Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Snow, snow and more snow!

First off, I apologize for the long gap in my posts. I have been having a bit of writer's block and just could think of anything interesting to post about! Plus, I was really busy shoveling. :-) The whole week, last week, we got tons of snow. It just dumped and dumped. I went out to the meadow down the street from my house and took some pictures. It probably wasn't the greatest idea I've ever had. The snow was so deep I almost got stuck just trying to walk through it! You are lucky to see these picture- I almost didn't make it back! LOL. But really, the snow was super deep...I had to climb over a 10 foot burm just to get into the meadow. Even these pictures don't do the depth of the snow justice.
Happily, the forecast for this week is much nicer. The snow is already melting at an amazing rate.
Anyway, I hope you like the pictures.

F.Y.I....You haven't lived until you've shoveled...and shoveled, andshoveledandshoveledandshoveled! :-)
God Bless,

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hello, all you people!
I really wanted to do a nice post today, but alas, I couldn't think of anything 'fitting' for the day. I just wanted to be sure I wished you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day! :-)......(Did you all wear green?)
I had a lovely day. My little sisters came rushing into my room bright and early, eager to get in a 'pinch' before I put on my green. :-) I told them 'NO!'
Corn beef and cabbage is always a big deal for me. I look forward to eating it all day long. The smell is amazing on it's own merit. Luscious...yum. And to finish all that yum...shamrock shaped sugar cookies. (Yes, I know it's Lent but we do  have a little desert for this feast day. :-)
Did you all have a wonderful day? I certainly hope so. I mean, it only comes around once a year! LOL.

For your enjoyment, a song. :-) It's a sad sort of song but I think the girl's voice is sweet. I've heard a few songs from this group, (the Cottars) and I really like them.
God Bless, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I always look at the approach of Lent with some dread. I don't know why, but Lent always seems a very dark time of the year. Once it actually is here, though, I love it. It's such a beautiful, poignant time, not dark, like I always see it, but comforting and merciful. And it always goes by much faster than I think it will. In the end, I'm a little sad when it's over.
God Bless.I hope you all have a very holy Lent.

Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

My first blog award! Yay! I am delighted...and deeply touched. <3
Thank you Katrina for nominating me. (Check out Katrina's blog here at She has an awesome blog and I am always inspired by her work!:-)

Here's how the award works:
  1. Accept the award, and post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and their blog link.
  2. Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered.
  3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they've been chosen for this award.
Ahem. Since I am fairly new to this whole thing I am going to cheat...just a little bit! I am only following a few blogs right now (hoping to find more cool blogs soon. Looking forward to checking out the ones Katrina nominated!) so I am only going to be able to nominate the two I follow.

Maria DeLallo. http://firefleetandcandlelight.blogspot.com/
And I don't know if this is what's suppose to happen but I'm nominating...
Katrina DeLallo...again. :-) http://www.katrinadelallo.blogspot.com/

I really must start actually following the blogs I browse. I'm a little shy that way!

God Bless,

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Danish Puff---and other news.

I do apoligize for the long gap between posts. Life has been pretty busy over here and I just couldn't find the time to write this post! :-) So here (Right before Lent, of course. :-) is a really lovely recipie for a danish. I really love most danishes and this recipie is actually pretty easy.

1 cup margarine divided.
1 cup all-purpose flour
2tablespoons water
1 cup water.
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 eggs

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons margarine
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons warm water.

Heat oven to 350*.
Cut 1/2 cup margarine into 1 cup flour until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons water over flour mixture: Mix with fork. Gather pastry into a ball and divide into halves.
Pat each half into rectangle, 12x3 inches, on ungreased cookie sheet,. Rectangles should be about 3 inches apart.

 Heat 1/2 cup margarine and 1 cup water to rolling boil; remove from heat. Quickly stir almond extract and 1 cup flour. Sir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute; remove from heat.

Add eggs; beat until smooth and glossy. Spread half of the topping over each rectangle.

Bake until topping is crisp and brown, about 1 hour; cool. (Topping will shrink and fall forming the custardy top.)

Spread with Powder Sugar Glaze; sprinkle with nuts.
2 coffee cakes (6-8 servings each); 320 calories per serving.

I found this recipie in our Betty Crocker cook book and I think it is delicious.
I didn't have any nuts to sprinkle over the top. :-(

And now for the 'other news.' I AM GOING TO JOSH GROBAN'S CONCERT IN AUGUST. For those of you that don't know this, Josh Groban is my favorite singer...ever. I am absolutey thrilled. It's going to me amazing. More than amazing! Yay, yay, yay! Sigh. In a way, the looking-forward-to-it part is the best. All the excitment and anticipation are great. :-)
In honor of that little litle announcement, I'm posting one of Josh's songs from Illuminations.