Dinner time

Dinner time

Wednesday nights are the night that my 90 year old mother-in-law comes for dinner. It is always a challenge to me to make the best, most flavor-able food for her because she is the one that started my love for cooking.

Since she comes every week I also try to have something different. Last night I was piddling around with some sweet potatoes. How can I make this have some pzazz? So I put some fresh rosemary stems,olive oil and butter a saute pan and heated it up for a few minutes, reduced the heat and left it. I then wash and dried the sweet potatoes. I took a sharp knife and sliced the potatoes, added salt and pepper to them and placed 1 layer of them in the pan. Flipped them to cook the other side and Yum! They were so good. The name I am giving them is, “Rosemary Infused Sauteed Sweet Potatoes”. I felt like the infused oil/butter really brought the sweet potato up a few notches. It was so tasty!

I did remove the rosemary stems before serving. There were a few pieces of rosemary in the sweet potatoes but it just made it look better. You could garnish your plate with fresh rosemary.

From Red to Green!

From Red to Green

Decorating is another thing I enjoy doing and in my home and I had a very large red room that was in style about 8 years ago. I have wanted to redecorate for a while but life has kept me busy and the decission of what to do with the room was a big thing. Also, the challenge of painting a room that has 14 foot ceilings.

Red is my favorite color but a red room was out! So in with the green! The color is actually called Burlap and I bought it at Sherwin Williams. I wish I had taken before pictures but I didn’t.

Also, I am a “traditional” style trying to become more modern. I love color and red! I have attached the pictures of the newly decorated room. Let me know what you think.

I painted the room, made the curtians and hug them, made the colorful pillows and shopped second hand stores for decor. I purchased the endtables and the lamps at a consingnment store. I did buy the fabric couch and chase new. I hope you are inspired! If I can do this so can you!