Monday, January 22, 2018

...Over the Weekend...

...we had the Winter N.O.A.H. Retreat...
...it was well attended by all ages...
...and we got a lot of knitting a crocheting and talking done...
...someone was passing around this super cute and super easy crochet pattern...so I made one...
...seriously less than half an hour...
...so I made another one...crocheting in the back loop for a little bit of variety...
...and then with a little bit of spare red yarn from the closet...
...I made this adorable top knot hat...

...so I'm still one short of my goal of ten hats...but I actually have until the end of the month...and I'll make as many more as I can between now and then...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

...Dinner and a Movie...

...we had snow...
...so we had Potato Soup...OF COURSE...
...we always had potato soup and cornbread when it snowed when I was little...

...and since the kiddos were out of school for the snow...(both the University and the Community College shut down)...

...we let them choose the movie...

...and they chose Pirates of the Caribbean 5 - Dead Men Tell No Tales... ...and this was my FIRST PotC movie...but that didn't really seem to matter much...the storyline was is pretty easy to follow...and there are lots of flashbacks to explain why things are the way they are now...aaaAAANND...we had two peple we could question if there was anything we didn't understand...haha...so it was a fun evening...

...what have you been watching?...

~Have a Lovely Weekend!

Friday, January 19, 2018

...Snow Fun...

...Scout and Our Girl bundled up ready for some fun in the snow...
...they tramped around the backyard...making tracks...
...and built a rather large and rather dirty snowman...
...Callie had a ball with all the people outside...
...we'll probably only get one more day with the white stuff...it's supposed to get up to 50 today...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

...a snow event...

...we woke up to snow covered ground yesterday...
...the forecast was for 1 - 2 inches...but they were a little bit wrong this time...
...as the snow continued to fall...pretty much all day long...they changed the forecast to 4 - 6 inches...
...by about 5 o'clock it was mostly just a few flurries...
...and we had about 4.5 inches of snow...
...everything is so pretty covered in snow...
...so we headed out on the snow covered country roads for a little 4-wheel drive...
...everything is so quiet and beautiful...

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

...W.I.P. Wednesday...

...a sweet little stack of 5 baby hats...
...I should have 7 done by now...of course I have one on the needles...so I'm counting 6...
...so I'm really just one behind schedule...

...I'm pretty sure I'll have 10 by retreat time...

...what's in your workbasket?...

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

...Tuesdays with Julia...

...we made VEGAN POMMES À LA SÉVILLANE...
...which is a sort of citrus-y apple tart...

...it was very delicious...and I'd actually make it again...it was pretty simple...and used ingredients that I almost always have on hand...

...all of the particulars are over at The Vegan Version...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, January 15, 2018

...Holiday Monday...

...since it's a Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day here)...and everyone has the day off...we made plans for a special breakfast and also a special lunch...

...these muffins are just my basic muffin recipe but instead of blueberries...I made a quick streusel with some brown sugar...flour and pecans...
...so I put one small scoop of batter in each muffin cup...
...then a scoop of streusel...
...and then topped with more batter...
...and finally sprinkled some streusel on top...
...they turned out so perfectly...and they were delicious with coffee...like mini coffee cakes...

...this is my muffin recipe...it's an old recipe from a Betty Crocker Cookbook - easily veganized:

3/4 cup milk - I used homemade almond milk
1/2 cup oil - but I used applesauce instead - your pick
1 egg equivalent - I used flaxseed goo
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar - I used brown sugar this time
3 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
...instead of blueberries this time...I made this streusel...

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup flour

Heat oven to 400°. I used paper muffin cups this time...but I actually prefer to grease the muffin cups and have that little bit of crust on each muffin...you don't get that with the papers....

...and you can easily sub self rising flour...just omit the salt and baking powder...

...and then we made plans for lunch...all of us...Scout and Our Girl and the Man...and my dear old friend Amy and her husband were all going to meet at a new-ish Noodle place that none of us had tried...but before lunch 'things' came up for several of us...and it wound up just being me and Amy...and that was fine too...I took a photo of my wide noodle lunch with my phone...but for some reason it's almost all black...weird...just the top of the plate...it was delicious too...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week...