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Happy Cows

>> Saturday, July 30, 2011

This week I traveled to Chippewa Falls, WI,
 along with the other 12 Surgical Services Directors in the Hospital Sisters Health System for the annual meeting.

The meeting spanned over two days.
In the evening,  Loren and Dori  took us to the Leinenkugel's Lodge and Beer factory. 
It was very interesting,  very green, they refilter and reuse water. .
When finished with the grain, farmers use it for livestock feed.
Wisconsin has "happy cows"? No wonder.



Saturday's Tomatoes and PB2

>> Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thanks to my FB friends, I am trying new recipes for the abundance of ripe tomatoes.

Helen's Gazpacho

1 medium cucumber
1 med onion
1 medium sweet pepper--any color green, yellow, orange
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
1 46 oz can tomato juice
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 tsp. cumin
salt & pepper to taste
olive oil----drizzle over individual serving
balsamic vinegar----drizzle over individual serving
Coarsely chop the cucumber, onion, pepper.  Add tomatoes & seasoning (garlic, cumin, s&p).  Refrigerate.  Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top of serving.  A dollop of greet yogurt on time is good too. Makes one gallon. Keep refrigerated.
One cup of it has:
63 calories with 3.5 grams from fat (with added olive oil) , 7.4 carb, and 1.6 protein.

P.S. Love! love! love! PB2.
 4 Pack PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
I made no bake chocolate peanut butter cookies on Sunday and sent 1/2 of the batch home with Cammie & Justin.

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Makes 66 cookies
1 cup: Honey
1 cup (dry): PB2
1 cup + 1 Tbsp: Water
1 cup: Dark cocoa
1 cup: Sunflower seeds
1/2 cup: Coconut (shredded)
1/2 cup: Unsweetened chopped dates
I threw a little oatmeal in there too, but I can't tell you how much, just until the cookie dough held together well. I am going to try Rice Krispies next time.


Mix PB2 with water until smooth. Mix honey and PB2 in sauce pan over low heat. Add cocoa powder and mix well. Add rest of ingredients and stir to combine. Mixture will be very thick. Use a small scoop or tablespoon to measure and roll dough into ball or press them into muffins tins and make little coins.  Refrigerate or freeze.
There is also a chocolate PB2. That's next.
2 Tbsp – 190 calories
2 Tbsp – 45 calories
Calories from fat - 130
Calories from fat – 13
Saturated fat – 3 grams
Saturated fat – 0 grams


Needed: Canine Attorney

>> Friday, July 22, 2011

U.S. District Court
Sallenbach District of Wisconsin
Civil Docket for Case #1
Rocky Sallenbach, minor
Erik Sallenbach, legal guardian
Filed 7/19/2011
Cause: Public Nuisance

Docket Entry:

The plaintiff has filed a public nuisance claim with the following counts against defendant(s)

Leaving the premises without permission causing undue stress and mental duress.
Entering the residence, of which the defendant is unwilling to recognize he is an outside resident.
Impersonating another animal (rooster) and rising at an unauthorized hour.


Barn Shop Raising

>> Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ever hear of a barn raising? We're going to have one. A shop raising, I mean.

Yes, this is slightly bigger than our building.
Once the footings and foundation are done, we'll take a October weekend (cooler weather), extra beds and plenty'o'meals and raise that shop.


Flowers of July

>> Monday, July 18, 2011

The flowers of July are abundant.
Lavendar Bee Balm, Day Lilies
growing like weeds
under my bedroom window.

This tiger lily is 6 feet tall
and towers over
my 5 foot 2 inch person.
I brought these home from the cottage one summer.

The hawthorn trees shade the daisies.
It's like a little secret garden.
This is the white and blue garden.

I love the different looks of the Viburnum.
Flowers in the Spring,
Berries in the summer,
beautiful colors in the Fall.


Triathlon 2011

>> Saturday, July 16, 2011

Today,  the Door County Triathlon in Egg Harbor’s Murphy’s Park.

Another good year.


We're having a party

>> Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Another summer and a summer party.
 Last year a wedding, this year graduations and retirement.

Let's not forget Girlfriend birthdays.
Kathy, July 13 (tonight)
August, 11
I am feeling "partyish"
Looking forward to  the graduation party
an afternoon with the girls sitting on a sunny deck

This weekend the white eyelet dress will be dyed the same aqua as below, and I'll be set.


Never a dull moment

>> Monday, July 11, 2011

Plenty can happen even in a four day work week:

Erik now has symptoms and is being treated Lymes Disease. He had called me at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning and said he ached all over and couldn't sleep. I had him come over, gave him Ibuprofen and tucked him in bed. Doctor took one look at him and said, "That looks like Lymes". 20 days of antibiotics.

Rocky now has a bark collar. (and that is all I'm saying about that).

Justin now works for Caterpillar (Bucyrus buy out).

Don has now hired the contractor to put in footings and foundation for his shop

And I found a forgotten picture of my mom and sisters (Becky & Sharon) at the cottage.


Campsite #49

>> Monday, July 4, 2011

As we were driving up to Baileys Woods campground on Saturday morning, Cammie was busy cooking breakfast for us. Cammie did all cooking this weekend....paybacks are NICE.

Cammie and Justin arrived one day early and called us to bring the sleeping bags up on Saturday.
It was warm during the day, but got chilly at night. Made sleeping wonderful!

Justin's job was cutting wood for our evening bonfire and unfolding and setting up chairs around the fire ring.

Meanwhile, Erik arrived and was quick at getting his tent set up.

After breakfast we went into Fish Creek and
  • registered for the 5K Hairpin Race that would take place on Monday, the 4th,
  • sat in the rockers on the Main Street Square and people watched
  • walked down to the marina park and ate hot dogs,
  • hit some more stores
and after a good day, we headed back to the campground.

Justin and Cammie made diced potatoes/onions foil packets and chili lime chicken kabobs over the fire for supper.

It was a good evening around the fire. Erik entertained us with stories of his friends.
We toasted marshmellows and put them between fudge striped cookies. Ummmm!

Sunday morning, Don and I drove to the Viking Grill to meet Sue and Mike Christianson for breakfast. As always, I ordered "The Golfer". It was so good to see them and spend the morning catching up on news.

We hit the beach on the east side of the peninsula. Came back showered and headed to Pat and Gail Mullaney's house on Rowley's Bay for supper.

Fish Creek celebrates Independence Day right by hosting the 5K Hairpin Run to benefit Gibraltar Area School.
We started at 8:30 am in Fish Creek and run uphill out of Fish Creek (a killer, but just keep running, Forest Gump!) This was my 9th year and my best time!

Next on our race roster is the Door County Triathlon which takes place July 16-17 in Egg Harbor’s Murphy’s Park
The motto “Can’t  bluff the Bluff". Our (relay) team name is Tri and Tri again.  Don is our newest member, the swimmer. Susan, the biker, and I (runner) have done this before.



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