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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Homecoming game and dance 2021, Carson City, Reno, wood cutting

Friday morning arrived with another beautiful sunrise! We got ourselves ready and left around 0900 or so.  We were headed to Antelope, CA and our son Russell's home. 

We got there around 1400 and visited with him and Lori as they were both home. 

Around 1630 or so we loaded into their car and headed for Old Town Pizza in Roseville.  Allissa (Jacob's sweetie) met us there too.  We had way too much delicious food, beer and wine and before you knew it, time to head for Aaron's football game at Woodcreek High School. 

It was a great game and Aaron was on FIRE!! No brag,(well, maybe a little) just fact!! 42-14 was the final score! Love watching the energy these kids have! It was a long game, we got back to the house close to 2330.  We each had a drink and called it a night. 
My favorite picture of Aaron! Think he's happy?! πŸ’–πŸ’™
Pictures courtesy of Kara Hoffman Media..

Saturday morning after coffees, showers and blog reading we visited some more and then we all headed to a place in Roseville called Bennetts. We've never heard of it, but Russell and Lori have been before. 
Allissa and her selfie skills one more time πŸ’–

Russell, Ken, Aaron, Lori and Allissa πŸ’•

Had a delicious brunch and then we said our goodbyes and headed towards home. Highway 50 once more.

Burn scars along highway 50..Caldor Fire that burned almost 222,000 acres..

The falls were beautiful...

Love the changing colors

Lake Tahoe down there somewhere!

Aaron and Mason both had homecoming dances Saturday night. 

Mason on the left..love they all have their own styles πŸ’™

Some of the beautiful young ladies...along with the handsome guys! πŸ’™

I love this pic, wish it wasn't blurry :( 


Aaron and Sarah...πŸ’–

Handsome group of young men...😍

Lori, Aaron and Russell πŸ’—πŸ’—

Is it 1972?  My dresses were that short back then! LOL..

Early morning picture of Mason and his truck πŸ’•

Once we got home and got some stuff put away we went next door to visit with Karen for a bit.  We had a nice fire and enjoyed the evening. 

Sunday was a stay at home and get some things done until the evening when we went next door for a fire 😁

Monday morning we decided to head for Carson City's Kohl's store. It had been raining and would continue most of the day. Ken would have been stuck inside all day, so it was a perfect day for shopping. 

I really needed some jeans and they had a sale (not as good as I would have liked) but I found 2 pairs of Levi's. Funny, I haven't bought "Levi's" since I had a pair Ken bought me when I was 14 or 15.  Too expensive in my book.  Oh well, these were "reasonable" and they fit! LOL.  We left there and ran to Reno for a pick up visit at Total Wine. 

After that about 1400 so we stopped at Betsy's and had our early dinner. Then home. 

Today we're home. Ken's been outside chopping fire wood and it's looking pretty good out there! I'm inside, went though the pantry shelves and kitchen shelves to get rid of what's old. Not much so that's good. Just general stuff getting done. 
Some wood after it's cut!!

The view from our back yard πŸ’™πŸ˜Š

Ken hard at work..thank goodness for the log splitter this year!

Karen texted earlier so we went over for Happy Hour and a fire.  Now we're home and going to have some left over enchiladas and coleslaw for dinner. We'll see what tomorrow brings. Either we'll head for Carson to pic up some more firewood and Walmart or we'll be home. Guess we'll see in the am! Have a great night! 



Thursday, October 21, 2021

Sunrise, trip to Lowe's, getting a few things done here, CA tomorrow, Banana Apple Bread recipe!

Woke up this morning to a beautiful sunrise here in Yerington! 
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Not much going on this week, so we like it that way! LOL.  Yesterday we did go to Lowe's in Fernley to get the two sheets of metal roofing we needed to fix the front porch cover that was damaged by the storm a few months ago. 
The last two panels and one joist were damaged in the flying debris..

While I painted the joist, Ken poured these two areas of concrete for the front of the cab over
to strengthen the front nose..eventually there will be storage under the nose..

Ken got the metal roofing and the new joist on today so all is good and back to normal :)

Tomorrow we're hoping to head over to CA to watch Aaron's homecoming game. There's a storm coming over the mountain, but looks to be a warm one 😊 We have 4 wheel drive but with the way idiots drive they always end of closing the highway, so rain is good! 
Aaron's heading to the Homecoming dance
this weekend! πŸ’—
Can't believe how these boys are growing up! 

Anyway that's it for the week so I'll say have a great evening! Below is a recipe for Banana Apple Bread..as promised ladies (sorry it's late)...πŸ˜‹

                                               Banana Apple Bread
                                                 Low Carb Version

2 cups Almond Flour

2 overripe bananas (about 1 cup)

2 eggs (egg beaters or egg whites work too)

1 tablespoon melted coconut oil (or oil of your choice)

1 teaspoon baking soda 

1 tsp vanilla

1 medium apple chopped 

Grease or line a 9x5 loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350F

Mash bananas with a fork or in a blender/food processor. Add eggs, vanilla and oil stirring until smooth. 

Next, add almond flour, baking soda and mixing well.  

Stir chopped apple into the batter. 

Pour into pan and let cook between 35 and 40 min. Longer if needed. After it cools, run a knife around or lift out parchment paper to cut. :) Enjoy!

You can make muffins out of this recipe too, it will make 12 muffins baking about 20-22 min.  Insert tooth pick or knife until it comes out clean.  

I sometimes will add shredded carrots, chopped nuts and/or raisins to the batter. Yummier..It's an easy recipe, very forgiving. My favorite!  

**Almond flour and regular flour are a 1/1 substitute if you want to use regular. **

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A couple of recipes requests fulfilled :) Zucchini Crust Pizza and Cabbage Lasagna :)

 I've had several people ask me for a couple of my recipes so thought I'd do a post with a few.  If you don't want to know about zucchini crust pizza or cabbage lasagna  just go ahead and move on :)  Stacey, tomorrow Apple Banana Bread...

                                              Zucchini Crust Pizza

About 2 cups (or more) grated zuchinni, packed loosely into measuring cup (I always do more as we have a 16 inch pizza pan around 4 cups)

1 large egg

1 cup shredded mozzarella, either pre shredded or hard mozzarella from a block (that's what I use)

1/4 cup coconut flour 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using parchment paper to line the pan, spread out the grated zucchini in a thin layer. Bake for 10-15 min until zucchini is semisoft and fairly dry. 

Step 1..thin layer of just zucchini going into oven
for drying..

#2 method -- if you don't want to use the oven just get a lint free towel, put zucchini in and squeeze out the moisture over the sink. I used this method before discovering the oven method. 

While that's cooking combine the eggs, mozzarella and coconut flour in a large bowl. Now is the time to add any seasonings (cracked red pepper, garlic powder) if you want. When the zucchini is done, mix into the bowl. 

Lightly wipe down the pizza pan to get rid of any stuck on zucchini, grease the parchment paper or non stick surface. 

Spread the zucchini pizza dough into a thin circle with your clean hands. Easy.   You only want it about 1/4 inch thick. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 min until there are brown spots on top. 

Going into oven for cooking

Coming out of oven 

Increase temp to 400 degrees. Let the crust rest for 10 min at room temperature. Top with your favorite sauce and toppings. 

This was a free form personal pizza for our neighbor
worked out perfectly :) 

Fresh out of the oven..

Partway through dinner when it had cooled. 
This crust can be picked up, no fork needed! 

Return to oven for about 10 to 12 minutes until the cheese on top melts. Let it cool a bit and enjoy!! 


                                               Cabbage Lasagna

1 head of green cabbage

1 to 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey, chicken or hamburger

1 clove garlic or minced garlic from jar

2 cups or more sugar free spaghetti sauce (I use Ragu)

8 to 12 ounces cottage cheese (or ricotta)

2 cups mozzarella shredded cheese

1 egg (I don't use egg at all)

1 chopped yellow onion

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (we use more)

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Cut the cabbage into quarters cutting the stem off and place into boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes or until outside leaves are translucent and tender. Drain, set aside too cool. 

3. Cook meat in large skillet. Add onion. Add garlic, and seasonings. Here's where I differ totally from the original recipe.  I go to the fridge and grab any veggies I've got in there and chop them finely.  Broccoli, squash, mushrooms, spinach..cook them quickly to release the juices and drain.  Add to the meat mixture.  Add spaghetti sauce, cottage cheese, parmesan, and most of the mozzarella. Mix up. 

4.  9x13 pan put down a layer of cabbage leaves, add half of the meat mixture, a little mozzarella on top. Another layer of cabbage leaves, the rest of the meat mixture and some more cheese. :) 

Just out of the oven! :) 

5.  Bake 30 minutes covered then uncovered for about 10 minutes.  Enjoy! 

Let it cool as it can appear runny until it cools a bit. Even better the 2nd day! 

I like to add a little hot sauce and some sour cream to mine..extra yummy! 

Headed next door for a couple of Birthday Celebrations! Have a great evening!