My Goal for 2014

My Goal for 2014:

I want to be more thoughtful and appreciative of others. It sounds simple but it's hard some days not to be selfish.

Thursday, September 18

Craft idea

I saw this picture somewhere the other day and thought it was beautiful.

Wednesday, September 17

Ham and Jalapeno Popper Sandwich

First you have to make the popper dip:

6 jalapenos grilled, skinned, seeded and diced
3 slices cooked, crumbled bacon
1 pkg cream cheese
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar
Mix and heat in oven until warm and melted. Then you can use with chips or the sandwich.

I just made a grilled ham and cheese sandwich, only I substituted the popper dip instead of cheese.
My husband said it was the best sandwich he'd had in a long time.

Tuesday, September 16

Miss Molly

Molly is our second granddaughter. She turned 5 last month and made her own birthday cheesecake! I think she is taking after her momma!

First Day of School

I'm a bit last posting this picture. We actually started school on September 2nd but I forgot to post the picture. We like to do something special on the first day of school so this year we went to The Lampstand, our local coffee shop, for hot chocolate and played some games. It was a good start. I wouldn't mind starting that way every day!

Thursday, August 14


A bittersweet picture as this was the day they moved out after living with us for two months.

Bountiful Harvest

Wednesday, August 13

Garden Harvest Has Begun

It's that time of year again! The tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and beans are coming in like crazy this year.

So far I've made a years' supply of Cowboy Candyand half of the canned jalapenos I need. I've done a canner load of green beans. (we planted just a small bit this year as I didn't think I'd need many)

Yesterday I picked a ton of nice big juicy tomatoes and am planning on canning them tomorrow.

And it looks like the grapes should be ready to harvest tomorrow or Friday so we'll be canning them for juice.

I bought a case of peaches and made three pies today. I'm trying something new. I baked on to eat tonight and then I froze the other two to pull out later in the year and bake. I can envision just pulling pies out of the freezer and popping them in the oven for Thanksgiving without any of the work. Crossing my fingers that they turn out good!

This is always such a busy time but so satisfying when I go downstairs and see my pantry full and ready for winter. I have to admit that I am glad we won't be starting school until after Labor Day so I don't have to worry about getting that in the day as well.

Well, back to work!