Friday, January 10, 2014

Baked Cheese & Broccoli Patties

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic - minced
1/2 onion - chopped
1 (12 ounce) bag frozen broccoli - defrosted
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
2 eggs - beaten salt/pepper

preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat, add in the garlic and onions. Season with salt/pepper to taste. Sauté until onions are garlic are tender, set aside to cool. Add the broccoli to a kitchen towel. Wrap the towel around the broccoli and squeeze out the extra moisture. Pour the drained broccoli into a large bowl, add the onion and garlic and mix gently. To the same bowl, add the panko, the cheeses, eggs, and salt/pepper to taste. Mix together and form into patties, place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip and bake for another 15 minutes or until browned and crispy.

yields: 8 broccoli patties

Friday, January 3, 2014

See Miracles In Life Everyday-Smile

                                                                  Keep on smilin' through the rain, laughin' at the pain
                                                         Just flowin' with the changes, till the sun comes out again
                                                             Keep on smilin' through the rain, laughin at the pain
                                                             Just flowin' with the changes, and singin' this refrain

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Greene Family Christmas 2013

My precious children, great presents, yummy food, and naughty cats. The best part of the day was spending time with my dad. I know he was missing my mom something terrible...we all were. But he made us laugh, and made the day extra special. We are abundantly blessed. Thank you Lord!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

THIS is what a bad girl looks like!

What a crazy morning! I had just bragged how the kitten has left the tree alone. Well, I woke up to quite a commotion. Our 4 month old kitten, Lily had a strand of Christmas lights wrapped tightly around her leg. She was struggling, and screaming. She was also biting the cord and no doubt getting shocked since the lights were on and the outlet was behind the tree. Stephen was trying his best get her out of it. Finally, I called for Shelby. I thought since Lily is her baby... she would be able to get her to calm down. She tried and tried and finally she just knew she would have to endure the biting and scratching to free Lily...and she did. Shelby's hands, fingers, and arms are a shredded bloody mess....and yet the whole time we were trying to get the bleeding to stop, and butterfly bandages on... she was wanting someone to bring Lily to her so she could comfort her. Lily endured a few cuts and scrapes as well. Everyone will recover and hopefully... she will stay away from the Christmas tree!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

One year ago today

Mom left us one year ago today. Not a day passes that I don't think about her. Sometimes I forget and grab the phone to tell her about my day. Sometimes... I dial her number so I can listen to her voice mail message....just to hear her voice. Nothing is the same since she went home. She was the glue that held us all together. I love and miss you mom...and I always will.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Rest in peace precious boy

Shadow August 2, 2000 - November 29, 2013
We have lost a dear member of our family....and we are heartbroken. Our little 12 year old shih tzu is lost and keeps trying to find him. She is blind, and many times Shadow would guide her. Shadow was as close to perfect as you can get. He was a cuddle bug, funny, playful and loyal. He never met a stranger. He loved to play ball and in the sprinkler. He loved his stuffed duck and literally sucked on it as he would fall asleep. We have been through this hurt many times over the years. Each time we swear we will never put ourselves through the pain of loss again. But I know that is not true. All the joy he brought to our home outweighs the hurt we are feeling. We will focus on the precious time we were blessed with.
Grief is the price we pay for love.