Thursday, October 22, 2009

Friends, the Internet, Journals

I am thankful for:
  1. New Friends who share their treasures and teach you something
  2. Online links full of food to stuff into my brain
  3. Wanting a new journal to record my way down a new path

Thursday, October 8, 2009

ribbon, programs and fresh basil

Today, I used ribbon, in red/white/blue to liven up our hand made Eagle Scout Court of Honor Programs.

Our basil has grown enough to make pesto a few times.. I'm so happy to have left-over pesto pasta in the fridge.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

leftover soup, savory muffins, raspberry lemonade

I poured a 1/2 gallon jar, of left-over Cheesy Broccoli Soup into my deep skillet, and put the best Savory Muffins, I've ever eaten, into the oven.

20 minutes later.. a heavenly meal..

Now, Simply Raspberry Lemonade. :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fresh Garlic, Bread Machines, RecipeZaar

I used to always buy my minced garlic, in a jar. I didn't realize it was so easy, to work with, fresh. I would never use fresh garlic without a press.. but it so worth it to skip the crap in the jar.

Rolls are so easy, to make, when you run the dough setting, of your bread machine. I just didn't know what I didn't know.

I'm so thankful for all the tried-and-true recipes (especially for rolls) on Recipezaar. I don't have to reinvent the wheel *that* much. :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Peanut Butter, Postal Letters, and Self-Planting Basil

School has started.. and the virus' have no mercy. I'm finding Captain Johns Bread and Peanut Butter and Jelly easier to prepare, by all, several time a day.. sustaining.

On my way inside, the front door, the other day, coming home from the doctor, I noticed there are two, almost evenly spaced basil plants coming up, in the Rosemary/Chive pot, I planted, about six weeks ago. There is what appears to be Thai Basil on the left, and Sweet Basil (prob Genevieve) on the right. Amazing.

I received a wonderful letter from my step-mother. I forgot about the joy of receiving postal mail. :)