Monthly Archives: March 2011

menu plan monday ~ March 28 – April 3, 2011

DH took a few pictures around the yard Sunday morning. Sun, snow, and flowers. By Monday noon, the snow was gone. Sun and flowers? Still here. πŸ™‚ The menu for the week is as follows: Monday Tacoritos (Didn’t get to this last week.) Baked Corn Tortilla Chips Tuesday Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry Rice Wednesday […]

snowdrops? um…no, that would be just plain snow

Last Wednesday was warm and breezy and lovely. Today, not so much. Temps hovered around 34* all day. And it snowed, along with some sleet. DH took some pictures for me. I stayed inside where it is warm. The columbine looks no worse for the wear after having snow and sleet pelt on it today. […]

happy little bumble bee

Last Saturday, while we were in the garden, I spied this bumble bee checking out each of the ‘Tete-a-Tete’ daffodils. Looks happy, doesn’t she? If you live in Illinois, and enjoy taking pictures of honey bees and bumble bees, check out the Bee Spotter site. You can add to a scientific study of bees in […]

beautiful breezy day

A lovely day to be outside! DH cleaned up around some of the daffodils and daylilies today. This tiny little daffodil is called ‘Minnow.’ ‘Minnow’ The garden is full of daffodils right now, with more coming on. The warm weather the first part of the week really brought them out. Now we’re headed into a […]

menu plan monday ~ march 21, 2011

We spent a little time in the garden on Saturday and I was happy to get my first sighting of a bumble bee for the season. She was happily going from daffodil to daffodil, collecting pollen. The apricot trees began to bloom on Saturday. A sure sign of spring. I will make another post of […]

pizza dough recipe

Making pizza dough is so easy that we have long since given up store-bought, delivery and take-out pizza. Store bought pizza seems so very salty to us, too, so we are glad to give it up for home made. Give this a try. It’s easy and delicious! The recipe can easily be doubled if you’re […]

thanking God for spring

Even though today was gray and chilly, these pictures from Saturday are encouraging. Spring is here, regardless of the temperatures today. The dark purple crocus are blooming. Glory-of-the-Snow Peony shoots are up! More crocus… And Spring Beauties… And dogwood promises… And snowdrops… The first ‘Von Sion’ daffodil is almost open… Tiny Tete-a-Tete daffodils are only […]

menu plan monday ~ march 14, 2011

The forecast says “possible snow” but my daffodils say “definitely spring.” Here’s the menu. I plan to take some pictures while making pizza tonight and then I’ll post the recipe we use for the crust. It makes delicious pizza. And so easy! Much better than store-bought, let me tell you! There are several other recipes […]

prayers for Japan

While we are not able to get our minds around the enormity of what has happened in Japan, we can trust that our God is bigger than and Master of anything that happens in His creation. We are praying for the people of Japan and for those who are there to help. We were glad […]

the first smell of spring

The first whiff of these daffodils gave me all kinds of springtime happiness. DH put a bud vase of daffs on my desk. What a nice surprise on Monday morning! β€œThe flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.” ~Gertrude S. Wister I so […]