Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A birthday, too....

Many things come in sets of twelve....12 inches make a foot, 12 months make a year, 12 eggs make a dozen, a dozen roses, a dozen doughnuts....but the sweetest "set of twelve" is Munchkin the Younger who celebrated her 12th birthday on the 14th of this month.

Here is some blow torch action on her choice of birthday cake....

City Girl assisted Muncho Mom the night before with the graham cracker preparation.  Then, a layer of chocolate is added before scooping in softened chocolate ice cream! 

There were two of these delicious offerings prepared.   The one pictured above had vanilla with caramel swirl ice cream.
This is the version with chocolate ice cream....S'mores Ice Cream Cake!

The aftermath of the present opening!  It was such a merry time!

Is there anyone who would like to be twelve again?

Monday, August 27, 2018

These August days....

In a month with no holidays, The Husband and I set our wedding date for the 16th.  It has been 49 years ago now, and we celebrated this year with a trip to Mount Airy, NC.

We recommend this bed and breakfast!  First courses at breakfast were these....

 Vanilla yogurt with diced apple and a banana nut muffin....
Poached pear with a lemon poppyseed muffin.  These were only the first courses!

A walk down Main Street presented many opportunities, one of them to experience Barney's!

 Unfortunately, Barney was not in the building on this day....
....but that is a delicious chocolate milk shake inside that lovely pink glass! 

We didn't go in to see Floyd.  There was a sign on the window that states that they will no longer be giving shaves.

Bristol, VA, home of the Burger Bar, provided this treat while we were enroute!  This is a Plain Jane hamburger with delicious onion rings.  The fries were tasty, too!

 The Old North State Winery and Restaurant offered this amazing Vegetable Flat Bread!

Oh, dear!  Why do our excursions seem to focus so much on food?

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Summer's activity....

Summer can often become very busy, sometimes without our help.😄

For instance, today I've been very busy trying to post this on my blog!  I keep losing my attempts, although I click on "save" each time!  So, this may wind up being a series of picture with no details. Sort of a "make up your own story" deal.



And....there you have it! From The Harvest Table in Meadowview, VA all the way through the Turquoise Table gathering at our house this morning.  Trying this one more time!



Monday, July 30, 2018

Breakfast

On this lovely July morning, it seemed to be the perfect time to take breakfast outdoors!  


There were ten here on Saturday night for pizza!  Of course, there are no pictures!  Seems that I find myself too preoccupied to remember to take any!  

Earlier, the skies were full of small, white, puffy clouds.  Now, gray is appearing, and there may be a chance of rain.  I'm so happy I have been able to be outside before the rain!


Saturday, July 28, 2018

A birthday

Happy birthday to Beatrix Potter!




Her presence has been in our family for a long time!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Voting

I just recently learned that my state - Tennessee - ranks at the very bottom in voter turnout! That is not a distinction that brings a feeling of pride! 

We have early voting here.....


This tells you what we did earlier today!  Be sure you exercise your right to vote!!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Saturday

Ready for Breakfast at Wimbledon!  Sending out encouragement for Serena!