Tuesday, April 22, 2014

News from Tennessee

Well, Tuesday is here already. Coco is feeling better and better. Wants to go outside a lot, and dance with me. I love playing with her, she is so much fun. Wonderful news, looking forward to tomorrow. My blog  friend Marsha, from Marsha's Musings, is coming to see me. We are going out to lunch, and to the duck pond. Cannot wait to see her, she always touches my heart, and greatly encourages me. I received the sweetest gift in my mailbox today, from a friend that I use to go to church with. It was a beautiful card, with a $35.00 Cracker Barrel gift card inside. My favorite restaurant, such a nice heart blessing. My friends are the greatest gifts ever. I tried this new recipe last night for baked beans, yummy in the tummy. 
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans pork and beans
  • 3 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
 Mix onion, pork and beans, mustard, maple syrup, light brown sugar, ketchup, and lemon juice. Top with the bacon pieces. Bake, covered, for 45 to 60 minutes.


BumbleBeeLane said...

Girlfriend time is good for the soul. Have fun. The gift card sounds like the perfect excuse for you to take hubs to dinner..smile..Hugs! Amy

Terra said...

How sweet to spend time with a gal friend, and to receive the ideal gift card in the mail, too.

Anonymous said...

So very relieved she is doing better!

moreofhim said...

So happy to hear that Coco is doing better! Yay! Glad that you had a wonderful Easter and that you will be getting to meet a blogging friend. That's always fun! What a lovely gift you received...So glad to hear that you're being blessed. You deserve it!

Much love and many blessings - Julie

Joyful said...

Glad to hear Coco is doing much better and that you have received some blessings this week! Hugs. xx

sweetvintageofmine said...

So happy you are seeing a blogging sister/friend and getting to go out for girlfriend time...yeah! Enjoy! Blessings~~~Roxie

Cathy said...

I'm so glad Coco is better, and that Marsha is coming to see you tomorrow. I know you two will have fun. That was so nice of your friend to send you such a sweet blessings. Love you

Joy said...

So wonderful! I am happy for you. Enjoy your day:)

Chatty Crone said...

Coco is so cute - glad she i feeling better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Denise, So glad you are going out for a lunch outing and girlfriend time. How special to receive the Cracker Barrel gift card. Such a thoughtful gift to your favorite place.

Thank you for sharing the recipe. It sounds so good. My hubby loves beans.
So glad Coco is better too.

Have fun at lunch.

Debbie Harris said...

Your day sounds delightful!
I love baked beans, and will try your recipe for sure.
The Lord bless you.
Joy Debbie