Shrimp Boil

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Ingredients:

2 lbs small potatoes red or yellow (I used red)

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or stock

1 lb turkey meatballs cut in half

4 ears fresh corn husked & quartered

2-3 tbsp Old Bay seasoning

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper more or less depending on taste (I didn’t use, due to health issues)

2 lbs large shrimp

4 tbsp butter melted

2 tbsp chopped parsley

Optional:

cocktail sauce for dipping

lemon wedges

Instructions:

Cut larger potatoes in half, should be bite size.

Place potatoes in 6 or 7 quart slow cooker.

Add chicken broth.

Top with meatballs & sprinkle on Old Bay seasoning & cayenne.

Add the corn quarters on top.

Cover & cook on low for 7 to 8 hours (3 to 4 hours on high).

Turn the slow cooker to high & gently add the shrimp & stir into mixture.

Cover & cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the shrimp are opaque.

Use a slotted spoon to transfer the shrimp boil to a large bowl or serving container. Drizzle some of the cooking liquid over the top.

Combine the melted butter & parsley, then drizzle over the top & toss gently.

Serve with lemon wedges & cocktail sauce.

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I’m Reaching Out to You

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Remember driving around in my Cavalier learning street names? You’d hear this song & playfully start blaring out, singing to it! It still makes me smile.

All you have to do is reach out. I’d really love to talk to you.

KerryReneeRalsten@gmail.com

Free But Stuck

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I’m all mixed up in my head right now. I can’t explain everything.

I’m unsure and sure at the same time. I regret nothing but have learned so much.

I’m not one to dwell, but some things I can’t let go of yet. They’re unfinished. Some things are absolutely finished and saying goodbye to them is amazing.

I’m free but stuck.

Darkness

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Is it the darkness or what you can’t see in the darkness that scares you?

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Doug’s Anniversary Gift

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There are a lot of things I’d change about this song, but it’s real…flaws & all. This is a cover of Thompson Square’s “If I Didn’t Have You,” that was recorded by my brother-in-law Nick & myself. He played the guitar for it as well. Doug LOVES it. That’s all that matters. 💖

It’s the first time I’ve EVER recorded ANYTHING. DO NOT HATE!

Happy Anniversary Doug. I love you babe.

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History’s Impact

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Ever since I was a “pre-teen” & read “The Diary of Anne Frank,” for the first time, a HUGE chunk of my heart has been captivated. It’s been captivated by her, by the horrific events that took place during WWII & The Holocaust.

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I’ve read countless books, autobiographies, historical information, visited museums, watched documentaries…and I still can’t fathom any of the chaos.

I don’t understand & I very highly doubt I ever will, but I’m my father’s daughter (hands down!) & history is so important to me. I want to know as much as possible. I will continue searching & learning. Most people roll their eyes when it comes to history, but I’m like a puppy who hears a dog whistle – my ears perk up & my eyes widen.

History IS important! If we don’t know what happened previously & try our hardest to make sense of it, we are doomed to repeat our mistakes.

When something tugs at your heart the way The Holocaust, WWII & Anne Frank have tugged at mine, it means you should look into it. It’s tugging for a reason. I haven’t discovered the reason my tug-of-war yet, but I won’t stop.

My family ancestry consists of  Scottish, Irish, Polish & German decent. So there is definitely some contradiction in there. I want to know about my ancestors. I started with my mom’s side, which is INCREDIBLY Polish & found that her mom lived in a tiny house in Pennsylvania with loads of relatives & spoke Polish during her childhood. The Depression was VERY hard on everyone & that was here in America. I have no idea what happened to our family back in Poland!

Who knows what else has happened within my family?

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