St. Patrick’s Day

St Patricks Day image For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way – Good health, good luck and happiness for today and every day. ~Author Anonymous.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!



MFRW 52 Week Blog Hop

My Bucket List

Welcome to week #7.  The topic: Top five things on my bucket list.

Whatever you do, never stop dreaming. I’m a dreamer.  Some of my dreams are simple and come true easily, while some are not so easy to attain or require a little more time, prayer, and work.  Here are five dreams topping my bucket list:

Publish my first book.

See the Grand Canyon. About seven years ago my great uncle toured the U.S. with his daughter and son-in-law. One of the places they visited was the Grand Canyon. They brought back pdawn on the S rim of the Grand Canyonhotos. In the photos of the canyon, the sky was a beautiful blue and the reds, yellows, greens, and purples were so vibrant, I knew it was one of the
places I’d love to visit and explore.



Learn to Swim. As a child, I was the cousin that was afraid to get in the water. When I was older, I took the plunge and relegated myself to the kiddie pool. Now, if for no other reason, I need to learn because swimming is an exercise that builds endurance, muscle strength, keeps the heart rate up and takes the impact of stress off of the body when swimming.

Take an Alaskan Cruise. I have fallen in love with Alaska. I watch most of the tv shows on The Travel Channel and National Geographic. I don’t know if I’d like to live there, especially in the areas where the weather is extreme, but I’d love to visit. The first step in that is taking a cruise.  (photo – Alaska Cruise Experts)Alaska Cruise Experts

Visit England (and Europe). The UK has always fascinated me. I would love to visit the land of William Shakespeare and Emily Bronte, two authors I mentioned from last week’s post.

These are just some of the things on my bucket list. There are plenty of other things. What’s on your list? Please be sure to check out the other authors blogging here.

challenges, Meals, recipes

My Favorite Recipe #MFRW

Can you believe we are so close to the end of this year? Where has the time gone? This is week 49 of the MFRW Blog Hop. Today’s topic is ‘A Favorite Recipe.’

The first recipe I tackled when learning to cook became my all-time favorite. Chicken Casserole. It’s fairly simple and healthy family meal, not much prep work other than cooking the chicken.


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Chicken Casserole 

  • 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 2 cans Water Chestnuts
  • 3 cups crumbled Ritz Crackers or Townhouse Crackers
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted.

Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a medium bowl, stir together melted butter and cracker crumbs. Place half of the crumbled crackers in the bottom of an ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking dish.  Next layer chicken on top of crackers evenly. Place the water chestnuts on top the chicken. Mix the soups together and spoon evenly over the chicken and water chestnuts. Add the rest of the crumbled crackers to the top of the baking dish. Bake for 35 or 40 minutes.

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