Friday, October 10, 2014

Another early morning, with benefits……

If there is anything better than to be loved, it is loving.
                                        Anonymous

           
I arose early this Wednesday morning to peer out the window and to hopefully enjoy the “Blood Moon” that was forecast. It was pouring rain. So… that was my beginning of a day that I could have possibly slept in just a bit longer. No use wasting it. My sister Pearly inspired me last evening by showing up at our work site with two delicious bowls of hot hardy beef stew for My Hero and I. Oh it was very much appreciated as I had nothing there and was starving.

It is now just before nine in the morning and the aroma filling my kitchen fills my senses with delectable delight. It is going to be a busy day but with the music pumping out of the radio and my rocking around the kitchen the cooking continues. This is music for the soul, music for inspiration. Old rock gets me in the mood every time. It pushes me to move, to see, to feel and to believe. Best of all I do know all the words (my girls may disagree), so it is easy to sing and there is that advantage of no one hearing.



I chopped and bopped to music from the past, music for the future. Classic lyrics that give meaning through all the generations making everyone smile and feel. Chop chop throw in crock pot. A bean soup is what it should be and I toss in whatever I have on hand. With my garden overflowing with kale it is starting to appear a bit greener than I would have thought. Thinking about that, what could possibly be wrong with a little more green in all our lives? With the crock pot simmering I have to tackle that sweet tooth and then there is always a need for something with that soup, cornmeal biscuits should work. Now this is fun I should get up very every morning to look for things that are not there.

The snack cake is mixed with the sweet goodness of apples and raisins then thrown into the waiting oven. Dance dance, rock rock….. Now, onto those biscuits. Take a recipe, let’s play with it. Throw some Parmesan cheese, chopped sweet onion and why not some chopped kale. Oh my, the cake in the oven sure smells good the cinnamon oh the cinnamon. I love this song…. rock rock, dance dance. Chop chop, stir stir. Check the time doing well.


The cake is done, out it comes the biscuits are in. Time is “a ticking” away hurry hurry, there is a busy day ahead. Oh the music needs to be heard turn it up dance dance. Oh the sweet combination of onion with the Parmesan has me swooning or could that be this song I love. Dance dance.

Well it is now ten in the morning the biscuits are out everything will be packed up and all those aromas will be mixing in my Jeep as I drive with that old classic pumping from the radio. It is going to be a great day. How could it not? This turned out to be a day with many benefits and it has only begun. I am off.
 Thanks Pearly for the inspiration.


Oh yes and to all my fellow Canadians Happy Thanksgiving Weekend. Rock on and always remember to dance.


Later.

40 comments:

  1. The cake looks delicious! It truly does :) have a great thanksgiving B! xxx

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  2. I made 16 bean soup this weekend and also put kale from my garden in mine :-). I love kale - it is so versatile. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Oh Buttons, you are a lady full of good fun. I love how you started your day just a hopping and a popping and bopping to the music while getting ready to start your new day...
    Your food looks so nutritious and yummy.

    Have a great day my friend.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  4. I saw the Blood Moon in South Central Kansas, but I'm never happy with my photos of the moon. I would definitely be happy to join you at the table after your busy morning. It appears you are already in the midst of giving thanks on this special Canadian weekend. Blessings to you and yours, B!

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  5. Super cloudy here, so I didn't see the big eclipse. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your hero!

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  6. now that is a cool clock - so vintage. ( :
    what will you be dancing too? Happy Thanksgiving!! have a ball ... enjoy every second.

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  7. You're making me hungry! :) Happy Thanksgiving, Buttons and family! We're looking at a rainy weekend here.

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving, Buttons! I ought to make a homemade soup today...if I find some time. ;)

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you....and thanks for the cheery early morning post.

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  10. oh this is exactly what i do...especially at this time of year. I've been known to listen to bluegrass while I do it though. It is one of my very favorite ways to spend a Saturday.

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  11. We are twins buttons, I am always inspired by what my blog friends are doing/cooking....and Pinterest, don't even get me started. It inspires me beyond words!! I am a kitchen singer, and I make up all my own words. My son mike told me once that I don't know any of the words to Elton Johns songs ;-)

    But I was really crushed when he told me "there is not bathroom on the right"!!!! Do you get my drift!?

    Your food creations look amazing!!

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  12. The cloud obliterated it up here in the Ottawa Valley too. I love to have a cooking and baking marathon. I just wish I had someone to clean up after me. hahaha
    Have you ever dried kale? A friend showed up at my place with a huge bag of it. We gave it a run through the salad spiiner then put it in the dehydrator. It dried very quickly and was a great snack. You can also crush the dried stuff and add it by the spoonful to soups and stews. LOVE IT! Been a bumper year for kale!

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  13. Way too much ambition, for so early in the morning!!!!!!!!

    -grin-

    Tessa~
    "Here there be musing" blog

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  14. Hard rock for the soul and beef stew to feed the soul a perfect combination!
    It's been too warm here for stew...it's suppose too cool down, then maybe! :)
    Have a beautiful weekend.
    Cheri

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  15. There is nothing like great music to get us going with the day. Your food offering look and sound delicious. Love all your images! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  16. a happy happening morning. :) have a great holiday weekend!

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  17. Dancing and loving. What could be better?!

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  18. I can smell it!!!! It is also easy on the eye.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  19. Oh, your kitchen smells divine (I can imagine)! Yes, good music can lift and soothe the soul. Happy Thanksgiving, dear B!

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  20. I think I can smell all of the wonderful aromas all the way down here in Kentucky. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. xo Laura

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  21. I love to rock while I cook! The dogs seem to question my sanity, but pretty soon they are rocking too! What a great way to start your day!!!

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  22. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Buttons!

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  23. I am feeling the beat! Just made some similar soup and bread myself - 'tis the season! How thoughtful is your sister, I might add! Happy Thanksgiving, Dear Buttons! xo Karen

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  24. Bread. My weakness and yours looks delicious! I rarely have music around here; makes the dogs crazy and I need that like another hole in the head.

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  25. I so admire how much work you got done in just those few hours!!! (and now I feel the need to do some baking)
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  26. ah you canadians, always marching to the beat of a different drummer... a happy thanksgiving to the whole clan!!!

    xoxox

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  27. It is always fun when we can accomplish tasks/chores/stuff with a little sizzle and wiggle in our step OR tap.

    Happy Thanksgiving neighbour!

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  28. I can almost smell the aroma of bread baking just from reading your words, B! This is the perfect weather for baked goods and homemade soups. Yum, yum! Happy Thanksgiving to you and have a great weekend!

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  29. Yummmmmmy. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours B!

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  30. Enjoy your days.
    I missed that moon as well due to clouds.
    Hugs M xox

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  31. SOunds like your were kicking up your heels in the kitchen B ~
    rock on and pass the biscuits YUM.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  32. I loved the 'best of all I know all of the words-my girls may disagree' I think Nature is nasty when she hides our special moons (I've never heard of the blood red one)..everything looks so delicious-Happy Thanksgiving Day.

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  33. I'm tapping my feet as I read - now if only I had the aromas!

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  34. You have me doing some rock and roll and very hungry. Cupboards and fridge are kinda bare having just returned from our trip. I am inspired though . . . especially as I think about those onion/Parmesan biscuits . . . I might be able to come up with something . . .
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family . . .

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  35. Your post rocks. Literally.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

    Blessings and Bear hugs, Buttons!

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  36. Looks delicious!!
    I agree about the music :)

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  37. Buttons,
    Your quotes always touch me, but this one more than most. It is so true that love makes the world go 'round.
    I am a Classic Rock girl too, and love bopping around to that wonderful music. It truly does touch my soul. I also use it in the fitness classes I teach.
    Your photos of your wonderful creation are mouth-watering.
    Keep on rockin' on!

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  38. Happy Thanksgiving if a bit late. I saw the Blood Moon pop up over the ocean. Oh man!

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