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Monday, December 5, 2011

MONDAY... MONDAY...

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.. 

HOMEMADE TOMATO SALAD DRESSING..
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..
Puree...

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


11 comments:

  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 !

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  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.
    Angela

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  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.

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  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.

    :)Vicki

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  5. I LOVE what you said about Mondays...an 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

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  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!
    Hugs!

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  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!

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  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!
    Kendra

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  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. ♥

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  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!
    Christine

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  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

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