Nov

30

I woke up one morning earlier this week with a really, really bad headache so I knew I’d have to take some Tylenol to make it through the day. What I keep in the house though is generic acetaminophen, made by the company that had the recall recently. [...]

Filled Under: General

Nov

30

This recipe is good for a family or a potluck dinner…..I don’t make it as much now for just 2 people because we’d be eating it most of the week.
Crockpot Hamburger Casserole
2 large potatoes sliced
2-3 medium carrots sliced
1 can peas
3 medium onions sliced
2 stalks celery sliced
1 1/2 lbs. lean ground meat browned
1 can tomato soup
1 [...]

Filled Under: Food & Cooking

Nov

28

A few weeks ago I received some patterns in the mail from Barb for making these Christmas ornaments. She very kindly offered to mail them out to people that wanted them and she had quite a few takers. The Santa star ornament caught my eye and I [...]

Filled Under: Sewing

Nov

27

I’ve been gone for a week and it’s hard to get back in the groove of cooking! We are supposed to fly to Amelia Island for a business trip this week but I think that’s going to get cancelled due to the fact that we were gone last week.
Here is my tentative plan [...]

Filled Under: Food & Cooking

Nov

26

I am glad to be home. We had a great Thanksgiving, maybe I can get to some pictures later but not sure I have that many that are applicable to Thanksgiving. We were at the beach for a week with hubby’s whole extended family [...]

Filled Under: Family, Home

Nov

24

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving day! We are still eating/celebrating/visiting with family but hope to get back in a routine soon.
I saw that Dianne had this book poll over at her place, Unfinished Work and since I love books and reading I thought I’d play along.
Where do you most [...]

Filled Under: Books

Nov

20

I’ve been busy cooking and freezing things for Thanksgiving. I won’t have much left to do on Thursday, plus I’m not responsible for the whole meal this year. Several other family members are bringing dishes too so I’m sure we’ll have lots of food! My [...]

Filled Under: Food & Cooking

Nov

19

I’m not planning a lot this week because of Thanksgiving and family coming in and getting together. We will eat out several times!
Be sure to visit Laura for more great menus. Hope everyone has a good week.
Sunday……..Baked chicken and potatoes, butternut squash
Monday…….Fish, veggies
Tuesday & Wednesday…..eat out with family
Thursday…..Thanksgiving [...]

Filled Under: Food & Cooking

Nov

18

I finished another of my books a while back but the one I started after it has taken me quite some time to plow through. So I’ll start with that difficult one, Hanna’s Daughters. This story of 3 generations of Scandinavian women covers about 100 years of time. [...]

Filled Under: Books

Nov

17

I’ve had a few people ask me some questions about the steel cut oats so I thought I’d find a little info for you. Steel cut oats are whole grain oats and are supposed to be better for you than regular oats. Sometimes they are called Irish or Scottish oats too [...]

Filled Under: Food & Cooking

Nov

16

I’m enjoying seeing lots of different recipes each week to use in the slow cooker. Be sure to visit Sandra for more great recipes and ideas. Thanks for hosting us each week!
Crockpot Oatmeal
1 c. steel cut oats
1 c. dried cranberries
1 c. dried figs
4 cups water
1/2 cup half [...]

Filled Under: Food & Cooking

Nov

14

Brown Red, and the Skies are Gray”…….
The sky is somewhat gray today but for the last few days I’ve been noticing that one crape myrtle tree had the brightest red leaves on it. It looked like the tree was glowing to me when the sun would shine on it. [...]

Filled Under: Home

Nov

12

I think this helps me to have a plan for the week…..helps with the shopping and I don’t have to try to come up with something for dinner every afternoon! Be sure to visit Laura for more menus, or to play along yourself!
Monday……….Baked salmon, veggies
Tuesday………Chicken & pasta
Wednesday….church supper
Thursday…….Nacho grande casserole, salad [...]

Filled Under: Food & Cooking

Nov

12

This past weekend we were out and about. Went to Jackson to see some family and so hubby and bro- in-law could play golf. Which they always enjoy but they are so ready to be better at it! And E and her boyfriend came for [...]

Filled Under: Family

Nov

09

Crockpot Red Beans and Rice
1 lb. dried red beans
7 cups water
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 lb. sliced andouille sausage
3 T. creole seasoning
Hot cooked rice
Garnish: sliced green onions
Place all ingredients in slow cooker except for rice. Cook, covered, on high for 7 hours or until beans [...]

Filled Under: Food & Cooking