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Thursday Recipe : Pork Roast & Mustard Greens

Thursday is my Food Find Day- Why Food Fine ?

We are foodies in this house. My husband grew up in a family restaurant helping out from an early age, I was raised in a family that loves food and enjoy family time around the table. This is my day to share what I’ ” am cooking at home and what we find out on the roads in Louisiana. Check Out my Food blog    ( My Recipe Box ) for great recipes-

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Today’s Meal




Pork Roast with smothered Mustard Greens with Tasso

My Pork Roast was seared and placed in a pan with Trinity ( onion,green pepper & celery) on the bottom with small amount of liquid -covered and cooked until done. 

Mustard Greens –

Everyone has a family recipe in the South – so these are just a few suggestion-

Mustard Greens are best out of the garden or from the farmers market . If you can find them they need to be cleaned and torn to small pieces,  Lisa

      Southern Styles-
  1. Combine onions, ham hocks, and garlic in a stockpot; add chicken broth. Cook mixture over medium heat until meat is falling off the bone, about 2 hours.
  2. Stir collard greens, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper into the broth mixture; cook until greens have reached desired tenderness, about 2 more hours.

Quicker Southern Recipe-

Add the chicken broth, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, until the greens are very tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve with hot sauce on the side.

Frozen Mustard greens – these are already cleaned and in small pieces .

Okay – if you don’t have that much time – I  saute Trinity and Tasso ( pork)  until soft –  Add  frozen Green and wilt – Add stock and seasoning and cook done until soft . Add butter and a splash of vinager at the end.

* No Tasso – you can use ham, ham bone or bacon. 


Sunday Plans * September


September is Here. And this Sunday is another Hot & Sunny Day. Perfect for a Holiday 3 Day Weekend. Everyone here is cleaning up and drying out from Harvey’s rain.

September means Football in Louisiana. Our teams won last night – if you keep up with that. We are not big fans but my extended family is. It’s hard to get in the mood with Hot temperatures  outside but I hated it in Snow too. That’s why If we watch it at home in comfort.


This week plan for 9/4- 9/8

  • Labor day Holiday
  • Blog Updates
  • DIY  Crafts
  • Summer recipes /picnic fun
  • Fall Festivals fun


Have a Safe & Happy Week. September means fall ,crafts and books.  Lisa

Louisiana * Fall Festival Season

Hello September! Hello Sunshine !



We made it through another Hurricane  without damages -so we are blessed. And the Sun is shining. In September in Louisiana thew weather is -wet ,leaves falling and only a small change of temperature happening usually at night.  Perfect time for SEC football and fall festival time. Come visit – Lisa


What;s Happening in September?


Morgan City, LA – Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2017. …

82nd Annual Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

Lawrence Park, Berwick Bay & under the bridge

Downtown Historic District Morgan City, LA 70380

Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Cajun CoastA 5-day extravaganza paying tribute to two, time-honored industries, features great food, continuous free live music, arts & crafts, children’s activities, and traditional events, such as the blessing of the fleet and boat parade.


Sugar Cane Festival – New Iberia, LA – Sep 20 to Sep 24, 2017
Annual event for 70+ years hosted by the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Association.

New Orleans Horror Film Festival – New Orleans, LA – Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2017
The NOHFF is held in the French Quarter at the Inn on Bourbon Hotel.

Alligator Festival – St. Charles Parish (Luling), LA – Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
Music, food, arts & crafts, golf tournament, 5K race and 1/2 mile kids run. Held at West Bank Bridge Park, it is a fundraiser for The Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish.

Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship Festival – Gonzales, LA – Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2017
A combination of hot air balloons, music, food and entertainment at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. Admission is $2 for adults, free for kids 12 and under.

Crock Pot * Meat Loaf

Thursday Food Find – Crock pot Meat loaf

As a Mom and an on line home schooling mom -Time is a big factor. And my Crock Pot is an essential tool in my life. This is my  3rd crock pot and has some fancy buttons but being able to fix a meal and forget it for a while is a great thing.


Today – item is Meat loaf. Invented by thrifty housewives during the Great Depression this classic can be made in a slow cooker.

  • Ground meat
  • 2 eggs
  • Seasoning- green pepper,onion,celery chopped fine.
  • Enough bread crumbs to make it come together to form loaf
  • Salt,pepper.creole seasoning blend
  • Form to Loaf – and place in a crock pot.
  • On top of meatloaf -place an indention. Run BBQ sauce and then ketchup on top.
  • Cook on Low – 6 to 8 hours until done.

I serve with Mashed potatoes or Macaroni cheese  and greens.

  • Make Extra large  meatloaf so you can have sandwiches the next day.  Yum!


Saturday – Celebrating Vinyl Record Day

Happy August 12th – And Today i am celebrating! 



August 12th



In Honor of National Vinyl Record day!   



I am celebrating one of the top selling albums of August. And Yes its a favorite and Yes I might still have a copy. And Yes – i am  that old. (LOL)

Actually my Mom was the big vinyl fan -she had a ton and was a Big Elvis Fan in the day. And No i am not named after her – i am named after a soap opera character.

Let’s Celebrate this day by enjoying some music – if it be vinyl or on the computer in honor of the holiday.  And Yes – I will be playing Rumors!




Need to Buy some -The Vinyl Store @ Barnes& Nobles Buy Vinyl Records


 Favorite Music?  What do you listen to it on? Do you own vinyl?


Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day –


My Dad & I –   Thanks Dad !

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. The tradition was said to be started from a memorial service held for a large group of men who died in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in 1907.[1] It was first proposed by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington in 1909.[2] It is currently celebrated in the United States annually on the third Sunday in June    history of fathers day

Wedding Doodle # 18





Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe-

Happy National Blueberry CheeseCake Day ! 


  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
     4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened
     3/4 cup sugar
  •  2 cups frozen blueberries, thawed, drained
    1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
    1 tsp. lemon zest
  • Directions 

    • Line 13×9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Mix graham crumbs, butter and 2 Tbsp. sugar; press onto bottom of prepared pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
    • Beat Neufchatel and 3/4 cup sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add blueberries; mix well. Stir in 2 cups COOL WHIP and lemon zest. Spoon over crust.
    • Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Serve topped with remaining COOL WHI2 cups frozen blueberries, thawed, drained