Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

It's all about the food
Once again
my brother and sister in law
put on a thanksgiving feast to remember
her table decorations were perfect
little glass jars with single flowers
in fall colors
four turkeys
and every side dish you could imagine
the dessert table was fit for a king
two families coming together
to give Thanks
for all that we have
thank you God for this amazing family time


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Killing Time on Tuesday Afternoon

I want to read this book and be inspired to sew

I want to visit this place and dance my feet off

I want this bag on my shoulder

and most of all, I want to cook in this kitchen
Designer Karen Blake 


Monday, November 19, 2012

A Yard Sale

"Your stuff is so expensive"
"you should have seen the price I paid for it"
was my reply

yard sales are a lot of work
but I am sure you know this little fact
most of the stuff I accumulate
is donated
either to the salvation army or some other worthy cause
after the yard sale,
it looks like most of my stuff will be donated once again
and I will vow
never to have another yard sale again
for as long as I live
or until I forget the pain of the last yard sale


Friday, November 16, 2012

Sweet Potato Souffle

Sweet Potato Souffle

three cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes
one cup sugar
half teaspoon salt
two eggs, slightly beaen
third of a stick of butter
half cup of milk
one teaspoon vanilla
one teaspoon cinnamon

mix all ingredients together and pour
in a 9 X 13 inch baking dish


one third stick butter
one cup brown sugar
third cup flour
one cup chopped nuts

mix all topping ingredients together and sprinkle
over potato mixture.
Bake for thirty five minutes at 350 degrees

because I have a big family that gathers
for the holiday
I usually make two of these and top the
other souffle with marshmallows and butter
so everybody is happy


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Warm and Spicy Autumn Punch

photo by martha stewart

two oranges
eight whole cloves
six cups apple juice
one cinnamon stick
fourth teaspoon ground nutmeg
fourth cup honey
three tablespoons lemon juice
two cups pineapple juice

preheat oven to 350 degrees
stud the oranges with cloves and bake for 30 minutes

in a large saucepan,
combine the apple juice and cinnamon stick
bring to a boil
reduce heat and simmer five minutes
remove from heat
and stir in the nutmeg, honey, lemon juice, and pineapple juice
serve hot in a punch bowl with the
clove studded baked oranges
floating on top
your welcome


Wednesday, November 14, 2012


unknown source

is the best cure for a sinking feeling

my gratitude list
my family
my Country
service men
my faith
an abundance of food
being a mom to a dwarf
having a husband who makes me laugh
all the time
three beautiful children
who taught me unconditional love
who rocks my world
a place to call home

Everything I have read this week
has had the same theme

it has been a comforting message


Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Daydreamer

For as long as I can remember,

I have been an optimist, a daydreamer
at almost any given time I can check out
and start fantasizing about a different world,
traveling, fashion, planning fabulous parties,
the list goes on and on..
Before the election,
I was fantasizing about a world without the current President
I even called my sister and said,
let's celebrate and have a party for America
I was so confident that the rest of the Country
was fantasizing too...
I'm an optimist, a dreamer to a fault
but I can't shake this sinking feeling...