Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Cheesey Scalloped Potatoes

I put some mild blue cheese, about a quarter cup, along with a half cup of smoked gouda cheese, and one cup regular gouda cheese in with the white sauce.  I have to say that this was one of the best batches of scalloped potatoes we've made ever!

Eggnog French Toast

An old friend was talking about this delictable dish on her FB page and I just had to have the recipe because I knew John would LOVE this, and I was right.  Above is the extra slices, cooling so that they can be frozen for breakfasts on the go.

8 eggs
2 cups eggnog
1/4 cup Imperial Sugar® / Dixie Crystals® Granulated Sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or rum extract
20 to 26 slices English muffin bread (I used Texas Toast)
Confectioners' sugar, optional
Maple syrup

In a bowl, beat eggs, eggnog, sugar and extract; soak bread for 2 minutes per side. Cook on a greased hot griddle until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Serve with syrup. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Raised Beds Under Stress

This one just flat out collapsed and has taken on the appearance of a bathtub.

The bed to the far right is starting to lean.  The one in the middle has been over engineered so should stand up to the snow with no issues.


Am hoping at some point he'll decide it's actually winter and will grow in his winter mane and ruff.


Tomatoes anyone???

Neighbors crab apple isn't doing so hot this morning.

That's a five foot tall burning bush under that snow, or it was anyway.

My beloved red oak, the branches are nearly touching the ground when they should be up another ten or so feet in the air.  It's this tree that I'm the most worried about at the moment, hopefully the wind doesn't bring it down!!!

Friday, December 07, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree!!!

Now some wool batting around the base to protect my vintage fabrics and lace.

A vintage slip (pettifore) that I found in the first wifes stash of yummy fabrics that I split up one side and draped over the wool batting.

Very pretty, and delicate!

Some crochet vintage panels draped over the vintage slip, I may rework this tomorrow but right now my raging head cold is saying "go take a nap"!

Yes the tree is in my studio, aka formerly known as the living room!

We will put the ornaments on the tree this Sunday, which will give the cats time to adjust to the tree.