Sunday, June 28, 2009

It's Lunch!

As an avid blog reader I am surprised at the number of women out there who blog about the beautiful food they prepare. I'm not one of them. I've got an idea that the world is divided into two groups of women, those who love to cook and those who cook to survive! I would be a member of the "cook to survive" group on most days.

I do enjoy sitting down to a beautiful table and beautiful food, but believe me the effort is wasted at my house. I have good intentions and have a small garden with lettuce and basil and other veggies growing and today I actually remembered to use them. Just for me, I picked some lettuce and basil and added it to my hamburger roll along with a couple pickles. I used more of the lettuce for a bed to put a dab of potato salad on and then cut up a strawberry to add a bit of color to the plate and I ate in the dining room and felt quite special.

Ok, so if you are not a member of the "love to cook" group, I have a challenge for you to go the extra mile this week with your food presentation and see if your family isn't impressed!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Time for an update

My computer is not feeling well....  the M fell off and has been glued back on, it seems to be running slow and the battery is about dead.  I ordered a newer, faster one and as soon as it comes, about July 2....  I'll be blogging again. 

In the meantime since my computer is only working sporadically, blogging  is not working well for me...  till later....  

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A New Boyfriend!!!

Ok, she says he isn't her boyfriend but they have been dating since about January and tonight I finally got to meet him. He graduated from the college Molly goes to in May and is back home looking for a job in Pittsburgh. Anyhow he is visiting with Molly and I met them both for supper before she had to go to her evening class. So I took the opportunity to take a quick photo.

Dan and Molly

The reason I was in Selinsgrove was to take the dogs to the PetSmart spa. Pardon me if I upgrade it to a spa in my mind, it was over $1oo to get a haircut for two dogs. Rusty did get his teeth brushed and had special shampoo.  Here is a photo of Rusty while he was getting clipped. The girl did a great job and they look and smell great!  And Stewart relaxing at home.

Rusty haircutstewart

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mosaic Monday

I took photos again tonight of what's blooming in my garden in Central Pennsylvaina. I'm guessing these flowers are all pretty famaliar. One of the white ones is wild honeysuckle. Does anyone else have this one? I have a love-hate relationship with it, mostly I hate it because it is so invasive and is everwhere. But right now for a few days it smells heavenly when it is blooming. So today I almost love it. But as soon as the blooming is over I'll be out there with my clippers trying to get rid of it...again!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Cupcake Plate

This week I took a day off work so that Molly and I could go shopping.  We both love TJ Maxx and she loves the Olive Garden   We are great together at TJ Maxx she heads off to the clothing and I go to the home goods section and am rarely disappointed with their selection.  This week one of my purchases was this cute little cup cake plate.  We had a pot luck dinner at our church this week so as soon as I saw the plate I knew what I'd be taking as my contribution!  

cupcake plate


Molly called me tonight at about 10 to say that she and her friend Anthony and his friend Zach were coming over for a campfire. They included me in the plans and brought marshmallows and chocolate and graham crackers to make S'mores. It's been a couple years since we had a campfire in the back yard and I have missed the kids and the campfires. So tonight was great for me! Thanks Molly and Anthony :)