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Snow Day 2011

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Yesterday was such fun. With the snow piling up, Atlanta shut down. The neighbors took to the park to sled and just play in the snow. And since all that sledding and snowball fighting works up an appetite, I suggested a pot luck supper at our house around 5pm.

Eric sleds down the hill.....whee!!!

Come have fun with us!

Comfort for Tax Day

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

I don’t know about you, but we waited until yesterday to do our taxes and now I have all these papers on my dining room table to sign and mail out.  The sheer volume of paperwork is enough to send one into a tizzy, so I thought last night would be a perfect time for some lovely comfort food.  Roast Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans.

It was most comforting.

My time is limited today (bloggers bake sale to bake for, dogs to take to the vet for check ups, figure out who to send these tax forms to….) so I thought I would leave you with some photos of yummy goodness.

If the taxes are making you batty, stick a roaster in the oven at 375F, after rubbing the skin with olive oil and herbs, roast for 2 hours and voila! Instant (almost) comfort.  Mash up some taters and snip some green beans and you are good to go.

xoxo, Patti

Pre-Oven. I also stuffed the cavity with an onion and taragon and thyme bunches.

Peeling Potatoes is a Nice Stress Reliever

Snip Off the Ends of the Green Beans Before Giving Them a Quick Blanch

Convince One Sweet Husband to Carve the Bird

Relax and Enjoy!