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Saturday, 9 January 2016


Holding one car, Kepler hands me another.  “Play cars, Grandma.”

Taking the proffered toy, I respond, “Uh, okay.  Is this a good car?”

“No, bad car.  Run, run, Grandma.” 

He holds up his car to challenge mine and I run away, screaming.   He comes after me, but suddenly I whirl about and Kepler squeaks as my car revs up in the most awfully threatening way.

Away he goes with me in hot pursuit.    Suddenly, he stops and turns.  Oh, oh.  His car has the power again.  

Run, Grandma! 

“There’s a new Children’s Museum in San Antonio,” remarked Nicole.  

After him!

And see the blur?  Yep, there he goes!

                                   But look at this!

What a good idea, right?

                      Checking out the Spy Room for older kids . . .

                                    and the Flight Deck

Totally the best!

And for the finale . . .

  the River Walk

and dinner at the Rain Forest Cafe.


Gotta keep up our strength at home, too:

TURKEY PIE        (or chicken)

      From Cheryl Sedaker’s 365 WAYS to COOK CHICKEN

Mary Stadnyk’s Pastry for Double Crust Pie

2 tbsp butter
½ cup finely chopped onion
½ cup finely chopped celery
1 garlic clove, minced
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
½ cup light cream
½ cup or more chopped cooked turkey  (or chicken)
1/3 cup chopped parsley
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp pepper
1 ½ cups cooked rice  (Leftover and previously frozen works well)
4 hard-cooked eggs, sliced

·        Prepare pastry.  Line a 9 inch pie plate with bottom crust.
·        Melt butter in frying pan.  Cook onion, celery, and garlic until tender; about 3 minutes.
·        Stir in soup, cream, turkey, parsley, salt, lemon juice, nutmeg, and pepper.  Remove from heat.
·        Spread alternate layers of rice, eggs, and turkey mixture in pie plate. 
·        Top with pastry.  Brush with milk.
·        One hour and a quarter before serving time, preheat oven to 375.
·        Bake pie one hour.

This pie is easy and soooooo good!  Thank you, Cheryl Sedaker.