FOR TODAY - September 4, 2012
Outside my window... It's dark and cool. The days are getting noticibly shorter, and the nights longer . . . I like that!
I am thinking... How nice it will feel to crawl in bed tonight after a long day.
I am thankful for... Pumpkin muffins! Chris and Diana brought Brody over tonight to get a haircut, and brought pumpkin muffins for a sweet treat, they were delightful!
A favorite quote . . .
|Taken a few years ago in one of my favorite places!|
"A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart."
From the kitchen...
Whole Chicken in the crockpot
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne (red) pepper
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 large chicken
Combine the dried spices in a small bowl. Loosely chop the onion and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker. Remove any giblets from the chicken and then rub the spice mixture all over. You can even put some of the spices inside the cavity and under the skin covering the breasts. Put prepared chicken on top of the onions in the slow cooker, cover it, and turn it on to high. There is no need to add any liquid. Cook for 4 – 5 hours (for a 3 or 4 pound chicken) or until the chicken is falling off the bone!
This will be dinner tomorrow night!
I am wearing... My nightgown and housecoat - you really don't want me to describe them as they are very plain and old ladyish!
I am creating... So many things . . . in my dreams!
I am going... To work at the Humanitarian Center tomorrow. It will be a wonderful day!
I am reading... I just got done reading the most wonderful book called, "Between Shades of Gray", by Ruta Sepetys. A wonderful, chilling and inspiring book about a young girl from Lithuania, and the trials she went through when she, her mother and brother were taken to Siberia to work in a labor camp during WWII - it truly is a must read!
I am hoping... That my wonderful son has a great birthday tomorrow! He will be turning 34 - Happy Birthday Chris, we love you!
I am hearing... Just the soft music on my blog. . .
Around the house... I won't get a thing done tomorrow, but I do plan on starting some Fall cleaning. I seems like everything just gets so dusty during the summer, especially in the country!
One of my favorite things... Scented candles - especially cinnamon!
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Tomorrow - Humanitarian Center
Thursday - Hair cut - Hooray! We might go to the fair . . . maybe . . . it's a big maybe!
Friday - I think I will make a batch of chili sauce with some lovely tomatoes Jessica gave me.
Saturday - Cleaning.
Sunday - Church.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
Emily and Brody
I love to give my grandkids the camera and let them take pictures - it just gets the creative juices flowing! These are just a couple of the great shots that they took while we were camping! I do let them take my camera, and it is expensive, but they are always very, very careful.
“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up”
Go here for more inspiration. http://thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com/