Monthly Archives: January 2009

spring green

Last Saturday, DH cut some branches from the yard for forcing. The forsythia will take 10-14 days to bud out. It’s beginning to show signs of life. See that green peeking out? The purple lilac buds are plump and dark… …while the white lilac are bright green and slender. We like to force branches every […]

snow ice cream

With all that snow on the ground, we had to make snow ice cream, didn’t we?? Yes! I perused several recipes and decided to give this one a try ~ Snow Ice Cream. DD measured one cup of heavy whipping cream. We whipped it until it held soft peaks, adding two teaspoons of vanilla and […]

baby baked potatoes

Supper was yummy. Tilapia, baby baked potatoes, corn, stir-fried sugar snap peas with tomatoes, and cornbread. DH loves these baby baked potatoes. To make them, you need: small red potatoes olive oil fresh rosemary salt and pepper to taste Wash the potatoes. Slice the top off each one. Place in a saucepan and add enough […]

all that white stuff

We had four or five inches of snow over three or four inches of sleet. I don’t plan to go out and measure it myself, I’ll have you know. Inside is the place for me. But DD is having lots of fun out there. This AM she went sledding with her dad. Then he pulled […]

smokey potato cheese soup

I made Smokey Potato Cheese Soup for supper tonight and it was a hit. Just thought I’d let you know. 🙂 Wish I’d taken some pictures! I guess the lazy, laid-back, no-school, DD-went-to-play-with-friends kind of day made me forget all about my camera. My, my…can’t imagine how that happened! ~~Rhonda

menu plan monday ~ january 26, 2009

The meteorologists are predicting a winter storm beginning Monday night. DH offered to do the shopping early Monday morning to save me a trip out. Is he not sweet? So the menu is ready, taking into account cold weather, snow and sleet, DH’s meetings, and DD’s volleyball practice. A busy week! Monday chicken and noodles […]

a splash of red

This beautiful amaryllis bloomed while we were in Florida. Thankfully, the blooms last a long time and it is at its peak right now. So pretty! Many stores have these bulbs on clearance right now, as they had been stocked for the holidays. Check them out. Open the box before you buy. If the stalk […]

home again, home again

I’ve been gone for two weeks. We went to Florida for vacation, then up the east coast to visit our son’s family. I stayed there for a few extra days to babysit the grands while DH and DD came on home. I flew home yesterday. I loved having some time with the twins and their […]

snow day

This morning, we woke to a beautiful blanket of snow. It fell all morning. I’m guessing we have about three inches. Up at 7:00…no school, yeah!…out the door at 7:15. The babies were duly bundled and taken out on the deck to see the snow. With Auntie holding her, Twin#1 was brave enough to check […]

off to the races

The girlies had fun racing the length of the rug (with the help of Auntie and Grandpa). After their pushers quit on them, they tried it themselves. This works, too! Stack ’em high, stack ’em tall… DD#1 arrived today to visit/help with the grands. So glad to see her! ~~Rhonda 🙂