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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

~ Turtle News ~

 "Try to be like the ease in your own shell."
 On one of our morning walks at the park,
we found several TURTLES, laying their precious eggs in the dirt around the park lake.
45-70 days until babies hatch...depending on the type turtle...
"Looking for peace is like looking for a TURTLE with a mustache....
You won't be able to find it. BUT when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you." 
"Behold the TURTLE. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."

Turtle Soup
"This hearty soup has a real 'snappy' flavor from the cayenne pepper and lemon juice. It's a treat and good use of turtle meat. With a salad and fresh bread, a steaming bowlful makes a nice meal. -Dave Wood, Elmwood Park, New Jersey"
NOW....I don't know about YOU...
I don't care if my HAIR WAS ON FIRE, I couldn't eat one single bite of this soup.
just sayin'. 
and OF COURSE, not to forget about the infamous
NOW...aren't you SOOO glad to have this awesome information ??
NOT...! ! !...?
"Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone, the flowers appear on the earth, the time of the singing birds is come
 and the voice of the TURTLE is heard in our land."
*from the Bible.

O, and I can't forget THIS turtle....
 A few years back, when GREAT-GRANDGIRL, CATE, was tiny and her daddy
found a turtle in the yard....

Grand BRYNNA, making those luscious

Small pretzels
ROLO Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate
Pecan halves.
Heat oven to 350.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.
Place one pretzel for each pretzel treat desired on prepared sheet. Top each pretzel with one ROLO Chewy Caramel in Milk Chocolate.
Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until caramel piece begins to soften, but not melt. Remove from oven; top with pecan half. Cool completely.
♥ ♥ ♥

 I hope you have a good, SLOW, turtle kind of day....
REDNESDAY WED. (thanks to RAPHAELO and his RED bandada...:)


Susy said...

In other turtle news, Lonesome George passed away yesterday. He was a 100 year old giant turtle and left no offspring ~ so he was the last of his species. He was almost 3 feet tall and about 6 ft. Long. They're going to stuff him (:

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh Yummy! Those turtle treats with the Rolo's sound right up my alley. Turtle soup sounds good too. Turtles are pretty cool to watch!~

Honey at 2805 said...

You are priceless! How cute!

I'm back and appreciate you checking in on me! Hope to see you at Potpourri Friday!

LV said...

I have ever eaten anything that had turtle in it. I am not going to start now either. You do a remarkable job taking so many different things and coming up worth such an entertaining post. It is so hot here, I am afraid to get out much. When summer hit, it came in with a force.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- You are so cute! I wouldn't eat turtle soup either and I have had it offered to me when we lived in FL. UGH! We are still in the mts. with limited internet access- xo Diana

Kelly said...

I'm like you and could never think of eating turtle soup! However, the chocolate turtles are right up my alley. That's one of my favorite candies.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Bj!

I wouldn't eat turtle soup either, but I did have gator a few times at Razzoo's when we lived in Texas.

I WOULD eat the turtles your GD makes! Yummy.

Thanks for sharing at my party this week :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

The French Hutch said...

Love those turtle sweet treats, but I'll pass on the soup too. Love the turtle post.
Hope your day is great.

The French Hutch

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

We have turtles as pets. I would not want to eat them :)

Turtle those look yummy!


Anne said...

bj how cool that you came across that turtle. I agree, I don't know if I could bring myself up to eating turtle soup but those rolo turtles your grandaughter is making sure look scrumptious!

Anne said...

bj how cool that you came across that turtle. I agree, I don't know if I could bring myself up to eating turtle soup but those rolo turtles your grandaughter is making sure look scrumptious!

Joy Tilton said...

I'm with you, could't eat a bite of that soup... the turtle candies are a different story! We have a resident turtle on Granny Mountain, she lives under my hosta plants!

Vee said...

Oh I'm glad that you got to the best turtles. I'm sure that I could eat 600 of THOSE, too. Yes, it's a turtle kind of day here all right.

ProjectHope7 said...

Sweet posting. Love the Chocolate Rolo turtle recipe... have to try sometimes... Turtle soup?! I am with you... how could anyone eat a turtle?? gosh.. it's like hunting down Bambi for lunch!... LOL a bit... My father was a hunter in the winters with his brothers, when I was little... Guess who had a lot of fights with her dad? How could he be so mean and hunt down Bambi?! I refused to eat on the nights I knew what was being served on the plate! ..No offense to hunters and trappers out there.... that is just me!
Thanks again for the recipe.
Cathy B*****y
pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com

Madeline's Album said...

Turtle soup no way. All the photos are great. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us just wish I could enjoy such luscious treats. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm with you: I'd rather look at the turtles than eat them!

Locked Red Door

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Turtles are sooooo coooool! Love it that you are seeing them, laying their eggs even.

Nope, none of that guy's Turtle Soup for me. Euuuuuuuuuuuuuu...

Oh are you going to go look at night, when you think the turtles will hatch and the wee little babies will make a run for the water? :-)

Beverly said...

Going back to the tale of the tortoise and the hare, I always think of the turtle as the underdog. So, I am always pulling for the turtle.

I've made the Rolo turtles, and "O Honey" is so right. Delish.

xinex said...

Love the turtle sweets, BJ. Looks real good....Christine

~~Carol~~ said...

We got to see several turtles laying their eggs on the side of the road while on vacation in Wisconsin. Sure wish we could have stayed up there to see them hatch! And I'm with you on that turtle soup. Could not eat that stuff if it was the last thing left on Earth to eat!
Happy REDnesday,

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I saw a turtle/tortoise laying her eggs a couple of weeks ago. Bless her heart, she was right by a bike path! I hope the eggs hatch all right.

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

I would like to schedule a turtle day in advance, maybe for tomorrow =)

Look forward to seeing you at Pin the Tail on the Bloggy!!

Have a wonderful day.

Kathleen Grace said...

Hmmm,I'm with you BJ, turtle soup just isn't my cup of tea...but I would eat those chocolate turtles for sure!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Turtle soup?? ARGGGGGGGG!

Carla said...

Love this post and the turtles too.