Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Dear Reader,
April is just around the corner, and I think I will have another GiVeAwAy!   I sold these home-computer-made notecards for $1.00 each (Buy 5, get one free) at the Doo-Nanny, so, in my way of thinking, if you win 5, you get one free...hence, the reason there are SiX in the photo below:)

Each notecard with envelope is packaged individually in a little ziploc bag.
The inside of each card is blank.
Notecards measure 4.5 x 5.5 inches.
The backs have the title of the painting from which the notecard was created
along with other pertinent information:)

You may see the paintings from whence these come here.
These little notecards are not perfect, but they ARE cute:)
...if I do say so myself!

Have a lovely day!

Oh....I reckon I should tell you how to enter:) 
Just comment below...The drawing will be 1 week from to day on April 6

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Package...A Package....!

Dear Reader,
I found a PaCkAgE in my mailbox last week!

And this is what was inside the outer wrapping:)

Pale yellow tissue with yellow ribbon...

And this sweet note with the -I'm sure handsewn- little rosette attached!
Notice the button (above) on the underside keeping it in place:)

And look what was inside!

A lovely handmade vintage apron made lovingly by some long-ago housewife:)

from 4Bushel Farmgal's all things vintage Etsy shoppe

I absolutely LoVe it!

Enter her next GiVeAwAy,
and maybe YOU will receive a lovely package in the mail!

Lug, Mug:)

P.S.  Thank you again, Farmgal!!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Back in the Land of Hatchechubbee!

Well, Dear Reader,
the "Chicks" and I had fun on our little sojourn to the Doo-Nanny in the Land of Seale,

but Mug and the remaining Parading Chicks are glad to be back in the Land of Hatchechubbee,
and we brought back with us a piece of folk art to greet visitors to our humble abode:)


Have a lovely day!


Thursday, March 24, 2011


Dear Reader,

     The Chicks and I are headed for the Doo-Nanny - just a hop, skip, and a jump down Highway 26 in the Land of Seale - this weekend.   My father and Butch Anthony started this annual Folk Art show back in the 1990's in the Land of Pittsview, and I have always attended but as a patron...this having my space for my own art is a new experience for me:)   Whether I sell anything or not, I'm excited!

Have a lovely weekend!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Chick Paintings .......


This little Hatchechubbee Chick
 is running for cover as fast as her little red galoshes will carry her!
P.S.  We have some big raindrops in the Land of Hatchechubbe, do we not!?


Pearl, Opal, and Ruby are the leaders and instigators of the widely known
(in some parts of the country) Hatchechubbee Chicks in Pearls club!

Have a lovely day!


Friday, March 18, 2011

CHICKEN TETRAZZINI for Supper Tonight!

Dear Reader,
     This is what we had for supper tonight (I know, I know ....most people today seem to say "dinner" for the nighttime meal, but I still say supper .....

8 - 10 servings
 (freezes well)

12 oz. of vermicelli pasta
1/2 c. butter (I used Smart Balance Butter blend)
1/2 c. all purpose flour
4 c. milk (I used fat-free)
1/2 c. dry white wine
2 Tbs chicken bouillon granules
1 tsp seasoned pepper
2 c. grated parmesan cheese
4 c. diced cooked chicken
1 small jar sliced mushrooms, drained
3/4 c. slivered almonds (I didn't have any, so I omitted this)
4 stalks chopped celery (not in original recipe; I added this on my own.)

1. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare pasta according to pkg directions.
2.  Meanwhile, melt butter in Dutch oven over low heat;
whisk in flour until smooth and cook about 1 min. 
Gradually whisk in milk and wine.  Cook over medium heat,
whisking constantly for 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture bubbles and thickens. 
Whisk in bouillon granules, seasoned pepper, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, and chopped celery.
3.  Remove from heat; stir in diced chicken, mushrooms, and hot cooked pasta.
4.  spoon mixture into lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
(I used 2 smaller oblong glass baking dishes and froze one for a future "supper".) 
Sprinkle with slivered almonds and remaining 1 c. Parmesan cheese.
5.  Bake at 350 for 35 minutes until bubbly and browned on top.

Have a lovely suppertime!


*recipe from Southern Living magazine (September 2010)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Aprons and Kerchiefs and the Ever-Present Pearls......

Dear Reader,
     It is time for the annual Spring-Cleaning Day at the Methodist church in the Land of Hatchechubbee, and the chicks are making their way down Highway 26 decked out in their aprons and kerchiefs and, of course, their seemingly ever-present pearls:)

Just last week they were headed down Highway 26
to the Friday Night Auction
at the Possum Trot in the Land of Seale

There really IS a Land of Seale, you know ....
just as there really is a Land of Hatchechubbee ....
And there really is a "Possum Trot where they hold an auction every-so-often on a Friday night:)

Have a lovely day in the Land of Wherever-You-Are!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fishing with Uncle "Fug"...Part 2 of A Day with Auntie "Mug" and Uncle "Fug" ...

Dear Reader,
     This is Part 2 in my 3-part series on a visit from 2 of our plethora of nieces and nephews.  If you missed Part 1 (which includes a recipe for cookies), you may see it here.

In this episode,
     Uncle "Fug" took worms and a fishing pole .....
AND 4 dogs ....
AND the 2 "young-uns"
down to the pond.
Auntie "Mug" followed with the camera:)

There is a tiny lizard on the dock that niece is going after

Hold it still, Nephew, and watch the cork.

A tiny bream


Bud (above) and Harry (below)

Have a lovely day!


Friday, March 11, 2011

A day with Aunt "Mug" & Uncle "Fug" ...... Part One

Dear Reader,
     A niece (age 7) and a nephew (age 5) visited us today.  Husband decided to work at home today in his upstairs home office, so he was able to enjoy the visit also.  This post is Part I of a 3-Part Post.

The first thing we did was to bake cookies with Aunt....Mug :)  

And this is what they made:

1 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c. brn sugar
1/4 c. fat free plain yogurt
2 Tbs canola oil
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 c. oatmeal
1c. raisins or dried cranberries or cherries
1/3 c. chocolate chips

Preheat Oven to 350
Cover cookie sheets with parchment paper or cooking spray.
Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
Combine brown sugar, yogurt, oil, egg, vanilla in a large bowl.  Add flour mixture and mix.
Stir in oatmeal, raisins, chocolate chips, etc.
Bake 10-12 minutes until very lightly browned.

Have a lovely day!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sausage Pinwheels .....

Dear Reader,
This is a very simple recipe that a teen-ager in our church brought for 5th Sunday Breakfast one month.  Simple enough for a Saturday morning breakfast at home ...nice enough for a brunch with the ladies
 They freeze well either before baking or after so that it is an easy "something" to keep on hand.
There are only 3 ingredients:

Refrigerated crescent roll dough

cream cheese

ground sausage

Fry the sausage and drain to get the grease out

Unroll the crescent roll dough pinching perforated edges to keep it intact as one long piece.
Spread with a layer of cream cheese.
Sprinkle cooked ground sausage over cream cheese.
Start at one end and roll dough up tightly.

Use a sharp knife and slice.
(The roll may be frozen and allowed to thaw enough to slice before baking)
Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes.


Have a Lovely day!


Monday, March 7, 2011

The Chicks Were Ready and Waiting .....

The "Chicks" were ready and waiting, Dear Reader .....


They could hardly conceal their excitement
as they wondered
who the lucky winner would be...

Husband reached in the bowl of handwritten names...

Names representing people in eight different parts
of the United States of America....

And the winner is....
Drum Roll, Please....

Congratulations, Ye!

Please email me, Ye, @
and tell me which chick you would like:)

Many thanks to all of you who participated! 
Stay tuned for another GiVeAwAy soon:)

Have a lovely day!


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Caught' Ya Corrections and GiVeWaY Reminders....

Dear Reader,
     First of all, be sure you have entered my March Madness GIVEAWAY.  The drawing is tomorrow (Monday, March 7 after 3:00 EST).  Go here and comment to win one of these sassy chicks!


     Now, for those of you who read my previous post, I had given you a 6th-grade grammar lesson of sorts and said I would give you the corrections in my next post...and I said I thought there were 13 corrections.  This is the uncorrected version:

horribly hard middle school did not look much different from there elementary school which was nearby in their town of tedious alabama.  a big one-story brick building set nestled among large trees and a verdant lawn and a small city of white portables dotted the field behind the school like white lily pads in a green pond

And this is the corrected version:

     Horribly Hard Middle School did not look much different from their elementary school which was nearby in their town of Tedious, Alabama.  A big, one-story brick building sat nestled among large trees and a verdant lawn, and a small city of white portables dotted the field behind the school like white lily pads in a green pond.

The corrections are in red, and there are thirteen. 

*Note* Did you find the simile?  Hint:  A simile compares 2 unlike objects using the words like or as.

Have a lovely day!


P.S.  Remember the GiVeWaY!
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