Thursday, March 16, 2017
In a week I will get the results and give a report. I don't think my problem is real serious, but may need addressing. We will see.
On Sunday I am hosting my third dinner in a month. I am taking notes of what I make as I want to have a couple good "go to" menus that I can use in the future. The first was Chicken Marsala with rice, roasted carrots and steamed green beans with nuts. The second was also Chicken. I made Chicken Cordon Bleu. This has rice pilaf, vegetables and a lemon cheesecake for dessert. Both are keepers. Both of course had a salad to start as well as dinner rolls.
This Sunday I will be making my first Prime Rib dinner. We want to tell some friends thank you for things they have done. I did warn them that I have never made Prime Rib before but they said they would be good sports.
As I have said many times, "It is great having guests for dinner. I end up with a clean house and a great meal." Usually we have leftovers too.
Friday, March 3, 2017
A friend has a house five miles from University Hospital that is vacant. We stayed overnight there, then got up at 5 a.m to be at the hospital at 6:30 a.m. By 3:30 p.m. we were on our way home. Everything went smoothly, although we were both beat by the end of the day. Gerry is very confident with the doctor he has chosen.
The weather was extremely windy that day. When we arrived home there was no electricity. We drove 5 miles to a neighboring town were we had dinner. Not knowing if the electricity problem was resolved, we spent a couple hours at the library. All was well at 8:30 p.m. when we arrived home.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
What a great meal. Salad, chicken Marsala, roasted carrots with thyme, green beans with roasted pecans, rice, dinner rolls, orange cake, and wine.
The best part is no effort on my part except popping most of it in the microwave.
These are the leftovers from a dinner for guests last night.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
I am using the KonMari method to sort and edit everything in the house (mine not G's of course) and needed the shelf space to do that. More on that project in another post.
He has completed his five weeks of radiation treatment for his prostrate cancer. We are really grateful to have good treatment within driving distance. It took about four hours to drive round trip and get the treatment. It hasn't slowed him down.
This week we bought a camper. It is a 2012 model and is in great shape except for a water leak on the roof, which will need to be repaired.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
I will start with a picture I took through the screened window because it is cold and windy. This is the view out my dining room window. I just put up the bird feeder yesterday, but the birds have not found it yet. I think I have all the garden put to bed. The garlic is planted and has come up about two inches. It is now covered with straw. The asparagus is cut and also covered.
When I was in the garden at the end of the growing season I came upon these seeds. They are like gold to me. I saved and dried three of these pods, which I will share with our local park district. They have a program to plant milkweed to give food for the Monarch butterflies. They are having a difficult time surviving from lack of these plants. (I will save a few seeds for myself to plant.)
Gerry just shook his head when he saw what I was doing and how excited I was about finding them. To him they are just another weed. You can be sure that when we have some visiting Monarch butterflies next year I will point them out to him.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
When Renee Michelle visits I walk Ada twice a day. It is a wonderful way to get exercise. The type of walk that makes Ada ecstatic is being off leach and running in our woods. Apparently there are many wonderful smells that I miss as a human. Ada has made friends with the dog who lives next door so she runs over there. However that dog has an invisible fence so cannot run into the woods and fields with Ada.
There was a request for bonfire which will probable be the last of the season. Not the best picture but you get the idea. The next fire will be in our wood stove in the basement.