Friday, January 18, 2019

Weekend Roundup ~~ 02,03-19 (for letters "B" and "C")

of Letters "B" and "C". I missed B" alone last week so I'm trying to double up with "C this week.

The Weekend Roundups...
1. Starts with "B."; 2. A Favorite; and 3. Blue. also
4. Starts with "C."; 5. A Favorite; and 6. Candy.
and Perhaps
7. Reflection(s).
 
1. Starts with "B.": "Bus" and "Boat" both start with "B".  We traveled on this little bus for about five hours on a nice tour of Saint Martin (Island) last week (so I'm doing the letter "B" here now, a week late).  There were about 20 persons on our Bus

I am not sure that the Boat has been operational since the hurricanes.  A lot of the damage on the island has not yet been repaired.


2. A Favorite: A Texas sized Hibiscus?  At any rate I found it in the esplanade taking us to our house after leaving Interstate 10.


3. Blue and 4. Starts with "C.":  Dark Blue Water and Light Blue Sky here. And "Caribbean" starts with "C".  Also a nice Rosy Reflection of the Bright Sun.

We were out last week, down in the Caribbean Sea getting warm after our cold spell.  At St. Martin (link) it was running 82-83 in the hottest part of the day and 67-68 at night nearing morning.  So I am trying to play catch-up with a two-in-one post.



5. A Favorite:  Mussels (Moules), Clams, and Whitefish, on the ship's menu as Seafood Stew, are my Favorites (link).  I also like Fried Catfish and Fried Oysters too.  Fried Shrimp are a runner up; I generally keep a sack of cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined, frozen, in my freezer.

 


6. Candy: Candy Corn is one of my Favorites.  Though I spent an extra Dollar and a half for a name brand this bag had almost as many partial, broken, pieces as it did whole ones.
Wednesday, October 30, 2018, was National Candy Corn Day (link).  October 30 is also My Birthday.


7. Reflection(s): (Besides the Sunset above shining in the water below it)



The fine print:
- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
- I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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Friday, January 04, 2019

Weekend Roundup ~~ 01-19 (for letter "A")

 . . . HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! . . .
The 1st issue of Weekend Roundup for this year..: Prompts are
(A) Starts with "A"; (B) A Favorite; (C) Apple; and (D) Reflection(s).



(A) Starts with "A": Alligator starts with "A".  This is my Favorite MacDonald's toy, it has replaced my Toy Mouse that I used it use it to keep company with my Computer Mouse.  That one is temporarily mislaid right now.

(B) A Favorite: This is my All Time Favorite, it is a Hurricane Harvey picture of an alligator that had swam out of an overfilled Flood Control Retention lake near our house.  It came to that neighbor's back door. 

We are not allowed to mess with the Free Range Alligators around, as they are protected species who were here in the rice fields way before there were any houses.  It was a part of our HUD and EPA agreement. 

If they get cantankerous or injure a person or pet the Sheriff Department will come take them back to their pond. I had to get pretty close to take this Alligator's picture on the right. 
[I couldn't find a picture of Harvey.   This is one I took at a boat dock in Orange, Texas.  There may be some Reflection in the picture.]


(C) Apple: My desert favorite food, one of them at least, is Apple Pie.  See below for my Quick and Easy Apple Pie recipe. 

I am going on year 12 of not eating any donuts.  At right is my favorite 'not-donut' favorite product from Shipley Donuts.  It is a Fried Apple Fritter[click picture for larger view].  




(D) Reflection(s):  This is one of our Flood Control Retention Pond in our neighborhood.  There are numerous paths throughout the many acres set aside for flood control.  Note the balloon flying towards us in the middle of the picture.

Some have "Beware Alligators" signs, I have not seen by this pond but there may be an alligator or two at any of these ponds.  I took the picture to show layout, it just happens to have a small reflection in the pond.

Below is a part of my prior post showing my "Quick and Easy Apple Pie" recipe:  [a bunch of recipes I've posted, click here] [my Quick and Easy Apple pie post, click here]

My Ruby Red is dated September 15, above. click here!
Apple pie and cheese my favoriteI'd have a slice of American Cheese
over a large slice of still warm apple pie.
What could be better than that?



[large picture] [super sized]
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What is to follow here will be my quick and easy apple pie recipe.
This apple pie will be really good once I get it baked.
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But first I have to get dressed.
My Saturday morning rule,
be dressed by noon.

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Okay, I didn't dress. Instead I typed up my recipe:


Jim’s Quick and Easy Apple Pie

Ingredients:
1 Box pastry shells for two 9-inch two-crust pies
(Kroger frozen Pie Crusts-unroll & bake or equivalent)
6 cups sliced pared tart apples
1 can prepared Apple Pie Filling (Comstock or equivalent)
¼ teaspoon cinnamon – optional*
¼ teaspoon nutmeg – optional*
2 tablespoons butter or margarine

Heat oven to 425°. Prepare pastry using directions on the box.
Stir together optional spices, sliced apples, and prepared pie filling mix.
Turn into pastry-lined pans; dot with butter
Cover with top crust using fluting and design of your choice. Be sure
there are a few opening slits for the steam to escape.
Place strip of aluminum foil covering the edges. Otherwise the crusts
will bake first and may even burn.
Remove foil for the last 15 minutes.

Bake 45 minutes, more or less. Pie is done when crust is brown and
the pie liquids begin to ease or bubble through the crust openings.


Makes eight servings per pie. More if cut into smaller slices.

* I generally do not add additional spices. Remember the seasoning
in the prepared mix is for one pie in the eyes of the manufacturer. This
may not be strong enough flavor for two pies to suit your taste.

I hope you try making this, it really is quick and easy. And good!
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The fine print:
- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
- I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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Friday, December 28, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 26 -18(b) (for letter "Z") and Reflection(s) too


The 52nd issue of Weekend Roundup for this year..:
A Word with a "Z";
A Favorite;
"ZZZ" as in sleepy; and
Reflection(s):





(Picture to the right is of a Zippy Fairy riding down from the furniture top on a Zip Line.)

(click picture for a larger size) ....





(1.a) A Word with a "Z": Breeze has a "Z" in it. Here we were docked at Ushuaia down at the bottom of the world (Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina) (Link), just above Antarctica. The wind was blowing hard, the breezes were so bad that we could not lift anchor until the next morning to sail away.
(note the reflection in the window)



(1.b) A Word with two "Z's": Pizza has two  "Z's".


(1.c) Another Word with a "Z": Mazada has  a "Z", this car also has a dent in the rear. 
 

(1.d)  Then in our part of Texas, the Texas Gulf Coastal Plain, there's always the mudder who go mudding in the rice fields and bogs.  This Chevy Z-71 is mud from top to bottom. 

 

(2) A Favorite: I love to find old Zombie Trees along the roadside.  Here my new to me Favorite was at our old haunt, Montgomery. Texas. 



(3) "ZZZ" as in sleepy:  While "the kid", our youngest of the six, was tucked away getting her "Z's" her fairy friend was riding the Zip Line in her dining room.

It just so happened that the mechanism got stuck and she had to spend the rest of her morning waiting for help. That was good for me. I could go by and snap a picture of the fairy in dress. 




(4) Reflection(s):  Our Katy Mills Mall, near the North exit.  I can't remember exactly what I was taking, but I was impressed with the reflections in the many windows involved.  Everything, including the floor seemed to reflect something it was seeing.
(Also note the reflection in the window of our life boat across from my first title, below the first set of South Sea pictures above.)
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The fine print:
- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
- I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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Friday, December 21, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 25 -18(b) (for letter "Y") and Reflection(s) too

The 51st issue of Weekend Roundup for this year..:
1. A Word with a "Y".  'Hilly' has a "Y", here is a town on a hill. 
2. A Favorite.
3. "Y"ellow.
4. Reflection(s).


1. A Word with a "Y":  The Word, Hilly, has a "Y".  See too in the foreground a large tractor trailer with a Yellow Cabbed tractor truck.


2. A Favorite:  A Yellow School Bus in the FOG waiting for traffic. 


3. "Y"ellow:  In Macy's day before we found all these Mixers, a couple were Yellow.


A Yellow Breasted Partridge    My Egg McMuffin has a Yellow Yolk
 and three Yellow Chickens.  and Cheese with a thin sausage patty.



Red elves always carry a Yellow Pencil.
They were taught that way in school.






4. Reflection(s):  Many boats in the Harbor, all leaving their reflection. 


5. "X" shaped object that I couldn't find for an "X" Object last week.  This one was hanging from the ceiling on the second floor of our local Macy store just beyond the top of the escalator.
_ _ _ _The fine print:
- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
- I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 24 -18(b) (for letter "X")

 The 50th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year..:
  1. A Word with an "X."
  2. A Favorite.
  3. Looks like "X."
  4. Reflection(s).


  1. A Word with an "X." Lexus has an "X" in it.  This picture of the red Lexus also has two Reflections, one of us in the back of the Lexus and the other in the Rear View Mirror of our car.


  2. A Favorite.  This little BMW was in the Mall where we Xmas Shopped today.  It is a 231 something.  Perfect for teens or retired people who won't be going far away from home.  In a few years I may look for a Certified Used BMW like this.

  3. Looks like "X".  TBD here

  4. Reflection(s):  This was me , a Selfie(??), in the side of the Red Lexus parked at the Library yesterday.  Not very good, it would have been better had I had the top down on my old 1998 Mustang GT Convertible.
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 The fine print:
- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
- I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
- Photos and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved
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Friday, December 07, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 23 -18(b) (for letter "W")

The 49th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year..
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "W"; (2) A Favorite; (3) Weather; and (4) Reflections


(1) Starts with "W":  What starts with "W".  So does Who.  And so What is this and Who will be eating it?  It is Friday Night Supper at Jim's house and Mrs. Jim will have PopcornI will be eating Sardines and Crackers
A while later I also had a Plum, Mrs. Jim declined one of those.


(2) A Favorite (and a Reflection):  We were leaving the Houston (Texas) Medical Center for home.  In rush hour traffic we made it back in a little over a half hour by taking the Westpark Tollway. 

The above picture doesn't do justice to the Sunset, it was gorgeous.  I chose it over the smaller one because it shows some of the city lights in the distance.  Note the Reflection of the Sunset and of the tail lights of the cars ahead.  Mrs. Jim was glad when I put the camera back into the armrest niche.  [click on either picture for a larger size]


(3) WeatherGarth Brooks (CW male singer) played to 84,000 folk in the Notre Dame (college) stadium but it rained and snowed and the wind blew.  It was sold out for the Saturday night performance, December 1.  I watched it tonight, Sunday the 2nd in my warm living room on CBS TV.  As reported on the "Indy Star" newspaper, https://www.indystar.com/story/entertainment/music/2018/10/21/garth-brooks-navigates-harsh-weather-tv-demands-notre-dame-stadium/1647096002/


(4) Reflections (see also the one on the hood of the car I was driving into the Sunset above):   The photo on the left is of the casket detail waiting by the casket car of the train would carry the body of President George H W Bush up to College Station for burial.  The parking lot beside the rail car was wet as it was raining slightly.

On the right is shown the casket inside the casket car through the newly installed Plexiglas window.  Some of our friends found places beside the tracks north of town (Houston) to wave to the train as it passed.  We had considered doing that but decided that the wet would not be good for Mrs. Jim''s foot which was still recovering from her bunion surgery [these pictures were taken off our TV).
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 The fine print:
- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
- I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
- Photos and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved
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