Saturday, October 1, 2016

Celebrating Cozy Autumn Days

AUTUMN starts to chill the air  Until the trees look sad and bare,  Time for fire-side tales, you know,  Underneath the lamplight's glow.  Makes you feel you want to sigh,  Now the summer's stolen by.:
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, 
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
 Philippians 4:7

Friday, September 30, 2016

Last day of September ~ only 31 days until November

Thank you, one and all, for your good wishes. Yes, I had a wonderful trip and delightful visit with my mother and nine of my siblings.

I took my camera but did not take even ONE photo. Can you believe it? I was having too good of a time and just did not feel like spending any of it behind the camera.

I left home in late summer and returned in early fall. It is amazing that September has already come to an end. And guess what. It is only eight short weeks until Thanksgiving Day ~ my favorite of all holidays.
Thanksgiving Traditions| Retro Gran:

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Packing My Bags

I am flying to my sister's house. 
From there we will drive 1,170 miles to pick up another of our sisters. 
After that, we will be off to see our mother, driving another 332 miles.
~ 1,449 miles one way ~
~ 2898 miles round trip ~
I love road trips!
I will be gone for several weeks.
I hope you all have a lovely September.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Summer Memories

This is back when all my children were still living at home.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Vintage Styles

This week, when reading Jessica’s post Two birthdays, one awesome vintage style novelty print dress,  I came across this wonderful vintage-style blog: Mode de Lis by Lily. This girl is an amazing seamstress! She also has some fantastic vintage blogging ideas, such as in this post: · Polka Dot Day! · . All the fun these girls were having in Lily's Decade Project posts made me want to share a few, shall we say, vintage photos of myself when I was 21 (way back in the 1980s).

How about you? 
Do you have any "vintage" photos of yourself?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Greetings From Lake Tahoe

 Midweek we headed up Highway 50 to South Lake Tahoe
a two hour trip there, two hours back.
It is a great day trip destination,
especially when It is 100 degrees in the valley and only 83 degrees at the lake.

We planned a picnic at Pope Beach (above);
 however, the yellow jackets were as thick as flies,
so we ate our lunch on the run.
Our picnic was not the highlight of our day, anyway.
The highlight was enjoying a beautiful day as a family.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Quick and Easy Lazy Quiche - Made with Bread

~ A favorite breakfast when having overnight guests ~

I love this recipe first of all because it is delicious (yes Delicious - so delicious it is hard to eat just one piece). Other reasons for loving it is that it is easy to make, it is best made ahead of time, and it is a great way to use up leftover foods.

Lazy Quiche
  • 16 slices of bread {This does not have to be exact}
  • Optional - 1/2 cup melted butter {Actually, I add this ingredient to the recipe because my bread was SO dry. The recipe is good without butter added}
  • 8 eggs {I used 12}
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 large can diced chilies
  • Sausage, cooked {or ham or bacon, diced}
  • Green onion
  • Cheese, shredded
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
{I just sprinkle salt into the beaten eggs, but I see that similar recipes use 1/2 teaspoon salt}

Cover the bottom of a  9 x 13 inch pan with bread (broken into small pieces). (My bread was very dry, so I poured 1/2 cup melted butter over the bread) 

Mix the chilies, sausage, green onion - scatter evenly over the bread. Sprinkle cheese liberally over the bread mixture.

In a large bowl, beat eggs. Mix milk, salt and pepper into eggs - pour mixture over bread, meat, and cheese in pan.

Set in refrigerator overnight.
Bake at 350° for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Note: this is HOT right out of the oven; let it set at least 10 minutes before serving.

Really, you can change the amount of ingredients to suit your needs and to use the food you have on hand.

Here are two similar recipes:

I ate this for breakfast yesterday, 
and it really is as good as I remember it being.