Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Jim Bunch eats again — Six Word Saturday — Just Jim this time

My favorite grocery store is H.E.B.

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I like the H.E.B. stores (link) because of their Cooking Connections. Here they actually cook sample items of food to give away as a promotion. There is always a sale price involved or a buy one get one free give away offer.

The lady who runs this Cooking Connection in the Conroe, Texas, store is dressed in a cute red uniform. I wished you could see her but she was bending down behind the counter to pick up some more materials.

All over the store there are other food samples. My favorite is the white cheddar cheese.

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This day she was making gumbo. I like all kinds of gumbo, my friend Lynn made me some for when I came home from having my latest stent put in (pictured in this link). There was a little bit of rice in the bottom of the bowl before she dumped the gumbo in as was Lynn's.

This gumbo was seafood, you can see one of the shrimp. I had already eaten another and there were more in my bowl.

The sweet potato dish was excellent. It was a warm as was the gumbo. The lemon whipped desert was cool. It too was excellent. But the gumbo was the best.

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After I had finished eating my gumbo, sweet potato dish, and the lemon desert, the cooking lady had a surprise for me. She asked if I liked cooked cabbage.

Wow! Next to pumpkin pie cooked cabbage is my favorite vegetable. So I said yes.

She opened a warming drawer which had a skillet full of cooked cabbage. It was smothered with other goodies that I have forgotten. But you can see them in the picture. This was also an excellent dish.

Another nice thing about the H.E.B. Cooking Connections, they are in H.E.B. stores all over the Houston area, is that they have the recipes for you to take home. You don't have to buy any of their special, the recipes are free.

It was a big temptation to buy a quart of the prepared gumbo, all was needed was some seafood or chicken and sausage, and probably a little more seasoning. Or whatever a person likes in his or her gumbo.

I would recommend the H.E.B. Grocery Store anytime you can find one. While you are there check out the Cooking Connection. I am betting that you won't be dissapointed.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Adi Beagle Dog, Sister — MidWeek Blues — Happy Days

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Adi is happy. She is used to posing for her best pictures but this one is unposed.

And why is she happy? Look down on the page.

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And my sister, Lois (link), is happy. Seems there is always a little job that somehow just waits for her.

Lois and husband, Jim W, are visiting their daughter's family who live south of here. Also getting away from the colds of the Iowa plains. Isn't their timing wonderful? I am glad they could spend a couple of days with us.

Lois' grandson is playing in a school basketball tournament this week. And her granddaughter is performing at a college basketball game.

My brother-in-law, Jim W, did not bring his golf clubs this time. It may be that the only day warm or dry enough was this Monday but we didn't go. We cancelled the Tuesday tee time because it rained Monday night.
Oh yes, the bear. It is almost new but Adi tore a hole in the neck playing 'bear' (YouTube link). I put it in a sack so no more stuffing would get loose and put it on the shelf.
Funny how I remembered that I had put it up there while Lois was here.

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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo picture on the right. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did. .
Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE, you don't have to write.

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

My two Valentines -- Ruby (Red) Tuesday -- So?

So far these are the only two cards I have received.

I won't be going to the first party, it is a four hour drive from my home.

Nor will I go to the second one. I have been to one of these before, it will be interesting, some friends will be there, the food will be good, and the speaker will not put you to sleep. But we have made prior arrangements.

Click the Ruby Tuesday button for Mary's Ruby Tuesday post list
of other interesting RED finds today.
Mary is in charge there, you can see more or post your own from there

You had better hurry to invite me to your party,

my calendar is filling fast!


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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Katrin loves chocolate -- Sunday night / Monday morning -- Good dog Adi

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This little dog wouldn't hurt a flea. But she is really a nut tracking down the chocolate she loves.

Below is what is left of the Christmas wrapping that she tore off. Next her plan was to nibble down the corner of he box until she hit pay dirt chocolate.

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Then there is Adi. She has never tasted chocolate. We did give her grapes when she was very young but then we found out that they were bad for her too.

Isn't she a sweet dog!
Links: Things your dog should not eat
........... Another time Katrin was bad .

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