Thursday, April 1, 2021

April already....

 Rabbit, rabbit friends!  It’s April already!  First, let’s send along Happy Birthday wishes to my sister!  You may have read her comments on my posts.  Many good wishes to you, Sister!

It has been awhile since I’ve posted here, and I need to catch you up on the last half of March.

I suspected the pictures wouldn’t transfer in the correct order, and I was right.  This is our Irish Soda Bread from St. Patrick’s Day, baked in an iron skillet!
The table is set for Easter.  I’ll most likely leave this setting through the month.
Tulips have begun to bloom!  It’s easy to see we have a good growth of violets, too, all around the yard!  Landscape people will stop with their suggestions on clearing such loveliness.  Our response is that we like it this way.
Back to the Sunday Lunch serving.  This is from this past Sunday....Chicken Cordon Bleu roll ups, baked potato, and roasted asparagus.  I was amused to find this butter last week while shopping.
After much persistence, birds were successful in building this nest on an outdoor motion sensitive light!  Round and slick, it’s not an easy task to mount a nest on it!
This, of course, goes with the Irish Soda Bread above.  Corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, and turnips from the garden of the Country Couple!  We’re always happy to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
This is the first year for the hyacinths.  We planted the bulbs last fall, and they have bloomed nicely.  I’m a bit concerned about tonight’s predicted freezing temperatures, though.  Will these blooms be hardy enough to survive, or should we put some sort of cover to protect them overnight?
Now, this is the picture that should be in the first spot!  This is Chicken Parmesan Soup, a recipe from the calendar of our hometown bank.  First time for this one for us, and it’s definitely going in the file.  In fact, it feels like a good day for soup today! 

I hope all is well with you.  Take care, be safe, stay well, and wear your mask!


  1. Well, hello, Sister, and hello, April!! I love all your pictures! Your yard is lovely; wild flowers are the best to have, because they've already become accustomed to whatever weather we have - and we sure do have some strange weather, don't we?!? Have a great day and month....I believe there are some other birthdays coming up before May arrives. Love you!

  2. Rabbit Rabbit to you - Have a great Easter and a wonderful Spring!It is Spring, but cold - and a good soup day here. Split Pea Soup in the crockpot!

  3. Happy April!! It looks like you had a lovely March.
    I hope you have a lovely Easter. We will have the local family here for the day.
    Blessings to you.

  4. Your menu always is tempting. Yes, March just zipped by so quickly. lol. It looks like a soup day here too today as it's raining.

    Happy Easter to you and yours, Nellie.

  5. Happy Birthday to your sister! Rabbit, rabbit to you, my friend. How can it be April? Your lovely St. Patrick's meal looks delicious. I love that you made your Irish soda bread in a cast iron pan. They are the best!

  6. Oh, the food on here looks delicious, Nellie. Your Irish Soda Bread looks wonderful. My son-in-law makes homemade sourdough bread often, and I really miss it with butter and honey. I haven't had corn beef and cabbage in a long time. My Mom used to make that for my Dad at times. Happy Birthday to your sister. And happy April days to you, Nellie.


  7. Nellie, that soup looks mighty good. I'd like that recipe and the one for the Irish Soda Bread. Also, guess I'll need to track down that Nellie butter!