Thursday, April 2, 2020

Good Morning!


Isn't it nice to have our favorite blogs to read in the mornings? I usually eat my breakfast first and then linger over a cup of coffee and read. Sometimes I don't even comment....I just sit and enjoy catching up with my blog buddies. Life has changed so much these past few weeks and I'm glad we can encourage each other and of course, 'flatten the curve' by staying home.


I can't say I've gotten SO much more done by staying home. My house is cleaner and I've tackled a few projects that get left undone (to quote Mrs. Hughes in Downton Abbey). And of course I've cooked!

I made cornbread using a recipe that my blog buddy, Lorrie shared on her blog Fabric Paper Thread. It's HERE! I omitted the sugar of course and made mine into muffins! And they really are buttery delicious!


Since I had a small carton of buttermilk I made a half recipe of biscuits too. I have that recipe in my head! lol But it's just easy peasy...with Crisco and some butter cut into the flour that has baking powder, baking soda and a sprinkle of salt. Add buttermilk and don't over mix your batter. 


We even had something different and it was very good. We grilled chicken breasts one night and froze one of them for later. So I took that out of the freezer, thawed it and cut it into small pieces. I made a white sauce, 1 tbsp butter with some fresh minced garlic cooked it in, added a little more butter, a couple of tbsp of flour and then 1 cup of milk. For spices we put oregano, basil and black pepper. I stirred that until it thickened some....not too thick and then added the chicken. We cooked pasta and put that in the pot with the sauce! And it was delicious. Homemade Chicken Alfredo!


I love when you go to take the photo real quick and the heat steams up your lens! lol Take two....!


I've stayed busy and continue to pray all through the day. How are you doing at your house? Let me know in the comments! I'm thankful for you all!

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42 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I do the same thing, drink my coffee while catching up on my blog reading. Your corn muffins and biscuits look yummy. I would also like the chicken and pasta meal. Thanks for sharing the recipes too.
Take care, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead.

Ellen D. said...

I read the blogs first thing in the morning also. Your photos are always great and I enjoy the commentary that you add, explaining what we are seeing or what you are doing. You do a wonderful job on your blog and I appreciate it very much! I may try to bake today - a simple shortbread cookie. I have never made them before but I found a recipe with only 3 ingredients - we will see if I can succeed as well as you have with your baking! Thanks again!

Sandra said...

every thing you made looks and sounds delish. the chicken thing would be good on endame spagetti. have your tried that? I use it in stir fry, just a little of it and under just about anything I can think of.. I don't like meat and the endame is protein, soy bean protein.. I make corn bread and use sugar sub in it. these biscuits are almost like make do biscuits. try them. simple, mix flour and whipping cream only, make it so you can roll and cut out and bake.

Sandra said...

also daddy taught me hot water cornbread... self rising cornmeal and pour boiling water in it, enough to make it drop from spoon. drop on a hot pan that has a littl butter or avocado oil and you have true hush puppies. back in the days of daddy, they did that for the dogs. I love it

SImple and Serene Living said...

You did save some for me? Right? Stay safe, sweet friend. xo Laura

Home Sewn By Us said...

Good morning! I am working from home, but I do try to read all my friends' blog posts early in the morning as well. I'm not so early today but I enjoy it never the less. Your corn muffins look yummy! I adore cornbread myself and often make it into muffins instead of a loaf. Take care and stay safe. ~smile~ Roseanne

Sue said...

Your mornings sound so peaceful, the rabbits are so cute, I love to decorate with rabbits.
The cornbread muffins and biscuits as does the chicken all look delicious. You can always tell a great cook, one who knows exactly what to add to a recipe to make it so delicious
It seems that we all are busy in the kitchen since the covid 19 hit.
I made fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, for dinner last night. I have also been busy in my garden,and like you doing a lot of praying.
Thank you for sharing.
stay well.
Blessings,
Sue

Scrapatches said...

Mmmmm ... it all looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing I Like Thursday with me ... :) Pat

Tom said...

...we are eating simply and well during these times. Take care and stay well.

podso said...

It sounds like you are making the most of your quarantine time. Certainly we have lots of opportunities to cook, but getting to the store is the challenge. I'm not a big planner ahead, and with 5 grocery stores within a mile of my house I was used to running out when I needed something. But things have changed and meal prp is a little more challenging! I make chicken Alfredo like you do! Delicious! I could eat chicken every day! Stay safe and healthy!

Vee said...

Hanging in...I always like to capture the “fog.” ☺️

Creations By Cindy said...

YUM...making me hungry now! LOL! Praying for us and trusting the Lord through it all. I have been teaching "Trustworthy" and we done our first ZOOM lesson last night on line. The timing is a wow factor on our lessons with all that we all are dealing with right now. But oh YES...He is TRUSTWORTHY. Stay safe friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Lea said...

Good Morning!
The cornbread recipe is very much like the one I use, except I use more milk (low-fat) and omit the buttermilk. It is using real butter that makes it so good! And I use butter to grease my pan, too. I cook mine a little bit browner because we both like a crispy crust.
So good to hear from you this morning!

Monica Hein ~ Beauty Diary said...

All the food makes me hungry! Just styaing and reading blogs and watching movies :) not much to do these days

Edna B said...

Your muffins look yummy! I don't cook all that much. It's just for me. I stick to the really easy menus. I'm busy most days with crocheting. Hopefully, this virus will mend itself and we can all get back to our normal days. You stay safe and have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Michele Morin said...

Comfort food, home projects, and trust in our faithful God are what we need to get us through this challenging season!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your muffins, biscuits and dinner all look great! I have been cleaning, cooking a lot and taking walks around my house and yard.

photowannabe said...

After my devotions and quite time with the Lord I enjoy drinking my coffee and visiting with my blogging friends too.
Your dinners look delicious. last night I fixed baked chicken parmesan with roasted taters and fresh asparagus. Quite tasty if I do say so myself.
Trying to stay safe and stay home except for the neighborhood walks and trip to the grocery during Senior Hours.

Sue

The Feminine Energy said...

Oh how delicious your food looks!! I must admit my mouth watered. *haha* And I love your Easter decorations.... they're so beautiful & cheerful. Blessings upon your day~ Andrea xoxo

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Your mornings are cute. Bread, cookies and pasta look delicious. I love chicken because it's tasty.
Beautiful Easter decorations.
I wish you a lot of health I send hugs and greetings.
Lucja

LA Paylor said...

yes to alfredo dinners and visiting with friends! The stuff that keeps us human
LeeAnna

Sandi Magle said...

Perhaps this forced seclusion is going to change the way we eat as a nation. Eating from scratch is much healthier than going through drive throughs and buying premade 'food' --I use that term loosely. I planted two huge planters of lettuce, which should produce within a month or so, and by July we will be eating out of the garden. I hope seclusion isn't still going on then, but we will have some healthy food, (and I'll have a clean house maybe, too, lol.)
Sandi

Jeanie said...

I love everything here -- sweet bunnies and buttermilk biscuits and so much more! It all looks wonderful, Diane!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your recipes look yummy. I play catch up on blog reading on my days off, sometimes in the evening if I am not too busy.

Terri D said...

Your meal looks delicious! I have tackled a couple of things but am really ashamed of myself for not being motivated enough to really get some BIG things done that need doin'! Yes, I'm cooking more. Ugh.

Lorrie said...

I usually sit on the couch with my mug of tea after breakfast and read blogs. Then I get to work on school stuff.
Thank you for the blog mention :). The chicken Alfredo recipe sounds good! There is a lot of prayer happening here, too. Stay well.

Buttercup said...

Same here! I stay very busy and pray all day. I'm not sure where the day goes! I do spend a lot of time cooking and cleaning the kitchen. Take care and stay well!

Angie said...

Diane - I changed it up this week and wrote a post to link up with a bunch of my favorite linky parties. So glad I did - here I am, salivating over all your delicious food (ooh, that might not be good in these virus days). Good thing we went on a long hike today, or I might be worried about my waistline! We are well, and glad you are too!

Rhodesia said...

Those muffins look great. I followed the link and all I could find was cornbread with bacon, is this what you used minus the bacon?
Hope you are staying safe and keeping well, Diane

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I do the very same...read blogs while drinking my morning decaf. I also love food, reading about it and especially recipes. So thanks for sharing what you are making. We must all do our part now to keep everyone safe including ourselves. Be safe too, my friend!

jo(e) said...

During this time of quarantine, I feel like I'm just re-discovering blogging. With hot tea, rather than coffee.

PaintedThread said...

I need more time to read more blogs! :-) Your cornbread looks good - but then I saw the biscuits. Yum!!!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh my! Your muffins and biscuits look so good!! Yummy. I love them both. You could say you are at Cracker Barrel with the plate of corn muffins and biscuits! Do you have any of their blackberry jam? That's my favorite! Your chicken alfredo looks really good too. We do stuff like that quite often with left over chicken breast. I love your bunnies on the table, which reminds me...I keep meaning to get my Easter bunnies out of the shed and decorate, and just keep forgetting. Now I know I need to. Easter is almost here! Thanks for the reminder!! Have a blessed and safe and healthy day.

Anne said...

By staying at home I have been enjoying my all time favorite past time Reading, have discovered Adult Coloring again,and started to write more. I even have found a new hobby.. I always wanted to grow a herbs, so I figure now is the time. I bought some soil, seeds online and a book about planting. I am getting the egg carton all ready.. I can't wait to start!

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I enjoyed your photos of your treats. YUM!
Sam our Wisconsin National Guard Son has been deployed to help in the Dane County / Madison area of Wisconsin.
Praying for all on the frontlines.
Love, Carla

Anonymous said...

Diane, what a sweet tablescape you have with the bunnies! And your muffins and dinner look scrumptious! Thank you for sharing them with us!

My Tata's Cottage said...

Those muffins look so good!We've been baking a lot although my hubby still has to go to work. Except they are on a schedule. He worked last week so he was off this week. He will work next week and it goes back and forth. He works for a law firm and since all the attorneys and their support staff can work full time from home his dept. and the mail room work but the staff is small 10 people, half working one week and the other half the next.Staying busy with projects and getting some things I otherwise would put off done. Love the bunnies! Stay safe and healthy.

Red Rose Alley said...

We are all doing well over here, Diane. Thank you for asking. You have been cooking a lot lately. I think everyone has been in the kitchen more these days. The chicken alfredo looks really good, and it's one of my favorite dishes. Cornbread...Yummy. It's nice that they turned out so well without sugar. I have been cooking and baking a lot also, but I can't seem to find flour at the store for baking. The carrots and bunnies on your centerpiece are darling. It's good to catch up with you, Diane. Stay well, dear friend.

~Sheri

BeachGypsy said...

I love chicken alfredo, so that looks delicious.......I'll be headed over for supper soon, okay? ha ha ha LOL. Love your pretties you set out for spring, I still haven't tackled the Easter box decor. Maybe this weekend. Maybe not! LOL Yes, I agree, having blog buddies helps tremendously.......so fun to check in with y'all every morning and see what everyone's up to and make sure everyone is ok. We are all encouraging each other!!! Hugs

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Yummm - I love chicken most any way - and add green beans and some corn bread and I'm in heaven.

Debbie said...

i have been cooking a lot too, i guess we all have!! i did not decorate the house inside for easter, i did do a few things outside!!! the pasta looks so yummy!!!

Jeannie said...

I have been overwhelmed with sadness but am now beginning to feel better. The rains have stopped and the sun is shining and that is making all the difference. I know it will get worse especially when the economy opens back up and so many of the jobs will be gone. Next will come the hyperinflation caused by the massive amount of money our government has been printing since September of last year. One day at a time...just one day at a time is what I keep telling myself.
Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry