Ten on Tuesday – Packing for Vacation


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Things You Always Bring on Vacation.

(listed not in order of priority, just as items came to mind)

A lawn chair, sturdy and my size, with room for my elbows for comfy knitting
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Books, my Bible and pleasure reading

Paper, graph and lined, pencils, and a pencil sharpener

An extension cord, outlets are not usually where I need them

A cushion for under my knees when lounging or sleeping

A camera

My I-pod & charger with stories for listening

Snacks; pretty snack plates and cloth napkins; my favorite cups;
coffee with filters and tea bags (one time I even took my coffee pot).

Comfy pj’s for lounging and knitting

And then there is the knitting
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Current knitting projects (more than I could finish in a month)
Fresh yarn and needles,
cause I just never know, I might finish one
Directions to Local yarn shop
Pattern that needs yarn
Money to buy yarn

I don’t always take my laptop,
because the Farmer always takes his.

Click here to see what others take on Vacation.

Published in: on April 9, 2013 at 11:12 am  Comments (10)  

Cooking once; eat several times

Monday morning, looking into the refrigerator and seeing a package of ground beef and one of chicken breast tenders, I knew I would be cooking today. I like cooking several main dishes one day and being able to eat for several days, like a mini smorgasbord. I checked in the cooler for available veggies: bell peppers, summer squash, zucchini, and fresh eggs.

I began with a egg/veggie/ham casserole for the Farmer’s breakfast.

Looks good, doesn’t it.

The Farmer brought in a butternut squash that had split, so although I hadn’t planned on baking squash, now it was on the list.

Ready for the oven.


The ground beef became meatloaf, most of it filling bell peppers. The part left was baked for sandwiches, one of my favorites.

One can of salmon and a can of mackerel became a salmon loaf using the Farmer’s mother’s recipe.

I baked both the bell peppers and salmon loaf at the same time.

I was adequately fueled by coffee.

Next, I attacked the chicken breasts tenders, Spike, Seasoned salt and flour coated the chicken and fried in olive oil. We’ll have these for dinner tonight, Chicken Alfredo.

Cooking results: which night do you want to come to dinner?

Now I’ll go back to my quilting, thinking to bake oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.

Oh, I did clean up my mess!

I’m enjoying playing house in this kitchen. Yes, this is the whole of the kitchen. At the left edge  of the picture is the refrigerator. Not a lot of counter space (understatement) but pleasant and homey.

Published in: on September 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm  Leave a Comment