Monthly Archives: April 2018

Engage in the Blessed Marital Activity Often

Engage Marital Bed ~ Lifeofjoy.meAs we age, sometimes things don’t work like they used to in our bodies, that’s when we do our research, pray, and do whatever we can to make things better. But we do not give up. If your back is stiff, you do stretches and research to see what might be causing it. Could it be time for a new bed? Are you sitting too much? Did you work too much in the yard yesterday? Any of these things can cause some undesirable feelings.

Sometimes when we don’t engage in intimacy, the body does not desire intimacy (this is generally more true of women and definitely in the child-bearing years). God made our bodies to benefit from intimacy–even hugs have been proven to benefit our health.  I think it is important not to quit, even if your body is not responding the way it should; don’t stress over it but do relax with your hubby and love on each other. It’s okay to take some time, play, have fun with each other, laugh, and try something new.

Don’t let the time between being intimate with your hubby get longer and longer either. It seems to me that when the body gets aroused, it tends to be aroused more easily the next time and more often. It reminds me of inertia . . . a body at rest stays at rest until acted upon by an outside force and the opposite is also true . . . thinking about intimacy gets the body moving in that direction. Now don’t go reading erotica or looking at porn but do think about what you can wear to make you feel more “in the mood” or light a candle in the bedroom or maybe even put on some soft music. I guess what I’m saying is, put a little effort into being intimate with your spouse.

God made sex and made our bodies to benefit from it, so be sure to engage in this blessed activity with your hubby on a regular basis or as some Christian marriage bloggers say, more days than not. :)

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº

Springtime: Flowers and Kits

It is springtime in Oklahoma! Of course it was quite cool the last few days and I am just fine with that. I feel like the longer we have cooler temperatures the less likely we are to have horrendously hot temperatures any time soon . . . at least I hope that is true. I can tolerate cold a lot better than 100º temps and higher.

At any rate we have some wild flowers in bloom.

Little Purple Wild Flowers ~ Lifeofjoy.meThis picture doesn’t really do them justice. They are really pretty and remind me of small irises.

Then there are these little white flowers everywhere.

White Wild Flowers ~ Lifeofjoy.meIt isn’t a very good picture either but . . . you get the idea. I love the spring because we have so many flowers around the yard . . . that is . . . until we start mowing . . .

First Mow 2018 ~ Lifeofjoy.meTiffany mowed some this week.

More First Mow 2018 ~ Lifeofjoy.meSome of my irises are bloomed! :)

Iris Bed ~ Lifeofjoy.meThey are multiplying nicely. I planted them here in the shade because my mom has a huge bed of them and they seem to thrive in the shade. :)

Iris Closeup ~ Lifeofjoy.meIt’s beautiful!!!

Iris 2018 ~ Lifeofjoy.meThere is some ivyish stuff growing in with my irises. I’m going to have to don some gloves and remove it at some point. ;)

The Sweet Williams Brian and Lauren bought me a few years ago for my birthday/Mother’s Day are blooming nicely! It is always so nice to see pretty flowers come up of their own accord.

Sweet Williams ~ Lifeofjoy.meWe planted some oregano near it last summer, basically so we wouldn’t lose it in the yard somewhere. Well. I didn’t think it would come back this year because it was kind of dead last fall. It did not take very well. But look at it now . . .

Oregano ~ Lifeofjoy.meI guess we’ll be drying some and bottling it up for the winter. We use a lot of oregano, so this is a good thing. We will probably try some basil again this year. :D

My sister and her hubby gave us this Calla Lilly for Easter this year. I’m hoping it will be fine once I plant it. It got too cold several times since we received it so I haven’t planted it yet but am hopeful that it will do fine afterwards. I hope it is a perennial but I haven’t checked. If it is, I will either plant it back by the irises or up with the daffodils/narcissus.

Calla Lilies ~

Michael is getting the chicken coop all cleaned up and ready for chickens again and for some pygmy goats. We plan to leash them to certain areas to let them help us clear out some sections.

He worked really hard all day the other day because it’s been a while since we’ve had chickens and thus the whole area was grown over.

Coop ~ Lifeofjoy.meYeah, it’s makeshift but it will do. ;) But it is nicely cleaned out now.

Inside Coop ~ Lifeofjoy.meInside Coop ~ Lifeofjoy.meWhen he got inside, he found that one of our cats had kittens in there. Jitters isn’t the brightest cat we own but she sure was smart to pick this place to have them. She had two in here. Michael moved them outside so he could clean it up a bit.

Lonely Kitten ~ Lifeofjoy.meHe put both of them in this crate with some tar paper. Jitters took one off back into the wooded area back towards our pond. I think she got confused and after dinner this one was still left alone. Thankfully we have two other cats that have recently had kittens.

KitKat only had one kit this time around. She’s a really good mom. Her kit is black as midnight so I named him/her Midnight. We brought the lonely kitten up front to the cat house and introduced it to KitKat, who took care of it right away. Midnight seemed kind of glad to have a litter mate after all. ;)

Kitkat and kits ~ lifeofjoy.meMidnight is 2-3 weeks old and the new kit is only days old. I think they will do fine. :)

Well, I’ve rambled on enough for one day. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I intend to. :)

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Art is Important

Art is Important ~ Lifeofjoy.meMy birthday is coming up and I was thinking about what I’d like to receive as gifts from my family. :) I’m really into artsy things right now. I was looking at some Tombow dual tip brush markers, some thin washi tape for my bullet journal, some paper for tangling on different colors, and some books on lettering.

Plan for the Mess

All of this got me to thinking about art and its benefits. I did a quick search on google and found LOTS of information. First let me say that providing your children, no matter what their age, with  art supplies is very important. Another important factor, is to know that there will be mess involved and prepare for it. Maybe you could pick up a shower curtain liner at Dollar Tree and use it as a table cover and another for a floor cover. ;)

Provide places where your children can feel free to scribble. If you are so inclined, you could paint a section of wall with chalkboard paint but I wouldn’t recommend that for young children . . . they probably wouldn’t understand why they can draw on the wall one place and not others. :D

Helps Focus

From my search I found that art and crafting is beneficial for fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and even just processing their feelings.

I also discovered at this website that it is better to notice that a child used a lot of one color and ask why or ask the child to tell you about their piece, rather than just saying it is good. Art can help concentration too, according to this and this page. Of course there are other benefits listed on each of those as well.

I think my negative feelings towards art stemmed from art class in school where you were graded on your piece. I’m a very tough critic of my own work but I think some of that stems from art class and my work being compared to others. I think it is important to gauge a child’s effort on an art project and not necessarily the end result, when considering any kind of grading.

I’d give you all the links I found but they were really the first page of links after searching “benefits of art to children” on google. But overall they seemed to agree that confidence, problem-solving, focus, creativity, and self-expression.

Finally, art can help the brain build bridges connecting its left and right hemispheres and thus helping them to do better in all their studies.

So during these summer months, you might want to provide your children with some new supplies to keep them occupied. ;)

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Water Tile

Well, there was no diva challenge by the time I needed to get the tile done for this post. So I checked my usual places and found that the tangles and string meshed pretty well. So I used string #74 from Pattern-Collections. Then today’s focus tangle there is Fish in Sea by Smita Toke, yesterday’s was Feather Triangle Ribbon  by Ina Sonnermosen. The focus tangle on Square One: Purely Zentangle was Boucle by Cherryl Moote.

I did use string #74 but needed to connect the lines to give better boundaries for the tangles, so it doesn’t resemble the original string much. I may have to use that one again some time.

I call it the Water Tile because Boucle is like waves and of course, Fish in Sea is like fish in the sea. I imagined Feather Triangle Ribbon as the sandy floor of the water.

So here is my tile before shading.

Water Tile Unshaded ~

Yeah, it’s a hot mess! Especially poor Feather Triangle Ribbon. I really enjoyed drawing all these tangles. I really hoped shading would help but didn’t see how the small irregularly shaped triangles were going to look good.

Here it is after a lot of shading.

Water Tile Shaded ~ Lifeofjoy.meOnce again, I think it probably looks better smaller. ;)

Water Tile Shaded ~ Lifeofjoy.meThank you for stopping by. I hope you will leave me a comment so I know you were here, besides, it’s always encouraging to see what others think.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Weight Loss Progress

Weight Loss Progress ~ Lifeofjoy.meSo I did really good over the holidays at the end of last year staying within three pounds of my current weight. We had all kinds of yumminess (if that is not a word it should be ;) ), I did not feel deprived whatsoever, and I did not stick to the ‘three hour rule’ of Trim Healthy Mama (THM), which means that I did not carefully watch the clock to ensure that I was not eating too often and if others were having a snack, I joined in.

Well, I was certain that after the holidays I would faithfully follow that rule and get back to eating more salads and veggies in general, and would begin losing weight once again. But alas, March came and went and I was still firmly planted in the same weight, even my allowed three pounds up. I began getting frustrated with myself and knew I needed to do something.

Last September I was in a similar position only about twenty pounds heavier. I’d been on THM for a few months and saw a little weight loss but not much. I had been on keto for a good while prior to THM and the scales had not moved much. So I have come to realize I have stubborn weight issues. This probably has come from a stint on the hCg diet, entering menopause, and really a lot of dieting/lifestyle changes over the years.

When I purchased the Trim Healthy Mama Table cookbook they offered a free month on their membership site with it. I doubted that it would be very beneficial to me but since it was free, I checked it out. One of the things on that site are some ready made menu plans. I don’t generally like menu plans because it usually includes foods I wouldn’t normally eat. But one of them caught my eye, Stubborn Losers Menu, and there were three of them.

I talked with Tiffany and we decided we’d give it a try. Now, I used to weigh myself daily and when I was really addicted to the scales, more than once a day but that proved to be unrewarding. :D Anyway, in the previous year and a half to two years I had stopped weighing altogether. I could tell how well things were going by the tightness or looseness of my clothing; trust me when I say that clothes do not shrink in the laundry as much as I had hoped they were. ;) Okay, in all honesty, I would step on the dreaded scales when I needed to prove something to myself or just to know my clothes were telling the truth. At any rate, I decided I needed to know exactly where I was at the beginning of trying the Stubborn Losers Menu to see if it was working. I also gave myself the leeway to check in again halfway through the week to see if eating things I wouldn’t normally eat was worth it.

Well, that first week at the mid-way point I had dropped a pound and a half. That was good considering I’d been stuck at the same area for a while. It encouraged me to continue on. By the end of the first week I’d lost a total of three pounds. Now that was good. So we proceeded on to the week two menu. By the end of that week, I’d lost an additional three pounds! That was six pounds in two weeks. Now that may not be good for a lot of people but I was thrilled I was finally loosing weight again. The same thing happened with week three. So in three weeks I’d lost nine pounds.

I was concerned though because our church had a conference the next week and I would be eating out most days. I was very concerned that I wouldn’t be able to keep the weight off and that would be depressing. But by the end of conference week I’d lost an additional two pounds!!! Hallelujah!!!  And that is pretty much where I have stayed ever since. Michael’s birthday happened and then the holidays and my sole goal throughout the holidays was not to gain any weight and enjoy the holidays with family. I was successful.

However, I expected to begin losing again after the first of the year but here it is nearing the end of April and that did not happen. Nearly a third of the year is gone and I’m still where I was last October, give or take a few pounds. Now I must admit that I am at a weight that I lived at for many years; it is one of my set points of weight, so I know it will take a bit to get through it.

So, Tiffany and I decided it was time to do the Stubborn Losers Menus once again. I began by weighing myself so that I knew where I was starting from . . . yep, at the high end of those same three pounds. Ugh! This time I did not need to weigh myself during each week because I know that if I follow it without cheating, I will lose the weight. We are currently nearing the end of the second week and a few days ago I ate some on plan chocolate chips (too many of them) when I wasn’t supposed to. I decided that I needed to see where I was. Unfortunately I was only down a pound and a half! But I was down that pound and a half even after the chocolate chip indulgence (fyi: they are stevia sweetened) so at least I am making progress.

I determined to be strict with myself and stop allowing myself the little bit extra each meal, if I was not still HUNGRY; there are provisions to keep you from being hungry and miserable. ;) Low calorie and hydrating suggestions. The next morning I weighed once again to see if I’d lost those chocolate chips and thankfully another half pound had disappeared.

So, I probably won’t weigh again until after the end of the third week on the plan and will decide how strict I’m going to be afterwards at that point. Odds are high that I’m going to need to have salads daily. Sometimes they are tricky and you think you are getting away without a salad for a meal but they just disguised it by putting it into a “wrap”. :D

So that is where I am. The progress is slow but sustainable. Really at this stage of my life, I’m just so very thankful that God has lead me to something that works. I am anticipating a breakthrough to the next lower ten-pound bracket within the next month and then expect there to be a weight loss whoosh! :) Yes, very technical. hahaha But every so often my weight becomes stubborn and doesn’t desire to leave but I force it into submission by eating things I wouldn’t normally eat (like plain tuna in a salad of some lettuce and lots of celery and green onion not with mayonnaise but with soy sauce and sesame oil for example) and lower calorie snacks like Tummy Tucking Ice Cream or Fat Stripping Frappes instead of allowable chocolate chip cookies or fudgey cake or chocolate zucchini cake or cream-filled chocolate cupcakes. All of those things are delicious and completely allowable on THM BUT not conducive to ME getting rid of stubborn weight.

I highly recommend Trim Healthy Mama to you, not just for weight loss but for life. But if you’ve tried everything and still cannot seem to get the weight to move, it is soooo worth the $10 to the THM membership site to get access to the Stubborn Losers Menus. On top of that, you also get 10% off any orders you place from them.

I hope this is an encouragement to you. I’ll try to remember to get some pictures together this week to share a good recipe next week (but I’m not making any promises :D ).

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº

Advice to Stop Criticizing and Be Nice

Stop Criticizing ~ Lifeofjoy.meI was looking for this story I had read somewhere before and wanted to mention it today. So as I was searching, I came across this interesting article about one lady’s realization that she criticized her husband a lot and for the betterment of their relationship she needed to discontinue this practice.

One other thing she mentions in the article is that she made an effort to ask her husband questions and not roll her eyes when he talked. Unfortunately I must admit that I have caught myself doing that very same thing before and thankfully, I was disgusted with myself over it, which means I see the need to change. ;) Change can be very good.

As I read through the article, it slowly dawned on me that I recognized part of the story. Turned out the author was Nina Roesner. I have shared some of her articles here before. She is the author of The Respect Dare. :)

Even if you have read or heard her story before, I encourage you to read the article anyway. I was glad I did. It put me in remembrance of some things I’d let slip.

I hope it will be an encouragement to you as well today. Click here to read the article.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº



Dog Sitting and Plants

The big thing this week has been dog-sitting for my sister and her family this week while they were gone. They have a golden doodle, German Shepherd, and a schnoodle. The first two are still puppies but large dogs. The third is the sister to Tiffany’s inside dog and they are about six years old.

Sean is the one they asked to dog-sit for them but since they moved out near us and are no longer in town, Tiffany and I go over and spend some time with the dogs for a while, so he doesn’t have to and he can be home with us. ;) Then when Michael comes home from work, he goes by and lets them go outside and relieve themselves and stretch their legs a bit.

Last weekend we all went over for a while and watched a movie while we were there. Michael took popcorn with him because he doesn’t like to watch movies without popcorn. As you can see, he had the complete attention of these two. ;)

Dogs Staring Down Popcorn Eater ~ Lifeofjoy.meWhen we get there, they are READY to get outside! Then they come in and get some lovin’ from Tiffany and I and then they stand by the back door. So we cave and go outside with them and let them run off some energy.

Dog Fun ~ lifeofjoy.meDoggie Fun ~ Lifeofjoy.meTiff and Dogs outside ~ lifeofjoy.meWe give them some water because they are definitely letting off some steam. The run and wrestle and even get on the trampoline with Tiffany. :D The wind was really kicking the day I took the pictures, thus Tiffany looks miserable. ;)

Trampoline with dogs (clicking here will open the short 3 second video in this window)

The German Shepherd did a lot of playing when we came back in, most days. But eventually went to her perch to sit for a bit.

German Shepherd big puppy ~

But the other two planted themselves at our feet.

Dog at our feet ~

Dogs at our feet ~

I noticed my perennials are up! :) This one has lots of buds on it.

Perennials ~

Yes there are lots of weeds around it but it has the promise of some pretty blooms soon, in spite of the odd temperatures this year. Of course, I’m not complaining, I’m glad it is cool longer. I’m hoping we do NOT get any triple digit days this year. :)

My Sweet Williams have also started making their appearance and they are in need of me removing the weeds from around them as well.

Sweet Williams and weeds ~

They are going to be so pretty when they bloom in full. :) They bring me so much joy.

Then I saw this. I think it is my oregano.

Oregano? ~

When we planted it I thought it was a perennial but then it seemed to die before it got cold and I thought it was gone. I had also planted some basil and I think it really is gone, but we shall see.

Well, that’s it for me. I don’t get a whole lot done when I leave the house every day, so I’m looking forward to next week and getting back to my routines and maybe even actually enacting the new parts of my routines too. :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I intend to.

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº

More on Penmanship

This week I thought I’d share an article on another perspective on penmanship. There are some links in the article that do not work any longer. I tried to do some quick work arounds but was unsuccessful. I’ll try to share some in future weeks. For the calligraphy and graffiti links, just go to pinterest and search calligraphy alphabet or graffiti alphabet and there will be MANY options.

I hope this article will bless you.

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº

The Power of Penmanship

By Jeffrey Pflaum

Penmanship can be seen as a follow-the-bouncing-ball mindless activity where children learn the basic strokes of the alphabet. You demonstrate how to make the smalls and caps of the letter “a,” for example. Show kids the method to write the letters and give practice drills so they will get it right. Penmanship, in this manner, becomes a copying and busywork lesson. But as an inner-city elementary school teacher, I created something a little different.

I began each day with a 20-minute handwriting lesson. New letters were presented from Monday through Thursday, and on Friday, I gave a penmanship “test.” For the exam, children wrote, repetitiously, the letters of the week, including words, sentences, and short paragraphs with those letters. Sounds pretty boring, yes?

I introduced a fresh perspective for kids to view cursive writing by saying: “Penmanship is art.” Why? When you write the letters, you’re really drawing them, making sure you’re getting the strokes and the final picture “correct” or as good as you can get it. I was really prompting them to concentrate carefully when doing penmanship. My approach and the handwriting process got their attention, tapping early morning energy to complete the task. It woke them up, and calmed them down, without too much thinking. Penmanship immediately after lunch also helped to focus hyper children with similar results as morning lessons.

In a typical lesson, I modeled the “letters of the day” on the board, showing each individual movement slowly, and, just for the fun of it, exaggerated the size so the class could see it clearly and have a good laugh at my drawing ability. I said, “If you think this is funny, why don’t you come up and draw the letter?” Hands went up quickly. Volunteers tried their best to write the letter while classmates watched intently. We critiqued the drawings in a lighthearted way.

To the class: “Your handwriting doesn’t have to be perfect like letters in penmanship books. But you want it to be easy-to-read and have control over the letters’ strokes. This is not a race to the finish. Practice the letters to create a muscle memory for each so you can improve and write faster and more clearly in future assignments.”

Link penmanship to creative writing: “When you write a story, the mind and imagination are activated: thoughts, feelings, images, ideas, and experiences travel from the brain to your hand where narratives are created. You don’t want these events from your head interrupted because you can’t ‘write’ your experiences.”

To add pizazz, I created and wrote in print, absurd sentences and paragraphs on the board for kids to write in cursive. Example: As the girl sat on the seashore she watched the waves come streaming in and then, in an instant, carry her far into outer space. The class laughed at the silly mind-pictures they visualized while writing the sentence. But I still wanted them to stay focused, despite the distraction, and complete the sentence freely and calmly. This novelty can be expanded through absurd paragraphs and will help motivate distracted and ADD/ADHD kids to focus eyes-and-hands on writing.

An advanced, mindful, “penmanship plus” activity to try is dictation because it teaches important real life and academic skills simultaneously, such as listening, spelling, vocabulary, handwriting, concentration, hand-eye coordination, and self-control. Take passages from novels or create absurd dictation stories for both educational and entertainment value.

An enrichment “cool tool” lesson connected to the penmanship-as-art approach is calligraphy. Show different sample letters written in calligraphy style to inspire kids to develop beautiful handwriting.

Need more fun? Try drawing letters, words, and sayings in graffiti style to motivate kids to write “creatively.”

Now, from the classroom to the homeschool room, here’s how parent-teachers can implement these penmanship methods:

  • Introduce/Demonstrate quote, “Penmanship is art,” and discuss briefly.
  • Model strokes for each “letter of the day.” Explain: “Drawing the letters.”
  • Child/Parent(s) practice writing letters together.
  • Child/Parent(s) review/evaluate their handwriting collaboratively in easy-going way.
  • Create real/absurd sentences/paragraphs using “letter(s) of the day” for cursive writing.
  • Emphasize importance of focusing and relaxing while writing letters.
  • Discuss how practicing letters’ strokes develop “muscle memories.”
  • Penmanship test for letters of week with same letters in words/sentences.
  • Dictation practice using real/surreal sentences/paragraphs.
  • Calligraphy practice by writing letters/words/sentences/inspirational quotations in this style.
  • Graffiti practice by writing words/sentences/motivational quotations in this style.

Penmanship goes beyond a “copying” activity. Its processes can impact children’s self-motivation, self-discipline, concentration, creativity, and physical fitness as well as English language arts skills. Educators of all kinds should think twice about eliminating penmanship practice from instruction because it means losing life-oriented and fundamental learning skills that make Johnny run.

Jeffrey Pflaum worked as an inner-city elementary school teacher where he created original curricula in reading, writing, creativity, poetry, emotional intelligence, character, and values. Pflaum’s book, Motivating Teen and Preteen Readers: How Teachers and Parents Can Lead the Way, resulted from years of empirical classroom research. His students’ poems have been published in magazines, newspapers, and books. More information on his “Contemplation Music Writing Project” can be found at:, and The BAM Radio Network’s blog, EDWords:

Copyright 2016 The Old Schoolhouse® used with permission. All rights reserved by author. Originally appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, the family education magazine. Read the TOS Magazine free at, or read it on the go by downloading the free apps at to read it on your mobile devices.

DC#360 Shattuck and Tripoli

Since this week’s diva challenge is a duotangle with specified tangles, there was no need for me to check focus tangles from my usual sources. ;) However Tripoli and I are not very good friends, so I decided to look for a video tutorial to give me some help with it. I found this one by Melinda Barlow.

Melinda pointed out in the video that when Tripoli was released it was noted as a grid tangle. Well, I can do grid tangles. Mine are usually pretty wonky, so I don’t expect it to turn out perfect like others’ do.

I focused on her suggestion to work it n rows and imaginary grid. I did a lot better keeping my lines evenly spaced this time, so it will probably serve me well in the future. I didn’t end up with those pretty circular sections that I usually see in other people’s use of Tripoli but it worked here.

I decided to draw large Shattuck sections/strips diagonally across my tile. Then started in the middle and tangled in some Tripoli. I did two sections alike, and behind one separating bar in Hollibaugh fashion. I did do a section with just Shattuck only I used arches instead of straight lines. I generally forget that Shattuck is supposed to have straight lines instead of arcs. I also did some small Tripoli.

Here is my tile before shading.

DC#360 ~ Lifeofjoy.meAfter I scanned this I decided to tangle some Shattuck arches over some of the Tripoli.

Overall, I like how this tangle turned out.

DC#360 Finished ~ Lifeofjoy.meHere it is a bit smaller.

DC#360 Finished ~

I’m really glad I tangled the arches over the medium size Tripoli, I like how it looks.

I really appreciate you stopping by. I also really enjoy and am encouraged by all your comments.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Roasted Turkey Breast

The best part of a turkey dinner, nice, tender and juicy!

I found an awesome deal on turkey breast a couple of weeks ago. Normally over $16, I got it for under $3 at just 30¢ a pound. I actually bought two of them but wish I had bought several more.

I thawed it and seasoned it with some salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and a little poultry seasoning. Baked it for a couple hours and it was delicious!!! It tested at 165º.

Seriously, it is that simple!

Roasted Turkey ~ Lifeofjoy.mePrepped Turkey ~ Lifeofjoy.meSeriously, it’s that simple. Sprinkle it with the desired spices/seasonings and put it in the oven until the temperature is 165º.

A couple hours later, it smelled delicious and the juices were browning in the pan. The temperature was right on 165º.

Roated Turkey Breast ~ Lifeofjoy.meRoasted Turkey too ~ Lifeofjoy.meIt really seems odd to me. They just cut off the legs and wings and sell it like that. But that is the part that is favored around here anyway.

I’d give a recipe but there really isn’t one. Just sprinkle it with the seasonings you like and bake according to the package directions checking it for temperature rather than staying strictly with time.

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº