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This and That....

If you were here to read my previous post, you remember the close-up photos of the white tailed deer? Well, since the doe was so close to me as I leaned over the hawk watch platform, I pushed the record button and got a couple of videos....

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Friday morning, I had an appointment at 7 a.m. to get blood drawn for a Lipid panel. As I was driving there to the office, I witnessed a pretty sunrise sky....




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After my walk the other day, I did some shopping.  I had a large sack of clothes in the trunk I wanted to donate to Goodwill.  As I dropped that off, at the donation station, I saw what I've been looking for at garage sales, and other thrift shops.  I haven't found anything until now!  What I wanted was a very small wooden table.  Preferably antique.  This little table was at the door where I dropped the clothes off...no pricing was done on the table.  The girl that was writing out a receipt for me for the clothes, I asked her to take the table back to the back room and ask them to price it for me!  Cherry wood, iron, a small drawer....I was figuring $20.  I got it for $3!!!  Nice!  And it fits the room perfectly [the shower room in the master bathroom].  Also near the table, was something I would've liked to have to add to the master bath [the wall frames are of wild animals].  Giraffes and a tiger  and leopard kitten pen and ink sketch.  This one WAS priced and it was $5.  Framed and goes with the bath theme and colors. Got 'em home, cleaned 'em up with Scott's Liquid Gold and Windex on the art glass...Bud hung the picture for me. I was pleased.


Loading it all in the trunk of the car, I then made a stop at the store for lunch and ingredients for making a pasta salad for dinner. These individual salads are a great size for the two of us. And the flavors of the BLT are extraordinary. Taylor Farms Salads.  Beats messing up the kitchen with dishes and utensils too. With my pasta salad for dinner [and enough for left overs] it's a simple recipe that my mom used to make [only she'd add boiled shrimp]. 


PASTA SALAD



Cooked shell pasta [cooled]
1 large red bell pepper [chopped]
1 large green bell pepper [chhopped]
1 medium white onion [chopped]
2 TBSPS coarse ground peppercorns
1 pound of cubed cheese [mine is a combination cheddar and jalapeno]
1/3 cup yellow mustard
1/2 cup Helmans's real mayonaise.

In a large bowl, mix all above ingredients, coating the pasta and peppers/onion well. Chill for several hours. Serve with toasted garlic bread.  As a light side dish I make a fruit salad with jello.

Note:  I've also added celery, thawed corn, ham at times ... the taste is YOUR choice.


26 comments :

  1. Your videos are good. And in the first one, she is not even running away from you. The table is a real find! Both elegant and cute at the same time. It is really lovely. And I like the animal picture too. I love Goodwill, and shop there at least once a week. Your sunrise is AWESOME!!! So gorgeous.

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    1. This Goodwill is better than ones in OUR town. So, when I'm in that area, I'll go again.

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  2. Wow... the table is a steal for $3. And it look so pretty still. Not worn out at all

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    1. I cleaned it! BEFORE I took a photo.

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  3. OMG, $3 for that table. That is a real bargain. It's beautiful.
    That salad looks pretty good. The best part about salads like that is you can put in just about anything that you like.

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    1. I was silently thinking they really under-priced the table...but, never said a word!

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  4. Hello, I like the pretty table and the wildlife picture. Great finds and bargains. Your salad looks delicious. Beautiful sky shot. Have a happy day and a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks. And happy day to you Eileen.

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  5. Hope your lipid panel is good, Anni. I love that little table. I never find things like that at the Goodwill. You sure lucked out, and cheap, too!! :-)

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    1. I sure did. That small table is just what I've been looking for, for years.

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  6. Sweet and neat little table! Sad that there is no Goodwill near here. Loved going there in SC. I'll bet the pre-prepared salad is tasty. I never bought one. The homemade one will be made here soon. Looks delicious!

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  7. Anni what a deal on that pretty little table. Was it that shiny or did you give it a spit shine and polish. This time of year cold salads are a must have for side dishes.
    Hugs C ecilia

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    1. We make salads our MAIN dish instead of side dishes...especially when we're in from working outdoors in the heat. And, yes, just like I posted,...I used Scotts Luquid Gold & cleaned the table.

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  8. That table was your reward for donating your stuff. What a steal.
    In that video that doe looked like she had milk. Wonder where she had stashed her baby?
    Hope your test comes back thumbs up.

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    1. Yes, I too realized she was nursing.

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  9. I can't believe you got that table for $3! It's beautiful! I like the pictures you got too and it was also a bargain.
    Your salad looks good - I will be trying it.

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    1. I couldn't believe it either. Best part is, it's just what I've been looking for for the shower room.

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  10. You found some wonderful pieces for your house.

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    1. I was a happy shopper that day. 😊

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  11. Wow, those were great deals at G. W. I love that little table.

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  12. Beautiful.
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  13. I am jotting down that recipe...sounds YUMMY! Your cherry table and picture were real finds, that's for sure. I have my mother's bedroom set (mahogany) and absolutely LOVE it and so does everyone who sees it. Now that's an antique considering I'm 71 (shhhhh)...:)jp

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