Friday, August 13, 2010

White Trumpet

Just wanted to share a few pictures I took this morning of this white trumpet plant showing off its new blooms. I have read in some places this grows as a weed. Also, parts of the plants are poisonous - so beware!!
Here is a link for more info.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Just For Fun

Favorite Pork Chop Casserole
I thought it would be nice to share one of our favorite family recipes. Sister Cathy says there is no way to mess this up!! I found this recipe in one of my grandmother's cookbooks about thirty years ago. My apologies to it's author - - I have no recollection of the name of that book!

Baked Pork Chops - Arabian

First make a pot of your favorite wild rice. I use Uncle Ben's. Go ahead and gather the other ingredients:

4 pork chops
1 bell pepper - sliced
1 onion - sliced
1 tomato - sliced

Season the chops with salt and pepper. Seasoned salt is great.

Then place a slice of tomato on top of each pork chop.

Then a big spoonful of the rice . . .

Next comes a slice of onion and green pepper . . .

Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and bake at 325 degrees F. for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Imagine the aroma in the house.
When it's time to eat, place a slice of cheddar cheese on top of each portion and let it melt briefly.
Voila . . .it's ready for the plate!! Enjoy!

Just for fun!!

I decided to take a break from all my complicated knitting projects and knit a cute dishcloth. Fun, simple, and quick!! I used some leftover cotton yarn ( Blue Sky Alpacas - organic cotton). Pattern by Claudia Lang  is a free download on Ravelry.

Last, but not least, enjoy a photo of the beautiful high tide we had this afternoon . . . so awesome to watch the marsh get covered up!!