Friday, May 29, 2015

When I Think of Bisquick

When I think of Bisquick,
I think of my Granny.
She always had box of Bisquick on the shelf.
Bisquick was one of those things that was supposed to save time
for the "modern" housewife back in 1931! 

Impossible Pie

The Impossible Pie is still one of my favorite things.
So quick and easy.

The one I make the most is Spinach and Feta.
This time I added some fresh, thinly sliced home grown tomatoes to the pie,
right on top of the spinach, cheese and onions. 
I make some minor changes -- mostly to taste -- all the time.
This is the original recipe.

Spinach and Feta Impossible Pie

1 package (12 ounces) frozen chopped spinach thawed 
and squeezed to drain

1/2 cup feta cheese

4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4cup)

1/2 cup Bisquick Original or Fat Free

2/3 cup  milk

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 eggs

1. Heat oven to 400. Grease pie plate. 
Mix spinach, cheese and onion in pie plate.

2. Stir remaining ingredients until blended.
Pour into pie plate.

3.  Bake 30 - 35 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Quick and easy. 

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Through These Doors

Through These Doors
you will find the new gorilla habitat
in the African Forest at the Houston Zoo.

Entry Into The Main Room of the Gorilla Habitat

You enter the main room.
 Walls with art.

Art Collage

Walls with glass overlooking the exhibit
where the gorillas and red river hogs live.
The Houston Zoo's gorillas
are all western lowland gorillas.
All of them were born and raised in American zoos.

The Red River hogs are named for their striking red hair 
and their ability to wade and swim in rivers.
The long white tufts on the tips of their ears are called tassels.

Gorilla and Red River Hogs

You will also find pictures that tell the story of the gorillas
along with descriptions of all of them.

Chaka and Mike

And on this special day,
part of the welcoming committee,
a little human dressed like a chimp.

Hooman ???!!!

You can read more about the
Gorillas at the Houston Zoo here.

Collage Gorilla Habitat

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Thank you to the hosts of:

Camera Critters

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Index Card A Day

It's almost that time again.
Time to get out the index cards and participate
in the index card a day (ICAD) challenge over at Daisy Yellow.
The action starts on June 1.
Why don't you join us?
You can find more information here.

Here are a few ICADs that I made last year:

My Lady

Cats Pajamas

Live Long and Prosper (Pawsper)

Come play with us!

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Saturday, May 9, 2015


Mina has been feeling picked on lately.
She always seems to be in the middle of things.
Even her kitty siblings have given her a piece of their mind.
Hiss Hiss and More Hiss!

So I decided she should have a post all to herself.
Poor little tyke!

Mina Collage


Tea Time with Mina

Careful there!
There is no catnip in that tea!

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Thanks to the hosts of:

Camera Critters

Thursday, May 7, 2015

I Almost Cried

I was so excited.
One of the vendors at the Farmer's Market said they had peaches.
I started dreaming of peach pie,
peach smoothies,
I could hardly wait for Saturday to come around.

They weren't there!
No peaches!
I almost cried.

Yesterday I had to go to Fresh Market to pick up a few things.
It was also cleaning day, so I thought I might pick up a sandwich --
cleaning day means no cooking day.

What did I find?
They were a little small and hard, but boy did they smell good.
So I got a few ... 


And this morning I had the first smoothie of the peach season.


Wishing YOU well and much joy.

Thanks to Kim for hosting:
Little by Little

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Happiness Is

Can A Day Be Wasted If One Has Made Another Smile?

"Happiness is the main object of our aspirations, whatever 
name we give to it: fulfillment, deep satisfaction, serenity, accomplishment,
wisdom, fortune, joy or inner peace, and however we try to seek it: creativity,
justice, altruism, striving, completion of a plan or a piece of work."
~ Matthew Ricard

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Metta Meditation

If you've been visiting Twisty Lane for any length of time,
you know I always wish YOU well and much joy.
It is part of my Metta Prayer and meditation
to wish myself, those I love and all those living on this earth
a good day!

Every now and then I receive something in my email or 
I find something on FaceBook that I think is worth sharing.

May has 31 days and here are 31 daily aspirations to guide your
Metta meditation practice for the month.
Open your heart and join me!

Let The Light Shine

1. May I be safe.
May I feel secure and grounded. May I feel a sense of belonging to the Earth. May I know who I am.

2. May I be happy.
May I be joyful. May I be content. May I live with bliss.

3. May I be healthy.
May my body be strong. May my mind be balanced. May I exude well-being.

4. May I be peaceful.
May I be calm. May I be patient. May I be loving.

5. May I live with ease.
May I relax. May I let go. May I just be.

6. May I be free.
May I be free from suffering. May I be free to be me. May I be liberated.

7. May you be safe, happy, healthy, peaceful and free.
Visualize a loved one and repeat each phrase to them in your mind’s eye.

8. May you be safe, happy, healthy, peaceful and free.
Visualize a neutral person whom you do not have strong feelings about and repeat each phrase to that person.

9. May you be safe, happy, healthy, peaceful and free.
Visualize a difficult person, someone with whom you are having a conflict, or even an “enemy,” and say the phrases to them. (This one may take a while before you can actually do it!)

10. May we be safe, happy, healthy, peaceful and free.
Repeat the wishes, visualizing yourself together with all your loved ones.

11. May we be safe, happy, healthy, peaceful and free.
Visualize yourself and your wider community.

12. May you be safe, happy, healthy, peaceful and free.
Visualize the light of your metta reaching out to shine upon all beings on Earth.
The remaining aspirations are wishes for all beings, including ourselves.

13. May all beings be safe.

14. May all beings be happy.

15. May all beings be healthy.

16. May all beings be peaceful.

17. May all beings be free.

18. May all beings feel strong & supported.

19. May all beings be loved & cared for.

20. May all beings breathe & relax.

21. May all beings go with the flow.

22. May all beings express our unique power.

23. May all beings open our hearts.

24. May all beings listen.

25. May all beings imagine.

26. May all beings connect with our intuition.

27. May all beings connect with our divine nature.

28. May we all love.

29. May we all share.

30. May we all serve.

31. May we all unite in peace and harmony.

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

And, before I forget, since this is May 4th --
May the Fourth be with you!