Monday, January 04, 2010

Another Dinner, a Free QP and a LOT of snow

I still owe out a trillion blog visits and emails but wanted to put down my thoughts and adventures while they are fresh in my mind.

We had a great weekend with our daughter.

First we went into town on Saturday morning and hit the flea market.


This is my dear friend Rose in the front - she met us at the flea market (danger danger with us two together at a market - only sometimes it helps if one of us is short a few coins... we enable one another) And the beauty in the back with dark hair is our daughter!

We had a good time and I even found a little travel iron for 50 cents - HA!

Rose came home with us and we all made cards for about four hours.

Later, Melanie and her friend allowed us to pamper them the first evening but the second one we were pushed back into our chairs and ordered just to enjoy!


First took fresh chicken breasts, patted them dry, then stuffed them with a mixture of goat cheese, mushrooms and shallots and then wrapped them in prosciutto.


See, all ready for the oven!


Next, she baked a spaghetti squash in the oven, whole! What a great way to make this. Was soft and succulent - steamed in its own self. She also steamed fresh cut green beans to accompany.


Cooking up a storm!


With aid from her boyfriend who was very helpful!


They turned out wonderful.


A veritable feast!

And all too soon the weekend was over and I was waving goodbye. Thank you sweet daughter for everything - we loved having you.


And its been snowing, snowing SNOWING here all day. Lots of wet and heavy stuff. Not pleasant for much at all. Most of it is melting too. Hopefully it will stop in the next day. They tell us it will but we will see.


Seeing as I have a trillion things still on my list I'm going to keep this short. I am able to give you a sweet 8 x 8 inch Quick Page that my friend Valinda (big hug) made for you using my Junkyard Garden kit. Hope you enjoy. You will want to visit Valinda's site to see the (gasp!) gorgeous doll her daughter Christy made. She's got incredible talent. She also made the pretty cross which was part of the surprise Christmas package Valinda sent me. (Thank you Valinda!)

I did not take a closeup of the cross because a little bird told me that my Sister in Law Judy might recieve one as well and I did not want to wreck the surprise. You can see a picture of the cross at Judy's BLOG and also find out her BIG news! And see cute baby pics. :) Who can resist a baby pic?


This pretty QP has three windows in it - I just darkened the bottom for the preview. Simply click on the graphic to download!


  1. wow that Valinda so talented the quick page ...will go visit her site. Wow sounds like Mel is turning out to be a super cook like her mom. Looks awesome ..nice to hear they spoiled you and Miles ...
    it was awesome chatting to you tonight ya

  2. Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

  3. Hello beautiful :)

    What a lovely thing to wake up to! I was looking at the first picture and thought you looked amazing. Glad you pointed out it was your daughter lol!

    The food made my tummy rumble. Yummme. I am still amazed at the portions though. In Canada I would have thought nothing of it but over her that would be massive!

    Awesome blog! You are wonderful! I must learn to be just as wonderful!

    God Bless!!

  4. Morning Barb!!!!!
    TY so very much for the FANTASTIC elements & for the QP made by Val now I must pop back over to thank her!!!! LOL

  5. Good morning Barb:)
    Your meal looks soooo yummy!!! Must run in the family:)
    How sweet of your DD to cook for you and her BF helped?Amazing!LOL
    Thank you sooo much for your kind words about Christy's new doll.I am sooo proud of her.:)
    I really enjoyed making the QP for you.:)Sooo glad you like it! You give so freely ...that it's easy to give back to you.:)

    Have a wonderful day watching the snow melt!hehe

    Love and warm hugs!

  6. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Jan. 05, 2010. Thanks again.

  7. Good Morning Sweetie Pie!!

    That daughter of your'n is a chip off the old block!!! Looks wise and in the kitchen. Those Chicken breasts looked oh so yum. I've done pork tenderloin wrapped in Proscuitto but never chicken breasts ... will have to give it a try.

    Nippy here this morning at -14C ... the fire is blazing and both boys are hanging out pretty close to it ... Mingus right in front of it!!! Clear blue skies though ... at last ... after several gray, gray days with clouds that didn't produce anything.

  8. Aunty Barb,

    Glad you got to spend some time with Mel. Hope all is well with her and that she is doing well.
    She really is an absolutely beautiful girl.
    Wishing you all the best and look forward to more of your blog entries.

    Lots of love

  9. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 05 Jan [LA 03:00pm, NY 06:00pm, UK 11:00pm] - 06 Jan [OZ 10:00am]).


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