Friday, March 31, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
I am not always up or happy in a situation, but for the most part I see the value in seeing the glass as half full. Oh I have my moments and my days, but it's so much better, in my opinion to think of the positive. Too look forward to spring, if you can. I know its harder to do so in some situations than in others.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Maybe its having a larger and brighter kitchen or hosting a cookbook club resulting in my flipping through cookbooks at least once a month, but I found myself wanting to cook more, experiment more in the kitchen. I tried corned beef and I made Irish soda bread for cookbook club, but there are other dishes I’d like to try my hand at making.
Quiche - I love the quiche sold at the Millennium Café at our local library, but I’ve never made one myself
Chicken Fried Steak – my mother’s recipe using cube steak and cracker crumbs
Mac and Cheese – I love the blue box, always have, always will, but I’d like to find a baked mac and cheese recipe that doesn’t require a white sauce
Dumplings – I asked my father if there was anything he’d like for me to make months ago that he doesn’t normally get and he said dumplings. I’ve never made them, never eaten them and might use Reames dumplings, but I’m up to the challenge!
Meatballs! – Everett, a small town in NE Kansas, has a small café that I’ve gone to after church a few times and one of their Sunday specials is meatballs. I’ve not had them, but they always look and smell so good! I love meatloaf and meatballs remind me of mini, round meatloafs. I must make them!
Meatloaf! - I made crock pot meat loaf for cookbook club, but it didn’t hit the spot. I need to try again.
Coconut Cream Pie – I’ve not ever had coconut cream pie, I don’t really know that I like coconut, but it’s a friend’s favorite and I’d like to try making one.
Cinnamon rolls – On my own. I’ve made them with Jenna before and I’ve made them on my own using frozen bread dough. That recipe was a flop. I’d love to learn to make the Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls and give them away at Christmas as she does.
Dinner rolls – Yeast, buttery topped dinner rolls.
Brisket – Again, don’t know that I’ve ever eaten it and certainly haven’t ever prepared it, but it sounds good!
Jell/Cool-Whip Salads – A must for any church potluck in the country and something I totally love, but rarely make.
What else do I need to try making? Whats something you’d like to try making?
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
I started the March garland a few days before March. I cut strips out of green paper and folded and glued them using Elmer permanent glue dots.
Um, they’re not permanent. I needed four hearts and a stem to make one clover and I figured I needed fourteen clovers, give or take a few. I got four sets of clovers glued together and had started on the fifth when the first set started to come unglued.
I glued them again and started on that fifth set, again and the second set started to come unglued. Really? Fine. I stopped and went back and glued all the pieces over again, even those that hadn’t yet come unglued. All future clover pieces I doubled glued. I eventually got all the hearts and stems I had needed to make the garland glued and then sat it aside as it was past my bedtime! I awoke the next morning to find this…
I decided then that there would be no March garland, but after a few days I decided to try again, but with to just make something really easy as it was now the second week in March. My schedule was packed and it took several days to trace, cut, punch and string, but here is my March Garland that almost didn’t get made.
And here is my spring mantle. It needs work, but it's a start.
I need to swap out the white candles for some colored ones and I might someday spray paint the watering can, which I found at Goodwill.