Good morning to you in your dimensions…how are you? Kyle and I are running real late this morning. I have coffee brewing and he’s gone to get us Taco Bell breakfast. We loved their breakfasts and we usually can eat on them for several days! We them hot and then to reheat them, since we don’t have a microwave, I cut them up and add an egg to them in a skillet.
Last night we had the honor and the privilege of being part of a fantastic experience – children’s theater! It was the very first performance of the Winscott Children’s Theater that was written by Anna Bermea, Robert Southey, Beatrix Potter, Directed by my mother-in-law Beth Wygant and Produced by Kali Parkins. The performance was held at the historic Red Door Baptist Church in Cresson TX at 7 p.m. and there was great attendance by family and friends.
There are so many things I want to say to all those who made this evening but I’m working on brevity, so I’ll narrow it down to – THANK YOU! Thank you Beth for including a part of me in your play by using the blanket I made for you many years ago, wearing the t-shirt I painted for you and the black hat I bought when I visited London England. Thank you Adilyn, Dahlia, Mellie, Kali, Starr, Jeremiah, Victoria, Kali, Beth, Cole, the parents of these wonderful children for bringing me a beautiful moment in all of my being. Each of you did a fantastic job with your parts and I cannot wait to see your next performance!
https://www.facebook.com/beth.wygant?fref=ts – to contact for more info about theater
Before the play, Beth made her special family recipe of Chicken Divan for dinner! It is soooo yummy!
Hultgren Chicken Divan recipe (Beth Wygant)
2 1/2 chicken breasts, bag of frozen broccoli (florets) or fresh if you prefer, 3 cups chicken juice (get from boiling chicken breasts or you can use chicken broth), 1 stick butter, 1 package Pepperidge Farm stuffing, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 cup mayonnaise, 2 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp lemon juice.
Boil 2 1/2 chicken breast (white meat) and save juice in separate bowl add: cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise, curry powder and lemon juice – set aside.
In separate bowl add: 1 melted butter stick, bag of stuffing and 3 cups chicken juice – set aside.
Layer in a 9×14 baking dish the chicken (cut it or shred into pieces) and the broccoli. Next add soup/mayo mix – layer over chicken and broccoli.
Then top with prepared stuffing and cover with tin foil, refrigerate. It’s a good idea, for flavor reasons, to cook this dish at least an hour or more before you plan to cook it and then refrigerate it. When you are ready to cook the dish, remove the tin foil. Bake it at 350 degrees for approx 30 minutes (want stuffing cooked).
Beth had saved several Entertainment Weekly’s for me since the last time we saw each other and of all the stories, there were two that evoked tears – the 1 July 2016 edition with the story of Anton Yelchin and the 15 July 2016 edition that featured, ironically and sadly, the Suicide Squad film and had a interview with Zelda Williams…daughter of Robin Williams.
The article about Zelda was my first real introduction to her and she definitely is a kindred spirit. The article about Anton, well I just feel like someone was stolen from us and honestly, in both the case of Anton and Zelda….great people with incredible talent and potential were stolen from us.
Once again Bing’s home image caught my eyes!
Autumn in the East Siberian taiga, Russia
Circling the upper region of the Northern Hemisphere like a wreath is the boreal forest, sometimes called the taiga. From Canada eastward across Scandinavia, Europe, Russia, and even Japan, the taiga ecosystem is second in size only to the world’s oceans. Here in the East Siberian taiga, autumn turns the green and brown landscape into a sherbet-hued wilderness. Though many animals live in the boreal forest year-round, the population drops significantly in autumn, as birds that summer here head for warmer locales.