Saturday, March 30, 2013

Celebration Gatherings - He is Risen!

 I love an excuse for family gatherings ... good food, good fellowship.  
With our own chicks scattered hither and yon - Arkansas, Iowa, Tennessee - hubby and I will be meeting, first of all, with our church family to worship the King and Risen Savior and then we'll head over to my sister's home to join her family for a wonderful Easter meal. 
I'm in charge of some side dishes and desserts. Here's what I've decided on:

·         Lime/pineapple gelatin salad

·         Crunchy floret salad

·         Little chick deviled eggs

·         Easter pudding delight

·         Apple crisp with whipped topping
(... this I'll do this evening ... right now, the sun is shining and I am headed outside!)
These will go along perfectly with our traditional baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy.

Mmm mmm delish!!!
and also, love my time visiting Dee and others at 
 The Shady Porch!


Friday, March 29, 2013

The American Robin

March is almost over but I have to share ... I love the birds around our house! 
For months now we've been enjoying Cardinals, Bluejays, the Tufted Titmouse, Bluebirds, Carolina Juncos and probably more - I'm not a 'real' bird watcher ;) . Early last week I walked outside to see our first Robins of the season! I'd say we have about 3-4 couples hanging around and my oh my! they are having some springtime fun! 
The bird of the month just happens to be the American Robin! 
What an honor to share my name with this pretty little creature.
What Robin Told
How do robins build their nests?
Robin Redbreast told me
First a wisp of yellow hay
In a pretty round they lay;
Then some shreds of downy floss,
Feather, too, and bits of moss,
Woven with a sweet, sweet song,
This way, that way, and across;
That's what Robin told me.

Where do robins hide their nests?
Robin Redbreast told me
Up among the leaves so deep,
Where the sunbeams rarely creep,
Long before the winds are cold,
Long before the leaves are gold,
Bright-eyed stars will peep and see
Baby robins--one, two, three;
That's what Robin told me!

Happy Springtime!!!