Monday, May 26, 2014

Pimento Cheese on a Rainy Day

Nothing like a simple pimento cheese sandwich for lunch on a dark, rainy day.

Now, I'm not talking grocery store pimento cheese, mind you.  Sorry Prices! ;-)
I'm talking good 'ol, old fashioned, homestyle pimento cheese.

Homestyle Pimento Cheese
makes 8 servings

1 pound velveeta cheese
2 oz jar chopped pimentos
4 tablespoons mayonaise
onion salt to taste - a little goes a long way

Grate cheese into a bowl.
Add pimentos, mayonnaise, and onion salt.
Stir until combined.
Serve immediately.  
Refrigerate leftovers.

Best served with Ruffles potato chips and a glass of iced tea. :-)

Menu Plan Monday

Supper Menus
May 26th - June 1st

take-out bbq

hamburgers, french fries, ranch style beans

make your own individual pizzas

soft tacos, spanish rice, pinto beans

out for supper

breakfast for supper - pepper bacon, scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole, biscuits 

pot roast, salad, dinner rolls

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Such a happy day!

Today marks 10 weeks that I have completed in my neck brace!
My next doctor appointment is just a week and a half a way. :-)
Happy, happy day!

~Keurig Love~

Well, I'm on the Keurig bandwagon now.
I got one for Mother's Day and for the past week I have absolutely loved it.

I got a couple of boxes of our favorite k-cups at the grocery last week.
But then my amazon order came in of 36 different kinds and 
that sent me from keurig believer straight into keurig love! ;-)

My whole family had fun looking at all the different kinds!

And, then I loaded up my carousal. 

The assortment came with plenty of coffees of course, plus hot cocoas and ciders,

teas and decafs,

and flavored varieties.

I said this one, called "dark and handsome" must have been sent for Mr. H. ;-)

My daughter and I said we'd fight over the "pumpkin vanilla creme" one. 
(Of course I'll let her have it though!)

The first one I tried was the "peanut butter and jelly sandwich" crazy cup flavor!  How fun!

I plan to also get an insert that keurig sells were you can just use your own regular coffee in your machine instead of the k-cups.   

But, for a while I will love, love, love the novelty of a whole coffee shop sitting on my kitchen counter!
I am just loving my Keurig.

I can't wait to have company over and have them be able to select and make
 any hot beverage they'd like.  How neat is that?! :-)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Flowers, flowers, everywhere!

I just love how our property explodes with 
black eyed susans every May!

Literally hundreds everywhere you look.

I just had to snip a few to bring inside to enjoy. :-)

Pristine, manicured lawns in the 'burbs have never been for me.
I like the woods where there is always a surprise at every turn. :-)


“It's sad if people think that's (homemaking) a dull existance, [but] you can't just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away. It's the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want it to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don't want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn't it?” ~Audrey Hepburn

Monday, May 12, 2014

Six Years Blogging

Well, my six year blogging anniversary came and went without me realizing it!  

On May 4th, six years ago, I was home one evening sick with a cold and I decided to start a blog.  

On that first day I shared - 
and a poem.

2,363 posts later…
 and the rest is history!

Thanks for visiting all these years. :-)
And, if you've never said hello, I'd love to meet you!

Menu Plan Monday

Back to menu planning after nine long weeks!  Woohoo!

Supper Menus
May 12th-18th



potato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches



invited to friend's house for supper

Sunday dinner
pot roast, lettuce and tomato salad, dinner rolls

Ma Ingalls

“This earthly life is a battle,' said Ma. 'If it isn't one thing to contend with, it's another. It always has been so, and it always will be. The sooner you make up your mind to that, the better off you are, and more thankful for your pleasures.” Little Town on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder

National Strawberry Month

May is National Strawberry Month!

You can go here to find lots of our favorite strawberry recipes.

And her are a few more!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

It's Dewberry Time!

"I smile when I look back at the troubles that have strengthened me.  What seems to be insurmountable struggles then are now beautiful ornaments illuminating my soul."

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Our Favorite New Potatoes

Dig up three or four potatoes per person.
Scrub under cool water.
Boil until tender.
Toss with butter.
Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Monday, May 5, 2014

~Fresh Garden Onions~

"The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946.  That is not very long ago.  Until then, where was all the food?  Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests.  It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides.  It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard." 

~ Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, 
Healthier People, and a Better World

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Home is Where the Heart Is

Sometimes I find myself missing our house in town.
The house where I could keep the floors clean
because we had sidewalks and paved drives.
The house where I had picked out every paint color, floor covering, counter top 
and light fixture.  And everything matched!
The house where I could walk to the corner store if I had to.

Four years ago this week, we sold that house and bought a quirky home in the country that someone else built.  And, in my opinion, very little matches!

I never seem to linger on my thoughts of missing that house in town too long though
because I quickly remember this home is where I hear our duck quacking 
and splashing outside my window.
Where I have wildflowers in my front yard.
Where I don't have an HOA telling me what I can and can't do.
Where I have room to roam and room to breathe.
And where I have pets that feed me breakfast. :-)

Home is where the heart is.  And my heart is certainly right here.