Thursday, August 31, 2017

Twelfth Night

 Coat buddies.
 Final lines.

 Future Shakespearians.
 Traditional shirt signing.

 Facial hair.

Our leaders.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Sky and Yard, Etc.

Tried and liked a new Rhubarb Custard recipe.

Rhubarb Custards

Pre-heat oven to 350.
3/4 c. sugar, divided
appx. 3 1/2-4 c. sliced rhubarb
1 c. whole milk
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/3 c. flour
2 lg. eggs plus 1 egg yolk
coarse salt

Butter 6 gratin dishes (1" deep) or 6-4" ramekins (2" deep) and dust with sugar, arrange on rimmed baking sheet.  Toss rhubarb with 1/4 c. sugar. Divide among dishes. Cover each with parchment and then foil. Bake until rhubarb begins to soften and release liquid, about 30 min. Remove from oven. Leave oven on. Mix milk, cream, flour eggs and yolk, remaining 1/2 c sugar, and 1/2 tsp. salt until blended and smooth. Divide evenly among dishes. Bake, uncovered, until just set, 22-24 minutes. Let cool 20 min. I used a quiche pan and reduced the rhubarb by about 1/2 cup, cooking the same times.

There is always beauty just outside.

Kitten rest in the drowsy weather.
I made a fancy, schmancy fruit bowl for a shower.
Good, old Mama kitty.
Driving practice!!!
Game face!

Last year's sale plants are making good on their promise! Lovely!

Monday, August 28, 2017

This and That, July

Our buddy cousins came through on the way to visit grandparents!! Yay!!
Fourth of July hosts.
We had a 4th re-creation with our B friends since Katie had to work on the real 4th.

Our S friends came through shortly after the 4th and we got to spend time with all of them, including the grandkids.

New babies! Alex was baptized,
Frances was admired,
Eliana was cherished!