With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: 10/23/11 - 10/30/11

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Antique High Chair

When we were expecting our twin daughters, John's aunt gave us a highchair that had been in the family for many years.  We think the highchair is from the early 1900's and was used by John's dad who was born in 1918.
I was never able to find another highchair like this one with the beautiful carved Dutch children and tiger oak wood, nor was I able to learn anything more about it.
Originally it had a cane seat but was in need of repair when we received it.
We simply cut a piece of wood and padded and covered it to make it usable for our little ones. 
John doesn't remember if the highchair was brought out for use when he and his brother were little and visiting Aunt Marie and Uncle Harmie but it did see its share of use when Jill and Jamie were babies.
 Jill at 10 months old ~ September 1981
Jamie at 15 months old ~ February 1982
Baby Cambrie sitting in a chair that was once used by her
Joining Cindy @My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Collection of Grandchildren

Enjoying every minute with each other during Jill's surprise weekend visit

Jill with her Shaela, Ryan & Brenna   ~   Jamie with her Silas, Keri, Noah, Caleb & Cambrie
Wondering when I blinked and this one got so much older.

Ella is not our grandchild but taking care of her for so long, we love just like she was!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

A bowl of warm-your-tummy
on a rainy and blustery day.
Recently requested by Abbey, I made her a big bowlful because I love her and because it makes a mama happy to fill her offspring  with comfort food.
Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
right from the box of San Giorgio Elbow Macaroni

1 package (1 lb. box) San Giorgio Elbows
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
salt (I use 1 tsp.) and ground black pepper to taste
5 cups of milk
4 cups (16 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Blend in the flour, salt and pepper; gradually stir in the milk. Cook constantly until the sauce begins to thicken and mixture begins to boil.

Slowly add in the cheese, stir until all of the cheese has melted. In a 3 quart casserole dish, stir together the cooked pasta with the cheese sauce.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

recipe makes 8 to 10 servings.

If you're in the mood, sprinkle the top with crushed cracker crumbs or slices of American cheese (square cheese, as our parents called it).
Nothing fancy here.
Just creamy, uncomplicated goodness.

~Joining Kim @Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday!~

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Another Surprise

The Canvas
 The medium
 The Art
The innocent looking Artist

Blowing kisses isn't going to get you off the hook, sweet Cambrie.
Well, maybe a little

Linking to Mary's Mosaic Monday @ Little Red House


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