Through the Barren Places

Through the Barren Places

It’s been a hard week, well…year… Ok, it’s been a hard couple of years. I feel dry and wrung out all while being pulled in multiple directions. One crisis settles and two more start. I’m tired, but I can’t sleep. I’m parched, and I try to drink, but the water only comes in drabs. I am as is usual for me lonely in a room full of people. It’s not the other people’s fault. I think it’s just something about my internal makeup.

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One Dish Two Ways : Mashed Potatoes to Potato Cakes Addition

One Dish Two Ways

Mashed Potatoes to Potato Cakes Addition

potato cakes

Is there anything that reheats as poorly as mashed potatoes? They’re always overly hot in one spot and cold as ice in another even when you stir them ever thirty seconds or so. I think french fries may be the only thing that is worse reheated. So, what’s a girl to do if she has left over mashed potatoes and doesn’t want to throw them out. My mother’s wonderful answer has always been to make potato cakes. I always loved it when we had left over mashed potatoes as a kid because it meant that I would get potato cakes the next day.

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Christians and the Confederate Flag

I don’t like to stir things up. I tend to stick topics that are nonpolitical and not controversial on social media. I may occasionally share an article that I find interesting or comment on something someone else has posted, but I try not to bring up controversial things or pick fights. However, there’s something that’s been bothering me a lot lately. I don’t get the reaction that many people on my Facebook feed that claim Christ are having to the Confederate Flag’s removal from S.C and various shops and media sources. Continue reading

One Meal Two Ways: Pork Roast Addition – Bonus Peach Cobbler Recipe

1 Meal 2 Ways: Pork Roast Addition One thing I love to do that saves both time and money is stretch meals by making the main dish then changing it up a few nights in a row. This is a great way to get my family to eat leftovers that will otherwise die a slow death in the fridge. It reduces the time I spend planning and cooking, and since it reuses meat which is normally the most expensive part of the meal it saves money. Continue reading