Thursday, September 15, 2016

Break Time!

Bob and I have a little time off from work and are planning some fun time!  So - I'm signing off the computer for a little bit, but hope to be back soon and tell you all about it.  See you soon!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cooking Thursday

Bob's workplace had a summer picnic/potluck recently.  One of the dishes that I enjoyed was an unusual coleslaw.  The woman who made it was happy to share the recipe and I made it myself for Labor Day.  It's a recipe that is simple to make, and is able to be made in advance.  I think you'll like it!

Pineapple Grape Cole Slaw

14 ounce bag coleslaw
20 ounce can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 1/2 cups red grapes, halved
3/4 cup sliced almonds

1/2 cup real mayonaisse
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Stir together dressing ingredients and set aside.
In large bowl, mix the coleslaw, pineapple and grapes.  Stir dressing into mix.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.  Before serving, place almonds on top of salad.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Wordless Wednesday

These crates are seen a lot in this area.  They are used when harvesting pumpkins, squash, gourds, onions...  These are filled with onions.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Addition to our new walk

Here's the latest additions to the new path and flower bed that Bob put in.  He planted a knockout rose at the end of the bed. The adorable birdhouse was a gift.  Bob fixed up the post as a base and added it to the bed.  Next year there will be more plants around the base.  I think it looks so cute there!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Family Picnic

You may remember that a few weeks ago, we were going to have a family gathering, at a chicken BBQ, until a tornado stopped us!  We decided to try again this past Saturday.  My whole family met at a local park.
It rained much of the day, but by suppertime the sun was shining.  The temps had dropped and it was cool and windy.

Ruby saw great grandma coming and led her to the pavilion.

 This time the chicken was from KFC, but it was still good!

After supper there was time to play.  This tire swing was a highlight.  It had 4 tires that hung from a crossbar and then could swing around.  It's hard to see, but the big and little kids enjoyed it.

 My niece cut her hand and needed stitches removed.  I took the kit along to do it, but then decided it was too soon!  I told her she better wait, be don't need it to open up again!

 This is my brother, helping Ruby get her shoes back on.  She is often barefoot!

 My crazy nephew was being a dare-devil.  He was running across the table and jumping the fence. I was for sure have some injuries if I tried that!

It's a beautiful park, with a pavilion, playground equipment and lots of flowers.

We took a few pictures of us with the girls too.  Bob's the only one that wasn't having hair issues because of the wind!
It was a good time with family!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Cooking Thursday

I love tomatoes.  They are good anytime, but the best in the summer!  If you have lots of tomatoes to use, I have a recipe that is awesome!  I quite often make this for lunch for myself on my day off.  It's such a treat!

Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes

Large tomatoes 
Minced garlic or garlic powder
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Oregano, thyme, basil
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wrap a rimmed baking sheet with foil and line with parchment paper.
Cut tomatoes into 3/4 inch slices.  Remove seeds and juice. Poke holes in the bottoms of any end pieces.  Drain, cut side down on a paper towel or a few minutes.
Place tomato slices on prepared pan.  Sprinkle with garlic, then drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and sugar.
Place in oven for 20-25 minutes, until tomatoes are soft, dark and carmelized.
Sprinkle with herbs, allow to sit for a few minutes and enjoy!