Many of you know that I faithfully follow Keep Your Day Dream each week. And I have always loved the segments where Tricia Leach invites us viewers in for dinner. She has mastered the art of cooking – on the go – and her recipes are not just for living the RV life, but for busy working people too. The recipes and cooking ideas in this book are practical and inviting. I was so impressed with the photos and the quality of experience with this cookbook. I have to say that out of ALL the cookbooks I’ve had, this one is the prettiest! No cookbook I have, has the beauty of the photos like this one. It’s very colorful. She also has spice blends on her website too. (This blog post is not sponsored and no affiliate marketing here, I’m just sharing with you what I like as always).
Remember when that movie came out where that blogger girl set out to cook all Julia Child recipes? lol. Yeah that could be me with my Tricia Leach, Small Space, Big Taste cookbook. ;-). I could never do the one recipe per day thing though. George wouldn’t let me in the kitchen that much, lol!
See a sample of the cookbook and order if you like here: Tricia Leach
Amazing that the blog continues to grow. Some are probably people looking for followers on their monetized blogs/business accounts, but I’ll take them. Anyway, I’m honored that 501 people will allow my words into their feeds and emails several times a week. Thank you so much.
Even more, I love the ones that comment as it makes me feel like this is worth doing. Although I did say when I began that the blog is more for me than anything so I can vent, share my day, consolidate my goals, and go on to the next day. But I love all of you here. You have been so nice to me and I appreciate all the support.
Video Embed of My Latest YouTube Video
Here’s the video. I put the link in the last blog post, but here’s the actual embed. You can watch it from here or you can click on the “watch from YouTube link” in the bottom left hand corner. I recommend watching from YouTube so you can SUBSCRIBE, Comment, or give me the “Thumbs Up”. I appreciate your support in my video efforts. These are a joy to do. I love the entire process of doing the video version of the blog.
As you will see with this one, I covered a two month span. lol. Not having done a lot of videoing or vlogging in the last few months, the catch up is getting easier. ha! I will be working on May next and our “move”. As usual, I want to stop and do some “file work” before working on the next one.
George’s Roast Beef in the Instant Pot
It’s not always instant – it took a couple of hours or longer and it was almost my bedtime when it was ready, but dinner was wonderful with roast, potatoes and carrots. The YUM factor was an 11 on a scale of 10. The roast was tender also. Not pictured were the speckled butter beans which we devoured and are all gone. We do have leftovers for lunch.
The Week Ahead
Well not a LOT on the schedule this week. There is a tentative dinner with my neighbor and friend one night, which we have to set up. We briefly talked this weekend when she was rescuing a turtle from her yard. 😉 And she said “let’s go have dinner one night”.
We have Fancy’s dog trim on Saturday, a friend’s yard sale on Saturday, breakfast out – which may just simply be a donut shop to go order since the virus is making it’s rounds again. And Saturday I also have a bone density test. Has anyone ever had one? I need to look up what it’s like. It doesn’t hurt does it? lol I’m shocked the doc office does these tests on the weekends but they do. I’m not sure how we will manage to get all this done Saturday but we’ll give it a good try. It might be my last chance to see my friend’s doggie, Ozzie, that looks so much like Maisy.
The To Do List
I had to leave a few things check marked to show we actually DID SOMETHING this week. Then I’ll see how far I get this week on the upcoming things. Some of these are low hanging fruit and I still can’t get it done. lol
Ok off to get ready and head in to work. The traffic is building up again now that schools are back in session. Sometimes taking 45 minutes instead of the 20 or 30. Yuk. I’m used to any few minutes I can grab. And the loss of 15 to 30 min a day is not something I want to happen. Sometimes those 15 to 30 minutes are the only time you get to be productive.
Oh, I do have to iron, redo the vitamins for the week, and fold some laundry – not listed on the to do list. But we’ll take it from there and do what we can.
Prayers Continued for Flood Victims, Families of Lost Lives, Missing Lives in TN
I can’t close this blog without asking for prayers for our neighbors to the west of us here in middle TN. So many lives lost and missing in the recent floods, including babies that were swept away. This is unacceptable in my mind and it’s hard for any of us to imagine. Many just working at their work sites and floodwaters came and no chance to escape. Some barely did. Harrowing stories coming out. Prayers for all the families. My heart hurts for everyone there.
I’ll be back, Lord willing and the Creeks don’t rise – apparently they do and have – see you on Wednesday! Have to work early tomorrow! Payroll Day.