Sunday, November 24, 2013

Snow and Crochet

Well, it started snowing last night, very arctic cold air and wind..not too much snow though. But, we might be headed for a Nor'easter Wednesday so more to come.

I am taking time to make a pair of new crochet slippers in Thyme green and they should be finished tonight!! I started with a pattern from the Red Heart Yarn but decided to make my own version in the toe area.


The look like duck bills right now, but they will look better real soon! 
Will be getting ready for Thanksgiving...have lots of baking and chopping to do! I love the holidays!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Mr. Robin...Your Late Leaving

Walking around outside today making sure the garden is put to bed for the winter...expecting snow tonight. Then we saw a lone Robin hanging around.

Not sure why he is still here, but he needs to get on his way before winter sets in. We had a few hours of sunshine today...it was beautiful!

Our New House In The Country

We have been in our new place now for 9 months and love it! There is plenty of room now for our gardens and animals.



We have a very large kitchen..still working out my style.


My bakers rack...were I do a lot of mixing oils and herbs for dressings and tinctures.

We picked some very deep colors for the kitchen and family room walls.


There is a nice size family room..with antique pocket doors that led to the kids playroom. My daughter has an obsession with Dr. Who on the BBC so we got her a Tardis for her birthday!
Well, that's it for some of the inside tour..I will show you more of the gardens and out buildings.











Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thanksgiving Recipes

Creamy Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

5 to 6 cans sweet potatoes
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash salt
1 cup miniature marshmallows

Directions

In a large bowl, mash sweet potatoes. Add eggs, orange juice, butter, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and salt; mix well. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish.
Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until set. Top with marshmallows; return to oven until they just begin to puff and melt, about 5-10 minutes. Yield: 10-12 servings.


                                             Old Fashioned Sausage Dressing


Ingredients

2 pounds bulk pork sausage
2 cups milk
14 cups plain stuffing mix (about 6 boxes plain)
2 cups diced celery
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbs. sage
4 tablespoons diced onion
1 teaspoon salt or salt to taste

Directions

In a large skillet, brown sausage. Drain and discard drippings. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan. In a large bowl, combine sausage, milk and remaining ingredients.

Transfer to a greased baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 24 servings





Saturday, November 2, 2013

Oh the weather outside is......? wait, it's actually pretty nice!

Hello My Friends!!
I have been on a break for awhile and so happy to be back! The weather here in Maine since Halloween evening has been unseasonably warm. Rainy, but high 60's! That is odd for us...it is usually freezing by now. I will take it though, and enjoy it. Talk to you soon with some great Thanksgiving recipes and DIY ideas.