If you are here for Pink Saturday and haven't heard of the challenge take a peek at my blog postings this week to see what gives me warm fuzzies and what I consider to be my most precious blessings. There is a button on my sidebar to take you to one of the sponsoring blogs and if you click on the punkin's below you will be able to travel to the other. Have fun!
If you are here to celebrate the Thirty Days of Thanksgiving challenge, Pink Saturday is pretty self-explanatory. I'm so in love with pink! I dream of it and swoon when I am exposed to too much of it☺
This week I am going to do my best to combine the two events instead of writing two blog posts. Let's see how well I do. My pink blessings for today are:
- Paper plates. A boon to busy mothers, campers, picnics and grade school art teachers, I use them in copious amounts since my boys got married and left to begin lives of their own. I live alone with my furry kids now and HATE to have dishes in the sink - dirty - but all too often I don't make enough of a mess to justify filling the sink with water several times a day to wash used utensils. Paper plates have rescued me and what could be more thrilling to a pink gal like me than to find pink rattan paper plate holders on one of my explorations at our local Goodwill Store.
- Ring binders. Without them I wouldn't be able to clip and tear to my ♥s content at the pages of magazines before I them pass down to my daughter-in-law, Cindy, to read. Opening one of these books and thumbing through the pages is like going through a time capsule for me. Inside these notebooks are recipes that I clipped when I was a young bride decades ago - recipes that I've used so much they need to be held safe inside the plastic pages or they will disappear - recipes exchanged with friends that call me back to times when little ones would stand on chairs to help me bake. Some new recipes, too, because a good cook knows that she needs to keep abreast of what is hot on the culinary scene.
- A good can opener. I can't imagine taking one of those things that had to be slammed into a can lid and then cranked and scissored up and down in order to get at what was inside. Not only was it messy and difficult at times, it left you with a can and lid that could be considered a lethal weapon! I'm not into struggling to get at my food. I want instant gratification☺
- Graniteware. There's just something that feels so safe and secure and precious when I make soup in my pot. Standing by my stove, wooden spoon in hand, stirring the contents of this pot and watching it swirl around comforts me. It takes me back to my mother's kitchen and a time when I knew that my parents would keep me safe and fed and warm and clothed and all I had to do was grow.
- Vegetable peelers. If you ever saw how terrible I am with a knife trying to peel something you'd know why I ♥ my peeler. I can take a potato the size of a watermelon and turn it into a pearl onion! If I had to peel without this lil' gadget my grocery bill for fruits and veggies would look like the national debt!
There you have it. My pink blessings! I did it! If you are someone who gets giddy at the sight of anything pink take a stroll over to Beverly's HOW SWEET the SOUND. She has links for dozens of great blogs that celebrate pink today and all the rest of the week☺
For something a little pink and amazingly yummy, I am featuring ♥Crockpot Sugar 'n Spice Applesauce with Raisins♥ over at Standing at the Kitchen Door. Rich and delicious, it is easy to make with just the right amount of spice. The aroma filling your house while this is bubbling away will take you back to a much simpler time. Make some this weekend! Your family will ♥ you for it.