Thursday, January 26, 2012


 Jill and Chester arrived at 7:30 to help with chores.
 He really seems to enjoy hanging out in the barn.
 Mild and grey....rain on the way.

 When we finished the stalls, went out and picked the pastures.  As you can see, we got a dusting of snow...our winter merry go round.
 Decided to get my butt out of the house today...met Sally and Judy down at Java for lunch.
 What else?  My favorite sandwich in the whole wide world...a Greek Panini with a salad on the side.  Sally had one too.  Judy went for a bowl of mushroom soup.  Everything was outstanding.
 We gabbed for a couple of hours and I invited them for pasta tonight.
 Made the sauce, then started on a pie.
 Had some rhubarb in the frig (from our garden).  Annette...you should have a pretty good batch this summer.

 I prefer a crumbly top instead of crust.

 Out to do chores at 5:15.  The girls were ready to get in out of the weather.  Of course after it rained they all rolled in the indoor.
 Here's Sidney's feed room set up.
 He only has 4 choices of where he should sleep.

 Dinner was served at 6:45.
 Whenever I make spags, Sally and Judy are on the guest list.
 Judy brought a salad and wine...
 Sally brought some rolls and the beautiful tulips you will see below.
 We had a lot of laughs tonight.

 Judy did not know I made a pie and brought these fabulous little tarts.
 I sent them home with pie so Gary and I don't eat it all.
 And to cheer us all up....the tulips.....

I'm going to hit the couch and watch "Julie and Julia"...Jill brought it over this morning.
Night all.


  1. What a delightful day you had, Miss Lori! That should help those winter blahs. And it's only 53 days 'til Spring!

  2. Dinner looks fabulous. I'm planning/hoping for lots of rhubarb this coming summer. Do you freeze it? I'd love to be able to make pie all through the winter.

  3. animal faces and flowers!

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  4. A great way to spend a winter's day...eating. I love rhubarb pie but I have never cooked it because Bill doesn't like it. The tulips are a super colour.

  5. I just love the way Chester takes his new duties so seriously! And as for Sydney: so like my cats who have different places to sleep. I love the tulips and always like reading about your meals Lori. Greetings from Jo

  6. Snow...rain..sun...snow...rain..sun.... what a vicious cycle. It would drive me nuts! We are supposed to be heading to -50* tonight (heard some places getting -65*... yes, that is insane). Went from -17* to -26* while we were at soccer so it may be happening, but at least I know. It must drive you nuts with all the variety. (Dinner looked awesome).

  7. Chester...what a beautiful, good doggyface.....oh, he was adopted by Jill....I LOVE it!!!!!

    ....Out for lunch, gorgeous Idea & the greek sandwich ...hmmm!

    I'd LOOOVE to try your rhubarb-pie....I'd LOOOOOOOOVE to!!!!!!!

    The rubyred tulips tip the pint on a sympatic dinner with friends & fantastic lookin spaghetti....!!!!!

    Have a sunny(!!!!) weekend, Lori!!

    ciao ciao elvira

  8. A wonderful day, despite the weather, Juli. The tulips brightened my morning.

    And I loved that movie. So cute. I hope you enjoyed it.

  9. We had spags last night w/my sister & her husband - great minds eat alike. :) You sure like to cook for people, don't you? I love that about you.

  10. I wasn't hungry this morning until I saw all of these pictures of food! I would seriously love a piece of that pie!

  11. A pie at the rhubarb ! Hummmm ! I do like it !

  12. Dear Lori,
    A lovely post today.


  13. Love Chester nose to nose with Phoebe...great picture.

    With four beds to choose from...Sid sounds like little Red Ridinghood. One too soft, one too hard, etc.

    Fun day!


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