Spring Fling Blog Hop Meanderings
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Blog Hop Meanderings
Spring has finally sprung and, as usual, I have trouble sitting down and focusing on, well, anything. We made a huge feast tonight and I only made half the food I intended on making. I always overcook for holiday meals. There are four of us and I cook for fifteen.
We cut fresh fruit and veggies, made deviled eggs from coloured eggs, I made a from scratch cherry pie and chocolate chip cookies. There was a great baked cauliflower dish made with bread crumbs, toasted almonds and Parmesan cheese. I made a quick succotash and, of course, ham. The staple dish my son insists on is scalloped corn. He ate half the pan himself. Lucky for him, the recipe is incredibly easy.
- 2 can whole kernel corn, drained
- 2 can cream style corn
- 2 sleeves Ritz crackers, crushed
- two eggs
Dump corn into baking dish. Add both eggs. Once ingredients are well mixed, add cracker crumbs. The mixture should be relatively thick. Put in the oven at 350 for 20-30 minutes until the top is golden brown.
I am still digesting dinner, of course. We will have plenty of leftovers to eat again tomorrow as well. Leftovers either go really quickly in this house or they sit in the fridge and develop penicillin. I swear I could save an entire village with what I cleaned out of the fridge today. Blech.
Since we’re off work tomorrow, we’ll be starting our garden. We’ve already planted garlic and have plans for tomatoes and fresh lettuce and spinach. I’ll have another post with the garden for everyone later. Since we’re in the city and only have a small patio, we do a lot of vertical gardening. This will be our second year using the vertical garden. Last year we had fresh salad every week. It was delicious.
Having four days off for Easter, I have intentions of writing something while I chew on that vegetable bowl no one touched. Look at that thing. It’s calling my name even now. Unfortunately I’m stuffed.
I’ve been working on a young adult (that will be published under a pen name) and I have designs on getting more framework down. The main character has been picking at my brain. It’s almost like my characters have been refreshed with the better weather. Having the windows open with the breeze and the sun flowing through, I have the impetus to write, but I also have the burning urge to take my dog for a walk or go outside and sit on the patio.
Tomorrow I am going to take my laptop outside and write on the patio.
The YA follows Magdalen, a young woman attacked by a strange kind of dog while hitchhiking across the country. She winds up at a halfway house while she mends and settles in with a small group of kids. Just as she starts to settle in, one of her new friends ends up being sucked into a demon realm. She has to get him out. But how?
So far I’ve set the stage and made some edits. Tomorrow it’s full speed ahead!
Then again, I’ll probably just fall into my new time waster and play League of Angels. I’ve spent far too much time on that game this year. If anyone plays, I’m on Night Sentinel S17 and my guild is Devil May Cry.
Here’s to spring, new games, new books, meandering stories and lots of fun giveaways. I’d wanted to make this post something poignant, but, in the spirit of spring, I’m just going to let the post wander and sniff the daisies.
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