Sunday, September 6, 2015

YOP Week #10 but nothing much to show for it..........

I can't help myself, I am just wanting to be Ms. Domestic all of a sudden and the handwork has gone to pot!  In fact, I'm not even going to post this to the YOP group because they would snicker.  But that being said I am feeling great about what I have accomplished.  The rear end of my Tahoe is almost full with "stuff" for the thrift store and I have an ongoing shopping bag near the door and when it gets full......out it goes to the car!  Ta Da!
Yesterday, I made the blueberry custard pie with streusel on top and OMG is it ever good.  I never really liked straight blueberry pie that well but this is a whole different story!  Yummo!

I had a little help when it came time to make the streusel............whoa there little one!  She's a lot quicker than her mistress!
This is with the streusel on top. It's not as pretty but who cares when it tastes SO GOOD!  It's actually very easy to make too.
After the pie, I made the Barilla Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage and can I just say that the smell alone is worth making it.  Nothing like a cozy evening at home with the smells of a hearty dinner cooking on the stove to look forward to.  I really do have a wonderful life and good food is a big part of it.  This is not expensive to make and it is healthy too.  You really can "have it all"!
Now that your mouth is watering I have a not so fun picture to show you...........I looked out the window and there was a praying mantis hiding under my hummingbird feeder just waiting for an unsuspecting hummer!  I love them and they are very beneficial insects but NOT when they get near my hummers.  They kill them so I chased it away and off he flew.  I hope not to bother the hummers!
I think they knew it was there because I didn't see them all day but today they're back and I keep an eye out for the mantis!
There was football on yesterday!  I thought there would be some today but so far nada.  Yay!  It's football season...Fall is beginning even if it is in the 90's here.....ugh!  This was the BYU vs. Nebraska game and it was a good one!  BYU won in the last few seconds of the game!
Last night I watched Cedar Cove on Hallmark and then switched to PBS where I watched Dr. Blake and then they had a new one one; Miss Fisher murder mysteries.  It's really good too.  Hallmark has their own mystery channel but I don't get that one.
  I did do a little cross stitch while I watched t.v.
I hope you're enjoying your Labor Day weekend!
Happy Trails!







16 comments:

  1. Everything looks so yummy. Mmmm. I would love a piece of that pie. Dennis and I started watching Season One of Cedar Cove at the trailer yesterday while it rained and rained. (Yay! Rain, put out those fires!) I also have the DVD of Season Two. We never get to watch it on TV when it airs so I buy the season when it comes out on DVD. I had read all of the book and I like how the series is staying pretty close to the books.
    Have a lovely afternoon!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. You have a win-win at the lake...whether it rains or doesn't!

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  2. I did quite a bit of cooking on the weekend too. Love the picture of cheeky little kitty

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    1. It's been a while since I have had a "toddler" in the house especially one that can leap 4 feet in the air and climb anything and everything!

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  3. The back of a Tahoe is quite large, so you must be getting stuff accomplished if it's filling up! We have had hot weather also, thank goodness for AC. Love your little helper, she is getting so big! I never new that a praying mantis would eat a humming bird. I will have to keep an eye out. Our humming birds will be heading south in the next week or so. Take care have a good weekšŸ˜Š

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    1. I just learned about the mantis last year....I had no idea either. It;s is really ho there too but cool is coming this weekend they say. My hummers usually leave the end of October but that's because it's warmer here and they come back in April.

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  4. You are being much more productive than me lately. I'm feeling very lazy at the moment. Though I am always crocheting, even if it something small. How in the world does a praying mantis kill a hummingbird? I must look that up. Take care, Tammy

    P.S. I just watched a video of a mantis catching a humming bird. And a 5 minute fight with a cat. Oh my! That is crazy! They are like little ninja fighters and literally watch every move and hold their front legs up as if they are a boxer. Incredible! And scary!

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    1. I know, I couldn't believe it myself at first! I told you...you're not lazy...you're in transition! LOL! I'll have to go see if I can find a video but do I really want to watch it? A cat and a mantis? Whoa Nellie!

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  5. Your pie looks yummy...Miss peeps is quite the helper:)

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  6. What lovely productivity you're having. I like the looks of this cross stitch.

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  7. I want to try to catch some of those shows on PBS. The praying mantis is a neat photo. And I love blueberries and made blueberry muffins this week! Hugs!

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    1. I still have some blueberries so I should make some muffins too.

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  8. We love Cedar Cove too! And we watched the Buckeyes game last night too. I had no idea that praying mantis will kill humming birds. Very interesting.

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    1. Did I tell you I made your egg dip? Yummy! It was part of my Labor Day celebration.

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