Monthly Archives: February, 2011

Dishes For The Month

 These pretty yellow plates are the inspiration for this month’s dishes.

I got 6 of them at a garage sale 2 or 3 years ago.


These napkins match them perfectly.

I found them at Target.


I got this egg plate at an auction of my neighbor, who I lived by as a child.

It is supposed to have little salt and pepper shakers shaped like eggs in the middle of it.

If anyone knows where I can find some, please let me know!  


This is a Pyrex covered dish.

I have fallen in love with Pyrex!!


I bought this little polka dot plate at a garage sale.



I have no idea where this came from!!


Dishes I have bought from Nell Hill’s in Atchison, Kansas.


Depression glass 


This is all Fiesta Ware.

Some are old and some are new. 


I think it makes the kitchen look fresh.



What do you think?

More later…………Sally 

T Bone Steak Supper


Since Big Ran has been gone a lot lately and is leaving again for a few days this week, we are having a “T Bone Steak Meal”.

This is the way I cook a steak when it is way to cold to grill outside.

I have a cast iron grille pan that I use.

I get the pan real hot and then I add about a tablespoon each of olive oil, canola oil and butter.

Season the steak with salt, pepper, and garlic powder on both sides.

Put in pan and turn the heat down a little.

Then pour one teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce over each one.

Cook on one side for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes, then flip the steaks over and cook on the other side for about 2 minutes.

This is for a medium steak about 1 1/2″ thick.  

The grill pan puts some cool grill marks on the meat.

This tastes great!!

We have to have a baked potato and salad with ours, perfect combo.  

Big Ran says to say that he is very spoiled!!

 More later………………..Sally


Cheesey Rotel Dip


This is something that I made for my dad when I lived at home.

  Granted it has been a few years…………but I still make it sometimes.

Here is the recipe

1lb ground beef

1 can of Rotel tomatoes with green chiles

1T Worcestershire sauce

1t garlic powder

1lb velveeta

1 small can of sliced mushrooms

Brown the hamburger in a frying pan.  Add the Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, Velveeta, Rotel tomatoes and the mushrooms.  Cook until the cheese melts.  Serve with tortilla chips.

This recipe also works well in a crockpot.  Just brown the hamburger and throw everything else in and let it cook on low. 

My mom puts sliced black olives in when she makes it.

It’s good that way, too.   

Here’s a picture of him diving into a bowl of it!! 

Miss you Dad!!

You notice how he guarded his bowl with his other arm.

If you lifted a chip to dig into his bowl of dip, he would say, “you ‘ll bring back a bloody stump”!!

We had so many good times……you’ll never be forgotten!!!!!!!!!

More later……………..Sally

More Wedding Goodies

 We have picked out the flower girl dresses.

The bride’s (Kamille) daughter, Gracyn and the bride’s niece, Kennedy hold the honors of being the flower girls.


They are an off white color with little pearls at the top.


And little pearls on the lattice silk on the bottom.

It is just a beautiful dress! 


Since the wedding is in May, and in Missouri, we also got these little cardigans to go over the dresses in case it is chilly out.

The cardigans have a hook and eye enclosure at the top so the dress underneath will still show.

And they have the tiny pearls sewn on them, too.

This is a picture of the fluff inside the dress.


I think my two little granddaughters will look just like…….


I can’t wait to see them in these!

They are grammy’s little princesses!!

More later…….Sally


Grey and Yellow Again

 I just can’t get enough of the grey and yellow bedding!


This picture is from

She tells you all about how she MADE this yellow zebra striped bench.


I am beginning to think that I have a problem!

Don’t you just love the yellow zebra striped bench?

I feel like I’m obsessed!!

More later…….Sally

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