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4 posts from July 2016

having fun

Mr and I took a short vacation and headed to Nashville to meet up with some of our kids.  We decided to a bit of sightseeing along the way.  We headed south through Indiana.  We had never been to Terre Haute and thought we'd check it out.

Terre haute

We stayed in Bloomington Indiana the home of the Indiana Hoosiers.


After a night in Indiana, we met some of the kids for lunch.

We visited the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory where we got to see how baseball bats are made.

Ernie banks

After our little stop headed down to see the Shaker Village, where we stayed the night and toured the village.

Shaker quarters

After a wonderful dinner we sat and listened to the live music out on the lawn.


Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of everyone :(


It's been such a busy summer and it's not stopping.


Huh??!!??!?  Not sure I've heard of it either, that is until I made it.  We had just about a cupful of diced rhubarb in the garden, strawberries leftover from the strawberry shortcake and blueberries in the freezer that were still good but need to be eaten.

I love this strawberry slicer, it's much like the egg slicer that's floating around in most peoples kitchen drawers.



So in the pie they all went, strawberries, rhubarb and blueberries.


I made a butter crust pie crust for the first time and just had to take a quick peek at it while it was baking in the oven.


Out of the oven and waiting for it to cool down some before we had a slice.


A slice of pie with ice cream on it....YUM!!!!!!!


Even tho there was a cup of rhubarb in the pie I added barely a 1/4 cup of sugar to the fruit and with the small scoop of ice cream on top it added just enough sweetness to make it so good.  I'm really finding out that one doesn't need to add all the sugar in recipes to have it sweet enough.  I guess with having cut out sugar 99% in our diet that not having sugar or very little sugar in something doesn't make a difference to us, actually having too much sugar in a recipe we can hardly eat it it's too sweet.  Our taste buds are really changing here.

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I'd like to wish all who are celebrating Independence Day a fun and safe celebration.

Happy 4th to you all!!

trip west 2014~lava rocks

It's about time I got to posting more photos of our trips.  I am so far behind it isn't even funny.  Here are some lava beds that we found on our way to the Boise Idaho area on our trip west in 2014.  I tried looking online for some more info on this but couldn't find any website that might have talked more about it.  So all I have is the panel here and apparently there were two but for some reason I only took a photo of one :(






In the photo below you can read a bit about the lava rock formation.


Seeing these photos really gets me itching to head west again.