Friday, July 23, 2010

Shabby Apple Boysenberry Pie Apron Guest Giveaway

Super duper cute aprons, I can't resist!

Potluck Sunday for July!

I wish I could enlarge this image so you all could read it more clearly, but I can't without fuzzing it up too much. :(  But the good news is POTLUCK IS ON for this month! We had a bit of a scare though, when I went to reserve the kitchen I was told it was being used by someone else. But then they called back a little bit later and said they had made a mistake and we could use it. WooHoo! Here's what I'm thinking of bringing:
Greek salad, or horiatiki salata, is a rough country salad of juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumber, sliced red onion, green pepper, crumbly feta cheese and plump kalamata olives. Serve this delightful combination as a side dish or as a light meal with some crusty bread.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1½ tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic—minced
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, and extra for garnish
3 tomatoes—cut into wedges
¼ red onion—sliced into rings
½ cucumber—sliced into thick half-moons
½ green pepper (capsicum)—julienned
4 oz (120g) feta cheese—cut into small cubes
16 kalamata olives    
PLACE the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and oregano in a small jar with a screw-top lid and shake to combine. PLACE the salad ingredients in a large bowl. POUR the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine just before serving. GARNISH the Greek salad with a little freshly ground black pepper.

Ladies of Sovereign Joy Christian Fellowship, what are you bringing? Ginger is out of town this week so she won't be able to come. Denise told me she's making meatballs, yea! We'll also bring some sort of dessert, Moriah hasn't decided what she wants to make yet, I'll let you know.

If you happen to read this post leave a comment with what you'll be bringing so we don't double up on dishes anymore! ;)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

We're Home!

We went on trip last week to visit Patrick's parents down in Southern California. We had a blast! Patrick was unable to go since he had to work, so I just took the three older girls while my mom helped watch the younger two when Patrick was at work. It was so bizarre to have only three kids! And now that they're 13, 11, and 9 they are able to take care of themselves, well, with a little reminding that is!

We helped Grammie with some projects, visited a yummy bakery which has a show on TLC called The Bakery Bunch, went to a thrift store and bought some dresses, went to see the new movie Sorcerers Apprentice, spent an afternoon at the beach, and visited Patrick's grandmother Mammy. Of course we also sat around watching a lot of T.V. and eating way too much junk food! On the whole we had a wonderful time!

There was a sad, sad, tragedy here at home while we were gone though. One day when Patrick went to work one of the baby goats, Flora, got out and the dogs got to her. They must have played with her to death because there was no open wounds or blood. They probably shook her like they do when they catch a chicken. I don't blame the dogs, they were following their instincts, unfortunately.

That said, here are some pics of our trip:
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

It's Hot

I'm just going to sit under the air conditioner until the sun goes away.

Friday, July 9, 2010


Here's a blog I found that gives coupons for all kinds of businesses. I found one for Michaels, printed it out and it worked great at the store!