October 27, 2007

Happy Saturday!
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!

Friendship Tea
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!

Much love,

Susan P.

How's that for a "hodge podge" post? LOL


Storybook Woods said...

Ohh every day should be a frenchtoast day !!!! What lovely gifts. I love the napkins. Just beautiful Revee. Kelli is the sweetest girl in the world !!! xoxoxo Clarice

Anonymous said...

Hello blog friend! I check in on you daily---usually no time for comments, but today I had to stop what I was doing and ask about your dishes---the pink transferware-type plate in your blog today. I have been looking for a set with a similar look that can withstand daily life with a young, growing family.
Hope Miss Bonnie is encouraged! Does she read much Elizabeth Elliott? Much encouragement to be found in her writings.
Have a lovely day!

Love Sows Seeds said...

I love frenchtoast too. And what beautiful gifts and thanks for the link to Kelli's magazine it's just lovely.

Susan P. said...

Rebekah, it's so nice to meet a new friend! To answer your question, the dishes are from Johnson Brothers and they are the Old British Castles (pink) pattern. They usually go on sale several times a year and that's when I add to my collection. Hope this helps!

thehomespunheart said...

Thank you for the update on Miss Bonnie - I was praying for her as she came to mind the other evening.

Kelli said...

Susan, I'm glad your bookmark and tea arrived! Thank you so much for your sweet words about Seasonal Delights!