Girls Only Luncheon, a Fall Family Gathering!

Our Girls Only Luncheon, a Fall Family Gathering! Apples are in season now. And with that comes many opportunities to make and create delicious apple salads, desserts, and even breads! Plus, it gives us a chance to celebrate both the change in season from summer to fall. With that in mind, I decided to host a "Girls Only Luncheon" for my Mama, my sister, Jeri, and her two daughters, Amber and Cara, and my two cousins, LaNan and Vicki. I planned for it to be served at Mama's house, because they all live in her hometown, and I would be there anyway on Friday. Since there are so many delicious apples available now, I decided to make the luncheon one featuring this wonderful fall fruit. Therefore, most of the recipes have apples in them. … [Read more...]

Rock and Roll Party Tonight Family Gathering!

Rock and Roll Party Tonight! Who doesn’t LOVE the 1950’s? Why not celebrate the 1950’s with a “Rock and Roll Party Tonight” party? A Family Gathering with poodle skirts and pony tails, and rolled-up jeans with white t-shirts!  The 1950’s were the best! More about the 1950’s . . . I was born in the 1950’s, so a lot of it was over before I was old enough to participate in all the fun things they did in those days. Remember “Leave it to Beaver”? And, “My Three Sons”? What about “I Love Lucy”! And then there were the westerns . . . lots of them, like “Gunsmoke”, which Daddy watched faithfully. LOL! I remember watching them all . . . I was LITTLE then:) But, later we had “Happy Days” and the movie, “Grease” to remind is of those glorious … [Read more...]

Chuck Wagon Steak for a Covered Wagon Dinner

Chuck Wagon Steak, for the “Cowboys” in your house:) Chuck Wagon Steak . . . the image that comes to mind, to me, are cowboys! And, since Lynn used to ride bulls, (he said he was a “cowboy” in the day), I decided to have a Covered Wagon Dinner for us. LOL! The main dish was this Chuck Wagon Steak, a tender round steak smothered with onions and beefy gravy. Doesn’t that bring back memories of days gone by? It does for me:) What do you think of when you hear “Covered Wagons”? I think about the old west, cattle drives, western movies, and more. And, blue jeans, cowboy shirts and boots, horseshoes . . . the list goes on and on. The whole idea, to me, spells FUN!!! So, in keeping with that idea, my Covered Wagon Dinner consisted of foods that … [Read more...]

Our Family Easter Dinner, 2017

Our Family Easter Dinner, 2017 . . . We had such a wonderful time at our Family Easter Dinner on Sunday! All three of my children and six grandchildren plus Jason's fiance, April, and Cameron's girlfriend, Emily were with us to celebrate Easter. My granddaughter, Bethany, had come over on Saturday to help me prepare some of the foods in advance, which was a GREAT HELP! Of course, the two tables were already ready with tablecloths, centerpieces, and other place setting necessities. All were done so our Family Easter Dinner would be enjoyed by all . . .all done in advance for my family! Family . . . Besides celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, family, to me, is what Easter is all about . . . a day to … [Read more...]

Family . . . God’s Precious Gift to Mankind!

My Family . . . Family, to me, is one of the most precious gifts God gives us. Blessings from Him. If you are fortunate to have children and grandchildren, be thankful. And let them know everyday that you love them. I have three children, all grown with children of their own, and ten beautiful grandchildren! I am blessed:) My daughter, Candace, and her family live just a couple of blocks north of us now, and her three children are in walking distance from our home. Yay! I love that, because I lived just two blocks from my Grandmama Hall's house when I was in school. Back row, L to R: Randy and Candace Front Row, L to R: Cameron, Benjamin, and Randa My oldest son, Trey, and his family live in Beebe, just 14 minutes from our house. I … [Read more...]