Wednesday 31 October 2018

Too Cute to Spook....

Happy Halloween from the cutest...
Beauty and the Beast...
and scariest Dracula...


Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Misty Morning....

Im loving my 6am walks
even on mornings like this..
Damp.. chilly.. misty..and slighty spooky
ideal for Halloween..
and it reminds me so much of my life back in the Uk
I think Autumn has finally arrived

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Monday 29 October 2018

Whats For Dinner ~ Meal Plan Monday

Can someone please tell me where October has gone. In a blink of an eye its just a couple of days til November.. just a few weeks til Thanksgiving... and then it will be Christmas... hooray!!. Its true that as you get older..time goes faster. So..make the most of every minute.

Another full week for me. Whats on the agenda? Well.... A couple of 6 mile walks are planned..the first one at 6am this morning. A doctors appointment for a three month cancer check up this afternoon.. Im sure all is well on that score.  Tomorrow Im helping to prepare and pack food boxes for the homeless.  I have a bit of canning ..a bit of baking and some more dehydrating to do in the kitchen. I have to make progress with my Christmas sewing...even tho my hands are quite stiff and sore. Bible study and Fellowship at church on Thursday and DMV again Friday. And then the highlight of the week on Saturday .... spending time with MrD... Im not sure what he has planned. How on earth did I fit it all in when I was working outside the home

This weeks meals are mainly leftovers from my freezer as I would like to clean it out ready for the coming season.

Have a great week ...and here's this weeks dinner menu...

Weekly Plan - 29th October 2018
Monday             Crock pot Pork and Apples

Tuesday             Beef Empanadas, Salad, Guacamole

Wednesday        Chicken Chow Mien

Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese, Bacon, Baked Potatoes

Turkey Burgers, 

Saturday            Day Out with Hubby

Sunday               Roast Chicken, Roasted Veggies.

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Cousins Conversation......

Hey!! Hey!! Wake up!!
I have another fun play date planned!!

Are you kidding me?
Ok.. all you have to do is follow my lead

 Shes getting far too enthusiastic...
this may be a mistake!
So first thing we do is.. feet up... catch..release...
and repeat! Got it?

Get me out of here!
Ah ha!.. just looking cute didnt work..
so I have a devious plan!
This is fun!!!
What do you think H ?
Hang on a sec....
He was here a minute ago!
H !!  H !!
Where did you goooo ??
If I stay very still... she wont see me.
Wake me up at lunchtime please someone!

Love and Hugs.....

Monday 15 October 2018

Whats For Dinner ~ Meal Plan Monday

And so begins the last few days of my 55th year...and what an eventful year it was. Winning my battle with cancer.. an exciting, eventful trip back to England and the most blessed of gifts.. two new grandbabies. I wonder what my 56th year will bring?

This week I have a few things to look forward too. Some gentle walks with my dear friend who is back from her cruise today.. Ladies Bible study and fellowship at our church (which I always enjoy).. and a trip out to a huge craft fair on Saturday. And  of course a Birthday date with MrD after church on Sunday. Time spent with my sweet hubby is always something to cherish.

So I better get myself into gear... and start these house chores. Have a wonderful week.. and here is this weeks dinner menu plan

Weekly Plan - 15th October 2018
Monday             Corn Flake Chicken Fingers, Oven Baked Potato Wedges, Peas

Tuesday             Beef Empanadas, Salad, Guacamole

Wednesday        Chicken And Spinach Pasta Bake

Cauliflower Cheese, Bacon, Baked Potatoes

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers, 

Saturday            Day Out with Friends

Sunday               Birthday Dinner

Saturday 13 October 2018


At just after one oclock this morning...
I was awoken by a strange sound..
and I just had to go investigate.
It was raining!
the first time for seven long months!
Silly me...I actually stood in it for a few minutes
and loved it.
I dont expect it will last long
but today the air is cooler and fresher
Maybe Autumn has arrived at last!
Thank you Lord!

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Friday 12 October 2018

Country Club Crafts

It seems to be the season for craft fairs...
they are popping up everywhere
This one was held at the local Country Golf Club...
and for mainly Halloween and collectables
I didnt buy anything...
but was tempted by some of the Fall stuff..
I just loved looking at everything..and getting ideas
Unlike my friend who came away with this lovely pillow and a few other treasures
Im saving my pennies for the next one

 Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Thursday 11 October 2018

In the Kitchen... Apple Pie Filling!!

Its been a busy couple of days in the old kitchen..
the dehydrator has been earning its keep 
taking care of.. amongst other things... 
the peppers I bought at the Farmers Market 
3 for a dollar...a bargain!
When done they look so pretty in the jar...almost like candy

Im getting to be a bit of a dehydrating fiend!!

Easy Freezer Apple Pie Filling
Hubbys workmate brought more apples. They were not too hard so I decided to make Apple Pie Filling for the freezer ready for when we have pie in the next couple of weeks. Its lovely because the sugar, flour and juices meld together to make its own caramely sauce. Simple...and smells delicious

1cup brown sugar 
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup corn starch
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of salt

  • Thinly  peel and slice apple into a bowl of water and lemon juice
  • When ready drain and put back into the bowl
  • Add all the ingredients
  • Mix well 
  • Divided into ziplock bags and press out as much air as you can before sealing
  • Freeze for up to 6 months

Love and Hugs 
Phoebe x