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Oh, hai.

It’s been a while, eh? In a way, that’s great because it means I’ve been Living, not sitting around bored! At the same time, I never stop writing inside my head. Lately, though, SO MUCH has been going on that I would need a few months to write about it all, a post at a time! Good news for me on that front is, i just discovered the WordPress app! I find it much easier to navigate than the website, and it means i can take my blogging along with me much easier than before! Yay! (This is my first post using it!)

Taking into account that inspiration strikes me at random and rather slowly, as a certain friend and partner-in-literary-crime of mine can attest, it could take a whole year! Instead, I offer the short version; a string of my random thoughts about each significant event recently, culminating, as always, with a recipe of deliciousness! I don’t really understand Twitter (what is it, like Instant Messaging with the whole world?) but if I had an account, the last few weeks might have looked like this…..

TWO Alice in Wonderland birthday parties!!! Tea (of course!), gorgeous cakes, delicious Chinese foods (some recipes coming soon!) I cooked! It’s what I like to do!
(Note: If my future husband is reading this, just because I Like to cook doesn’t mean I always cook on my birthday. Do you like to cook? I’d love to let you! 🙂 I approve of restaurants, too!)

Here’s some decorations I painted for one of the parties…



Trip to the Gem Fair resulted in purchase of a pretty thing I can’t show now (it’s a Christmas gift!), and some cute little bottles with corks! It is a beautiful place to visit, very shiny.
Another message for my future husband: Good news for your pocketbook! After wandering around a huge showroom of jewelry, I find I have absolutely no desire to possess most of it. Engagement ring, wedding band, done. Unless, of course, you Like jewelry, in which case I can endeavor to change my attitude…

Christmas! Christmas projects! So many fun things to do! So many secrets! Shhh!!!

Christmas concerts! Interpreting Christmas songs is so fun! God blessed me with good health for all three performances, and a perfect song order that gave me breaks in just the right places. NCU’s choir sounded amazing, and it was really great to be involved! Got to meet some neat people, too.

Have you noticed how many people are having babies right now? I, personally, know 6 people who have had a baby in the last couple of months, or are about to have one! Too bad none of them live close to me! Not enough nearby babies to hold!
I love babies.

There were no babies at our family Thanksgiving this year. But there was gluten free green bean casserole. It could have been dairy free, had I taken the time to make the soup myself. There was a lot of other yummy food too, but green bean casserole is what’s on the menu for today! Here we go!

Gluten free Green Bean Casserole

Green beans, frozen, fresh, or canned
2 boxes of Pacific’s gluten free cream of mushroom soup
A splash of milk
2 onions
1 cup gluten free flour (I used brown rice flour)
Cayenne pepper (optional)
Oil for frying (I used Grapeseed Oil)

First, make the fried onion topping. Slice your onions in whatever way you like best. Put the cup of flour and the sliced onions into a large zip top baggie. Add a dash of salt, and a pinch of black pepper or cayenne pepper. Shake it up! Then heat your oil to around 350 degrees. Fry the onions in batches, and remove them to a drying rack or paper towels. Sprinkle with salt while still hot. Try not to eat them all…

If your beans are frozen, I recommend thawing them first!
In a 13 x 9″ baking pan, mix as many green beans as will fit with the two boxes of mushroom soup. Thin the soup with a little milk if you need to. Sprinkle the fried onions on top, then bake at 350 until the whole casserole is hot and bubbly (at least 20 minutes).



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