Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Monday, November 09, 2009

The New Frankin Run/Walk Fundraiser

An annual fundraiser the New Frankin Volunteer Fire Department Run/Walk takes place every year. It gets bigger and bigger. It's 20 dollars to run/walk the 1, 3, or 5 miles and participants receive a T-shirt, hot dogs, potato chips, fruit, and donuts. It's the tradition of the volunteer firemen to walk with all their gear no matter what the weather. It's quite the local tradition and the walk, all country back roads, is simply stunning.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Halloween, Kenosha, Wisconsin

It was Halloween and all the kids are out trick or treating. The neighborhood was filled with costumed kids and parents, but this creepy clown guy...what the hell?  He/she? was so, so, sooo, yuk.  Get away. I like to think he was just a dad supervising his kids but he seemed to be coming up every driveway we did.  One teenager girl came barreling down the street screaming when she spotted this clown.  Some people have a clown phobia, Coulrophobia.  This one wasn't funny.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

a couple of die-hard motorcyclists

Hey, it's only 40 degrees after all and a two hour drive home.  Crazy!

Friday, October 02, 2009

banana bread and plums

It's cold and rainy, and what a better day than to mix up a batch, using the Betty Crocker recipe, of banana bread.  As you can see, they turned out exceptional. It's ok to be envious of my baking ability. The plums are in season as well, and my friend happens to have the most outrageous plum trees.  They are Italian prune plums. This past week we sat at the church rummage sale and sold lunch bags full of plums to the neighbors.  It was fun.  Go her blog to read more about it and collect some fantastic recipes.

Thursday, October 01, 2009


This bruschetta was fantastic. My friend, who is a chef, made this at her last party. She grows an array of different kinds of tomatoes. Well, it was more than amazing and we were suppose to save some of the bread for the late comers. We did make a pathetic attempt, we left them 3 little pieces. Next time, be on time.

For the entire bruschetta recipe visit

Main Entry: bru·schet·ta
Pronunciation: \brü-ˈshe-tə, -ˈske-\
Function: noun
Etymology: Italian, from Italian dial. (Tuscany), from bruscare to toast, burn, probably from Vulgar Latin *brusicare, frequentative of *brusare, *brusiare to burn
Date: 1954

: thick slices of bread grilled, rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, often topped with tomatoes and herbs, and usually served as an appetizer (taken from the Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary).