Thursday, August 26, 2010

Just because Holly Asked!

I have been working hard on my project that I was taking my time out of blogging for but one of my sweet blogger friends left a recent comment and I quote "Gone long enough already!!! Come back!".  That would be Holly of I Wish I Were a Walton, so since I cannot resist a request from a friend I will try and start posting again.  Unfortunately I do not have anything completed to brag about.  I can tell you that I would love to be spending some time here:

And I would not mind having one of these while doing the sitting.
But this is actually what I have been doing most of the last three weeks:
 And my kitchen has looked like this and much worse most of the last month and a half:
But we did have a birthday party to go to a couple of weekends ago for our youngest grandson who
turned 2.
This was about an 8 foot sundae that was catered to their front lawn.
We have been eating a lot of fresh vegetables from our garden this year and I made a wonderful eggplant dish a couple of weekends ago that I thought I would share with you.  We had two really pretty eggplants that hubs brought in so I took some time surfing the web for a good recipe.

This is the the recipe that I found at Recipe4Living.  It is a little long so I am just going to send you that way
Awesome Eggplant Rollatine  and show you a couple pictures of the end result.
Hubs said its a keeper and I just found in my Ball canning/freezer book that you can freeze eggplant so I will be putting some in our freezer so we can have this yummy recipe again.
What do you say Holly am I back?  Now I am going to go visit some of my favorite bloggers and just chill for the rest of the evening.
Jenny Matlock

Have a wonderful weekend!  Blessings!


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Would that be cobalt Fiestaware that the delicious eggplant dish is resting on? I used to purchase frozen eggplant at the grocery store so it stands to reason that it would freeze well. I'm considering freezing some tomatoes to use in cooked dishes like chili, sauces, etc - have you ever tried that?

Have a great evening - and keep enjoying life.


Teresa said...

Oh my, that eggplant dish looks yummy.

Vicki said...

Just stopping over to say thanks for stopping over :)
I understand your absence, painting is almost as treacherous as unpacking! Love your blues too.
New follower....

Ann said...

Wow! I love your blue seat and I am definitely with you eating that meal - I am sure I can smelll it from here.
Happy weekend

C said...

I like your blog. Because I like blue wooden benches and I like the name Holly. :)


Holly said...

Welcome, welcome!!! So glad you're back!!! What a sweet post!!

Looks to me like you have plenty to blog about!!! I love the look of eggplant, but not the taste...very bland...but now I have something new to try and a reason to start growing them!!!! My garden has been keeping me very busy too and hence, the house has been severely neglected!!
Love the picture of your little grandson...what a love!!

On my way to Spokane for the Buggy Barn outdoor quilt show, the new Farmchick's store and Hurd Merchantile. A few antique and quilt shops along the way...should be fun!!!
Have a great weekend!!

mrs. c said...

i know you have been sooooo busy, as I have since school just started and I have had all 20 of my students this week! Sometimes we just need a little chill time s well. I love your chair and I can't wait to try this recipe! I know you have been a "canning queen" lately so I understand your little "vacation" from blogging. Hope you have have a great week!

fuzziekit said...

glad to see you stopping by... glad to see the up date. I know how painting and creativity in every day life can be insane. Glad to see you are at least having fun.

Cheryl said...

That blue bench looks inviting. The dinner smells delicious. What time should I arrive?

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

We are all HAPPY that you are back:) Your grandson is just a little doll! Hope you have a FUN weekend.


Jingle said...

sweet and lovely blue!

Pondside said...

I expect that there will be eggplants waiting to be picked when I get home tomorrow. I thought it was so sweet of The Great Dane to plant them, as I like them much more than he does.I'll have to look at that recipe - thanks!

Lourie said...

All that food made me hungry! hahaha.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Great bits of blue here! Your painting endeavors yielded beautiful results :o)

Yumm! The Eggplant Rollatine looks delicious! And best of all is the photo of your adorable grandson! (Oh! I can NOT wait til we are grandparents :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
(If you get a chance, I'd love if you would stop by my place :o)

Nora Johnson said...

Love all the blue seat & the eggplant dish looks so inviting! You have a lovely site - I'll be back!

Have a great weekend,


btw My Rainbow Blue link is here for you!

Jenny said...

So nice to see you!

And what a delicious and fun link to Rainbow Summer School!

Your Grandson is really precious. That photo is so sweet...and that sundae looks mighty sweet, too.

Eggplant is one of the things that grows amazingly well here in the desert. I'll have to try that dish.

Thank you for linking!

And thank you to Holly for getting you to take a break from all your hard work.


paige said...

I can relate to the painting/blog time out. We've just finished painting the whole house and my blog thinks I've abandoned it. Worth the work though, huh?

Melinda Cornish said...

You have been busy...I love the blue bench and the eggplant recipe looks great! Summer just flew right on by didnt it?