Saturday, January 24, 2015

Beef and Barley Vegetable Soup

Homemade Beef and Barley Soup with Vegetables

Homemade Beef and Barley Vegetable Soup for supper tonight. It was delicious and satisfying and the meat was falling apart tender. Browning the beef - I used stew beef and boneless short ribs - as well as the onions gave the broth a rich and delicious texture.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

New Year's Eve at the Outback Steakhouse


Jeri and I spent New Year's Eve at the Outback Steakhouse at the Puente Hills Mall. The food was good and so was the service. The dinner was courtesy of our daughter Meranda who gave us a gift certificate for the Outback for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!



I embrace the concept! Happy New Year to all my family and friends. 2014 and everything before it is gone. A new year lies ahead of us. Make the most of it. Make the changes you need to make. Take a chance! Live boldly! God Bless you all and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Carne Asada

Carne Asada with Peppers and Onions

Jeri scored a knockout tonight: A carne asada steak with peppers and onions, topped with a good hot salsa!! You know I'm happy! 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Happy Birthday to Savannah

Me and Savannah at Big Sur


It seems like only yesterday but it was twenty-seven years ago today that God blessed us with our youngest daughter Savannah. The family circle was complete. She has grown to be an amazing young woman. Jeri and I could not be prouder.We love her and we admire her. Happy Birthday to our "Baby Girl!" May God bless you today and every day!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas


Even in my most "Bah Humbug" state of mind, this is the song that always brings me back. The long gone past, both my own childhood, and my children's childhood flood my memories. It is almost a personal ritual I have to go through. "White Christmas" is very personal to me. My family knows this. I hope you enjoy it. God Bless and Merry Christmas to all my family and friends, near and far.