With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: 10/16/11 - 10/23/11

Friday, October 21, 2011

Surprise!

Sitting at my computer last night, I heard children's voices on the porch and caught a glimpse of blond hair.
It was late but I thought it was Silas and that Jamie was stopping by.
I was delightfully shocked that Jill and the kids were here!
Brad and his dad drove to North Carolina, for a basketball coaches clinic hosted by North Carolina's coach and Duke's Coach K. Jill and the children drove in their car to our home.
Ryan, Brenna, Shaela and Raider
Of course, we had to brew a pot of tea to have with our oatmeal breakfast, because tea with cream and sugar cubes is a tradition at Mom-Mom's.
I loved the sweet note little Shaela left.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

After the Rain

 Right after heavy rains, the front went through and the sky
became blue and filled with fluffy white clouds.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Harvesting and Storing Herbs

It won't be long and the beautiful herbs growing in my garden will succumb to the end of the season.
Before a frost comes I gathered a bowlful so I could preserve them for flavoring meals long after I will be able to walk out the side door and snip them fresh.
In the past I dried herbs by hanging them in bunches.
This year, I thought I would try freezing them to see if they maintained more flavor.
 Oregano
 Basil washed dried and ready for freezing
 Parsley
 Chives
 Spearmint
 Bagged and ready for freezing
Sage dried and stored in a jar
 A few basil cuttings to root and grow on the window sill because there just isn't anything like fresh basil!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Scones & Our Anniversary


Today, John and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary.
It began with a breakfast of coffee and scones.
Delicious Pumpkin Scones with a spiced glaze.
It is a copy-cat recipe supposed to taste like Starbucks version.
I have never had a Starbucks scone so I can't really compare but I do know these are very tasty!

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