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Spring is Springing! and A Recipe!

The Proof:


And isnt this a happy little boy whose staying with Grandma Suzi this week???


now to the food!

What says Spring more than eggs??? Well, and asparagus?  

Slow-Scrambled Eggs over Asparagus

Scrambled eggs as smooth and creamy as a well-crafted custard are easy to produce if you do it the French way—using room temperature eggs cooked very slowly over low heat.

*  2 bagels, cut
* 1 lb. asparagus, tough ends trimmed and spears peeled
* 4 Tbs. unsalted butter
* 8 large eggs, lightly beaten
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
* 1 Tbs. minced red onion (optional)


1. Preheat oven to broil.
2. Butter and toast bagels lightly, remove from oven and set aside. Steam or blanch asparagus, drain thoroughly and set aside.
3. Sliver 3 tablespoons butter. Beat eggs in a bowl. Melt several butter slivers in a large nonstick saucepan over very low heat. Add eggs, and stir continuously with a wooden spoon for 15 to 20 minutes, adding slivers of butter occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter, and when it melts, add asparagus. Cook for 5 minutes, tossing occasionally.
5. To serve, arrange asparagus spears on warm plates, top with eggs, sprinkle with red onion and serve with bagel toast.

Now one more glimpse of Spring…


all photos courtesy of Rachel.  



Where to start???

As I suspected, a good time was had by all.  The play was adorable.  Of course my brother was the best.  Duh.  And Mrs D…ah Mrs. D. She had a blast and she was a blast!  My kids thoroughly enjoyed every moment we spent with her.  The afternoon started out a bit uneasy with a little tiny mix-up about pickup times.  But after we got that all straightened out it was lovely.  We laughed and talked and reminisced all the way to the play.  We even got a wonderful rendition of Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd from Mrs. D.  No I am not even kidding!  She went into this fairly long tale about a student she just could NOT reach and finally she asked him what he liked.  What he enjoyed.  What interested him.  Music he said.  So she tells him to bring his favorite record the next day and the class would play it and enjoy it and then he could reciprocate by reading what they were reading and participating in the discussion.  She ended this story with a serenade!  She enjoyed the play so very much, as did we all.  Then on the way home she and the girls talked literature and British History for the whole hour and a half.  She told me when I walked her to her door how happy she was and how happy she was to hear what my girls had read and were reading.

This was a fine example of stepping outside our comfort zone enough to give a little time to someone else and reaping HUGE benefit for your efforts.

Now I am back to work today!  So SO much to do!!! Have a wonderful Friday.  And enjoy this picture from Rachel.  Another bit of Spring peaking out – I love the way the flower wrapped itself about the stem of the other plant.  jasmine.jpg


Two Old Geezers


This picture of me and Husband was taken this past Sunday at Nate’s crawfish boil. Husband and I are getting a little tiny bit grey! We’ve earned them though. Every time I talk about maybe coloring my hair – he is strictly opposed! He swears I will still be 48 no matter what color my hair is!

I guess my brother and I do look a bit alike! And our kids look a lot alike too.