Monday, April 19, 2021

Catching up on a Monday :)

Good Monday morning friends! I hope this new week finds you well.   We had a nice weekend here in New England.  Saturday was rainy which we desperately needed and Sunday the sun came out! Spring is always a mixed bag around here.  You never know what can happen.  One thing always remains....

...and that's coffee 

Last week seemed to have gotten away from me.  It was a week, let me tell you!
  Within just a few days my coffee pot died, my beloved George Foreman Grill that I've had for 21 years finally gave out, and I dropped the cover to my favorite frying pan and cracked the handle.  I felt like I was walking around with black cloud over me for most of the week.  Luckily I still had a stash of Easter candy that helped me get through it! That candy is now gone! LOL  

I replaced my coffee pot ASAP and yesterday I picked up a new grill, so I'm feeling better.  I use my grill at least once a week and I didn't want to be without one. I think I can repair the frying pan handle which it on my to do list for the week.  

Hopefully things are looking up now!

Can't wait to christen this baby tonight!! :)  

All of my mom tulips out front are about to burst open and that makes me very happy to see.  The buckets of rain we've had has turned everything outside from brown to green and I hear birds chirping every morning which takes me back to my old house. We had a family of birds that would build a nest on our deck every spring.  I loved to watch them and hear them sing.  I have been wondering if they are still there and if the new owner has noticed.  The things I think about...I know, I'm crazy!  : )  

But I digress...

Yesterday morning I watched a darling movie on Hallmark.  For all my Hallmark lovers out there, have you seen this one yet?

It takes place in Ireland and totally sucked me in with it's beautiful LUSH scenery and charming Irish brogues.  I loved it!!!  Yup, that's Alan Leach from Downton Abbey, who is just as adorable in this as he is in Downton.  This movie made my morning. I think it's on again this weekend so if you want to escape reality for a few hours, give it a watch 

In other news, I made quiche! I wanted jazz up our Friday night breakfast dinners so I made quiche instead of scrambled eggs.  The best thing about quiche is you can use anything you have on hand for the filling.  For mine I added chopped onion, cubed ham, and cheese.  It was yummy!

This is a crustless quiche recipe that I've made several times and it always comes out great! 


Here's how to make it if you want to give it a try:

1/2 cup ham cubes
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
2 cups milk
1/2 cup Bisquick
4 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Sprinkle ham, cheese, and onion evenly in lightly greased 9" or 10 " pie plate.  Place remaining ingredients in a bowl and beat on high for 1 minute.  Pour into pie plate (over ham, cheese, and onion).

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 - 45 minutes until golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Easy peasy! 

I had the last piece for breakfast this morning.  It was just a good.  Leftovers always taste better for some reason : ) 

Also I have to share with you a tip I saw on Instagram. 

If you have hydrangeas that are wilted (and that's so disappointing, isn't it?!)... well, here's what to do:

Snip the bottoms of the stems and put them in scalding hot water.  

Wait about an hour...


They spring back to life!!  

Yaaaay! It actually worked! 

I wish I knew this a long time ago, but I'm sure it will come in handy this summer! 

And that's all I have for you today friends.  For the rest of the morning I'll be busy working and enjoy my new candle I got a Target.  It's Tangerine Ginger and is so wonderful! 

Wishing you all a happy new week! I hope I have better luck! Fingers crossed! 

Byeeee! xo 


  1. That cup is really lovely!
    I've never made quiche. Maybe I should try your recipe, it looks yummy...
    Stay safe and enjoy your week!