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Monday, February 3, 2014

Bread & Slaw, Brownie Mix, Carrots, Littles and Valentines


Using Cole Slaw from my freezer made from cabbage I grew!  In the mood to bake bread a couple times lately!  That's a good thing!


This is a dry brownie mix that I made up to have on my shelves.  No sense in buying brownie mixes when you can make them yourself!  I made up a batch of brownies yesterday from the mix and baked.  Very rich and yummy!  No one will lose weight with these!


Four trays of carrots in the dehydrator ready to dry!



And this is what four trays of dried carrots look like in a quart jar!  I have never done this before but want to add them to soups.  I think maybe a half cup each time I make soup???  What do you think?


We had lunch with Gracie at school again.  This is her with her teacher.


We went to Cali's preschool Winter Sing.  It was so cute.  The teacher did such a great job.  Here she is participating in one of their songs.  The kids painted the snowmen on their sweatshirts.  What a joy it is to be able to see the "Littles" in their programs!


Well, finally!  A finish!  This is the second Valentine runner done!  Yippee!  I started two of these a year ago.  They look more burgundy than the picture shows.  The middle doesn't show up but there are hearts quilted in there.  Slow and steady wins the race!!!  I am slow but not very steady and that is why it has taken me so long!


I don't want to discourage anyone but I don't think I will be doing any gardening around here very soon!  More snow to come! 



14 comments:

Daphne Gould said...

We won't be growing anything outside for a while yet either. But at least the days are getting longer. In not too long it will be time.

Lisa said...

Your Valentine tablerunner is lovely! It will look so nice out and add a bright color to your wintertime. Wow, that looks like a lot of snow! Your 'littles' are adorable! I don't have a dehydrator and am thinking we need one here! Enjoy those Brownies! Sounds good, with a cup of hot chocolate, on a cold winter's day!

Christine said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today! I absolutely love your header photo of your back yard garden! I too have raised beds, but yours are so much prettier. (Oh, and I play flute, too!) We seem to share some interests--though I don't have grandkids yet. :)

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Nancy! You are such a a smart lady! Dehydrating all those carrots! I'm inspired to be on the lookout for carrots on sale! I agree, brownies are MUCH better homemade than from a box! Good idea to make up a mix! The table runner is so pretty! If you hadn't told us, we'd thought you just whipped one up for Valentine's Day! I wonder how ya'll live with all that snow? We're getting rain here. Have a great week! Blessings from Bama!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Daphne, Thanks for the encouragement that the days will be longer!!! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Lisa, Your comments are always so cheerful. I haven't done a lot with my dehydrator yet but enjoying it. I think you should get one too! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Christine, It seems like our back yard changes continually. Every summer I say I need to cut down on this stuff and every winter I sit and day dream of what all I am going to plant next summer! Thanks for taking the time to visit for the first time! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Dear Felecia, This year I am wondering how we are living with all this snow too!! LOL Do try dehydrating carrots. I am new to this dehydrating stuff but really like doing it. Nancy

lynn said...

hi nancy,
your runner is so cute, just like gracie, and cali:) i'm surprised the carrots shrunk so much-interesting. i always leave your blog hungry:) have a great afternoon:)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi lynn, Thank you for your nice comments! I hope you are feeling better now! Nancy

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Sorry about your snow...we were just about stir crazy after two days here in Eastern NC...

Your Valentine table runner is so pretty and it is just about time isn't!!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Kathy, My goal was to get the Valentine runner done by this Valentine's Day to use! I have cabin fever and more snow tonight! Nancy

Audrey said...

Hi Nancy. You have had your share of snow this year. Glad you have things inside the house to keep you busy while you are snowed in. Love your runner and you grandchildren are so precious. Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures with a nice comment.
Hugs,
Audrey Z.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Audrey, Thanks! It has been a long and brutal winter here in NW Indiana and lots of other places! Hope you get some moisture soon. I am willing to share ours! Nancy