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Friday, June 4, 2021

Nature, Feline & K9 Friday w my nephews


Nature Friday host LLB Gang  and Feline Friday  host Comedy Plus

Dearest Auntie HiC

 We’re heading East, and hope to be home early next week.

We stopped in New Mexico for a couple days, and the cacti and wildflowers were blooming. 

At sunset, we had a beautiful
light display by Mother Nature.


 Kat prefers the smaller crate. 😉

Thanks to all our Furiends for following along on our latest adventure.

Lovingly your Roving Nephews
❤️ Kat, Pup, Rocky

Dearest Nephews OMCs/OMD
What an amazing set of photos to wind up your journey West.
New Mexico looks like a place Auntie would love to visit.
Mom's collages of the cacti and the amazing display Mother Nature's
wonder almost made Auntie speechless...BOL/MOL no worries it was just a nanosecond !
Sending love and good wishes for nice weather on your way to 
home.  It will be most interesting to hear/see how you all react to have lots of room(s) to roam. 
Thank Mom very much for all the wonderful updates
Lovingly Auntie HiC

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Thoroughly Poetic and Thankful Thursday #22

 Today we join 

  

and
Thoroughly Poetic Thursday hosted by 
 Today we join Two SPOILED CATS
Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem and
Here is our inspirational photo is



I will write a thankful poem, the title is
'AY


It was absolutely wonderful to get many hugs 😍😘from our girl.
I must admit is was very cold, dreary and blustery day for a picnic, but our spirits
were warm.  We met at Bill Fay Park in Kinston, NC.  The facility was very nice.
There were 3 covered shelters.  The first shelter we saw was like a wind tunnel
with drizzle coming in all directions.  Then we saw a huge pavilion style shelter in a grove of trees which helped with the wind. Crazy weather for May 30 in NC
Normally it would be at least mid 80's.  LOL   


Favorite BOL of Angel Madi had not seen his parents since December 26, 2019 either.   The theme for May 30 was 'divide and conquer' see both sets of parents
even though they had to take separate trips.  His parents don't travel anymore due to health issues. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

In Purrsuit of Flavors and Wordless Wednesday

 I thank Das Nelly and Phenny and Canadian Cats FOR HOSTING

Wednesday June 2nd our hosts asked us to make 

 Sensational Sandwiches

I decided to make

Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Sandwiches

Phenny, Nelly, Mom and Dad I hope I make you proud with my version of a very German meal!!

Until three or four years ago, I did not have a clue how to make this delicious brats and sauerkraut.  It gets a 10 out of 10 rating in the household.


Ingredients:

1TBSP butter
6 fresh bratwursts
2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
1 medium tart apple such as Granny Smith cored and cut into small chunks
1 lb raw or canned sauerkraut, drained. I used canned sauerkraut.
1 (12 ounce bottle of dark beer, we use New Castle brown ale
pepper to taste
1 tsp caraway seed
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
6 large brats buns, we use Pepperidge Farm Soft White Hoagie w/ sesame seeds
Brown mustard

Directions:
1.Heat large sauté pan over medium - high heat. I use an electric skillet.
2.Add butter to melt, then add Brats
3.Brown Brats on all sides, remove and set aside.
4.Reduce heat to medium
5.Add onions, sauté til lightly brown, about 10 minutes, stirring often
6.Add apples and toss until lightly golden
7.Add sauerkraut, brats and beer, plus 1/2 ale bottle of water
8.Stir in caraway, thyme and pepper
9.Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until brats are cooked through and sauerkraut and apples are tender about 30 minutes
10.If necessary, remove the lid and cook further to remove excess moisture
11.To serve spread mustard in each roll
12.Add brat and top with sauerkraut mixture.
Potato salad is home made too.  Most people have their very own tried and true recipe for potato salad.  I make it just like my Mama made it.  No recipe just standard ingredients: boiled eggs, potatoes, sw. relish, mayo, yellow mustard, onions, salt and pepper and celery seed. The secret to my potato salad is my *resident taster. Once it is mixed *Dad of Angel Madi gives it a taste.


Hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus

I spy Peter Cottontail, do you?

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Happy Tuesday Tale

   

Hosted by Comedy Plus 


This is my happy Tuesday collage.

Photos taken on Monday, May 24th.  I wash my EVOO dispenser before I refill it.
Left photo:  After I filled it,I noticed how pretty it looked with the sun shining thru the glass EVOO bottle and the plastic EVOO bottle. 
Right photo:  The month of May was very dry.  Monday we had a 20% chance of rain.   I am happy to report not only did that 20% rain happen it was a real
"gutter washer".  I had to take a photo of it pouring out of the gutter.


I am thrilled to report we had 3/4" of much needed rain.

Here's hoping June will not be so very dry.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Awww Monday Memorial Day and Sparks




Awww Monday and Sparks
New piece of trail art at the NC Museum of Art





Several months ago (can't find my post) I featured this church which only had vines.  Now the vines are green




Yesterday I was MIA..we had a very wonderful and spur of the moment
road trip.  I'll post about it on Thankful Thursday.

 



Sunday, May 30, 2021

Serene Sunday N. C. Museum of Art trail

 The Weeping Willow blowing in an early morning breeze