"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #16
Goldfinches Having Breakfast
Goldfinches aren't very colorful in the winter.
But their songs are always sweet!
Just scroll down on the link above to hear
the songs and learn more about these lovely birds.

Monday, January 15, 2018

It's Awww Monday! January 15, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #15
Shhh Lucy is trying to sleep!
Thanks Sandee for Awww Monday!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

2018 Photo Project January 14........ Early Morning Sky

Looking west towards Mt Eddy
2018 Photo Project
Photo #14
7:35 am PST

2018 Photo Project
Photo #14.2
7:36 am PST 
2018 Photo Project
Photo #14.3
7:52 am PST
I am not sure which photo I like best..
your opinions please!
Have a lovely Sunday!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Overnight Guests Deserve a Dutch Baby! January 13, 2018

2018 Photo Project
January 13, 2018
Yummy Dutch Baby
We love having friends come to visit us.
And when they stay overnight....
oh boy do they get a delicious breakfast! 
Earlier this week I made a Dutch Baby
for our visiting friend ....
Dutch Baby
1/3 cup butter  5 large eggs   1 cup milk   1 cup flour
Put butter in a 9x13 inch baking dish or a
 12 inch cast iron skillet and place in 425F oven to melt.
While butter is melting put eggs in a blender on high
for 1 minute. Gradually add the milk and then slowly add the flour blending for 30 more seconds. 
Open the oven and carefully pour the batter
into the hot melted butter. 
Or take out the baking dish and pour in the batter and then return to the oven.   Bake until puffy and nicely browned,
approximately 20-25 minutes. Serve immediately with your choices of powdered sugar, lemon wedges and maple syrup.
Homemade jam is also a nice topping for the Dutch Baby. 
Serves 4-5

Friday, January 12, 2018

Feline Friday and 2018 Photo Project January 12, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #12
Lucy gets quite perturbed when
we put on our coats to go run errands.
She wants us with her at all times.
Thanks to Sandee of Comedy Plus for Feline Friday!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

2018 Photo Project and a Cookie Recipe! January 11, 2018

2018 Photo Project
January 11, 2018
Making Molasses Ginger Cookies
No pun intended, but these cookies are
a snap to make! Happy baking!
Molasses Ginger Cookies
2/3 cup canola oil   1/4 cup Molasses  1 cup sugar
1 t ginger  1 t cinnamon  2 t baking soda
1 egg and 1/2 t salt
Mix ingredients together. Add 2 cups flour.
Mix with spoon. Roll into balls and dip in sugar.
Bake at 350F degrees for 9 minutes or more.
For fun I put a red hot candy on each ball
before baking. 
2018 Photo Project
January 11, 2018
Photo #11.5

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wordless Wednesday and 2018 Photo Project January 10, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #10
January 10, 2018
One of Russell's favorite dinner salads:
romaine lettuce, celery, tangerine pieces,
slices of a Granny Smith apple, pomegranate seeds,
candied ginger bits and gorgonzola cheese with
a lime squeezed over everything.
Thanks Sandee for Wordless Wednesday!