Good morning and happy Sunday! I would have been here sooner, but after admitting that I sent my family to work and school with nothing more than toast and cereal while I ate Bacon & Egg Spaghetti, I was feeling a little guilty. So, I made pancakes for everyone this morning and we just finished eating. I still have coffee in my cup and would love to sit and chat if you have the time and inclination.
I’m not one to say ‘I told you so,’ but I really told you so. Our week started with freezing rain. It didn’t coat the roads at all so Dudette was able to go to school and Hubby to work, but it was cold and really wet, especially the deluge that began right as Dudette’s bus pulled up to the stop and I was standing there waiting for her without an umbrella. Of course, I realize if you’re sitting in a comfy chair up north, you’ve already knew it was still winter. I’m sorry for the mass accumulations you’ve had to deal with, but I thank you for the absolutely gorgeous photos you’ve been putting up on Facebook.
It appears that the school lunch milk cartons provide reading material as well as beverages for the kids. Dudette came home on Friday with this little gem.
What did one plate say to another plate?
Lunch is on me today.
Every single time. Why?
Year-Round Slow Cooking
You know how much I’m loving my slow cooker. I just finished going through a BHG special interest issue that was dedicated to the appliance. I may be done with that one, but thanks to Fine Cooking, which just published the Year-Round Slow Cooker cookbook by Dina Cheney, my slow cooker isn’t headed to the cupboard.
I received my copy from Fine Cooking yesterday and have already gone through the book cover to cover. Since I can’t decide what to make first, it’ll be a day or two before we get this bit of fun going, but once I start, I’ll be making and reviewing some of the dishes, while at the same time offering a giveaway of an additional copy of Year-Round Slow Cooker thanks to Fine Cooking’s generosity.
Nature’s Speed Bumps
Our neighborhood has three lakes in its boundaries, which means we have water fowl. While we do see ducks and herons, the majority of the birds around our waters are Canada geese (and no, it’s not Canadian geese, it’s Canada geese). They usually stay down by the lake, but because the new grass is beginning to come on on our lawns, they’ve been wandering to higher ground and chowing down. I don’t mind.
The geese spend as much time crossing the road at their leisurely pace as they do in the grass, thus becoming the ultimate speed bump. The geese are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 so it’s illegal to plow right through them. I get downright giddy when I see cars that have absolutely ignored our 25 mph limit stop entirely until my feathered friends waddle to safety.
You know, I might just start feeding them.
Dudette had a sleep-over at a friend’s house on Friday night so I was able to sleep in on Saturday morning. That did not make everyone at the house very happy. At least they haven’t figured out how to ring the bell yet.
Dish of the Week
The fact that Hubby called these the best blueberry muffins he’s ever had and that Dudette had two in one sitting says it all. Better Homes and Gardens’ Citrus-Topped Double Blueberry Muffins are uber-delicious. There were lots of great dishes this week, but these definitely topped the vote.
It’s been a bit of a nature-filled week, huh? That’s what I enjoy though, so it’s no big surprise. I hope you had a fantastic week and are looking forward to the one to come. For those under the threat of this new winter storm, I’m so, so sorry. I hope you’re able to stay safe and warm. As always, thanks for visiting!