I hope everybody has a wonderful weekend ahead of them. When I got up this morning I decided that it was a "french toast" kind of day! What's better than a piece of french toast? Why, two of course;o) YUM!
I was the very lucky recipient of a contest put on by Revee over at Country Roads. I wanted to share with you the wonderful goodies that she sent me. She sent me these beautiful handmade tea napkins and to go along with them some most delicious teas! Miss Bonnie and I are already planning a tea party. Also included were some lovely note cards and the most heavenly scented soap. Thank you so much for blessing me, Revee!
I also was delighted to receive this adorable Fall bookmark from Kelli at There's No Place Like Home. On the back she had handwritten a lovely verse about Fall. She also included two wonderful teas ~ one was called Thanksgiving!! I don't think I can wait that long to sample it, though! LOL I just wanted to let everybody know that Kelli and her husband Phillip have started the most wonderful magazine called Seasonal Delights. It has the most beautiful pictures and all of her recipes and crafts have step by step instructions so they are so easy to follow~ I'm already looking forward to the Winter addition!
I wanted to share with you this book that I absolutely love. If you look closely you will see that it is "well loved!" I have had it for many years but it is a book that I like to revisit over and over again. The author has such a love for home and family and has so many wonderful ideas. It is well worth checking out at your local library.
Some of you have asked about the recipe for the spice tea that I posted about yesterday. It has been a family favorite for many years. My Grammy was known as the "tea lady" at her church! For many years she would provide refreshments to her Sunday School class and this tea was always a favorite. Everytime I drink it I think of my Grammy! It has many different names but the two most popular ones are Friendship Tea and Russian Tea. I will call it Friendship Tea since I'm sharing the recipe with all my blogging friends!
1/2 cup instant tea
1 cup sweetened lemonade powder
1 cup orange-flavored drink mix (e.g. Tang)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
In a large bowl, combine instant tea, lemonade powder, orange drink mix, cinnamon and clove. Mix well and store in an airtight container.
To serve, Put 2 to 3 teaspoons of mix in a mug. Stir in 1 cup of boiling water. Adjust to taste.
I want to thank all of you who have asked about how Miss Bonnie is doing. Y'all are truly the best! I am happy to say that she is doing better and as a matter of fact, she was so touched by your outpouring of love and concern that she will be doing a guest post to all of you dear friends on Monday!
Poor Mr. P's back is out so I will be spending this weekend tending to him. When his back goes out like this the most comfortable place for him is on the floor:o( I hope everybody has a wonderful weekend with family and friends!
How's that for a "hodge podge" post? LOL