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Oh my goodness what a day.

We had a nice summer storm come through this afternoon and the electricity at work went out.

Then it took forever for the computers to come back on-line. Total chaos. But all the girls at the Desk hung in and we got all the Patients signed in and to the proper waiting areas.

I was so happy to get home today because I have put together a little recipe for Fried green tomatoes.

 I have looked online for a healthy alternative to flour batter and I took bits and pieces of a few different recipes and made my own.

So her ya go.

A  healthier twist on a Good Ole Southern Favorite.

(Banting) Fried Green Tomatoes

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1 egg

1 tsp heavy whipping cream

2 cups almond flour/meal

1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning ( you can use salt and pep)

1 cup coconut oil

2 green tomatoes

In a shallow bowl I put the egg and cream and beat with a fork

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In a separate bowl I put the flour and season and mixed it well

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Slice the tomatoes (terrible photo)

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Heat the oil in a medium frying pan ( don’t get the oil too hot as it will start to smoke)

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Dip the tomatoes in the egg wash then in the flour mixture, making sure that they are coated completely.

Place them in the pan and repeat with other tomatoes.

Cook on each side about 3 minutes, until golden brown, watching them to make sure that they are not burning.

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Take them out and place them on a plate that has a paper towel on it to help soak some of the grease.

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Let cool a little and serve with rémoulade sauce!

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Confession: I did not make my rémoulade sauce tonight! I got some pre made…

These were soooo delicious! I think that we could have gone with just cutting 1 tomatoes but hey, they did not last.

So I am off to grab a book and relax before bed. More deliciousness to come.

Until Then,

Wende

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So I am back with the second part of my wonderful camping adventure.

On our first hike of the trip which was the Lake trail, I was geared up and ready to go.

We took some photos and got right to it.

The view was beautiful.

It was a cooler morning which was nice but it got hot quick!

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The Lake Trail is approximately 1 mile long. This trail has a more than 1,000 foot elevation change in the first 1/2 mile.

I did mention that this was my first hike EVER!

This photo was me at the bottom of the trail. I made it 1/2 way!

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When we got to the bottom of the trail we grabbed a snack at the little store there. I heard the guy attendant say under his breath to the other attendant

” I guess they need a ride back up to the top. Another couple who thought they could handle the full hike.”

At that point I was determined to make the full hike!  I politely said thank for the snacks and that we were off for the hike back to the top!

He smiled a foot in mouth smile and I turned and trotted off!

Don’t judge me!

This is the start of the trail back up the mountain.

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It was such a pretty day. But there were times that I felt as though I was climbing the Pass to Cirith Ungol.

All that was missing was Frodo, Sam and Gollum!  It was hot and the vertical climb was insane.

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But I loved every minute of it.

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We made it back in one piece and only 900 mosquito bites each.

We were totally ready for the cool shower and a nice relaxing evening listening to the insects sing us to sleep.

Only a few more photos left of the last day but again that will be in a day or 2.

Until Then,

Wende

 

 

 

 

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I am so happy to be writing  you today.  This past year was such a downer.  So much happened not only to me but to friends and family.  For starters my dog was diagnosed with cancer.  My mom was diagnosed with leukemia and in August my Husband was in a motor cycle accident where he was hit and run over!

Thanks to the powers that be my Mom and Husband are both alive and doing well.

 All things considered, I am feeling blessed. There are many times I want to huddle in a corner and feel sorry for myself because I had a bad day or because I am still looking for a better job but then I think of what my Mom and Husband have gone through in such a short period of time.  I slap myself on the hand and tell myself , “If you want change in your life then be that change.”  So I am doing just that. I am continuing to look for a job and I will strive to be a better wife, sister, daughter and friend.

When in doubt look around and see that there is always someone who has it much worse than you.

So hats off to two of the most important people in my life!

My Mom

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And my wonderful Husband

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I love you both dearly.

Until Then,

Wende

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As you all know I work in the restaurant business as a server. And might I say that after 21 years of doing the same thing I have been rewarded with one very special things. . .  the best Girl Friends EVER!

This bunch of Ladies minus 2 (because they live in New York and North Carolina) make me laugh, and feel so blessed every time we get to hang out.

So this post is dedicated to all you special ladies out there.

Yeah, you know who you are! Thanks for putting up with me and being a part of my silly life!

I love you all dearly and with all my heart!

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anafalanaBooker the photo bomber!

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Shannon

Until Then,

Wende

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A little fairy told me that there is a Mad Tea Party in the making. I am so happy to hear this news. Each year Mrs. Vanessa Valencia of A Fanciful Twist hosts a Blog Party dedicated to the maddest friends and followers she knows. There is food, art, crafts, music and much more.

So in preparation and anxious anticipation of the date, I am making a scrumptious dessert!

BETTER-THAN-INSTANT VANILLA CUPCAKES

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1 ¼ cups (lightly spooned in the measuring cup and leveled with a knife) flour

¾ cup granulated sugar

2 tsps baking powder

½ tsp salt

6 Tbs (3 oz) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

½ cup water

1 large egg, at room temperature

1 yolk from a large egg, at room temperature

1 Tbs vanilla extract

 Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 375°F 

Line 12 regular-sized (2 ¾-inch diameter) muffin cups with paper or foil liners.

Put the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium or large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

Put the melted butter, water, egg and yolk and vanilla in a small bowl and whisk until well blended.

Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and whisk until well blended and smooth, about 1 minute

I added chocolate chips to mine!!!

Portion the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 14 to 16 minutes.

Move to a wire rack and let cool for 15 minutes.

Carefully remove the cupcakes from the pan, set them on a wire rack and let cool completely.

Frost as you please. Eat as many as you like, in thoughtful moderation and saving some to share.

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As soon as a date is set for the Tea Party I will surely share it with you!!

So keep checking back!

Until Then,

Wende

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I have been craving Tacos. So I figured I  would do a healthier version. Blackened Fish Tacos with home-made slaw! Oh Yeah. These were De-licious. This was the first time I have ever made slaw in my life. I have never been a slaw eater. I am weird about textures and cabbage just is not good to me. I really thought my husband would like it so I began looking at recipes on-line for different ways to make slaw and I managed to come up with my very own version.

Apple Cider Cole Slaw

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1 Bag of Broccoli Slaw

    1/4 C olive oil

    1/4 C apple cider vinegar

    1/4 C sugar

    1/4 tsp salt

Pepper to taste

A dash of Celery seed

mix it up

 

In a large bowl, add contents of bag.

In a small bowl, combine all other ingredients and mix well.

I added a dab of yellow mustard and a bit more pepper for flavor.

 Pour over the cabbage mixture and toss well.

Cover and place in the fridge.

Let it marinate at least an hour.

I let it sit over night. It really tastes better if you do!

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Serve!

So we ate on this for a few days.  It was so yummy.  And I have to say that I am an official slaw liker as of this moment.

Until Then,

Wende

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House Warming!

The chilly weather this morning has given me a chance to sit in front of my computer and type a little note to you. I am beyond blessed these past few months. My husband and I bought our first home together.

I am so overwhelmed, it is crazy.  We were able to have a little Halloween party which made my heart sing. I will have photos up as soon as our office boxes are located and we can get them unpacked. Did I mention this is a crazy time right now?  We are still living out of boxes and it sucks. But I know that it will all come together sooner than we think.

Until Then,

Wende

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