Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Birthday, Megan!

Happy, happy birthday, Megan! Wish we could give you a hug!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Birthday, Laura!



Happy Birthday to one of our favorite people!


Friday, May 24, 2013

This Past Week on Quincy Street

We travelled to Springfield, Missouri, and stopped at The Big Easy for lunch.

Oyster Po' Boy with sweet potato fries. Excellent! 

On the return trip, found a bull on a roof. Seems like a lot of bull to us! 

Roses abloomin'. . . 

along with the daisies. 

Making tea bowls 

Great week on Quincy Street!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

52 Soups/Salads in 2013

We got in such a hurry to make this salad, we forgot to take photos making the dressing. . .
but then all we did was whisk together the mayo, sugar and balsamic vinegar.


On a scale of 1 - 5, we rated Salad #19 The Best Broccoli Salad - 4.50

What a great broccoli salad! We left out the raisins but next time we might add cauliflower or dried cranberries or even grapes.

The Best Broccoli Salad
(recipe from

3/4 cup light or regular mayonnaise
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 pounds fresh broccoli, chopped into small bite-sized pieces
1 cup golden raisins (optional)
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 small shallot or red onion, finely diced (about 1/4 cup)
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
In a small bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients. Set aside.
In a large bowl, toss the salad ingredients together. Pour the dressing over the broccoli mixture and toss to coat all the ingredients with the sauce. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. Right before serving, give the salad another good toss to recombine any dressing that may have settled at the bottom.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Beautiful Spring Morning


 Our irises are just beginning to bloom. . .gorgeous!

Even though the official name is Batik, we've named this iris "Mrs. Snyder". It's much too pretty to be called Bill Snyder (the best football coach in the world) so "Mrs. Snyder" she became.

Notice our guard cat in the middle of the photo.

The Dwarf Korean Lilac is so fragrant now. Wish this was a scratch and sniff.

Big, beautiful azalea but very bright in the sunlight. Need your sunglasses.

 Smurf houses. . .remember them?

Quincy checking out the greenhouse. 

Love the pond in the morning!