I find rising in me again.  Yes it is an achievement created by the spine shot and all the drugs I take including morphine, which makes my mind slow down and makes me really tired and want to sleep.  I use to not be able to stay in bed due to pain, now I fight to get up, I end up debating with my self if being awake is worth it.  

Yes the computers, and the people I interact with are grand and hold a special spot in my life, but I also love to cook.   Most of our time together over 30 years I did the major amount of cooking.  Granted in the early years Ron showed me many cooking things, seasonings I was clueless of, and when I can not walk he does most of the cooking.   One of the things I really like is baking.  I just free wheeled a loaf of bread that will soon go into cook.   That means I had a recipe but no instructions.   I think I made it work, so far.  

I have over the years tried a few things, one thing I did that came out well I had no clue about was a quiche that really surprised me how well it tasted, and a breakfast bake of different potatoes and cheeses then a bunch of eggs.  I can not find the recipe I used. 

So I am  asking my wonderful Toy Box friends for recipes, remembering I am not skilled at this nor knowledgeable in terms ( when I do try to cook I do so generally by feel and I am bit loose on spices which does come out mostly OK )  for their favorite cooked / baked items.  I am looking for a bread recipe book that has good white breads along with other things.  I have made a lot of desserts but I have never made a pie.  I want to start doing that.  If anyone knows a good recipe book for diabetics please let me know.   

I am waiting to put the bread in the oven.   I hope it bakes OK, because if not I will have to repeat all this in the morning trying to find a new recipe online.   So far the ones I have found have not been great.  Thanks.   Now on to your comments.  My love to all.   Hugs

November 26, 2019

Prefer magic

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Education, Magic, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 09:01

November 19, 2019

Strange transformation

Filed under: Cartoons, Magic, Memes, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 09:52

November 8, 2019

You grand wonderful people.

Filed under: Love, Magic, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 17:20

Hell everyone, draw up a chunk of that internet while we still have it.  Tonight for the first time in forever we ordered a pizza to be delivered.  I am stuffed.  I have also been up since 2 AM and I am tired now.  So I will be closing both computers down, taking my evening pills, and turning on the TV to finish watching the movie I never finished.   Best wishes to all, let me know the wonderful / horrible news in the morning.  Hugs and loves to all.  Scottie

July 21, 2019

The Story of Creation

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, Gender, Magic, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 06:14

June 1, 2019

The true power in my house

Filed under: Animals, Cartoons, Family, Love, Magic, Memes, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 06:09

May 14, 2019

Don’t believe the cat, I loves you.

Filed under: Animals, Children, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, Love, Magic — Scottie @ 12:27

April 13, 2019

Thank you Randy for a wonderful cat story. The human is not half bad either

Filed under: Animals, Family, Love, Magic, Thanks, Things I like — Scottie @ 16:00

March 4, 2019

Power On !!

Filed under: Animals, Funny Stuff, Magic — Scottie @ 10:57


February 13, 2019

PETER, PAUL and MARY – “The Times They Are A Changing” LIVE BBC

Filed under: History, Magic, Song, Songs and Music, Things I like — Scottie @ 10:47

Peter, Paul and Mary – Where Have All the Flowers Gone (25th Anniversary Concert)

Filed under: Magic, Song, Things I like — Scottie @ 10:41

January 24, 2019

For Jill and Michelle.

Filed under: Magic, Music and Videos, Nature, Song, Songs and Music — Scottie @ 16:28

John Anderson Lyrics

“Seminole Wind”

Ever since the days of old,
Men would search for wealth untold.
They’d dig for silver and for gold,
And leave the empty holes.
And way down south in the Everglades,
Where the black water rolls and the saw grass sways.
The eagles fly and the otters play,
In the land of the Seminole.

So blow, blow Seminole wind,
Blow like you’re never gonna blow again.
I’m calling to you like a long lost friend
But I know who you are.
And blow, blow from the Okeechobee,
All the way up to Micanopy.
Blow across the home of the Seminole,
The alligators and the gar.

Progress came and took its toll,
And in the name of flood control,
They made their plans and they drained the land,
Now the glades are going dry.
And the last time I walked in the swamp,
I sat upon a Cypress stump,
I listened close and I heard the ghost,
Of Osceola cry.

So blow, blow Seminole wind,
Blow like you’re never gonna blow again.
I’m calling to you like a long lost friend
But I know who you are.
And blow, blow from the Okeechobee,
All the way up to Micanopy.
Blow across the home of the Seminole,
The alligators and the gar.

January 5, 2019

For Jill. Oliver – Good Morning Starshine

Filed under: History, Magic, Song, Songs and Music, You Tube, Youth — Scottie @ 11:32

December 13, 2018

The cowboy’s hat

Filed under: Love, Magic, My Life and Rants, Song — Scottie @ 14:43

I have had times in my life like this.  Songs like these resonate with me.  I have been the one wearing the hat, and I have been one with my back to the wall.   This song takes me back to a different time in my life when I was a slightly different person.    Yes when it came to it I fought with my back  to the wall, not for a hat, but for people I loved and cared for.     I hope you get as much out of this song as I do.  Loves and hugs.

December 7, 2018

Ron’s Christmas Tree, try 2

On Wednesday Ron took a break from building the front room ( my future office ) and after moving things around ( which looks much better )  and began setting up his Christmas Tree.   I looks grand.  He loves doing it.   He loves odd unusual ornaments.   That night he took a bunch of pictures and asked me to post them.   So here is Ron’s 2018 Christmas Tree.   Hugs 

November 22, 2018

A meatless thanksgiving dinner.

Filed under: Food, Love, Magic, My Life and Rants, Things I like — Scottie @ 11:43

Trying something new this Thanksgiving.   Ron was to work last night but got called off.  So we had not prepared anything for a meal today as I would be up alone while he slept.  Now we had to figure out what to do.  On years where he did not work we would make a reservation at a local restaurant we preferred.  

This thanksgiving we are doing something we have not done before.  Ron and I are trying to cut down on the amount of meat we eat.   So I am making a tomato sauce with out hamburger or sausage.   Instead I used beef bouillon to give a deeper taste.  I like my sauce to be really tomato tasting.   Here is what I did.

I took three cans of Dei Fratelli which I think is the most tomato tasting sauce I have tasted and put them in a large pot.   Then I took a container of mixed peppers and added them.  I also added a whole container of diced celery.    I added a quarter container of yellow onion.  ( I do not like onion really so I only add enough to give a flavor with out being overwhelming which I think onion can be.  All measurements are subjective to your taste.)  To this I added the two beef Bouillon, and two regular small spoonful of minced garlic.  Then the following spices measured roughly by pouring then into my hand.  Oregano but not a heaping palm full as it can turn biter if not balanced.  Sweet Basil a full palm full.  You don’t need to worry about sweet Basil because if you add a bit too much it will only make it a sweeter greener sauce.  I add rubbed sage for taste and also Thyme.  Most people never think to add that but it really does make a difference.   Then I heat the sauce and when simmering I add two different types of mushrooms.  I use a basic white mushroom sliced as they take the flavor well, and a small whole mushroom as it gives a texture.  Then add a bit of salt, simmer and then just before you start the water for pasta taste the sauce.   This time I added a touch more minced garlic and a half palm full of sweet basil.   

Ron put garlic toast in the oven and I am heating the water for the pasta.  Use what ever pasta you prefer.   Today we are going with Angle hair as I forgot to get regular spaghetti pasta.  I hope you enjoy your meal as much as we are going to ours.

Best wishes and loves to all.  Hugs

October 30, 2018

From my brother Randy…and I if out live ya I will weep, then drink to ya where you may be. Love you you heck of a brother.

Filed under: Family, Love, Magic, News, Song — Scottie @ 19:03

August 12, 2018

This is what makes America great.

Filed under: Facts, Family, History, Ideas, Love, Magic, Memes, News, Reason — Scottie @ 17:27


April 7, 2018

The best bit about this is the last cat who does the Scooby Doo ‘run on the spot for a split second before actually moving’

Filed under: Animals, Funny videos, Magic, Things I like, Twitter — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 15:47

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