Friday, May 21, 2010

Company & Signature Dishes

Two questions for friends:
First can you come for dinner?
Second do you like Mexican food?

I love to hear yes to both questions!  If you are coming for dinner the first time and you like Mexican food there is a very strong possibility you will be served my signature dish of Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas.  It is most always a hit and the most requested recipe of my children for a family gathering.  Dessert of course will be Cherry Cheesecake which is the recipe that won Precious Husband's heart nearly 30 years ago.

Today finds me busy making enchiladas and cheesecake and looking forward to an enjoyable evening with friends.

Have a blessed weekend.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Makes Me Smile

 Popping up under my rosemary bush.

I blogged once before about seeds coming up on their own in my yard and how that just makes my heart smile.  Yesterday afternoon I was in the back yard doing some watering and to my delightful surprise there were more precious little blue flowers that had transplanted themselves with the help of the wind to the back of the yard by the pond.  They came from some pots on the patio and this is quite a distance.  I know, I know,  it doesn't take much to make me smile.  This makes me smile.

There is an object lesson here but right now I just can't quite put it into words.  Give me some time on this assignment and I will be back with you on it.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

As I wrote yesterday I am sharing the recipe today for my yogurt pancakes.  I am linking up with Lisa at Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

My friend Barbara and I got into yogurt during a season of our culinary life and we found this recipe in a little Knudsen Dairy recipe booklet.  We all loved the light pancakes and it has continued to be a family favorite for sure.  Barbara and I became friends when our oldest boys were in kindergarten together and we were VIPs (Very Involved Parents) in their classroom.  So when I make these pancakes I think of my friend of nearly 35 years, Barbara and many others who I have served them to through the years.  So here you go:

Yogurt Pancakes
4 eggs
1/4 cup water
1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar.

Whip up the eggs and add water and yogurt.  Mix dry ingredients together and add to the wet.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Facebook, Sunshine Acres and Yogurt Pancakes


I joined Face Book a while back but never really saw the benefit until recently when I reconnected with one of the children that lived at Sunshine Acres while I worked there.  We began uploading pictures of the other kids and we have had a great deal of fun reminiscing about years gone by.  Karrie spoke of trying to reunite as many as possible for a get together so we have set a date for July to have a reunion of children and staff from the Acres at our home and I am so excited about it.

These children are actually all grown now and many with grandchildren.  Oh my,  I am getting old!

One of the boys men I have connected with from the Acres on Face Book is Billy.  Billy's housemother was my dearest friend Dolores and she and her husband had actually desired to adopt Billy but it never came to fruition.  Today, I got a note on Face Book from Billy and at the end he says, "and I still remember the yogurt pancakes".  I am so touched that he remembers.  You have to understand that one of my love languages is definitely feeding people that I love.  To think that after all these years (30 something) he still remembers pancakes -- well -- wowie dowie!

Tomorrow I will link with Lisa for Tempt my Tummy Tuesday to share my recipe for yogurt pancakes.