Friday, April 3, 2009

OH!!!!! Is this cute or what!!!!????? I stopped at the Thrift Store on my way to Wally World and there it was. I was really looking for some extra measuring cups but since they didn't have any I looked around and found THIS! I am old enough to remember Dick and Jane and Spot too!
It is framed under glass and was only $13.00! I know, Nancy Jo, not as good as the prices you get but I wasn't letting this one go! It had my name on it! Well.....not literally but you know what I mean.

So sorry I haven't been on.....I'm still recovering from the "germs" the grandchildren left me and also I've been having problems with subscriptions at Mary Jane's Farm and yada, yada, yada.
But here's a little of what's been going on here in Horseshoe!
Here is a quiche I made last night that was SO easy and SO good but it is not too filling so I had 2 big pieces plus they suggested having some crusty bread and a salad with it....neither of which I had made.

Butter, for ramekins
Coarse salt
1 package (10 ounces) frozen broccoli florets
6 large eggs
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (3 ounces)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Butter four 8-ounce ramekins (or a 9-inch pie dish); set aside. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add broccoli; cook 1 minutes. Drain well; transfer to a cutting board, and blot dry with paper towels. Chop coarsely.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in broccoli and cheese.
  3. Place ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet. Ladle broccoli mixture into ramekins, dividing evenly. Bake until golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve with crusty bread and a mixed-green salad, if desired.

Per serving: 266 calories; 19 grams fat; 17.2 grams protein; 5.9 grams carbohydrates; 1.7 grams fiber

This recipe came from on their Everday Food t.v. program that comes from Martha Stewart's kitchens. I watch Everyday Food on Saturdays here in Arkansas and they have great recipes. I went to Walmart grocery shopping today and got several recipes worth of groceries so I will update you on how they turn out. They were all from Everyday Food.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lizzie seems to be working!

My sourdough starter, who is named "Lizzie", came through once again this weekend as I made Mary Jane Butter's cinnamon raisin, nut bread. It is great although being ill lately has been very detrimental to my taste buds.

I have been doing nothing but laundry and blowing my nose the past few days and I am convinced that I have used a tree's worth of it so far.

But I am slowly catching up and even did some ironing today but now I need to go lay down.

Trying to "catch up".....

Here is my first quilt block that I made at my first quilting class last Tuesday. It is a Jacob's Ladder block. Don't look TOO is my first after all. I have to have a Log Cabin block done by this coming Tuesday and I had better get going!

Whoa Nellie!!!

Oh boy......I didn't think I would ever get back to this blog again! First I had company and then I got sick while they were still here and for a few days after they left. In fact today I got up with a "coughing jag" that I could not quell at 3:30 a.m. so I just keep "keepin' on" until I get too tired I guess.

My company was my son, Ben with his son Uriah and my daughter Amy with her son, Sam. We had a ball and made a lot of good memories and those grandbabies are darn cute but a little "germy" evidently.