Friday, April 18, 2008

Busy Week!

Lots has happened this week! I'll tell you about a few. First, We had a few beautiful days.I've been waiting for some nice days to go get compost and make the new flower beds in the front. Finally, a nice day and the time to work on the project. I went and got two pick up loads ( 4 yards) of compost, and hauled it by wheel barrow around the yard. The compost is from a place in town where everyone takes yard waste, and they turn it into beautiful compost.
I already had a few plants to put in. Here are three rose bushes. It won't be long before they grow and bloom. Can't wait! On the last load of dirt, my garden clog didn't want to follow my foot off the tail gate of the truck. The clog also wanted to stay on my foot. The rest of my body was on the way down. In that nano moment, I realized I was going to land head first in a pile of bricks. To avoid that, I turned and rolled. Unfortunately, I sprained my knee. So I've spent some time lazing around with my leg up. It is recovering nicely. I'm sure I'll be running around next week.
We had friends over for dinner one night. I still use a cookbook that was given me back in the 70's. It's very well used. My children have learned to cook using this book. Gerry was grilling steak, which is always fantastic. I made two of the most asked for items whenever we have someone over for dinner, and a few other yummy things. Lemon Meringue pie is always asked for and devoured. I use the recipe from this book.

It really doesn't take much time to make a pie. After I made the crust, it took about 15 minutes to make the filling and meringue.

My taste buds are watering again. The pie didn't last the night.

The next equally asked for item is
crescent rolls. I love making breads. These are fun. The dough is very tender. I make it with sour milk. I roll the dough out into about a 16" circle. Then spread with melted butter, and grate nutmeg on the top.
I know, I need to get a better grater. I just forget about that item when I'm making my shopping list. Fresh grated nutmeg is so good. Just a little added to the rolls, gives it a unique flavor, but not overpowering.
Then I cut the round into 12 pie shaped pieces, and roll each piece up, starting at the larger end. I put them on a baking sheet, and curve them a little to make the crescent, and brush on a little melted butter, then let them rise.
Tip: If you are making bread and are short on time, add a teaspoon of baking powder. It speeds up the rise time. With the crescent rolls, I can mix them up, roll them out and let them rise just once, when I use the baking powder.
After rising, and baking:
Fresh baked rolls.
We had a lovely evening with friends and good food.


Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

The food looks fantastic. Sorry to hear about your little spill. Glad that you are already on the mend. Your flower beds are taken shape. It will be nice to see the finished product. Have a wonderful weekend. denise

Krista said...

This meal looks delicious! I'm looking forward to our June visit...

A Romantic Porch said...

Debbie, I've been behind keeping track with you. We're working on our old house siding. Though I post daily, I don't always get to ready or comment. I have so much to learn from you. I love to come here. I pray your husband is improving. Love,Rachel P.S. Thanks for visiting and pulling me over!

A Romantic Porch said...

I meant to say "read" instead of "ready"

Mrs.Kwitty said...

OUCH! As a gal who suffers much from knee problems, I just winced when I read about your spill--hope you heal quickly and well.

OMGosh--I have been craving lemon meringue pie for about 2 weeks--I kid you not! lol It looks delish--as do your cresent rolls. Hmmm...I think I need to pay you a visit! LOL

Smiles, Karen