Friday, October 30, 2009

New recipe and craft project

Good Friday morning to all my blog friends. I want to share a couple of things with you this morning. First is my craft projects I have been working on. I purchased these wool ornaments pattern over at I think they turned out so cute for my first try with wool and learning all the new stitches.

The second part of my post is a recipe that my sister shared with me and it is so delicious. I linked it so you can print it out.
I hope the past couple of weeks has been good to all my friends out there. I know the flu is going around here and everywhere else, really bad. I have been fortunate enough to have dodged it so far(knock on wood). The boys have had it but nothing serious just coughs, sore throats and low fevers. I leave the hand sanitizer and lysol right on the counter handy. I spray and sanitize constantly.
Hopefully I will be able to stay healthy.
That's it for today. Better go so I can get my list of things accomplished.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween.
Until next time,

Friday, October 16, 2009

Mexican Veggie Bake

Good Friday morning everyone. The week weather wise not so good. It has been raining, gosh I can't even remember when it started but I know it's still raining. Suppose to until Sunday. I have been finding myself being a home body this week. Don't feel much like going anywhere when it's rainy and cold. I guess that's good though, I have been getting some things done that needed to get done.
This weeks recipe is something I tried for the first time this week. I found it in the Gooseberry Patch "Speedy Suppers" cookbook. I have used alot of recipes from this book. This one is yummy and I served it with tacos.

Mexican Veggie Bake
1/2 c. green pepper, chopped
1/2 c. onion, chopped
1/2 c. celery, chopped
1/2 c. carrot, peeled and chopped
2 c. cooked rice, I used minute rice
16 oz. can refried beans
15 oz. can black beans, drained
1 c. salsa
12 oz package shredded cheddar
Saute veges in a lightly greased skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender. I just sprayed my pan with cooking spray. Remove to a large bowl; add remaining ingredients except cheese. Layer 1/2 the mixture in a 13x9 pan; sprinkle with 1/2 the cheese. Repeat layers, ending with cheese. Bake 350 degrees untl heated thru, about 15-20 minutes. Serves 6
That's it for today. I hope everyone has a nice day and weekend. Until next time,

Saturday, October 10, 2009

And The Winner Is......

Jayne! and here is what she had to say...........

Just look at this bucket! It was overflowing. Thank you everybody for signing up for the giveaway and for all your kind comments on my home and on my blog. I appreciate each and everyone.
Happy weekend everyone! The sun is shining but boy is it deceiving. I stepped out to take Kaci out and couldn't believe how cold it was, 30 degrees. Oh well at least the sun is shining which it hasn't done in a couple days. It was so funny when I got up this morning. I went into the bathroom and peaked thru the house and there was a bright light coming from the office room. I thought somebody left the top light on but nope it was just the sun coming thru the window,LOL. I forgot what it looked like!
Our son is home for a couple days from college. It's always so good to see him. It seems like he has grown up so much. He walked in the last time he was home with this new haircut and it made him look so much older. It's amazing how it seems like they just grow up overnite.
That's it for today. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather,well hopefully beautiful wherever you live, cuz the snow will be flying soon. Until next time,

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fall giveaway and New recipe

Hi everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know the deadline for signing up for the giveaway is today. So if you want your name in the pot, just leave me a message.
I also want to share a new recipe that I just tried this week. It came from the GP cookbook "Speedy Suppers". It's another one dish meal. The less work and clean up the better, in my opinion. Kielbasa and Peppers
2 T. olive oil
2 lbs. kielbasa, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 red,green and yellow pepper, sliced into strips
1 onion, halved and sliced
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat; add kielbasa. Saute for 3 minutes; add vegetables. Cook until kielbasa is golden brown and vegetables are tender, about 8-10 minutes. Serves 4-6.

I serve this with white rice and a lettuce salad. Would be good over noodles also. So simple and very good.
I hope life is treating everyone well. It's been rainy and cold here for the past two days. I see some of you have already gotten snow. They are calling for snow flurries here Sunday night, YUCK! Maybe if we get snow early, we will have an early spring. We can only hope.. That's it for today. I will let everyone no who won the giveaway soon. So stay tuned. Until next time,

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My fall giveaway and APP featured home

As some of you know, I have been chosen as the featured home for October at I can't even express how honored I feel
to have Kristine and all the support from the girls over there. They have truly been best friends to me over this past year and I can't thank them enough for all of their support and encouragement.
So in honor of this and the wonderful fall season, I want to give back. I am having my very first giveaway. I wish you could all win. Maybe when I win the lottery,LOL! But for now I am going to have to stick to a few things.

So do you want to know what you might win...........................

oh, I think I will wait to let you know.................

ummmmm no really do you want to know?........

nope not til the end....

OH OK, i give it is

one of my Gatherings jars
Two Yankee votives and glass candle holder
and last but not least an Autumn plate with stand
So if you are interested in winning this grouping just shoot me an email or leave me a message on this post and I will be glad to enter you in my drawing.If you want to be entered twice be one of my followers and if you post this on your blog, I will enter you three times,YIPPEE!
Do all of this before October 15th and you might be a winner!
That's it for today. Hope everyone is enjoying this cool fall weather.
Until next time,