Wednesday, November 23, 2016

With Thanksgiving happening tomorrow I wanted to note my special thanks to the wonderful people at the Durham VA Medical Center for taking such good care of me on the 16th of November.  I had my right eye operated on and my lens was replaced with an artificial one. I went into surgery not being able to read a sign on the wall in the preop room and a little while later I was rolled back into that room and I could instantly read that sign so clearly. What a miracle. Now everything is so much brighter and vivid. Soon on December 23rd I will be having the same surgery on my left eye and I cannot wait to have both eyes seeing clearly again. This surgery is for seeing off at a distance and I noticed a problem seeing small print up close. I happened to see this pair of glasses I had for a long time and tried them and instantly the small print was clear as well. What a miracle having what I needed to correct the other issue. This is one happy man and I am so thankful.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

3 - 2 - 1 Cake Treat

This is a very simple and delicious treat you can have almost immediately. Just get a box of Duncan Hines Angelfood cake mix and a box of any other flavor and mix together. Select a coffee cup or small microwave save dish and put into the dish 3 tablespoons of the mix, 2 tablespoons of water and microwave for 1 minute and you will have a great piece of cake you can eat as it is or with ice cream and it will last you a long time.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Sausage Balls

Another of my end of the year favorites is of course sausage balls and they are so easy to make and are so tasty.All you need is 2 cups of biscuit mix, 1 lb. of sausage and 12 oz. of sharp shredded cheddar cheese. Mix all together and form into balls and bake at 375 for 12 to 15 minutes. Enjoy and happy holidays.

Bacon Roll Ups

Odd but it seems I only think about these delicious treats near Thanksgiving and Christmas. I need to change that way of thinking because I love them so much.
All you do cut the edges off all the sides of a slice of bread and then cut that bread into 3 equl strips. Spread cream cheese with chives on the bread strip and roll it up and wrap it with a half strip of bacon putting a toothpick through to hold it together. Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes checking to make sure they don't burn. So you make as many or as little as you want.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

What you see above without the all too familiar mirrors that you see on all North Carolina school buses now. You see about 60 years ago just outside the town of Nashville, NC my cousin Jerome was getting off his school bus like this one and about half way across the front of the bus he dropped a jar of crickets he had taken to school so the children could see the various stages of cricket growth. He reached down to pick it up and the bus driver thought he was gone and started forward knocking Jerome down and running over him with the wheel of the bus.  He lived long enough to tell my Aunt Doris that he tried to get out from under the bus but just couldn't. He did later die from the massive injuries. It was after this that all buses were outfitted with mirrors so the driver has a full view of the front of his or her bus. I still remember playing with Jerome and miss him today as I know his mother my Aunt Doris Fisher does as well.