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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, May 21, 2012

Good Morning Monday

GOOD MORNING BLOG FRIENDS! Hope you had a fairly good weekend. Our big event here was seeing the Avengers. The characters were great. But am I the only person that didn't like that city tore up like like? Reminded me of 9-11. It was good though and my family loved it.

Okay yes yet another (high speed) barn picture -  from South Carolina.  I am going to have to start looking for some more here.  Now I know the attachment is called a pole barn.  And this kind of looks like a house  to me, but it was a barn.



What is this you ask?  My grandson made this for me last night.  It is a waffle with whipped cream for the hair, two cherries for the eyes, and a chocolate mouth.  (And then he brings me - sugar free syrup. 



The next picture is the boys 'resting'. The story behind it is kind of funny. Well Rick is supposed to sit and rest. And Disco is used to resting with him - and lays where the grandson is sitting. Well grandson decided to sit with grandpa and help him rest - playing with the X-box (which I hate.) Anyhow then Disco had to be up there - but he kept looking at grandpa and crying for his spot!



Now here is the recipe of the week. Sent to me by Jenn's Three Graces.  Apple Nachos.  From Pinterst.
Obviously this isn’t a recipe–use your imagination and your fave toppings to make THE perfect apple nachos!

I used (to feed 1 1/2 kids and 2 adults): 3 crispy and slightly tart apples (we ♥ honeycrisp! yum…)

1 tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter
1/4 cup sliced almonds 1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
For these, I sliced up some apples thin enough so it would be easy to eat the slice in one or two bites.
I also lightly spritzed the apples with lemon juice to keep them from browning too fast.
Then I melted some peanut butter–until it was super runny–and drizzled it all over the apples.
Next, I topped the apples and peanut butter with unsweetened flaked coconut, sliced almonds, a few pecans and, of course, chocolate chips.
And finally, I drizzled a little more peanut butter onto the plate. Ya know, for good measure.
Couldn’t get much easier! Be sure to eat these with your hands, just like real nachos.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:


 Love,


66 comments:

Jeanie said...

I like the picture of your boys resting together. Poor Disco-I guess he can have his spot back today while your grandson is at school.

Sandra said...

love the boys in the chair. me thinks mabye a bigger chair? LOL great shot.

Rhonda said...

Apple Nachos ...uhmmmm who would have thought?

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Apple nachos? Never heard of that ... but it sure looks (and sounds) yummy! Definitely going to have to try them soon! ;-)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Yummy food in your blog today. The waffle and the nachos sound very good to me! Nice your grandson can be spending sometime with your hubby. Helps to pass the time when there is someone to share it with. Hope your Monday is a great one!

Susan said...

Awwwwww, the waffle face was adorable. The nachos sound terrific, too. There's a caramel sauce in the super called Mrs. Richardson's....near the ice cream. Oh Sandie, if you have it there, buy it. It's FABULOUS.

Loved the new header, too. Your blog is adorable and so are you! Susan

Jean said...

I like the smiley face waffle. Sweet!
The guys look cozy...your furbaby looks like he is going to roll off.:)

Life is good! said...

love the waffles. your grandson is so sweet. obviously very compassionate to rest with grandpa and be concerned about sugar free syrup!

BelovedBomber said...

We will be sure to try some apple nachos! Thanks for the great idea!

TexWisGirl said...

the waffle is too cute.

yup, i wanna see some 'slower speed' barn shots from you some time!

Knitty said...

How thoughtful, bringing you lite syrup with the waffle! Lol! That apple nacho looks heavenly.

Sweet picture of your hubby resting with all that "help". I hope he is feeling well and your reasons for worry are diminishing.

Sally said...

LOVE the boys resting! So cute.

The waffle looks great, and the nacho's too. :)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Love the waffle...how sweet! Okay, sweet in two diff. ways...ha!
Nice pic of your men, too. Hope all continues to be good with your hubby!
Take care and have a wonderful day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Aw your boys are so cute! Don't think that movie is my kind of but then I don't go to the movies too often! hugs, Linda

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Afternoon Monday Here. My Mom used to say. Monday all day.

Love pix of your hubby trying to relax. It is hard I can imagine.Hard for men. God bless him for getting into the game thing with your Grandson.Unless he can watch a sport of his choice as my hubby is a soccer fan and most days he has games. Not much your hubby can do.
Poor dog, ha,ha. That is cute.

Like the Smiley waffles. how cute is that and artistic.

Apple Nacho's. Interesting.

May you be feeling somewhat relaxed now my dear friend.


hugs
xxoo

Modern Day Disciple said...

Wow, where to begin? OK- I pray I am a good example to my daughter and SS kids, but I know I fail, sigh , at times- relying on grace but hopeful...?!
I love the way your grandson thinks...it kinda makes sense. It's like when I used to work at this salad place years ago- the ladies would come in and order salad with diet dressing, Diet soda and Cheesecake for dessert! ;)Seriously. And hey, that's ok!
Yum on the apple dish. And the Anne Frank quote and toon is sweet. One of my favorite hard to fathom lives...and journal keepers. Happy Monday- Hugs!


Disco is adorable!

Fiona said...

Fantastic photo of the boys snuggling together
and the cream waffle cake
yummy!

Have a lovely week Sandie


x Fiona

Bev said...

That waffle brought tears to my ears... :) what a sweet boy.... and those apply nacho's... yum!!

Cheri said...

Oh that recipe looks so yummy, I am going to have to try it.

Lynn said...

That's a wonderful picture of the three "resters." :)

Apple nachos. Yum.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well resting with grandson had to be nice for your hubby :) Wow, those nachos look yummy! Love,Debby

Karen said...

Very sweet sharing, Sandie...and I love that quote by Anne Frank...

Debbie said...

YUMMO!! Enjoyable entry!!

Linda Chapman said...

Such a good post!

I saw the Avengers and thought it was funny that with all that mayhem and and disaster and commontion......they chose ONE BUS to evacuate?? NO ONE else needed help from all the shenanigans??

andy said...

Very cool waffle! !!!!!!

EM Illustrator said...

Awesome pics - and I love the waffle pic [so cool]. Poor Disco - not being able to get his spot..hehe.
Hope you're having a good day!

Hugs,
Eva

Starry Dawn said...

Good Morning Sandie!
I am glad to read your story for today. I am also glad to see your husband and your grandson together with Disco, your other baby.
I am still praying for your dear husband complete healings and prompt recovery. I believe in the power of prayers. God can heal at a single touch, if we have faith, if we believe in our Heavenly Father. The Lord is the answer to all our prayers, Sandie.
Thank you, Sandie for sharing your love with the world!!
You are an amazing friend, Sandie.
God bless you and those you love!!
Big Warm Hugs from Poet Starry.

Retired English Teacher said...

Loved the waffle. I'm sure glad you ate it with sugar free syrup. LOL

How is your husband doing? I see he is resting. Any news on when he will have his procedure?

jack69 said...

Nice laid back Monday entry. Good to read. Like the resting, as the hubby should be doing. And in spite of some bumps in the road, everyone usually gets their seats back!!!
The recipe sounds good. Never seen or thought of it, but sherry would love it, it has p-nut butter. hahaha

Love sent from the Mts of NC.

A Quiet Corner said...

Forget the apple nachos...I'm heading for that waffle...send the boy here!...:)JP

Gloria Hood said...

Waffles..........I'm just gonna die!

Maple Lane said...

What a great sounding recipe and I love the photo of the boys at rest! Wishing you a nice evening!

Dee said...

Love the waffle face...I bet it tasted good because of the ingredient of love that was used in making it. Poor Disco :)

Nancy said...

Fun to see the boys all sitting in one chair! Togetherness indeed. :)

silverthoughts2 said...

So Disco cries when he doesn't get his way too. lol Sounds like my Buddy.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I like the resting picture. What we didn't see was you running around doing everything. :) When everything is behind you it will be your turn to rest. I look forward to seeing that picture.

Great Ann Frank quote.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

sugar free syrup...thanks for the chuckle!

forgetmenot said...

Hey Sandy, Sounds like you had a good weekend. I saw The Avengers too--I really enjoyed it (loved Robert Downey's character's wry sense of humor in the movie). I've seen the apple nachos turn up on Pinterest a "ton" of times so they must be good-I'll give them a try. Have a good week. Mickie ;)

Dolores said...

Oh ...what a sweet picture of your guys and the dog in the chair... love it!!!

I'm drooling over the apple nachos... never heard of such, but I'm sure going to try them... Yum....
Excuse my ignorance, but what is vegan chocolate chips?

Ann said...

Your grandson is quite creative, that's is one cute waffle.
I think you might need a bigger recliner there....lol
Those apple nachos look delicious

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

There you go again with a recipe containing peanut butter and chocolate. Do you own stock in Nestle's?

Love the picture of your family. Where you see males together, you know there is some kind of video game involved.

Jill said...

That waffle is just packed with love! Darling.

The photo of the guys resting is priceless.

Grandma Bonnie said...

The waffle is cute.
That looks like a guy thing to play xbox.

Jim said...

Hi Sandie, you sound like you had a nice weekend. Do like your new header picture too. :) I don't know the Avengers, I don't think we have that here. (Unless it is a movie, then we might.)

Do you know what a 'loafing shed is? We used to have them for the pigs.
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Jim said...

I was running through some old pictures this afternoon and found a recent picture of the old barn on our formerly ours farm.

It, a corn crib, the newer chicken house, and the tractor and equipment sheds were all that were left. The new owner had bulldozed the rest down, including the house were my sister and I were born.
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Blondee said...

Love the apple nachos idea! Brilliant!

And grandson and Gramp sitting together, priceless!

(The waffle is too cute!)

Parsley said...

Loved this post. Now I'm hungry. :)

Michaele said...

This made me smile. And I called the girls in to look at the apple nachos and they both said they wanted to make those. Looks great, but not high fat or calorie. Our kind of treat : )

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love the photo of the boys resting.
And its a good thing the big boy is playing by the rules!
love
tweedles

Tracy said...

awww, the photo of 'the boys' is so much fun...reminds me of my boys! Oh my goodness Sandie, I think those apple nachos look scrumptious but dangerous! Glad to hear you had a good weekend...we had a nice one but goodness where did it go?

My Journey With Candida said...

The apple nachos sound really good. I was just thinking I am a little hungry. I never snack at night... not good for my digestion, but that looks so good.

Rob-bear said...

If that's a pole barn, why is it in South Carolina and not at the North Pole? (Is this post every confusing — or, I mean, the pole is confusing. No, want . . . what's the difference between a pole and a post?)

Poor Disco. Probably someone finally told he is is only a Dog. That's terribly depressing news for a dog like Disco. Are you going to have to take him to a doggie psychiatrist to deal with the depression?

The apple nachos like lovely. How many calories?

Cranberry Morning said...

I love that...topping it off with sugar-free syrup. LOL Very cute! :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandie, Great picture of the boys--but I was hoping that I could see it larger..

That waffle is so cute ---and how about that, using sugar free syrup!!!!! ha ha

We haven't seen the Avengers --but I've heard of nothing but GOOD from people about it.

Love your thought for the day....
Hugs,
Betsy

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the picture of the boys resting! And that recipe looks amazing!!! MUST try this!

That corgi :) said...

How cute with your hubby and GS and Disco sharing a chair!! Maybe the XBox is good though for these times when hubby can't do a lot of stuff; he is bonding still with GS and spending time with him.

That recipe looks interesting; I'll have to check it out more and maybe have it for next month's hospitality for church.

betty

Simone said...

Loving the pictures. It was precious to see the boys kicking back together. Thank you for sharing the apple nachos. I was sorta thinking that some caramel would sure make that taste even better. What do you think?

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Cute waffle! Apple Nachos, who'da thought?!
*hugs*deb

DeanO said...

HM, maybe waffles for breakfast

Arkansas Patti said...

Love that picture of the boys. Now that is being surrounded by lots of love.
Wish I had that recipe when my brother was here, It has all his fav's. I will email it to my SIL. Thanks.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Apple nachos....now that is something I'm gonna try. And as for Disco losing out on his 'spot' ---that photo is still a great, happy one. I like it very much. The waffle...sweet. No matter what kind of syrup; still got a kick out of the sugar free syrup tho.

And most of all----------always love your drive by shootings [of barns!!]

Granny Annie said...

A very artistic waffle! You just never know when your grand-children's talents will emerge:)

Three grandchildren, a friend of theirs and their dad are coming this weekend. Poor Slim will have to give up all her resting places and, though not a lap dog size, she will finally manage to get on my lap and claim me at some point.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Poor Disco loses out this time, lol! The recipe sounds delish!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Apple nachos - cool!

Love GS's creation for you :-)

BlueShell said...

Oh...family is a precious thing!
And that...yummy!!!! I'd like some...lOL
Hugs from ME.
Isabel

TARYTERRE said...

That family photo is a keeper. PRICELESS. food sounds yummy. Loved the face on the waffle. Very sweet even without the syrup. take care. PS)i'm trying to play catch up on blogs and emails. i threw my back out sat. on Sunday i got sniffles, sore throat 101-102fever. It's down to 99.9, so I'm feeling a little better.