If we were having coffee, April, 8 2016.

Weekend coffee share:

Thanks for stopping by to have coffee. Let me get a cup.

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I got this cup at Yellowstone. I was in the gift shop at the north end of Yellowstone. It was very crowded when I entered the gift shop. I looked all over at the hats and t-shirts and then I saw this coffee cup. I just had to have it. I drink coffee out of it everyday.

Ok …I want to tell you about these neat gloves I got. I hate cutting my fingers when I cut food with a knife. I seem to always cut myself. Then it hurts for a week. I looked on Amazon and found these No cry cut resistant gloves with level 5 protection. (See how I made it look like I was touching the flower…hehe.)

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I ordered them and they sent 2 pair. The reviews say that people try to cut them but they don’t cut. I have not done that but I do wear them when I use a knife now. I also put blue nitrile gloves over them to keep them clean. I have not cut myself while wearing those. I ordered new knives on QVC the other day. They sent these really nice sharp knives with covers on them. I didn’t have on my no cut gloves because I was not cutting food. The cover was hard to slid off the big knife, so I pushed and it slid off and slid across my finger and cut that too. I learned my lesson, put the gloves on, even if sliding off the cover for the knife.

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I decided to buy Basmati rice. It costs more but it tastes really good.

I have been using Jasmine rice. I made it last night. It comes out nice and fluffy and dry. The Jasmine always comes out a little sticky. My son loves rice but said he only wanted a little rice. He ended up eating a whole bowl and went back for more. I make him some teriyaki chicken. I cup up a chicken breast and cook it in a frying pan. I watched the chef at Ichiban cook it and he put soy sauce and butter and garlic on the chicken. I shake on some soy sauce while the chicken is cooking and add a tablespoon of butter and let it melt while the chicken is cooking. I sprinkle on some garlic salt and some pepper. Then I just put a splash of teriyaki sauce. Let it cook until the chicken is done. Get rice in a bowl and then put the hot chicken over the rice. I heat up about 4 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce in the microwave. My son pours it over the chicken and rice. He loves it. He told me that is his favorite food.

I love the Aroma rice cooker. It cooks rice the best. I have tried all kinds of rice cookers. Microwave rice cookers make a mess in your microwave. The stove top method in a pan is OK but it sometimes get to brown on the bottom. The Aroma cooker does it perfect. I put a cup and half of rice in the pot. Wash the rice to get the starch off. Pour in almost 3 cups of water. I put it a little under the 3 cup mark. Close the lid and click on. Wait until it pops over to warm and eat the rice.

We went to eat breakfast today at I-Hop today. I had the pancake and egg and bacon plate. I also had coffee. My husband had the same thing. The bill was $25 for breakfast. I think that is really a high price for breakfast. It is becoming really expensive to eat out at a restaurant. I used to live in Las Vegas and I would get up and go to a little bar with a café and the breakfast for 99 cents. If you wanted biscuits and gravy it was 99 cents too. Now it costs as much for breakfast as for dinner. I think I will stick to eating an egg and toast at home. I like my coffee better too, better than what they make in a restaurant. Also they give you these small coffee cups. They look like they hold 4 or 5 ounces. I saw that coffee cup today and looked, it looked like it had been shrunk down. See the cup at the top that I bought in Yellowstone,  it is like 16 ounces. Plus I like real cream in my coffee, not those tiny little containers of half and half, that is really hard to open to pour in the coffee.

It was nice of you to drop by. I hope I didn’t talk your ear off.

The Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Part Time Monster.  You can join this week’s Coffee Share on her blog or by clicking on the “Linkup Linky“.


If we were having coffee

I am going to participate in weekendcoffeeshare. Part of the Daily post.

How do you like your coffee? I like it with sugar and creamer and a squirt of caramel. Right now I am using butterscotch topping. I also pour whipping cream into it too. It makes it very rich tasting.

Now, lets talk……the wild horses have not been around much this year. Which is kind of good because they just walk down the middle of the road and sometimes get hit by cars. Some people are mean to them because they don’t want them in their yard. They come into yards and lay of the grass and take a nap. I used to run out and give them carrots but they are not supposed to be fed so I stopped. Once I got a bucket and filled it with fresh water and they came over and drank it. It was very hot that day and they drink water out of the gutter from sprinklers. This was from a couple of years ago so I thought I would drag out a picture of a younger horse to show you. Isn’t it beautiful.

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Look over there by my stove. My husband just put in a range hood with wonderful lights over the stove.


It has a 3 speed fan that will move 760 cubic feet per minute of air. It will take out food odors fast. I had a microwave hood fan over the stove. I did not like taking out hot food that was high up. I was afraid I would spill it on me. I though the stove got too hot under the microwave. My husband took it out and bought me a microwave for the counter. It is 1250 watt and cooks things great. I use it to cook eggs and you can cook an egg in 45 seconds in a egg cooker I got at Home Shopping.

The range hood was covered with this blue plastic that was stuck on every part of the stainless steel. It was a pain peeling that stuff off. It was also hard for my husband and son to hold up high to install it. It was heavy. It took them a while to put it up but it is so nice. I got stainless steel because I want to buy a stainless steel stove. I have a white one but the paint is awful on it and it bubbles and chips from the heat of the flame. Very poor design and I thought it would be good because it is a Whirlpool double oven stove. It is not. But it is only 3 years old so I will put up with it until I save up money for a stainless steel stove.

Well thanks for stopping buy and reading my blog. Have a nice day.

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