Life really can be a picnic!

Everyone loves a picnic! This blog is about some of the things I love the most, and the term "picnic" just about covers them all. First of all, a picnic has to include food; simple food that is easy to fix. Next, you need someplace fun or different to visit; a nice, peaceful location. And of course, you always need to take along a good book to read and a well-used quilt to spread everything out on. So, there you have it! Easy recipes, good books, fun quilts along with some interesting, down-to-earth places to visit. You can even take your family or a friend or two if you want.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Autumn Blessings

"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." ~William Arthur Ward

     This is the wonderful quilt ladder that my son in law made for me!  I am thrilled that I can display 5 quilts at the same time.  I am so appreciative of someone who has skill as a wood worker.

We just had family pictures taken.  These are the people I love with all my heart.  They are the people who will be gathered around our Thanksgiving table.  Family is one of my best blessings!
Here are a couple of vegetable recipes that came from the Costco Connection Magazine that I want to try out for Thanksgiving.
Parmesan Roasted Baby Carrots

4-5 cups baby carrots
¼ cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
1-2 Tbsp. panko bread crumbs, optional
¾ tsp. salt, more to taste
¼ tsp. black pepper
Chopped parsley, optional

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with foil.  Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Place the olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, salt and pepper in a large zip top bag.  Add the carrots and shake until they are well coated.  Spread carrots onto baking sheet.  Bake for 20-25 minutes until tender, shaking pan halfway through baking.  Remove from oven and serve immediately.  Top with fresh parsley and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.  Makes 8 servings.


 This is the book I just finished.....Autumn Masquerade.  It's actually three different stories by three different authors.  It was a nice relaxing love story times three.

I found these cute little edible turkeys on pinterest.  I just know my grandkids will love them as an appetizer for Thanksgiving!