14 Feb 2017
in Flowers, Frugal living
Tags: blue butterflies, Daily Prompt, expectation, pink roses, red roses, roses, The Daily Post
No more Valentine expectations!
That’s how it is when you are completely single for valentine. Click here if you are having a problem dealing with this fact.
Please enjoy a few older shots. I was going to find and scan a picture from years ago of one of my Valentine’s Day hauls but my apartment is too disheveled at this time to look. Early spring cleaning. It’s in the 40’s this week and expected to actually hit the upper 50’s in a few days around here.
Now I am a mere ghost to Valentine’s Days of the past!
Can’t find my favorite teacup since I moved.
19 Dec 2016
in Daily Prompt, Food & Wine
Tags: baking, breakfast, Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Muffins, Christmas, Daily Prompt, food, muffins, recipes, relax, The Daily Post, treats
Cream butter, cream cheese and sour cream with sugar
Use whisk or hand mixer to fully incorporate all the wet ingredients
Before adding to the dry ingredients
Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Muffins
8 oz cream cheese 1/4 C milk or cream
2 Tb butter 1/4 C vanilla creamer
1/4 C sour cream 1 tsp vanilla
1 egg 1/2 C sugar
2 C flour 3 tsp baking powder
1/2 C mini chocolate chips
11 Dec 2016
in Food & Wine, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: almond tart, chicken and dumplings, comfort food, cornbread dumplings, food, relax, relaxing, weekly photo challenge
No better time to relax than when you get snowed in. You can relax, take a nap or watch TV, read a book or just play on the computer. You could also freak out and pace the floors knowing that you are trapped like a rat.
Great time to overeat or you could just work out. Many years ago I would be working out. Today I baked an almond tart for the first time. I found some recipe online for a Lemon-Almond tart. Did not sound like a great combo to me, though I love both by themselves. Turned it into an Almond Tart recipe with only had 4 ingredients. Pleasant flavor and quite dense but should be gluten-free with no flour.
4 eggs 1 C almond meal
1/3 C sugar 1/3 C almond flavored creamer
Mix eggs and sugar then add the almond meal/ground almonds then blend in the flavored creamer Butter and flour tart or tiara pan Bake at 350° for 15 minutes Dust with powdered sugar as desired.
Relaxing with more comfort food.
Chicken and Dumplings!
|Cooked chicken thighs til tender and took off bone.
|Boiled minced onion, carrots, a potato and peas.
|Made a medium white sauce seasoned with
|chicken seasoning to taste, added the other
|previous ingredients, simmering, added the following
|cornbread dumplings on top in teaspoons, covered
|and simmered for additional 20 minutes til done.
|1 C flour
||1/2 C cornmeal
|1 Tb baking powder
||3 Tb oil
||2/3 C milk
27 Nov 2016
in Food & Wine, Frugal living, Nature, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: cartoon, Christmas, Holidays, oil painting, political correctness, snow, weekly photo challenge
A lot of stuff really.
For someone who has always lived in the northern area of the country, it’s not this time of year without snow & icy roads so be careful if you share this part of the world.
For most of us, it’s the start of the holiday or Christmas season. I used to say happy holidays before it almost became illegal to say Merry Christmas. I found this cartoon a few years ago, so appropriate!
23 Nov 2016
in Daily Prompt, Food & Wine
Tags: anticipation, Carly Simon, catsup, condiments, Daily Prompt, food, Heinz Ketchup, The Daily Post
That word reminds me of Carly Simon’s song and the use in those Heinz Ketchup commercials many years ago.
Thick, rich Heinz Ketchup (Catsup). The taste that’s worth the wait!
02 Oct 2016
in Daily Prompt, Green, Nature, Scripture
Tags: autumn, cattails, Daily Prompt, Fall, gourds, Japanese Lantern plants, pumpkins, scarecrows, seasons, The Daily Post, value, wildflowers
Fall is a sign the earth is about to take a rest from producing all the magnificent foods and goods that all living things depend on for survival.
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1
30 Sep 2016
in Frugal living, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: 1960's, convertibles, Mary Hopkin, MG Midget, nostalgia, sports cars, Those Were The Days, weekly photo challenge
“Those were the days my friend, we thought they’d never end!”
Not sure how many of you remember this song that was made popular in the 1960’s by Mary Hopkin. Now that I am older I find it almost impossible not to burst into tears trying to sing it. Check it out if you are not familiar with this song. It’s all about nostalgia.