Monday, November 30, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
I've said before and I'll say it again... One of the things I love most about this little blog of mine is its a place to store my memories. From very serious events to the most lighthearted moments. Everything I want to remember about my life is right here, and I love that.
I was scrolling though some old posts today searching for a recipe and I came across this little story that I shared years ago. It's still funny to me, and if you know my husband you'll know why....
(I copied this excerpt from my blog post in 2013! ♥)
One Sunday Rob was watching a football game and I offered him some hot cider. To my delight he said yes. I prepared it for him and put it an a fancy mug with a cinnamon stick. "Enjoy!" I said as I left the room. A little while later when I came back to collect the cup I noticed the cinnamon stick was gone.... I asked how he liked the cider and he said it was really good, but he didn't care for the cookie! OMG - he ate the cinnamon stick!!! Has anyone ever eaten a cinnamon stick??? I didn't think it was possible??? When I told him that he wasn't supposed to actually EAT the cinnamon stick he said "good, because it tasted terrible". True story ♥
I remember this day so clearly and the feeling of confusion and shock when I realized the cinnamon stick was gone. He didn't??? Yep, he did! LOL
Looking back on this story now I was thinking to myself why did he continue eating the cinnamon stick if he thought it tasted awful? It must have been not to hurt my feelings, and that's really sweet.
And there you go. Thank you old self for documenting this on the blog. I got a chuckle today and I hope you did too! 😄
PS - Here's the link to the post if you want to see how I prepare the hot cider. I still prepare it this way. In fact, I had some yesterday! : )
Sunday, November 22, 2020
My mother in law had blankets in case we needed them, but we didn't. We all dressed in layers and were quite comfortable. She prepared some snacks for us... all in individual baggies. Even the marshmallows for the hot chocolate were in individual bags so we didn't have to touch anything.
She thought of everything ♥
It's amazing what you take for granted.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
You'll notice there is no liquid added which surprised me too. The brown sugar plus the juices from the chicken create it's own sauce. Not a lot, but just enough.
I served this chicken similar to how I serve my sweet & sour crock pot chicken (although they are very different in taste), which is over egg noodles. There was just enough sauce in the bottom of the crock pot to coat 1/2 a bag of noodles which was perfect. I think this would be delicious over rice as well!
It's very garlicy, hence very yummy!!!
If anyone has any crock recipes they could share I would love that. Leave them in the comments below so I can try them.
Thanks for visiting and have a cozy day! xx
Monday, November 16, 2020
I'm happy with the way it came out.
It looks festive and puts a smile on my face when I look at it! I need to add more cocoa (I am low!) and I also want to pick up some Christmas teas. Any suggestions? I'm thinking apple cinnamon would be a nice night time tea ♥
How about you? Have you started decorating yet?
Now I have to start shopping. I haven't bought one gift yet. Amazon, here I come!
Have a great day friends!
I hope you are cozy and warm today ♥
Friday, November 13, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
The weather here has been glorious this week. I've been trying to push myself to get in the holiday spirit and even considered bringing out some Christmas decor but it was just too warm. I can't be Christmassy when it's 75 degrees out!
We are supposed to be going into a cold snap by the end of this week so who knows... you may be seeing some jingle bells on this blog very soon!
Have a great day friends! I hope you are all well!
Thanks for stopping by : )
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020
Good Morning Friends!
I hope you all had a happy and safe Halloween!
We spent a quiet evening at home Halloween night. It was cold and frosty and felt more like January than October. We didn't see one trick or treater....not that we expected too. I made some festive food and we watched Shutter Island, starring a very creepy Leo DiCaprio which I loved move than I thought I would. It was John's first Halloween not trick or treating which made us a bit sad, but we made the best of it and it was certainly a Halloween we'll never forget.
A cozy fire set the tone for the weekend.
Before bed I remembered to step outside and catch a glimpse of the full moon which was shining bright right above me : )
She was beautiful. I'm glad I didn't miss it ♥