Saturday, April 28, 2012
I taped them to the door which is right beside the kitchen sink. I love having them there and being able to see them. Of course, they do become part of the landscape and don't catch my eye nearly as often as when they were first taped onto the door. But every so often, one will catch my eye and I smile, thank God for the blessing of that friend or family and pray He will continue to guard and keep them.
Friday, April 27, 2012
In the few moments it took me to contemplate these thoughts, Hannah asked, "Shouldn't the apostrophe go before the twelve?" And the lightbulb went on inside my brain.
"Why does it say 12 foot? Was that on the board and they just didn't get it cut off or painted over? What could that 12' mean? Is there some code that the followers get but I am missing?"
Of course they meant it to be short for 2012, but didn't pay attention in grammar class and misplaced the apostrophe. I wonder if they were in the same class as the people who made the sign by the side of another road we travel which reads:
"Wish'in to be fish'in?"
Friday, April 20, 2012
She chose to have sausage-egg bake and blueberry scones for breakfast, and shrimp francesca with feticinni alfredo for dinner (or lunch). Since her father had a very busy schedule on her birthday night, we ate her birthday supper of hotdogs, boxed macaroni-n-cheese, Pringles, and lemonade the next evening with Grandpa and Grandma, her Uncle Matt, and her cousins Alison and Emily.
Oh and don't forget the cake and ice-cream!
|All her siblings wanted to decorate the cake. So I divided it into parts and let them decorate their own section!|
|Unfortunately our tradition of always making home-made ice-cream for birthdays has fallen away due to our ice-cream freezer breaking and me forgetting to find a replacement!|
She got some lovely gifts.
|From her siblings|
|From Grandpa and Grandma|
|Also from Grandpa and Grandma|
|From Dad and Mom - it is to hang on the wall and hold all her hair things, make-up, and other goodies|
So if you were peaking in our window last night after everyone left, you would have seen this:
|It was a rainy, cold day and evening. And curled up in our favorite spots, finishing our wine, while enjoying a good book was a fantastic way to end the evening.|
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 09, 2012
Mustard Cheese Chicken
Thaw however many chicken breasts needed for your family.
Mix together in a bowl:
1-2 Tbsp spicy mustard
maybe a little water, if it needs to be more liquid-like for rolling.
Mix together in a second bowl:
Parmesan cheese and shredded cheese (it takes more parmesan than shredded, and I simply mix with my hands till it feels like a good mix and will coat the chicken nicely)
Roll the chicken breasts in the first bowl, then the second bowl, and place in a greased dish.
Bake at 400 degrees until done (about an hour).
Thursday, April 05, 2012
This is one of the favorites for pork roast. It is nice to have slow cooker recipes for the days when life is too busy to cook. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Lay sliced onions on the bottom of the crockpot. Put pork roast on top.
- Jar of apple jelly
- 2 Tbsp spicy mustard (more if you like stronger flavor)
- 1/2 cup water or chicken broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
I often serve this with rice and sautéed green beans and onions, or a salad.