These are a few of my decorations for Mardi Gras. I love the Venetian masks and the romantic ideas of the Masquerade balls.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
A week ago I was going to bake a red velvet cake for my clients birthday. I brought a box of Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake over and a canister of cream cheese frosting. When I went to make the cake I added one extra egg and Substituted egg nog in place of the water the package called for. This was the best Red Velvet cake anyone had ever tasted. It was moist and flavorful. It was a winner.
So next time you make a red velvet cake consider adding egg nog ( I used Horizon Brand egg nog) and an additional extra large egg.
Auracana Chicken eggs in pretty pastel colors, fresh local honey,mandarin balsamic vinegar, chipotle goat cheese
Burgandy carrots (burgandy colored on the outside orange on the inside) and green onions being roasted in butter with fresh rosemary.
The past 2 Sundays I have made it to Galveston for the farmers market. I am enjoying it very much. I love the intersting things I find.
I used to always cook at home. The past few months though I have gotten away from it. I have noticed that my pets who normally eat what ever I cook have had to rely on there regular store bought pet food and I have noticed that they have put on weight and poop 10x more, than they did when they had dry dog food available but ate more home cooking. People say that dogs should not have people food but if the person is eating healthy how can it be bad for the dog. My dogs will eat what ever I eat whether its a chunk of watermelon or a piece of steak.
I love having chickens. They all have personalities and they are just a joy to watch. I would have never guessed how much happiness they give. A chicken doesn't miss anything, they see everything and they are very curious little creatures.
While cleaning out the fridge after Christmas there was a full pumpkin pie left over. So I put it out in the yard , figuring the Chickens or dogs would take care of it. It was to cute watching chickens eat a pie...lol Sally our Golden Retriever finished up the left overs.
Kathy in her fancy white snow bunny hat
Antler arch lit up at night
Antler arch. The arches are truly made of real antlers. I did not know that antlered animals shed there horns each year and grew new ones. In Jackson the Boy Scouts scour the woods and find antlers that they sell at an auction in the town square. This is their biggest fundraiser. I thought that was really cool and I am glad to know the former owners of these antlers are still living happily in the woods.
I just loved this photo of the Noble Pig at Cafe Genevieve in Downtown Jackson