Thursday, May 31, 2012

Winner, Winner, Easy Summer Dinner!

I have discovered the griddle feature on my range. What a quick and wonderful, easy, no mess way to make a meal! One meal we really enjoy is Quesadillas.


To cooked chicken, I added cayenne, chili powder, cumin, salsa, to taste. This time I also added a red bell pepper and some fresh spinach.


Sprayed the griddle with some non-stick spray. 


Loaded the chicken mixture onto the tortillas.  Shredded cheese on top of the chicken.


Onto the griddle it went!  Flipped it over once.  As soon as the cheese was melted, it was ready. 


The griddle cleans up with just a wet dishcloth. I got the edges later....

This recipe is versatile.  You can sub out other meat for the chicken.  Vegetable choices are endless.  I have even put asparagus in. 

You could cook these on the grill, as well. 

Serve with a side of salsa, sour cream.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Ultimate Thrifting

So after Saturday's Market and Honest Bob's, we returned home.  There had been a number of yard sales in our neighborhood, so we decided to see what was left.

Our first (and all remaining) yard sale stop had reached the point where EVERYTHING was free.  I found the Hostess Cake Breaker there.
I can't wait to try it out.  Just have to make a layer cake first.  No problem.  Or a Bundt.  That would work.


Apparently, this prevents crumbling of the cake as you cut it.  Interesting concept.  I'll let you know how it goes.  Click on this picture to read the explanation on the back of the box.


Canning jars.....free.  This lady was SO excited that I would use them.  She said she didn't know anyone who canned anymore.  I was excited too.


Mister was tired, so I dropped him off at home, since we were already in the neighborhood.  It also allowed me to save him the shame that some people feel when they are shopping the curb.  Because that's exactly what I intended to do!
I found several great containers for plants.  Even a terracotta pot!  Stuck some sweet woodruff in this one. 
Shopping the curb is a delightful pastime.  I recommend you try it if you haven't already.

Have a wonderful day and holiday weekend!

Joining Debra for Vintage Inspiration Friday!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Various Goings On

It's been a busy week, and I've been away from the computer.


We've new residents on the back porch.


The Robins have moved in.


They have a fan club of fairly clueless fellows.  I don't think they feel threatened.


I decided today that it is officially summer here.  Sure looks it.  I'll be concentrating on container gardening at home this year.  In the next picture you'll see why!


The yard has kind of become a blank slate.  The garage will be finished tomorrow, when the electrician works his magic and the driveway repair guy does his thing.

I'll have a big work space upstairs, a potting bench downstairs.  Storage upstairs too.  Mister's work bench downstairs.  Plenty of room to park 2 cars.

A tour will eventually be forthcoming.....

Although this is a fairly terrible picture of the community garden plot, and is outdated by about a week, here's what's happening.  The peas, corn, sunflowers, beans, zinnias, zucchini have sprouted!  The tomato and peppers are doing well.  As are the carrots, cauliflower and cabbage.
None are doing as well as the weeds, but I just keep pulling them every time I go over.
This is a project that does my heart good!

Hope your goings on are going well.....

Carol

Friday, May 18, 2012

Saturday's Market and Honest Bob's

We went to Saturday's Market last weekend.  Huge flea market and farmer's market.


Indoor and outdoor vendors.  It starts at 4AM! 

And the prices go down all day long.


We had so much fun.


And will definitely go again!


You can rent an outdoor space for $20.


The Farmer's Market had lots to offer.  Besides fresh produce, baked goods.  We had a fabulous fried chicken for lunch.  Yum.


Here is a tiny fraction of the place.  I could not do the size justice.

Mister was shopping for Mother's Day for me. He found the little cast iron kitty.....


......piggy bank!


Up the road on the way home was Honest Bob's Junk. Had to stop.


We picked up this old egg basket there.


It's a perfect place for flowers!
Joining Debra for Vintage Inspiration Friday!
Hope you are having a terrific weekend!

Carol

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May's Note Card Party at Vee's/Small Town PA

Annville Cleona.  Two small towns, but the names are often just put together like that.  After all, they ARE right next to each other.  And they are both old.  And Cleona is pronounced Clay own' uh.

 This darling little place was added on to an old stone house.  I found it delightfully charming.


The picket fence looks as good chippy as not, if you ask me!


This old shop is charming inside.  We had ice cream. Oh look.  There's Mister enjoying his milkshake!


Gorgeous old stone home.  With picket fence (pictured above).

Joining that monthly fete hosted by Vee!  Go and check it out, even better, join in!  And while you are at it, make sure to visit Kathleen for White Wednesday!!!

Have a marvelous day,
Carol

Saturday, May 12, 2012

In the Garden

The joy of being in the garden early in the morning.  The thrill never fades.








                                      
I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.




Refrain:
And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.






He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.



Refrain:
Find More lyrics at www.sweetslyrics.com
And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.


Here is Loretta Lynn singing the hymn:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RadBma-4P4&feature=related

Have a blessed day in your garden.....
And Happy Mother's Day!

Joining Charlotte for Spiritual Sundays and The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays!
Carol

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Shopping the Yard

 Love this little cup and saucer planter.  We have plenty of sweet woodruff in the yard, so I popped some in and thought it darling.


 My $3 new garden is thriving.  Transplanted the rhubarb, oregano, sage, lilies, lily of the valley, grape hyacinth, lemon balm, rosemary, rocks and bricks.  And the $3 bare root asparagus from Big Lots.

It occurred to me that lemon balm can be very invasive, but also gets pretty big.  It would be nice to grow in a big pot.  So I potted some up. 

The spider plants have been brought outside to enjoy another warm season. Lots more gardening coming up!
Linking up with Cathy for Sunday's Best! and The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays!
Have a terrific week, Carol

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Way More Pictures than Words

The garage teardown is complete. Amazing work, lots of lumber saved for re-use. Actually all that could be salvaged, was. Joining Susan for Outdoor Wednesday!