Friday, December 7, 2012

Family time...

Good Evening, my dears.. 
How is your weekend going? 
Just a wee posting to share my day with you.. 
Our youngest son called and said they would like to come out tonight to celebrate my birthday as he would be working next week.. 
It was great as I had a turkey in cooking.. 
They were on sale yesterday and we thought it would be nice to cook one and have some leftovers for the next bit as it is such a busy time and I don't think we really get tired of turkey.. 
Out they all came.. 
Dustin, Veronique and two sweet wee boys.. 

Loaded with presents and birthday cake.. 
A lovely plant and picture for my big day.. 

I had made a couple of loaves of bread when I knew they were coming.. 

One white and one 12 grain.. 
Both no knead, of course.. 
They like to take a loaf home with them.. smile.. 
What are mamas for?  Right?  

So we had turkey and all the trimmings.. 

We just ate in the kitchen.. 
Very casual and fun.. 
Dustin does not live far from us so we see them quite a bit.. 
So nice on Friday night to have your family come for supper.. 

The two wee boys love cookies.. 

So I made a batch of 
Great Gram Henry's Dent Cookies.. 

1 3/4 cups of brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening 
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt 
1 tsp. of baking soda in 1/2 cup of hot water.. 
Stir well and add 2 3/4  cups of flour.. 
Roll in balls and make a dent with your thumb.. 
Fill with homemade jam or jelly.. 
Sprinkle on some sugar if desired.. 
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10 minutes..
These are one Dustin's faves.. 

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends.. 
Looking forward to hearing from you... 

God Bless... 


  1. It is wonderful when we are blessed to have family time.Happy early Birthday to you sweet Faye.Lovely cake and plant,the birthday song is just precious.My goodness but I wish I could bake bread as well as you(someday,grin).Thanks so much for the cookie recipe they look yummy.Hugs,Jen

    1. Thanks, Jenn.. Loved having you for a visit.. The bread is easy.. 3 minutes ties it up.. grin..

  2. Awww happy birthday, Faye! I tried to watch the video but it just came up black with the words "this video is private". :( Oh well. I am sure it sounded wonderful, anything in French does! I like the name "dent cookies" - we call them thumbprints and they are my favorite Christmas cookie to make and eat. xo

    1. Hi Barbara.. Thanks for visiting and I think I fixed the video... Hope you try again as it is so cute.
      God bless my friend.. xo

  3. Hello Dear Heart.....What a pretty, sweet cake and a beautiful cyclamen plant for your birthday get-together with some of your family tonight. Spur of the moment dinners are so much better than planned ones. I love it when my son comes home to see his Mama! Makes me feel so special. We make the thunbprint cookies...I have heard them called dent ccookies. My kids and their kids love them, too. Faye, you put me to are so ambitious! BUT...I just love to see what you are doing. So keep on doing what you are doing...okay, Dear?

    1. Hi dear Sue..
      Thanks for your sweet visit and comment.. I do not get nearly enough done.. It sounds better then it

  4. Morning Faye, what a wonderful family evening, love that.The boys are to cute. The bread, cake and cookies look so yummy, got to go get something to eat now. Blessings Francine.

  5. Happy Birthday Faye,
    Loved the clip of the boys. Grandkids are so much fun, going to snatch up one of mine today and see what kind of fun and giggles we muster up.
    Hugs, Tisha

  6. Happy pre birthday Faye;

    It looks like you had a lovely visit. The boys were sweet in the video.


  7. Impromptu family gatherings are always fun and at least you were prepared with a turkey in the oven. The bread and cookies look delicious. Have a wonderful birthday on 'the' day next week. Blessings for the year ahead! Hugs, Pam

  8. BONNE FETE Faye Henry, early. Today is my baby boy's 9th birthday. I think the boys should have taught Terry the words so he could have helped them sing- lol

  9. So glad you fixed the link! So cute those two are! xo

  10. So glad you had a lovely evening early Birthday dinner with your loved ones - so blessed indeed!
    God bless

  11. Love, love, love the Happy Birthday in French!

  12. What a sweet start to your weekend. You're a nice Mom and a great cook.

  13. What a sweet day you must have had. Happy early Birthday to you, dear lady.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  14. Happy Birthday, Faye... sounds like you had some wonderful food and I know you enjoyed being with your family. I loved the video... I know that was a special treat for you! :)

  15. Happy Birthday! Blessings to you from Ringle, Wisconsin.

  16. Happy birthday, sweet Faye.
    How wonderful to have family, good food, and sweet singing to help you celebrate your birthday.

    Hope you are enjoying this wonderful Christmas season.

  17. Happy birthday, God belss you this year. I love that child voices. The kids sing it here also in 4 languages.

    Welcome to see our windmill.

  18. Beautiful! The breads look delicious! I am so glad they could come. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  19. My Goodness! Everything looks so Yummy!
    Happy Birthday to You!

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  21. Bonne fête, Faye !

    Love the video... REALLY cute kids :)