HAPPY FRIDAY !

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HEY-HEY, AWESOME READERS!

Presenting 5 for Friday!

Stephanie’s Chic on the Cheap column isn’t in the line-up.  She’s a super busy lady and time didn’t permit her to write her column for today’s episode.

She asked that I relay to Daymaker Readers that Stephanie’s Chic on the Cheap will be back next Friday and she’s working on an exciting column about her new found discovery of Spanx faux leather leggings!   Sounds like a wanna-be-in-the-know about these Spanx leggings to me!

Steph always keeps us in the cool-kids-fashion-club.  Thanks, girl!

Here’s our fun episode today:

Beginning with — Yep, I’ve said that.  Expressions we’ve heard and learned from those who we’ve been around (gift!) since we were kids with ears wide open and now we catch ourselves saying these expressions from time to time as adults!  Agree?

QUICK QUESTION
What does it take for me to trust someone?
Show Me, Don’t Tell Me (as in who you are) and Time.
How about you?

PUPPY LOVE by Jerry Clower.  Such a funny story.
Jerry Clower remains one of my favorite comedians — *sigh* he’s not on planet Earth any longer.  However, his monologues/tales remain larger than life, hilarious, one of a kind and are hands down some of my favorites!
Thanks, University Press for allowing us to share Jerry’s writings here!  They’re golden.

RECIPE for 2 RICE + 2 MEAT CASSEROLE is memorable when you make and eat.  Not exactly the most clever name for a recipe — but, hey, when something is really, really this delish — it needs not a fluff and puff title.

New artwork purchased recently and I am a fan!

As always — thanks for joining us today and giving us a read + your thoughts + sharing + caring.  We are so thankful.

Here we go:

YEP, I’VE SAID THAT (!)
CHECK OUT THESE FUN FAMILIARS

BIRDS UP FIRST

  • FREE AS A BIRD
  • BIRD BRAIN
  • HAPPY AS A LARK
  • MAD AS A WET HEN
  • NAKED AS A JAYBIRD
  • PROUD AS A PEACOCK
  • AS THE CROW FLIES
  • WISE AS AN OWL
  • EAGLE EYE
  • EAT CROW
  • FOR THE BIRDS
  • GOOSE BUMPS
  • LAME DUCK
  • A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME
  • SWAN SONG
  • UGLY DUCKLING
  • SING LIKE A BIRD
  • BIRDS OF A FEATHER

CATS ROLL IN FOR THEIR TURN

  • CAT NAP
  • CAT BURGLAR
  • NERVOUS AS A CAT
  • COPY CAT
  • COOL CAT
  • CAT’S MEOW
  • LET THE CAT OUTTA THE BAG
  • FAT CAT
  • CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
  • CAT IN THE HAT
  • WILD CAT
  • CAT HOUSE
  • CAT FIGHT
  • MORE WAYS TO SKIN A CAT
  • CAT OF NINE LIVES
  • CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE

MAN’S BEST FRIEND’S GOT A WORD OR TWO

  • TAIL WAGGING THE DOG
  • DOG EAT DOG
  • DOG AND PONY SHOW
  • LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE
  • BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE
  • SICK AS A DOG
  • SLEPT LIKE A DOG
  • DOG TIRED
  • HAIR OF THE DOG
  • IN THE DOG HOUSE
  • MEAN AS A JUNKYARD DOG
  • RAINING CATS AND DOGS
  • STOP HOUNDING ME
  • PUPPY LOVE
  • MY DOGS ARE BARKING

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QUICK QUESTION

WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU TO TRUST SOMEONE?

PUPPY LOVE
BY JERRY CLOWER

I’m not so sure that none of us have ever been loved by an earthly creature until we have been loved by a dog.

I remember we got a letter from a lady up in Okolona, Mississippi, that said, “Dear Mr. Clower:  Please don’t rob me the joy I will receive by giving your little daughter, Katy, a world famous, black, toy, registered dog.”

Now I wanted this lady to go to work for me.  Do you hear how she put it?

She said, “Are you going to rob me of the joy I’m going to have by not letting me give your daughter this dog?”

Now, I knew not to discuss it with Homerline.  Sometimes you just need to make a decision on your own and let ’em find out about it after you done done it.  I wrote this woman back and said, “Yes, we want the dog.”  And then I eased into it with Homerline, gradually.

The day was set.  We were to go to Okolona to pick up the dog.  We drove up the Natchez Trace, got to the lady’s house.  I found out this wasn’t just no normal dog — I mean this dog’s mother was the world-famous show dog, Boogewah PittoDo Lafeet.  Oh mercy!

I said, “Is that right?”

“Yeah, and her daddy’s more famous than that.  He’s Mopasaunt Tibbido Lafayette Napolean.”

I said, “Good gracious.”

So we got the dog.  Driving back down the Natchez Trace, it done come up one of them hurricanes.  I mean, the wind and the rain was bad, shoe-mouth deep, windshield wipers a flopping, and you can’t see nothing.  We’re driving home, and Katy is on the back seat holding this beautiful little poodle dog.

Katy said, “What we gonna name it?  We’ve got to have a registered name.”

My wife said, “Name it after me — name it ‘Crazy Trouble”:  Trouble for what the dog’s causing, and Crazy for me having little enough sense to come up here in this hurricane after it.”

Katy said, “Mama, the registered name of this little dog will be Katy Burns Clower Tandy Rice Marcel Freckles.”

~ copyright STORIES FROM HOME, by Jerry Clower
reprinted with permission of University Press of Mississippi

2 RICE & 2 MEAT CASSSEROLE

As I was digging through my recipe box today — I came across this one penned in my great-Aunt Beth’s handwriting.  The recipe is stellar.  I’ve made it many times and so has my family.

My great-Aunt Beth lived in San Francisco and Carmel, Ca.   She was a classy, very proper, talented and successful interior designer and enjoyed entertaining friends — more often than not preparing her own recipes.

She also was one of the only 61 survivors (out of the total 583 fatalities) at the Tenerife airport disaster in 1977 that day – when 2 Boeing 747 jets collided on the runway.  According to Wikipedia — the deadliest accident in aviation history.

My great-Aunt Beth suffered a broken leg and her feet were never totally the same from her jump at the end of the wing of the plane to the ground.  She spent months in hospitals.  The nightmares of that experience never left her.

There are plenty of Youtube videos out there regarding this crash that are intriguing should it be of interest to you to check out.

That being said — here we go to the recipe:

HERE’S HOW THE RECIPE GOES — and I am typing it exactly as she wrote it on the index card I look at right now:

  • 1 # fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small onion, small diced
  • 1/2 # each veal and lean pork (cut into 1″ cubes or smaller)
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup each — wild rice and white rice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups celery, cut into 1/2″ slices
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup

Thoroughly wash rice, drain until dried off a bit, then and add mushroom soup – combining well.

IN THE MEANTIME MELT BUTTER IN A SKILLET:

Saute mushrooms, onion, celery  and meat cubes in butter until well browned over medium-high heat.

TURN RICE, MUSHROOMS, ONION, and MEAT CUBES into a 3 QUART CASSEROLE DISH

POUR SOY SOY SAUCE + 1/2 CUP WATER EVENLY OVER RICE + MEAT MIXTURE AND GENTLY STIR IN

COVER TIGHTLY WITH FOIL AND BAKE @ 325* FOR 1 1/2 HOURS

Her notes at the bottom of recipe card reads — you can add to or subtract from — I do.  Serves 8

** Serve with a light side salad of butter lettuce, red onion, sliced fresh tomatoes and a favorite vinaigrette dressing and fresh slice of artisan bread **

(( My personal note – I haven’t ever made this recipe with veal.  Often times just 1# chicken cubed and skipped the pork, too.  And I also like to add about 1/2 cup sliced almonds to the mix.))

Additional side note – # in recipe = a portion of a pound of meat.  That # sign means numerous things these days.  Ha

~ Hippie Cowboy recipe box

HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED HOW ‘WHAT THE HELL’ IS ALWAYS THE RIGHT DECISION TO MAKE?
~ TERRY JOHNSON ~

HAVE A GRAND WEEKEND
SEE YA MONDAY
SAME TIME.  SAME PLACE.

10 replies
  1. Marty says:

    I smiled all the way through today’s LIST OF familiar sayings. “Meaner than a junkyard dog” is a familiar saying in our household and I add a dozen others from the list

    Interesting question, “WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU TO TRUST SOMEONE?” I’ve learned way too many things in life the hard way and frankly it’s ok because I find it sticks better to not repeat that again!” I find I like most all people and value their space in life. But do I TRUST them with my possessions or their promises? “No” Trust has to be earned and that’s a bit of a journey in my book…but it’s well worth the wait.

    • Cheryl Clarson says:

      That’s cool that you, too, identify using familiar sayings from the list, Marty. It’s just a “thing” we do. Ha

      Love your answer regarding what does it take to trust someone. Yep. Agree.

      Thanks for reading + commenting + taking time for both.

      HAPPINESS

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