Monday, December 5, 2011


Good Evening one and all..
Just a short post tonight.. Today was a lovely warm day here but the temps are supposed to be getting much cooler with some snow ..
As you may know I love Mondays.. A long week ahead full of potential.. smile.. 
We had company today.. My Mom and Step-Dad dropped by for lunch and we had a lovely visit.. My Mom looked sweet.. I should have taken her picture.. smile.. 
There is no one I would rather cook for than her.. She always loves everything and tells me I am the best cook she knows.. grin.. 
Today, I made a Chinese Casserole, Bread, and a Garden Salad with a Homemade Tomato Dressing which she loved.. She took the rest home along with the recipe.. smile.. And a Chocolate Oatmeal Cake for dessert..

Terry is still painting and I am still puttering away.. 
This is the Dining Room this evening..

Sorry about the quality of the pic but I could not get a good one because of the lighting, I guess..
I worked on a little table scape today..
Using some homemade type cloches.. 
I am not sure this is what I want..
More on that later.. 
Here is the recipe for the dressing in case you would like to try it.. 

In a small food chopper or food processor put
1/2 cup of good mayonnaise
2 T. red wine or apple cider vinegar
2 T. olive or canola oil
1/3 cup of chopped onion
1/2 cup of seeded tomato
3 sprigs of fresh parsley
salt and pepper..

Thank you dear friends for your visit..
As always, I look forward to hearing from you..
Have a blessed evening wherever that may be..


  1. Faye I love your header ! YUMMY all that food sounds soo good . Your photo looks good , looks like a cozy and warm living room ! love your decorations ! Your mum sounds sweet, just like you ! Have a wonderful evening !

  2. Faye,You are so blessed to have your Mom with you still. Today was a sad one for me. Mother's pastor dropped by to see how I was doing since her passing and we talked of her quite a bit. Although her mind had been gone for a few months and she was not the Mother I could communicate with, she was there and I still had my mother. I know she is happy and not blind today, but I still miss her. After he left I went and visited the grave site. Tonight I have peace and am feeling better. Just hug your Mom tight. Your meal sounded wonderful. Thanks for sharing the dressing. My Holly will love it. You have a blessed Tuesday.

  3. Good Evening Faye,
    How wonderful to have a visit with your mom and step-dad.
    Sounds like you get a lot of your warmth and kindness from your mom :)

    Thanks for sharing that yummy recipe too.

    Have a wonderful night.
    I'm off to knit a bit and sit by the fire :)
    It has been super cold here, with temperatures in the negative.

  4. Hi, Faye, your evening cooking for your Mom sounds so nice and your Mom does too. :) Your dining room decorations look wonderful.

    I hope you have a great week.


  5. I LOVE what you said about entire week full of potential! THAT's going to be my new Monday moto..instead of gggrr..another week of work..LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Katie

  6. Hi dear Faye! That tomato dressing sounds wonderful. I'm still picking the lettuce I have growing in pots on my porch, so that dressing would be yummy. Think I'll try it tomorrow!

  7. That quote about Mondays would look wondrful stitched on a sampler! So glad you had a good visit with your Mom. What a blessing! The recipe sounds so good! I think I simply "must" try this one! Hope all your days are just as joy filled!

  8. I am starting to collect my recipes for our family Christmas (20-25 people) and I always make homemade dressings and send the leftovers home with my BIL as his gift, he is going to love this one. Thank you Faye.
    I agree with Annie, I think I am going to get out my thread right now!

  9. Hi, Faye~
    So nice that you could visit with your mom, and cook for her. Your recipe sounds delicious. I love tomatoes. The chocolate oatmeal cake sounds yummy too!
    The picture you shared is so pretty. I enjoy all the lovely decorations of the Christmas season. Hope you're having a wonderful week. ♥

  10. I'm getting behind in my blog reading... apologies for missing your last post.
    There's no one like a dear sweet mother - it's wonderful that she is well again and can come for a visit.
    Have a lovely week!

  11. It sounds like you had a good day, my friend. Your mom sounds very sweet, and your tomato dressing sounds yummy, I may have to make it. I think my husband would like it.
    Hugs, Cindy