Archive for September 12, 2007

Thursday Photo Challenge – School   4 comments


For more Photo Challenge Pictures go Here

Posted September 12, 2007 by Lana G! in Challenge, Photo, Photography

The Tea Party of Love   10 comments


Are you feeling the LOVE at my Tea Party Today?  I hope so! 

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you leave with a heart full of joy and some really yummy cheese cake!


A friend is someone we turn to
when our spirits need a lift.
A friend is someone we treasure
for our friendship is a gift.
A friend is someone who fills our lives
with beauty, joy, and grace.
And makes the whole world we live in
a better and happier place.

– Jean Kyler McManus –

You Are Invited

Here are my other Tea Parties you are more than welcome to come to as well:

Autumn Elegance

All American Tea

Posted September 12, 2007 by Lana G! in Fellowship, Food, Friends, Fun, Tea Party

Recipe Round Up – Soups and Stews   5 comments


Barefoot Contessa’s Rosemary White Bean Soup

1 pound dried white cannellini beans
4 cups sliced yellow onions (3 onions)
1/4 cup good olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large branch fresh rosemary (6 to 7 inches)
2 quarts chicken stock
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

In a medium bowl, cover the beans with water by at least 1-inch and leave them in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight. Drain.
In a large stockpot over low to medium heat, saute the onions with the olive oil until the onions are translucent, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the garlic and cook over low heat for 3 more minutes. Add the drained white beans, rosemary, chicken stock, and bay leaf. Cover, bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, until the beans are very soft. Remove the rosemary branch and the bay leaf. Pass the soup through the coarsest blade of a food mill, or place in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse until coarsely pureed. Return the soup to the pot to reheat and add salt and pepper, to taste. Serve hot.

Enjoy! Now head on over to Lux Venit to savor some more soups and stews.

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Posted September 12, 2007 by Lana G! in Fall, Food, Recipes

WFMW-Holes with a Purpose   9 comments

Have you ever wondered why there are holes in your measuring cup handles? 

I think I figured out the reason…


Use the holes to secure the measuring cups inside your dishwasher and you won’t have measuring cups

doing the flip and filling up with water or ending up on the opposite side of where you put them!


Clean measuring cups that stay put through a dishwashing cycle – definitely Works For Me!

For other WFMW tips, head on over to Shannon’s and have a Whimsical Wednesday 😉

Posted September 12, 2007 by Lana G! in Events, Home, Household Hints, Photo, Works For Me Wednesdays