Friday, August 17, 2012

Yellow Bowl Stories

If you have read my blog for long you will know about my love of yellow bowls and the tradition I have of collecting them to give each of my grandchildren.

This morning as I cleaned my kitchen and moved around the yellow bowls to clean I wondered about what stories my friends might have about a favorite piece in their kitchen.  Would love to hear your story.  When a friend saw my nesting bowls she shared how she remembered as a child her father eating popcorn out of the green Pyrex bowl in the evenings.   Please share with me a "yellow bowl story" or other favorite kitchen piece you have.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I Can Relate!

Boy does this cute comic hit home.  With 4 and soon to be 5 grandsons whose names starts with T I can really relate.  My oldest son laughs so hard at me when I do this because it reminds him of his grandmother who does the same thing!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Quotable Friday - Worry

These are take home pages my grandson was given when he went to church with us one Sunday.  Good stuff!

Give all your cares to Him,
because He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Teacup Thursday - Tea & Toast

Tea and toast anyone?

Lately I have been drawn to these little cuties.  Tea and Toast they are often referred to as.

This one I found recently while out junking.  I love that it is just a little different in that the "goodie" side is small.  Would only hold a small indulgence.  The roses on this are so pretty.  I love anything with cabbage roses on it.

Precious Husband bought these for my birthday this year in Prescott.  I just wanted to buy one but he insisted on bringing both of them home.  They are just so sweet.  I love the colorings on both of them.  They would hold considerably more "indulgences" as the toast side is bigger.


Then below is one of my dessert pieces in the Sandwich Glass pattern.  I have several of them now picked up also while junking.  I can serve cake and punch to quite a few now.

Here is a closer look at the pattern.  I have collected quite a few serving pieces of this Sandwich Glass including full size plates with cup indention for snacks or a meal really.  I have several bowls and also a punch bowl and cups.  One of the grandchildren broke the punch bowl base when they were little so that gives me something to look for now when I am out and about.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday - Corn on the Cob

My niece recently shared a Face Book link about cooking your fresh corn on the cob in milk and brown sugar.  Well, I tried it and it is really good.  Sweet and delish with nothing added at the table.

Corn On The Cob

Milk Boiled Corn on the Cob

    •    6-8 ears of corn, husks and silk removed
    •    water
    •    1 1/4 cup milk
    •    1/3 cup brown sugar
    •    1/4 cup butter
    1.    Fill a large stock pot with enough water to cover the corn (about half full).
    2.    Add other ingredients to pot (milk, brown sugar, butter) and boil water.
    3.    Add corn and cook for 7-8 minutes until just tender.
    4.    Remove corn using long tongs.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Memo: His Name is Bullwinkle

His name is Bullwinkle (of course) and he was sitting on the shelf looking for a new home.  I immediately took his picture and text it to my first born grandson - Tristan - the Kentucky boy.  "Would you like this guy to keep in your room?" I ask him.  

His response came in true Tristan form, "Sure, if it comes full of cookies!"

So we paid the lady and brought the moose home with us.  He didn't sit on the table long till I knew with all his personality that he needed a name.  Bullwinkle came quickly to mind and seems fitting.

Bullwinkle will have to wait on the shelf in the closet till we make a trip to Kentucky by car since I would never trust him to those burly men who throw the suitcases on the planes.

Now what kind of cookies do you think I should fill him with when we do drive to Kentucky?  Chocolate Chip would be my guess.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Quotable Friday - Hope

Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.
-- Anyonymous

Friday, July 27, 2012

Quotable Friday - Very Simple Really

"It doesn't take monumental feats to make the world a better place.  It can be as simple as letting someone 
go ahead of you in a grocery line." 
-- Barbara Johnson

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Teacup Thursday in Pictures

As I thought about today's post and looked around at my teacups I couldn't help but notice that the majority of my decorating is based around teacups.  So today's post is in picture form because as they say a picture is worth a thousand words.  Come with me as I walk through our home.