Inspirations and Ideas


I made a Taco Salad today from an old recipe that I had from a Suzanne Somers cook book.  I pinned the recipe on my Salads board on my Pinterest.  I used ground turkey instead of ground beef.  It was OK but the salsa that I put on it was too hot.  I’ll use a mild salsa next time.  And I grated the cheddar using a too fine grater.  I’ll use a bigger blade grater next time.  I used iceburg lettuce instead of Romaine because there is some kind of problem with Romaine right now.  I also used the 1/4 teaspoon of Cayenne that the recipe called for.  Next time I will just use a pinch of the Cayenne.


I was trying to find a good yoga DVD and I considered the above.  But I decided that I would just use my worn out Yoga VHS tape that I have.  It’s just 15 minutes each day and that’s all I really want to do on yoga.  I can’t stand long, drawn out yoga that goes on and on.  I am going to have my old favorite VHS tape copied over and have it copied over onto a DVD.


I have a yoga mat, but I think that I will order the above mat on Amazon.  It’s thicker then the mat that I have and I just like it.


I like the “namaste” rock idea for the garden.


I read the book “Think and Grow Rich” way back.   I also read the “Power of Attraction” which is the same idea of positive thinking.  And then I read “The Secret”.  Same as all the books which is the idea of if you think you can or you think you can’t, that is what will be.


I like the above inspiration to reduce stress.


I think that the “bad hair day” snowman above is cute.


A real Vermonter can pronounce Montpelier correctly and also with a French accent.  🙂

snow tubing

A lot of the ski mountains now have snow tubing trails to use as an option to have fun.

le creuset

I really like Le Creuset pots and I bought myself the above Le Creuset 4 1/2 quart pot.  Plus it came with the silicone trivet that is a plus.  I like the above pot because it is perfect to make a stir fry as well as soup or a pot roast.


I like using the slow cooker and saw the above idea of putting together the ingredients for crock pot recipes and sealing them up in bags for the freezer.   Then all the prep work is done and you just dump the ingredients in the crock pot for fix it and forget it.  I pinned the above recipe ideas for freezer bags in my “freezer meals” board on my Pinterest.  I think it was 10 ideas.


I like Shepherds Pie or Cottage Pie and found several good sounding recipes for them and pinned the recipes on my Casseroles board on my Pinterest.  I bought a single portion frozen Cottage Pie in the grocery store in the freezer section and was disappointed at how little mashed potato there was with it.   I mean dime thin.   I like to make Shepherds Pie the way my Mom did and she used to put cream corn in hers and she wasn’t stingy with the mashed potatoes.

baked apple cider donuts

Gesine Bullock Prada has a recipe for baked cider donuts that sound really good.  They have those donut pans to bake donuts in at King Arthur Flour and they can be ordered in their catalog or on line.  I’ve been wanting to get one of those pans.  I pinned the recipe on my Gesine recipe board on my Pinterest.  It’s also on the food network web page on Gesine’s Baked in Vermont.


I saw a neat idea for using an old wine bottle.  I wonder how they cut the bottle out like that, though.  I have a neat blue wine bottle but you must have to buy a bottle all cut out to make that planter.  I would think that if the hubby took it in his shop and used one of the power tools on it to cut it, but I think it would break.


I like the above house.  It reminds me of a friend I once had that had a house that looked just like the above.  They had views of several mountain ranges.

And that is my inspirations and ideas for today.  It’s way late and I have to call it a day.  Good night all.

4 thoughts on “Inspirations and Ideas

  1. Happy New Year to you and thanks for all these recent posts, Linnylouise. I just spent awhile catching up and the recipes looked wonderful. This is definitely crockpot time and the pork one with orange and cranberry is one I would like to try soon. Also, the King Arthur banana bread as its one that goes so well with a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon.

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  2. Hi Beatrice….Wishing you a wonderful 2018. Thanks for the post! I like banana bread and that King Arthur Flour recipe of the year banana bread is healthy with the wheat flour and a must try recipe. Love the idea of a cup of coffee or tea with it in the afternoon. This time of year is definitely crockpot time. I also like to try recipes for the crockpot.


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