April 29, 2012

Beer & Ham Quiche

I made up this yummy beer & ham quiche and I don't even drink beer! I got the idea from a cheese, beer and garlic fondue I made on New Year's Eve.  Add eggs and put in a pie shell and there you have it.  The beer gives it a sort of yummy yeasty taste. Enjoy!

You'll need:

1 ready to bake pie crust-not deep dish (pricked all over with a fork to prevent bubbling of the crust and baked for 10 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit )
2 eggs
3 tablespoons beer
8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 oz. can mushroom pieces, drained
1/4 cup chopped ham

Mix all the ingredients, adding the mushrooms last, and pour into baked pie shell.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit until set and knife inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool slightly and serve. This recipe is easily doubled.

PS  Ham or mushrooms are optional but use one or the other for texture and added flavor.  Since I had both on hand, I used both.   -jmm

April 18, 2012

Another Lucy Moment- You Might, Too

If I would only stop telling on myself, you'd never know.  This one, however, is a good one.  Okay, we were at the store, looking for a new laptop for me.  Mine is years old and so well used, as you might imagine, there is a worn spot on my enter key and I've had to replace the electric cord twice. ( Once the cord was caught in the footrest of the easy chair and I cut it in two when I closed it. Beware!)  As I surveyed all the possibilities of the different computers, I asked the young salesman who was assisting me, "Is that DY brand good?  I've never heard of it."  He stared at me like I had noodles for hair.  It was then I realized I was looking at this particular laptop upside down.  It wasn't DY.  It was HP!  Now I asked you, does it not look like DY to you, too?  Thank you.  I rest my case- silly as it is.

April 14, 2012


One of my paintings went to a good home today.  A wife wanted it for her husband who was ill.  She said the colors were happy and the word "Simplify" on the canvas was what she had come to realize was important in life. I am honored.

April 11, 2012

Goodbye Lie Diaries- Peeperisms

Fernandina on Amelia Island, Florida

Grandmother Peeper writes: 
Before I meet my Maker, I wanna pass on some a what my kin calls Peeperisms.  They're things I'm athinkin' are inerestin' and if'n theys not writ down, they they might get forgot. Some I heard over the years, some I make up. It makes no nevermind. They's all fun.

Did you know that white cats are oft deaf?

If you hang a boot upside down, the weather will change.

Don't never drink milk and eat fish together or else your shirt will wrinkle.

April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

He is risen!  He is risen indeed!

April 5, 2012

Year of Living Graciously - April

Mix and match all the decorative pillows from around your house and see how easily you can change the look of your rooms.

April 1, 2012

Bird Watching

While driving into Jacksonville in north Florida, Bruce spotted this huge bird's nest atop the signal light on a drawbridge!  On the way home, we stopped the car, walked to the bridge and waited.  These are the shots I got of the osprey bird and her nest. What a treat for us to see!  Enjoy!

Taking a break from nesting and/or scouting for fish?

Coming in for a landing

Touch down

Mama and Daddy in the nest together!