Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Last day... - (Oatmeal dressed up with Fruit - Recipe)

Hello Everyone!
I just can't believe it is already the last day of this month! We have already gone through the first month of this year! (If you have not commented on my give away you can still do so by clicking here till Thursday - midnight!)

Have you ever wondered what some of your favorite bloggers eat in the morning?
Have you ever wondered if they run out the door with only coffee or a piece of toast...
Or if they just rush out with half a grapefruit maybe?
Well... I have!

This is what I love to have in the morning...
My Tyishia (13) and I crave this if we don't have it...
And even Keturah (2) seems so like it.

Oatmeal dressed up with Fruit all over...


Want to know how we get it to look this good? 
And get the recipe too? 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Recipe - French Onion Soup

Hello Everyone!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I was Blessed by being at a Tea Party. My friends' daughter turned Nine!
And I was there to take photo's. I will be sharing those with you soon. It was a darling party. It was cute, sweet, loud, and charming.
There were many ruffles, balloons, china tea cups, gifts, giggles, pickles, chocolate, strawberries.
A true delight...
Are you at home today? Having a day off? Well, we are all at home and the weather changed...
We had rain and there is a chill in the air.
Half of the family stayed in PJ's (I will not mention who all did... They'll kill me - seriously)
I can already hear them go..."MOM!?" Yelling at me.

What we like the best on these cold day's is a good old cup of soup. This one actually tastes better the second day...
One of my favorite ones is :

FRENCH ONION SOUP - Homemade





for 7 people I used:
4 onions
olive oil or butter
3 bouillon blocks
12 cups of water
some strands of fresh parsley
grated cheese
salt or garlic salt to once own taste

You'll need one big soup pan.
Or one crock pot.

Put water in soup pan... 
set stove on high to boil




Peel the onions
cut into thin slices




Add olive oil or butter to fry your onions add a little salt or garlic salt.




Put parsley leaves in a glass...




get your scissors and cut the parsley.
This is how I like to cut parsley.

Nice and easy...




Add Parsley to your  boiling water



Add fried onions to the water


add your bouillon...

I like to use vegetable bouillon.
You can also use beef bouillon.




When water boils put on low to simmer.
Leave on simmer for 4 hours.

est Voila!



Enjoy!
Eet Smakelijk!

Tip!

We also like to set the oven to broil
Take one slice of bread
Put the slice on the soup
Add the grated cheese to the bread (on top).
Put the soup in the oven on broil.
Leave in till cheese is brown.
Totally the best!
And tastes better than from a can.
Probably even cheaper too.
But for sure healthier.


Have a wonderful week!

Hugs
I mean it!

Sandy

I'll be sharing this with Lisa at Shine your Light! Mangia Monday's

Toodles!








Friday, January 13, 2012

Day in Photo's


Hello everyone! Are you super happy that it is Friday today?

We all are... Because Friday's means a day of only crafts, reading, just relaxing...

We are having a very mild winter here in southern California. All we do now is enjoying it while we can because we know that it can change in... well you know.
Our home is so quiet, serene and pleasant with the winter sun shining in...
It makes me look at things... well differently...
Even the most simple things... Suddenly make me stand and Be Still...

My "simple" things...

Take a look...


















One of my favorite flowers Hydrangea's...
 I just love the strong color contrast of the white and green. And... a bracelet was born!












Have a beautiful, serene weekend!

 Hugs

  Sandy


P.s. the dried roses in the bedroom were almost dead when I bought them...
Just the way I like them.