New Local friends, they know the good places


A new friend showed me a walking trail along the lake in Clemson, South Carolina, tucked away and out of sight unless you know where it is! The friends, being local, showed me the way and the easy access entry point, tucked away on a side street, one wouldn’t know it was there unless shown!

Rawrrrrr!!!!!


There it is, I am an admitted Jurassic Park Franchise Junkie, and it adds happy to my heart. As an early birthday gift, my Sweetness treated us out on a date night to see the newest addition the series, Jurassic World Dominion.

Yes, I am even wearing a dinosaur dress with velicoraptor earrings on our date night. I just can’t help myself!!!

American Latino Bail Bonds–A new sponsor!


A new sponsor! This is a first for this American Adventurer and blogger, we now have an official local sponsor!!!! Thank you, Bondsman Jones for your support!!

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Choke Cherry Chicken and Potatoes-one pot dish


3 medium/large chicken breasts (bone in or out, your choice)

1 pound of baby carrots

2 toes of garlic, finely chunked

4 red potatoes, washed and chunked

4 oz of choke cherry preserves

2 tsp Tony S. seasoning blend

1 tablespoon olive oil

Rub olive oil over the bottom of a glass baking dish, dump everything else in, bake for for an hour or so at 350 degrees or until chicken is cooked and potatoes are done. Serves 6

The local critters and joys of my neighborhood


Living near a watershed and Lake Hartwell and Seneca River provides ample opprotunity for critters and the like to wonder into my neighborhood, which is an absolute delight. The flora and fauna is also quite stunning!

Some of these items were seen as I enjoyed a walk around the neighborhood and some things ended up on my porch, willingly to hang out with me! Life is always interesting.

Turkey Chili–one pot to feed a small crew


The ingredients were all already in my house (I grocery shop only twice a month) and are all affordably priced from my local Aldi’s grocery store (except the spice jars, which I got at the local Dollar Tree or at Aldi’s)

1 pound ground turkey, frozen

1 small can of tomato sauce

1 large can of crushed tomatoes

1 can each of chili beans, great nothern beans, black beans (don’t drain)

1 tablespoon each of cumin, chili powder, parsley

Salt and Pepper

2 small purple onions, chopped up

2 jalepenos, chopped up

1 medium green bell pepper, small chunked chopped

Brown the turkey in the pot, add all the fresh vegetables to simmer while the meat finishes to cook.

Add all the spices and canned goods, simmer for 45 minutes to let it all “melt” together.

Can be topped with sour cream, shredded cheddar or my favorite, served with homemade cinnamon rolls

Tuna Steak, New Potatoes, Veggies-A Meal for 2


Again, I chose to shop at Aldi’s and found a great price on Tuna Steaks.

I didn’t include the cost of the spices/seasoning as I already had a can of Tony’s in the cupboard.

1 Tuna Steak

1 Can of green beans (Aldi Brand)

1 can of new potatoes (whole, Aldi Brand)

1 large carrot, peeled and cut into short sticks

1 table spoon of olive oil

Sprinkles of Tony’s.

Simmer Tuna Steak and carrot sticks (same skillet) on low/medium heat, slowly until cooked through.

Warm up green beans and new potatoes in same skillet, season with salt and paper.

Put New potatoes and green beans on the bottom of two bowls, cut tuna steak in half and put half in each bowl, top with sautéed carrot sticks, serve hot.

Feeds Two and is a artisan meal.

One Pot Chicken “Stew”


Yes, another one pot wonder meal to the rescue (and at an affordable price, too!)

I enjoy one pot meals because they are easy to make, affordable, and can simmer without being slaved over. I use easy to find, inexpensive ingredients too so we can all save our pennies for travel, adventures and other hobbies.

2 chicken breasts (2 cans of chunked chicken breast also work, whichever is found on sale)

2 bell peppers (or raw poblanos)

2 cans of red kidney beans (75 cents each at my local Aldi’s)

2 cans of tomatoes (I used the pre seasoned ones with oregano and basil)

2 toes of garlic, salt and pepper

Cook the chicken in a deep pan/skillet, until done, cut into chunks

Chop up garlic and peppers

Open cans of beans and tomatoes, don’t drain, add everything to the chicken pan

Simmer for 30 minutes

Can be served over rice, too, if prefered

Beef Tips & Rice- Veggies-A one pan complete meal


Yes, I am a giant fan of “one pot wonders”, not because I am lazy, I simply like to be efficient with my time and efforts (and honestly, who wants to slave over a hot stove/oven all the time?)

Ingredients:

1 pound of Beef tips/stew meat (the butcher’s discount stuff works great!)

1 medium onion chopped

2 large carrots, chopped chunky

Mixed bell peppers, poblanos, etc. (whatever you have for raw veggies that need to be used up)

1 Cup of white rice, 2 Cups of water

Seasonings/spices of your choice (I had a packet of taco seasoning, so I used that)

Simmer/cook the beef tips/stew meat until cooked thru, add in the chopped veggies, simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Add the rise and water and simmer on medium heat until mixture starts to bubble, turn down to low heat and let finish cooking until rice is soft and all items are al dente.

Serves 4-6.

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Isle of Palms and building Ruins, Sandcastle Style


The state of South Carolina has so many wonderful venues that are easily accessible on a whim!

My Sweetness and I drove down to Charleston to pick up a motorcycle part from a dealership (while he is adventurous and rides a motorbike, I am not that brave. We drove down in a regular vehicle.) Since we were “in the area” hahaha, we drove to the Isle of Palms and enjoyed a good chunk of the day on the beach–thankfully, a regular grocery store wasn’t far off, so we popped in, purchased some bottled water and sunscreen, and off we went!

The Isle of Palms boasts a lovely, clean long beach, an intact pier and a great environment for hanging out, soaking in the sun, and enjoying the splendor of the strand. While I didn’t partake in the other amenities of the area directly, there are plenty available. I simply was enjoying building “ruin” styled sandcastles (I am no castle architect) but we did see dolphins as well!!