‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ 🥶


It’s cold in Mississippi — I realize my friends in more northern states would laugh their heads off at our definition of cold, but I’m cold! 🥶

This is one of my FAVORITE soups! I could eat this year-round, but it is particularly wonderful in the winter.❄️

HAMBURGER VEGGIE SOUP 🍲

*1 jar of tomatoes (my mom cans fresh tomatoes from the garden each summer and I receive all of the benefits – for this recipe, I use one jar.)

*1 small package of ground round, browned and the grease drained

*1 pint frozen fresh lima beans (butterbeans – again my mom freezes fresh limas in the summer)

*1 pint frozen fresh corn

*1 Tablespoon sugar (optional)

When my mom makes this, she adds a lot of extras, like okra and hot sauce. She likes it spicy. I like it a little more plain. I brown the ground round hamburger meat in a cast iron skillet and drain any excess grease. On top of the cooked hamburger meat, I pour in the tomatoes and limas and let them cook on the stove for about 20 minutes. The limas should be defrosted and cooked by this point. Usually, I add a little sugar to take away the tartness of the tomatoes. Then I add the frozen corn kernels and cook an additional 10 minutes on the stove.

It is a quick and easy – reasonably healthy – meal. It is also GREAT with a few grilled cheese sandwiches if you are so inclined!

Enjoy and stay warm!

Tuesday Tip: Staying hydrated


And, I’m back again today! I know this is making me better, but it is a good day to snuggle under the covers! BTW, hear is my #TUESDAYTIP : Of you know you are going to have to give blood at a doctor’s visit, be sure to load up on the H2O the day before and leading up to the appointment. The water makes you more hydrated and that plumps up your veins. I have tiny veins that are hard to find. Drinking water saved me from a lot of digging!😫 I hate that!

Going crazy?😜


#Chemo day! No new meds, just not taking that one I was having a reaction to, so a shorter day on #ChemoMonday! So, some good news!  We go Thursday to to a variety of tests and talk more about #chemoembolisms. Two more #chemoembos to go! This should kill those #tumors! I am so ready to get that going! We both deeply appreciate all of y’all’s prayers. I means more to us than you will ever know! Much love! #Godisgood

And when he is not sleeping in the chemo room with me, Pepper is still singing and dancing! Lord help us all! I thought now that #HeeHaw is off the air, the singing would slow down, but he proves to me daily that he doesn’t need that inspiration! 😜 Remind me again of the signs that you might be going crazy?

#ihatecancer, #ihatecancer💔, #cancer, #cancercare

Perfect for a cold winter’s day❄️


My mother-in-law made my favorite #potatosoup! 😋 It is PERFECT for cold, rainy #winter days! Pepper piles on the #cornbread or crackers, but not me! It is PERFECT as is! YUM! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

CREAMY POTATO SOUP
4 cups of peeled, cubed potatoes
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
2 cups of water
2 teaspoons of salt
1 cup of milk
1 cup of whipping cream
3 tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons parsley flakes
1/8 to ¼ teaspoon of pepper

Combine potatoes, celery, onion, water and salt in a large soup pot. Simmer covered for about 20 minutes or until the veggies are tender. Stir in remaining ingredients, return to heat and cook until thoroughly heated. Makes about 7 cups.