Friday, April 15, 2016

Asparagus Bundles

We made these for Easter and everybody loved them.  I got the recipe off of a Trisha Yearwood show.
Asparagus is starting to come up here good now so hope we get to make several more.

2 pounds fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
12 slices bacon
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Divide asparagus spears into 12 bundles.  Carefully wrap 1 piece of bacon around each bundle, starting about 1/2 " from the bottom of the tips.  Secure bacon wrapped spears with a toothpick.  Lay the bundles in a low sided casserole dish.

In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, garlic salt and pepper.  Bring the mixture to a boil.  Pour the hot sugar mixture over the asparagus bundles.  Put into the oven and roast until the spears have begun to wilt and the bacon looks fully cooked.  About 25 minutes.  Remove toothpicks.

Depending on the size of spears for the time.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Few more miscellaneous






Allens birthday was March 20th.  He enjoys deer hunting, fishing, we have some sheep and then gardening.  Wish they would of had colorful veggies but...  I also said if they could get a little blonde girl on it but they weren't sure how to do it.

On Good Friday Grandpa and Teigan planted jelly beans to come up on Easter.  I don't have a picture of it but we put small individual bags on popsicle sticks for Easter Day.  Only about 12 and put them where the jelly beans were planted.

Teigan wanted milk yesterday afternoon.  She uses straws often but this was a first and she thought it was hilarious--needless to say the straw went bye bye.

Micellaneous Shots














Teigans Easter Basket(s), I love bluebirds and we put up several houses for them. Easter lilies at the farm (my great grandparents place where we have some sheep) they line the front of the yard also-have since I was little.  Teigan with her dad and other grandpa at our house for Easter.  My grandparents bowl.  Was always the potatoe salad bowl and grandma did her top like that and it was also the popcorn bowl.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Cadbury Creme Egg Dip

Came from the Woman's World magazine and Sara Zenner from BitznGiggles.com

Using a knife, chop up 12 mini Cadbury Eggs, set aside.
With a hand mixer beat 4 oz. cream cheese (softened), and 7 ozs. Marshmallow Fluff.  Add 12 ozs. Cool Whip thawed mixing until combined.  In microwave safe bowl heat 4 unwrapped full sized Cadbury Eggs until softened and starting to melt.  Add the softened eggs to Fluff mixture.  Gradually add in chopped mini eggs and mix until combined.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Garnish with a Cadbury Egg split in half and serve with sliced apples, giant marshmallows or your favorite dipper.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Beautiful Sunday outside time







Last year you couldn't keep Teigan out of mud puddles but today she didn't want in them cuz her boots would get dirty and then when she did go the water was hot! 

Later in the day Teigan and I went back out to pick a few flowers and it started raining really  good on us!!!

Spring Blooms Starting






The last week or so has been bringing plants to start greening up.  The forsythia (I know that spelling I butchered it) bush is big with only these blooms so far.  Some daylilies starting up, Easter lilies got froze but some are still blooming.  Last picture is the lilac bush.  I brought a start of this from my MIL's when she died back in '95 and it has years that it blooms and some not.  Lost the middle part of it.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Egg Shirt

I made this for Teigan.  Not perfect by far but with her moving around if she wears it---it will be fine.  The shirt itself has puckers at the top along neck.  Couldn't find a plain colored short sleeve shirt besides it.  Was going to ruffle the ribbon and sew it on but I wanted to see the ribbon colors so used decorative stitches. Got and egg template from internet and then sized it down.