Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Baked Beans Recipe

Baked Bean Recipe

1 Can Each Of: 
Pork 'n Beans
Kidney Beans
Lima Beans
Butter Beans

1/2 lb Bacon (or ground turkey, or ground beef)
1/2 Large Onion, chopped
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Ketchup

Drain all beans except pork 'n beans. Cook bacon and drain-reserving the grease. Cook onion in bacon grease. In baking dish combine all beans, sugars, ketchup, onions plus some of the bacon grease (2-4 tablespoons) and crumbled up bacon.
 Bake in 325 degree oven for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
(This recipe is easily doubled.)

This recipe is from my Mom's friend Gloria--and it is delicious! We served it at Brad's graduation and it got rave reviews--so, I posted it here for any who wanted it.

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I love homemaking!
Cooking, baking, gardening, sewing, laundry etc...
However, ironing is not one of my favs

I am curious about your ironing habits too. So, answer my Ironing Poll on the right and fill me in!
I never tried a poll before--it's my first! :)

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Just posting some random photos I was editing today...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Spring Really Is Bustin' Out All Over!

We planted things pretty early this year as it got warm early

Everything is doing well and is pretty established

We put a flag out that we snagged at a yard sale last year :)

These look purple, but they aren't they're BLUE

These tiny white flowers pictured above are actually growing on my moss!
It was taken really, really close up

My herbs in the pot are really thriving, tomato plant too!
(Cherry tomato)

Our blackberry plant has lots of blooms!

Our cranberry did too--the flowers are almost gone though
I waited too long to take a pic!

Cukes are getting some mature leaves

Brad's lettuce is so lush and green

Strawberries are being picked already

I really like the strawberry picture above

Briana's foxgloves above
and chamomile below are both blooming

I've had a hard time getting these squash plants going :/

This watermelon plant has speckled leaves, and the watermelon will
be speckled too...it's called Moon and Stars

Think I'll get any peaches off my new tree?

We planted these table grapes last year...can't wait to see what they're going to do!
The guys have to build me a trellis yet...

Hope your Spring is off to a good start!

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
Psalm 98:4

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Daddy's Day Off

My dear husband had off on Friday, and he chose to take us all to Lancaster for the day.
(It's one of his favorite places to go)
We did some different things this time than we usually do...we spent the day at Kitchen Kettle Village.
We really enjoyed the Christmas shoppe, it had a "Nativity Room"

The kids enjoyed the advent calendars

Lovely Christmas trees...

Lots of beautiful Nativity scenes
 (i really like the one above!)

This gorgeous old Swiss clock works! It is from the 1800's

Saw this old Ford while we were walking to a shop

This looks like our Chippy :)

It was a rainy day, but we managed a few snapshots

Loved this set up with the herbs inside!

How about this little Chihuahua with her tutu? lol

This was on one of the shops--I couldn't resist snapping it since it's our initial :0)

they had a Polish band playing Eidelweiss and other tunes...

It was raining or threatening rain off and on, but it didn't stop us from having
a lovely day!