Daily Archives: May 28, 2007


Madeline in the Sandbox

This is my granddaughter Madeline who will be 3 in July. She is my only grandchild at this point. How surprised we all were to have a little girl in the family since to this point we had all boys..except for me. :o) I have one brother who has 2 sons, and my ex has one brother who has 2 sons and I have 2 sons. I was always so happy to have 2 boys. Boys are just what they are – boys…and thats great. Madeline is such a .. girl. She is SO good and she has always been so entertaining. Little girls clothes are sooo cute. I have made her some things…a quilted bunting bag, fleece poncho and hat, blankets etc. I started knitting her a little sweater but she outgrew it before I actually had it finished.

I found this little pattern for a little dress. I also found this material that I think will work well. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Madeline’s DressMadeline’s Dress Material



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Friday Night BBQ

We had a nice bbq dinner – Marc and I on Friday night. He marinated these pork chops in a garlic teriyaki type of sauce and then grilled it to perfection I’d say. We had some corn and roast potatoes…nice glass of wine…picture perfect and so yummy. We were going to have strawberries with something….shortcake…whip cream…icecream…we had our choice. Dinner ended up being rather late – we got a bit sleepy…and we forgot all about the dessert until breakfast time. oh well…


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Memorial Day in the USA


It turned out to be a beautiful weekend in Waterport, NY for Memorial Day. Last weekend was Victoria Day here in Canada and this weekend Memorial Day. Our arrangement, Marc’s and mine gives us extra celebrations each year. Marc is from Waterport, NY and I am in Aurora, Ontario. The weekends always find us either here or there and we have the opportunity to celebrate some holidays double.

For instance we celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving in October, American Thanksgiving in November, July 1st Canada Day and 4th of July in the States and as I mentioned above we have two celebrations in May.

This weekend we shared a picnic with friends for Memorial Day. Everyone brought something yummy to pass. We like to try something new and what better way to share something new?…. with guinea pigs….people who are willing to sample something that everyone is sampling for the first time. This could be risky but generally either everyone is polite or we have been lucky with our choices. We made…..

Vadelia Onion and Cheese Dip… Very yummy and very easy to prepare. Ingredients:

3 large vadelia onions chopped coarsely, 1 cup mayo, 2 cups grated cheddar cheese, 1/2 tsp. minced garlic, 1 tbsp tabasco sauce (or to taste) – we added more, a few red pepper flakes. Thats it!

All you do is saute the onions until they are nicely soft and have that nice yellow/brown glow. Mix the other ingredients in a bowl and add the onions. Place in a 1-1/2 quart greased casserole and bake 30 minutes uncovered at 375F. We served them with those neat square Triskets or you could also use scoopables or nacho chips. We had requests for the recipe. :o)

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