February 20, 2017
I was going to title this post with something having to do to with miscellany, or miscellaneous, or some such thing. But then I got to thinking that word has been slightly overused so instead I am calling the post “Omnibus,” which among other things means, “Comprising several items.”
Isn’t it exciting to get to throw around a fun, underused word? (Nope. I don’t get out much.)
This is Madison with her other grandparents–our dear friends, Frank and Sheri Hawley.
That little angel gets lots of love.
(And for all the fans of Sheri’s blog, they are still working on getting it back online.)
Sarah went out with three college friends for a “Gal-entines” evening which consisted of dinner at Chick-fil-A, and a shopping trip to an Oriental grocery store and Dollar Tree. Love it!
Also on the subject of Sarah, she just posted on Facebook:
I miss my 1000+ page Webster’s Thesaurus. The Internet is great, but there’s just something about turning the pages, looking for just the right word. I need to remember to pack it the next time I visit home!
This next picture might look just slightly alarming but I just had to share it with you. I mean, what’s the sense of having a blog if not to share episodes of semi-alarmingness?
This is the sight that greeted me last week when I was taking some boiled eggs out of the pan. It seems as though one of the eggs had vigorously ejected its cooked yolk right out of the white! It was fascinating in a weird, eggy sort of way.
Here is one of our favorite bread recipes that we simply call The Bread. (Borrowed from the Pioneer Woman–except we use less butter than she does.)
Get some ciabatta bread. (French or Italian works too, just not as well.)
Slice it in half–top and bottom. (When it’s just Steve and me, I cut the loaf into 4 pieces and freeze three pieces for another meal.)
Spread softened butter (real butter, not whipped butter or margarine) onto the bread, along with a sprinkling of kosher salt and dried rosemary. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 and then broil for 2 minutes. Check it after a minute to be sure it’s not browning too quickly.
You can cut it in squares or thin slices or triangles. This bread is absolutely delicious!
(Note: If you are short on time, you can also spray a large skillet with Pam and brown the bread on both sides.)
And on another cooking subject, make up a box of brownies, adding 1 teaspoon of vanilla for extra flavor. Then sprinkle chips, nuts, etc. on different parts of the batter, being sure to leave part of the batter plain. Cut the brownies in triangles and voila. You have an exotic looking dessert just out of a brownie mix.
If you’re anything like me, you have bookoodles of plastic containers and lids in your cupboard and you spend the better part of your life rooting around attempting to discover with lid fits which container.
Is it the red one? The plain blue one? The blue on with Rubbermaid written on top?
I finally sorted through everything one day and wrote on the bottom of each container the exact description of its matching lid. Anything to make life at least a little simpler.
The Outer Banks can be a windy place to live so days that are almost perfectly still are a special treat.
What about you?
Since this post was all about omnibus-esque miscellaneous happenings of my recent life, tell us one miscellaneous thing about something that you have done in the past week or two. It doesn’t have to be exciting or life-altering; just enough to offer the rest of us a peek into your day and life.
Thrift stores, fuzzy socks
and conversing with my Yorkie are all on the list of things I love.