Thursday, September 24, 2015

Celebrate Nature and Nation with FREE National Park Admission

This Saturday, September 26th is National Public Lands Day and is the day to visit your local National Park - for FREE!

Go HERE to see which parks are participating and then go out on Saturday and celebrate our great Nation and Nature.

*The next date (and final one for 2015) is November 11th, Veterans Day. 

Yosemite photos 
courtesy of

**article first posted  at Centsable Couponing

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Extra Eggs Recipes - Chile Rellano Casserole

As many of you know, I have chickens. LOTS of chickens. One of the bonuses and sometimes quandaries, that goes along with this is LOTS of eggs! I have been developing quite the collection of egg-heavy recipes to help use up these lovely little presents I'm gifted with daily. This is one of my (and Mr MoonCat's) favorites. We pretty much eat this once a week when the girls are laying in abundance. Enjoy.

Chile Rellano Casserole

1/2 pound hamburger
1/2 pound ground sausage
1 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (40z) whole green chilies, drained, seeded and divided
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6-8 large eggs
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper
½ tsp Cumin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

In a large skillet cook the sausage & hamburger together. Once browned, add the onion and garlic in with the meat. Once onion is soft, drain the fat from the skillet and mix in salt, pepper and cumin. 

Line a deep 13″x9″ baking dish with chilies split in half, save the remaining chiles for later; top with 2 cups cheese. Layer in the meat and top with remaining chilies, chopped up; set aside. 

Beat eggs with flour until smooth. Blend in milk. Pour mixture over meat in the casserole dish. 

Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes until center is done. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese on top. 

Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Makes 6-8 servings.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday Selection

Image courtesy of Keattikorn at

Nothing Gold Can Stay 
by Robert Frost 

Nature's first green is gold, 
Her hardest hue to hold. 
Her early leaf's a flower; 
But only so an hour. 
Then leaf subsides to leaf. 
So Eden sank to grief, 
So dawn goes down to day. 
Nothing gold can stay.

Friday, September 11, 2015

9-11 Never Forget

Our lives will never be the same after this fateful day. Please take a moment to remember the victims and their families, the heroes and the unity felt across our great nation in the aftermath.  We need to find that unity again before it is too late.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Longmire is Back! Season 4 is Available on Netflix NOW!

There is a lot of happy dancing going on around this place tonight. One of our all-time favorite TV series is back! Longmire's long awaited Season 4 is available TODAY on Netflix.

Hubby and I did a marathon viewing of the first 3 episodes last year when we finally got internet service that would stream Netflix. We were hooked on the series after the very first episode, only to find that it had been cancelled.  What the heck is wrong with the idiots at A & E? (This isn't the only series we love that they have cancelled..)

Anyways, Netflix to the rescue! They were smart enough to see the absolute obsessed cult following this show has and did some negotiating to order the 4th season. Whoo hoo, yay Netflix! So today is the day, we are finally getting to have another fix of one our favorite cowboy lawmen and his trusty sidekicks. We are re-watching the last episode of season 3 first to reacquaint ourselves with the happenings and then we're good to go. It's going to be a late night here. Pop that popcorn hubby.