We are very excited as tonight the third season of Downton Abbey begins! I had ordered the 1st and 2nd seasons set from PBS and so today, we are immersing ourselves in the 1st two seasons so we'll be all fresh on the first 2 (we saw them one at a time over 2 years and had forgotten some things).I finished a hot pad yesterday and used it last night when I made fried chicken for our dinner in our new cast iron pan. I learned from my first experience that I need to lower the temperature to get it cooked through before the outside is browned. I had to finish off my large chicken breast and Dayle's 2 thighs in the microwave. But they turned out tender and delicious and next time I'll know better. I boiled some yellow potatoes, cooked some corn and made cream gravy from the drippings. I was so busy cooking that I did not have time to take photos. But I'm very pleased with cooking in the cast iron pan! If you don't have one, you should find one in in an antique store or 2nd hand shop. Only buy vintage as the iron and manufacturing was better, and never buy a "wobbler" - it should fit flat on a flat surface and look for smooth insides and bottom. And always season it by rubbing it with oil and bake it in the oven for 3 hours and let it cool in the oven after - at 350 degrees.
The other day hubby and I went shopping.. it was funny as when we met back up both of us had picked up a budding hyacinth bulb - so we decided to keep both. They are coming right along and I can't wait for them to be in bloom!
I thought you might like to see a photo of the cupcakes on the game table in the dollhouse. Don't they look yummy?
And the apple pie on the sideboard, waiting to be sliced.
The family dog seems to have jumped up in mother's lap. :-)I thought I'd tell you the names of the family that you helped me pick out.
Mother - Victoria
Father - Albert
Son - Oliver
Daughter - Fiona
Baby - Rose
OK, now I must get back to paying attention to the goings-on in the Abbey!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)