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KN, p. 251 “2019 TopTen New Posts”

 

 

Many warm thanks to all the Kerrian followers. Readership was up by over 50% in 2019. That’s not a typo. You spread the word and people kept on reading and sharing.

 

The Kerrians’ 2019 was a year of returning to fan favorite topics that focused on how law enforcement officers work, with the result that four of those articles were in the TopTen new articles for the year.

 

Interest continues in the new recipes from the Kerrian Kitchen and we’re delighted that you enjoy them as well! Like I keep saying, we taste-test everything and nobody ever died after eating at our house. 😉

 

Sadly, suicide is on the rise in the USA again and the interest in the article seen here is welcome. It is based on the death of a real family friend. Pass along the information to others, please.

 

Here are your Top Ten favorites from 2019:

(Click on the links and enjoy them again or read them for the very first time.)

 

10: “Greek Salad

 

9:  “Pumpkin Pancakes (GF)

 

8:  “Meatloaf – Comfort Food

 

7:  “Suicide

 

6:  “Where Did They Move the Graves?

 

5:  “Scotland Yard Is Not in Scotland

 

4:  “Do You Want to be an FBI Agent? – Part 2

 

3:  “SWAT Team Experience

 

2:  “Cucumber Slushies

 

1:  “Do You Want to be an FBI Agent? – Part 1

 

 

Keep a lookout for changes at the Kerrian website. Many will be behind the scenes as we make www.kerriansnotebook.com more cellphone friendly.

 

The changes will occur over the next few months and I’ll let you know through the newsletters and on Facebook as soon as they happen.

 

Happy New Year, everyone, and keep those cards, emails, letters, and messages from around the world coming. We read and enjoy them all!   🙂

 

 

 

 

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KN, p. 249 “Happy Thanksgiving to All!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We love to celebrate Thanksgiving in North America. We travel for hours by train, bus, car, and plane to spend the day with relatives and old friends. We jam the phone lines and cell towers with calls and texts to people we won’t get to see face-to-face that day.

 

For some, Thanksgiving is a time to eat out and avoid the challenge of roasting the bird. For others, it’s the highlight of cooking for the year – who can forget Uncle Ernie’s smoked meats (plus a turkey) feast for twenty-six relatives and twelve of the vets from the VFW? It was an honor to chat with the retired men and women that gave so much to keep us free, but were far away from family that day. That was an event to keep in the memory book forever.

 

This year, Sheila busted her knee while working in the garden, and she’s not ready to stand long enough to get the cooking done for a big meal like this. Could I help? Sure, and I always do the prep work and some of the side dishes. BUT, she’s feeling housebound and we’re going to a friend’s house for the day.  We’ll take some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, along with sweet potato pie as our contribution. Good food, great friendships that go way back…what more could we ask?

 

Despite some difficulties with getting the (hurricane related) roof replaced and painting done earlier this year, plus Sheila’s tough injury, we still have lots to say thanks for:

 

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Enough food to eat
  • Enough money to pay the bills
  • A NEW, sound roof over our heads
  • Heat
  • Potable water
  • The freedoms we enjoy
  • The fabulous Kerrian’s Notebook community that now stretches to four continents and keeps growing. We are so grateful to have been able to share the stories with you during the past eight years and hope to share more in the future.

 

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

 

*Photos and recipes by Patti Phillips

 

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KNR, p. 239 “Cucumber Slushies”

 

Our delightful neighbors had a bumper crop of cucumbers and gave us a dozen of the seedless kind. We had to come up with a way to use them quickly, because as far as we knew, cucumbers don’t freeze well. We had cucumber salads, cucumber slices on our sandwiches, and then we made cucumber slushies. The slushies are super easy to make and are a healthy, refreshing summer beverage. We added watermelon for one version. Sooo good. Here’s what we came up with for the recipes. We’ve had a week of slushies and nobody has keeled over yet.

 

But then, nobody has ever died in the Kerrian Kitchen. Honest.  😉

 

Cucumber Slushie

Ingredients (Serves 1)

2 seedless cucumbers, washed, peeled, and sliced into 1/4 inch slices (about two cups)

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup water

Mint leaves for garnish

 

Preparation

Place water into 16 oz blender (or bigger)

Add sea salt and cucumber pieces and pulse until pureed, about 20 seconds.

Pour into glass and garnish with mint leaves.

 

 

 

Cucumber Watermelon Slushie

 

Ingredients (Serves 1)

1 seedless cucumber, washed, peeled, and sliced into 1/4 inch slices (about one cup)

1 cup seedless, cubed watermelon

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup water

1 slice cucumber for garnish

 

Preparation

Place water into 16 oz. blender (or bigger)

Add watermelon, cucumber, and sea salt and pulse until pureed, about 20 seconds.

Pour into glass and garnish with a cucumber slice.

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Click here for Blueberry Smoothie recipes, more great hot weather beverages.

 

 

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