Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
We worked like crazy people this weekend with 86 degree weather I didn't want to come in until dark. Two truck loads of mulch and we are about a third of the way done. This weekend we will work on my large back bed, at least it doesn't take as much mulch, because it is full of perennials. Although I need to move a lot of the flowers in this bed to another. I love the heat but, it was crazy hot for April this last weekend.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
1 can buttermilk biscuits
2 Tbs. butter
1 Sm. onion finely chopped
1 tsp. parsley
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 c. chicken broth
This has been a family favorite, Lil got it out of a Grit Magazine years ago. She always makes 4 batches of this recipe. We all fight over them. They are worth fighting over too!!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Of course I really had no idea what I was doing, but I have never been known to let that stop me...LOL A few weeks ago I had broken a bowl that was very dear to me. Therefore I knew I just couldn't put it in the trash. After looking at Penny's blog I knew just what I had to do next! I had this little Well/Fountain in the basement unfinished for years. You know one of those projects we buy and just never get too... Well it was time, so around the edge of the roof I used my bowl. In the center just some ceramic tile that was left over from the bathroom floor. Not having any real tools to do this I just smashed it with a small hammer and glued it down. Grouted it and painted the rest. It has a pump inside so the water really flows from the bucket...
I added a little greenery and a small birdhouse so it is finally finished!!! Thank you so much Penny for the inspiration your Blog gave me, you are one of a kind Wonderful!!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I just got done reading one of my favorite Bloggers Blog all about Hummingbirds. You can check it out at Never Enough Time @ http://balisha-neverenoughtime.blogspot.com/
I love Hummingbirds but just have never had feeders. After spending an evening last summer at a friends gardens I fell in love. She had so many feeders and the birds were everywhere. I couldn't believe how many there were. So I decided this was the year for feeders. I received several for Christmas and have found a few this spring. So I think I am ready.
This one all the glass is that crackled look...
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Go check it out there are always wonderful recipes here on Fridays!!!
Chicken Cheese Lasagna
Any lasagna with spinach and lots of cheese has to be good, but this one has lots of other great stuff too...You have to try it!!!
1/2 cup margarine
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
2 cups chicken broth
1-1/2 cups milk
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divide
1 tsp.dried basil
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1 carton (15oz.) ricotta cheese
1 TBS. minced fresh parsley
9 lasagna noodles (8oz.) cooked and drained
2Pkg. (10oz. each) frozen spinach, thawed and well drained
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic until tender. Stir in flour and salt; cook until bubbly. Gradually stir in broth and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Stir in c cups mozzarella, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, basil, oregano and pepper; set aside. In a bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, parsley and remaining mozzarella; set aside. Spread one-quarter of the cheese sauce into a greased 13 in. x 9in. x 2 in. baking dish; cover with one- third of the noodles. Top with half of the ricotta mixture, half of the spinach and half of the chicken. Cover with one-quarter of cheese sauce and one-third of noodles. Repeat layers of ricotta mixture, spinach, chicken and one-quarter cheese sauce. Cover with remaining noodles and cheese sauce. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. YIELD: 12 servings.
HAVE A GOOD ONE,
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The next 3 days are going to be wonderful with temperatures at just around 70 degrees and NO rain!! Finally. But as luck would have it, the weather gets better and Tomorrow is my first day back to work at the local Garden Center. So as soon as I finish with school tomorrow, I will go right there!!! Something I have been looking forward to all winter. I work the next 3 days, there's not to many flowering plants out yet but lots of trees and shrubs. But it won't be long...
Here are some pictures of what is growing here at home now!A little Torenia and some Million Bells...Lots of Impatients....Petunias lots of different Petunias... My children call me the Petunia Queen...
But they love when it is time to plant their own... I did lots of double cascade ones this year!Double Lt. Pink
Double LavenderI just planted all my Lobelia and Alyssum last night. So they are in the greenhouse with light and heat mats... Nice and warm in there!Tomatoes are doing almost too well, they will be blooming before I get them out!LOLThis is a whole different story, I took these from my daughters attic yesterday. She moved into a house with lots of leftovers in the attic. West Virginia Commemorative RC bottles. They are dated 1974, the same year we were married. I just had to have them.
Wait until you see the Huge antique picture frame I came home with also... ANOTHER PROJECT! Just what I needed another PROJECT!!
Have A Good One,
Thursday, April 9, 2009
It didn't even look like a couch at this point...
Even the back looks cute...
The pillows on the couch were made from antique dish towels that came from my husbands Grandmothers house. I much rather use something like that than just leave them in a drawer never to be seen... This just seemed like the place to put them!
It is a cool piece since both arms recline.... It looks like a great napping spot...
I put this in our family room, not sure if that is where it will stay. But for now this is it's home.
I told myself after so much work trying to find out anything about this piece, when I was finished I was going to take all the pictures and all the information put it in an envelope and nail it to the inside of the frame. So when someone else tries to take it apart and redo it they will know a little of it's history..So I better go print those pictures...
HAVE A GOOD ONE...
UPDATE: I'VE ALREADY MOVED IT TO THE OTHER WALL I THINK I LIKE IT BETTER HERE...The rug on the floor was made by my husbands Grandmother back in the 60's . I have 3 of them in this room now...
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
We are having a big crowd for dinner on Sunday. What I thought was going to be just a few has really grown. The more the better I always say. I love having all the family around.
I was asked about this wonderful plant the other day, I decided I really didn't know what it was for sure. So I just got on Dave's Garden and posted pictures for ID. I'm sure someone there will know what it is. Then I will know too... LOL
I love it and so do the Bees......
WE HAVE A NAME!!!
I knew Dave's Garden would come through for me!!!
PlantFiles: Oregon Grape, Oregon Grape Holly,
My poor little birdie laying in the garden just waiting to be picked up. This bed needs a lot of work...
Have a good one,
Sunday, April 5, 2009
As I sit here and type I can hear the birds on the front porch, just singing away.... It is so nice to have the doors open and hear all the sweet sounds of spring! As I walked through the yard today looking at everything coming up so beautifully and the sun shinning, I knew Spring had finally arrived. MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR!!! IT'S HERE.....
HAVE A GOOD ONE,
Friday, April 3, 2009
Finding honey bees was a great thing to see again... The neighbor has hives so we do have plenty.... You really know it is spring with things finally coming up...