Monday, May 4, 2020

Monday Message

"Bad days come to an end." Jeffrey R. Holland

Eventually we will get through this. We will be stronger. Hopefully you will have found a better you and more compassion and love for others.

I mixed this up today and thought I should share it with you, it is from my childhood, almost a lost recipe...

Pizza Burgers

Shred one stick of margarine or butter
Then shred one can of spam (the regular) kind
Add a small can of tomato paste
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp dry oregano, I crush in fingers
2 dashes of Tabasco sauce
Mix this together well
Then stir in shredded mozzarella cheese to your liking, I like a lot, about four cups, this stretches it out as well.

Store in your refrigerator till ready to use.
I cover a cookie sheet with tinfoil for quick clean-up but it isn't needed if watching your tinfoil. 

You spread this on half hamburger buns and bake at 350 degrees for ten to fifteen minutes or till slightly golden. 

This has always been a favorite, you can make one or a pan full just so easy to have made ahead.

I understand you are probably very frustrated at having to stay home and a loss of income. I know full well but we really need to stick with it.

The things we do at home with our family will be fond memories of being together.

We are so sad for the loss of life and we are continually praying for all affected.

Those with children at home - one of our favorite games was buckle buckle bean stalk.... You pick something easily hid in plain sight like a toy, everyone gets to see it then leave the room while someone hides it. Then everyone comes in and when one spots it they say "buckle buckle bean stalk" then that person is the one to hide it, on this goes kind of a Where's Waldo before he was a thing.

It is time soon to plant after May 15 here. Because this can still happen...

I have started seed indoors. My 9 year-old pepper seeds failed but the dollar tree ones are coming through the dirt.

I have been putzing around, organizing things here and there. This is powdered sugar and cocoa powder and brown sugar for easier access for baking. is a site that has free books to read. Note to parents - there are settings to keep certain things away from kiddos. You might find some fun things for the kids, they have books for all ages with stuff that comes out daily.

Those of you with kids who read, get them a book and you get one too and read together then talk it over, fun can be had! Also, if you have grown kids like me, you both can read the same books, we have lots of fun doing this.

There are "how-to" books on that free read feed too like gardening and cookbooks and I like cozy mysteries. I have been known to grab some children's books too. - I would add have a picnic in your yard. - I like that bear pancake. - fun projects for kids

Gus says he is trying to not use the word "bored." When we first got him he was a stray, when I would watch a podcast he would fly away in fear but he is a smart fella and will now watch with me. He has watched the tablet with me enough that he stretches his arm out and faster than ever, spreads his toes apart and swipes my screen which is a touch screen and messes the page I am on. I think he takes joy in be like Gus take joy in the simple things.


  1. Gus so funny😂😂😻 pizza recipe yum yum.

  2. Oh Gus you need to be nicer to your Mama! We had an all white cat who laid on top of our old cabinet TV and hung his head down to watch upside down. We love cats but our oldest son is so allergic to them that we don't want him to be miserable when he visits.

  3. My Smokie is sitting by my keyboard. She also likes to paw at the monitor (I'm glad I don't have a touch screen!) It's bad enough when she sits down on the keyboard and changes size and discombobulates every thing on there, and sometimes I have a heck of a time trying to figure out how to get it back to where it was!! I told her to turn around and say Hi to Gus. She looked at him, looked back at me, looked back at him and then back at me as if to say "You aren't bringing another one home, ARE YOU???" We have 17 cats - not all inside cats!! Gus is very handsome - even if Smokie won't admit it!!

    1. Gus says hi to smokie and any time she wants to email he is ready

  4. I remember pizza burgers from my childhood. So Spam is the secret ingredient. A mystery solved.

    1. Yes who would have ever thought it would go so high in cost....try them and see if you remembered them by taste yum

  5. I would like you to ask Gus a question for me. Why is he so cute? Does he pose foe those pictures or what?


    1. Ok here is what his reply was...first ? He was on the cute kitty tree and second?....OF COURSE HE POSES not humble at all is he?

  6. Replies
    1. You know that comment will go right to his head


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