Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Soup - Quick and Easy

For tonight’s dinner, 
I mixed leftover potato soup with vegetable broth made from the garden.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Potato Soup and Fresh Bread

Tonight's dinner
Soccer Practice tonight means a meal cooked in advance.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Working Vacation

So…we had our hardwood floors redone, and that meant that we had to move out for three days. We had wanted to go to Monterey; however, since no one could stay home to care for the pets, we had to stay close enough to return to the house each day.

It ended up being a rather spectacular mini vacation. The hotel we stayed at was spanking newly renovated. We stayed in this wonderful two-bedroom suite with two bathrooms, a living room/dining room and a full kitchen.
Not only that… also included in the price was a complimentary full, hot breakfast buffet each morning. There were assorted cold cereals, hot oatmeal, fresh hot Belgium waffles, eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, fried potatoes, bagels, English muffins, blueberry or chocolate muffins, toast, (toppings: grated cheese, salsa, sour cream, cream cheese, fresh blueberries, jam, honey, peanut butter, butter, syrup, whipping cream) yogurts, various juices, and fresh coffee.
Even the chairs and longues around the pool were new. 
The towels on the backs were a nice touch.
We even celebrated a birthday.
It was an exciting and restful three days.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Making Plum Jam

My water bath canner arrived...
It felt like Christmas!
Isn't it a beauty!
Why is it that time tested items like this
make me feel so efficient.
Such a sense of accomplishment…
My husband was so please; he took this picture.

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