Herb Noodles in Chicken Broth

herb noodles

The filler dish When you need an extra side dish, a filler, or a main dish, try this noodle dish. Add your own herbs and seasonings for added flavor. For better flavor and nutrition, cook your noodles in chicken broth. Cook your own chicken and broth for better homemade goodness and nutrition. When they are done, add some butter, garlic powder, and parsley. Stir together until butter is melted. Then serve as a side dish … Read more

This Apron of Mine – Mother’s Day Thoughts


  This apron of mine is so stained  ( it’s not new) For I’ve worn it so often with work to do. I’ve used it to wipe off my counter and hands, And to open a myriad of tight lids on my cans.  It’s been used to wipe dirty smudges on ears And it’s sometimes been used to dab away little tears.   It’s stained from flour and sugar and milk, Vanilla and nutmeg, and … Read more

Facing the Unknown – and Wondering What to Do Today

what to do today

What to do today with an unknown future. My husband found me standing beside our newborn’s bassinet, sobbing. Our first born was less than a week old, and we’d been home from the hospital for a few days, following an uneventful pregnancy and delivery. Dave put his arms around me and (like any good husband) asked what was wrong. “I don’t know how I’m going to raise this little boy. He is totally dependent on … Read more

Browned Butter Sauce

brown butter sauce

The browned butter sauce. I came across the idea for a sauce the other week, and my hubby latched onto it like a baby with a pacifier. This browned butter sauce keeps well in the refrigerator, and you can serve it with noodles, chicken, or even over rice. Pasta blends better than rice, but if you want a creamy chicken, use this sauce. This is a form of Bechamel sauce, and the flavorings you add … Read more

A May Day Tribute – a Re-post

May Day

Today is May Day. In honor, I share this post again.  A May Day tradition begins. Drop a pebble in the water . . . It is spring, and the month of May is awaiting its curtain call. In Appalachia, sisters are walking home from school, carrying their books. It is 1968, after all, and backpacks have not yet arrived on the school scene. The sixth and seventh-grade siblings are talking about their day at … Read more