Thursday, March 5, 2009

Foodie Friday...

It's Foodie Friday thanks to Gollum at:

This is the third week and I get excited every week to see all the new and interesting things that get posted... So check them out!!!

This is my mother, my very young mother.... She will be 83 years young in another week...

She does aerobics three days a week for an hour and works out on the machines also at the gym... It wears me out just to watch her. She is a whopping 100 lbs and a size 4. Why couldn't I have taken after her side of the family??? LOL Be jealous girls she takes NO MEDS... NOTHING AT ALL...

This recipe is one of our favorites. We make her bring her Baked Beans to every dinner we have.

So today here is one of our family favorites...

Moms Baked Beans

1 can baked beans
1 cup onions chopped
1/2 cup green peppers chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dry mustard

Mix all ingredients.
Put in casserole dish bake at 300 degrees for 2 1/2 hours.


I can't believe it is Friday already, this week has flown by so quickly. Remarkably we have had 2 full weeks of school. No delays or cancellations... It is suppose to be in the 70's this weekend, I hope I can get out a little in the yard. But there is a garden show this weekend I have to work It with the Master Gardner's.... Not that I mind, but why couldn't it rain this weekend so it's not so painful??? I have been noticing so many things starting to pop up in the yard. I know we are on the down hill slide now. I even went out to buy some pots tonight, I really want to do some post planters this summer. I think they are so pretty. Here is a picture of one I really like...

I'm finally getting the hang of picking the right plants that will just flow over the sides of my baskets...

Here is something else I really want to make this summer for the bird garden, I want to do the whole bottom of her skirt in fan flowers and inpatients.... do you think I'm crazy???

My husband does!!! LOL

Have a Great Friday...



Susan said...

Love baked I an going to try Mom's Baked Beans!

PS Give her lots of extra hugs next week on her birthday!

Gollum said...

Look at these beautiful pictures. Your mom is adorable! I want to be like her. And I am definitely trying her beans!

carolinajewel said...

Your beans sound delicious! What an inspiring lady your mother is. I want to be like her when I grow up!!!! :D Jewel

Candy said...

GO MOM!!! Love the garden girl. Think I will try to make one.
Put the beans on and go play in the yard...what could be better?

santamaker said...

Those beans sound yummylicious! and I am fascinated by the lady in the garden. Did you make her?!?

Foley said...

I have never put oregano in baked beans - I will now

Your Mom looks fantastic - I would have never guessed her to be in her 80's and no meds..she must live a very charmed life!! You must have been an angel of a daughter not to cause her any worry ! lol

Shelia said...

Oh, your mother is precious! What a little gem she is and in such good health!
Now I love me some baked beans and these sound delicious!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Melissa Miller said...


Her baked bean recipe sounds just wonderful.

Thank you for sharing this with us on Foodie Friday.

~Melissa ;)

xinex said...

Your mom is so pretty and amazingly healthy and active at that age! The baked beans look good...Christine

Chandy said...

Your mom looks great! Yummy food for today! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Happy FF!

Kristen said...

Your Mom is beautiful and so inspiring!

Balisha said...

Hi Lynn,
I had to check out the water saver that you told me about. So here I am and glad I didn't miss the recipe and picture of your Mom. Tell her Happy Birthday!. She looks wonderful for her age.
Now...I have to tell you that in looking back at some of your old are one of the most ambitious gals that I have run across. You are so artistic and have such a flair for gardening. Love reading all your posts.Thanks for sharing all your tips.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Your Mom looks so young and fit.She makes me feel so lazy with her work out schedule :)

Oh, Lynn I just adore the little lady planting. Your choice of flowers would be wonderful on one. Go for it.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful smile your Mom has!! I love the little lady garden figure- did you make this yourself?

I will have to come back and get all your wonderful garden tips- I love to garden even though I don't really know what I am doing much of the time!!!


SusanQ said...

Any gal who loves to garden is my kind of people ;) Your mom is adorable and her beans sound terrific!