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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Cuppa Tea and A Recipe

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It can turn a meal into a feast, 
a house into a home, 
a stranger into a friend. ~ Melody Beattie

It's been a cold week here on Prince Edward Island. Yesterday we had snow flurries. The poor tulips that have finally poked up through the sod in my little heart shaped garden are not happy, I'm sure. 

This week I cooked a small turkey and made a casserole with the leftovers. I also have a broth made waiting for home made soup. I love leftovers because they go such a long way. 

This recipe came from a lady in New Brunswick when we lived over there. It is very filling and makes a lot. It is perfect to take to a pot luck or when feeding a crowd in your own home. It serves about 8-10.

Overnight Chicken {or Turkey}

3-1/2 to 4 cups macaroni

2 cups milk
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken or celery soup
2 cups cooked chicken, diced
1/2 lbs. Velveeta cheese, cubed
1 can mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped

Topping: bread crumbs or crushed potato chips. I used crushed cracker crumbs.

mbine all ingredients except topping.

Put in buttered casserole dish and refrigerate overnight or all day. Remove and mix well. Top with crumbs and bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. I hope you enjoy it.

We enjoyed this last night with a yummy Broccoli salad, one of my hubby's favourites.

I have a busy weekend ahead of me so I am combining my recipe and my tea time together into one post.

I found a new teapot the other day. It is a small one which holds about two cups of tea that is perfect for a tea for one. It is a Grace teapot so you know it was a good price.

Tea time is me time, a time to savour and reflect. It's a time to share a cup with friends, a time of  comfort, camaraderie, and closeness. ~ Sandi 

It goes well with this small Royal Albert teacup and saucer.

These fluffy hydrangeas at the grocery store were beckoning to me to take them home, so I did. I like the subtle green tint.

I am just finishing up this book written by Karen Kingsbury called Every Now and Then. It's a wonderful story of faith and a K9 team. I really enjoy this author's writings. Have you ever read any of her books?

Enjoy your tea and your weekend and thank you for stopping by for a visit. God bless you!

 I am joining the following parties as well~

 Tuesday Cuppa Tea
 Bernideen's TTCG Blog Party
 Tea Cup Tuesday
 The Art of Home-Making Mondays
 Share Your Cup Thursday~
 Home Sweet Home~

 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi

Monday, 25 April 2016

No Place Like Home # 25

Hello and welcome my dear friends to No Place Like Home!

We had a couple of really nice days so Hubby and I took advantage of them and spent some time at Victoria Park and out at the North shore. Hence my blog post called North and South. 

We checked out the shore at Brackley Beach and found a few brave souls enjoying the beach in spite of the cold weather. We also enjoyed the sights at Victoria Park in Charlottetown. 

If you would like to see this post just click here.

Last week's party served up a cornucopia of home decor, ideas and recipes. They were all marvellous and thank you so much for sharing. You are a wonderfully talented group of ladies! I have broken my features down into categories and I hope you enjoy them!

Day Dreaming-

Judy @ Gold Country Cottage presented us with a lovely post filled with beautiful images and a trip down memory lane. 

Tea Time and Tablescapes-

Jocelyn @ Just a Little Southern Hospitality shared a beautiful table of white on white using fresh gardenias from her garden. 

Schotzy @ Wings of Eagles shared her gorgeous peonies and the makings of a tea party.


Mimi @ A Tray of Bliss shared her lovely French inspired pillowcases she made. Stunning!
Mrs. T. @ Across My Kitchen Table shared an exquisite tablecloth she embroidered. One of the prettiest I've seen!


Valerie @ Cottage Making Mama shared her recipe for Hobo Dinners. Great for a summer barbecue.

And Susan @ Culinary Envy shared a recipe for these scrumptious Caramel Banana Poke Muffins. Yum!

Congratulations, Ladies! 
Thank you everyone for participating last week. As a courtesy, and if you would like to be featured, you should have a link back to my party.

Now let's see what you are creating in your home to make it a cozy place to come home to for your family, your friends and yourself.

Lord, this humble house we'd keep
Sweet with play and calm with sleep.
Help us so that we may give
Beauty to the lives we live.
Let Thy love and let Thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place. - Edgar A. Guest

 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi
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