My husband has accepted a great new position in New Haven, CT. We're excited about the prospect of a new home and I'll still be close enough to my NJ friends to stay in close touch.
My buddy, Jill, made me this cute Valentine present. Isn't it terrific? It it were played in Scrabble on a double word score, with a 7 tile bonus, it would be worth 84 points!!
It came is this adorable vintage valentine bag, complete with pink doily - too sweet! Thanks Jilly.
At the Garden State Quilters guild meeting Judy gave me this beautiful Danish Christmas plate after seeing them on my blog. I was so touched! Thank you Judy! It is extra special because we don't have this year, and it has the 2 beautiful swans and it came to me the week of my Anniversary!
Here is my favorite "almost from scratch" bread recipe. Here at our place we just call it Green Bread, but it's really Pesto Cheese bread.
1 16 oz pkg of hot roll mix
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs shredded provolone cheese (I usually use asiago, cause I like it)
1 1/4 cups HOT water
1 large egg
3.5 oz. pesto (use can use fresh or jarred)
Combine roll mix, yeast packet from the mix and 1/2 cup shredded cheese in a large mixing bowl.
Add the hot water and egg and beat 2 minutes at medium with an electric mixer (the kitchen aid works best). Add pesto and blend.
Cover and lest rise in a warm place for 30 mins or until doubled in size.
Stir dough 25 strokes (isn't that weird?) with a wooden spoon and spoon dough into a greased (I use pam) 2 qt casserole.
Sprinkle with 2 Tbs cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 mins or until nicely browned.
Let cool somewhat before slicing - if you can :)
The first night I usually serve it with a pasta dish. After that it's every man for himself until its gone.
and just for fun if you missed it -
Here is Banana Joe, an affenpinscher, who won the Westminster Dog Show's Best in Show.
"Yea, I'm kinda a big deal, even if I fit inside one of my trophies".....
Happy Friday everyone and have a wonderful weekend!