Another round of playing catch up with pictures I have on my desktop. Stick around. At the end, I’ll show you some of my projects with my sewing machine. I have a lot of things to talk about. This post may move into two posts. My apologies but I hope you enjoy hearing about my week.
On the 18th (Wednesday last), I went to the DI (the local Deseret Industries, a thrift store run by the local LDS) with the Nanny and the boys. We were looking around and had no solid goal in our visit. However, I did find some excellent books. Anywhere from 50 cents to $3. They are dated from the 1800s to the 1950s. I love them and only just realized I had a picture of my baby Brendan in there, as well.
The little box on top is a handmade tic-tac-toe set with blue and green marbles. It’s pretty awesome and the boys love to play with it – and lose the marbles.
This is a picture I got for my 40th birthday. It is a picture of Jesus pulling two children to safety. In the picture, one is a girl and the other is a boy. However, I prefer to think of them as both boys – and Jesus is taking care of my babies. When I first saw this picture, it was in the store and I instantly teared up. I begged for this picture for Christmas and did not get it. I did, however, get it from ex #1 and the Nanny for my birthday. It hangs in my hallway between my boys’ rooms. He stands guardian over them while they sleep.
This pan is something else I got from the DI on Wednesday. It’s a serving platter that is useable in the oven to bake things. This night, I made pork chops with mustard sauce. I can’t fry a pork chop to save my life, so a long time ago, I figured out how to bake them and get them to taste amazing. This time, I used a mustard I had in my fridge for awhile, unopened.
I mix it with near 2 to 1 with water. 1 part this mustard, 2 times as much water. Mixed well and placed over the pork chops and baked at 350 for about an hour.
The boys helped make a salad on Wednesday night. They had a great time doing it.
A strawberries and cream recipe I found on the internet. It actually called for some Amaretto. I think I need to start a new page with recipes on it. Share what I’ve found that is quick, easy and not too terribly awful for diabetics/children of diabetics.
It was delicious but it needed to be spread out over more strawberries. It was enough for maybe 6 or 8 ramekins of strawberries, not 4.
On the 19th, the boys, the Nanny and I were on our way to do our evening walk and we saw a lemonade stand. The boys had a great time and it was only 50c per child. A little expensive but inflation and all that, right?
On the 20th, Brendan was frantic with good news. He found a tomato on my plant. He was, probably, more excited that I was! I think it is awesome, however. I actually grew a tomato!
Also on the 20th of July, my friend Bob came to lunch and shared his wife’s homemade blue cheese dressing with us. I’m not a fan of blue cheese but it tasted alright. It wasn’t disgusting, at least.
Time to end this page. I’ll continue this on the next page: Pictures Catch Up pt 2.
Thank you for listening,