Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Two Is Better Than One

I've always believed that two is better than one. I was single for a while after moving to the US from Guatemala and I was miserable. During this time I decided that even though I had felt I never wanted to marry again I did not want to live the rest of my life alone! Thank God that he brought Steve into my life to be my soul mate and best friend. Two is better than one.

This rings true in other areas of my life also. Ashia is the only child from my first marriage and I have often wondered how it would have been if there had been other children. Through Steve God has blessed me with three others, I had always wanted four and now I have six with the son-in-laws. Again two is better than one.

At this time I have two precious granddaughters which we enjoy so much. I remember when there was only one of them there was always an adult occupied in entertaining her. We are still involved in entertaining as much as possible but when the adults are busy the girls have each other. Two is better than one.

Soon we will be blessed with two babies in our immediate family! We are so excited Ashia and Ben our youngest are having a baby in October and Mary and George our oldest are having another baby in December. As you can tell in the photo the shopping has already began. If you ask this grandma two is definitely better than one!!!

Just like everything else two chips is better than one, two servings of dessert is better than one, two dollars is better than one and preparing two of your favorite dishes is better than one.

Lloyd’s Barbeque is Gluten-Free

Recently I bought this barbeque while at our farm in Inverness to have a quick meal after a super busy day. I prepared it by making barbeque nachos, and they were great. I got this idea from the barbeque nachos that they sell at “Jake and Rips” in Granada. A few of my friends have ordered them and say they are great, I always want one so bad but they are not gluten-free so I refrain and think about how I can make my own. While in the store this week I picked up another container because I loved it soo and it is really quick and easy for a meal or just a snack. Buy some yourself and

ENJOY! Remember two is better than one!!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009


I’ve been blogging at and due to problems with my site will now be blogging at Blogspot. So here is a new blog from an old blogger to see any of my past blogs go to the url above.

Home from The Windy Delta

We left for the Delta (2 ½ hours one way) on the Wednesday after Easter and farmed there for a few days. On Friday there were thunderstorms moving in for the area so we packed up and left for the other farm we arrived here late Friday night. On Sunday we left once more to go to the hills and now it is Saturday the 25th and we have just returned from a week long stay. Steve has most of the crop in the ground, only one short trip to go and everything will be planted there.

While I was there I was blessed in that I went to the local grocery store, run and owned by Orientals, to buy more SoyJoy bars. She has been selling them to me for $4.49 a box (6) and this time she told me that she was going to give me a discount I bought them for $2.50. WOW what a bargain!

Great News Concerning Gluten-Free

Here is some information that I read on a blog I follow and it is great news!!!
Here is the letter she received from General Mills (who I already love for Gluten-Free Rice Chex, Gluten-Free Corn Chex, Honey Nut Chex and more):
“Thank you for contacting General Mills. Your comments are important to us.
We are committed to making a difference in the lives of our consumers. Feedback such as yours is important to the nature of our business.
We have enclosed the information that you have requested below. The products will begin national distribution on June 1, 2009.
We appreciate your loyalty and the time you took to contact us. Please be assured that we will share your thoughts with the appropriate individuals.
Sincerely,Consumer Services
Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Products:

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix - UPC: 16000-27791
o Size: 15 oz
o Consumer adds: 1/2c butter softened, 1 t gluten-free vanilla, 2 eggs and ½ c milk/or water
o Makes an 8-inch square or 9-inch round pan

· BC Gluten Free Devil’s Food Cake Mix – UPC: 16000-27792
o Size: 15 oz
o Consumer adds: 5 T Butter-softened, ½ t. gluten free vanilla, 2 eggs, 1c low-fat buttermilk or low-fat yogurt
o Makes an 8-inch square or 9-inch round pan

· BC Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Brownies – UPC: 16000-27793
o Size: 16 oz
o Consumer adds: 2 Eggs and 7 T butter, melted.
o Makes an 8-inch square or 11×7-inch pan

· BC Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix – UPC: 16000-27794
o Size: 19 oz
o Consumer adds: 5 T butter-softened, 2 t. gluten-free vanilla and 2 eggs
· Consumer should line the cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. (This is included in the directions.)”

The Bird Is STILL Here

Can you believe the little Cardinal that I have been blogging about is still hanging out here? Week before last while cleaning our family room I came across a stained glass sun catcher with the picture of a blue bird on it. I didn’t think about it but after I hung it on the sliding glass door I did not see the little Cardinal again. My husband brought to my remembrance that other birds do not like blue birds so I had run the little bird off. I have to admit I was happy and cleaned the glass of the sliding doors real good for the first time since the little bird had been fluttering up and down them. I plan to keep that sun catcher around a long time! Last Saturday morning I heard a little chirp you may think I’m nuts but I know when I hear this little Cardinal because I’ve heard it for so long. I started looking for it and it had come up under the carport and was sitting on MY CAR. Not only had it messed up the carport but the whole side of my car was messed up as well. Steve laughed at me and I just shook my head, at the first opportunity I went out and cleaned my car up so I could take it in public. On Sunday morning I was the one laughing as I heard the bird and it was perched on the side of Steve’s truck, NEVER laugh at anyone it may come back on you!

My Apple Computer

Before I left for the hills I ordered an Apple computer for the road and I was so excited. Now it is here so I plan to have it up and running asap! This is my first time owning a Mac but I have heard nothing but good about them. With the laptop I will be able to blog anywhere and keep up with all of my friends. It will also give Steve and I the capability to check the markets and weather while away from home. Isn’t modern technology great?