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If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Cooking, sewing, flowers and a sweet Etsy shop


Hello everyone 😄
I did some cooking to take to my parents this week.  I baked buns with my grandparents recipe, oatmeal cookies done the easy way with a cake mix, baked carrots and my Aunt Evelyn's Tuna Rice Casserole.  

For lunch today, Jackson and I had some of the extras of that meal.  He really liked the Tuna Rice which I fed him with a fork.  It delicious but too messy as a finger food.  


Can you see the bun in his hand? 

Then he finished off his old fashioned meal with a new fangled applesauce squeeze pouch.  

Aunt Evelyn's recipe - I think it's rare to find a casserole recipe that doesn't use a can of cream soup.  This has an easy to make cheese sauce. 
It's a great recipe if you have leftover rice.  Measure the rice after cooked, not before.  
Aunt Evelyn was Catholic and she often served this to her husband and 6 children on Fridays- but I suspect she must of doubled or tripled the recipe to feed that many mouths.  



Like the Dutch Baby recipe, this recipe uses just basic ingredients and is very budget friendly. 


Sewing - my son requested a tissue box cover for his office so I'm making this flying geese pattern in blues and grays to match that office.  
It is a Leisure Arts online pattern that I bought several years ago and stitches up quickly.  



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Manicure for the first of Autumn- these are press on nails from Impress.  I sometimes wear Dollar Tree nails but the Impress are my favorite.  I bought these at Walmart. There was a big display of new seasonal nails right beside the costume section. 


We have zinnias growing in both our front and backyards and they are thriving in our current cooler, wet weather 





I bought a small art piece for fall from a brand new Etsy shop.  It's a hand painted plaque that says "happy fall y'all" inside a vine wreath.  I hung it over a vintage mirror in our dining room and I am so happy with how it looks - but obviously I don't have photography skills when it comes to mirrors.  

The shop belongs to the daughter of an internet friend of mine that I've known for a dozen or more years.  I think most of you know Terri of Blue House Journal and Penny Ann Poundwise from her blogs. 

If you're needing a gift or a little something for your home, browse Katie's shop.  

15 comments:

  1. Your nails are so pretty. It makes me want to try the nails. Do they ever pop off or do you glue them?

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  2. I love your Zinnias -It's been awhile since I've grown some and I plan to do that next year. Your wreath is very pretty!

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    1. Make an announcement when you do so I remember to do the same thing!

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  3. Yum! Tuna casserole! Haven't made any in years, but I love it. I love your nails, especially the leaves. Wish I had prettier hands so I could wear nail polish. Happy Fall to y'all!

    Hugs
    Jane

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  4. That recipe looks delicious!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    And precious pictures!!!

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  5. We make our tuna casserole with a cheesy white sauce. Our casserole ends up with whatever herbs we have growing tossed through at the end. This could be coriander(cilantro) or parsley. It's one of those recipes that is loved by everyone. Our children used to ask for this as a meal quite regularly. I love your little grandson enjoying his meal.

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  6. Jackson is so cute! Thank you for sharing the recipe for the tuna and rice casserole. It looks like a good and easy one to make.

    Be blessed!

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  7. Next year I have to plant zinnias! And cosmos. Two of my favorite flowers for almost continual bloom. The tuna casserole sounds very tasty. Do you use water packed tuna or oil packed? And thank you for sharing Katie's shop. She has several pieces I plan to get myself and a couple of custom pieces I'm going to special order.

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    1. I love her 12 Days of Fall in the South. That's a classic and I don't even live there!!

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  8. That's one happy little boy there! And with the casseroles, sewing projects, zinnias, wreaths, and -- let's not forget -- those pretty nails, you have been busy! Thank you for the inspiration :-)

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  9. Oh fun nails! I always seem to have my hands in water and ruin nails quickly.

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  10. I enjoyed ALL of this post but the second photo had me cracking UP! :) Adorable

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  11. I enjoyed ALL of this post but the second photo had me cracking UP! :) Adorable

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  12. Hi Rhonda, love the nails! And I have that very same corning ware pattern you have at the top of your header...the olive green one. It's gorgeous and reminds me of my Mum. Mimi xxx

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  13. Your grandson is SO cute! Zinnias are still blooming here, too. Passed a neighbor's house today and was astounded at the lush display of zinnias in her front yard. Must plant those next year. I like your new sign and wreath. I just took a look at Katie's etsy shop - very nice! Talented young lady.

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