Friday, August 19, 2011

A Quiet Start

Happy Friday everyone!

One week back at school is over and the weekend has arrived. I made biscuits this morning so that I could try out the Fig and Ginger Jam I bought the other day. It brought back memories of my Mammaw who used to make the best fig preserves and my Aunt Dot who made the most scrumptious homemade biscuits and gravy. I cheated though and used Bisquick for the biscuits.

Although it was already well above 100 degrees, I opened up the balcony and went out to water weeds and wildflowers.

Jingles is always happy when that door opens. She loves being outside.

But she is not very happy when the door closes and she is still out there.

My girlfriend Melissa stopped by with homemade banana cake so I had to try it right away. Yummo! Delicious with a cup of ginger tea.

For the rest of the day, crochet is at the top of my list of things to do. I will only clean what needs to be cleaned and cook what needs to be cooked.

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy


Gwendolyn said...

With fall around the corner I have been thinking of homemade breads and such. Blueberry to be specific. The bread Melissa made looks yummo!Tell Melissa I said hello. We are going to the cabin this weekend, it has been a while since we were there.
Have a good weekend.
Your cuz~

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Well you hit all my memories of my grandmothers...both fixed great fig jam and one taught me to crochet granny squares.

We are still over 100's but cooler than you...have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Oh I love your pretty cat, i find it strange that so many people don't like cats they are beautiful animals :D
Those baked goodies look yum & your crochet is very nice, is it to be a blanket? love the colors!!!
Have a sweet weekend Karen Xx

Ati. said...

wowo, wish we could swap some slices bananacake and biscuits for a jar of my jam ;-D
That becomes a lovely blanket !

Pearlin J said...

are those squares going to be a blanket?banana cake looks yumm.Jingles is so cute

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Tammy, you always make your food look so delicious! The jam sounds yummy! Your granny squares are just looking beautiful! Enjoy your weekend! Twyla

The Garden Bell said...

Happy to hear you first week back to school went well. Now, if we could just get the temp to drop for you. Fall is here in the air of the midwest. I can just feel it and smell it. The days are getting shorter and the humidity is out of the air. And I'm thinking about it must be.

Weekend Wishes,

rosarod said...

Tammy dear, how are you. I see you've started your Friday very well, always motivate me to get me closer to the oven, one of these days prepare something delicious! while I wish you a happy weekend filled with all the nice things our God has prepared for you and your beautiful family, hugs, Rose Marie

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

Looks yummy to me as well. Poor Jingles as she's on the balcony alone. She must be a great companion as she loves to be with you!
Enjoy your weekend and your lovely crochet work!


Heather - The Good Life said...

Your biscuits and jam look yummy as does the banana cake. I haven't done much baking lately, but your goodies look good. I like the squares you are making, looks like a fun project. Enjoy your weekend. :-)

val said...

Jingles is so sweet......and that blanket you are making will be GORGEOUS! Have a happy weekend!

Becky~ said...

LoL jingles is adorable.Enjoy the weekend!

Rizzi said...


Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Tammy

Sounds like my perfect day!
Minimun housework and more "me" time.

Your biscuits with the ginger jam - look more like our scones. Are they soft or crisp?
Would you share your recipe with me dear Tammy??

Keep as cool as you possibly can and have a wonderful weekend!

Shane :)

Anonymous said...

It was good to stop by and see you even if for only a few minutes. Always feels so cozy inside your place and QUIET! Something I actually got a little bit of today when the kids went to their cousins...only Lily kept me company and she fell asleep for a good hour when I got back from yours. The weather was actually quite nice for being over 100. I'm happy as long as there is no dust.
Those crocheted thingys are adorable. I want some...LOL! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and greetings to Gwen.

Love Melissa

~*~Patty S said...

I so enjoy anything FIG...your baked goodies make me hungry :)

Trying to imagine being outside in your heat in a fur coat like your cute kitty kat!

Happy Weekend to you and yours!

Little Treasures said...

Well, come to think of it.. I haven't eaten banana cake in ages!
And granny squares are impeccable!

Serena said...

I love your granny squares!!

How cute that Jingles doesn't like being left outside.

I hope you enjoyed your treats ~ xo

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Tammy, I had a Mamaw who was a wonder with the figs that grew in her back yard! And, my Aunt Dot was one of the best cooks I have ever known. We share similar happy memories. =) I know your biscuits and fig and ginger jam were wonderful! Lovin' the colors of those squares! blessings ~ tanna

Createology said...

Yum...your biscuits and fig/ginger jam look delicious. I do like figs. I make a wonderful salad with fresh figs I grill (got the idea from "The Girl and The Fig" restaurant in Sonoma California. That banana bread looks good too. Happy crocheting Tammy...

Leah said...

Oh no - all your gorgeous baking is making me hungry!!! I'm supposed to be 'being good' but after reading your recent posts I am starving!! Have a fab weekend.

Catherine said...

Mmmmm! Love banana bread! Homemade biscuits and lovely jam. Oh my... I have to go eat my breakfast now ~ I'm starving!!!
xo Catherine

A Fanciful Life said...

Ooh, Jingles is a sweetie! That's amazing she does so well in 100 degree heat. Isn't it funny how they don't like closed doors? Mine are the same way but it's with the inside doors since they don't go outside. Close a door and they'll be sticking their paws underneath and just waiting until it opens again! Have a great week, Tammy!


Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your cat!! Thanks for the kind comments at my blog!
Have a wonderful week!

Anonymous said...

I have known you for YEARS now, and still call Jingles a "he". I should know better than that. It still makes me smile to see your pictures of him in all his feline glory.
How cool that you have such nice memories of the jam your mawmaw used to make. My mom used to make raspberry jam and blackcap jam. To this day, they are the only two jams that I like.
Hope you got enough crochet work done to add a bit of relaxation to the end of a busy week!

Love you,

Bolmara said...

Ohhhh!!! Tammy I love your blog so much ... your pictures , your cat !! , your pieces , meals and the way you show all this to us ... visiting very often , it's a pleasure for me and my eyes , thanks Tammy , see you very soon !!!!

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