Monthly Archives: February 2009

oven fried potato wedges

I made the Bisquick Chicken Fingers recipe this week. Everyone liked it well enough, but it wasn’t a rave. Not something I will make again. There are just too many other chicken recipes we like better. And new ones to try. But the Oven Fried Potato Wedges…those will remain on the list of menu options. […]

new green onions

After seeing this onion recycling tutorial online, we decided to give it a try. When DD made tomato soup, she saved the root end of the onions and we planted them in a little pot. They have started to grow. I’ll have plenty for a salad, sandwich or garnish when they are larger. DH doesn’t […]

rosemary bread

I tried a delicious new bread called Jo’s Rosemary Bread. It is written for a bread machine. No bread machine here, so I kneaded it in the KitchenAid and baked it in the oven. 1 cup warm water 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning […]


Buttercup, waiting patiently for spring. Me…not so patient.

the best banana muffins

Recently I posted a recipe for chocolate chip banana muffins. I found a banana bread recipe from Martha Stewart while web surfing that was touted as being extra special, so I decided to give it a try because I had these bananas that were on their last legs. Here’s the recipe with the slight changes […]

flatbread pizza

Timing for supper was off a bit as DD had volleyball practice and DH got home sooner than I thought he would. So we waited to eat until after practice. I had planned to make pizza dough, but decided to use the last of the flatbread for pizzas, instead. These make quick and easy pizzas. […]

birthday bears

Last night, DH spent a little time with a new slide scanner. He scanned several and one of them was this picture of our older son’s 6th birthday in 1985. I used the same pan (and a cat cake pan that is just as old) for his twins’ first birthday last year. DD#3 wanted it […]

menu plan monday ~ february 23, 2009

I’m hoping for sunshine this week, though the forecast does not look promising. So I’m staying indoors, looking out. I feel like Happy looks…I need a cozy spot to curl up until spring comes. The menu has to accommodate a couple of busy nights this week. And we didn’t get to the Bisquik chicken fingers […]

drapes in the guest room

Redecorating the guest room, which was such a priority just before the holidays, has slowed way down. Thank goodness! I have been enjoying some time off from that project. I was just in there, though, sitting in the comfy chair, pondering some rearranging. I realized I hadn’t shown you the drapes! Laurie, my very sweet […]

farm-country multi grain bread

This afternoon I tried the recipe for Farm-Country Multi Grain Bread. Delicious! 2 cups milk 1 cup old fashioned oats 2/3 cup brown sugar 5 tablespoons butter, softened 2 teaspoons salt 2 eggs 2 tablespoons active dry yeast 1/2 cup wheat germ (or substitute whole wheat flour) 3 cups whole wheat flour 3 cups all […]