Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday Ramble

This Christmas mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss
suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer.
Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a
promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to
understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone
else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude.
Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in
the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love,
and then speak it again.

Howard W. Hunter

Good morning, everyone.   Today is art class, but I won't be going.  There's a real nor'easter out there today.  If it were only the rain I wouldn't care, but the winds are supposed to hit 50 or 60 mph at times.  No way to stay dry in that.  So, I will just stay home and practice by myself.  I did find out, however, that the new center has a van/bus that will pick you up at your house and bring you to the program.  That's great to know.  I was too late to be added to the list for today, but in the future I know I won't have to sit home during inclement weather. 

Yesterday I came across the above list of things to do for Christmas and thought it was a great share.  There are a few on that list that I plan to focus on.  

Tried another new recipe on Sunday. Anelletti al Forno  Al Forno  describes  pasta dishes that are finished off in the oven and prepared with al dente pasta.  Ingredients in this dish include anelletti, mozerella, frozen peas, seasoned bread crumbs, olive oil, salt free butter, and a meat sauce of your choosing.  The photo above is what it looked like before it went into the oven.  It came out looking beautiful, but I grew over anxious and didn't wait for it to cool enough before inverting the pan to put it on a plate.  The result?  I fell into pieces.  (It was supposed to slide out of the pan onto a plate just like a layer of cake.)

But it sure tasted good. Would I make it again?  I doubt it.  Too many steps and aside from the bread crumbs, it tasted much like a pan of baked ziti.  

Well, not much else to talk about today.  I think I am going to go back to bed for awhile...that's if Miss Minga will allow it.  She usually screams for my company.  Love this little girl.

Have a good one...and stay dry.


  1. Ohhhh, cold and a bit of snow here too! Glad you have transportation to the center! The city is great for these conveniences.

  2. I have been trying lots of new recipes and some are successful, and some not so much. I know Miss Minga will keep you cozy and loved. Gotta love the kitties!! Have a great day.

  3. Good morning Mary....enjoy your wintery day.....here in AZ we so rarely have them that it would be refreshing for me.



  4. Will you give Miss Minga a hug from me? I've never met her, but i know i love her a lot. :)

    Your dish looks delicious, Mary! I want to reach into the photo and take a big bite!