Saturday, December 10, 2005

Silver Fairy Forest

Yesterday morning it rained at my house. Elsewhere in this area, there was snow, but near the coast there was rain. As the rainfall ended, it turned briefly to freezing rain. It did not coat the roads, but it put a fine glaze on the trees.

As soon as the rain stopped, the sun came out. All of the glaze spilled off of the trees, creating a silver shower backlit by the sun. It lasted for quite awhile, and it turned the woods into a magical place, a silver fairy forest.

These photos don't do it justice, but they're the best proof I have to offer!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

'Tis The Season... feast with friends! Thought it might be fun to create a blogger virtual feast. We could each post a favorite recipe sometime over the next 7 days, or tell about a favorite purchased food. An example of the latter would be the cinnamon scones I like to buy at Acme. They come in two sizes; I prefer the big ones because the little ones are too sweet.

Joe T. over at Freudian Slips must have read my mind, because he has already posted a tempting recipe.

How 'bout it, folks? Here's one of my favorites to get you started:

Pineapple Bread Casserole

1/2 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 can (13.5 ounce) crushed pineapple
5 slices bread, cubed

Cream butter and sugar; add eggs and beat until well combined. Add pineapple (I drain the pineapple and reserve the liquid in case a little extra moisture is needed); fold in bread cubes. Turn into greased 1.5 quart casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.

This recipe works as a side dish to serve with ham (skip the pineapple sauce) or as a dessert. We call it pineapple stuffing or pineapple bread pudding, depending on the use.

Just a note: a similar recipe from my mom calls for a 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple, well-drained.

Quick Post

Just a quick post. It's about 3 am. Haven't been up all night - fell asleep for several hours on the couch, and am on my way to bed.

Still looking for santa hats for the pooches so I can post a pic for Virginia Gal. I should have better access to shopping over the next couple of days, so we'll see what I can come up with!

I'm moving into a new position at work. I think the change will be a good thing, but making the change is taking a lot of my attention and energy right now, so there might be a little less blogging on weekdays for awhile.

Well, I'm off to catch a few last Zzz's !

Monday, December 05, 2005

Missing Monday

I'm a late poster for Missing Monday this month. Rather than posting stats for one missing person this time 'round, here are links for some sites with listings: