Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Take 5 pears, any kind (or as many as you need), and cut them in half, top to bottom. Cut the core out of each half. Put aluminum foil down on the grill, and as it warms up, coat it with butter-flavor Crisco (or the regular kind - they both work). Make sure you have enough foil so you can fold it back on itself halfway; and DO coat the whole thing. Then sprinkle on cinnamon-sugar, a nice coating of it - so you almost can't see the foil through it. Then lay the pears on the cinnamon-sugar, cut side down. Sprinkle more sugar mix on top of the pears (the skin side), fold the foil over top, and crimp the edges a bit. The coals were running about 225 degrees at this point, and I left the pears on for about 30 minutes. When you finish your dinner, you'll have soft, warm, caramelized pears just begging for a scoop of vanilla ice cream! ENJOY!
(Thanks to stresscake.wordpress.com for the photo - everyone ate mine so quickly, I couldn't get a good picture, but that's exactly what they looked like! Next time...)
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Love to all!
(ps - Happy Anniversary, love! We miss you - everyone's asking about you, and we're waiting for you to come home!)
Sunday, May 19, 2013
I know I'm slacking lately; just when I should be writing daily because there's so much going on, there's so much going on I can't seem to keep up! So I'll backtrack a little, and get everyone up to date.
Last Sunday was really lovely; actually, my Mom's day started Friday night, since Cody and I went dancing and then out for drinks with some friends from dance class. We haven't been 'out' with another couple in a while - or at all - so it was spontaneous and fun! Saturday Bethany's LAX game was cancelled, so we got to relax a little, but I had a wedding to sing for, so I went to work. Then some shopping on the way home, dinner together, and then Hans took me to a Ladies & Lads dance at school. And he actually danced with me!
Sunday, after church, we headed out to Longwood Gardens. We stopped at a huge nursery on the way there (one I'd always wanted to visit), and found the Lantana that we've been looking for ever since leaving NC. It was one of the plants we'd had out front and Hans has been asking for them. So after a few plant purchases, we stopped at Mile High where Cody had made lunch reservations; it was wonderful! Finally, onto Longwood Gardens; it was CHILLY. Especially for May! But we had a lovely time; everyone took lots of pictures, and we just enjoyed being outside, together. It seemed like a while since we'd just hung out together... That evening we heated up leftovers, watched Once, and ended a really great Mother's Day. Oh - and I got some Coconut Coffee, the Les Miserables dvd (which is great, but still not as good as seeing it live), and a really awesome 'garden' hat. You'll see in the picture.
I hope all my friends who are mother's, plan to be mother's, and/or have mother's (which is everybody), had a great day. Remember, hug a mom - every day you can!
Love to all...
Friday, February 8, 2013
Right now the blizzard is coming through downtown Philly; I had dance class tonight while Josh and Cody went to a play (a requirement for Josh's acting class). The snow was really starting to come down, but just as we passed the airport, it was almost nothing. So fresh powder in the Poconos tomorrow! Hahahaha...
Our thoughts are with all the people further north and in Canada who are being hit by the storm. We're praying for your safety, and that everyone is watched over. And hi to my parents, down in sunny Florida - THIS is why you're down there! <insert diabolical laughter>.
BTW... I did it! The Social Sec. Admin. acknowledged that I DID NOT have to pay back the overpayment they gave Josh. YAY!!!! Thanks Dad, for making me so stubborn.
Love to all...
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I hope that things are well with everyone else - my parents, who were out of communication for a while; Cindy, whom I desperately need to call; and all the people affected by Sandy. Our prayers are with all of you.
On a lighter note, the picture of Tucker is so cozy... I wish I could be a cat!
Love to all...
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I never imagined I'd be fitting Bethany with a mouthpiece... : 0
|Bethany is the tall one in back, just left of center!|
Saturday, June 2, 2012
We're starting the celebration for Hans' birthday tomorrow. So we went bowling, then out for dinner, riding our bikes the whole way! It was a great day! Now Bethany is at a black-light birthday party until 11:00. I'm gonna have to watch out - my kids are getting to have better social lives than Cody and I.