Thursday, June 25, 2009

Slice of Heaven

On Monday my husband drove me down to where we hope to retire one day. This is New Bern, NC.... one of the prettiest towns ever! We dream of being able to retire here one day, but if we never do, I hope God will have this very same view in front of my mansion in heaven! :o)

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I really am trying to get away from the computer, but wanted to show you something. I started and completed this stitchery this week. This embroidery is a year long series of designs by Kathy Schmitz. There is a different block for each month, this being the block for July. I plan to start on the August block right away, so I can change out my piece next month. Okay, back to the kitchen to unload the dishwasher! (I'm also taking down wallpaper this week!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I will be MIA for awhile!

Okay guys, I'm going into hiding for awhile. I am getting absolutely nothing done these days. Between Facebook and Blogger, I am wasting too much time on the computer. I have so many things I want to do, so I am trying to limit my time here. However, I will be lurking and still reading my friends... so don't forget me. I'll try to pop in from time to time. :o)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Around the yard

Can you identify this flower? Or, is it a weed? We usually cut it down, but this year it looked so large, we decided to see what it might be. It is pretty. The picture below, I think is definitely a weed, that has been allowed to bloom. I love the pretty flowers in the morning, but look at the next picture to see what happens as the sun comes up.

It hides its flowers! Does anyone know what this is?

I talked April and Troy into trying my cherries yesterday. You can tell by her face that they are still a little tart. I did manage to find one that was pretty sweet. Does anyone know how to remove the pit without destroying the cherry? I thought it might be fun to try to make a cobbler if I can find enough sweet ones.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

First vegetables!

Okay, it's a stretch to say I have enough for a pan full of squash. Truthfully, I could have let them grow another day or two. But I couldn't resist picking these this morning. This will be just enough for two people. I'll be cooking for my daughter and myself tonight, so we will get to enjoy the first squash from the garden.
I always cook my squash the same way: use bacon grease in bottom of cast iron pan, slice squash and onion into pan, cover with a little water, cover with a lid and cook until soft (mushy and torn apart). Add water as needed but let the liquid cook out, browning some of the squash on the bottom of the pan. Of course, there is plenty of salt and pepper too.
When I was living in the mountains, one lady cooked hers the same way, but added cornmeal into her dish. The cornmeal cooked up all brown and crunchy with the squash. I tried it once, but mine didn't cook up like hers.
How do you cook your squash?