Saturday, March 7, 2009

Color Week Saturday ~ Violet

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The Violet
Jane Taylor
Down in a green and shady bed, a modest violet grew;

its stalk was bent, it hung its head As if to hide from view.

And yet it was a lovely flower, Its colour bright and fair;

It might have graced a rosy bower, Instead of hiding there.

Yet thus it was content to bloom, In modest tints arrayed;

And there diffused a sweet perfume, Within the silent shade.

Then let me to the valley go This pretty flower to see;

That I may also learn to grow In sweet humility.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Weekend Visitors

For C and C's Kiddo's ~ A Song Just For You!

Do you like the Color song that is playing? I first heard this adorable song by Kira Willey on another bloggers page and just knew a few little ones that might enjoy it too.
Dear G, A, O, A and P, Glad to hear you are liking the color pictures!
Love, Mrs. H :)
I am green today
I chirp with joy like a cricket song.
I am gray today
Gloomy and down like a morning fog.
I am orange today
Loud and messy like finger paint on the wall.
I am red today
Hopping mad like a playground ball.
I am black today
Strong and tall a great big bear.
I am purple today
Bright and happy
like a butterfly in the air.
I'm a rainbow today
All the colors of the world.
I'm a rainbow today
All the colors of the world.
I'm a rainbow today
All the colors of the world are in me.
I am yellow today
I shine my light out like the sun.
I am white today
Soft and quite like new snow.
I am blue today
Calm as glass and cool like the sea.
I'm a rainbow today
All the colors of the world.
I'm a rainbow today
All the colors of the world.
I'm a rainbow today
All the colors of the world are in me.
All the colors of the world are in me.

Color Week Friday ~ Blue

a help when feeling blue... (highly recommended) splattered bluebaby blue...puppy blue...sparkly blue...muted blue... (a hurricane lamp)spiky blue... (grape Hyacinths) winner blue (Yay for Abbey!)

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue

And the dreams that you dare to dream

Really do come true

From Wikipedia:

"Over the Rainbow" (often referred to as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow") is a classic ballad song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. It was written for the movie The Wizard of Oz, and it became Judy Garland's signature song.
The song's plaintive melody and simple lyrics depict a pre-adolescent girl's desire to escape from the "hopeless jumble" of this world, from the sadness of raindrops to the bright new world "over the rainbow." It expresses the childlike faith that a door will magically open to a place where "troubles melt like lemon-drops."
The song is so popular that it tops the "Songs of the Century" list compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. It also topped the American Film Institute's "100 Years, 100 Songs" list.
Along with Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", the song was adopted by the American troops in Europe in World War II as a symbol of the United States, the faraway land that, after long years of war, seemed like a dream beyond the rainbow.
The song has come to epitomize the gesture of the rising octave, which makes its opening so distinctive.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Color Week Thursday Green ~ Plus a Recipe for Colcannon

Elfish green... textured green... scented green...
neon green... going green, green...

veggie green...
and since I'm thinking of green...
here is a potato dish for St. Patrick's Day

2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed

4 slices bacon
1/2 small head cabbage, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup butter, melted

1. Place potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender.

2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, reserving drippings, crumble and set aside. In the reserved drippings, saute the cabbage and onion until soft and translucent. Putting a lid on the pan helps the vegetables cook faster.

3. Drain the cooked potatoes, mash with milk and season with salt and pepper. Fold in the bacon, cabbage, and onions, then transfer the mixture to a large serving bowl. Make a well in the center, and pour in the melted butter. Serve immediately.

Serves 8

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday, Caleb John

Love, Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop

Color Week Wednesday ~ Yellow

Guess what Shaela's favorite color is? Why, "Lellow", of course!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Color Week Tuesday ~ Orange

More Color Week here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

White Drifts

No, it is not another Color Week post (although white is my favorite color). Just a picture of what most of the east coast experienced over night.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Color Week Monday ~ RED

My family ancestry led here...a teeny~tiny red rose bud...
getting constant use... do you have someone who leaves slippers and shoes scattered about?

That same someone needs this to help locate slippers... shoes... cell phones... house keys...

More Color Week here!

Color Week Photo Shots

A needlepoint I did a long time ago

I learned of this fun Color Week on another blog (thank you, Dawn) and thought it easy and fun. Grab your camera and take pics for each day this week.

Sunday- rainbow of color
Monday red
Tuesday - orange
Wednesday - yellow
Thursday - green
Friday - blue
Saturday - violet
Sunday - finish it all off with another rainbow of color.

If you want to participate leave a comment at The Little Red Hen so she knows you are participating.

Simple Sunday Lunch

Real Simple... add a bowl of soup and some chips and you're done.
Tuna Melt Patties
(Pampered Chef Recipe)
Servings: 4 @ about 400 calories apiece

2 cans (6 oz. each) water packed white tuna, drained
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
¼ cup green onions with tops, sliced
¼ cup bread crumbs
2 Tbs. Light Miracle Whip
2 Tbs. sweet pickle relish, drained
1 egg white
1 tsp. prepared mustard
4 English Muffins, split
4 slices (3/4 oz. each) American Cheese
4 lettuce leaves
1 tomato, sliced

Flake tuna and add celery, onion, Miracle Whip, relish, egg white and mustard. Mix well; add bread crumbs and mix well again. Divide into fourths and form each into round patties.

Lightly spray a non-stick pan or grill pan; Cook patties 3 minutes on each side, turning carefully to prevent splitting patties apart. Top each with a slice of cheese and allow to melt.

Toast English Muffins and top with tuna melt Patties, lettuce and tomato. Serve with assorted veggie sticks and Chips.


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