It's been a couple weeks since I've posted. I needed some time to get away and rest, my mind and spirit.
My hubby and I rented a log cabin, built in 1935, at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park. I was blessed to have my teenage grandson come and house sit and care for our pets. It helped to have a few days to just rest and relax.
City of Pine Mountain,Georgia above
City of Warm Springs,Georgia, below.
The trees are blooming and there's hope for Spring to be here soon. I believe Thursday is the first day of Spring.
I did see a robin jumping around on the ground outside our cabin, while I sat in the rocking chair on the screened in porch. Doesn't this mean spring is coming!
As I meditate on those words from a little book my friend gave me years ago, I realize the truth of in each word. The beauty in all that's around us. The snow and ice has melted away and the daffodils are blooming and soon the trees will be all dressed in green. The smell of flowers in the air, with children laughing and playing, brings joy to my heart.
I picked a bouquet of daffodils to brighten up the table. Made myself a cup of tea and a plate with banana cake and strawberries. I whipped up some fresh heavy cream. I didn't bake the cake, it's a Sara Lee Snack Cake, A nice quiet time to ponder my thoughts is always a treat. With all the problems in this world and in our own daily lives, it's good to take a time to be alone to clear our thoughts.
I had ALL my children and grandchildren for Sunday Dinner yesterday, yes ALL 14! My daughter loves Meat Loaf but her husband doesn't..she ask me to make meat loaf...so I did, but made her hubby two burger patties and brown gravy. It isn't easy making a meal for that many people, especially since half of them doesn't like the same things. I really feel like "Grandma's Restaurant" sometimes when they all want different things. My daughter,Gina, came to the rescue and bought KFC chicken strips..That made the children happy.
This is the meatloaf that I made.
If you haven't watched The Pioneer Woman on Food Network
then you are missing some Good recipes'. This was the first time I have made meat loaf by this recipe, and it was so good. It was juicy and tender. It is wrapped in bacon, yes, I didn't get it wrong, Bacon! I think that's what made it so juicy along with all the other ingredients that I would never thought to put in a meatloaf. You can find the recipe here. I hope you'll give it a try. You'll be happy you did!