Monday, April 26, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Good Morning Friends! Happy Wednesday!
It's a beautiful day here today. I'm enjoying it immensely because we have another round of heavy rain and cold coming tomorrow. I know I will enjoy that too, but in a different way. You know what I mean. I love a good, cozy, rainy day as much as a beautiful, sunny, spring day ♥
Today I'm still a bit sleepy because I was up late last night. After a couple of frustrating days online I was finally able to book my first Covid Vaccine appointment for this Sunday. The only way for me to do it was to go online at midnight last night. I was literally clicking on the site at 12:00 on the dot. I'm happy to say it worked and I have a time slot at a CVS right down the street.
I'm happy to be crossing that off my to-do list!
For my afternoon treat today to celebrate (and really...to use up some sour cream I had in the fridge) I decided to whip up a coffee cake. I got this recipe from my mom, who used to make it all the time when I was growing up. She doubles the recipe and bakes it in a 9x13 pan. I only had one cup of sour cream so I stuck to the original. The best part (beside eating it!) about baking this cake is the way the kitchen smells while it's baking. Its literal heaven. I will enjoy this today at 4:00 with a cup of tea and it will also be perfect for tomorrows rainy day snack.
Yup, always looking ahead! ♥
1 cup sugar
1 stick softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream
2 cups flour
1 tbs baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
cinnamon & sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla with an electric mixer on med speed until well blended.
Add in sour cream.
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until well blended.
Pour into a greased 8x8 baking pan. Sprinkle the top (liberally :) with cinnamon and sugar.
Bake for 1 hour. Let cool before cutting.
*You could also add 1 cup of fresh blueberries to the batter, which is very lovely in the spring*
Noted for next time! ♥
Monday, April 19, 2021
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!
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...
Monday, April 12, 2021
Friday, April 9, 2021
I know that's not possible but I can dream, can't I??? ♥
What I really love is so many of us in our blog community have watched our children grow up. I have friends here whose kids are graduating high school, heading to collage, getting married, and having babies. We start new jobs, lose loved ones, share vacations, and every day aspects of our lives.
I love that we can share these experiences together and have that connection. Many have reached out to me and said when they first started reading my blog John was just a toddler. They have watched him grow up. I feel the same about your families.
Yay for blogging! ♥
Time really is a crazy thing. I wish someone would figure out how to slow it down ♥
I hope you all have a wonderful April weekend! My weekend plans include chicken tacos for dinner tonight and Saturday something yummy in the crock pot. Tomorrow is errand day. John needs new pajamas and we NEED a new coffee pot! Ours is on it's last legs. Now that's an errand I don't mind doing! haha. Sunday I'm planning a day of deep cleaning. I will pack Easter away, wash floors, and dust window sills. I also want to bake a fresh loaf of bread for the week and maybe if I'm ambitious a new dessert. I've been pinning recipes like crazy lately. Which can be good and bad....all depends on how you look at it : )
Enjoy your day, friends. I hope the sun is shining on you today!
See you Monday! xo
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Since I've never met a muffin I didn't like, today I'm sharing one of my favorites. I've posted this recipe before, but since we're coming up on strawberry season I thought I would share it again. I'm planning on making a batch of these Saturday morning. They are just the right amount of sweet and everything I love in a muffin. Perfect for spring time! ♥
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Would be a nice little addition to your Sunday brunch or with a steaming cup of 4:00 tea ♥
Now that I think about it, I may not wait until Saturday to bake these....and I will definitely be doubling the recipe! : )
Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful week. We are half way to Friday!
Monday, April 5, 2021
Good morning friends and happy Monday ♥
This morning I'm enjoying a leftover cinnamon roll from yesterday's breakfast with my coffee. Its a gray and windy day here today and a warm cinnamon roll is really hitting the spot.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and Easter Sunday. We had a beautiful day at my mother in laws. It was the first time we've gathered as a family in over a year. It felt great to talk and catch up while enjoying delicious food! Even though it's been over a year, it felt like no time had passed at all.
Naturally I ate too much but that's allowed on holidays : )
This week will be a quiet week filled with leftover Easter candy and hopefully some outdoor time to walk and check on the blooming forsythia. On Wednesday John is spending a day at the high school "shadowing" with his cousin (who is a sophomore) to see what a typical day will look like.
He's very excited! ♥
Have a great Monday friends. Thanks for stopping by today. It's time for me to pour a second cup of coffee and get some work done. The days go by so fast lately. I wish I could slow them down.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Last night we colored eggs and watched It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown!
Growing up is not an option around here : )