Friday, April 10, 2015

Emma Bridgewater knockoff

I love Emma Bridgewater's creations.  She is an potter from England and I have wanted at least one of her pieces for a long time.

You know my blog title comes from a poem about Daffodils.  So, when I spied this knock off bowl at Tuesday Morning... it did come home with me.

Here is her site where you can find her daffodil pattern, plus all her great stuff.  Since, I feel a bit guilty to buy a knock off, just maybe some of you can afford the international shipping.

Oh and I might as well show you my current cocktail napkins that made the cut this week!

 Love my dainty little bowl, makes me smile each time I catch a glance of it on my counter top.
 Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Dallas Blooms!

Warning!  Gorgeous photo overload
On this past Good Friday, we headed to the Dallas Arboretum for Dallas Blooms.  Along with what seemed like a million other Dallas area residents and visiting family members!

 The gardens planted 500,000 bulbs!  So, let's just plant 50 in one square foot.  OK with me.
 There is a Texas Star to great us and the whole garden has a Texas theme going on.

 The gangs all here, let's go....

 We shared the day, all three girls, four grands and Nickie, Great-Grand-mother.

 There is nothing sweeter than a little girl in a smocked frock.  Or one with her Floppy!

 Chasing squirels on lush green grass is so much fun.

 I missed the invite in the mail for this private party.
 Oh well, maybe lunch here instead!

 We tried to get our Grands in the wagon, no go. 

 It was a precious day.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

So that we might live...

 He has risen, so that we might live....

 and.... the Easter Bunny left treat overnight too!  

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easy as 1, 2, 3... well almost.

Jambalaya may have been created in Louisiana and may have its origins in Spanish paella, even if there is a dish also called jambalaia in Provencesouthern France, that is also a mash-up of rice, chicken and saffron and that has been identified by Frederic Mistral in his Proven├žal dictionary, in both figurative and culinary meaning. Jambalaya is traditionally made in three parts, with meat and vegetables, and is completed by adding stock and rice.

First ~ grab the largest pot you own.  Saute sausage, chicken breast and shrimp if you have it. (I didn't) I used the meats natural juices to saute, no oil.
 Add chopped yellow onion, green onion, bell pepper, red pepper.  (I didn't have red pepper either)
Sprinkle to taste with ground red pepper, black pepper, white pepper, garlic salt, creole seasoning.  (I used Tony Chacherie's) Simmer
 Three ~ add large can of diced stewed tomatoes and rice.  (I used two cups of rice and cooked before I added)
 Stir, simmer and serve with french bread.

 Then go snuggle a one month old! Can you believe MissAllyAnn is one month??

For the Jambalaya, I used...
three chicken breasts
one pound of pork sausage
1 yellow onion
1 bunch of green onions
2 green bell peppers
2 cups rice cooked
1 large can diced tomatoes
red pepper
black pepper
white pepper
garllic salt
creole seasoning
if that is not hot/spicey enough for you - add one can of rotel tomatoes

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