Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hay & Straw, and other random things…

My first randomness - a random mosaic including a few of my favorite things in the pie safe.

A favorite towel – a gift from a favorite young lady; Shamrock in a crock; Mama & baby donkey – treasures found by my dear mother at a recent antique show & sale (thanks Mom!); Grandma Winfree’s sugar “stove” (very precious to me); Hummel donkey & cart (my most favorite eBay find ever); yet another donkey with one of last summer’s hydrangeas; Greta Goose’s egg which was Pysanki-painted just beautifully by our very talented neighbor, Colleen.


Did everyone have a nice Easter? We had a dual celebration, also celebrating the Fiddler’s birthday on Sunday afternoon. I fixed a simple lunch on Easter called “Hay & Straw.” It’s a Taste of Home recipe, and you can find it here if you like. Very easy and delicious! And I love the name! It consists of julienned strips of ham, linguine, frozen peas, parmesan cheese, butter, whipping cream (I used half & half). I put it in the big slow cooker on buffet setting and it worked perfectly. Along with a salad, we were good to go. Or at least until later, when we all pigged out on an enormous white cake with heavenly frosting & ice cream.


I have big plans to do a Thursday Walkabout tomorrow. We have a few blooming trees now. We’re loving Spring, but it’s so overwhelming the amount of things that need to be done. Like… right now!  The only thing holding us back is all this rain, but that has allowed more time for Spring Cleaning. Speaking of which, back to work I go… the Purge continues!

Enjoy your day!



Unknown said...

I love your walk abouts!

Jackie said...

The Hay and Straw looks delicious. I was looking for a recipe to use up my leftover ham and this looks perfect...I'm so glad you posted this. All your donkey collectibles are really the mosaic.

Looking forward to your next spring walkabout.

I need to get some purging done too...maybe this weekend...but there is gardening to do...leaves to rake...weeds to pull...sigh...grin...I love spring!

See ya!


Anonymous said...

Thank you! The recipe looks easy AND yummy as well. Crock pot dishes are such an easy way to go in preparing a meal.

The donkeys are adorable! My sister has 2 real life mini donkeys... they're so full of character.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

I Love your walk abouts too! Love the photos you take. And I hear you with the amount of work that needs to be done in the spring, phew!! That looks yummy

Diana Ferguson said...

Will have to check out that recipe!

Down On The Farm said...

Looking forward to the walkabout because you always have such pretty pictures!! Your hay and straw looks like my kinda recipe!

Rachel said...

I love (of course) all the donkey figurines! Isn't spring wonderful? Our little pony-mule is so full of himself with the spring fever.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Always love your mosaics! Glad to see you posted. I was about to email you to check up!!
I love Tste of Home mag. But, I so wish they had never changed the layout. It was so old-fashioned before, and homey....

Busy, busy here, too. Winter lets us farm people be slackers and then, POOF. It is Spring!

Cannot wait for your walkabout! go...walk!

xo, misha

Carol............. said...

I need that towel for my kitchen......LOL.

That recipe is making me hungry and I just ate....I'll definitely will be making it soon.

Lois Christensen said...

Can't wait to see your pictures tomorrow! Sounds like a great Easter. I've heard of that recipe before, going to check it out again! Enjoy!

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Hello Tammy!
I have that recipe but I've never made I'll have to give it a try! Looking forward to seeing your 'walk about' take such beautiful pictures. Have a wonderful Thursday! Maura

Linda Stubbs said...

Hi Tammy, yes we had a wonderful Easter. All our family was together. Can't get better then that! I finally got fast internet and I am having so much fun going and visiting everyone!!! Just had to say hi! We have been eating ham everyday, every way you can imagine. Like the recipe you have here........... more ham?
So fun to stop by and say hi!

Blessings sweetie friend! Linda

Leah said...

The photo collage is very nice -- I especially like the Hummel donkey! Have a great week!

Melinda said...

Sounds like you had a great Easter. The easier the better I say.
Can't wait to see your pictures. Come by soon--miss you.


Rural Rambler said...

I love Thursday Walkabouts! The donkeys are adorable and I really like the saying on the towel. We have been so busy cleaning up outside I haven't had time to click one picture. I should stop and smell the spring flowers! Looking forward to your Spring shots on Flat Creek Farm!

Jayme Goffin, The Coop Keeper said...

That Hay and Straw looks yummy, but the name is cracking me up!

Boy, ain't it the truth that there's so much to do right now. Today is going to be super cold and rainy, so that will give me a break to get housework done!

Cheryl said...

First of all, I'm glad to see you back!! Missed you. The Hay and Straw really does look good, I will have to try it. I love all your photos!

Deanna said...

That Hay and Straw casserole looks delicous. The rain has moved on. Hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather!


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