Thursday, July 24, 2008

An Award and a Meme

I was given this award by my good friends Kady and Dot. Kady's @ Life On Bonnie Lane and Dot @ Picket's Place. Dot and Kady are warm, kind, Christian ladies. They both have a tremendous love of family, friends, and decorating. I love visiting them both and if you haven't visited please do, it's always a treat. Thanks Dot and Kady, for thinking of me, it's a beautiful award.

The rules are to show the logo, link back to the person that gave the award, and choose 7 to pass it along to and links to their blogs. Then notify them of the award. My choices are :

Living Beautifully - Connie is a beautiful person, she so full of fun and life, there is never a dull moment. She has a shop where she sell a little bit of everything. She also sells items that she has handmade herself. I think she's really special.
Pearls Sentimental Journey - Pearl a true delight, so thoughtful and kind, loves pink. Pearl will be a friend to the end, and I'm very proud to call her mine friend.
Bold & Free - Jan is a lovely person and Minister, she always offers encouraging words of faith.
Life At Number 17 - Shelia is a lovely person, she has a genuine love for animals as she has a few. She shares great ideas for the home, and has a very humorous approach about it.
Momstheword - Very kind lady, always helping someone, she a God send to anyone around her. Very funny stories and happenings.
Front Porches Sweet Tea & Old Aprons - Shanda is a very busy lady, she has beautifully decorated her home, she farms, and has started to participate in a farmers market in her town. She has a very interesting life.
Farmhouse Blessings - Lea is such a joy, she's thoughtful, kind, Christian, a loving mother and friend. She shares great recipes, frugal shopping sprees and most of all Colton. Colton has been a God send to us all, it's amazing how much he understands about the Lord and that the Lord want us to love others as we love ourselves. His love of God has to come from a loving family, Thanks Lea, for raising an Angel.
Also over at Picket's Place, Dot has challenged anyone that wants to play to list 6 unimportant food tidbits about ourselves. A lot of them I shared with Dot, so I tried to think of some that were not on her list.
1. I will not eat large white Lima Beans, the green ones are fine but, the large white ones have these little white things that detached themselves from the bean and look like maggots and for some reason I can't get around them.

2. Caviar will have to be my second, why does anyone want to eat fish eggs? I just don't understand it, and I hate the way they look.

3. Craw fish I don't get it, they look like big bugs, and they have eyes. People say to eat them, you take off the heads and suck the insides out. There's no way I can do that! I would surely die!

4. I don't eat beef cooked rare, I don't want to cut into a steak and get a drainage of blood. Make mine well done, all the way.

5. I don't like boiled okra, fry mine please!. Boiled makes me think of slugs.

6. Last but not least, oysters and mussels. Boiled, steamed, smoked, fried, on a half shell, how utterly ridiculous, and I dare not say what they look like.

It's funny what we will eat and not eat. This pass weekend I had my 3 little grandsons over again. For Sunday dinner, I made baked ham, collared greens, baked sweet potatoes and mac and cheese. I kinda tired myself out and did not feel like making cornbread. So I had this bright idea that hush puppies would be a good stand in. So I deep fried a few, and they were okay, my husband didn't mind he's not a big fan of bread anyway. But I over heard the boys in the kitchen complaining that they didn't want the little balls. The littlest one K.J., had been asleep he woke up, I fixed his plate and he joined them. Then I heard Omari tell K.J. eat your meat balls, they taste so good, and then I heard Chris just burst into laughter and Omari joined in. When I went to clear the table after them, all the balls were there. The one KJ had tried after being told it was a meat ball, was there, bitten and spat out. So much for hush puppies.


Jan Parrish said...

Oh, Deb, you had me cracking up! I so agree with all of it. I can, however, eat the large white beans if it's in chili or soup. But I just say "No" to okra period. We really don't serve it out here much anyway. I think it's mostly a southern thing.

Jan Parrish said...

I almost forgot, thank you so much for the lovely award and your kind words. I so enjoy your blog and I hear your sweet spirit shining through. (((h)))

Shanda said...

Deb, Thank You so much for that lovely award. You are a dear sweetheart for thinking of me. I've already accepted it and have it posted permanently on my blog.
thank you again.
I enjoyed reading all your foodie likes and dislikes. I agree with them all.

Connie said...

I am so glad you are back "up and running", sweet alabama chick!! It is you who have blessed my life. I hope you are getting through your grief well. YOU are the one who is special, oh permed hair one!! Hah, me too!! LOL

Picket said...

Good Grief girl!!!! lol lol I may never look at a white lima bean again!!! lol lol But I totally agree on those other beautifully described things! lol lol Oh and what's up with your cornbread that it would wear you out more than standing and making hush puppies?!!!....oh girl I am laughing so hard here I am about to choke...loved this Deb!!!!

Pearl said...

~laughin' at the "meat balls" story~

Ohhh Deb, that is a HOOT! I have no doubts that those sweet lil boys keep you on your toes! Great story and I loved your Food List, too! And to think, I love those Big Old Maggot~Lookin' Limas! LOL ...I think I'll keep my oyster stories to myself though... trust me, you're better off not knowing... I grew up with okra and I agree with you on that... boiled or in a stew is just downright nasty... but, slice 'em and fry 'em and get out of my way! mmmmmmmmm... LOL

Congratulations on your well deserved award! ~cheering 'n tossing confetti~ You're a sweetheart to pass it along to me, and I am very grateful, Deb... thank you ~hug~ I hope you have some relaxing moments ahead of you... God bless...

~hugs 'n love~

Momstheword said...

Thank you so much for the award! I will have to have one of my daughters help me with the logo. I haven't figured some of this stuff out yet. You are so sweet. By the way, we agree almost entirely on the food, though I do like the big white lima beans and I like my steak medium, not dried out. Now my DH likes it cooked to death (?). I've eaten crawdads after they've been fried and it was good, but that other method gags me to think about it. Thanks again. By the way, I am better.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Deb, Congrats on your awards...I have two for you also...drop by when you get a chance! I agree with all your food responses! LOL!

hugs, Rhonda

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I'm so glad you like the award! I'll have to check out the people you awarded.

It was fun reading about the food you don't like. Sounds like its mostly a visual thing. I have to have my meat well done too. If there is any "juice" then ewwww! Can't eat it. Your storie about the hushpuppies was cute too. I would have eaten them!


Don said...

A female blogger awarded me the same award today. Congrats Deb.

5. I don't like boiled okra, fry mine please!. Boiled makes me think of slugs. Same here. LOL. I cannot eat boiled okra in no form or fashion. And the Sunday Dinner in which you describe sounds like very delicious.

sheila said...

Thank you so much, Deb :), for the award...

...and now I'm totally grossed out over the whole white lima bean/maggot thing...blech...

and I'm with you about half n' half on the okra thing...I like it fried unless the okra is boiled and then mixed with chunky tomatoes and served over a big bowl of um...

Memphis Mimi said...

What a cute story Deb. I would love to link to your site. Could you send me a story?

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Deb, you have me cracking up over those foods. I remember catching craw dads in a creek in West Virginia for my great grandmother. I just handed them over and never would eat one though. Still won't. Now I don't think I can eat white beans either. (I just got a shiver.)

And thank you sooooo much for your sweet words. It is the nicest thing that has happened to me all day and I feel so blessed that someone I admire (you) would think such kinds things about me.

Sending you a hug,

BenOrr44 said...

too funny about the lima beans looking like maggots when the stem detaches. I gave my mom a hard time for a year about this and found out she was right and it wasn't maggots when she made me soup again. I had to google looks like maggots with the word lima bean and your blog is the only thing that came up.