Wednesday, 22 November 2006

A mixed bag

 

I have just waved Maurice off to work ,and what a miserable wet November day it has been, it rained quite heavily since mid morning , I feel so grateful to be retired on days like this,I can guarantee staying in tonight in the warm and dry.When I was at work ,I may well have had a call out, at any time during the evening or night ,Yes being retired certainly has its compensations .

If my entry is still wide ,just scroll down to the bottom of the entry ,click onto 'Link to entry'then start again and it will be alright .I have obviously used a graphic that was the wrong size !at some point.

First I want to wish all our American friends a very Happy Thanks giving.I thought the opening graphic was appropriate,as you have all been busy preparing your thanksgiving meal,and I have been talking of cooking too ,I certainly started some thing when I mentioned I had made Toad in the Hole for our dinner on Monday ,and what am I going to make this evening?

Check out Maries cauliflower and cheese pie ,it looks delicious ,her journal is always an interesting read and she always offers a tasty recipe .And talking of other journals I have found a really good poetry one ,this is Dave married to Valerie,I like his journal and know you will too ,go and have look and tell him I sent you !
In case you are wondering what the photographs I put on this entry,are to do with anything ...well nothing really ! Ifound them amongst my photo's ,we took them the other week ,and I thought I would add them ! So on that Happy note I'm off now to make my supper, the cauliflower is about done ! With Love and
Jan xx

29 comments:

lindaggeorge said...

Hope your supper is good, I love cauliflower cheese, so wouls probably enjoy the recipe....any going spare?

Linda x.

jckfrstross said...

yum i am going to try the toad in a hole:) but one question what kind of sauages do you use? califlower cheese pie sound yummy. Have a good hump day

Deb

astoriasand said...

Yes it has been very wet here too since T/Time Jan.I do follow Maries/Muses journal and she puts some fabulous recipies in there.Just as your Toad In The Hole was LOL!! The pictures are realy good you found and I think most lads at that age hate the camera don't you?Enjoy your supper.Take care.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

sugarsweet056 said...

Have a lovely day my friend. Dtr Kate's fur baby is so cute! :)
Hugs, Sugar

ally123130585918 said...

Jan I love you new picture in your sidebar ~ It hasn't rained here today but it has been freezing cold ~ Yes dosn't Mariealice have some yummy recipes ~ Loved you photographs ~ Ally x

salonrose123 said...

Ooh, I likes cauliflower cheese too....especially with wee bits of bacon through it.  Tesco does a smashing one that you just shove in the oven!!
Hope you enjoy.
Hugs,
A xxx

tillywooat62 said...

Hi Jan its rained heavy here this afternoon, going to pop along and visit those journals now, love the first graphic,
take care Lynne xx

madcobug said...

Thanks for the holiday wishes. The graphic is beautiful. Your pictures are great. I don't blame you for staying inside in wet cold weather. I try to do that also. The sun is shining here today but the wind is quite cool. The last couple of days have been cold also. Marie's pie looks delicious. You can give us a report on how yours turns out. Hugs, Helen

sdrogerson said...

your wideness will fix itself if you edit the one with the toad in the hole pic and go down to the photo and click return to give a break there.

It would also be a very good entry photo and all for the Kafka Community Blog. All you would need to do is copy and paste.

wobblymoo said...

We had toad in the hole tonight, scrummy :)

oddb0dkins said...

Hope you enjoy your pie. Thanks for the links, I'm off for a look-see. B. x

sazzylilsmartazz said...

I'm glad you got Sam - he's so cute! It is also wet and nasty here today. Hopefully the weather will improve by tomorrow. I will have to go visit the journal when I get more time.
Dianna

astra1547 said...

Hi Jan...

That recipe for cauliflower cheese looks very tasty...Best wishes to you!

Astra!

moordykspot said...

Hello Jan first of I must thank you for putting my link on and your kind remarks(have you been at the juice) I wonder. and all this fine food featured in your journal I shall be running a touch portly or so I am told.
I notice your super dog in picture we love animals here. We have a Golden retriever rescue Dog and a couple of horses one a rescue ex racer.So even in my retirement years (early I hasten to say) we have plenty to do.
Thanks for making us welcome
Take Care

Dave & Valerie

marainey1 said...

I'm sooooo looking forward to retirement , you are very fortunate ! Taking life easier would be grand.  'On Ya' - ma

lanurseprn said...

I really like the picture of you and Kate.  You look so happy!  Thanks for the good wishes on Thanksgiving.  Hope you are able to stay warm and dry in your bad weather.
Have a good day.......Pam

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan thats a nice picture of you on your sidebar ,also lovely one of you and Kate,smiling together.Happy Thanksgiving to all your readers.Its a bit better day than yesterday at least the sun is shinning. Lovely colourful graphic.........Love Jeanxx

susanebunn said...

Hi Jan!  I just love the graphic today and enjoyed seeing your pictures.  Isn't Maddy a sweetie?  Your kind wishes for Thanksgiving are greatly appreciated.  We will be having our celebration on Saturday here.  I feel like I am in the Twilight Zone here today.  I should be watching the Macey's Thanksgiving Day Parade on telly and then football forever, with extra loose jeans on to accomodate my tummy.  Never mind.  Saturday is coming and I've recorded two football games to play in the background!  Ho, ho, ho!

Love,

Susie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/susanebunn/ItAllStartsAfter50/

cacklinrosie101 said...

Thanks for your good wishes, Jan!  I just found Marie's journal in the process of the Vivi's.  She does have some excellent recipes, among other things, posted.  Have a good day!  xx Chris

blpltt said...

Ooo!!  It worked.  You are back to slimline.  More than I shall be if I follow up all the gastronomic leads.  Verrry tempting, LOL.  You all look cosy on your sofa.  Bunny xx

sarajanesmiles said...

I love when people write about food in their journals!!!  Cauliflower and cheese pie?  Must check that one out, I like cauliflower cheese, and I like pie, who doesn't?!
:o)
Nice photo's too.
Sara   x

wfhbear said...

Thank you for the Thanksgiving well wishes. I sure liked the pictures you put up. That is a very pretty dog. Your weather sounds a lot like what the east coast of the U.S. is having now. I enjoy your Journal. My Regards, Bill.

sneezy7125 said...

Thank you for your kind wishes for Thanksgiving.
And that graphic is simply stunning!
Have a wonderful day, and take care!

Morgan
xxxx
http://journals.aol.com/Sneezy7125/RandomThoughts

lindachapmanuk said...

Hi Jan! enjoyed the photos and this entry! Linda xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/lindachapmanuk/metamorphing

lindachapmanuk said...

ps. it's nice to see a pic of you back in your side bar, I'd missed the other one! Linda xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/lindachapmanuk/metamorphing

jmoqueen said...

You are lucky to not have to go out in this weather.  I'm intrigued as to what you had for your dinner that evening now lol..............toad in the hole is great :-)  

Jen xx

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - although i wasn't working today i did have to pop out this afternoon and i got caught in the down poor ......had to dry my clothes in the tumble dryer when i got home, enjoy your wintry days by the fire knitting !
Luv Jayne x

lurkynat said...

thanks Jan! umm (No turkey for you? lol! ) ineresting entry! hugs
natalie

kaydeejay5449 said...

The cauliflower casserole looks yummy!  I love cauliflower.  
Hugs,  Kathy