Saturday, August 13, 2022

Foodie Friday

 A late post but here's what I have put on the dinner plate . . . 

Pork Chops, Mashed  Potatoes and Gravy.  They stuck to the pan but made great Gravy.  I made Toast to sop up the Gravy! 
We love this Casserole. . . 
In my church lady Cookbook from when I was a teenager.

I was tired Friday after going for groceries.  I thought I was going to do Steaks but the Cowboy instead they need to be marinated. 
Steak tonight! 
He had picked up the Burger Patties marked down.  I probably cooked too long they were tough.  

His idea of healthy.  The afternoon snack.  I guess it is better than cookies. 

Uploaded by accident.  But aren't they sweet.  

This is the Chili I mad last week . . . 
It was so good.  I usually add Beer.  But I didn't have any.  Our Kroger won't let you buy 1.  But I had a bit of Tequila.  Guess what.  Going to buy more Tequila.  It was really good! 
French Toast from marked down Italian Bread.  It was yummy. 

He is eating breakfast again!  
Remember the Tequila Chili?  I added Potatoes and Carrots and made Stew.  To go with Chili Rellenos. 
I love Chili Rellenos 
I couldn't completely keep him away from the sweets. I am praying he will have a significant weight gain so the Doctor will notice. 

Trying to eat Red Meat for Iron.  He likes Spinach but it was $3.00 a bunch!  I have a can I will serve tonight with the Steak. 

Meals are always a challenge.   Maybe you have ideas!  Please share! 

Happy Weekend! 

Thursday, August 11, 2022

My Crochet Ta Da Moment & My Next Project

 Hello.  I am super excited your here today!  I am sharing my finished project . . . 

Isn't she pretty.  Just look at that Pom Pom border! 

It does cover our King Size bed . . . 
But it ended up being a throw
One of the sections I love.  I love the Lavender swooping stitches.  
I followed the pattern in the CAL . . .
This was an already complicated Crochet A Long.  The pattern and tutorials are over Here

I loved making it . . . 
I had stopped for several months almost a year because of our move.  And I needed to buy more yarn.  I started collecting more yarn when I found it on sale.  All the yarn I get now online.    There are no shops on the island that have yarn.  
I originally intended to make the complete blanket to cover our bed but I realized that my blanket was very crooked making my sides wonky. 

So I started taking a few sections apart to try and fix it.  
Then I folded it up and just looked at it a few days . . . 
There were parts I was really happy with .  So I salvaged the first fourth and added the fringe . . . 

Looking back I think I might have been able to save more . . . 
But I am happy with it.  It is really wide and I think I will enjoy wrapping up in it on the porch when it turns cool.  

And now I am on to my next project using the leftovers . . . 
Lots and lots of colors to make pretty flowers . . . 
I think this might be the pattern. 
We'll see. I am still looking at patterns.   For now I just making centers.  They are fast and easy to make when you have a few minutes  . . . 

And now it's time to go Crochet! 
Enjoy your day! 

Monday, August 8, 2022

Baking Day featuring Author Cindy Bell


Tessa’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe




2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter at room temperature

3/4 cup peanut butter

1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips






Sift the flour, salt and baking soda into a bowl and mix together.


Whisk the butter and peanut butter together in another bowl. Add the sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Whisk the eggs one at a time into the butter mixture along with the vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.


Gradually add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture and whisk until combined.


Using a spoon, mix in the chocolate chips.


Cover the dough in plastic wrap.


Refrigerate for at least thirty minutes but overnight is fine.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.


Remove the dough from the fridge. You might need to leave it at room temperature for a few minutes, if it’s too hard. As soon as it’s soft enough, spoon the mixture in 2 heaped tablespoon measurements onto the baking sheets about two inches apart. I use an ice cream scoop.


This recipe makes about 30 cookies.


Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes until they are brown around the edges. The cookies will be soft but will harden more as they cool.  


Leave to cool on the tray for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Happy Homemaker in Texas


Joining Sandra for her party. 

Here are her prompts . . . 

The weather

Sunday and Monday clouds and 91/92.   Tuesday thru next week scattered showers.  Still 90/91 most days. 

As I look out my window

Hearing the neighbors.  They are on the way to Chuckie Cheese for 3 year old birthday.  She is super excited! 

Right now I am 

Resting.  I have been busy all day finishing this . . . 

I am in love withe white border . . . 
And so glad I decided it was time to 'give in' and put the border on. 
My Ta Da Moment 

Thinking and Pondering  about my next crochet project.  It is Fall theme blanket with Sunflowers.  I think I have all the yarn I need now.  I have been getting a few skeins each month as I find it in sale. 

How I am feeling . . . Tired from sitting most of the morning.  And feeling accomplished ... last night I stepped out of my comfort zone and took the dogs to the Seawall alone. 

The Cowboy has no interest in getting out.  

On the breakfast plate 

French Toast and Bacon.  He will add syrup.  I add powdered sugar to mine. 

On the lunch plate 

No lunch.  We had brunch. 

On the dinner plate 

Last night I made Chili.  It was so good.  

Mine with Cheese and Crackers 
His with only Crackers

On my reading pile 

On the TV  

Mostly he watches Baseball reruns, Johnny Carson reruns and America/Global Got Talent. 

I just crochet or read. 

On the menu  

Monday Mexican Pot Rice with Carrots and Spanish Rice

Tuesday Chili Stew from Sunday leftovers and Cornbread 

Wednesday Chicken Alfredo and Caesar Salad 

Thursday Pork Chops, Black Eye Peas and Scalloped Potatoes 

Friday Fried Shrimp, Cole Slaw and French Fries 

Saturday White Beans and Ham and leftover Cornbread 

To Do List 

Wash dog bowls 

Vacuum, Sweep and Mop 

Post office

Get Green Beans and Rice for Domino at Walmart 

From the camera  

They love the new rug.  Barely got it laid down and they were on it! 


Thanks for stopping in! 
 I will be linking at Sandra's party and the other regulars. 
Sandra's party is over Here

Have a great week!