Family Times From Our Neck Of The Woods :A Reblog from December 2015


I started posting Good Morning,which it was when I first got on here. It is 12 PM right now as I write this.
So Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening and Good Night.
Did I get everyone?
The internet is working AT THE MOMENT so I am taking advantage of it.
How is everyone this Sunday?
It is another Beautiful day here in Florida. Crisp and Sunny out. Maybe it can start drying up a bit.
Danny’s been off since Tuesday at 4PM and it’s been great. Now I am ready for him to go back to work so I can get back to work here. The blog is needing my attention. The house is needing a little TLC.
I have new books to read and a couple of new Bible Studies starting tomorrow. Lot’s of things going on that I need to share.

It is a little late posting about your first “cuppa of whatever” this morning. I never had anything. To be honest, I was up most of the night and slept in this morning.



Tap on the photos if the comment doesn’t show. Grrrr.


Rediscover Sunday, family time, and POT ROAST

Your Life
Michelle DiFranco
April, 2014

From Sarah:We are having Southern Chicken and Dumplings tonight instead of my Northern Version with fluffy dumplings and carrots, celery and onions.

Sunday Pot Roast

  • 3-4-pound boneless chuck roast
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (plus more for drizzling)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 16-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup dry red wine
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • 2 medium onions, quartered
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 5-6 red skin potatoes, quartered
  • 1 ½ cups sliced button mushrooms
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2-3 bay leaves

Season the entire cut of beef with salt and pepper. In a large Dutch oven (with lid), heat the 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (on medium to high heat). Sear the meat on all sides until a nice brown crust is visible on the outside. Add the wine first and then the beef broth and crushed tomatoes. Evenly distribute the vegetables and herbs around the roast. Drizzle with a bit more extra virgin olive oil and season with additional salt and pepper. Cover with lid and reduce heat to very low. Cook for about 3 ½ to 4 hours (basting every 30–45 minutes with juices from pot) until beef is tender.

Carefully remove roast from pot and slice on a cutting board. Remove herbs and discard. Arrange sliced roast and vegetables on a large platter and serve with the juices from the pot.

I would love to have a bicycle that actually worked. Danny and I use to enjoys our bike rides.


Bambi and Thumper


Go for a walk in the rain.

Or the snow.

Old-Fashioned Sunday Dinner

Sometimes a good, old-fashioned Sunday dinner is just right to round out the weekend.

By FamilyTime

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Take time this weekend to get the family together for an old-fashioned Sunday dinner. Whether you plan a midday or early evening meal, slowing down with good food and good company is a grand way to celebrate the importance of family.

Gather the Family
Sunday dinners are meant to be multi-generational. This means grandparents and toddlers, teenagers and baby boomers sit down at the same time in the same place and break bread.

I miss family dinners and friends getting together.
I miss children.  Laughter.  Kids playing.
Their hugs and kisses.

Perseverance: My WORD for 2016.



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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on My Daily Musing and commented:

    Great things to do and a recipe for a yummy pot roast.

    1. Thank you. For the reblog and the comments. I love meals like Pot Roasts and Chicken and Dumplings. Family times meals.
      I just wish Danny would eat at NORMAL times. He eats right before he goes to bed. That could be 2 in the morning or later. LOL
      How are you doing?

      1. You’re very welcome, :). Happy to be done with moving and unpacking, lol. Ready to settle in.

        1. I bet you are. Moving is stressful.

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