Saturday, August 7, 2010

My far

I have had a busy Saturday so far...and it is only 4:04 in the afternoon.  Still quite a bit of Saturday left!  We are having company tomorrow night for supper.  Some very familiar company.  Some people that we care very deeply about from home are going to stop by to see us.  Our pastor and his sweet family will be here.  He has some time off from preaching and came to Michigan to see some friends of theirs.  They are going to come by and eat with us on their way back home.  We are very much looking forward to spending some time with them.

I have been busy preparing some good things for us to eat tomorrow together.  First off.....fresh sweet corn from the farmers market this morning.  Yum!


 Chocolate sheet cake.  Gotta love a cake where you can ice it without letting the cake cool first.  :)

 BLT salad.  Ok...this macaroni salad rocks.  If you would like the recipe, I would be very happy to share.  You have to like BLT sandwiches to enjoy this salad though.  

I am making Italian beef sandwiches but the meat is taking its sweet time cooking in the oven.  My mom tells me that this is ok.  I want it to be so tender that I can just shred it with two forks.  I will add some spicy stuff when and if the meat ever gets finished.  :)

 While cooking the things above, I was also working on my most favorite soup in the world.  Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup.  This stuff is so lovely!  I make it a lot in the winter but our sweet neighbors next door gave us a squash and a zucchini and I decided to make this soup.  They are busy outside removing sod from their yard and putting in rock so I thought I would make the soup and share with them.  They have been working so hard today outside in the heat.  Again, if you would like the recipe, I would be happy to share it with you. 


 I bought a new candle at Hobby Lobby yesterday.  It smells really nice!

 The little butterfly garden my daughter and I planted early this summer is blooming like crazy right now!  Our Zinnia flowers are blooming and ever so pretty.  Sweet daughter went outside and picked me one for the house this afternoon.  Pink!  Be still my heart.....


 In between cooking, I thought I would do a load of laundry....because us women are multi-taskers and we can do anything!  Can I get an Amen from the crowd?  :)  I knew that I had done a load of whites.  Well, as I was throwing in the wet clothes into the dryer, my eye caught something dark.  I looked into the dryer and look who I saw peeping back at me!!!!!!  This could of been a terrible accident had I not caught a glimpse of his chocolate brown fur while putting in the wet clothes.  I can not even imagine what would of happened to him had I not of seen him and turned the dryer on!  Ok.....moving on.......

 Here is part of my mystery quilt.  I still don't have the thing put together yet.  I am on step 6 1/2 of 9.  That 1/2 step matters in my opinion.  :)  It is going to be stars.  Can you tell?  I am so excited that I am actually going to like this once it is done.  Yippee!!  :)

 I decided that with all my hard work, I would treat myself to a cup of coffee and rest my achy feet and back from all the cooking and dishes I have been doing. 

 See my little cup?  Minnie is my gal. 


 I am also wearing my polka dot apron while I cook away today.  I tried getting a picture of it by myself so you could see it.  This is as far as my short arms will stretch. 


 And lastly, the house is rocking to this gal.  I swear...I could listen to her for hours and hours. Actually, I have been! 

 So that is my Saturday.  What are you up to?  :)


Ali said...

When there are small furry animals in the house, you never ever leave the dryer open. Something so terrible could happen. Simon....bad boy!

Honey said...

Just like a toddler...turn my back for one second and look what happened! Scared me to death!

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh what a fun Saturday, minus the kitty episode! I wish it had been me coming for that yummy meal. I would like both recipes! Hope you had a great time with your guests!

Kathy said...

You are the hostess with the mostess!! I bet your friends were really blessed by your wonderful hospitality. Your quilt is looking so beautiful!! And I love your sugar bowl (Mary Engelbreit?)

Freckled Hen said...

You are busy! Your food looks delicious...I hope your visit went well. I'm glad your cat is okay--he is so pretty.

Deb said...

Gracious! You are one busy gal. My mum shut our cat in the dryer once. She turned it on and heard this funny clunking noise so she opened the door to see what was going on and the cat jumped out. I don't know who got the bigger fright!