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Family and Social Media

To be honest, I’ve wrestled with writing this post. Where do you draw the line with family on social media?

I have unfollowed a sibling on Facebook because of vulgar, raunchy, sexual posts. I recently unfriended another family member on Facebook and removed said person from my Sanpchat list. They have become incredibly foul mouthed and belligerently opinionated.

I try to distance myself from negativity. I try to keep my own profanity to a minimum. When you can’t speak or post without swearing, when it is clearly not warranted, it bugs me.

I love this person but they have changed so much in the last couple of years that I feel I just don’t know them anymore. It feels as though communication stopped when I no longer had anything to offer other than love. And that’s okay.

I guess the beauty of social media is that you can control what you see and what you don’t see. I try to surround myself with positive people, not exclusively obviously. I appreciate the humor that some people bring to my news feed.

I realize I may sound a bit hypocritical. Blocking family while laughing at things strangers post. Who does that? Probably most of us actually.

I don’t think the person I unfriended has noticed. If they have they don’t care because they haven’t reached out to swear at me and call me names for it.

I’m sure that this person and their friends are having a hay day at my expense. They posted an opinion I took offense to and questioned them on it. They and a friend decided to “school” me on why I’m wrong and they are right. That’s when the unfriending happened. I assume my comments disappeared and they are laughing at how weak or whatever I am. I had just decided I wasn’t going to get into a pissing match with a bunch of young kids who still have some growing up and maturing to do.

That could just be my anxiety too. I don’t know why I felt I needed to write this out. Maybe it just feels good to get it off my chest, maybe someone out there can relate, I don’t know. But, thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope I haven’t offended anyone.

Thanks for hanging out!

Kelly

#kellykeepsitreal

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lifestyle · Uncategorized

My apologies

I feel the need to apologize to you all. I have not been active in quite some time.

We don’t have regular Sunday dinners anymore now that my in-laws have moved away, so I’m not baking any new (to me) desserts to talk about.

To be honest, I’m not sure what direction this blog will end up going. I dabble in photography a bit, I’m occasionally inspired to write a new poem, and I have a bright pink flamingo named Melvix that I take on our mundane daily adventures and document on my Facebook page.

I’ve considered turning my blog into one all about Melvix and our mundane adventures, complete with pictures. To be honest, it’s kind of hilarious when I unclip him from my purse and get questioning stares from strangers.

Melvix the Flamingo can be found here, on my personal Facebook page if you’re interested.

As always, thanks for being here with me!

#kellykeepsitreal

Kelly

Food · Uncategorized

Mmmmm…..Breakfast!

Normally for breakfast I make myself a protein smoothie, today I wanted something different. 

Today I made myself an egg white omelet. I stuffed it with mozzarella cheese, baby spinach, and diced tomatoes. Then I made a piece of toast with a little bit of butter.

I’m not one to normally cook myself breakfast. I cook my daughter’s breakfast and make sure my son’s smoothie is ready for him everyday.

This was so quick and easy to whip up! Not sure why I don’t do it more often!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy eating!

Kelly

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Dessert of the Week 18: Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

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So, this year for Thanksgiving, I felt compelled to try a new dessert. After searching Pinterest, I found this beauty. Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

This was a labor of love. It takes time to make, but it is well worth the effort! I almost followed the directions to a T..my daughter left out some details in the crust making section but that’s okay. I likely would have needed a large food processor to do it properly and I only have a tiny food processor. It still worked.

This pie has such a beautiful color, but a tart flavor. It pairs well with the gingersnap crust though! Overall it was a hit with everyone who tried it. Yes, all three of us lol! My sister’s pumpkin pie bars were more popular though, especially with the kids, and those with an aversion to cranberries in general.

I would absolutely make this again and I would love to make different flavored curd recipes to try with this crust.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy eating!

Kelly

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Dessert of the Week 17: 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake revisited

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This is actually last weeks dessert. We didn’t have a family dinner or anything today. Mostly because I don’t feel well.

So week 3 I made a 2 ingredient pumpkin cake. I decided to do it again last week but instead of using a yellow cake mix, I tried a spice cake mix.

Wow! The spice cake mix made it way better! It was already good, this swap nust made it extra good!

For dinner I made beef stew! Wow was that good! I took three pounds of stew meat, tossed it in a mixture of flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I then set out to sear all three pounds of that in coconut oil.

It was time consuming but well worth it! When all the meat was browned, I used the leftover flour and beef broth to cook the good bits up off the bottom of my pot. Plus the flour helped thicken it up to actually be a stew.

The only true measurements I can give you are this: 3 pounds stew meat, 1 Cup of flour, 4 cups beef broth, one small bag of tiny potatoes. I eyeballed everything else.
I put the meat into the liquid and added more water until it was where I felt like I wanted it. Then I pulled some peas and carrots out of the freezer and tossed in. Then I put my potatoes in. I think I put all my vegetables in about 30 minutes before we wanted to eat, which was perfect.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy eating!

Kelly

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Dessert of the Week 16: Cream Pies

I have to be honest here. I did not make these cream pies. I bought them. A small peanut butter cream pie and a small chocolate peanut butter cream pie. Now really, the only thing that qualifies them to be called peanut butter anything is the crushed peanuts on top of the whipped cream. Otherwise they’re just a cream pie and a chocolate cream pie.

Delicious though!

I did make dinner however! A big ole pot of ham and beans with a nice big pan of cornbread! Nothing better on this chilly fall day if you ask me!

I am still looking for inspiration for next week’s dessert. Maybe apple something or another, I don’t know yet.

Thanks for stopping by and happy eating!

Kelly

#kellykeepsitreal

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Banana Pecan Crunch Muffin

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Banana Pecan Crunch Muffin

So, because I had time and three ripe bananas on my counter this morning, I made muffins. Weird for me, I know. I hardly ever bake on a weekday morning.

The crunch topping makes a mess as you eat it, and I splashed melted butter on the shirt I was planning on wearing to work today, prompting a quick wash and dry on that, but you know what? It is so worth it! You can replace the pecans with walnuts, which is what I did because it’s what I have at home.

I am currently eating one that is still oven warm and it is delicious! If you have ripe bananas on your counter, make these for your family! Heck, make them for your coworkers, they will love you. Unless they have an allergy to nuts, then they may hate you for not baking something they can eat.

Thanks for popping in and enjoying breakfast with me this morning! Happy eating!

Kelly

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