Thursday, September 25, 2014

Foodie Friday -- September 26th


Are you in the mood for a hearty Autumn menu?

Baked ziti is one of our favorite dishes. It's one of those recipes that feeds the soul, and, best of all, it's a one pot meal. 


Crockpot "Q" Sliders  are always welcome on busy days when you're raking leaves 
or visiting the local pumpkin patch.






Pork Roast with Dark Cherry Balsamic Sauce is technically a two-pot meal, since you'll need a sauce pan to make the glaze; but after you place all ingredients into a baking dish, your oven will take over, and dinner will be ready in two hours. 



I've had several emails concerning the remodeling project. 
Here's a recent comment:
Dear Mlee,
I think I have asked you this before but have I missed something? I try to follow you regularly but I see nothing about the new house and the renovations. Is that over, are you done, are you actually going to move into it or stay where you are? All questions that have me baffled. I thought I would be seeing decorated rooms by now......:)

Love,
Baffled


Dear Baffled,
I haven't mentioned the renovation because it was just too hard to write about. I was waiting for the right moment, but it never arrived. Shortly after my husband's surgery, we decided to sell the house. It about broke my heart -- and Bandwidth's, too -- but as my grandmother would say, "There's nothing for it." That was her way of saying that things happen for a reason, even if it isn't to our liking. My Mimi believed that the Lord didn't shut one door without opening another one...or at least cracking open a window. 
As it happened, a door did open, and we ended up with a 70s ranch house, one that made my husband's heart sing. My mother loves it to pieces, and so do I. Bandwidth is crazy about it, too.

When things settle down, I'll tell y'all all about it. For now, here's a peek at the screened porch.


All best,
Mlee



Are you contributing a recipe to this week's Foodie Friday?

 If so, locate the blue Inlinkz icon in the lower, left-hand portion of this post. Click on the icon and follow the directions. After you complete the process, you will see a red "x" beside your name. This allows you to delete your link if you made an error; the red "x" is visible to you only.



You can read an UPDATED guide to this linky party HERE.

If you'd like to share your food photos with a larger community, you are welcome to join the Pinterest foodie board, Consuming Passions. Leave a message on one of Foodie Friday's most recent "pin"so I'll be sure to see it. Instructions can be found on the board.

If you'd like Foodie Friday to pin your recipe, leave a comment (below), using the word AUTUMN.




The Foodie Friday Linky Party

Enjoy your weekend.



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Foodie Friday -- September 19


Welcome to the September 19th Foodie Friday, where great food is always on the menu!
Zap continues to improve and is enjoying trips to Home Depot!

I'm visiting with my 86 1/2 year old mother this week, and we've been cooking up a storm.
We've also talked about kitchen storage. Here are a few dream pantries that we found.
Which one do you like best?

 Pantry 1
Kitchen


Pantry 2
Traditional Kitchen by Austin Interior Designers & Decorators Van Wicklen Design


Are you contributing a recipe to this week's Foodie Friday?

 If so, locate the blue Inlinkz icon in the lower, left-hand portion of this post. Click on the icon and follow the directions. After you complete the process, you will see a red "x" beside your name. This allows you to delete your link if you made an error; the red "x" is visible to you only.



You can read a complete guide to this linky party HERE.


If you'd like to share your food photos--or photos of other FF participants on Pinterest, join the Pinterest foodie board, Consuming Passions. Leave a message on the most recent "pin" if you'd like your name added to the list.



Every Friday, we are joined at this big, virtual table--thank you for stopping by today. I'm grateful to all of you who spend your days cooking. I'm grateful to old and new friends who contribute recipes every week. I'm grateful to friends who leave a comment. I'm grateful for the silent folks, because you are brought here by your love of all things culinary.

The Foodie Friday Link-Up--a tradition since 2009

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Foodie Friday -- Picnic Week with the Novel Bakers

Welcome to Foodie Friday
and
Picnic Week with the Novel Bakers!

 I hope you enjoy my little picnic in the garden. The salad
jars are acrylic, super light in a basket.







My fellow Novel Bakers have outdone themselves with Picnic Week. 
The girls have posted every day with gorgeous picnics, each one unique and unforgettable. You'll find yourself totally swept up in picnics for all seasons. 
follow us on pinterest -- Picnic Week Board





Are you contributing a recipe to this week's Foodie Friday?
 If so, locate the blue Inlinkz icon in the lower, left-hand portion of this post. Click on the icon and follow the directions. After you complete the process, you will see a red "x" beside your name. This allows you to delete your link if you made an error; the red "x" is visible to you only.



You can read a complete guide to this linky party HERE.

If you'd like to share your food photos--or photos of other FF participants on Pinterest, join the Pinterest foodie board, Consuming Passions. Leave a message on the most recent "pin" if you'd like your name added to the list.


Every Friday, we are joined at this big, virtual table--thank you for stopping by today. I'm grateful to all of you who spend your days cooking. I'm grateful to old and new friends who contribute recipes every week. I'm grateful to friends who leave a comment. I'm grateful for the silent folks, because you are brought here by your love of all things culinary.

The Foodie Friday Link-up awaits your recipe:

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Picnic Week

Picnic Week continues with the Novel Bakers!



















My Yorkie isn't well, so I'm just sharing images today.


Join the Novel Bakers as they swing into autumn with picnic week.
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Picnic Week with the Novel Bakers

 I'm joining the Novel Bakers for Picnic Week.

Few things are more pleasing than a simple meal on a sunny afternoon.

No matter what's going on at the farm, I find a few moments to sit in one of the old Adirondacks and enjoy the view.


Won't you join me for a simple, store-bought picnic? 

The Menu:

Deli Chicken
Salad greens and plum tomatoes
Deviled eggs on a bed of chives
Fruit
Cherry punch
Assorted breads






For fun, I added a quilt, colorful flatware and napkins, white Corelle dishes, 
unbreakable stemware, and flowers.












Beautiful, inspirational picnics can be found by visiting my partners in reading...

the Novel Bakers

Picnics galore await you at: