Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Give-Away!

You will want to check out"just simply southern"
I just discovered this blog myself and she is having a wonderful give-away and also has wonderful things for sale in her Etsy shop.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Virtual Dinner Party

My friend,another Elizabeth, is having a dinner party at "sweet nostalgia" and everyone is invited to join in so go check it out,but hurry its tonight!

On my menu is:
Smothered Swiss Steak with
mashed potatoes
Broiled parmesan tomatoes
Green salad with creamy
garlic dressing
Chocolate cake with
chocolate frosting
sweet tea

Recipe for Smothered Swiss steak

6 (4 ounce) cube steak
1/2 cup flour
1/2 t. salt
1 T. black pepper
5 T. veg. oil
1 onion (sliced)
1 green pepper (sliced)
1 14 oz can stewed tomatoes

sprinkle salt and pepper on steak,dredge steaks in flour,brown steaks in oil,
add onoion and green pepper and tomatoes,cover and cook over low heat for 1 hr.stirring often.

I love cooking for my family and friends, new recipes as well, as old treasured ones.
I love setting my table with different dishes from my new Royal Dalton Country roses to my 1960 fireking I am using tonight.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I did it !, I did it!, I did it!

I finally took my Christmas tree down and all the decorations around the house.

I think I am now ready to face the New Year and all it has to offer. I am expecting good things this year! I have my table set for Valentines Day already. I had to replace Christmas with something,my husband calls this "playing" That's okay, he plays with boats,I play with dishes!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I think I am over it !

We are suppose to warm up to the 60's this afternoon,so I think I am finally ready to take down my Christmas tree and put up all my decorations. We have had the longest cold spell, here in N. Florida, in 25 years. I think that is why I could not take the tree down sooner,but if we get back to the 60's, I think its time and I can get on with the New Year!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I'm not ready for it to be over ! ! !

Well it is now the 9th of January and for some reason I just do not want to take my Christmas tree down. I know its time and I really should, but I am just not tired of looking at it yet,maybe I should find a smaller tree that I can keep up all year. I love white lights on a tree,so maybe I will do that and decorate it with each season.
It may be the Christmas spirit that i want to hang on to,you know that happy feeling and goodwill that seems to be so plentiful this time of year!

Monday, January 4, 2010

more pictures of mini vacation in mountains

A New Year's mini vacation

Here we are,on our way to the mountains!

Up the mountain we go!

We arrive at our bed and breakfast and there is snow on the ground!

as we go inside...