Monday, November 17, 2014

Weekly Review: 11-21-14

First Snow

Becky went to church with us Sunday morning, then she headed out to their farm,
just in time to capture some stunning photos of baby Encore enjoying his first snow.
What a precious sight!
We enjoyed the sights here at our home, too.

 Monday evening our fellowship group met at our home.
It is such a delight to have dear friends to share with.

 Saturday while I finished cutting the last of my 400 five inch
 squares out of light fabrics, Rosie entertained herself by diving
repeatedly into a crocheted bedspread which I also repaired.

 Saturday evening my brother and his wife came over for dinner.
(Of course, I forgot to snap photos!)

 Sunday afternoon after church we all napped by the fire.
Including Callie.

 Then I baked a spaghetti squash in the oven,
with a bit of water,  at 400 degrees for about an hour.
 With a little marinara sauce and sprinkled parmesan
it makes for a tasty, meatless meal.
 Meanwhile I cleaned the seeds.

 Tossed them in a bit of garlic flavored olive oil,
and sprinkled them with salt and pepper.
After the squash was fork tender I toasted the seeds
at 300 degrees for about twenty minutes.
 They make a nice, healthy snack.
 I sliced a mini French baguette, buttered the slices,
and sprinkled them with herbed parmesan cheese.

 We do love toasted under the broiler bread!
  It all turned out to be a nice Sunday dinner.
And a very nice week.
What did you do this week?


  1. Linda, The composition of the first photo with the three horses is just beautiful! I would totally print that and make it your Christmas card this season.

    1. The horse photos were taken by my friend Becky who is a photographer extrordinaire! She gave me permission to post those two pics. Hopefully she will use them to create Christmas cards and send me one!

  2. Linda, your fireplace is just beautiful! I've never roasted squash seeds before, but we do roast our pumpkin seeds- so yummy! :)

    1. I think I like the pumpkin seeds better actually. Let me know what you think.

  3. the horse photos. As a portrait photographer, I photograph mostly humans, but I think I might call upon a friend of mine that has horses and go to the preserves when it snows. Gorgeous photography! I don't own horses, but do love to photograph them.

    1. Becky is an amazing photographer. It is her hobby right now, since she is a full time doctor. I am trying to convince her to be my official blog photographer, though!

  4. Great photos. Your spaghetti squash and toasted bread look delicious. I love the bunting you have draped from your fireplace. It looks so cozy and definitely a great spot for napping

  5. The bunting I made with a lot of little stuffed hearts purchased at various garage sales and strung on woven lengths of string & lace. Thanks!

  6. I love the quilt over the fireplace! It all looks so comfy.

    1. Thanks; too comfy--it makes me want to nap all the time!