Monthly Archives: July 2010

quiche lorraine

Our French exchange student made Quiche Lorraine twice for us. Her mother is from Lorraine, France, and the quiche is a family specialty. The pastry is a mixture of flour, butter, and water. Beautiful! She made the quiche much thinner than the quiches I am used to. We all loved it! Delicious! Sooo good! We’ve […]

menu plan master ~ july 26, 2010

I made a menu for last week, but didn’t get around to posting it. And this week, I’m running late. But better late than never! Our family company is gone and our exchange student heads home tomorrow. We will all miss her, but DD is especially going to miss this new friend. Monday Hamburgers on […]

busy month!

We’ve kept our exchange student pretty busy this month. And DD has kept her camera busy taking lots of pictures. Here are some of the photo ops she has captured. They enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend with all the celebrations. Our exchange student would like to be a fire fighter so she especially enjoyed […]

splish splash

Bath time at Grandma’s house. The week is passing too quickly. 🙁 ~~Grandma

love my glass straw

I’ve been looking at glass straws online for a month or so. Wanted to buy a few and then came across a blog giveaway which I won! I received five glass straws from via the giveaway on Simple Bites. Four of the straws are clear glass, two different lengths and two styles (widths)…regular and […]

we’re having fun!

It’s a busy household with our exchange student and extra family members here. But we’re having a lot of fun! ~~Grandma 🙂

guess who’s here!

Twin One and Twin Two! A sweet duet. Playing with Zak. Smile for the camera! Enjoying Great-great-great-grandma Prest’s rocking chair. I’ll have more pictures of the rest of the family later. 🙂 ~~Grandma

a few pictures from the garden…

My mower came back from the shop today. I spent a couple of hours mowing the yard. It really needed it. Now it needs a good rain. But the blooms are still blooming. Here are a few pictures from around the garden. The crape myrtle looked so pretty against the blue sky. The daisies are […]

tangy buttermilk cheese bread

This recipe from makes delicious hamburger buns. Tangy Buttermilk Cheese Bread 1 1/8 cups buttermilk 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 3 cups bread flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar 1 cup room temperature sharp Cheddar cheese, sliced and then diced into small pieces (divided into 3/4 c. and 1/4 […]

menu plan monday ~ july 12, 2010

We’ve had a fun week with our French exchange student. She has been introduced to Oreo cookies (LIKE!), beef jerky (doesn’t like), oven fried potato wedges (like!), cotton candy (like!) and Oreo ice cream (LIKE!). 🙂 She is polite and kind, volunteers to help willingly around the house, and is excited about everything we show […]