Our woodchucks hibernate from October to April here in Northern Minnesota. They don’t come out on Feb 2 to the below zero weather, they are fast asleep down in the burrows below the frost line. IF we had only six more weeks of winter I would be elated…but for us up here in the land of the FROZEN …winter will be over in about 12 more weeks…give or take a few weeks.
I cleaned out my shampoo/conditioner drawer. Took all the ones that didn’t pass the fragrance test to Savannah. There are only a few shampoos that have no or very little fragrance. Some may smell just fine in the store …yes I lift the caps and get a whiff…but when you use them the fragrance multiplys.
I started making my own bathroom cleaner after normal products were chasing Far Guy out of the house. He cannot tolerate fragrance of any kind….it makes his lungs feel burned and makes it difficult for him to breathe.
In a spray bottle combine the following:
1/4 cup Dawn dishwashing liquid
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup white vinegar
1 1/4 cups of water
Shake and use. It takes care of lime and hard water deposits. It does a good job cleaning and does not have a heavy fragrance….duh it smells like lemon juice and vinegar!
We had an adventure in cooking this week. Far Guy was hungry for Gumbo, so we made Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo. I found a recipe and browned the flour in my cast iron dutch oven. After stiring and stiring over low heat the flour finally got golden brown. I set that aside and then added some olive oil to my pan and threw in chopped green and yellow peppers with a little onion, added some garlic salt, creole seasoning, thyme, chicken broth, spicy hot V8 juice and two cans of diced tomatoes. Then we added the golden flour slowly! Finally I added some cooked diced chicken and raw shrimp…and let it simmer. We ate it over white rice. Far Guy declared it delicious. I will have it again next year. It was frozen in individual servings so he can have it when ever he wants.
Years ago Far Guy cooked some Gumbo. The one with six garlic BULBS and a whole bunch of seafood that even our dog wouldn’t eat. You could smell that gumbo cooking outside of the house and inside the house our eyes watered. It is a cooking adventure we will never forget…although he may want to! The best Gumbo ever was at D and B Gumbo in Gulfport Mississippi….mouth watering good gumbo.
I got the February Flag up.