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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Sunny Winter Day - Mini Road Trip

Good morning,

There is a saying in Cincinnati:  "If you don't like the weather, just wait for ten minutes.  It'll change."
I took these pictures on Sunday after we had gotten dire weather forecasts for the weekend.
Friday night we got snow and very low temperatures.  Fortunately, the sun came out, the roads are dry, and we were able to go to the Miami Valley Labrador Retriever Dog Club annual luncheon at Belterra Casino with our daughter, Catherine.
Here we're just getting to Belterra which is located next to Riverbend Music Center on the Ohio River.

I didn't take pictures inside the casino, but we had a wonderful meal and spent less than $30 for the entire day for both My Honey and me.  Not bad at all!
It was still light and bright when we headed home. 
 Here we're approaching Cincinnati from the Kentucky side of the Ohio River.
 That's Catherine in the car in the next lane.  She had to be at the luncheon earlier for a board of directors meeting for the club so we drove separately.
 We're approaching the I-471 bridge between Ohio and Kentucky.
 Can you guess why its nickname is the "Big Mac" bridge?


Monday, January 15, 2018

Cauliflower Soup

Good morning,

It was My Honey's turn to cook dinner and his choice was Cream of Cauliflower Soup.

This was so good!  Of course, the heavy cream had a great deal to do with that. Small portions recommended.  :)


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Catherine in the Kitchen

Good morning,

This was so yummy!  Catherine baked salmon with a sour cream and dill sauce. 

Even with the sour cream sauce, I'm able to keep the pounds off.  I just didn't eat that second helping that was calling my name.  ;)

All the best,

Saturday, January 13, 2018

It's Only Just Begun

Good morning,

I took this image last night as the snow began to fall.  This will be a weekend at home, that's for sure!  The rain turned to ice, then to snow. 

The snow continues to fall....

I hope you're warm and toasty wherever you are. 

All the best,

Friday, January 12, 2018

Shopping Day Lunch

Good morning,

Here's one of our favorites.  We were shopping yesterday after a morning routine doctor visit so stopped for lunch at IHop. 

I absolutely LOVE IHop pancakes, especially with all of the fancy toppings, but I can only count those as dessert.  So, I opted for the grilled chicken cobb salad.  I had to remind the server to bring the cheese crumbles so they're not in the picture.

What's your favorite place to stop for a quick lunch while running errands?


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Warm Browns

Good morning,

I love these browns and they'll soon be part of an afghan blanket.  They just looked so pretty in the box as I finished and tossed each one in there. 

Another Warm Browns Afghan Blanket coming soon. 


Wednesday, January 10, 2018