Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday morning we woke up to 3" of snow! We got another 1/2" by the time we had to leave for church. This was taken from my upstairs bedroom window.

I never get tired of the way snow makes our driveway look like a winter wonderland.

Would you believe...when we arrived home around 1 o'clock...there wasn't a drop of snow to be found?! That's Maryland for you!
Anna and I have started back to selling our quilt kits on eBay. We're doing very well. We cleared $147 last week. We still don't have our website together, so we've decided to keep selling on eBay. We had to raise our prices to pay for eBay's fees...but so far that hasn't slowed down our sales. PTL
This past winter we went to a Christmas party where we ate tofu pockets filled with seasoned rice. They were made by a church friend who is of Japanese descent. Lizzie and I loved eating these pockets! So we asked Mitzi for the recipe.
Today Lizzie and I made some. We cooked 3 cups of sushi rice and seasoned it with 1/2 cup of seasoned mirin. The 16 pockets come in a can. These pockets are actually seasoned fried tofu. Fill the pockets with the rice, and eat. I guess you can tell there is absolutely no nutritional value in these pockets...but we loved them just the same.

This past month in my Western Horseman magazine, there was a recipe for Sparklin' Potatoes. This recipe is a variation of Sparkling Potatoes. Our family wasn't crazy about them. The only reason I tried the recipe was curiosity...since the recipe calls for 2 cans of Sierra Mist soda. I have to was hard to eat knowing there were 74 grams of sugar. Yuck!
This week I have been down in the basement going through my books in an effort to downsize my collection. I have about 20 grocery bagsful so far. I am giving the rest away on freecycle. Anna and I got a laugh at my listings...I cut and paste the same description in each listing, but changed the titles.

This week is unseasonably cold. We are burning lots of wood and pellets. My strawberries were blooming before the snow. Hopefully they will endure the weather.

Many blessings ~ Kathie

Lord, we are able, our spirits are Thine.
Remold them, make us, like Thee, divine.
Thy guiding radiance above us shall be
A beacon to God, to love and loyalty.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kathie...thanks for the recipe..just waiting for the right moment to make it..and I have never gone into Ebay...will have to give it a try...and the other site you mentioned...Free something?? I just love your blog..give me just a warm feeling to read it...I think I would enjoy your company ever day!!! and about the did the same thing here...heavy snow...and by noon...gone!!! poof...happy day from Ora in KY