Thursday, April 26, 2018

Signs of Spring. Honest.



Cool breezes blowing.

Bicyclists pedaling.

Joggers jogging.




Some flowers blooming.

Lace curtains rippling.



People smiling.



Angels who survived the winter outside kissing?

Must be spring!

WHAT MAKES SPRING FOR YOU?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

More Than Just "Silverware"



It's true that one can use any kind of forks, knives, and spoons with which to eat.

However, I think it's good to use things that appeal to a person such as colors and patterns that make one feel happy.

My very favorite silverware pattern is Michelangelo by Oneida.


Several years ago, I bit the financial bullet and bought a set for eight.

Lately, we have been short on spoons.

Like missing socks in the wash, I don't know how they disappeared.


While browsing in a Goodwill thrift store, some new silver spoons were stored in a glass-fronted cabinet used for higher priced items.

Sure enough, they were by Oneida but in a pattern similar to Michelangelo.  They were not an exact match but were close enough.

The "new to our household" spoons are the ones photographed in today's post. 

At $2.99 each, they came home with me.

Yippah!

IF YOU ARE A THRIFT STORE SHOPPER, DO YOU LOOK FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS OR WHATEVER RANDOM TREASURES YOU MAY FIND?

Monday, April 23, 2018

A Tale of Mushroom Soup


Isn't it funny how something we ate as a child still resonates with us when we are adults?

Take cream of mushroom soup.

My dear late mother used to serve it to us as kids.

It was probably Campbell's from a can but we didn't care. 

Its creamy, yummy taste just about tickled my taste buds every time she served it.

Years passed and I hadn't had cream of mushroom soup in a long time.

So recently, I made some at home.

I fried onions and mushrooms lightly in oil;  made a roux with flour, butter, and chicken broth and added it to the onions and mushrooms; and then added a healthy dose of heavy cream.


Besides a bit of salt and pepper, I sprinkled a tiny bit of nutmeg on top of each bowl of soup.

It tasted AWESOME and brought back memories of sitting at my Mummy's kitchen table, slurping up every bite of yummy cream of mushroom soup.

WHAT IS A FAVORITE CHILDHOOD DISH OF YOURS? TELL US ABOUT IT.
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