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As I Lay

As I lay

I am enveloped

The sun

A Comforting warmth

From the ancestors

Tis not the 1st time

But this time

Is it a summons?

A what’s to come

I do not know

But I do so welcome

This loving embrace


Swedish-like Meatballs & Gravy

This recipe is a real winner in my book, so delish.

Make it ASAP and then you can thank me later. 😉 Lol

I served them over mashed potatoes.

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I used ground turkey for the meatballs and cut back on the salt by 1/4 teaspoon. The only other thing I did different was to add an additional cup of water for the gravy.

Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.


Stay safe and well friends. ❤️ g.

Cucumber, Avocado, Tomato and Corn Salad

I love this salad, it’s so refreshing. It makes a great side dish or you can eat it alone with crackers or even in a warm corn tortilla.


  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1 to 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/8 red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Pinch of oregano


  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Test for seasoning
  3. Chill
  4. Serve

This is great made ahead and chilled. If you’re going this route don’t add the avocado until ready to serve.

Mom’s Meat & Potatoes

My mom made this quite often as I was growing up. It’s an economical way to provide a delicious main dish. We’d usually have spanish rice on the side and pinto beans too or maybe a simple salad made of thin cut iceberg lettuce seasoned with salt and pepper and tossed with a bit of mayonnaise.

I am blessed to have many warm and fuzzy memories of my youth that center around a happy Momma, a warm kitchen and delicious food

Today I love this stuff in a burrito, oh yum!

Mom’s Meat and Potatoes would also make a perfect taco filling

Precook 3 washed potatoes in the microwave (I usually set the timer to just under the number of potatoes for baked potatoes so for 3 potatoes I set my timer for 2 baked potatoes) after they cool peel and chop them

Sauté 1/4 cup chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for about 5 minutes

Add in 1 pound ground round or ground turkey, cook the meat until just about done. By this time the onion should be soft.

Drain any fat

Add 1/4 tsp salt, a pinch of pepper and a pinch of dried oregano

Add in the garlic (2 cloves minced), cook for 3 more minutes

Add in the chopped tomato (1 medium size tomato)

Cook another 2/3 minutes

Add potatoes in

Cook for an additional 5 minutes

Taste for salt, add more if desired.