We finally got some rain on Saturday, buckets of it. I was so glad for all the trees and growing things to get a good soaking. I did some resting up from a busy week and crocheted on my blanket project, read and we watched a few movies on TV. Our daughter-in-law Kristi did some cooking and baking much to our enjoyment. She'd seen this recipe for Japanese Milk Rolls.. she made these to go with dinner on Saturday night. They turned out great!
She also tried a new recipe for orange marmalade glazed pork roast with rosemary. Another keeper of a recipe. She served this with roasted carrots and parsnips!
I tried to capture a photo of the pouring rain.. it's not easy to see it, but I know this should give you the idea of it.
It was coming down like cats and dogs! :-) Do you use that term? What do you say for hard rain?
Then on Sunday Kristi made grilled ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, more rolls, green beans and tried a recipe of baked apples and sweet potatoes. She is a very adventurous cook so it's fun to try all the new things.
Yesterday Kristi set up her new sewing machine in the nice tidy craft room that she organized for me.. and set about learning how to use it. She then hemmed up two pairs of pants for Caleb and a dress of hers that had a tear. While she was busy at that, Dayle found a movie just starting called "A Good Year" about a London banker who inherited his uncles estate and vineyards in Provence. We both just LOVED the movie, if you haven't seen it you should find it to watch.
As I was typing along to do this post I noticed the sun slanting across the house and illuminating the candles on the table so I snapped this shot. I've been burning the big honey colored pillar candle in the dark evenings. I have the candle in my fern etched hurricane sitting on a layer of polished agates that my mom and stepfather found and polished in their own little rock tumbler. The velvet and crocheted pumpkins are haphazardly strewn across the table. The boys love "squishing" them. :-)