Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer Bounty

I don't have a veggie garden
I wish I did but I'd have to share
it with all my "deer" friends
(and by that I mean the 4 legged kind)
and neither of us share well
so that would not work
But the next best thing is
having great friends and neighbors
that share the bounty
from their gardens!!
The other day my sweet friend Judy
gave me a bag of okra from her garden
.......couple of days later I
was visiting my neighbor, Bobbie
and she shared a bag full of
butternut squash
and for those of you that asked
here's how we cooked our fresh bounty
Start by washing and then peeling your squash
Cut in half and scoop out the seeds
then cut into one inch pieces,
In a bowl combine two tablespoons of olive oil, one minced garlic clove, add your squash
and salt and pepper to taste 
place on cookie sheet
and bake in a 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes
When they are crispy and brown
they are done!!
Chop your okra in bite size pieces
discarding the ends
Next, you'll need two bowls
One for your wash (buttermilk and one egg)
and one for your dredge
( 1 cup cornmeal + 1-2 tablespoons of flour,
and seasoning - we used old bay)
We didn't have buttermilk but my smart hubby
knew how to make his own
Combine 1 cup milk with 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Heat oil to about 375 degrees
Cook each batch until lightly brown
Hubby grilled butterfly pork chops
to go with our fresh produce

Serve with fresh lemon & cucumber water
So refreshing

Thank the Lord for His provision
Every Little Birdie says
It's great to have friends that share their summer bounty!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Collection of White

When I designed our home
I knew I wanted a special
area in my kitchen to
display my collection 
of white dishes
So I had a few shelves
built over a small desk
in my kitchen
 I love to collect small pitchers or creamers
 Along with a few bowls and platters
 and some of my vintage finds
like this aluminum cake cover
which I redesigned with a few
extra touches
and you might notice
I have a thing for vintage
kitchen scales
 and of course what's a kitchen shelf
without a few good cookbooks
But these dishes don't just sit on the shelf
and collect dust, I often use them
when I'm entertaining

A Girl just can't have
too many dishes!!!

 Every Little Birdie says


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

When we moved into our home
four and a half years ago
I put this mirror on my
hubby's chest of drawers
I told him at the time
it was only temporary....
 until I found one more suitable
Well Guess What!!
I Finally Found One!
(yes, it took me that long)
(OK maybe I wasn't looking as hard as I should of been)
It's been sitting in a corner
waiting to be hung
Hubby had shoulder surgery
and I had to wait until he
was better to hang it....
He insists I need his help
and I'm too kind to tell him any different

He's very pleased with his new (old) mirror

and I think it fits well with my
cottage style

Every Little Birdie says

It's good to have a happy hubby!!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sippin' in the Shade

Saturday we gathered up our friends,
John & Rae
and took a drive out to a
little vineyard we'd been hearing about....



Lavaca Bluffs is a laid back

little piece of paradise



The owners having a charming country home
with a wrap around porch.  
Take a walk around back
and you'll find a lovely deck
that over looks the Lavaca River
Lavaca River

Owner's Home
The beautiful wrap around porch
Walk way from Tasting Room
Next door to their home is the tasting room.  
Once you select your choice of wine
you can make your way to the deck, 
and do some sippin' in the shade!




Dan and I had their homemade Sangria
and boy was it delicious

Rae and John enjoying the fruit and cheese tray with their wine




Where is this little piece of paradise?

All I remember is traveling down lots
and lots of country roads
But if you go to their webpage
Like we did!
You will find directions
Every Little Birdie says
Goodbye Lavaca Bluffs
We'll be visiting again real soon

Monday, July 6, 2015

Equal Time

My last post was dedicated to my
Sweet & Sassy granddaughter
so equal time - this post is
dedicated to my awesome grandson
Kind, Caring, Easy Going,
Funny, Witty, Outgoing
Never met a stranger!!
that just about sums up my grandson
I love this kid to the moon and back!
 His goal - to serve our country!!
The Army couldn't find a better man
Every Little Birdie says
I'm one proud Nana!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sweet & Sassy

That just about sums up
my granddaughter
She's a girl of many moods
I love the beautiful young lady
she is growing into
 She's smart, motivated, organized, and a
natural leader
Look out W O R L D
this gal is going places!!
Every Little Birdie says
 I love being the Nana of this awesome girl!!