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Friday, October 19, 2018

Cortisone shot for Ken, some work for friends..Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust..

Wednesday morning we were up nice and early reading our blogging friends and having our coffees.  Showers and then we had our breakfast of the veggie casseroles.  Yummy they were!  We were running a little late but figured we had plenty of time and then we got behind a school bus that seemed to stop every 100 feet or so to pick up kiddies..oh oh.. 
Veggie Casserole..YUM! 

Ken ordered some new boots..

American Made!

Came with a "Free T Shirt"

Got to Carson City and then turned on the wrong road to the doctor's office.  Well, someone was not a happy camper (and it wasn't me).  We arrived a little late but they didn't seem too concerned. A few minutes later Ken got in and a few minutes later he was out with another cortisone shot.  It had been almost 4 months since the last one, but his shoulder has been hurting again for the last month or so. We'll see how long this one lasts. 

We made a stop at Lowe's to pick up some 2 x 4's for our neighbor Karen.  Ken will cut 54 pieces of them for a large Jenga game she wants to make. Got a few other things along with Ken got a new bar b q!  Once it's together i'll post a picture. 

Then on to Walmart in Gardnerville for groceries and other stuff.  1300 so you know we had to visit Carmen at Carson Valley Inn (Katie's Restaurant).  YUM! 

We got home, unloaded and then just enjoyed the evening. 

Thursday morning we awoke to more chilly temperatures. It was about 27 degrees!  Our usual routine and some more of the veggie casserole for breakfast. 

 I haven't had bread since after my doctor's appointment in August. I've seen a recipe all over the internet for 90 second Keto bread. I have to admit I was skeptical but yesterday thought why not?  Threw the ingredients (1 tablespoon butter, (i didn't do that much) 3 tablespoons almond flour, 1/2tsp baking powder and  1 egg (egg beaters for me)..after 90 seconds something that resembles an english muffin!!  Tasted delicious toasted! Even Ken thought it was good! I ate half and left half for Friday morning.  Not something for everyday but I will do it again! 
90 second "bread"..yummy!

At 0930 I went next door to help Karen with the staining of her large deck.  Other than a quick stop for lunch around 1400 that her mom brought over it was work work work.  At the end of the day we had a couple of front boards that need to be stained.  A good day of work and friendship.  Looks awesome I'll have to get pictures. 
A small part of their decking done...

They have a huge beautiful deck!

I came home around 1630 to jump in the shower.  When I got out I noticed that Joe and Stacey were over along with Karen.  Wait, a party going on without me?!  haha.. After about 1/2 hour Joe and Stacey left to go to dinner so Ken, Karen and I went in front of the bunkhouse for a Happy Hour and a nice fire.  John got home a little later so he came over for a beer and fire too.  It was an early night as he still works for a living.

Ken and I sat outside and enjoyed the fire and the stars. Instead of dinner we had some snacks and called it a night. 

Friday morning we were up around 0500 and started the coffee.  I've discovered some muscles I didn't realize I had from all the bending and getting up from the deck yesterday!  32 degrees so it's warming up haha. Finished off the veggie casserole for breakfast and got the day going.  I had told Karen I'd be over at 0930 to finish up the deck but she called and said it was still really tacky so we'd try again in the afternoon. Still tacky this afternoon so probably tomorrow.  
Ken's been working on a "temporary" fence between our house
and Karen and John's.  Next weekend we will have guests in the
bunkhouse and 5th wheel, so this will make it easier for them

Looks good!

Last weekend on Food Network we saw a recipe for Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust.  Looked really good so I bought one at Walmart.  Today is the day!  Followed directions and it looks good! We'll see tonight what it tastes like. 
Spaghetti Squash pizza crust before oven

After oven

Ready for the oven this evening..Ken's on the left with bacon, olives
and mushrooms.  Mine with mushrooms, bell peppers, red onion.
Hoping it tastes as good as it looks.
A dose of cuteness before I sign off here..My Great Niece and Nephew!

Owen and Cassidy!

No plans for the weekend, but you know how that goes! Have a wonderful evening everyone!!


  1. Busy people you are!
    Hope Ken's shoulder pain is gone with the cortisone. Good to hear it worked well last time.
    You are so adventurous with cooking Shirley. It all looks so good!

    1. Like you should talk about being busy...hahah. Thank you. I'm having to try different cooking because of the higher sugar ## and staying away from carbs..but I am enjoying it. Glad i'm retired, as it seems I'm always in the kitchen..haha.

  2. Nice to get Ken's shoulder pain free for a while again. Always something to keep you busy and the pizza looks wonderful, and am sure it will taste yummy.

    1. It did taste good! Ken liked it too..glad he'll try these things with me haha. We're hoping the shot works, still pain this am..but it usually takes a few days.

  3. Good luck with Ken's shoulder.
    The bread is similar to the pancakes. Is the 90 seconds in the oven or microwave? The pizza crust looks good too but Bill isn't big on pizza, let alone homemade. :) Maybe I'll try it for just me!

    1. I think you would really like the pizza. That's the thing with spaghetti squash you could adjust the recipe to make a personal one and then left over "spaghetti" for another dinner :)..90 seconds in the microwave. in a 4 inch or so cup or bowl. You could use bigger and bread would be thinner.

  4. You do keep yourselves busy and the food looks delicious.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Thanks Rick, seems there's always something to do! But you should talk, I read yours and I'm tired :)