Sunday, November 11, 2012

Plates Are Not Always Just Plates!

These are my dishes. They mean so much more to me than just something to have a meal on. As long as I can remember, my Grandma & Poppy Waters had Blue Willow dishes. I spent a great deal of time with my Grandma & Poppy Waters, and even lived with them for a while during my sister's hip surgery. That is when I became SUPER close to my cousins (Jamie, Brenda and Nicole). I remember Sunday dinners on their dishes. Saturday lunches with my cousins around Grandma's table. I even remember my Aunt Chris serving her special strawberry shortcake on their dishes, after my grandparents passed away. This Blue Willow pattern means FAMILY, to me. It means LOVE, to me. It means heartfelt loving memories, to me. I am so thankful that my husband found me a set of these dishes (actually, he bought me two sets) he obviously knew how much they would mean to me!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Ooodles of Noodles!

I know, lately all of my posts have been about the meals we have been having. But when life is slow, weather is HOT and nothing much is happening... well I have nothing much else to write about now. :) I made homemade noodles for my wonderful hubby today. He certainly deserves it! They are one of his favorite things to eat & he has been working in a 125°F shop since 4:00 this morning. One small bit of news: On May 5th we had a horrible hailstorm! I have never seen hail so large in my life. My car, my hubbys truck & our camper all sustained hail damage. There was a bright side to it though... Mama got a newer car! I love it!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Beans & Cornbread on the menu for supper tonight. It was 92, here on the prairie, yesterday & supposed to be even hotter today - no way I'm going to be standing in the hot kitchen cooking! Gotta love a Crockpot! Made the cornbread already, before things got too terribly hot out (we only got down to 70 degrees lastnight...). Beans and Cornbread... it always brings back childhood memories. Memories of a more gentle time, time with Mom, Dad, Joanie & Jason, all gathered around the kitchen table; times of laughter and fun, times filled with play and togetherness. *Sigh* I guess growing up is unavoidable, but I still have my memories!!