Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mid Week Musings

Good morning!  I woke up at 6:00 A.M. and it was only 40 degrees!  Brrrr.   I am sitting here thinking about all of the things that we have going on in the next few weeks, and it is crazy!   I take care of my 4 year old grandson while my daughter works, but today he is with his Daddy.  I am going in to see my other daughter, Gennifer in a bit so that she can make me pretty with a new hair do.  And since I have a free day, I am sort of entertaining the idea of going to see The Iron Lady.  I just love Meryl Streep.  I have a friend who looks like Meryl.  Viki is her name.  Hi Vik!
Last night I made one of our winter favorites, Beef Barely Soup.  I didn't blog it, but you can find that post here. http://cakesbykristin.blogspot.com/2009/11/beef-barley-soup.html  I also made a loaf of homemade English Muffin bread in my bread machine.  And you can find that recipe and post here. http://cakesbykristin.blogspot.com/2010/12/english-muffin-bread.html
This morning, I enjoyed the English Muffin bread toasted, with some of my favorite yogurt and homemade granola on top.
This is our favorite bread recipe of all time!
Tonight we are meeting my Mom and brothers and sisters in laws, nephews and girlfriends, and all family who wants to attend, at what we call "Bar Night."   This is something we do periodically, where we pick a restaurant and all meet up in the bar, for a casual night of appetizers and visiting.  We have a rather large family, and this is a fun and easy way to gather and allows us to get up and move around and visitate (made up word I stole from my neighbor Gary) with everyone.  I think we may also get to go see my nephew Joe's new condo afterwards. 
Off I go to get ready for my day.  I hope to also get in and purchase my paint for the guest bedroom.  And if I can squeeze it in, get that room painted this weekend. 
Happy Hump Day!!
XO  Kris

23 comments:

Katie said...

Enjoy your day to yourself today!! I love your previous post with all the aqua & red!! I love those colors together so much these days, I think it would be so fun for a kitchen!
Wet your Whistle at the Bar tonight ;)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Your family is so fun. Have a great time and enjoy your day off.

Kerri said...

Bar Night?! If only my family could be so cool! You getting a new hairdo? Enjoy your day!

Linda said...

Oh how I love barly soup! Enjoy your Bar night...that sounds like fun!!

The Garden Bell said...

Soup sounds good right about now, here at a whooping 10 degrees today. What a fun way to visit with family. I like that idea. Have fun.

Heather - The Good Life said...

Your soup and bread sound wonderful and perfect for cool weather. Hope you are doing well. Enjoy your visit with your family this evening. Take care! :-)

Jill said...

I love Meryl Streep too! You'll have to let me know how the movie was :-)Can't wait to see your new hairdo! Enjoy your day!

Blessings,
Jill

by Teresa said...

You do keep busy, don't you! We're hanging out by the fire, hubby just made us teriyaki chicken with yakisoba noodles for lunch. Now to crochet.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Cheryl said...

Sounds like you have a great day planned...I love your Bar Night get together..what a great idea! Think that's something our big family would love. Great sounding recipes.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like you have a great day planned...I love your Bar Night get together..what a great idea! Think that's something our big family would love. Great sounding recipes.

Heather said...

Your soup sounds delicious. It's supposed to rain this weekend so that might be the perfect recipe for it! Seems everyone is posting food these days. I love the "Bar Night" idea. Have a great time!

Nicolle said...

Have fun tonight. Your family is so much fun!

I love beef barley soup. I eat it at a steakhouse near us, and it's so good. I will check out your recipe, since I've never made it myself.

Love Meryl Streep too. She is one of my all time favorites. She is so great.

xo.

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

The bread sounds so good, I think I can taste it. LOL Post a photo of your new doo:)

Whosyergurl said...

I love Activia and eat it everyday! Bar night sounds fun!
tell me about the "Cakes by Kristin" part. I've meant to ask before, but your link made me remember.
xo, Cheryl

Genn said...

Hope bar night was fun.
Did you see Iron Lady???
January has been awfully busy hasn't it? I feel like we have so much on the calendar right now.

Stacey said...

I hope you enjoyed your free day :) That granola looks delish!

Pam said...

I really want to go see Iron Lady too... wish we live in the same city then we could go together! Enjoy your day.

corners of my life said...

What a cheery morning table with all those colors. A bright start . . .

Betsy said...

You are one busy lady! It sounds like your family knows how to enjoy their time together. Your barley soup sounds so good on a cold snowy night.

Have a good weekend!

Betsy

melissa said...

that is so cool you all enjoy gettin together like that! have a great time Kris!

Cozy Little House said...

Your table looks delightful. Now I'm hungry!
Brenda

Val said...

Enjoy and have tons of fun!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Kris, I love the idea of 'bar night'. How fun to hook up and chat with family. Meryl Streep is one of my favorite actresses. I think that she is so talented. Pretty cute for an old gal too. Good luck with the bedroom. Hubby and I are going to attempt a bit of bead board. I was hoping to start this weekend, but it didn't happen. Entertaining two of our granddaughters. One is 11 and one 13. They both had birthdays on the 17th. Took them to dinner and a sleep over for celebration.