Friday, November 20, 2009

Cooking & Crafting On A Rainy Day

Yesterday was the first rainy day we've had in November. Although I was sorry to give up the chance to walk outdoors, we need the rain and I determined to enjoy it. Jim was busy doing a painting job for friends and I had my kitchen all to myself sooo...

~I made some favorite dishes; spaghetti pie and taco chicken. Both of these recipes are easy to make and yummy to eat. Both can also be frozen and reheated at a later date. These are great casseroles to take to friends in need or to have on hand for company.

In my case, I have a friend who is going through some medical issues in her family and she is taking up all the slack that occurs when a family member is ill. She is such a wonderful mother and friend. I marvel at the ability she has to keep going and going; just like the Energizer Bunny. So, I thought a visit from The Food Fairy was in order. I didn't photograph the casseroles, but here's dessert.

It was such an enjoyable afternoon, snug in my kitchen with the wonderful food aromas filling the house. It makes me anxious to begin my Christmas baking.

Then, because I'm not a big fan of Thursday night television, I spent the evening in my craft room...

~creating these for Thanksgiving.

I thought they would make cute place cards for the table. We are spending Thanksgiving with my SIL, Deb and niece, Kacy. Dinner will be at Deb's niece's house. We are really looking forward to Thanksgiving and a chance to be with this part of our family.

Well, I'm going to run. Tonight I'm planning to see a local production of the musical Carousel. My friend, Shelly, is the choreographer. The director is another acquaintance of mine. A great guy and a good director. I'm sure the show will be a delight. Have a happy weekend.

~Hippo Hugs~

Thy fate is the common fate of all;

Into each life some rain must fall."

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Dana said...

the cupcakes look yummy and the placecards are ADORABLE!

Dagmar said...

Looking yummy!! Have a great eveing at Carousel!

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, I love to bake when it's rainy and damp and cold outside. Those cupcakes look so good! And the place cards are very cute.

I'm sure you're enjoying Carousel, as I write. One of my favorite songs is from that, "If I Loved You."

Have a great weekend!



PS. Been so busy getting ready for Thanksgiving and another special day. My daughter and family, and son Greg will be here most of next week.

Midlife Mom said...

Those placecards are just wonderful!!! Do you have a pattern for them or did you make one up yourself? They are just the cutest thing!!!

That was so nice of you to do some cooking for your friend and I am sure she appreciated it so much. I wish I had one of those cupcakes right now to munch on instead of this sugar free jello that I have been eating....... :o(

So glad to hear that Bruce is doing better. I do hope he gets to go to skilled care soon so that he can start on his rehab. It's been a long road but what a miracle that he survived the accident! The power of prayer!!!!

Monogram Queen said...

How sweet are you and I love the cupcakes AND the placecards! Ca-yute!!!! Happy Thanksgiving my dear, sweet friend!

Cheryl Wray said...

How CUTE are those Thanksgiving cards? I love them! And you know how I feel about those cupcakes. :-)

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!!!!