Tag Archives: Arizona

NOLA BOY – Magician

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Modern Day Chuckwagon

Believe it or not, this bakery on the outskirts of town was a going concern at the time. Whilst set up to take these photos, several people emerged from the building. I did not investigate the contents of the bakery, … Continue reading

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Chubby Cheekers

It’s been a long, hard, uphill slog, but NOLA Boy is now eating everything in sight – just like old times. He has gained back at least 15 pounds from the nadir a few weeks ago. Now that his mouth … Continue reading

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Mildred Pierce – Chicken and Waffles

There are two movies called “Mildred Pierce”. The original one in 1945 starred Joan Crawford, and the later one in 2011 starred Kate Winslet. We saw the Winslet 2011 version as a mini-series, and so tracked down and watched the … Continue reading

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Celebration Breakfast

It’s been a whole week since the surgery, and NOLA Boy is doing well.  That week has been spent eating and sleeping, but that’s what a body needs to heal. His appetite has improved daily.  The above repast, and a … Continue reading

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A Stitch in Time

General anesthesia is always worrisome, but he sailed through it – once again – with only minor problems.  The nurses told me that he wanted to get up to sweep the floor as soon as he came the slightest bit … Continue reading

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A Quick Bread Post

  Taking a bit of a break this week to talk briefly about bread.  Small note at the end about NOLA Boy. I’m still having no luck in getting my sourdough bread mojo back, but I did manage this more … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Goes for a “Hike”

The beautiful Arizona blue sky made going for a walk practically mandatory, so off we toddled. First half was downhill, but then . . . getting home required going uphill.  This bench was in just the right place to rest … Continue reading

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Down by the River

It was in the mid-70’s here today, and the sunshine was glorious – AND – the moon was coming up.  Time to grab the cameras and trundle down to the river to do some shutter snapping in that gorgeous late-afternoon … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy is Eating Us Out of House and Home

Just a quick update to celebrate NOLA Boy’s gain of two pounds in only ten days. Here we have a typical lunch these days.  He actually consumed this bowl of home made soup sprinkled with pizza topping cheese, a salad … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Meets Ciabatta Bread

French Toast is always welcomed by NOLA Boy.  It’s in his DNA, I think.   To that end, when we went up to Tucson last week for a medical appointment, we got a take-out lunch from Beyond Bread, our favorite … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Gets a Day Job

His job?  To stay alive and to thrive!!! And he’s doing an admirable job of both!

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NOLA Boy and the Owl

Just before Christmas the helicopter was flying NOLA Boy to the hospital in Tucson.  In two weeks, I got him back.  Another two and a half weeks, and the miracle boy is fresh out of the shower that he managed … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Eats Everything in Sight

Can you believe this guy?  Where does he get the inner strength? This is some Green Chile Stew that I had frozen a while ago.  I made a supplemental sauce with sour cream, half and half and some  Red Thai … Continue reading

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Hitting the Wall

  This is NOLA Boy in 2006 in Washington State.  It is one of my favorite pictures of him because it captures the incredible sweetness of this wonderful man. As many of you know, he has hit a wall of … Continue reading

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Peek-A-Boo

This is just a silly post to show you a picture that always makes me giggle.  It was taken in February of 2014 over in Tombstone.  There are a million captions that could go with it.  I’ve thought of dozens … Continue reading

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Store Bought Pizza

The aisles, especially the frozen food ones, in the grocery store are becoming more and more saturated with boxed meals.  I am aghast at the prices and the small weight of the actual food that is in those enormous packages. … Continue reading

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Less Meat, More Protein

Not sure if it is true with all ladies, but I have found for myself, and from speaking with others, that even modest portions of animal flesh protein are becoming less and less appealing. There are so many options with … Continue reading

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Das Ist So Gut – Stroopwafel

I guess I am just giddy with the success of being able to retro myself back into Classic Mode (with the expert assistance from Ronit Penso)!  Be sure to go see her Cranberry and Blueberry Crisp today!  Exquisite !! So … Continue reading

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French Thyme Pork Loin

Thanks to Ronit Penso at Tasty Eats for providing the explicit directions for my tired old brain to get back to the Classic Mode format.   Can’t you just imagine the flavor in this gravy?  It was positively heavenly!  I … Continue reading

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