Friday, November 6, 2009

a day in the life (prompt04)

yesterday was another busy day for us- school, cranium kids, errands, dinner, homework, bath & more. while dd was at school, i picked up 'Aliens in the Attic' on dvd, wrapped it and made a cute note tag- she loved her special surprise when we got home! the hubs has been working long hours so she's been kind of bummed. anyway- in my usual rush to try & get dinner on the table, i opened up the cabinets to see what i might fix & happened upon my old recipe book. i pulled it down and one of my Mom's recipes fell out! i smiled as i picked it up & re-read one of my childhood favorites that my Mom lovingly typed up-'broccoli for gab'. the paper is so worn & torn from heavy use over the years, and i could clearly hear her voice in my mind as i read over the directions. i checked the fridge & was happy to find that i had everything i needed to make it for dinner. it turned out great and was such a nice memory & celebration of my Mom too. it's such an old comfort food for me- just what the hectic day & my nerves needed. the upcoming holidays are the time when i miss my parents the most. although we enjoyed this dish at holiday meals, we had it often, all year round. here's the recipe to share. my hubs loves it & he doesn't even like broccoli ;)
i hope you enjoy it too!
click to enlarge & then control+click to 'save as' to your computer:

gift note tag made with My Favorite Things Snow Bunny stamp set, colored pencils, momento black ink.
digital recipe card file is part of House of 3- Recipe card printable kit ($3.00)
rounded corner frame on top photo by House of 3 too.


Enjoy the Ride said...

That broccoli recipe sounds yummy - thanks for sharing. I wonder... could I use frozen broccoli florets instead of fresh ... I usually have frozen in the house. YUM!

humel said...

Hey, I'm liking your blog :-) Hello from a fellow BfS classmate! *waves*

I love your favicon but I'm having real trouble with mine. I've mentioned it on the forum but I'd be really grateful for any help you can give me :-)

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Megan said...

Your tag here is DARLING!! I came by to check out your blog and thank you for being so kind to leave comments on my blog! I hope to see you around the forum more often. :)