FriDaY FuNDaY ~ Memories of a Mid Winter's Week

This heart shaped bit of lint floated up from the screen and landed so sweetly on the teeny ledge behind.
I could hardly believe my eyes.
And it was Valentine's Day. Seriously.
It's a sign.
ps. love the 'quiet' too.

a little vintage Disney ~ Jungle Book ~ Baloo the Bear was just the ticket.

On Wednesday my Scuppernut came for the afternoon as he was under the weather. I don't like him to feel poorly. I do love helping him feel better with some extra attention. I'm especially fond of the part where he insists he needs Grandma. :)
And how about that Scout as cameragirl? What a wonderful memory for me.
I will treasure this always.

Thanks, Scoutie.

I did make lemon bars on Tuesday evening ~ forgot to take a photo. But last night I finally made the Schrafft's Cheese Bread and {my own recipe} beef ribs dinner I'd been promising Evan all week long.
This bread recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks...
Arthur Schwartz's New York City Food.
Run, don't walk, to your library and check it out. We've started traditions with some of these recipes and the book is only a few years new. If you love New York City, history and food, you need to see this book. Trust me.
And please come back and tell me what you think. I would love to know.

Even under these un~photogenic circumstances, irresistible, no?

And, let's not forget the boneless short ribs. They were 2.99 lb. {hello Texas}
I made these using ginger ale and just a few other add ins.

Scout's comment: The most delicious meat I've ever eaten in my life.
I'm not sure I can argue.
One of my 2009 goals {the list is coming soon. Stay tuned.} is to return to our weekly menu plan. This meal is a definite inspiration toward that end.
Bon Appetite to all my friends.
ox joon


Sixsisters said...

Geez Joonie I am sooo hungry now after looking at your scrumptious cooking my stomach is growling !
I couldn't bake like you do. If I did I would....well I wouldn't look like you LOL Great post and photos.

ZudaGay said...

There is nothing like cuddling a little person, is there? Your little guy is so sweet!! And...YUMMM!! The bread looks fab, and we love ribs in the Pease house.

thewildhare said...

Wonderful lint, great photos, and fabulous looking food! Not to mention the most beautiful grandma and grandson! :)

Off to see if I can locate that cookbook, thanks for the recommendation

Chauncey said...

I wish I could come to the Wilkinson home for dinner. The photos are terrific, Joonie, especially Scout's photo!

Dena said...

What a lovely pic of you and your grandson! So sweet... :) That food sure looks delicious. Wish I could have joined you for dinner!YUMMMM

Bri said...

Wow, that looks...ridiculously good.

robayre said...

what a wonderful post! I somehow missed it (read the ones before and after, but missed this one).
That picture of you and your grandson is so precious! And, I would love to get on a weekly dinner menu plan too. I feel I waste so much money buying things to make for just one night or not using items before they go bad. And if I was more organized and planned out things would be much more efficient.