1. A delicious meatless meal one night this week. I found the recipe for Pinto beans like Cracker Barrel’s at my friend Denise's blog and finally found time to try it. So good!
|Photo borrowed from RefreshHer|
OVEN POTATO WEDGES
4 large baking potatoes, unpeeled, each cut in 8 wedges the long way
2 Tblsp. olive oil
3 Tblsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. to 1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. paprika
Garlic powder to taste
Put the oil in a gallon size ziplock bag and add the potato wedges. Shake well to coat with oil. Add the remaining ingredients to the bag and shake well again to coat with the cheese and spices. Place the wedges, skin side down, in a single layer in a foil-lined shallow pan. Bake at 350º-375º for 45-55 minutes or until cooked through, brown, and beginning to blister.
The potatoes take awhile to cook (as do the apples) but the pinto beans are very quick and so flavorful. We both highly recommend this meal!
2. Work for my hubby this week with our son-in-law. Their interesting project is renovating a cabin that will eventually become a vacation rental. Mr. T has been doing the sheetrock work (some will call it drywall). He told the owner that he will trade his work for a stay in the cabin when it is all completed and ready for rental. (That won't be anytime soon, so no worries on the stay-at-home score. ) Below is part of the view from the living room:
3. A productive Saturday getting some cleaning done and even some baking, in addition to time spent at the old homestead. Mr. T was able to take a good number of bags and boxes to the dump as well.
|These daffodils bloom in a sheltered spot near the outside chimney at the home place|
|Graphic from Baptist Bible Hour|
6. Free Honey Crisp apples! My hubby was doing some work for folks who own an apple orchard. They gave him a box of free apples. True, not all the apples are in perfect shape, but most are, and the ones that aren't are still great for cooking and baking. It's fun to see how God provides not only for our needs, but also gives us some special treats. Honey Crisp is our favorite apple!
|Photo is from Pixabay; these are not the apples he was given!|