My Mind's Eye

Remember your Angels are Watching

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Triple S post

 More photos from our walk at Shelley Lake on October 30, 2020

Sidewalk art...not sure what it is but I love the colors

Just beyond the sidewalk the art continued on the storm drain cover.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Feline and Nature Friday : Kat has a question

We thank our Host LLB Gang and Comedy Plus

Dearest Auntie HiC.
Wednesday, Nov. 4, I diagnosed with pancreatitis.  😿
Vet gave me fluids and 2 injections, and instructed Mom to return in 48 hours if I’ve not improved.
Pup checked out every inch of me when I returned from vet.

I rested well last night,

and plan on taking it easy the next few days.

Mom has had experience with pancreatitis in dogs, but not cats.
Any info from Furiends who have,  would be greatly appreciated. 
Please ask them to leave info in your comments.
As you can imagine, she’s in quite a “tizzy”. 😻

❤️ Kat Your Feline Nephew
This week we are having Indian Summer in Dixie.  We taken several walks at 

Shelley Lake

Did I mention it was a glorious day?

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #44

  Today we join Two  SPOILED CATS 

Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

Here is today's inspiration

Today I'm writing exactly what My Mind's Eye saw at first glance

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

In Purrsuit of Flavors

I thank Da Phenny and Chef Shoko for 
This month we are featuring

Today I'd like to share two loved and tried and true recipes with you.

Kitty Wells Spanish Bean Soup and homemade cornbread

Kitty Wells’ Spanish Bean Soup **

4 cans garbanzo beans (we use Navy or Great Northern) rinsed and drained. 
First time I made it I used garbanzo. We didn’t like the consistency they are kinda hard.  I now only use Navy or G. Northern.
1 medium onion chopped
1 package of Polish kielbasa, I use Healthy Choice Turkey sausage
3 or 4 medium potatoes chopped
44 oz diced tomatoes.
Salt and pepper to tasted

Her recipe is in a 4 qt pot on stove top.  I used crock pot
I put ingredients in as follows:
Kielbasa, potatoes, and onions followed by tomatoes
After all ingredients are in in qt pot or cp, add water to cover all the ingredients and fill the pot.
If on the stove top bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer on low heat for 1 hour or until potatoes are done
If in crock pot, I cook on high for 1 hour.  Stir  to mix after an hour on high, then switch to low for 4 to 4  ½ hours, check potatoes. 

(this recipe was in my head only, until my SIL asked me
to write it down so they could make it at home)

1 egg
1 cup self-rising yellow or white cornmeal (I use House of Autry)
2 tablespoons corn oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup plus 1 ½ tablespoons buttermilk (this is the secret ingredient)
PAM baking spray
1-8” Pyrex pie dish (or whatever you have close to this size)

Mixing Directions:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a medium bowl, crack egg then beat lightly. Add oil, and buttermilk to egg. Stir until mixed.  Add cornmeal and sugar.  Stir until completely mixed.

Cooking: Spray entire baking dish with PAM, pour cornmeal mixture into baking dish.  Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until light brown on the bottom and the sides of the baking bread pull away from side of dish.  You may also test with at cake tester in the middle.  Tester should come out clean.  Cool for 5 minutes before cutting.  I cut it into
8 slices like a pie.  Serve with butter.   If there are leftovers, you can warm in microwave for about 15 or 20 seconds.

Served hot with butter or as Sis of Madi likes it as dessert with honey drizzled over it.

** Kitty Wells was a very famous country singer from back in the '60's.  I found this recipe in
Country Weekly Magazine (kinda like People Magazine) many years ago.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Happy Tuesday with Rocky


Dearest Auntie HiC
 I saw the strangest looking creature crawling on the gazebo. 

Naturally, I  was  very curious and tried to get a closer look.

Apparently, I wasn’t the only curious one. Next thing I knew, we were face to face!🙀

Mom said it’s a Phasmida, stick-bug, and there are more than 3,000 species of walking sticks all over the world.
Do you see it!?!🙀

It was certainly a close encounter of the sticky kind. Ha! 

No stick-bug or kitten was harmed in the process of making this video!😻

Sound on, please:

❤️ Rocky, Your Ginger Nephew 

Ohhhhhhhhh dear nephew...I can see it and OMCs what a visitor to have.  He has excellent taste to want to be up close to you and be your friend!  Now honestly I hope and purrr he does not bring all his relatives to meet you...that could be a really ‘sticky’ situation. Mol mol that was a little auntie humor.
Uncle and I watched your action video at breakfast. We love the music
and your moves!!
With love and many thanks for these wonder photos.
Your devoted Auntie HiC 

Monday, November 2, 2020

Awww Monday and Sparks


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Finally we have cooler days and it is time to spruce up the

lonely ivy.  I think I heard it say Awww after  Dad of Angel Madi finished

planting some friends.

Look at my pretty pot of posies

Sunday, November 1, 2020