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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday 21 August 2013

HOME Again, HOME Again, Jiggety-Jig!

"The Bible does not say very much about homes; it says a great deal about the things that make them. It speaks about life and love and joy and peace and rest. If we get a house and put these into it, we shall have secured a home." ~ John Henry Jowett

Hello dear bloggy friends and welcome to my HOME! As most of you know I have been on a blog break but I'm back this week to host another HOME party. I hope you have all been well and enjoying your summertime.

This week, if you will check out my previous post below this one, you will see that I hosted my Anne of Green Gables Tea Party.

I shared some new found teacups and transferware as well as tea sandwiches and raspberry cordial.

I made chicken salad for the croissants using this method. This is off the top of my noggin; no written recipe.

Chicken Salad
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 thick slice red onion, diced
1/4 cup diced red peppers
1/3 cup peeled and cubed English cucumber
Miracle Whip to your liking
A little squirt of barbecue sauce
Black pepper to taste.
Mix altogether and fill split croissants. Delish!

Also this week, I made Hodge Podge for dinner. This time of year when the veggies are fresh from the garden, it is the perfect time to make hodge podge. It is a dish that I was brought up on and here is my recipe should you wish to try it. Once again, I made it from memory the way my mother made it.

Hodge Podge
Peel and cut up a 5 pound bag of new potatoes
3-4 cups fresh yellow beans, snap off ends
2 cups fresh shelled peas {or frozen}

Scrub the veggies and then cut up the potatoes, snap the beans in half. This should fill three-quarters of a dutch oven. Add the peas just before the veggies are tender. This makes a lot of servings.

Cook veggies just until tender but do not over cook. Pour off water and add blend/cream to fill half way. Add 4 heaping spoons of butter and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until hot.

OPTIONAL: Sometimes I use half green beans and half yellow beans, cauliflowerettes, and a few new carrots, sliced up.

Hubby and I enjoy this even more the second day {if there's any left. He eats a LOT} Serve with biscuits, rolls, or homemade bread.

On a different note ~ I don't normally do this but this has been heavy on my heart this week...

Pls. visit her with a kind comment.

My bloggy friend and yours, Kitty @ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen lost her dear husband, Rich, a few days ago. Please pray for her and her family as they go through this very sad time of loss. Thank you and God bless! 

Since I was away for several weeks I will share the post from my last HOME party which had the most views.

Congratulations to Gina @ Victorian Wanna Be who shared a tour of some fabulous homes in an historic town of Illinois.

If you have a post which is HOME related, please link up and we can all visit you. Thank you for joining me this week and I wish you all a beautiful day!

"Lord, this humble house we'd keep
Sweet with play and calm with sleep.
Help us so that we may give
Beauty to the lives we live.
Let thy love and thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place." ~ Edgar A. Guest

I am joining the following parties as well~

What's It Wednesday ~
Home and Garden Thursday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi