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Isabella ~ Photo courtesy of Michael T. Henry

It was a busy day for Miss Isabella.  Saturday was my Mother’s 69th birthday and her and my Father came over for dinner.  Prior to dinner Mom and I took Isabella for a walk around the block in the hot sun.  After we came back home my Mom kept throwing toy for her to fetch.  Lots of excitement for my little one!  Michael made a garlic pork roast in the rotisserie and some yummy mashed potatoes.  I made the pork mushroom gravy and the tomato/portabella/mozzarella marinated salad.  Michael made Mom a coconut birthday cake too.  It was a yummy meal 🙂

After Mom and Dad left for the evening, Isabella decided to curl up on top of a blanket on the arm of the couch.  She’s exhausted!!

Does it take a lot to wear out your pets?

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there!

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Every week I do a wrap up to summarize my week.  You can see my previous weeks as well.

HAPPY EASTER!!

The Weekly Read: Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge – The Book of Mnemonic Devices by: Rod L. Evans
It has things like the old rhyme to help you remember how many days are in each month:
Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November,
February eight-and-twenty all alone
And all the rest have thirty-one,
Unless that Leap Year doth combine
And give to February twenty-nine.

Good Luck Chuck ~ 2007

The Weekly Movies: Titanic, Good Luck Chuck & K-9
Good Luck Chuck is a hilarious movie!  I laugh every time I see it!!

Kristina & Keifer on General Hospital

The Weekly Downer: I admit it.  I watch General Hospital.  I’m really disappointed that Kristina hasn’t told the truth about who attacked her yet!!


The Weekly Beverage: It’s that time of the year again!  I’m craving Root Beer!!

Red Lobster ~ Grilled Maine Lobster with Jumbo Shrimp

The Weekly Food: Red Lobster, Boiled egg sandwich, leftover duck with mashed potatoes, Triple Lindy from Moe’s, Chicken & Sausage Ravioli from Trader Joe’s (I’ve gotta say, they were bland as heck and we didn’t like them….), and a Burger from The Rusty Nail.

The Weekly Amazing Fact: The 641 mile transportation network known as the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway is the longest toll road in the United States.

Happy Birthday Everyone!

The Weekly Birthdays: Rebecca Striffler, Nathan Allers, Kathleen Henry-Workman, Terry Whitaker Cornick, Sharon Slater-Skold, Michael Piastro, Tyson Kreig, and Rebecca Moul BriffaI hope you all had wonderful birthdays!!  Did you do anything special for your big day?

The Weekly Interview: Cute~Ella Is Bold.

Bella with the scarf I crocheted (while it was a work in progress)

The Weekly Craft: I crocheted a scarf!

The Weekly Activity: Job hunting, writing blogs, photography meetup, and motorcycle riding.


The Weekly Not-So-Hypothetical: The weather is going to be BEAUTIFUL this weekend!!  Who’s going to ride?

HAPPY EASTER Everyone!

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Many of you know that my FAVORITE meal of all time is duck.

6.75 lbs. of deliciousness....

Yesterday was my 4 year anniversary with Michael.

Together for 4 years!!

We started a tradition the year we met.  For Valentine’s Day, our anniversary, and my birthday he makes me a duck dinner.

Michael hard at work cleaning up the bird....

We started doing this because the service in restaurants is usually pretty horrible on Valentine’s Day, and there aren’t too many restaurants I can go to and get good duck around here.

Notice there is water in the bottom of the pan.

I remember the first time Michael made us a duck.  I think it took 3 days to get all the smoke out of the house!  If you ever attempt to make a duck make sure you put water into the bottom of the pan.  Duck is a very fatty meat and the grease and fat smoke when it burns in the pan.  The water prevents this.

Flambe the plums!

Through the years Michael has made different sauces for with the duck.  Cherry, plum, blackberry….  He did the plum again because we both really liked it.  The tricky thing is that the plum recipe has him flambe the plums!  All I can picture is that Fresh Prince of Bel Air episode where Will says “I can flambe” and he sets the kitchen on fire!  (You can see it HERE)  Don’t worry, we have a fire extinguisher handy in our kitchen just-in-case….  Luckily we’ve never needed it.

The duck is out of the oven ~ Is that like the cat's out of the bag?

The duckling came out so so yummy!  The thing that’s the worst about a duck dinner is that you smell it cooking for a few hours, and it’s over so quickly.  Kind of like Thanksgiving dinner….

The end result

We didn’t care about making things fancy, the duck was getting cold and we just wanted to dig in!!!!

Bella had her own special dinner too!

Even Bella had a bowl with duck and mashed potatoes.  Potatoes stuck to the roof of a doggies mouth is right up there with peanut butter!!  She loved it!

This is what I thought of dinner

All in all it was a very very yummy dinner.
A big thank you to my Michael for taking the time to make me my favorite dinner of all time!!

Bella & I before we started cleaning up....

Do you have any special traditions with your other half?
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