Monthly Archives: January 2013

trying new recipes for fish and rice

I like trying new recipes and had several on the menu this week. They’ve all been good. This evening we had Super-Crisp Oven Baked Fish and Parmesan Rice Pilaf. I had planned to try a different recipe for the fish, but when I took a look at it, it required frying the fish, then finishing […]

menu plan monday ~ january 28, 2013

Yesterday DH made rye bread for the first time. It’s delicious! Really wonderful bread. It took a longer time to rise than our usual bread recipe, but it was worth the wait. Monday Mushroom Stroganoff Garden Salad Tuesday Crispy Oven-Fried Cod Fish Steamed Asparagus Corn Fruit Salad Wednesday Broccoli Cheese Soup Thursday Toasted Ham and […]

baking rosemary bread

Yesterday the day was chilly and grey. I spent the afternoon in the kitchen, making turkey soup and Rosemary Bread. Seemed a good way to spend a chilly afternoon. The bread is an old favorite, but the soup was a new recipe for me. Very good and we’ll be making it again. Rosemary bread is […]

menu plan monday ~ january 21, 2013

I had a good time this past weekend at my Dad’s house, for a Sisters’ Weekend gathering. I, my four sisters and two sisters-in-law try to get together for a weekend once a year. For Christmas, everyone pitched in to give my Dad a Civil War wallpaper border for his collection room, with the promise […]

menu plan monday ~ january 14, 2013

We hosted our last holiday party this past weekend. I made the Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake that has been a hit in the past. Now it’s time to think about putting Christmas away. It’s a big job, but one that we need to do. I just hate to see it come down. Here’s the menu for […]

this week in pictures / january 6~11

Sunday / 6:30 p.m. / day of rest Monday / 5:00 p.m. / lovely amaryllis Monday / 7:30 p.m. / fresh oysters! Wednesday / 11:45 a.m. / glittery triangle house Wednesday / 11:45 a.m. / the alphabet song Thursday / 1:50 p.m. / drizzly Thursday / 5:00 p.m. / Foggy / It’s unusual to have […]

dinner and a house tour

The local library hosts an annual dinner and auction to raise money for the library. We like to donate dinner for eight with a Christmas house tour to the auction. Seven guests were able to attend this year. The menu included Marinated Pork Tenderloin Baby Baked Potatoes Pear-Pecan Salad Steamed Green Beans Creamy Mushroom Bake […]

menu plan monday ~ january 7, 2013

Last week, we celebrated DH’s birthday. I baked peach pie, his favorite, and the twins helped him blow out his candle. We also hosted a dinner for eight and a Christmas house tour last week. That will be another post. This week we have one more party, then will draw this Christmas season to a […]

snow ice cream treat

Last weekend, we had the beautiful fluffy snowfall. The girls had a great time playing in the yard. And had fun eating lots of snow, too… There was enough snow on the ground to allow us to make snow ice cream. While the girls warmed up with some hot chocolate, I mixed the ice cream. […]

Christmas eve and Christmas day

Like many families, we have a tradition of opening a gift of Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve. We also open one more gift. Not sure how that tradition got started, but it’s one we have. There always seems to be a kitty available for playing with bows and ribbons. Then it was time to watch […]