Chatting on the Deck – Recipe and Games

“Chats on the Farmhouse Porch” is a group of friends
gathering to visit,
sip their favorite beverages,
nibble delicious treats
and share their likes and dislikes.

Patrice and Wendell have invited me to join the chatting.
Patrice provides the questions,
we answer.

Have you cooked any interesting dishes lately?

I recently tried a recipe from Raley’s Something Extra magazine, Garlic and Herb Potato Stacks. I’ve spent 20 minutes trying to find the recipe on line so I wouldn’t have to type it, no luck. I feel like complaining about the unfriendly search program for recipes, but won’t.

1 pound Yukon gold potatoes (about 2-inches in diameter)
3/4 pound red potatoes (about 2-inches in diameter)
3/4 cup finely shredded Rumiano Dry Jack Cheese divided
1/4 cup melted butte
2 tbsp.chopped fresh herbs(rosemary, thyme and sage ( I used dry Italian seasoning )
1 tbsp. spicy brown mustard
3/4 tsp. Mccormick Smokehouse pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
4 cloves garlic minced

Preheat oven 400 degres F and spray muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray ( I just layered in a baking dish.)
Cut potatoes in thin slices.
Place in large bowl with 1/2 cup cheese, butter, herbs, mustard, pepper, salt, and garlic
Mix well with fingers (thi is the fun part) so all sides of potatoes are covered
Stack in muffin tins or baking dish
Scrape bowl to get all the goodies spoon over potatoes
Top with remaining cheese
Bake for 20 minutes, then tent with foil and bake for 20-25 more minutes until tender when pierced with sharp knife.

I really like this tangy, cheesy scalloped like potatoes

PS  After I clicked publish I thought – Google  – presto!  here is the link  with picture

What question would you like to ask Wendell?

Are you staying cool this summer/does Patrice put ice in your water bucket?

Have you had any thoughts of Christmas yet?

Yes, I bought some stamped pillow cases to embroider for ________. In case they read my blog.

Do you make jams and jellies?

I haven’t in a long time, we don’t eat much jam since the kidlets are gone. One of my favories is strawberry fig jam, made with figs and strawberry jello, simple and yummy.

Do you have any board games that you enjoy?

I prefer card games. We’re playing ‘May I’ a variation of rummy and some cribbage.

I’ve been enjoying a bit of cooler summer, but weather man says will heat up again to over 100 degrees by the weekend.
Stay cool.

Join us here.

Published in: on July 17, 2013 at 12:35 pm  Comments (6)  

July 17, Today’s thought – Steadfast and Sure

P1030442Can you find the squirrel? Taken fall, 2011

Good Morning

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) Hebrews 10:23

God’s children often find themselves in positions of profound difficulty. He leads then into tight corners. From here there seems to be no way of escape. No human judgement would have permitted such predicaments had they been previously consulted.
What are the attitudes of His children when they are placed in circumstances such as these? There is but one! A steadfast and sure trust in God! Refusing to look at circumstances. Look above them. Both light and darkness are alike to the One who dwells in them. Our loving Heavenly Father seeks the highest good for each of His own.We are in the school of faith, and there are lessons to be learned. Even God’s severe dealings are dealings in live. He “scourgeth every son whom He receiveth!” (Hebrews 12:6)
Where can one ind faith?
In some hour of desperate need it will be born within just when we are “at the end of the rope.” a precious experience given to a child of God is knowing no helper but God himself. “When He hath tried us we shall come forth as gold.” (Job 23:10)

Holding on . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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