Random nonsense around the house…

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It’s a shame chokecherries are bitter and nearly impossible to eat…

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Because our tree is just loaded with them this year.

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But speaking of eating…. when your neighbors start dumping tons of veggies on your doorstep because no one ever grows a few zucchini? Try this:

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Slice, dip in beaten egg, then Italian breadcrumbs, lightly fry in olive oil and serve with lemon herb aioli. Fabulous!

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In other news, the turkeys are still here and my husband is still chasing them.

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I’m laughing because he was about to lose his pants running after them. (Don’t tell him I posted this, I’d never hear the end of it.) And while I normally think the daily chasing is ridiculous as well as fruitless…. you’re not going to out stubborn a wild turkey …. those little bastards have eaten every single one of our blueberries this year. On all 7 bushes! And that means no blueberry pie, no blueberry coffee cake, no pancakes or muffins. Damn their feathered souls!

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I watched the White Sox beat the Yankees on the Field of Dreams the other night. (That’s Kevin Costner in the photo.) I’m an unapologetic sucker for that movie. Never been able to watch it without thinking of my father and crying like a baby.

If I’m ever in Iowa? I am damn sure going to Dyersville and walking through that corn.

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38 thoughts on “Random nonsense around the house…”

  1. Funny how some movies are instant Americana, huh? Anyway, let you husband know that not a turkey in the world can outrun #8 shot. We also have a cherry tree…an African Black Cherry tree, and there is exactly a five minute window where you can pick them and they are sweet. Miss that window, before or after, and you may as well suck on a lemon.

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  2. I watched that game as well, I got choked up because my dad played baseball nearly all his life. He loves the game, and while he’s still around, I remember watching him play with such fervor and enthusiasm. And now he can barely move due to RA. When Kevin Costner came out of the cornfield, I got goosebumps. But when both teams came out as well….I was on the verge of crying.

    So you can’t do anything with Chokecherries? Nothing? I’m amazed because by the picture they look so good. As for the hubs….I won’t say anything….lol.

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  3. It’s a shame that the turkeys don’t want to eat the chokecherrys! Which are pretty trees by the way.
    I love Field Of Dreams as well-it’s a great movie and a great metaphor about a lot of life things.
    The fried zucchini looks delicious.

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  4. Friend, that is one of my all-time favorite movies. We watched the game as well for many reasons. The biggest because my husband is a White Sox fan. However, we too still would’ve watched it otherwise. Chills when they came out of the corn.

    My husband travels to Iowa regularly for work and has been to Dyersville. Do try to make the trip if you can. We’re trying to get my Dad there later this summer.

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