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Cape Cod Rockhopper

I have more stories then a camel has fleas

Are you ready for Summer & Salted Carmel Cheesecake Bits

      So are you ready for some summer? Temperatures that are above your age and not below the IQ level (and that is stretching for me). Are you ready for green grass and sandy beaches.? Are you ready for days that have more sunlight than darkness, and the sun actually brings warmth and is not deceiving. I am so looking forward to seeing my deck again, and being able to get to my grill and do some good old grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.

First Car I Drove to the Cape & Scalloped Scallops

      So one of my favorite shows to watch is Wheeler Dealers on Velocity TV. The one guy goes around and tries to find interesting cars that his buddy can fix up and then he resells them for hopefully a profit. I enjoy watching for many reasons, first I am not a motor head, my Dad said there were only two types of people looking at cars, those that open the hood and know what the are looking at and those that open the hood and pray over it, and we were the praying type.

Coping with this Cape Winter & Scalloped Turnips

      Welcome to the land of the ice and snow where the,, oh what the heck first we don't get the midnight suns and there are hot springs flowing, and if we had any they would most likely be frozen right now. Oh what a beautiful morning oh what a beautiful day, I've got a funny feeling snow i-s coming our way, surprise! I just hear that the St Patrick's day parade is just 3 weeks away here on Cape Cod and I have to tell you the first thing that went through my mind was I wonder if the snow will be melted by then.

A So What Blog ? & Two For One Shots

      Well do you have spring fever yet, or is it cabin or cottage fever. I would give just about anything associated with a something or better yet someplace warmer right now. I don't mind the snow but this is starting to push even my snow fantasy. So what to talk about this week? How bad drivers are in this area in snow and folks that are scared of the weather how they should just stay inside. I think of it more like tourist training season.

Blizzard Week 2015 & Scandinavian Almond Bars

      Well, I was wondering what to write about this week when all of a sudden this latest snow bomb is dropped on us. But I started thinking and remembered that I did a big storm blog a couple years ago. But with a blast this big I had to take a moment and recognize its blast on us. The only other storm that I have been in that come close to this one was the Blizzard of 78 when I lived back in Ohio. The difference here is the steady high wind speeds for the duration of the storm and of course the aftermath damage of the high tides and the erosion issues that go with it.

Getting Cabin Fever & Sauteed Garlic Shrimp

      Welcome to a winter seems never to end, all cold and no snow. Now don't get me wrong I am not unhappy with the fact that we have not had to deal with a lot of snow, and I like snow but it's the bitter cold that I can't stand and the number it does on my heating bills, thank you very much NStar and you nice little hike in rates. Anyway I would much prefer temps a little warmer and a lot of snow than no snow and colder temperatures.

Cape Winter & Peas and Water Chestnut Casserole

      This the season to the jolly right. No need to fa-la-la-la-la about it. Left hand turns, anytime of the day. You an actually get into a restaurant without a wait, or making a reservation. You can even pull into the parking lot at Christmas Tree Shop and find a parking place at both Hyannis and Orleans. And believe it or not you can actually get in and out of the rotary at airport without much trouble. Ok so some stores and restaurants and are closed, and a few more for January and part of February.

New Year and More Fun & 2-4-1 Shots

      Well another year has come and gone and now is time to be looking forward to new beginnings in the new year. This past year was a good year for the most part and the parts that where not, well we will just leave them to go out with the tide. Things to come this year start with being out of the house more, need to stop being a hermit and tied to that darn work computer so much. But like most, bills still need paid and I haven't found that money tree growing in my yard anywhere yet.

Year in Review and a Look Forward & Cheese Ball Appetizer

      Well another calendar year down and not that bad of a year. Had a some ups and had some downs, but isn't that life in general, and if we can come out with a few more ups than downs than it can be a pretty decent year. It started out with my son and one of us best buddies com in March and spend his last Spring break with his mother and I here. But talk about cold, It was as bitter as could be, especially when I took them up to P'town with wind gusts in the 30s and 40mph range.

Merry Christmas & Holiday Jello

      As last night was Christmas Eve services and today is Christmas I am not going to do much but give you a recipe. I am spending this time with family and all I will do is wish you a happy holidays. To my Jewish friends I hope that your Hanukkah was awesome, to those who celebrate Boxing Day in Canada, have a great day, to those who celebrate Kwanza many happy wishes to you. And to anyone else just a joyous Noel, and we will be back on next week for the last of the 2014. Have a great week.

      This weeks recipe: Holiday Jello