Bucket List Photo Challenge: Day 173.

Day 173 of my Bucket List Photo Challenge!

You get a collection of photos today!

One of my absolute most favorite things about summertime are salads— not just lettuce salads, but salads like broccoli salad, pasta salad, potato salad, bean salad, you-get-the-damn-picture salad.

I made one yesterday that is out of this world, as a kick-off to summertime!

Here is what you need:

1 Package of Spaghetti

1 Pound Package of Bacon

2 Cups Spinach, chopped

2 Cups Mushrooms, chopped

2 Cups Tomatoes, chopped

1/2 Cup Red Onion, chopped

1 Cup Ranch Dressing

1 Cup Parmesan Cheese

Dry Italian Seasoning

Nuts of your preference (or sunflower seeds, because I’m a cheap ass)

Cook the bacon until crispy. Let it cool and then crumble it. In the leftover bacon grease, cook your onion, mushroom, spinach and tomatoes until caramelized with a heavy sprinkling of italian seasoning on top. Dump this mixture into a large mixing bowl with your crumbled bacon. Add your cooked spaghetti. Stir. Add ranch. Stir some more. Add parmesan. Stir again. Chill overnight. Top with nuts prior to serving. You may want to add more ranch dressing, depending on how much liquid your veggies produced while cooking.

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The funny thing is? These summertime dishes are called salads. But they’re not really salads and they sure as hell aren’t healthy. We need to come up with a new name.

Let’s call this photo SUMMERTIME and knock that word off the list!

Here is the complete list for the month of June:

  • Sky
  • Handwriting
  • Skyline
  • Cheese
  • Shadow
  • Early
  • Summertime
  • Bedhead
  • Water
  • Silly
  • Toy
  • Event
  • Tiny
  • Event
  • Hot
  • Totally
  • Out
  • Imperfect
  • Thinking
  • Books
  • Decorate
  • Angle
  • Door
  • View
  • Soft
  • Shopping
  • Citrus
  • Sunny
  • Self
  • Shoes
  • Home

June Word List

Remember, let me know here if you’re doing a Bucket List Photo Challenge in 2013. And upload your photo to Twitter using #BucketListPhotoChallenge

Please let me know if you’re participating so I can give you a shout-out here!

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1. Go pick up a copy of Pete the Popcorn at Amazon! Pete the Popcorn was our first book, nationally recognized as a perfectly subtle anti-bullying message for youngsters. You can LIKE Pete on Facebook by visiting www.Facebook.com/PeteThePopcorn. And you’ll find all sortz of information like videos, photos and school visit PDF files at www.PeteThePopcorn.com.

2. Support the worldwide marketing push for our brand new book, First Photo of The Royal Baby! This cute story contains an important lesson for children: a simple smile breaks all language barriers. The book is our opportunity to spread our messages to a new worldwide audience— and it can happen with your help! Visit the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RoyalBabyPhoto.

3. Treat yourself to our popular book Casey and Callie Cupcake! This Frosted Fable About Being Fantastic Just The Way You Are teaches children to accept themselves and their friends for the person they are on the inside! Keep track of our new cupcake book offerings on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CupcakeBook!

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Bucket List Photo Challenge: Day 171.

Day 171 of my Bucket List Photo Challenge!

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I’ve been trying to incorporate juice into my lifestyle. Usually, at least once a day, I’ll have a green juice of spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, apple, lemon and ginger.

But last night I was feeling testy. So I juiced up some citrus and added a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ called Tequila. Or, as my drunken friend Karen calls it, “takillya.”

Recipe: one orange, two limes, one Granny Smith apple… and three shots of tequila. Perfect AppleRita. Did I just coin something?

 

Let’s call this photo CITRUS and knock that word off the list!

Here is the complete list for the month of June:

  • Sky
  • Handwriting
  • Skyline
  • Cheese
  • Shadow
  • Early
  • Summertime
  • Bedhead
  • Water
  • Silly
  • Toy
  • Event
  • Tiny
  • Event
  • Hot
  • Totally
  • Out
  • Imperfect
  • Thinking
  • Books
  • Decorate
  • Angle
  • Door
  • View
  • Soft
  • Shopping
  • Citrus
  • Sunny
  • Self
  • Shoes
  • Home

June Word List

Remember, let me know here if you’re doing a Bucket List Photo Challenge in 2013. And upload your photo to Twitter using #BucketListPhotoChallenge

Please let me know if you’re participating so I can give you a shout-out here!

Thanks for visiting this blog! As you see, it is not supported by advertising. If you would like to personally support this blog and its authors, here is what you can do:

1. Go pick up a copy of Pete the Popcorn at Amazon! Pete the Popcorn was our first book, nationally recognized as a perfectly subtle anti-bullying message for youngsters. You can LIKE Pete on Facebook by visiting www.Facebook.com/PeteThePopcorn. And you’ll find all sortz of information like videos, photos and school visit PDF files at www.PeteThePopcorn.com.

2. Support the worldwide marketing push for our brand new book, First Photo of The Royal Baby! This cute story contains an important lesson for children: a simple smile breaks all language barriers. The book is our opportunity to spread our messages to a new worldwide audience— and it can happen with your help! Visit the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RoyalBabyPhoto.

3. Treat yourself to our popular book Casey and Callie Cupcake! This Frosted Fable About Being Fantastic Just The Way You Are teaches children to accept themselves and their friends for the person they are on the inside! Keep track of our new cupcake book offerings on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CupcakeBook!

Thanks for all your support! If you want to help out in other ways, please contact us!

Bucket List Photo Challenge: Day 101.

Day 101 of my Bucket List Photo Challenge!

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This recipe is from a cousin of mine, Carolyn. It provided the inspiration for my latest book, Casey and Callie Cupcake. AND the recipe is printed in the back of the book! You want to try an awesome cupcake? Whip these up.

We’ll call this word RECIPE and mark it off the list!

Here is the complete list for the month of April:

Homemade

Sensational

Charity

Fluffy

Cruise

Enemy

Generation

80’s

Water

Goal

Teamwork

Passion

Exotic

Local

Copper

Pattern

Society

Recipe

Time

Button

Purple

Emotion

Shiny

Numbers

Government

Temptation

Sentimental

Borrowed

Fantasy

Old Fashioned

April Words

Remember, let me know here if you’re doing a Bucket List Photo Challenge in 2013. And upload your photo to Twitter using #BucketListPhotoChallenge

Please let me know if you’re participating so I can give you a shout-out here!

Thanks for visiting this blog! As you see, it is not supported by advertising. If you would like to personally support this blog and its authors, please visit Amazon to purchase our Children’s Book, Pete the Popcorn! If you don’t have a child in your life, donate a copy to your local school or library! Also, we LOVE it when people LIKE us on Facebook. To learn more about our books, please visit www.PeteThePopcorn.com