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.
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.
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.