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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Good summer storm Blows Through

The sky was all a glow on the north side as the storm started blowing up. No it was not fire in the sky but did look rather odd. I love the beauty in this picture though that seems to show that the heavens are all a glow while life down on the surface of Earth awaits to see what is to come
The clouds seemed to swirl and allow the master of the storm to blow through. Rain did fall but it did not last long. A good old fashioned flash in the pan summer storm. If the rain is not going to be good and soaking I would rather have it blow over quickly as to not leave no real damage behind. While I did hear of tree limbs falling I am happy to say that here at our home there was no damage.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Awesome Storms === Dangerous Lightning

Our family has always be fascinated by storms. When the wind starts to blow and the sky grows an add shade of dark coloring our family does not run instead we become interested in what happens next. The truth is though that storms are potential poses of danger. Always be aware of the dangers that come along with the bad weather. This includes the dangers of lightning. I am sharing some tips with you about how to protect yourself from the dangers of lightning.

Personal Lightning Safety Tips

1. PLAN in advance your evacuation and safety measures. When you first see lightning or hear thunder, activate your emergency plan. Now is the time to go to a building or a vehicle. Lightning often precedes rain, so don't wait for the rain to begin before suspending activities. 2. IF OUTDOORS...Avoid water. Avoid the high ground. Avoid open spaces. Avoid all metal objects including electric wires, fences, machinery, motors, power tools, etc. Unsafe places include underneath canopies, small picnic or rain shelters, or near trees. Where possible, find shelter in a substantial building or in a fully enclosed metal vehicle such as a car, truck or a van with the windows completely shut. If lightning is striking nearby when you are outside, you should:
A. Crouch down. Put feet together. Place hands over ears to minimize hearing damage from thunder.
B. Avoid proximity (minimum of 15 ft.) to other people.
3. IF INDOORS... Avoid water. Stay away from doors and windows. Do not use the telephone. Take off head sets. Turn off, unplug, and stay away from appliances, computers, power tools, & TV sets. Lightning may strike exterior electric and phone lines, inducing shocks to inside equipment.
4. SUSPEND ACTIVITIES for 30 minutes after the last observed lightning or thunder.
5. INJURED PERSONS do not carry an electrical charge and can be handled safely. Apply First Aid procedures to a lightning victim if you are qualified to do so. Call 911 or send for help immediately.

source : NLSI

Monday, June 24, 2013

Day at the Park and a Copy Cat KFC recipe

We loved spending time at the park with our little Princess. She loves the park and while she was visiting we visited 3 different parks. I also loved watching my son be able to get up and spend time with her. Because of his health condition this is not always something that can be done. The day these pictures were taken we enjoyed a great time at the park

We love picnics in the park and whenever I can share a feast with the bunch that is always grand. They love their fast food that is for sure but copycat recipes pleases their taste and allows me to prepare them fresh food that is often economical as well. Check out this copycat recipe for KFC coleslaw.

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
8 cups finely chopped cabbage (approx. 1 head)
1/4 cup shredded carrot (1 medium carrot)
2 tablespoons minced onion

* Be sure cabbage and carrots are chopped into very fine pieces (a little bigger than rice)
* Combine the mayonnaise, sugar, milk, buttermilk, lemon juice, vinegar, salt and pepper in large bowl. Beat until smooth
* Add cabbage, carrots, and onions. Mix well.
* Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, if you let it sit over night it's even better

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Transformation Thursday

No Bake Cookies : Secret Ingredient Cereal

6 cups crispy corn cereal squares
1 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
1 cup sugar
1-1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
2/3 cup milk chocolate chips

    recipe source here

    Pour cereal into a large bowl; set aside. stir corn syrup and sugar in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves and mixture boils. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter until creamy. Add chocolate chips. Stir lightly until chips begin to melt and mixture is swirled. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal, stirring until well coated. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto waxed paper. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.