Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Up and at 'um. Same old same old....

The pups were ready to go back in the house before I even started on the stalls.

I had most of them cleaned before Gary got back from Java to help me (chorus day).

The ponies ate in the front paddock as the snow started spitting.

Got in the house with enough time for a quick shower.

Arrived at rehearsal right at 10.

Yes Mike, we are still plugging away with Loch Lommond. Maybe a little better than last week.

Not one of our better days.

On the way home I stopped at Wegmans to pick up a few things....saw Jack R. and invited him and Louise to dinner.

When I walked out of the store it started snowing like crazy! Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the dogs went out with me to open the indoor up for the horses.

Of course they preferred to stand out in the paddock. back in the house and started working on dinner.

I parboiled some tomato/basil/chicken sausage, then browned it.

Sauted some peppers and onions for the sauce.

At the same time, made some homemade croutons.

Added our homemade sauce to the peppers and onions...threw in the sausage.

Look what I got at the store for $2.49. It made the whole kitchen smell sweet.

Set the table and crashed on the couch for an hour before going out to do chores.

Look who went into the indoor and rolled her brains out!

There was very little color in the sky today...the temperature might have hit the high 20s.

Put the ponies in for the night and got in the house by 5:30.

We had a cozy fire going.

Finished up the dinner preparations as Jack and Louise were arriving at 6.

Invented a new salad tonight. Romaine, sweet onion, 1 green apple, craisens, crumbly blue, homemade croutons, 3 pieces of bacon crumbled and Good Seasons Italian Dressing (balsamic vinegar).

Louise brought asparagus.

The pasta was the thin whole grain variety topped with sauce and sausage.

A little red vino....

How could I forget to take a shot of the dessert? A scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with homemade hot fudge, toasted pecans and whipped cream. Off the charts.

Finished up with a cupa tea (as Lynda would say).

So now it is time to call it a day.... night all.


Sunny said...

Your little pups are so cute in their jackets and your horses are marvelous.
Another heartwarming journal entry.
Sunny :)
P.S. Very enjoyable music selection too. said...

I can't tell you how much I enjoy your dinners. I am always amazed at how easily you whip up such a delicious meal & with guests coming over! - on a moments notice to boot.
Martha aint got nothing on you missy.

Gayle said...

Snow and more snow...lucky girl. We just have cold. I think we are in for a rainy summer...mild winter=crappy summer. *sigh*

Dinner looks great again. Hope it was enjoyable.

diane b said...

Still having full days ,I see. Great photos of the dogs, horses and food.

elvira pajarola said...


The horses covered with the blankets in the snow...the cute little dogs also and so well done the pics of the playing doggies in the snow...!
...The Dinner(!!) just makes me say....: I found new fabulous inspirations to improve my cooking...!!!!!!!
....and prepared with so much care and lovingly table set...!
Ahhh....Il vino .....
I'd love to taste it too.....!

ciao ciao elvira

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great day - like the invented salad!

Jo said...

Oh Lori, your pups are so adorable. And yum for your divine dinner. What is the beautiful bloom called?

Grey Horse Matters said...

Your days always seem so busy and yet you have time for friends and dinner. Everything looks delicious.

Julie said...

funny - I grew up on a street named Loch Lomond..

Great pictures!

Enjoyed my visit to your blog!

restoration42 said...

Snow, horses, dogs, and find company for dinner. Lori, you sure know how to live. Well, maybe snow doesn't belong on the list.

Achieve1dream said...

Wish I enjoyed cooking. Your food looks delicious!! Of course having a dairy allergy makes cooking difficult for me. Oh well. I'll just drool over your photos. :)

Ken Mac said...

i love it all, but the angel hair is profundo!~