Monday, July 6, 2020

It’s time.... share a recipe!  I may have posted this on the blog in past years; just don’t remember.  Some of you have asked about Two-week Slaw.  A longtime friend shared the recipe with me many years ago.

Two-week Slaw
1 large head of cabbage, shredded
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
3/4 c. salad oil
1 cup white vinegar
1teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 Tablespoon salt (I use less)

Mix vegetables together.  Sprinkle 1 cup sugar over all.  DO NOT STIR!
Bring dressing ingredients to a boil, and pour over cabbage mixture while hot.
Refrigerate, without stirring, for at least 4 hours and overnight, if possible.
Keeps up to two weeks, if it isn’t all eaten first.

I halved this recipe for us, and will have plenty!  In the picture below, it is hiding behind the glass of tea.

It is also time to mention that today is Fried Chicken Day!  That has brought back memories of my childhood when fried chicken was a birthday treat!  I remember that the drumstick/leg was the piece that was always offered to me, and I remember eating more than one of them on that special occasion!

It is also time to offer you a slice of blueberry pie!  That was our special treat on the Fourth of July!

Sending wishes to all for an enjoyable day!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

On the menu....

This weekend will find us participating in our usual Sunday church activities by connecting online.

I have planned the menu for our Sunday dinner, and it sounds like a good introduction to “Picnic Week.”  We will have oven fried chicken, potato salad, two-week slaw, and blueberry pie!

The recipe we like for potato salad comes from “The Summer Book” by Susan Branch.  I have featured that recipe on this blog in the past, I believe.  It is ready and waiting!

Happy Fourth of July!

Friday, July 3, 2020

To review....

Friday!  Do you look forward to this day in the week?  I remember past years when there was much anticipation for the arrival of this day!

Some mention has been made about the "new Blogger."  Are there any of you who have tried it?  I'm not always convinced that "new and improved" applies to all changes that are made.  I'm wondering how other bloggers guard against those spam-type comments.   Seems like I'm receiving a few of those.

This turned into "Italian week" for us here.  From last Sunday's lasagna, we added Chicken Fettucini Alfredo and pizza in the iron skillet, using the remaining portion of the sauce from the lasagna.  We are here for all our meals, so almost nothing is wasted.  

We continue to follow the safe at home policy and haven't been out in public since March 12.  Curbside pickup is much appreciated!  Locally, today begins a mask wearing policy for everyone who is in an enclosed space.  Virus cases have been on the increase here, with daily numbers higher than the preceding day.

Take care of yourself!  Be safe!  Stay well!  Wear a mask!  Stay away from crowds and large gatherings!  Celebrate at home!  Check your TV schedule.  There is some really good programming for the 4th of July!

Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

But first....

Rabbit, rabbit to any who may still be following this blog!  That's the first order of business on this first day of July!

Well, someone may say that the first mention should refer to the ripening of the blueberries!  That indicates there will be Blueberry Pie for the 4th of July!

Ah!  But first....the muffins....

An especially nice breakfast treat!

Blueberry season is here, and it appears that we will have a good harvest.  Now....if the rain will just hold off enough for us to pick them....:-)

Take care, be safe, stay well, and wear a mask!!

Monday, June 29, 2020


How are you with keeping your promises?  I'm fulfilling one I made in the last post, and there will be a picture showing that lasagna out of the oven, and ready to serve!

In an attempt to use what was on hand, I used whole wheat lasagna noodles for this recipe.  Also, I cut it in half as the original recipe (from Betty Crocker) would make a couple of dishes this size.  As it is, we will have lasagna to enjoy for a few more times this week.

On Saturday, friends delivered fresh green beans from their garden!  Those had a spot on the menu on Sunday, along with a delightful tiramisu from Target....Archer Farms in the freezer section!

We ended our Sunday on a really good note with a family Zoom call, complete with laughter!

May you find opportunities for laughter in this day....and the days ahead.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

On the menu....

This is Day 107 for us to follow a stay home policy.  We have been out only for curbside pickup, the bank drive through, and prescription drive through.  What had been our usual routine has been altered as we have been safe at home.

Sundays had found us in the car making that trip to church for Sunday School and worship.  Since Sunday, March 15, we have worshiped online at our church website and "attended" Sunday School through a webinar feature established by our Sunday School teacher.

In an effort to give a bit of variety in what has become our new routine, I have been preparing "Sunday dinner" for lunch on Sunday, and we eat in the dining room.  This is a break in what may sometimes tend to feel monotonous, and we will have leftovers that are good to have around the following week.

This week, on Sunday's menu is lasagna with an iceberg wedge salad.  I assembled it today, and it is refrigerated until time for baking tomorrow.

I believe I will let this be the beginning of "Italian Week!"  Of course, that will include pizza!;-)

Is there anything different that you are doing during this unprecedented time?  Are you staying home?  Are you taking care of things as you usually do?  Are you taking any special precautions?

New U.S. Coronavirus cases have broken a record, according to the news that just came across my news feed.  This is a long way from being over!

Take care of yourself!  Be safe!  Wear a mask!  Stay well!  Check on your neighbors!  Encourage them to be tested if they aren't feeling well!  Be thankful for something in each day!  Be good to yourself!

I will try to remember to take a picture of the plate when this is served.  You may see it on Monday!

Blessings to you!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Better hurry....

I have it on good authority that today is National Chocolate Pudding Day!  Whenever you read this, there may be just enough time for you to stir some together!  I'm hoping this will cool enough for dessert tonight!  Come to think of it, it really is pretty tasty warm, too! :-)

Some whipped cream?  Hmm....that's an idea!