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March Madness!!

Final Update: It’s official, I got slaughtered. We’ll see how Raine does next year when she should be old enough to make picks based on mascot. That’ll be fun!

    Raine – 88
    Kim – 82
    DJ -79

Update: Heading into the Final Four the scores are as follows:

    Raine – 77
    Kim – 77
    DJ – 67

I’m getting my butt kicked. This is the first time since we’ve been married that I’m not going to win, so I’m feeling a little down about that. Raine has sure backed up her trash talking so far, but we’ll see if she can hold on for the win.
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It’s that time of year. People everywhere fill out their brackets and hope to win bragging rights for the rest of the year (and maybe a few bucks, but we don’t run that kind of tourney pool around here). At the Dewey household it’s no different. Kim Raine and I have filled out our brackets, and the trash talking has already started. Nobody’s really quite sure what Raine says, but I’m pretty sure it’s something along the lines of “You don’t stand a chance.” True to form, Raine is in the lead after the first round. She has 22 points, I’m in second with 20 points and Kim is one behind at 19. There are a lot of games still to be played, so we’ll see who comes out on top.

How does your garden grow?

It’s that time of year again. We planted our garden and are now watching everything start to grow. So far, we have a few sugar snap peas and lots of Cherry and Roma tomatoes. These are the kinds of tomatoes that are supposed to grow well in Texas, so hopefully we’ll have better luck with them than we did last year.

Peas Tomatoes

We planted some peppers as well, but they haven’t sprouted yet, and I’m still thinking about planting another cantaloupe. I’ll have to come up with a better security plan if I want to grow those again. I’m not going to grow them just for some sneaky raccoon to eat. We also have some green onions left over from last year. They just kept growing right through the winter and we never picked them, so they have quite the head start on the rest of our garden!

Onion

Turkey Divan

Here you go Craig. A little late, but as promised. And to anyone else who enjoys a good meal, try it out. It’s pretty darn good.

Turkey Divan 
1-1/2 cups water
16 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
2 eggs
2 tbsp milk
1-1/4 cups seasoned bread crumbs (I use cornflakes)
1 pkg. (17.6 oz) turkey breast cutlets
1/4 cup butter, cubed
8 slices deli ham
8 slices reduced-fat swiss cheese
-In a large skillet, bring water to a boil. Add asparagus;
cover and boil for 3 mins. Drain and pat dry.
-In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs and milk. Place bread crumbs
in another shallow bowl. Dip turkey in egg mixture, then coat
with crumbs.
-In a large skillet, cook turkey in butter in batches for 2-3
minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink. Top with
a ham slice, 2 asparagus spears and cheese. cover and cook 1
minute or until cheese is melted. Transfer to a platter, keep
warm.        

Yield: 8 servings