Good morning, my friends. Friday again? This past week was a busy one here, as each week is as we begin to wrap up one season and start thinking about the next. Spoiler: my favorite! Tuesday evening, after a beautiful holy day mass, we all went to dinner at one of our favorite places in town. At mass, we ran into Linda, our friend Fr. Ross's mother, and she joined us for dinner. It was a lovely evening.
August 18, 2023
Especially since we had our very favorite server!
We just adore her!
I have been trying to do more reading and less scrolling, and this book was just the thing to help me do that! It is different from the books I usually enjoy, but it is so good. It tells the story of two families and spans several years, and that is all I will say about that!
How has your weather been? We have had rainy and cool weather here, and I think I felt a hint of autumn! Last night I made a comfort meal of roast chicken with mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and corn. I am not over hot dogs on the grill with fresh cut-up fruit, but this tasted so good on a rainy late summer evening. Lest you think I can pull off a mini-Thanksgiving dinner just like that, it was easy! I used a Perdue Oven Ready Seasoned Roaster, which is already seasoned and bagged. You just put it in the oven and cook. The drippings make delicious gravy! The mashed potatoes are the BEST boxed ever! They are Idahoan Instant and honestly taste homemade. The corn is Birds Eye steamable frozen, easy, and delicious! The stuffing is homemade and worth the extra time, believe me! If you have yet to make homemade stuffing, try it sometime. Just rip some bread into pieces and let it sit out a bit. Saute chopped onion and celery in melted butter with salt, pepperer, and poultry seasoning, then let cool and add some beaten eggs. Pour this over the bread in a baking dish, add some chicken broth, and bake for about an hour at 350 degrees.
Flynn and I both got passing grades from the dentist this week. I always love the feeling after a good cleaning and vow to keep them that sparkly myself. And I do. Until I don't.
Well, Mocha and I are going to start our day. Tonight, we are having a very dear friend and his family over boating and pizza. You may remember him...
Justin spent a lot of time here this summer sleeping on my couch and eating my food, so he offered to cook us chicken for lunch last week before he left for college. I am thinking chicken...you know...in the oven...silly me! He shows up at eight in the morning and rigs this up in our yard and cooks chicken all morning!
I went with it...and It Was Delicious! He cooked raw potatoes and veggies with olive oil too. We rounded it out with a fresh peach pie made by my Peyton, and it was perhaps the best meal of the summer! He cleans up too!
( From August 22, 2013 )
Justin is now married to the sweetest young woman ever, and they have the cutest little one-year-old boy that we adore!
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!
Thank you for visiting!