Monday, July 15, 2013

New Furniture

Jeff and I went shopping this weekend at some of our local resale stores.  We have an area that we keep all our lunch boxes and lunch food containers in and it gets really messy and unorganized.  I really wanted to get this area under control before school starts back up.  This cabinet is huge and once we buy some baskets for the inside should work out beautifully.  When we bought it there was no back but Jeff put one on for me.  The store we bought it at was selling it for only $12 and then we got an additional 30% off it.  So for only $8.40 we got an amazing cabinet.

This is what it looks like with the new back and all sanded.  The wood was not in perfect shape so we decided that it would need to be painted.  We got the first coats on last night and as soon as it's all reassembled I will post final photos of it.  
There has been a lot going on here yet at the same time not much either.  Well I better head to the kitchen and get my bread ready for its second rise.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Pretty Breakfast

This is what I made for breakfast yesterday morning.  I saw it on the Cooking Channel with Rachel Khoo's 'Little Paris Kitchen'.   They were her take on some sort of French classic dish. 

I didn't follow her recipe exactly because it just seemed like it would be so very simple to do.  This one really is.

I think her recipe had a cheese sauce mine has apple smoked cheddar (oh baby that's good stuff!).

An absolutely gorgeous easy breakfast that even my kids can make and you can choose how many you need to do.

A Pretty Breakfast
adapted from Rachel Khoo 

White bread
Thin Ham slices
Shredded Cheese
Melted Butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cut the crusts off the bread and use a rolling pin to make them thinner (like a pita bread) brush melted butter on each side of the bread.  Tuck the bread into ramekin dishes or large muffin tins, add ham on top of the bread.  I sort of tucked the ham around the edges so that the center was still totally open.  Crack an egg into the middle of the ham and bread.  Top with cheese of your choice something with a good strong flavor is a great choice.  Bake for 20 to 30 minutes depending on how well done you like your eggs.  Let set for a few minutes after you pull them out of the oven.   

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

To all the mamas out there Happy Mother's Day!  I hope your day is amazing.  I think an amazing Mother's Day would involve a church service that didn't make me go through a box of tissues but it's probably never going to happen (ever). 

For my gift this day I received seven cubic yards of dirt.  It came in a dump truck (that was far quieter than I had expected) and put right into my driveway.  Audrey (the little girl I babysit for) loved watching them dump the dirt.  

For the money we spent on this I could have gotten some pretty trinket but that wouldn't really make me happy.  Being in the gardens this will fill surrounded by the kids and Jeff while we harvest our own tomatoes and whatnot that will definitely make me happy.

Monday, May 6, 2013

It's looking Better

We are finally able to get some work done in the yard!!!  Whoo hoo!!!  Three of the boxes are laid in the back and we have on in the front yard too.  We are hoping to put in another box to the right and then three more in front of these.  By the house there is a huge area of white stone laid down that Jeff is pulling up and sifting the dirt out of the rocks and those will be getting put down between the garden boxes.  While he was working in the stones he found a bunch of stepping stones we didn't even know were there!  That area has been pretty neglected since we moved in.  

We had a wrap up meeting for the Service Auction committee at our house and Molly helped by getting the glass top of the table cleaned up and all the old chairs.  She is a huge help to us :)

I even got a little bit of transplanting done.  Our local nursery had their herbs on sale for only 99 cents each!  It was a total steal but we wanted to get them into some bigger pots because they were starting to look a little root bound.  
Now I'm off to call for dirt prices to fill in those boxes wish me luck!