My daughter Kara came home for the weekend and was very anxious to try out a new recipe she learned during her Nutritional Science Prep class...Mussels! When she made these the first time in class, all she could think about was how her Opa would enjoy them, so we went over to my parents with all ingredients in hand, and Kara re-created the Mussel recipe. We also made Shrimp, pasta, salad, and Brussel Sprouts to round things out. What a feast!! And as you can see, very much enjoyed by Opa!!! A very special dinner enjoyed by us all!!
I love going to our local Underwood Farms vegetable stand. Everything is so fresh, and you can really taste the difference, so for a recent potluck, I decided to make the freshest of salads with Romaine lettuce, red, yellow & orange bell peppers, white radishes, and long onions. And, oh, yes, let's not forget the heirloom tomatoes!!
But a separate stock of produce caught my eye and I had to have it...a long stock filled with brussel sprouts!! I love brussel sprouts anyway, but I just couldn't wait to taste these fresh from the stock!! And they didn't disappoint!! The stock had tons...at least two baskets that you would normally buy in the supermarket. I steamed these for about 20 minutes and then sprinkled with a bit of nutmeg and garlic powder...mmmmmmm!
Lately, knitting has been my comfort. I get nervous, I knit. I'm waiting at the doctor's office, I knit. Or I crochet. It brings me joy to create a piece of fabric...I'm actually VERY amazed and pleased. The next generation is being born, so the thought of one of my blankets somehow surviving space and time gives me a sense of perhaps being remembered in the future...hey, some unknown "aunt" made this for me. That would make me happy.
I'm an almost 56 year old woman. I'm mother of three almost grown up kids, Will, 24, Kara, 22, and Peter, 20. I've been married for over 24 years to Frank.
I love to do creative things like needlework, cross stitch in particular, knitting and crocheting.