days gone by.....

Monday, June 28, 2010

Zucchini ..... bring 'em on!

Our first batch of zucchini for supper tonight. Sauteed zucchini, onion and garlic! I love zucchini! fried zucchini, sauteed zucchini, zucchini bread, zucchini fritters ....

Monday, June 21, 2010

Primitive Arnold Print Works Cat

I can't believe how lucky I am!

My Mom ran across a box of mine that I had stored at her place during my move about 8years ago. I had completely forgotten about it! When I looked in it, I found all kinds of fabric and fabric panels. I found all of these great Arnold Print Works Cat panels. I bought them about 15 years ago! So anyway, I sewed one up and put it on eBay! ebay id: moonpie*prims

Young's Jersey Dairy, Yellow Springs, Oh

Went to Young's, OMG .... they have the best ice cream, milk shakes, cheese... ok, now I'm making myself hungry! I went in the barn to tell the cows "Thanks! Great job!"

No Bake Cookies Recipe ~ so good!

These are great to make when your in the mood for cookies, but don't want to heat up the oven when it's hot outside (Ohio!)

No Bake Cookies

2 c sugar
1/2 c milk
1/4 c butter
4 tsp cocoa
1/2 c peanut butter
1 Tbl spoon vanilla
3 c oats

Combine sugar, milk, butter and cocoa. Beat slowly and boil for 1 minute. Turn off heat. Add peanut butter & vanilla. When peanut butter is melted, stir in oats and mix well. Drop quickly on waxed paper.

I've also seen recipes that substitute coconut for oats or they use crunchy peanut butter. hmmmmm..... I might have to try the crunchy!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Crabill's Hamburgers ~ Urbana, Ohio

finally made it to Crabill's to eat. If you're ever in Urbana, these little hamburgers are really good. It such a cool little place too.... only eight stools across..... the width of the place!

Gold Canyon Candles ~ French Hen Scent Pod Warmer

Ordered this cool French Hen Scent Pod® Warmer from Charish at her Gold Canyon open house the other night.... I can't wait to get it!

Bird Bath Bill!!! He's crazy ....

Now I know why the birds aren't using the bird bath! Bill is drinking out of it .... hahaha!!

Showing Off My Clematis !!

Wow! My clematis is awsome this year!

Money Fabric Pouches that I Made

Woo Hoo!!! I was a baseball widow the other night (thank you Cincinnati Red's) and made these zippered pouches for my Mom and sister....they are going on a gambling trip to Indiana. I found the fabric at Joann's. The pattern is so easy. When I get time, I'm going to post a tutorial.

Volunteers of America Bargain!

Here's a VOA (Volunteers of America) find. I love this cow jumping over the moon mug ~ I love moon stuff ~ and it was only 90 cents! Good deal!

Rural America is My Neighborhood! How Cool...

Had to stop and snap this picture of a mom and her calf. How cool... rural America.... right down the road from me.

Homemade Sauerkraut Taste Test!

Well.... here are the results of my homemade sauerkraut. It had a great flavor and was a little crunchy! I warmed it up and put it on the grilled brats Greg made. oh my! It was sooo good. I'm definitely going to make a few more batches. I'm leaving the other jar to "work" a bit more (but I did like the crunchy version).

Cherry Tomatoes ~ lots and lots of cherry tomatoes!

We are going to have a boat load of cherry tomatoes. We bought 2 plants and then had 3 volunteers come up! Looks like I'll be the cherry tomato fairy this year .... leaving bags of them on door steps! We also take a lot of produce to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Homemade Sock Cat ~ he's cute!

Here's a little rag stuffed sock cat I made to sell on eBay. I have a bid! Yippeee!

Garden Fresh Tomatoes!

Well we were rewarded for putting our tomatoes out early and dealing with the frost. We had juicy sliced tomatoes on our grilled hamburgers last night! Yummy.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Knee High by the 4th of July!

Our corn is tasselling!

Bird House Gourds Update!

Wow... I can't believe how fast these guys took off! We've had a ton of rain (Ohio) and then with temps in the 80's, no wonder ... I have no clue how many gourds I'll end up with!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Little Turtle ....

I picked up this little turtle to put in my herb and perennial garden, but he kinda got lost when everything took off and started flourishing. Greg decided to put him in the bird bath. I love it!

Bird House Gourds Update!

Wow! I can't believe it's only been 2 weeks since the last picture ~ my gourds are really starting to take off. I did lose two plants out of the was eaten and the other just shriveled up and died! At first I was afraid I was going to be overwhelmed with gourds, but now I think two plants will be manageable.

Cheesey Scalloped Potato Recipe.... mmmmm!!!

Since it was such a nice day (not hot and humid)... I decided to make some scalloped potatoes. I followed this recipe... but the next time, I'm going to put some cheese in with the layers instead of just on top.

Cheesey Scalloped Potato recipe:

•4 cups thinly sliced potatoes, about 6 to 8 medium potatoes
•2 tablespoons flour
•1 teaspoon salt
•1/8 teaspoon pepper
•3 tablespoons butter
•2 cups scalded milk
•1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (I did use more)


In a buttered 2-quart baking dish, place a layer of about 1/3 of the potatoes. In a cup or small bowl, combine flour with salt and pepper. Sprinkle about half of the flour mixture over the potatoes; repeat with another layer of potatoes and the flour mixture and top with remaining potato slices. Dot with butter then pour hot milk over potatoes. Cover and bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle cheese over the top. Return to the oven and bake, uncovered, for an additional 15 minutes, or until scalloped potatoes are tender and cheese has melted. Serves 6 to 8.