This is the view from my scrapbook room. It sure beats staring at a highway.
This is the view from the front. Much better than looking at a dumpster.
We love this three season porch and the picture below shows the peaceful view.
I took the dog on a walk this afternoon and what a nice day it was for one! The humidity isn't as high as it has been so it was so much more comfortable. I found that Tobes doesn't like golf carts going by him. Twice he growled and tried to chase them. I know he had golf carts go by him when we lived in Minnesota, but I don't remember him having this reaction.
Here's a refreshing Iced Mocha recipe I received from the Paula Deen newsletter I subscribe to. It sure hit the spot after my walk.
Bobby’s Lighter Iced Double Chocolate Iced Mocha
by Bobby Deen
1/2 cup boiling water
1 (.55-ounce) packet fat-free hot cocoa mix (Swiss Miss Fat-Free Sensible Sweets)
4 teaspoons instant coffee
1/4 cup fat-free chocolate syrup
3 tablespoons fat-free half-and-half
2 cups ice cubes
Whisk together the water, cocoa mix, and coffee in a small bowl until the cocoa and coffee are completely dissolved. Whisk in the chocolate syrup and half-and-half. Let the mocha mixture cool 5 minutes.
Place the ice cubes in a blender. Add the mocha mixture and blend until the mixture is smooth and the ice is finely crushed. Serve immediately.
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: None
Yield: 4 servings
Per Serving: (3/4 cup) 69 Cal (2% from Fat, 8% from Protein, 90% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 0 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 16 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 12 g Sugar; 13 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 74 mg Sodium; 1 mg Cholesterol