Thursday, December 12, 2013
I love to experiment with pies.
They can be sweet or they can be savory.
What can go wrong with a pie?!
We had an abundant amount of tomatoes this year from our green house,
and I just happen to come across this recipe tucked
in one of my cookbooks and thought I would give it a try.
I hope you all do too,
it's such a flavorful pie!
Ham & Tomato Pie
1 1/2 cooked and cubed Ham
1/2 c. Green Onions, sliced
1 Pie Crust, unbaked
1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
1 c. Mozzarella Cheese
2 medium Plum Tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/3 c. Half & Half
1 Tbsp. Basil (fresh or dried)
1/8 tsp. Black Pepper
Lightly sauté the ham and the onion, for about 3-5 minutes.
Brush the bottom of the pie shell with the Dijon mustard. Sprinkle with 1/2 c. mozzarella cheese and then top with a single layer of the sliced tomatoes. Beat the egg and the half and half, until well blended. Pour over the tomatoes. Sprinkle evenly with the basil, pepper and remaining cheese.
Bake in a 425 degree oven for 20-23 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Cool for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Have a great week!
Monday, December 9, 2013
Today is my son's 7th Birthday!
Where on earth did the time go??
It's flying so quickly......
Noah opted out of having a Big Birthday Bash this year
and decided he wanted to go out for a family dinner and a movie!
Shocking, I know!
Here's my little Monkey!
He is my outdoor kid.
He loves to play Army and shoot his bow
and hunt for anything that moves!
He's also my tender hearted child, that wears his heart on his sleeve
and isn't afraid to make noise when necessary to make a point!
It's hard to get him to stand still for too long,
especially for a picture!
So, here's to you Noey!
Happy Happy Birthday!!
And, now we are off the see the new movie Frozen!
(I hope it's a good one, wink-wink)
Have a wonderful week
and Party like's it's your Birthday!
Monday, December 2, 2013
I love my Grammy!
And I miss her a little more each day!
My Grammy has been gone for a very long time,
and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss her.
My Grammy was a wonderful lady!
She loved to take long walks
and she loved planting her pansies in her little garden.
Hummingbirds were her favorite and she made sure they had food to eat.
She loved spending time with her family
and especially hanging out with her grand children!
She loved oatmeal and peanut butter toast.
And of course a good cup of hot coffee!
She was a very spiritual person and walked to church every Sunday.
She loved spending time with the Lord
every morning and it showed!
My Grammy lived in a very small town and knew everyone,
she always had time to stop and chat
and always wore a smile on her face.
She was soft spoken unless you mad her mad (which wasn't very often).
She taught me to be kind and respect your elders.
She taught me how to make the "best ever" peanut butter cookies.
I remember sitting at her sewing table for hours watching
and learning how to sew a button on or mending a pair of jeans.
(which I should of paid more attention too, cause I can't remember how now. "smiles")
My Grammy was my Best Friend and I'm so blessed to have
been apart of all the wonderful years she was here with us.
What great memories I have of my sweet Grammy.
And, those will carry me on until I see her again.....
What precious memory do you have?
Monday, November 25, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!
As you are all gather around the dinner table this year,
I hope you stop and say what you are thankful this year
and don't forget to Thank the one who is to be Praised for this day!
I, Thank You Jesus, for giving me a strong foundation in your Word.
I give Thanks to the Lord, for he is good
His Love endures FOREVER!
Be joyful always; pray continually; give THANKS in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Enter his gates with Thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give Thanks to him and praise his name.
I, Thank You Jesus for giving me a wonderful family
and lots of friends to celebrate these upcoming holidays with.
I am so very thankful for good health.
A blessed marriage to my best friend.
Three very active sons, that I love with all my heart!
And, I am very Thankful and blessed by all of YOU!
What are you Thankful for this year?
Monday, November 18, 2013
Good Morning Sweet Friends!
Grab a chair and a hot cup of tea and set with me awhile.
I just wanted to say Thank You for visiting me
and leaving me such encouraging and uplifting comments.
They mean more to me than you will ever know.
I just wanted to take time today to
And to be Thankful to God!
Without God's presence, we wouldn't have anything to long for.
To be quiet, to listen with a faithful ear
To be still, just for a moment of your day to just simply honor your heavenly Father.
What more could we really need?
I just know for me, the busyness of the day comes
and I feel like I have been grieved for not simply spending enough
time with God and for not inquiring of him for the weeks to come.
I don't want to carry on with my day,
my life without being grateful for a Love that is so powerful,
the whispers from Him that come when you least expect them to rise.
The power in his scripture jumping off the pages,
The precious dreams he delights your sleep with,
The visions we hold so dear to our hearts.
This is what I long for each day for me and for all of you ladies.
Grab a hold of that moment
I hope you enjoyed your visit, please stop by again soon!
"Be Still and Know that I Am GOD"
Many Blessings & God's Grace,
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I love Scones!
They have got to be one of the best tasting quick breads I have ever tried!
And they just go so well with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea.
I wish the computer had a smell button, because these
smell so heavenly when you pull them out of the oven.
It's Yummy Goodness!
So, I got around to thinking I needed to try and come up with my own version of a scone, that fit my craving for the day and I happen to come up with these after looking at several different recipes.
Chocolate Chip Toffee Scones
1 1/2 c. white flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 stick butter, cold
1/2 c. coconut milk
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/4 c. toffee bits
1/2 c. chocolate chips
Combine the flours, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Slice the cold butter into flour mixture. Using a pastry blender or your hands, combine until it forms into pea size crumbs.
Stir in the toffee bits and the chocolate chips.
In another bowl, stir the coconut milk, the egg and the almond extract. Add to flour mixture.
Stir until just combined.
On a lightly floured surface, place your dough. Create a mound with the dough and then divide into 2 equal portions. Place both onto a cookie sheet. Now cut into 4 equal triangles, gently separate on the sheet. Lightly sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
Bake at 400 for about 13-16 minutes or until they look golden brown.
These would be perfect for your next Tea Party!
Monday, November 11, 2013
This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine!
Let it Shine, Let it Shine, Let it Shine!
This was always one of my favorite songs when I was growing up.
As a child, I was afraid of the dark, who wasn't?
When I got older, I told myself it wasn't the dark I was afraid of,
it was what was in the dark that would make me frightened.
And now, that I am much older and a daughter of the Lord
I shouldn't be afraid at all, because I let the light shine within the darkness!
Your word, Oh Lord, is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
It's amazing what one little flicker of a lantern, candle, or flashlight can do!
You can see through the dark and it takes away
from those wandering fears that you may be having.
We are not suppose to be walking around in the dark and
we are not suppose to hold fear with us.
We are suppose to be the Light in the dark
and let the Glory of the Lord shine through us.
God is the Light; in him there is no darkness at all!
Are you in the Light?
Thursday, November 7, 2013
While camping up in the mountains this summer,
we came across these old abandoned tracks
This had to have been a booming mining camp during that era.
But, as we were taking pictures and at awe of the view,
I thought where did these tracks go?
What did it lead to?
The thoughts and visions came swirling to my mind,
How hard it must have been to the miners to
dig up the gold or coal or silver
haul it down to the train cars
and then watch it make it down the steep mountains?
All that work to get a little ahead
and then watch it go.
How satisfying and sad all at the same time.
But, as you can see here, the tracks had stopped.
Below these tracks it was a very steep hill.
Not something I would have wanted to do on a good day,
if you know what I mean?!
What mysteries we having lying within our mountains.
The stories, the heritage, the legacy these people left behind. It's so fascinating to me,
I always loved History and what lies within the pages of the books.
This really happened, amazing!
Were these miners lead to mine in the wilderness?
Did God give them the vision?
Did they hold on to their Faith?
I really wish I could have seen where the tracks lead to.
There's a lesson to learn from all of this,
I don't want my tracks to run out,
I want them to continue on through this life
and I want God to lead me there!
He is my "tracks" and I am the "train".
Even is the midst of a history lesson, God is always there with a plan and a vision!
Have a wonderful day!