Monday, May 24, 2010

Just so you know . . .

Things are really good here at Camellia Cottage!  And yet there's not much to tell, and that doesn't make a bit of sense, now does it?

Since I last posted . . . Thursday night's craft night at the Georgia Farmgirls 'Henhouse' was a wonderful success, with 4 farmgirls and a guest.  We had chicken salad, roll-up sandwiches, veggies and dip, fruit and a cream cheese pound cake.  And we shared with 'the girls' in the beauty shop.  Yes, our henhouse is shared with a couple of ladies who do hair part time, and Thursday is one of the afternoons they work.  We enjoyed listening to them talk so much that we shared our goodies with them.  They were so much fun! 

I showed everyone how to make one of my mini pin-cushions and I also did a door prize of a tin filled with lavender.  I carried a jar of buttons and had a 'guess how many' contest.  It was lots of fun!

Friday Mary Ann and I ran to the store to pick up a few things and I got some pizza dough for dinner.  The whole thing had caramelized onions and leeks on it, hubby's half had bbq chicken, and my half had artichoke hearts, and sun dried tomatoes.  It was so good!

Saturday I messed around in the kitchen most of the day.  I made a 'Marguerite' pasta salad for Sunday - it had penne, EVOO, finely diced onion, fresh basil, seasonings, sun dried tomatoes, mozzerella and parmesan cheeses.  For dinner I made homemade burgers from ground chuck, A1, worcerstershire sauce, finely diced onions and jalapenos, and shredded cheddar cheese.  Then I topped them with leftover caramelized onions, cheddar cheese and bacon.  They were so delicious!  I also made a small batch of homemade pina colada ice cream with canned pineapple, cream of coconut, half and half, sugar, vanilla and coconut extracts.  It was so creamy and good!

Sunday we packed a picnic and drove up to TN for a picnic and rode around the mountains of TN and northern GA.  It was a beautiful day, and while hubby was driving, I made one cotton crocheted dish cloth, and started on another one.  Busy hands, you know!

And today, as usual, it is laundry day, and I need to go get clothes out of the dryer and do the process all over again.  Have a wonderful week folks!  Becky


Marydon Ford said...

Oh, pina colada anything has to be deelish! What a fun time you all had.
Don't you just love getting in the car & riding ... for no real reason!

Have a lovely week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

K-Sue said...

Would you post the recipe (proportions) for the pina colada ice cream? It sounds wonderful!