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Hope you enjoyed following along!

I am sorry for the lack of posts the last few months.  My life has changed from a quiet stay at home mother, to a busy stay at home mother.  With our new house, one child in school now, and a very very busy toddler it never ends.  I no longer have time to share awesome recipes but will continue to cook.  Please feel free to follow me on pinterest or facebook to keep up with what I am cooking.  You all should be able to access my recipes still, if I do this right!

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I Jumped The Gun!

After a goodbye post I am here to say I jumped the gun.  You all have to put up and read my posts for a few more months.  I will continue as usual until june.  So stay tuned for some great recipes until then.

I do recommend always keeping your recipes in a recipe box and not counting on the internet.  My site will be saved for forever use to check back for great recipes and information thanks to help from a friend.  Happy cooking and a bright sunny day here in the pacific northwest doesn’t come often so get out and enjoy it.

Ta-Ta for Now!

I am afraid that this is goodbye for now.  After I year, 300 posts, and 35,000 views Mr.Picky blog will be shutting down.  It is time to renew my web server and I have barely broke even.  I will continue to hold on to the domain name and might pick up at some point later down the road.  So don’t lose all hope and write all your favorite recipes down as you will not be able to look them up.  The site will be up for a few weeks with no new posts so everyone has a chance to write their favorite recipes.

My purpose one year ago was to try to find a supplemental income while staying home and tending to my children.  The labor and writing have become more of a chore than fun at this point.  My daughter is now in school which comes with a whole new level of involvement.  We have our new house to work on and a very funny puppy that thinks he needs every bit of attention.

Writing has never been a strong trait of mine but I did enjoy sharing my recipes and stories.  I hope that if you got anything at all out of my blog you enjoyed a new recipe and maybe a laugh.  Continue cooking and trying new recipes.  Mr.Picky is not as picky as he used to be, so if you have a picky eater in your life continue to try new things.

To my family and friends that have supported my blog and recipes, thank you.  Don’t forget if you need ideas for dinner give me a call and I will tell you what I am cooking.

Valentines Day is for everyone!

Today is Valentines day, I hope you all have yourself a happy and loving day. Please do everyone a favor and give a stranger a smile, hug, or wish them a good day!  Did you do a random act of kindness yet today?

I am alive but what just happened?

Thank you so much faithful followers for being so patient with me.  This last 2 months or so has been rough.  Life got the best of me and you all suffered.  I will be posting new recipes regularly again and can’t wait to hear how you like them.

Between 3 Holidays, 2 Birthdays, and moving life has just got the best of me.  Have you ever had a week that just doesn’t stop?  Well that is how I feel about the last two months.  I finally feel like I can breathe and most of my interior projects are done enough to live day-to-day.  Before I forget, we also added our first family dog which was just one more ingredient in the pot.

Our move was verily smooth.  Although Mr.Picky wanted to know how we acquired so much stuff.  I think he forgot that we didn’t have children the last time we moved.  How do kids have so much stuff?  My goal is to simplify their items even more.  I want to thank all the family and friends for helping watch our kids so we could do the moving!  I was overwhelmed with the lovely goodbyes from our wonderful neighbors.  You all are missed and I wish we could remain  close.  Within the first few days of moving I did meet a few of my neighbors and see great potential.

Thanksgiving was uneventful and tasty.  It was a quick in and out because we had moved just the day before.  Mr.Picky was already hard at work on our new home and checking projects off the list.  I was thankful this year to not have to do the turkey and main dishes.  I cheated and bought pies (this is terrible to buy food for Thanksgiving), but I had nothing unpacked to try to cook something.

Next was Mr.Picky’s birthday which was low-key and delicious.  I hope you all saw my Facebook post of the giant burger.  If you missed it tomorrow I will post how much fun we had eating and making it.

We adopted a 9 month old puppy at 70 pounds a few days before Christmas.  He is a Newfoundland/Lab mix and is one big love muffin.  He is fitting in so nice and was just the friend for us.  Mr.Picky has been hard at work to finish the fence around our place to keep the dog and kids in.  Having another boy in the house is just one more ball of energy.

Christmas was a bit overwhelming this year.  Every year we get invited to more and more events.  How does one say no?  We are our own family now and as much as I enjoy seeing extended family we need some traditions of our own.  Mr.Picky isn’t huge on crowds, especially when everyone celebrates on the same night and we have to go from house to house.  I see changes in the near future to this tradition.

My birthday and New Year’s Eve was wonderful.  I was surrounded by family and friends in our new home for the first time.  Lots of laughing, game playing, and junk food.  This was a night of new recipes for me.  We topped it off with an ice cream sundae bar.  We were so busy having fun we lost track of time and almost missed ringing in the New Years.

Between all these events I managed to paint the interior of our new house minus the bathrooms.  I am torn of the color scheme of both bathrooms.  The main bathroom will be an undertaking as I want to completely redecorated.  This kind of thing is fun for me and I can’t wait to share some before and after photos.

Now that life is calming down and school is about to start-up again I am happy to get into a routine.   Routine is everything in my life and I think that is what is making me so crazy.  When life gives you lemons start juggling until they all fall.  Of course you need to pick them up after that!
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Recipe for a Happy Day

I was looking through an old cook book with my Grandmother when I came across a handwritten recipe.  The recipe was for a Happy Day.  I fell in love with this recipe and needed to share it with all of you.  Pictured is a copy of the original note but it is a bit hard to read.  So I have typed out the recipe below.  I am thinking this might be a great recipe to frame and hang in the kitchen or give as a housewarming gift.

recipe for a good day

I am not sure of the author but can only type what was written on the paper.  I believe it is telling me the author is Virginia Harmon.

 

Dated February 4, 1955

Virginia Harmon KCMSC

 Recipe for a Happy Day  

Take a little dash of water cold,

a little leaven of prayer,

a little bit of sunshine gold

dissolve in morning air.

Add to your meal some merriment

and thought for keith and kin,

And then as a prime ingredient

a plenty of work thrown in.

Flavor it all with the essence of love

and a little dash of play,

let a nice old book and a glance above

complete a well spent day.

“Good Health”


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Moved but far from done!

After a full week of non stop moving and cleaning, we can breathe today.  We have made our big move and are in our first home.  Our family is so happy and excited to have our own home.  Unfortunately the real work has just started.  We have lots of projects ahead of us but it will be fun.

Now to pick out paint colors and put up decor.  Not to mention trying to organize and reorganize until I get a good system down.  We went from a tiny cozy house which was older with a bunch of built-in cabinets and shelves to a little newer home with more floor space which is now empty.

On the plus side my new home has a great gas stove to play with.  Stay tuned for some great recipes.  Thank you all for the patients and faithful reading, I assure you it will be worth the wait when I have a chance to start posting regularly again.

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