It is with great sadness to learn the passing of my Great Aunt Beatrice 🙏🏻

Broken-hearted I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye 🌹
Aunt Bea was quite an inspiration to me as a little girl … always dressed to the 9’s in a pastel 3 piece ensemble with accessories to match. Never a hair out of place or smudge of lip color. Tall, slender and always a lady🌹
I came to appreciate her as the years passed along with many loved ones… she held memories & a closeness to my Dad as he was the best man at her wedding to my Uncle Lanny … countless times as I’d visit we reminisced looking at her cherished wedding album & speak of younger days. I would fascinate her with moments & tales of my young ones …. especially pictures on my tablet bringing all to life…
Although I’m comforted she is at Peace with her True Love never to suffer in her aged ailments… I feel selfish as I celebrated my life in the recent months… putting my visit to her for a later time… forgetting how quickly God extends His Work ….
As I visit friends at the shore this summer there will be a void passing Brick …
I will miss our visits 💔
Thank God for memories 🙏🏻
Rest In Peace Aunt Beatrice with much love forever your niece Deb
XOXOXOXO

Really 

Question or Exclamation….. so a Warrior post a word…. Really

I’m thinking… snow? 

Unfortunately she is challenged, again. I love her & I’ve loved her long before our battle, awesome woman, friend & ” Lol ” Professional associate. 

Just makes me wonder …..

As a Warrior, you may win a battle but the threat lingers…..

Cut to the Chase…. Be Strong Be Positive wholeheartedly accept the challenge and

Fight …. 

Fight for your life,  

God Bless All

Escarole 

Escarole….

Next to Chicken Soup this is perhaps an Italian favorite for a rainy day! 

A wonderful green easily prepared & a variety of dishes. 

Cut a small slice from base to release leaves. Escarole requires a good rinsing to remove ground dirt. 

Old World Style… heat pot with plenty of garlic & oil without browning. 

Add ripped leaves as you sir, I love to add chicken stock for a full flavor. 

Salt & pepper to taste,… onion /scallions, parsley flakes, red pepper flakes as well (optional).

Be adventurous! 

Adding shaved carrots, beans, or a variety of veggies for a light soup. 

Tiny meatballs for Wedding Soup! Rice is another option. Beans & escarole go well for a meal or side with fish or chicken. 

Trump 

I have high expectations of our new President! My statement is based on his expertise as a businessman.

An article on Facebook inspired this. 

Italy’s new decision on donation of food to the homeless …

My reply..

I once inquired as I saw carts of food in the supermarket… 

“Do you donate the food? 

“No its a tax write off” . So sad

In another instance, I worked for a book company a short time.. endless over run of books. 

Yours for the taking… I tried to bring them to my children’s school, they WOULD NOT ACCEPT THEM! 

It may affect the tax exemptions. 

Geez…

Sunday Pears & Wine

Ahhh! ….Such a delight!

This is quick & easy…. I’m sure many of you follow me & as in Sunday Gravy… Old World style..lol

Half, peel & core pears …. 

Heat pan adding 1 cup of wine ….. “You know that leftover special! ” actually the older the better. 

A light sprinkle of Nutmeg! 

Add pear halves at point of a boil & turn down to a simmer/cover for 12 minutes.

Turn up heat and quickly stir to a thickness.

It’s your preference to Add a sweetner… I use confectionery 1 cup. Although I set them aside, they are served warm & dressed to your choice …. 

French Vanilla works well …

Yum

Chicken Arugula 

This is an easy one! lol

1   breast per person, cut breast open with                    out thinning…..

Sauté in plenty of garlic & oil ( I’m using oil from olive jar) salt & pepper to taste

Lightly brown 

Add a handful of Arugula with fresh sliced  San Marzano tomatoes, Pignoli nuts & Artichoke hearts …. 

Remove from heat, stir well!

Top with Reggiano 

Serve

Bon Appetite! 

Good Greens!

Sitting at the pool many conversations on activity anticipated for tomorrow night New Years Eve….

Our plans are set …. phenomenal pre house party @ Royal Palm with awesome Peeps, followed by dinner & a gala night at Mizner Park… I remember many times the entire place was reserved by our host…. anywhere from 50 – 80 lately 

lol

With thoughts of the food tomorrow, I decide on a Green Day!

 Green only for the next 24 hours….. 

Shredded Sprouts 

Broccoli Florets 

3 tbs EVVO

Salt pepper garlic parsley & scallions to taste….

Sauté high 5 minutes covered but turn occasionally.

Remove from heat, let sit 3 minutes covered.

I may add some leftover lemon chicken for him….Lol

Butter Balls

It’s Gravy time! Lol

For the Newbies….. 

1 – 2 tablespoons butter

2 – 3 tablespoons Wondra quick mixing flour

Soften butter add flour & stir stir stir ! 

Keep  soft add to roast drippings in a small pan with your favorite seasonings… salt pepper celery stalks & onion (whole for easy removal) … lol Plenty of parsley! I love a dash of white wine! 

Warm & Pour! 

Gobble Gobble! 

Hair Again

A year ago I posted “Hair today gone tomorrow” 

I lost my hair during Chemo 

I lost my strength my appetite my Winter in Florida…..

Fortunately I had my family friends & faith …

Of course other issues are to be dealt with LOL 

Neurotherpy…. 

Chemo weight & my energy level could use a boost! 

There are many pros & cons of Chemo therapy …. 

I’m still here with hair again 

Thank you to all who supported me !

Dryer Lint

Quick share…. 

When removing clothes from the dryer I make a habit of using the dryer sheet to remove lint on screen. Grabs quickly !

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