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November 3, 2018

meatless sausage ??? Help

Yesterday Ron and I went to the grocery store that is about a mile or two down the road, it is our favorite.  However it has a crappy small vegetarian section.  We picked up a few things to try.  

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Well this morning we tried the veggie breakfast sausages.   Taste wise they were OK, smelt good, but the texture was awful.   Maybe I  did not cook them enough but I followed the instructions.  I baked them for 14 minutes.  Next time I will fry the crap out of them.  They were soft and sort of mushy.  I threw most of mine in the trash.  Ron agreed with me they tasted OK but had to fix the soft mushiness of them.  

Ron used some of the beefless ground in the spanish rice he made last night.  We are adding rice to our diet several times a week.  It was OK, I am not a fan of spanish rice but I did not find anything awful about it.  I did not even know he had put some in there until he told me. 

Ron tried the chicken patties the other day.  He said they were OK.  They did smell good.  Ron wants to make taco mix out of tofu and the meatless ground burger stuff.   I am hoping the seasoning mix will  make it OK, I hate to buy stuff to eat and then have to throw it out.  

I admit it is hard to walk past the long meat counter and displays full of easy to find and get products that I know taste good to me.  But Ron And I talked about it.   We both feel meat is not the same as it was when we were growing up.   We don’t feel it is a safe nor as good for us as it use to be.   We feel that in fact it may be bad for us to continue to eat such amounts of meat.   That said we did buy a large ham that was on sale, as ham is one of my favorites.  

So if anyone has some ideas, let me know.  Brands or items to try.  I am going to make a chili tomorrow for the first time without meat.  Should be OK, I will use beans to give it texture and substance.   Hugs

October 28, 2018

Randy sent me this, I love it. Thanks my brother.

Filed under: Animals, Family, Music Video, Nature, Song, Songs and Music, Things I like — Scottie @ 13:33

October 14, 2018

Major changes

Filed under: Family, Love, My Life and Rants, People I like, Thanks, Things I like — Scottie @ 16:09

Sorry if I am not on much or responding in the next few days.  Ron wants me to have a bigger TV as my eyesight has decreased.   I no longer play my xboxes as I can not clearly see the screen on the 32 inch TV in my office.  I had not complained as I have enough other things to do.    This morning Ron decided he wanted to move the bedroom 46 inch ( which has always been my fav TV as it has everything any tech person could want ) into my office.  I asked him to wait until my sunday news programs are over as the move would require emptying four different adjustable shelves, then moving stuff and shelves to a different position, plus all the stuff I had on the floor on the shelves in front of my desk would have to be moved as the top shelf would have to go down there as the 46 inch TV is much larger than the one I have here.  Ron did not understand how big a project it is , but did after I showed him.  

Long story short, Ron is letting me move things at my pace , as slow as it is, while he worked on the new paneling in the front room, and now he is napping.    I am very glad to be getting the TV I love, and in truth we simply do not use it there since I got my office.  But it takes a lot of effort for me to move all this stuff, Ron brought in the step ladder as he wouldn’t let me use the step stool,  but I have to take each thing down, decided to keep it or not, if keeping it clean it and decided where to put it.  It is a much bigger job than I intended this weekend.   But I do want the bigger TV.  

Thanks for understanding.  I am off to try to move more stuff.  ( side note how did I get so much stuff? )  Hugs

 

October 13, 2018

Hubby Ron with Milo in his lap, Odis looking out the window

Filed under: Animals, Family, My Life and Rants, Pictures, Things I like — Scottie @ 20:20

Hot spots

Filed under: Art, My Life and Rants, News, Pictures, Things I like — Scottie @ 17:06

October 11, 2018

I wouldn’t even be able to hold the exspert

Filed under: Animals, Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, News, Things I like — Scottie @ 08:17

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September 7, 2018

the reforestation project

Filed under: Economics, Nature, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Things I like — Scottie @ 22:13

September 2, 2018

The Bridge Tongues

Filed under: Art, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, Stories, Things I like — Scottie @ 16:03

August 24, 2018

Elephant helps baby to stand from the slippery play pit

Filed under: Animals, Love, Nature, Reason, Things I like, You Tube — Scottie @ 16:15

And the tRump administration has made it legal again to bring in trophies of these animals leading to more people hunting them.  They are so smart and caring, note the delicate way such a large animal helped out the little one.   Hugs

August 16, 2018

We hungry …

Filed under: Animals, Funny Stuff, Memes, Things I like — Scottie @ 18:10

Hey human, we’re hungry.

August 12, 2018

I laughed until I cried

Filed under: Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, News, Political, Things I like — Scottie @ 18:04

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July 30, 2018

Milo sleeps on my head

Filed under: Animals, Love, My Life and Rants, Things I like — Scottie @ 21:27

I often tell people my oldest cat Milo is the one most bonded to me, and he insists on being on my pillow when we sleep together.  It seems to be a special bond we have.  If I put my hand on the pillow Milo will put his paws on my fingers.  If I do not have my hand on the pillow Milo will wrap his paws around my face.  It is rather disconcerting to wake up with a cat paw up ones nose.  Here is the pictures Ron took the other day when I was not feeling well and went to take a nap.  What do you think, is Milo trying to be supportive, or just getting a good pillow?  Hugs

 

July 9, 2018

10 commandments of logic. Thanks Randy

Filed under: Education, Facts, Ideas, Memes, Reason, Things I like — Scottie @ 13:25

10 commandments of logic

May 27, 2018

And I got a good chuckle. Hope you do also. Hugs

Filed under: Funny Stuff, Things I like — Scottie @ 20:28

via Monday Funnies… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

April 28, 2018

Cat’s 10 commandments

Filed under: Animals, Funny Stuff, Memes, News, Religion, Things I like — Tags: — Scottie @ 11:47

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April 23, 2018

Push … and Push-Back — Filosofa’s Word

Filed under: Gun Control, Ideas, News, NRA, Political, Questions, Things I like, Youth — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 19:38

We have all been so encouraged by the young people, led by the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, mass school shooting, and we should be encouraged, we should be proud of these young people. They are the first generation, with the possible exception of the Vietnam generation, to take a firm stand, to make their […]

via Push … and Push-Back — Filosofa’s Word

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

February 23, 2018

When petting cats. Dang good advice

Filed under: Animals, Funny Stuff, Memes, Things I like — Scottie @ 16:00

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February 20, 2018

Please read the post at https://agingmillennialengineer.com/2018/02/15/fuck-you-i-like-guns-2/

Filed under: Ideas, News, opinion, People I like, Political, Reason, Things I like — Scottie @ 19:58

Carmen mentioned this article in the comments on this post https://amusingnonsense.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/asking-for-stricter-gun-laws/       I find it an incredable read that has co0mom sense ideas and a lot of well known provable facts.  This is not liberal screed.   I recomdned everyone give this a read please.   Hugs

“Fuck you, I like guns.”

The post the comment is on is by Sirius Bizinus and he offers a copy and paste letter you can send to your congressperson.  It is well written and I also recommend reading his post and the comments.   Hugs 

February 9, 2018

Parade Idea

Filed under: Ideas, Memes, News, Political, Things I like — Scottie @ 09:41

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