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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Contemplating. . .

The rain drove me into the house about lunch, but I have spent the the past two and a half days outside! The unseasonably warm weather gave me the opportunity to rake and burn leaves, plant flowers and potatoes and strawberries and do general clean up on the Ponderosa.  I even had time to visit with my oldest friend and her son when they stopped by Monday afternoon.  We enjoyed a couple of hours out on the deck with some fruit salsa and chips!

While I was working, there was time to contemplate how great it is to be retired.  The work I was doing was hard and dirty, but no one sassed me, not once did I have to tell someone to stop running or hitting.  I took a break when I was tired, just sat right down and had a rest.  I ate lunch when I was hungry regardless of the time.  And at the end of the day no one needed to evaluate my ability to do yard work and there will not be a test!

If you have time to spend with some friends or to contemplate the world from your deck here's the recipe for fruit salsa and cinnamon chips.  It came from my friend Misty.

Fruit Salsa
1 bag frozen strawberries
1 navel orange
2 kiwi
1 Granny Smith apple
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Tablespoon apple jelly
Mix everything in the blender!

Cinnamon Chips
Get flour tortillas and spray lightly with water
Sprinkle on a mixture of cinnamon and sugar on both sides
Slice into triangular pieces
Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees

1 comment:

House Queen said...

That is a great ans simple recipe! I love it! As a matter of fact...I haven't made it in a long time...I think I will whip some up this week!