On A Blog Hiatus

As you can see I have not posted here in a very long time.

I have been extremely busy with life and simply have not had the urge/desire/time to post.

I have decided to keep the blog but I’m not going to post for the rest of this year.

I hope to return in full force come 2018!

May the rest of the year be kind to you.

Rebecca

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A Beautiful Day

I am always impatient for spring
January is all fine and dandy as typically you are recovering from the often times very busy holidays

Then comes February.
This is when I get impatient
Flower bulbs are already coming up
We have more sunshine (vs gray skies)
And longer daylight hours (yea!!!)

I am ready to get out in the yard and make it look nice again

Yesterday was a Beautiful Day!
No Rain
Total Sunshine
Relatively Warm (not quite 60 degrees but warm enough!)

I had the front door open to get some fresh air in
The grandkids were outside playing
And the boys (of the four-legged kind) were outside all day soaking up the sun

It was a good day for all.

A New Week

Boy….

Am I glad last week is over.
Most of the household had colds and two of them are still recovering.
Lucky me didn’t get it that bad…..this time.

I am however trying to pull myself out of a funk of sorts.

I have been taking guitar lessons for well over two years now.
I have a fabulous teacher/mentor/friend that is overflowing with knowledge and is more than willing to share that knowledge and experience with his students.

But every once in a while I think….

What The Heck Am I Doing?

Am I just fooling myself into thinking, wishing, HOPING that SOMEDAY I will be good enough to play with others and god forbid be in a band even????

So this last week I really didn’t play much.
Just didn’t have it in me (and yes I was exhausted from fighting off a cold).

I went to my lesson this week and talked to David about my funk.
And I feel way better now.
My funk is gone.
It is so gone that I am actually looking at new/used guitars and no you can never have too many!!! (heh heh)
(my current inventory is 4)

This week is Johnny B Good rhythm
Next week is Johnny B Good lead

And I have the opportunity to play with others and be in a band so I’m going to give it a try.

And YES I can be THAT good!

This Week’s Lesson

This week’s guitar lesson….

Keep the Wolves at Away – Uncle Lucius

LOVE this song!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

And…..
I can FINALLY play Lola Montez by Volbeat!

Go Me!

Holiday Wishes

So I’m here again (better late than never) for just a moment.

A lot has changed over the last few months and I tell you about it soon.

Until then know that all is good and I look forward to what 2017 has in store.

I have a feeling it will be a busy one!

See you in January!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

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One Pot Cajun Chicken & Sausage Alfredo Pasta

Damn.
Long time since I have been here.

So sorry.

I’ve been mentally exhausted these last few weeks. At this moment in time I cannot elaborate but I will come end of the year.

Meanwhile here is an AWESOME recipe that is killer!!!!
A keeper for sure!

One Pot Cajun Chicken & Sausage Alfredo Pasta

Ingredients

4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 pound of chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
14 oz smoked sausage, sliced on the diagonal
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 quart of low-sodium chicken broth
2 1/2 cups of heavy cream
1 pound of dried penne pasta
1 1/2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning plus more for topping
4 oz of freshly shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup of Italian flat leaf parsley, minced

Directions

Start with a large covered cooking pot.

Season chicken with salt and pepper and brown in olive oil over medium high heat.

Add sausage and continue to cook until lightly browned.

Stir in garlic and cook for for about two minutes.

Add chicken broth, heavy cream, dried pasta and cajun seasoning to pot.

Stir together and bring to a simmer over medium high heat.

Reduce heat to low and let cook covered for 15-20 minutes, or until pasta is tender.

Remove pot from heat and stir in parmesan cheese.

Stir in chopped parsley and sprinkle with additional cajun seasoning to taste.

Enjoy!!!!