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My friend Becky challenged me to write 3 things that make me happy for 5 days! The challenge was for facebook, but I figured I would share it on my blog as well.sisters1. When my kids get along and play well together. They don’t always get along but I sure love it when they do. Having a new baby in the house, they all love to help with her. Yesterday Mckeely my 9 year old even rocked her to sleep for me, she was pretty proud of herself. She loves her little sisters Snuggles.
2. Haagen Dazs Ice Cream bars… mmmmm does that even need an explanation 
3. Fresh cut grass, on a crisp fall afternoon.

You can read DAY ONE here

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My friend Becky challenged me to write 3 things that make me happy for 5 days! The challenge was for facebook, but I figured I would share it on my blog as well.
flowers from my husband
DAY ONE 
1. Today Matt bought me flowers for my front step, and then planted them. My flowers I bought this spring all died the first part of August while we were gone, due to the hot weather ... the empty pots were bothering me. Best surprise ever today when Matt filled them with beautiful flowers.
2. Old family videos… watched some this weekend with my family and I absolutely LOVED seeing both sets of my Grandparents. It made me miss them but happy to see them too. I was 4 in the videos and was a spastic crazy little thing, but made myself laugh.
3. Fresh fruits and veggies, love all the yummy produce I get to pull out of my garden and from local orchards.

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2ndamendI am not a huge hunter, or gun person. I own them and I believe in the right to bear arms. But what I don’t believe in is when parents own guns but do not take proper steps to protect them self and their children. I believe that every gun should have a lock. All too often we hear stories of small children shooting their siblings or friends because the was a gun in the house. It is not the fact that there was a gun in the house, it is because there is a lack of respect. The first thing a Marine learns is that it is not a gun it is a weapon and rifle. They learn to love it and respect its power. They learn about it inside and out and I am sure a Drill Sergeant has made many a Marines even sleep with it. But you don’t see them mishandling their weapon or hearing of an accidental shooting because they were playing with it.

If a family wants a gun in the home they need to learn respect. A part of that respect is proper care and handling. Every one knows that a 4 year old can not properly hold or use a gun. And knowing what children of any age can cause and get in to trouble then proper steps need to be take to insure their safety. This is why I feel every gun should have a proper lock. A good lock not only insures the gun will not fire, but all insures that there is no bullet in the chamber.

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Come mid-summer the squash production peaks and it seems every one is trying to find ways to cook, eat, and giveaway their zucchini and squash. Just this past Sunday at church, it seemed zucchini were falling from the sky. We came home with quite a handful of fresh zucchini.

When Matt lived down south every Sunday they would fry up some zucchini that they brought home from church. Here is a quick and very easy recipe on how to make your own Fried Zucchini with Progresso Italian Bread Crumbs.

Start off with slicing the zucchini about 1/4 inch thick.

Once everything is all cut, prepare two bowls or small flat pans. One for the wet ingredients and one for the dry.

Wet Ingredients are:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk

Mix well

Dry Ingredient:

  • Progresso Bread Crumbs – We love the Progresso Italian Style – but any  styles will work

Next add a small handful of the cut zucchini into the milk/egg wash.

Take them out one by one and place them in the Progresso bread crumbs of your choice. Gently spoon more on the top of the zucchini slice and gently press the bread crumbs onto the slice.

Then after 4-6 slices are breaded, gently place them one by one into the oil that has been warmed to medium and medium high.

After a minute or so simply flip them over and cook to a light golden brown.

Lay them out on paper towels gently sprinkle them with salt to taste.

Try some with the Progresso Bread crumbs and tell me what you think. Every Sunday you can bet this is whats on the table at dinner or as a veggie snack.

 

 

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