First Thanksgiving after Santa Rosa Firestorm

Hello Friends, This is our First Thanksgiving after the Santa Rosa Firestorm and boy do we have so much to be grateful for. The Firestorm was a nightmare. It was a terrifying experience and that’s all I’m going to say about it at least for now. Our home was spared only a block and a half away but sadly my brother and his family and our friends and neighbors all lost their homes. We are beyond grateful, Glory Be To God, as we are all alive. We have our lives, our families and friends. We are all safe. A prayer: Dear Lord, Thank you for saving each and every one of our lives. Please help my family, friends and neighbors whom lost their homes to rebuild, have peace of mind and remain calm and steady in knowing you are with them throughout this difficult journey. May God Bless those who lost loved ones and wrap them in His most Holiest Angel Wings of love, comfort and peace. Turn their tears into joy. May we hold and cherish our loved ones close to our hearts forever and always. Amen.

Please pray and help my Brother, Sister in Law, Niece & Nephew to Rebuild their Home this Christmas season. Thank you. Love to You and Yours, God Bless You All. 🙏 Lynda


Pancit! One of my first Filipino dishes I have ever had. My husband is of Filipino decent and his Mother and Lola would make us this for dinner. I love the lightness of the clear cellophane noodles and all the flavors that make up this delicious dish from a far away land.   IMG_4385


1 pound pork, chicken or beef cubed
1 can vegetable soup
1 can of corn kernels
1/2 cup peas
1//2 cup sliced baby carrots
1 small bunch bok choy
1 green cayenne chili
1/8 cup soy sauce
1 package cellophane rice noodles
1 small red onion
1 garlic clove
Olive oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
Pure sesame oil
Cracked black pepper
3 green onions diced
Sriracha aka Rooster Sauce (optional)

Pour olive oil in hot, large frying pan and stir fry meat until brown on both sides. Remove meat and add to pan; chopped garlic, onions and chili, stir fry until onions are translucent. Add corn, peas and chopped boy choy to stir fry. Add, meat to pan, stir fry and add soup, vinegar and sesame oil. Add soy sauce and black pepper to taste.
Boil cellophane noodles for three minutes, drain and add to stir fry, toss. Top with green onion and for me, Sriracha for more heat. Enjoy!