Good Morning! I had a fairly busy and productive weekend as well as the SUPERBOWL game and have a very early appointment this morning so I’m getting going early. Join in with Sandra over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy Homemaker Monday.  Be sure and stop by to see what it’s all about!

  • A big cup of green tea and a banana and a tangerine for the road.
  • Physical Therapy
  • Errands
  • Groceries

A few new shows start this week and we’ll clean up the DVR from the past couple weeks.

January was REALLY foggy and damp, but still warmer and drier than most so I got really spoiled and wasn’t ready for the February temperature drop and rain, but here it is!

 Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie

Black Bean “Kitchen Sink” Steak Chili
Layered Tortilla Pie
Hot Chicken Salad 
Texas Red Chicken
CADILLACS – Parmesan Roast Beef
SATURDAY 2/7 Waffled French Toast 
Piquant Chicken with Charred Tomato Sauce
SUNDAY 2/8 Shirred Eggs
Pan Seared Chicken with Lemon Garlic Green Onion Tahini Sauce

Do a little quilting and finish a few older projects though I have yet to have a few minutes to myself LOL like that’s going to happen.

I also tried several other successful new recipes recently and they will be popping up a little here and a little there over the next few weeks.  I’m back to trying recipes from my experimentation file this month so am hopeful that there will be many to pass on to you soon.

I have a few favorite photos this week.  We headed out on Saturday to trek all the way around the pond since it was actually sunny and fairly nice out and because we are now 2 days into a 10 day rain stretch.  These ant hills were the most unique picture I took, but seeing the beaver below was one of the rarest.  Too bad I forgot to put my long lens on before we left.

Buried under decades of blackberry brambles and moss is an old foundation and from the looks of the construction it was probably from the early 1900’s.

This Robin jumped from tree to tree as we walked along, but I finally caught him in this pine tree.

There’s a farm on the other side of that gate, but this road truly leads nowhere, well except into the pond.

Take a good look, the sunny, cloudy sky is rare this time of year and the thistles made a perfect forefront. 

And if your shoes don’t look like this when you get home, you did something wrong.

I tend to eyeball some measurements because that’s the way I was taught, but often, especially with a new recipe, I’m exact.

There are 2 different types (many people don’t realize this) – dry and wet measure.

  • Liquid measure tend to be glass or plastic with a pour spout.
  • Dry measures are your nested cups and spoons.
basic MEASURE EQUIVALENTS to get you started – I’ll let you do the rest of the math
1 cup = 8 ounces liquid or 16 tablespoons dry
1 tablespoon = 1/2 ounce liquid or 3 teaspoons dry

Common Sense to prevail with some medical issues and the imbeciles, idiots, ignorant, clueless people handling the paperwork and appointments dealing with it.

Carrie B.

Love your photos!! And your recipes always sound sooo yummy!!! That one you want to try (the vampire one – probably with all the garlic) sounds super amazing!!

Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week ahead. xoxo


Another week of yummy-sounding dinners and that artichoke bread photo is enough to make you run out and buy the ingredients right now to whip up a batch!