Monthly Archives: February 2010

menu plan monday ~ march 1, 2010

This weekend we did some eagle watching on the Mississippi River. We saw quite a few eagles, but the gulls were closer. Here’s the menu for the week. Monday Tomato Soup with White Beans and Bacon Toasted Cheese Sandwiches Tuesday Tacos Wednesday Hamburgers on homemade buns Roasted Green Cabbage Wedges Corn Red Grapes Thursday Rosemary […]

cheeseburger soup

I read a quite a few recipes for cheeseburger soup, looking for one that sounded right to me. I chose one for the crock pot. I followed the recipe somewhat, but in the end, I did my own thing. Is that a surprise?? I made the soup on the stove top in an 8 quart […]

menu plan monday ~ february 22, 2010

Saturday, we had snow in shady places around the yard. Sunday, the snow was gone. That’s what two days of over 50 weather will do for you. Love it! I made the menu last week, but changed a few things before posting to make it work for what the week actually holds. Monday Cheeseburger Soup […]

slowly but surely

I’m waiting for spring. How about you? It’s coming, but not soon enough for me. The maple trees have been budding for several weeks. Today we had a high of 55* or so. I left the house for the first time in two weeks and took a few pictures around the yard. It looks rather […]

anadama bread

One of my favorite Christmas gifts was the book The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. The first recipe I tried was Anadama Bread. Made with cornmeal, it makes wonderful toast. The bread requires an overnight soaking of the cornmeal which I’ve never done for a bread recipe before. It also asks for 4 oz. light molasses. All […]

macro monday ~ february 15, 2010

The theme for the flickr group Macro Mondays for Monday, February 15, was “heart’s desire.” I used a Valentine card and a chocolate covered strawberry for two photo submissions. Sugar outlines a heart on top a Valentine card. The chocolate covered strawberries were delicious. I took about 30 pictures to get one I liked well […]

chicken and dumpling soup

Chicken soup is one of those recipes you can fudge to your heart’s content. Use what you have, substitute, leave this out, add that. Yesterday I wanted to make chicken and dumpling soup. Instead of following the recipe I found online, I put together my own combo. Near as I can remember, the following is […]

menu plan monday ~ february 15, 2010

This morning we were greeted by gray clouds and more snow. Somewhere out there, the crocus are waiting to bloom. I hope you enjoyed your Valentine celebrations. I was sick over the weekend with a yucky stomach bug, but I finally enjoyed a few Valentine treats late in the afternoon on Sunday…and had a few […]

does anyone else collect pie plates?

My first memory of pie is my Grandma Ruth’s pies and the glass pie plates she used to bring her yummy pies to family reunions. The tops were decorated with cutting lines, punched with a fork, and sprinkled with sugar before baking. I loved those pies. Even as a child I was captivated by that […]


Tacoritos…delicious. The entire family gave them a big thumbs up. 🙂 Not hard to make, at all. If your family and/or friends like tacos, burritos, Tex-Mex, etc., they will enjoy this. And I must say, as good as they were, they were even better the next day. Next time I make them, I will consider […]