flowers in January and mom's for dinner

Is there anything better in the middle of January than a walk in the field to pick flowers?
I'll never say no thank you to a mitt full of dandelions .. .
not ever.
If the day had not already been near perfect . . .
we had dinner to look forward to at my mom by love's.
She's such a fantastic cook and since Auntie Loretta is there for a little holiday we had double the fun sisters to entertain us.

What made it more perfect yet .. .
was mom sending home a jar of soup that she had made . . .
so I could post it on the blog ..
and to enjoy a few fantastic lunches for the rest of the week.

Then. ..better yet. .
while my beloved was doing a few fixes here and there ..
we looked through her fantastic recipe box for some new ideas for the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog.

We went home with a jar of soup . .
some leftover stuffed peppers from dinner .. .
and a stack of recipes . ..

It was a good day .. .a very good day.

Today is double date day. . .woo hoo.

All for now . ..


  1. Flowers, family, yummy can't get any better, can it?

    Enjoy your day!

  2. Find new recipes is the best especially when they come from the heart. Keep enjoying those days with those special people..

  3. Sounds like a wonderful day Lovella! Enjoy your dates :0)

  4. I guess yesterday was soup day all around! I have the fondest memories of sitting at my mom-in-laws table and enjoying her wonderful soups. Wish I could do that again...even once.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what treasures you uncovered in the family recipe box!

  5. Was it Auntie doing all the cooking? She's so cute and busy!
    It does sound great and to be sent home with food...does it ever get any better?

    Dandelions already? Really? Sigh...

  6. We have so many ordinary moments to be thankful for, don't we? Your mom looks great in her kitchen.

  7. dandelions? aren't you folks supposed to be hosting the winter Olympics?? :)

    A day at mom by love's - I love those kinds of days too. My mil is a fantastic cook - 80 years old and always trying new recipes.

    Have fun on your double date!

  8. what a wonderful visit and i can't wait to see what those recipes are!


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