Let me tell you a story about Millie’s Lillies. Pictured above is a snapshot of my weekend on the north side of our home present day. These are the lilies that came from our first home (actually it was a cabin) when we first got married. These surrounded our cabin of 360 sq. ft. Tiger … Continue reading Millie’s Lilies
My alarm is set to go off at 4:30 a.m. That’s 45 minutes from now. I can’t sleep with my mind swirling about tomorrow’s plans. AJ is packed and ready to make an unexpected trip to Chicago for a funeral…The favorite great aunt. The one who everybody loved including the spoiled geese who live outside … Continue reading Laying Awake Unexpectedly
This time of year is always busy. Busy because of all the digging and watering and sowing and planting. What is a girl to do? I got everything planted. Everything. *wipe the brow* No more plants in the windows. Hardening off plants did not go as planned, but sometimes you just have to plant and … Continue reading Get Growing!
Well, Farmer's Almanac fails all of us at some point. This spring has been oddly "emotional" (as if I'm talking about a teenager 😀 ) One week, the warm front encourages the grass to sprout and the roses to begin budding. The next week, we get the warning for freezing temps and I scramble to … Continue reading Expecting the Unexpected
What would you choose? This time of year feels like a no brainer. Just last night, I got to spend my evening sitting on the back porch watching the Oklahoma lightning storms make their way north. The frogs were carrying on their evening bantering like old men sweating it out in the sauna. They are … Continue reading Outside or In?
Because I am up early on this beautiful Christmas morning, I decided to do a house sweep and pray through the New Year... Just the two of us this year, like many households in 2020. We did our celebrations on Christmas Eve and enjoyed a hot meal. Now, I am up early with a cup … Continue reading Praying Through the Calendar
It wasn't a month of just putting things off, it was a month prepared for. October seemed to be busy. Buzzing about the garden to harvest the last of the veg, preparing for freezing temps, doing the last of the summery things, stocking the pantry and the freezer, ice storms, laundering blankets and pillows, hosting … Continue reading November Doozy
What a full month it has been… I have not even had time to sit down and write! So many good memories were made, family visits, places traveled, baked goods in full swing, and now I sit in my reading chair contemplating this season in the middle of an ice storm. I had about a … Continue reading Buttermilk, Harvest, & Powdered Sugar
Cooler temps call for chicken tortilla soup, am I right?? 🐓🤗 Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup:1 lb. Chicken1/2 chopped onion1 Bell pepper3 cloves of garlic, minced3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped1 cup of your fav salsa(or sub 1 can green chillis and 3 Roma tomatoes)2 stalks celery, diced1 1/2 quarts chicken brothButter1 Tbsp. Cumin2 tsp. Paprika1/2 … Continue reading Chicken Tortilla Soup
The first day of fall already? Well, the temps are regularly dropping into the 50's every night and the fog has settled over the prairies. Although these fall days don't have the vibrancy of fall in New England, Oklahoma has its own kind of fall flare and beauty. I am just beginning to see the … Continue reading Fall Beginnings & Summer Harvest
One of the things I miss most when I think of being gluten free are egg rolls. I miss the crispy wrap that holds delicious ingredients inside. So, I decided to make egg rolls without the rolls. This is a great end of the week/month meal when you are trying to use up the last … Continue reading Deconstructed Egg Rolls
This Olive Garden Copycat has been tweaked over the years by me and now is richer and fuller in taste. Without writing a novel of how I came about this delicious soup, we will get straight to the ingredients you need and the recipe. Zuppa Toscana- serves 4-6 Ready in 1 hour Ingredients 1 lb. … Continue reading Zuppa Toscana