Friday, March 11, 2016

TID BITS AND ODDS AND ENDS


This is my little work station where I do my blogging.


Just had a craving for scones this morning, so made a double batch of Cranberry/white chocolate/walnut.  Was out of powdered sugar so no drizzle... how sad is that?


The balcony is looking so nice.  All my plants are sprouting new leaves and life!


This is the first time in years I haven't decorated for Easter.  The only thing I did was put my Bunny Welcome sign on the balcony.


I took a "selfie" today, and then noticed the back of my head in the mirror behind me.  Can't believe how much my hair has grown since my cut.


Made an old fashioned oven dinner tonight.  Meatloaf and scalloped potatoes.  The taste of home.  Growing up we had this at least once a week.  When raising our kids on a tight budget, we had it often too.  No one complained.  I love leftover meatloaf in a sandwich.  That will be lunch tomorrow.

That was my Thursday!  What did you do today?

23 comments:

  1. Your balcony looks wonderful! As do you!

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    1. Thanks! Our balcony is like having an extra room, I call it my Sun Room.

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  2. Love your little Thursday tour!
    Pretty photo of you, and that mug cracks me up.
    No drizzle? What's the world coming to?
    We, too, used to have meatloaf and scalloped potatoes quite regularly growing up. Yummm, I can taste it now.
    Didn't do much during the day. I attended an opera at the University of Toronto last night. "Paul Bunyan" by Benjamin Britten. The students did a great job. I had performed in a selected scene version of it 30 years ago (!), so it was fun to see the complete work.

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    1. Dear Suza ~ I envy you (in the good way) your Opera and Musical life. That would be mine in a dream world. I have always been over dramatic, and sometimes to my embarassement. HaHa. I would have loved to join you at the University last night. What a wonderful Thursday you had...And to see a part you had played years ago. I am seeing more and more why we "connected" through blogging.

      I'm already getting hungry for that meatloaf sandwich.

      Have a wonderful day. Hugs

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  3. Your scones look amazing as does your dinner! I love spring, my favourite season!

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    1. I used to think scones were hard to make, but then a friend gave me a recipe that is easy peasy so I make then quite often. I love spring too.

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  4. Poor sad little scones. I'm sure you'll have them fixed up in no time.
    I love your balcony and your weather is looking nice. We're cold again today, but that didn't stop me from meeting up with my sister and going for another walk. Now if only I could get my Fitbit to connect to my computer.
    :0)

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    1. HaHa, I bought powdered sugar today...it's not too late..HaHa.
      This is a nice time of year for the balcony. Everything so "green".
      You are doing a lot of walking...that is so great. Good for you.

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  5. Enjoyed the tidbits that you shared today. I am always excited to see the baking that others do. I love scones but never have made them. Those look delicious!

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    1. Thanks Carol. I love making scones, and my recipe is very simple. Same recipe, but sometimes I use dried apricots, sometimes cranberries or raisins..lots of combinations.

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  6. Wanda, Your hair is beautiful. Scones, one of my favorite breakfast treats. Actually I could eat them any time. LOL. Meatloaf is one of our best dinners here...we also love the left-overs. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie...I have really thick hair, and it seems to be graying nicely with natural highlights. I'm a dark auburn by birth, and this is how it's grayed without putting anything on itl. I am blessed, as it's easy to work with.

      Had that leftover sandwich today..it was good too.

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  7. I make meatloaf quite often since my husband loves it. But there are never leftovers! Ha, ha. Your balcony is just lovely. I love spring. I haven't decorated for Easter either.

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    1. HaHa...I have learned to make dinners for two now that we are retired. It was a small meatloaf, but enough for one sandwich today.

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  8. Just call those drizzle-less scones the diet version! hahaha....They do look wonderful!

    Your meatloaf dinner sounds wonderful. We love to make sandwiches from the leftovers...if there are any leftovers here!

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    1. Yes, the diet version...but not for long, I picked up powdered sugar today. HaHa.

      Made that sandwich. We split it, and now the meatloaf is no more. :(

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  9. I love your hair!!! You are so beautiful and my favorite posts are always those with a pic of you or your beloved!!!

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    1. Thanks Linda. I do have good hair, very thick and very straight. So I either have a soft perm, or use hot rollers or curling iron. I've always like "big" hair. HaHa.

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  10. Ummmm, yumm, meatloaf and scalloped potatoes. Love it and it's one of Dave's favorites. I'll have to make it for him when I return from Mexico.
    Great post with the "tidbits". You have made such cute little nooks and crannies in your Tree House.
    P.S. Your hair looks beautiful ad so do you. Terrific selfie.

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    1. Well if I lived closer, I'd make Dave some meatloaf and scalloped taters while your in Mexico.
      Yes, we have have some cute nooks and crannies in our Tree House. That's good, cause I have lots of "trinkets" to put in those nooks. HaHa. Hugs...Thick hair helps.

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  12. Wanda, I never know if you actually ever see these comments left on older posts, but I try to go back and "catch up" as time permits and would love to hear your replies. (BTw, I set comment moderation on any comments on posts that are older than 5 days so I am sure to always see them.)

    Anyway, I love "meatloaf and scalloped potatoes!" Yum. Unlike you, I never grew up having EITHER of these but as soon as i did xp them (here), loved them ever since, and yes, wonderful in sandwiches. Funny thing is, I can;t even recall the last time I had these. :(

    I SO love your cosy balcony. I can only imagine how inviting and cool that place must be with the warmth there, and how lovely to hear the children play. I used to live near a playground adn so loved to hear their play.

    Well, you know, no drizzle on your scones is actually the CORRECT, or should I say, traditional English way to make them! There shouldn't be any granulated sugar on top. The only sweetness is from the raisins baked within (if you have those) adn of course the strawberry jam and clotted cream (or butter) spread on the inside once slide horizontally. :)

    Oh boy, as Janice noted, I really do have such a sweet tooth!

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