Saturday, May 4, 2013

Rain, rain, a little more rain, and recipes

Well, I've been saving a few pictures for a rainy day and here it is!

And not just one rainy day, many of them.

It's been raining and raining and raining.

I think we must be up to at least 10 inches or more by now. Way too much water.

So, I do have some quilting projects to show you, but since the weather is not cooperating with photography today and probably won't be tomorrow either, we'll look at some pictures I've been saving to show you instead.

As soon as spring got stared this year I had my eye on these hot pink geraniums.

If you haven't noticed, I'm really drawn to bright cheery colors this year, especially hot pink.

Is there a particular color you're interested in this season?   

In your quilting or gardening, or both?

My amaryllis came up early his year!

Every fall I mean to buy a few more, but I end up forgetting all about them when I get distracted by all the beautiful fall mums and pumpkins.

It's hard to think about spring then!  

And for my last picture...oh my gosh its raining really hard again.......

It's Copper!  You haven't seen him in awhile, although he always does his best to get in the quilt pictures!

So, since there is a serious lack of quilt pictures in this rainy day post I thought he could have a picture of his own. 

And if you are still with me after all that I've got a few recipe suggestions to share with you.

Awhile ago, I mentioned I've been reading the blog Kevin and Amanda and she's got some wonderful recipes there!  

We've tried a few and have loved them! Since I'm always open to new recipes I thought you might be too.  

These are easy weeknight meals. My favorite!   

Spicy Sausage Pasta - this is the one we've had more than once in a week!

Cheeseburger Macaroni - good and easy!

Next we're going to try

 I've got one more to share that has become popular at my house lately.  

Bacon Cheese Pull Aparts was a hit over the holidays and we just had it last week on a breakfast for dinner night!

To make it more of a casserole I use up to seven, yes I said seven, eggs.  If you'd like it to be a bit more like a bread, just use the one egg that they suggest.

Oh, I add some ground sausage to it too!

Thanks for sticking with me during this rainy day!  I thought it would be a good time to share some pictures and recipes while I wait for the sun to come back.  

That may be a few days...... now I hear thunder!



Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

Pretty flowers, thanks for the recipes, and Copper is a doll. *swoon*. :)

Mama Pea said...

Pretty flowers! We had had a ton of rain, too. We've finally had some nice weather the past few days, so that has been nice. Thanks for the links to recipes!

Julierose said...

Gosh, Copper is beautiful--and the flowers--here we are in a DROUGHT already! Usually it's in August--what crazy weather we're experiencing this year...Blue is my color this Spring....Julierose

Abby and Stephanie said...

Copper is handsome. I think I'd rather have the rain instead of the Spring snow other parts of the US are getting. :o) Your flowers are beautiful with their deep colors. That lipstick pink geranium is really vibrant.

Terry said...

What a pretty geranium! And those amaryllis are just beautiful! :0)

Cindy said...

I'm giggling because you wrote a couple times "if you're still with me"..LOL

Girlfriend, I was with you the entire post !!!! LOL

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Pretty geraniums. One of my favorites for the season. Maybe I'll take Amelia on Mother's Day and buy a couple to plant in some pots to color up the yard. Thanks for the recipe ideas.