Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Just One Word

I do these things when I get bored.
They have no importance or consequence.
They just amuse me for a few minutes.

Just One Word


It's not as easy as you might think. Remember, one word answers:

1. Where is your mobile phone? Bag
2. Your significant other? Funny
3. Your hair? Long
4. Your mother? Friend
5. Your father? Missed
6. Your favorite thing? Home
7. Your dream last night? Lost
8. Your favorite drink? Hefeweizen
9. Your dream/goal? Lottery
10. The room you're in? Living
11. Your ex? Exes
12. Your fear? Loneliness
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Traveling
14. Where were you last night? Home
15. What you're not? Short
16. Muffins? Please
17. One of your wish list items? dog
18.Where you grew up? desert
19. The last thing you did? dishes
20. What are you wearing? pajamas
21. Your TV? Nick's
22. Your pets? kitties!
23. Your computer? New
24. Your life? Good
25. Your mood? Content
26. Missing someone? Dad
27. Your car? Clean
28. Something you're not wearing? Socks
29. Favorite Store? Target
30. Your summer? Uneventful
31. Like someone? Nick
32. Your favorite color? green
33. When is the last time you laughed? Yesterday
34. Last time you cried? Months
35. Who will/would re-post this? Ha!

If you play along let me know. I would enjoy seeing your answers.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tea for two or 10

I had a nice weekend.
After fearing I had pink eye (turns out it was more likely an allergy to a new mascara - see makeup IS evil!), I was mostly OK by Saturday.
Which was good since I planned to have people over Sunday for lunch.
My friends, Eric and Heather, were in town from Wisconsin.
They moved there a few years ago and it is always nice to see them.
They brought their sons Kyle and newborn Bruce.

So I offered to host a lunch for them. It was a quasi tea party. But not too girly since there would be dudes there, too.

It ended up being about 10 people with them, some of their friends and family and my sister and nephew.

I made two kinds of sandwiches: smoked salmon with wasabi cream cheese and a turkey meatloaf.

Yes. Meatloaf tea sandwiches. They really are very tasty. And you can always call them something else if you are put off by the term meatloaf.

Savory baked turkey on wheat with Dijon mayo? Sure. That works.

For these I just used my standard turkey meatloaf recipe and made that into cute finger sandwiches with the crusts cut off.

I had coffee, pomegranate lemonade and four kinds of tea. It was quite nice.

I also made a walnut-pear sour cream cake and a super, super tasty (and super, super easy) tomato tart.

To see the recipes for those, just click on the names of them above and you will be taken to All That and She Cooks, Too.

And that is pretty much all I did all weekend.

My other accomplishments were cleaning up after the guests left Sunday and washing my car on Monday. Yep, all by myself. No car wash this time.

Of course, it is supposed to rain tomorrow. Of course.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Petal pushing

I have some friends visiting this week from Wisconsin
and they are coming to the house tomorrow for a tea sort of thing.
I went to the farmers market today and saw some daisies that
I thought would brighten up the room a bit.
I love daisies. They come in such great colors.
I chose orange...
And pink...
Then I decided to do a bit more than
just sticking them in a vase.
I had some empty tea tins that I thought would
make a nice base for some arrangements.
I added some rosemary and lavender from the yard.

I think they came out really nice.
I used some floral oasis block to keep the flowers upright in the tins
and then just arranged them until they looked nice,
but not too full and not too sparse.
Maybe floral arranging can be my next career.