Something from my Playlist . . . The other day when I was with my daughter, we were listening to a country classic radio station. She said that those songs really made her want to go camping! It's not a secret that I am a music junkie, so we always had the radio or the, eight-track tape player on, (that just dated me!!). So, my daughter, of course, associates camping with old country music, or music from the 70's and 80's. So, here are some songs that I'm sure will bring some of you way back . . . these old classics are still my favorite!
On My Mind . . . It's been a really busy month! My daughter still has pins in her foot, and cannot put weight on it, she is hoping to get the pins out in the next week or so. It's been a very long 6 weeks for her!! She is a trooper though, she has more patience than, Job, and is always wanting to help with whatever she can do - sometimes, I catch her doing more than what she should do! I'll be really happy for her when the pins come out and she can get back to her normal routine. I will really miss going down and helping her, I have become pretty attached to my cute little grands!! I will probably continue to go down once a week to help her get back on her feet... ;0)
In a Nutshell . . . We had a fun 4th of July! We went to a baseball game with one of my daughter's, Amber, and her family. It was fun, we ate hotdogs, soft chewy pretzels with spicy cheese sauce, sang, God Bless America, and cheered for the home team! After the ball game, we just sat outside and watched the fireworks, it was a really fun night!
Averi wanted to pet the horse . . . Emily was so cute, showing her the horse and how to pet her on the nose!
Mostly, Averi likes to just sit and listen to the birds!
Taylor really does, LOVE, the horses! I'm pretty sure that one day, she will have her own!
It was a beautiful night, and I love sunsets! Taylor and I had fun taking pictures of the gorgeous sunset that night!
Comfort from the Kitchen . . .
It's been so cool here in Idaho, that I really just wanted comfort food last night, so I made this really yummy, chicken and rice casserole. For a side-dish, I picked a few zucchini and yellow crook-neck squash from my garden, I sauteed them and right before I served the casserole, I cut up and added a couple of fresh tomatoes from the garden, before I took it out of the skillet, yum!
Chicken and Rice Casserole
1 Tbls. butter
1/2 medium onion, diced
4 stalks celery, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
3-4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
3 cups chicken stock
1 cup, uncooked, long grain white rice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 9X13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. Melt butter in a medium skillet. Add onion, celery and garlic and saute until onion is tender, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and add to chicken, cream of chicken soup chicken stock, rice and seasoning in a large bowl. Mix well, and pour mixture into prepared baking dish and cover with foil. Bake covered for 30-35 minutes or until the rice is tender. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes until lightly browned.
Some sweetness . . .
A few days ago, we had a storm come through, lots of wind and thunder! My husband told me to go outside and look in the corner of the house. There sat this little Morning Dove, trying to find a safe place to protect him from the wind and rain . . . so cute . . .
Hoping to catch up with everyone!!