Thursday, January 27, 2011

Comfort Food

I saw this recipe in a magazine the other day and thought I would try it for company we were going to have over on the weekend.

I have not made this custard before but knowing it was a Paula Deen family favorite, I knew it would be good. Semi-sweet chocolate chips in a bowl. Always yummy!

Heavy whipping cream and milk in a kettle. Bring to a low boil. Pour over the chocolate.

Beat 4 egg yolks, salt and sugar together. Blend into the chocolate mixture.

Pour into six ramekins and place in a casserole dish. Fill with hot water till half way up the ramekins. Cover the pan with foil and make little pin holes all over to vent.

The finished product is so yummy!
You can take a cup of heavy whipping cream and 5 Tbs. of butterscotch or--- I used caramel ice cream topping--and beat together with beaters till thickened.
The custard is not too rich or too heavy.
I forgot to take pic of the custard with the topping but you can see it on the magazine page above.

You can see more details of the recipe if you click on the magazine pic above.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


After Christmas I like to leave my snowmen out for another month or so, after all it's still winter and they make me smile.
I put the snowmen on the shelves where Christmas items have been.
I've always thought this couple was so cute in their red plaid outfits. I set them on the pass-through between the kitchen and family room.

Snow tipped pine cones in an apothecary jar and cute checked napkins with pine cone napkin rings.

I love this snowman rug by the back door. He looks so jolly.

I put this big snowman head, that I painted many years ago, on the kitchen counter.

A couple more in the kitchen.

Do any of you still have snowmen out?
Hope your week is off to a great start! Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sea World

A few more pics of our CA trip. Hope you're not too bored !

I had hoped to break them up and space them out but due to a death and memorial service today, I haven't had time to get anything else together.

Two more pics of the Safari and the rest of the pics are of Sea World. I can't believe that I forgot to post the elephants, especially since the baby was not even 24 hrs. old. It was exciting to see one that had just been born.
You can barely see a trainer in the background that was taking photos and documenting the baby's first few hours of life.
Isn't this sweet!

Tuesday we went over to Sea World in San Diego. What a show we saw!
We caught the splash after Shamu jumped. It was hard to catch them at the right moment. lol
We got a few good shots though.

He's coming back up to take a bow. lol

Entertaining the crowd. It was interesting that not one trainer got into the tank with the whales. I'm sure due to the awful event that took a trainer's life last year.
I've been other Sea Worlds where they have ridden on there backs or been pushed along by the whales nose. Scary!

They are a majestic creature!

This trainer did get close to reward him for his tricks.

It was a warm, sunny day after the long period of rains that CA had just had and the crowds were out in force.

It's amazing how high they come out of the water.

The Sea Lion out on quite a show for us, too.

They can be trained to do so many things, like dancing to tunes of the fifties.

There was an aquarium that we walked through, as well.

The penquins were so cute to see. I didn't know there were so many kinds of penquins, did you?

Thanks for letting me share and for taking time to stop by. I always look forward to your visits!
Till next time!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

CA Trip

We left these guys in SC to go see...
these guys in CA on Christmas Day. We have never traveled on Christmas in our 40 yrs. of marriage. First time for everything, I guess. lol We could not believe how busy the airports were, staffed with all the personnel on Christmas Day. Kinda sad, actually!
It was the only time we could use our flyer miles and get to CA anywhere near Christmas.We jumped at the chance to be with our daughter and grandchildren out there.

After celebrating that weekend. We left Monday for a Safari! That's right--all the way to San Diego. lol The kids were so excited to spend two days in San Diego. Tuesday we went to Sea World. (That's for another post).
California had been having major rains and flooding right before we visited.
We were so fortunate that the rains and flooding had stopped and the parks were re-opened.

There were so many animals to see and sooo little time to get it all in...but we did our best! lol
This trainer brought out a Cheetah for the audience to see. They can run 60 to 70 miles per hour for a very short period. They are the fastest animals alive. I would not want one chasing me.

Emma got a little too close for comfort for this pic. Only a small split rail fence divided them.

This is the largest hawk in the world and comes from Africa. It flew right over the audience and landed on her arm.

We boarded a tram to head out into the bush, so to speak. lol

They actually let these Lions have use of this vehicle. lol

Animals were roaming everywhere.

The scenery was very pretty for a desert.

King of the jungle here.
This is a rare breed named Olivia. How did she sneak in there. lol

This is a Zebra, like no other I've seen before. It's a certain kind from Africa. Looks like it's crossed with some other animal but it's not. Someone forgot to paint the rest of him. lol
Did you know when they are born they are a solid color and the stripes come later? Who knew?

Look at the long neck and legs on these deer.

Two Homosapiens---Emma and Olivia. One of a kind! They're so cute!

Here they are again with their wings spread wide.

We had so much fun with them. Don't they look happy!

Thanks for letting me share so many pictures with you! I hope you weren't bored too much!
I'll be around to see what's happening in your neck of the woods!