Sunday, November 27, 2011

I have a lot to be thankful for.

Celebrating Mama's 78th Birthday

Lots of Birthday calls from friends and family.

Lots of good food.

Heather's friend, Becky, Heather , Mama and Taylor.

My sweet husband.

Jordan , Mama, Heather and Daniel.

My Mother-in-law and Mama

Precious In laws.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2011 Flowers Family Reunion

The Flowers family reunion was held at Grassy Pond in Lake park , Georgia. It was a very nice day although some what sad for us "Flowers" girls. We were missing my Daddy. He passed away on July 6 th, of this year. He was always the one to plan and cook all of the meats on the grill. My cousin, Tim and his friend, Matt took over the grilling task this year. And they did an awesome job.

Jackie and Snookie were on the lookout.

My husband , Joe getting in a little R and R.

Cousin Tim cutting up the pork for BBQ.

Way too much good southern cooking. We had 53 people in attendance. We could have easily fed 50 more.

After the blessing and before the announcements.

Heather and friend Kim with the doggies.

Cousin Tim and my son, Jordan. Jordan rode his bike about 23 miles to get there. And back. He loves to bike.

Family friend, Juan and Jordan.

Mama and the doggies swinging after lunch.


Time to head back home.

Cousin Debi and Jim have got it made in the shade. Couldn't resist.

Some of Daddy's sisters. My Mama, Ruth, Jewel, Arnell and Laverne.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's fall, y'all!!!

The weather is changing and I am ready for some camping. Love the smell of smoke, "piece of quiet" and dutch oven cooking. I especially love to make cornbread, "Celtic potatoes", and cobblers in the dutch oven. And I did make an amazing pineapple upside down cake before too.

Basic ingredients for Celtic Potatoes

4-5 pounds of smallish red potatoes

1-2 large onions

1 pound of bacon

1 pound of shredded Colby jack or cheddar cheese

Fresh or dried rosemary.

Salt and Pepper

Chop onions , not too fine. This is a rustic dish. Wash, cut potatoes into quarters.

Cook bacon in dutch oven over hot coals.

When most of the fat is rendered, remove bacon with a slotted spoon. Reserve for later. You can now drain some bacon fat off or leave it all in. Bacon fat rules in my book.

Cook onions until soft. Covering with lid to hasten cooking. Next add potatoes. Let the potatoes and onions cook together. This will take a little while , maybe 25-30 minutes. Stir occasionally.

When almost done cooking, add cheese, reserved bacon, rosemary and salt and pepper. Cover with lid and continue cooking until it all comes together. Mmmm enjoy.

* Side note here. There are lots of sites on the www. that will explain dutch oven cooking. Go to those sites for more info on the actual methods.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's Peachey Keen on Rednesday

Wow, It has been a while since I participated in Rednesday. Link up with Sue at
I have had a busy, stress full last couple of months. My father passed away July 6th and my husband has changed jobs due to too much stress. I needed a break from the everyday stuff so I went for a ride in the country.

It's peach season here in Middle Georgia and the Elberta's are "in". A friend had told me about this farm stand and I went out to find it. After following my GPS's directions and getting lost, I did the old fashioned thing and asked for directions. I was soon on my way.

Beautiful blue skies and green grass.

The sign does not say but you can pick your own zinnias and sunflowers. Which I did, a whole bucket full.

There was a bus load of seniors enjoying peach ice cream and the shade.

Fresh Georgia peaches. The Elberta variety.

Mmmmm, fuzzy peaches. The fuzz is washed off before it reaches the grocery store but mine had the fuzz.

The grand finale and my lunch. A peach blossom with peach ice cream. Is your mouth watering? I have made two batches of these since I ate this last week.

My last stop was Yoder's country market. It has huge selection of bulk products. I bought lots of spices and as a treat for my kids, bags of the dehydrated marsh mellows like the ones in lucky charms. Who knew you could buy those thins by them selves. if your are ever in the Middle Georgia area, visit William Brown's farm stand, Yoder's Mennonite restaurant and country market. It is worth the ride in the country.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Karla's Birdsong Tagbook Swap

The tag on the left is the tag my Mama, Ruth Flowers created. I made the one on the right. I decoupaged two different napkins onto the tag, inked the edges and added some letters.

Mama decorated both sides of her tag.

This is the "Cover" tag made by Karla. She had over 125 participants. And she made each persona cover tag. Wow, that is a big swap.

This is the tag book I received. I will add my tag and Mama's tag to this. Thank you , Karla.

Monday, July 25, 2011

50th Post

It has taken me over a year to reach my 50th post. Thank you to my faithful follower(s). that would be you , MOM. I will try to be better about posting.