Happy Sunday everyone!  I’m counting the days until the official start of spring. One thing is certain,  my ” sock-liner” socks have just been put away because I don’t expect to see any cold temperatures into the 20 degrees range from now on.   Bring on Spring!!! Easter will be here in just four weeks.

Saturday Evening Supper menu:

Turkey and Cheese  Pie

Frosted Cauliflower

Honey Biscuits ( No recipe)

Turkey “n” cheese Pie

This is a ” Made over ” entrée!  Original recipe was beef “n” cheese pie.

To lighten the recipe , I used ground turkey instead of ground beef, and low-fat sharp cheddar cheese.  For those on low-sodium dietary restrictions, use garlic powder instead of garlic salt.  As We do not care for onions, we omitted the onions.

Ingredients:

1 1/4 pounds ground beef ( I substituted ground turkey)

1/3 cup chopped onions or 3 to 4 tsp instant minced onion

1/4 cup chopped green pepper

1 8 ounce can cut green beans ,drained

1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes

 1/4 tsp garlic salt 

1/4 -1/2 teaspoon salt

1 can (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent rolls ( substitute what you have on hand, we had honey biscuits, which were sliced in half and placed on the bottom of the glass pie dish).

1 egg, slightly beaten

2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese

paprika

1 8 ounce can ( 1 cup) tomato sauce with mushrooms ( I used plain tomato sauce, you could add a small can 4 oz. size  of cut mushrooms , stems and pieces. 

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.   In large fry pan , brown your meat, onion, and green pepper; drain fat.  Stir in tomato sauce, green beans garlic salt and salt.  

Simmer while preparing crust. Separate crescent dough into 8 triangles in ungreased 9 -inch pie pan. ; press over bottom and up sides to form  the crust.  Sprinkle with paprika, parsley and remaining cheese. 

Bake 20 to 25 minutes.  Let stand 5 minutes before cutting into wedges. 

Refrigerate left-overs.  Makes 5-6 servings.

Frosted Cauliflower:

1 large head of cauliflower ( or frozen cauliflower)

boiling salted water

salt

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 teaspoons prepared mustard

1/4 cup shredded  ” low-fat” sharp cheese

Precook cauliflower for 12- 15 minutes in boiling salted water

Or Steam in the top of a Steamer  pot 

Drain and place in an ungreased shallow baking pan.  Sprinkle with salt. 

Combine mayonnaise and mustard.  Spread over cauliflower.

Top with cheese.  Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, ir until cheese is melted and bubbly.  Serves 4. 

Tip:  Cauliflower may be reheated by wrapping in aluminum foil and baking at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. 

References:

Recipes adapted from this cookbook that I purchased at a library/ town sale.

“Home Cookin for the King of the Road” 1976  ( from issues of Road King Magazine – which is the first time I’ve heard of. ; )

Rainy days of summer, in the forecast for the next few days

Ahhh, for all the joys of summer, there’s the rainy days and thunderstorms as well.   Wish I had bought that pair of polka-dot rain boots at Target last fall!  The boots were brown with multi-colored polka-dots.  I took a pic with my cell phone camera, but alas,  do not have a cable to download the numerous photos.  There’ a ton of fun photos

stock photo : Polka dot red rain boots

Snowstorm-January 26,2011-Scenic Sunday 132 Sunday

Boy , this is the most snow-filled January that we’ve had in a long time.

January's snowman with rosemary twig arms and a curvy carrot nose!

My mother relayed a remembrance of her childhood in Pennsylvania.  She said, that one Sunday, they got dressed and ready for church and when they opened the door , they were very surprised to see the snow so high that they could barely open the door.  Stayed home that Sunday, and it took my grandpa days to shovel all of that snow. ( before Snow-blowers ever existed).  My grandpa used to say in a sing-song voice this jingle, ” I looked out the window and what did I see?, three feet of snow right under me. “, This he recalled as a boy.

 

 

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Blizzard 2010, Welcome snow!

Snow- a view from the door, it's 24 degrees F and Blizzard conditions.

Winter is finally upon us.  This year,we have a snowstorm with Blizzard warnings beginning on the day after Christmas.

We went out to church for the 10:30 am mass, and came outside to see the start of small snow flurries.    I asked , perhaps we can do  a little shopping for after Christmas sales, before lunch.

The snow is piling onto everything! See the snow in the light of the lamp!

We returned home by 1:00 p.m.  Lunch was delicious, Lasagna andbroccoli and honey glazed carrots, with iced green tea. Afterwards , we relaxed on the couch to watch some movies on the On-Demand channel.

Lasagna-my sister says I make the best!

Every once in a while, I would get up to look outside the windows at the blowing and swirling snow.  Judging by the increasing little pile of snow on the summer patio furniture stacked outside.

Earlier this week, we had the Moon’s Eclipse on the same night as the event of Winter Solstice.

Blizzard Dec. 26, 2010-the snowplow is out, we'll have to dig our cars out tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Morning,

During the night, I dreamed that all of the snow blew away, and that everything was all clear.  I opened my eyes, jumped out of bed to look out the window.  SNOW is still here, and none of the cars have left for work at 7:15 AM.     A Snowplow passed by.


 

 

 

 

 

A snowy sunrise sky! After the blizzard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I must say, this morning, the sky just after sunrise is looking very beautiful.  So silky white, almost as if there is snow capped mountains in the distance.

Snowy sunrise! Morning after the blizzard!

Winter-Scenic Sunday #78

Frozen reflections in Colonial Park

 

      

Colonial Park's semi-frozen pond at dusk

 

Canadian geese here in the states in winter.

  Yesterday, just before sunset, I drove to Colonial park.   I was hoping  to capture images of the frozen the pond during the winter season.  The pond was only  partially frozen since the temperature had warmed slightly above freezing to 37-39 degrees during the afternoon.  Temp.   28 degrees F.  Feels like 15 degrees.    Wind NW @ 15 mph. By 10:00pm, the temperature will be 24 degrees F., feels like 11 degrees.

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