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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Project 365 ~ Week 44: A bit under the weather and some Fall Color

My week started with a trip to the drug store. It really started on the Friday before when I began to feel no so hot. By Sunday I was not a happy camper. My head felt like it was full of cotton and generally all I wanted to do was sit cuddled up under a blanket.

Sunday, October 23

I’m a confirmed Alka Seltzer Plus advocate. For me it just works better than anything else I have tried. I also love the Halls cherry lozenges. They are packed with vitamin C, Zinc and Echinacea. Plus they are very tasty and help with your sore throat!


Tuesday, October 25

I was feeling a bit better by Tuesday, enough to give my orange marmalade a taste. I was so pleased with the results. Click here for the recipe if you are so inclined.


Not much photo worthy happened or maybe I was just milking the cold. I did take advantage of the situation to get a bit of rest.

Friday, October 28

I have a tiny bit of fall happening in the back yard. There is not much of a fall showing but the Crepe Myrtles add a nice little pop of color.


Saturday, October 29

Saturday morning turned out to be absolutely glorious. I was feeling much better so the whole family packed into the car and we made a day trip up to the north Georgia mountains to enjoy some of the fall color.


It was a beautiful cool cloudless day and the fall foliage was stunning. God did some great work across the North Georgia Mountains.



We returned home with a few bags of apples, some sorghum syrup and some peanut brittle. I think there may be a pie or two and maybe some home made apple sauce in the very near future.


Well that’s it for my week. I hope you all are enjoying all the fall color and taking advantage of the change in season.

For ore 365 fun y’all head over to Sara’s and link up.



Thursday, October 27, 2011

Orange Marmalade….it makes me think of my Grandma


Back in June I posted about My Bucket List, you know all the things you want to do before you pass through the pearly gates. Well there are a lot of very wonderful places all around the worlds that are all worthy candidates. However living with limited resources one must be realistic. Dreaming about amazing places and even one day getting to check a few off my list are goals to aspire to. But it got me to thinking about the things that we can all do every day. Those things that are within or grasp. Improving our minds, growing closer to friends and family. Learning new things. I think for me one of the things that I have come to realize is that getting older is more about your state of mind. I know my body at times is very uncooperative as far as what I think I should be able to accomplish. However that does not mean that I need to yield to the process and just stop trying to learn new things.

One of my all time favorite simple pleasures is Orange Marmalade. It always reminds me of my grandmother. She always had it in her refrigerator. Enjoying a nice warm piece of toast with a bit of butter and a spoonful of marmalade along with a hot cup of coffee or tea, well in my book it just evokes a feeling of comfort that reminds me of sitting in my grandmas kitchen.

I came home for the grocery story a few days ago with a wonderful bag of bright sunshiny oranges. I thought to myself, they looked so beautiful and they smelled even better….and I was presently out of store bought orange marmalade so I thought maybe it was time to cross one of my more humble goals on my Bucket List.  As always I asked my favorite question in the Be Still Know household….How hard could it be?

Usually the first thing I do is consult my shelf of cookbooks then I hit the internet. I found a few recipes which I have link up to should you want to take a look at them. However more times than not I usually take piece parts from one recipe and then piece parts from another and make my own recipe.  Here is the first one I got off the Food Network website, Orange Marmalade Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2009 or you can go here to look at this one Orange Marmalade (with Liquid Pectin), I thought both recipes had merit however the last one instructed you to REMOVE peel from oranges and lemons. Scrape off 1/2 of white pith and discard. Thinly slice peel and place in baking soda and water in a 6-or-8-quart saucepan. Cook 20 minutes, covered. Remove membrane from fruit pulp. Chop fruit, reserving juice. Add fruit and juice to peel mixture.Simmer 10 minutes…..like I was going to do all that especially when the recipe from Alton Brown simply instructs you to thinly slice your oranges on a mandoline…I vote for one simple step not about a billion…….

In any event here is the recipe I used and if I do say so myself I thought it turned out very well. The only thing I think I will do differently next time would be to maybe use the thin setting on the mandoline. My orange slices were about 1/8 thick like Alton suggested and they were just fine but I think it might have a better texture to it if the slices were a bit thinner.



  • 1 3/4 pounds oranges, 4 to 6 medium (I used 6 oranges)
  • 1 lemon, zest finely grated and juiced
  • 1 lemon sliced very thin (remove seeds)
  • 6 cups water
  • 8 cups sugar
  • 1 3-oz pouch Liquid Fruit Pectin
  • Special Equipment: 10 (8-ounce) canning jars with rings and lids, funnel, tongs, ladle, and 12-quart pot


Wash the oranges and lemons thoroughly.

Cut the oranges into 1/8-inch slices using a mandoline, removing the seeds as you go. (Cooks Note: I was at Wal-Mart the other day and I broke down and bought it (under $20.00). I am so glad that I did. I think it is my new favorite piece of kitchen equipment….loved it! Zip, zip, zip and I was done with the slicing in record time….IT WAS GREAT!)



Stack the orange slices and cut them into quarters.


Place the sliced oranges and lemon into an 8-quart pot.


Add the lemon zest and juice and the water to the pot, set over high heat and bring to a boil, approximately 10 minutes.

Once boiling, reduce the heat to maintain a rapid simmer and cook, stirring frequently, for 40 minutes or until the fruit is very soft.

Increase the heat under the orange mixture to return to full boil.

Add the sugar and stir the mixture continually, until it reaches 222 to 223 degrees F on a deep-fry or candy thermometer, and darkens in color, approximately 15 to 20 minutes.


When proper temp is reached add the liquid pectin and stir and bring back to a boil for 1 full minute.

You may need to adjust the heat in order to prevent boil over.

Allow marmalade to cool for a few minutes to allow any foam to settle, if there is a lot of foam you can gently spoon if off.

Pour hot marmalade into jars and process in water bath for 10 minutes.



Remove jars from water bath and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 24 hours before opening. (Cooks Note: My marmalade took almost two full days to set up. It was very loose the first afternoon but by the next morning it had begun to set. After two day it was completely set up. Some recipes I saw said it can take up to two weeks for it to fully set. )

Once open, store in the refrigerator.  


Y’all it was really good!

On my How hard can it be scale I give this one a 6 maybe 7 for begin labor intensive with all the slicing and stirring, but one batch yielded 6 1/2 pint jars and 3 pint jars. My marmalade supply is fully stocked for a good long while. Will I be doing this one again…you bet. It was well worth the effort and my mind is already turning over the possibilities for variations on this one………

Well that is another one of my more modest items of that bucket list.

What new thing have you learned how to do lately?



Sunday, October 23, 2011

Project 365 ~ Week 43: Hug’s, Marmalade and Homecoming

Well I can’t claim success this week as far as capturing a picture every day, however the shots I did get I think are representative of my week.

No pictures on Sunday, October 16 or Monday, October 17….bummer but I guess nothing photo worthy happen……

Tuesday, October 18

Grandpa’s new screensaver for sure!


No pictures on Wednesday, October 19, Thursday, October 20 or Friday or October 21. And no i was not abducted by aliens….I think I was just not into the picture taking this week.

I actually did take some pictures on Friday, but I am saving them for a future post about my adventure with Orange Marmalade. The jury is still out on the success of this adventure. The recipe takes several days to fully set. It will be an additional few day before I can do any tasting to determine if all the hard work was worth the effort. So until then it’s the wonderful waiting game. I hate waiting. I want to try it now!

I was a bit skeptical that I had followed the recipe correctly. It appeared to be very watery and not setting very well on Friday evening. I was very disappointed with the end results.

Saturday, October 22

However on Saturday morning I was rewarded to find that it had began the process and was on it’s way to setting up. Isn’t it a great color!


Saturday afternoon brought about Homecoming Part II. The DD bestie came over and the preparations for the evening dance began at about 2:00 P.M.

They required sufficient time to

Do the nails……………………………..Select the appropriate music for the application of hair care and beauty products….


The hot rollers were applied…………………….make-up

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the comb out…………………………..dinner


The girls had to alter there plan a bit. Due to the earlier sunset we had to head to the park very early to have enough light for the necessary pre-homecoming photo shot….but it was worth it!


They had fun on the playground……


Dad was even a sport and held their purses and wrap’s for them during the photo shoot…..he is doing his best personal assistant imitation……




Well Homecoming was a HUGE success and the girls had a great time. The hubs and i dropped the girls off at the dance and then seized the moment and went out to dinner….and I even had a gift card for a free steak from Outback Steaks to boot! it was a good evening!

Y’all head over to Sara’s for more 365 fun and link up!




Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Bacon

Several of you commented on the Brussels Sprouts from my last 365 post. They are not a fan favorite around my house but I really like them. I had high hopes for this recipe but alas it was not well received. I thought it was very good though.


Recipe courtesy Robert Irvine from the Food Network Website



  • Salt
  • 16 Brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided Cook’s Note: I used Olive Oil instead.
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat.

Generously salt the water and add the Brussels sprouts.

Simmer the sprouts until just tender, about 5 minutes.

Do not overcook.

*Drain the sprouts well.

*Cook’s Note: This step is very important or your final result will be watery and not very good!

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and sauté the bacon until browned and crisp, stirring occasionally.

Remove the bacon from the pan to a plate lined with a paper towel.

Crumble the bacon and set aside.

Leave the bacon fat in the pan and add the red onions and 1 tablespoon of butter.

Sauté until the onions are translucent, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the cranberries and cook for 1 minute.

Stir in the red wine vinegar and brown sugar and cook until the liquid is slightly reduced, about 3 minutes.

Add the sprouts to the skillet and stir to coat with the vinegar mixture.

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter.

Stir in the reserved bacon.

Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste, and transfer to a bowl to serve.

Cook’s Note: This is a bit more labor intensive than I normally do for a weeknight dinner but the last time I made the recipe I added equal parts Brussels Sprouts and Fresh Broccoli. I Blanched the broccoli on the boiling water for a few minutes before I cooked the Brussels Sprouts and set it aside until I was ready to toss everything together. The family liked the broccoli and were happy and I enjoyed my Brussels Sprouts. As you can tell from my photo the next round of serving the Brussels Sprouts all the Broccoli had been picked out so all that was left were the Brussels Sprouts……

There was an additional recipe listed on the website that served about 8 to 10 click here to get the larger recipe.




Sunday, October 16, 2011

Project 365 ~ Week 42

Bla, bla, bla, bla, bla…..even I am tired of looking at my pictures of shawls, bread and food. It is what it is….no fun vacation, no interesting anything. I did have a brief moment of hormonal murderous rage earlier today (you can click here should you care to visit the dark side of peri-menopause) but sadly there is no photographic evidence, which is probably a good thing.

So with no further adieu or excitement here is my rather predictable and boring week, with the exception of Muffinhead! She is always the bright spot in my week!

other than that it was a big yawner………Hooo Huuummmmm!

Maybe somebody else did something interesting or photo worthy this week, I just know it wasn't me!

No pictures on Sunday, October 9 or Monday, October 10

Tuesday, October 11

I was almost tempted to keep this one. I really did go very well with the living room colors.


Wednesday, October 12

Muffinhead had a wonderful time rearranging the chairs in the family center after dinner at church. She would strain to pick them up and shuffle them over the the wall and then line them all up. Standing back and surveying her handy work she would decide  that they arrangement was not to her liking and then she would proceed to re-arrange them again and again and again. I figure she was not really bothering anyone and no one needed the chairs as dinner was over so I just let her rearrange to her hearts content, that is until daddy said it was time to leave that is!


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Thursday, October 13

I had been hankering for some Cinnamon Swirl Raisin bread for a while. Even if I do say so myself, this batch was exceedingly good. I made sure I took very good notes as I put together this recipe so I could recreate it. It even tasted as good as it looked!


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It toasted up even better.


Friday, October 14

Dinner on Friday, the hubs did not like the rice or the Brussels Sprouts, the DD did not care for the green beans so all in all this meal was not well received. It did look good however. I thought it was good but hey they did not walk away hungry.


Saturday, October 15

More bread……..sourdough this time. I think after many loaves of tribulation I finally have it figured out. This batch was soft and wonderfully tangy and the texture inside was just right. It was good!


If your still awake after all this photographic excitement you can head over to Sara’s and link up!

I think I’m still a bit hormonally charged after my encounter at church this afternoon…….I think maybe a nice glass of Pinot Griggo is in order for later…..pay no attention to the shrew at the keyboard………oh what that’s me!


Blessings or maybe y’all get out of my face…I can’t decide which…..

I really do love all of y’all……really!


Release the Kraken……

She sat there patiently waiting. The banana she had eater about 45 minutes ago no longer kept the hunger pangs at bay. Doing the mental tally in her mind she pressed the button on her phone and saw that there was less than a few minutes until her child would be done and she could go home. She had done all of her bible study, she was hungry, she was borderline hormonal and she was a bit irritated that she no longer was able to get her afternoon naps on Sunday but chalked it up to the sacrifices of motherhood. Choir practice was minutes, possible even seconds away from being done. She could hear the other children slowly filleting down the hall and out the door. Her bag was sitting on the table ready to grab and then she was heading out the door. . She did this every week, week after week, quietly waiting at the table (the very same table I might add) for the children to finish making their joyful noise.

Today however unbeknownst to her she was about to encounter devil in disguise or possibly at least someone who worked for him in an upper management position, or maybe he was just a comely balding gentleman wearing rolled up blue jeans, a pale blue t-shirt and glasses. In any event as she walked out of the family center she thought to herself how fortunate for him that the good fairies had intervened in his behalf. His life had been spared and he did not even know how close to the depths of Hades he had actually come.

Sounds like a wonderful beginning to an interesting story…..it was a lettuce moment that was mercifully cut short before the shedding of blood could occur.

Soooo there I am sitting peacefully at a table in the back of our new cafe at church, minding my own business. Literally seconds away for getting out of my my chair and heading for the door. This older gentleman with the rolled up jeans walks over to me as I am patiently waiting for the girl child. He looks at me and says “We’re having a meeting in here.” Now under normal circumstances this short statement would seem very unassuming, but not today. He may have said “We’re having a meeting in here.” His tone, his body language, his authoritative snotty stare conveyed a totally different message. What he said and what I heard were two completely different things. What I heard was “I cant believe you are still sitting here, church ended a long time ago. I have this room reserved and you need to get collect your things and get out. We have important stuff to discuss and you are interrupting! Get up and get out right now or I will sick the cranky custodian on you!”

Now I’m thinking to myself, “Well isn't that special!” wondering just what this meeting has to do with me? I return his stare with a wordless stare of my own, thinking that he may elaborate on his stalemate.

Again he repeats rather forcefully “We are having a meeting in here!”

Well yaaaaaaaa for him I thought. I can only assume at this point that he was waiting for me to respond to him in some way so I gently explained that I was waiting for my child. Apparently this explanation was unsatisfactory.

“We reserved this room for a meeting!” I looked around and saw no reserved sign nor did I feel compelled to acquiesce. In fact at this point in the conversation I had visions of ever so gracefully reaching over and snatching his head from his neck and skipping around the room with it. My marginally hormonal state had now shifted from just a bit on edge to a full throttle eruption.

The words “We’re having a meeting in here!” began to echo in my brain…by the second time he had made this statement I am having a very unchristian like conversation with myself in my head. Vision of the Kraken erupting from the water and snatching this elderly gentleman from my sight, slicing him in half and tossing his body in the air and swallowing it down in one wonderful gulp was at the top of my list. If he had just had the presence of mind to assess the situation and waited but a few seconds………but noooooooo. Thankfully at that precise moment the Lord was kind and there appeared my girl with her friend in tow ready to be ushered home.

As I walked out of the family center I thanked God for His provision, for protecting that older gentleman from the wrath of a hormonal shrew. I also confessed my weakness and my unkind murderous, vicious and deadly thoughts and wondered why some folks simply don’t just say what they mean. I also wondered why some think they have a right assert themselves in situations that are from outward appearance no big deal.

I wasn't hurting anyone and it was a very big room, not to mention there are only close to 500 other rooms in our church with which proper meeting are held every day.

I am sure that my presence at that table (the very same table that I have been sitting at for weeks now with out incident) was in some way altering the space time continuum of church regulations and whatever they were going to be discussing was so top secret that the thought of proceeding before removing all unwanted elements was simply unthinkable.

In a perfect world I am sure he is a very sweet elderly gentleman. However I wonder had he approached me with words of kindness instead of rude authoritative meanness how might that have impacted my internal dialog.

I thought about the importance of our actions lining up with our words. I was very thankful that I did not let my tongue out of its sheath and give this man a piece of my mind. But boy did I want to run back into the cafe…which is a new areas designed to be a common areas for gathering (not holding meetings) and give him a real good tongue lashing…but I just stood up, collected my things took a deep breath and said “Hey girls! Y’all ready to go?” and walked from the room leaving them to the top secret church meeting.

My desire for retribution with either death or dismemberment was left unquenched…….or maybe I was just tireed, hungry, hormonal and ready for my nap….what do y’all think.



PS: My P365 will be up shortly when my blood calms back down and I can manage to stop thinking of new and painful ways exact my revenge on nasty ill tempered elder gentleman wearing sneakers with rolled up blue jeans and glasses.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Shephelah ~ The foothills of Israel

First off…I just love this word. Shephelah…pronounced Sha - fā – la. It is the Hebrew word meaning foothills. It sounds wonderfully romantic and it just rolls of the tong. Shephelah…is sounds like a place you want to go and take a pic nic!

In reality is was a very important place geographically speaking during biblical times.

Quote from Faith Lesson on the Promise Land by Ray Vander Laan:

“The foothills of Israel – The Shephelah – served as a buffer zone between the mountains where most of the Israelites lived and the Philistine cities on the coastal plain. Because control of the Shephelah ensured the security and power of the dominate culture many battles between the Philistines and the Israelites took place there. Although the Israelites failed to drive the Philistines out of the Promise Land, God periodically raised up heroes to confront the Philistines in the Shephelah. These heroes also reminded Israel of what God had called his people to accomplish”

One of the things I love about studying God’s word is how it gives me new ideas and concepts, things I had never thought of before, and places those new ideas in the proper contest for me.

This week we are talking about Confronting Evil. There are several examples of how the Israelites were in multiple situations where they were called to confront the evil influences of their times. The Philistines were a common thread of a lot of these conflicts. I am not a huge geography person, in fact I struggle on a good day to remember the difference between my right and left hand. Knowing what direction north is and where all the different cities in the bible are located and why they are geographically important, well at times it just makes my head swim.

But let’s tread water for a bit and see if I can keep my head above the waves long enough to make my point!

The valleys of the Shephelah functioned as a corridor, a barrier and whoever controlled the shephelah controlled the culture. However if we use the symbol of what the shephelah was which was quite often a battleground. It was a place where the Israelites and the Philistines fought most of the biblical battles.

The metaphor that is placed before me this week is this, a Shephelah is the place where God’s values meet the pagan practices of the western culture. Will I, like the Israelites, choose to withdrawal to the safety of the hills or will I choose to engage in the confrontation on the front lines. The Shephelah, the battlefield was the very real geographical barrier between the mountains where the Israelite lived and the coastal area where the Philistines lived.

I have been thinking about this comparison. The Shephelah’ s in my life. The battlefields, the barriers, the confrontations with the world that I face every day. Am I going to run to the hills like the Israelite did so often? (example 1 Samuel 13, the Israelites were so overwhelmed by the numbers of the Philistines that they ran and hid in caves and some even fled back across the Jordan River) Or am I going to stand and confront Goliath (this very familiar conflict did in fact take place in the Shephelah) like David did?

How many times do we see in the Old Testament that rather that being a flavoring influence to the surrounding culture the Israelites absorbed the practices of the pagan cultures around them. They adopted their religious practices, setting up alters to false gods, they married outside of their faith and allowed the culture to influence them in so many ways.

All week we have been studying the circumstance and the various battles that took place in the Shephelah.

One question that kept being addressed in many different ways was:

Where is my Shephelah?

How about every time I walk out my front door. The secular world is a powerful influence. I have to admit that over the years I have been successful in eliminating many of the unwholesome influences that surround me. However there are still many thing that I struggle with. The worlds tells me that all things are acceptable. The world wants the concept of everything goes to be so attractive that we are all willing to allow our better judgment take a back seat instead of stepping out and standing up for what God tells us is the moral or the right thing to do!

How do I spend my time? How do I spend my money? These are very good indicators of where my priorities are.

Have I got it all figure out…that would be a big fat NO! Just the other day I had to readjust myself. I had gotten absorbed in a new television show. I am a huge science fiction fan and there was a particular show that I had been seeing the previews for on one of the cable channels that I watch. I was looking forward to seeing the premier episode with great expectation. The first show was very good and I was excited about the next show, then things began to change. Very quickly it became apparent that the show was going in a direction that glorified certain lifestyles and certain beliefs that I know to be against what God would have me do. I can share that I was conflicted. The worldly side of me told me that it was ONLY a television show. What can it possibly hurt to watch a hour long science fiction series? I mean after all how can I stop watching something mid season…I needed to know what happened next didn’t I?

I was having a real internal dialog with myself? What’s the harm? But here is the real plumb line. If I would not let my DD watch this show then why was I watching it. Convicted yet again. I had to set aside my desire to know what happen next in favor of doing what I knew was right in the eyes of God! Not to mention that the reality is that once you view something unwholesome or immoral it becomes very difficult to remove those images from your memory banks. That’s why we have a hard time not craning around to look at a wreck on the side of the road. Our baser human desires take over and we are drawn to the sinful nature.

But the good news is that being a grown woman I have the control to turn the television off, to make choices and to choose to no longer allow certain images, behaviors or whatever it may be to influence my thoughts, my action or my faith walk.

We may have started out studying about the foothills in ancient bible times but the wonderful thing about God’s Holy word is that is really is living and active. The comparison of the battlefield thousands of years ago is just as relevant for us today when we put one foot outside our front door.

Where are your front lines of the battlefield in today's culture?

Where is your Shephelah?



Sunday, October 9, 2011

Project 365 ~ Week 41: Spiders, Hugs, Soup, more Bread, a few Blooms and Homecoming

Hey There! I hope y’all all had a good week. I missed a few pictures again this week, one day the planets will align and I will get all seven days.

Monday, October 3

There are defiantly advantages to having a good zoom on the camera. This colorful fellow had built a lovely web in the front bed. I had gone out to check the mail and passed him as I was coming back into the house.


Let’s hope she never gets to old to crawl up into her daddies lap…..just break my hear with love y’all!


French Onion Soup for dinner…it was really good!


Tuesday, October 4

OK OK OK, so maybe I’m a bit obsessed with the bread making. But I did have some new pans that were begging to be used. I think I have the proportions correct on increasing the recipe. I did however over do it a bit on the oven temp at the very beginning. This batch is a bit on the crusty side. The inside texture is very good but the outer crust is a bit on the tough side. Note to self: next time decrees the oven temp by a few degrees and see if that helps!


Friday, October 7

Confession, I purchased some Encore Azaleas two season ago. I planted three and one did not make it. I have been less than impressed with their performance. They are still about the same size as they were when I bought them. They have failed to produce the promised blooms three times (once in spring, once in summer and then again in the fall) however there are a few sporadic blossoms on the two reaming bushes in my back yard.


Saturday, October 8

Hot rollers….check, tweezers…check, mascara….check, eye shadow…check, nail polish….check, shoes….check, dress…check, earrings….check, headed over to the bestie’s house for all the pre homecoming prep….check!


The before.

I told the girls that I would let Bestie’s mom do the after pictures. They are, after all, going to be doing the homecoming thing all over again in a few weeks when my DD’s homecoming dance rolls around. The deal is that since there are no cut boys that are smart enough to snap these two gorgeous things up they have decided to be each other dates. Again the topic of conversation: Boy’s are just plane stupid! Who wouldn't want to take these two to a dance???????


With the DD being out the hubs and I had a date night. We went to a local pasta place that I had been driving by for a long time. It’s one of those situations where you say “We should really go there and try that new place….” and then you never do! It was awesome. No pictures though. I think I may start looking for a small point and shot to keep in my purse. My Cannon is so big and heavy to haul around all the time so no pictures and the camera on my phone is pathetic. The food was awesome and the prices were reasonable. We had a great time!

Well that’s it for me this week!

For more P365 y’all head over to Sara’s and link up!



Sunday, October 2, 2011

Project 365 ~ Week 40

I did a bit better this week as I only missed two days of pictures.

No pictures on Sunday, September 25

Monday, September 26

Last week while the DD and best friend were scouring the racks for the perfect homecoming dress I amused myself with a leisurely stroll around the mall. I was headed in he direction of Williams and Sonoma, the only real reason to go to the mall in my opinion, and I made a brief stop at a store called Teavanna. I left with a very small (teeny tiny) bag of chai. After enjoy several cups of tea I have decided that for $10.00 I think I may stick with the Tazo Chai from the Ingles and pocket the extra cash for Starbucks. It was good tea but not $10.00’s super good. This particular tea was so course that it did not work very well in my loose tea infuser so I was forced to steep it in a small measuring cup and then pour it through my small kitchen strainer. Not very fashionable but it worked all the same.


No picture on Tuesday, September 27 

Wednesday, September 28

The instruction for the meal were…””Watch Me!”

Muffinhead would pick up her spoon and load it up with yogurt or applesauce and then turn and look at me and say “Watch Me!” and then shovel the food in her mouth. Well after such a performance the only thing left to do was give her a round of applause. Needless to say I had to watch carefully as each and every spoonful of food when into the child's mount. '”Watch me! Grandma…Watch Me!” “I’m watching sweetie….I’m watching!”


Thursday, September 29

The beginning of fall just yearns for some homemade bread in the oven. It took me a day or two to get my sourdough properly fed but I think the bakeshop is back in business.


Friday, September 30

One of my friends invited me to tag along with her on Friday morning for the Joyce Meyer Conference. I told Skoots1mom about it and she met us at the arena. I had never been to one of her conferences before! It was awesome Joyce Meyer is a hoot y’all and she defiantly has a powerful message. I like her ability to be real and cut through the you know what. She is a real person and she has the ability to speak the truth, no sugar coating! I like that!

JM2  JM4

I stole this picture for skoots1mom……..

Saturday, October 1

I have been wanting some larger bread pans. I did some searching online and found some at a bakers supply website that were $15.00 a pan. When I was at the store on Saturday morning for a much needed grocery run I gave their bakeware a look-see and guess what I found. 10” X 5” size pans, just what I had been looking for and they were $4.58 a piece! I snatched up two of them and I am looking forward to making some bread in them very soon. All I have to do now is figure out how to increase the recipe so I can accommodate the larger size loaves.


Muffinhead came for the afternoon. With the hubs having been out of town for the past several weeks he had missed seeing her on Wednesday evenings for supper. I made arrangement for her to come over on Saturday afternoon so Grandpa could get a little face time with her.

It was such a wonderful day outside, we sat in the grass and she blew bubbles…….


moved lots of rocks around………


pulled a wagon load of mulch around the yard…..


and generally had a wonderful time


It was a good day y’all!

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