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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole — In Dianes Kitchen

Tater Tots, sausage, onion, eggs and two kinds of cheese that is made a day ahead of time, refrigerated and baked in a 9” x 13” casserole dish for breakfast. Source: Ree Drummond. Butter a 9” x 13” oven safe dish. Lay the tater tots into the casserole dish. In a large skillet over medium […]

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole — In Dianes Kitchen
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(Re-blog)Toxic Relationship ? — Readers choice

There are many places you can go for help. None of it an easy step. There are people out there who will help you and support you — again, not an easy step. There are ways out. If you feel you’re in danger or if you can’t search for help on your phone or computer, please go to a library or have a trusted friend or co-worker use their phone to get you information. Please don’t feel ashamed to ask for help.

When you’re in a healthy relationship, everything just kind of works. Sure, there are bumps in the road, but you generally make decisions together, openly discuss any problems that arise, and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. Toxic relationships are another story. And when you’re in one, it can be harder to see red flags. If you […]

Toxic Relationship ? — Readers choice

Night Shining

Saskatchewan has some truly awe-inspiring skies. This summer my goal is to have my kids and I learn a little bit about the clouds. Mostly because I’m a boring Mom and I think we all need to keep learning during the summer.

There were some oddly spectacular skies the other night and I thought… “Why not start there?” What a fascinating idea.

Noctilucent clouds are primarily visible when the sun is just below the horizon either just after sunset or before sunrise. Wikipedia tell us that Noctilucent (roughly means night shining in Latin) clouds, or night shining clouds, are tenuous cloud-like phenomena in the upper atmosphere of Earth. They consist of ice crystals and are only visible during astronomical twilight. They are most often observed during the summer months. Too faint to be seen in the daylight, they are visible only when the observer and the lower layers of the atmosphere are in Earth’s shadow, but while these very high clouds are still in sunlight.

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
North Battleford, Saskatchewan

Anyway. It’s the end of June and with the summer months here I find myself wondering how else I can spend some good quality time with the kids while learning and having fun at the same time. I don’t remember my parents doing anything to entertain us kids while I was growing up. We would go camping for 2 weeks in the summer and then on the weekends but that was the extent of it. The highlight of every summer that I can remember is the school supply shopping that always took place while we were out camping. We would head in to the little town about 20 mins away from the lake and shop all the great sales LOL. We usually stayed at Little Loon. We always spent some time at Grieg Lake and Kimball Lake as well since we had family that owned cabins there. We would pick out a site that was always seemed to be the furthest away from them (and the beach) and would have to carry all of our stuff for what seemed like miles!

What are your plans for the summer? Do you have a favorite summertime childhood memory?


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Strawberry Moon

It was the last chance to see a supermoon this year, or so I’ve read 😉 Actually, whether or not this month’s Moon is a supermoon depends on which definition of “supermoon” you choose to follow! According to EarthSky , viewers will see this large golden moon for 2-3 nights. Sorry, it’s not actually strawberry colored.

Definitions of a super moon can vary, but the term generally means a full moon which is closer to the Earth and thus appearing larger and brighter. the strawberry moon on June 24 and 25 isn’t as close to the earth as the full moon in May or April.

So why is it called the strawberry moon if it’s not strawberry colored???

June’s full moon is often referred to as the strawberry moon because it often falls during the strawberry harvesting season in the northwestern U.S. Similarly, it has also been called the rose moon because it occurs around the time the roses bloom.

Other names that this month’s full name may go by are Flower Moon, Hot Moon, Planting Moon, Mead Moon and even Honey Moon. June is traditionally the month of marriages, and it is even named after the Roman goddess of marriage, Juno. Following marriage comes the “honeymoon,” of course and this reason may be tied to this alternative Moon name!

I realize this isn’t my normal type of post but… I am a moon child. My zodiac is Cancer, born in June and I found it fitting 😀

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! We’re in for a warm stretch ahead of us here.


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Unlike the 215 bodies found in Kamloops, the findings today were not a mass grave. I’m definitely NOT saying this makes it any better! I just need to point out that there have been misunderstandings in regards to this fact.

Ground penetrating radar work began at the start of this month and will be used in the future to aid the Cowessess First Nation in locating more unmarked gravesites, Chief Cadmus Delorme said. (Submitted by Cowessess First Nation

This story broke my heart this morning. Click here to read about it on CBC. I’ve spent my morning looking into Crimes Against Humanity, Saskatchewan Residential Schools and reading stories of survivors. I literally just can’t even fathom the thought process behind this sort of thing. It has left me mentally exhausted and emotionally drained today. And this is why I linked an article instead of writing about it myself.

My son’s grade 5 class was involved in a ceremony in Turtleford to unveil an art project with the Turtleford School and Thunderchild School dedicated to Truth and Reconciliation. Brent Keen is the grade 5 teacher that has made this year memorable for Brody. He is an amazing person and we couldn’t have asked for a better teacher or a better experience this year.

Story begins at the time mark 3:33