Saturday, August 27, 2011

On the Sixty-Eighth Day of Summer

 The below video could have been taken here in Boone last night. Same outfits, same song, even similar stage look and YES she did do little clog step or two. Really enjoyed how relaxed they both were on stage. This was just plain fun to be part of in the audience. ENJOY

 Purchased Gillian's new CD last night. Going to listen to it all day!

Friday, August 26, 2011

On the Sixty-Seventh Day of Summer

Putting up apple jelly

first batch of apple jelly thought about infusing some with some herbs on the next batch

pineapple sage in apple juice. took it out didn't work well when it started to boil

We're headin' out

Thursday, August 25, 2011

On the Sixty-Sixth Day of Summer

Snippets of today.
Opened my eyes to this reflection from somewhere on the wall

David picked this bright hello for me near dusk last night. Placed her on the bathroom window seal
Malachi pulled up his step stool  hoping to see a worm from an apple

I have wanted to catch a picture of the one of the hummingbirds that has been visiting all summer. By the time I cleaned my hands from peeling and cutting apples the bird would be gone. So...

Anna grabbed the camera for these two shots.  Thanks!

Apples for applesauce and apple jelly

Applesauce on the left. Cooking down the cores and peels for apple juice for jelly on the right.
Put up the applesauce will make the jelly tomorrow...Then get ready for.......


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

On the Sixty-Fifth Day of Summer

OK, the excitement is building. Think I'm gonna post a Gillian Welch video each day until Saturday. Who knows, may post one on Saturday too.  EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!

Also cooking two things for dinner I have never cooked, that I can remember. I helped Emma cook Quinoa once. Will post pictures this evening.

Here you go....Cooking patty pan squash and quinoa for the 1st time.

Going to cook the patty pan squash given to me from a friend

Boiled the patty pan for 8-10 minutes til tender

Cooked Quinoa for the first time all by myself

Cleaned out the fridge of vegetables ...carrots, a few black olives, spinach, onion, bell pepper, garlic and a couple of corn bread squares.

Pureed it all together  plus the pulp from the patty pan

Added the vegetables from the food processor to the quinoa.. Got it all hot together in the pan, then stuffed the squash shells and baked it for about 25 minutes. I put cheese on top of a couple of squash  to melt the last two-three  minutes.

David's plate

Then I finished up the squash from our garden...
I blanched and froze the yellow squash, I cooked down the left over spinach and froze that. Then I cut up the cucumbers, put them in vinegar with salt and pepper to go with dinner.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

On the Sixty-Fourth Day of Summer

Today we felt the earthquake from Virginia.  Hard to get your mind around something so unfamiliar as you feel the earth move under your feet.  Yes, I heard the Carol King song play in my head from the 70's as I wrote that line.

Took a few shots from the new display which stands in front of me at work.  

Monday, August 22, 2011

On the Sixty-Third Day of Summer

I have thought of daughter, Anna all day.  My "baby" turned 22 years old.  How did our youngest child get this old this fast. She is in a wonderful time of life.  I am a thankful mama.
Just a little something for her to wake up to
Anna all snuggled and safely kept.  You are going to have a new brother or sister in August.  The Spring before Anna was born.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

On the Sixty-Second Day of Summer

Zoomed in on the hummingbird resting on a clothes line after leaving the feeder at the kitchen window

Making Anna's birthday cake

I asked David to do the fine tuning

Just blew out the candles. Happy Birthday Anna!

Dark chocolate from scratch cake, Raspberry sauce, homemade chocolate whipped cream

To make the end of the day VERY special. My dear friend Connie came over to give me a prize.

An original Con's Creation just for me
I didn't take pictures of the shrimp, veggie sausage jambalaya. First time I have ever made jambalaya.  I must say it turn out good. Made cornbread and salad on the side. Happy Birthday dinner for Anna.