(yes I am late posting it)
I am busy today baking some hard-'boiled' eggs for Easter -- but since my DH is now aware of their presence, they probably won't last that long. I thought about dying them, but I don't have any red cabbage and I am not ecstatic about braving the rain right now. I keep forgetting this is the Pacific NW where real summer weather only arrives after July 4th :)
Other items on the menu are glazed ham (my mom's favorite way of cooking ham), some kind of potato dish, asparagus and an Easter lamb cake (I am finally using that mold I bought years ago at Goodwill)...
I was going to make a Dutch Baby Pancake for breakfast on Easter, but now I am torn between vafler, crepes or the pancake. I know, whatever I make, it's got to have lemon as I am craving that yummy flavor right now (links to recipes below)
Speaking of lemon, I cooked last night's salmon using Teresa's recipe.. the combo of lemon, sour cream, salt, pepper and salmon was -- well delish as Teresa says:)
And now back to our road trip while the eggs cool down...
Another shot of my beloved mountain from up high...
on occasion, we also caught glimpses of Mt. St. Helens further north in Washington State
(miss you Washington).
A photo of an old wigwam burner. I posted one a long time ago I think, but this is a bit better.
This burner brings back memories of trips to southern Oregon to visit family.
There were a lot of them then
and they were used in that day. Not many are left so I always get very excited when I spot one!
This photo, as you can tell, is taken from a moving vehicle (ours)
as we drove by the Olaf M Oja Lumber Co. in Sandy.
Here is a link if you want to read more about this big part of our history...
A lot of people out this weekend enjoying the parks, the rivers, the beaches and the mountains!
A lot of horses and dogs too:)
Some more pretty spring flowers?
Even though we have year round blooms in our garden,
I just can't seem to get enough color--
and then spring comes
and EVERYTHING seems so bright and lovely!
I wonder if I am becoming a snowbird?
Could it be???
Some carvings I found down by the riverside...
wonder if this was made by a fisherman longing for the days of sunshine?
Look at those roots!
Remin (pause to look at the lunar eclipse)
reminds me of my granddaughter's hair the last time we had her.
Pause to say a silent THANK YOU to wonderful sister-in-law who had some detangle magic:)
Another view of Mt. Hood--and lots and lots of trees.
I NEED a horse again.
OK, I want a horse but perhaps I will just be satisfied with a trail ride--
if we ever get some more spring sunshine that is.
We are now up to 5 snake sightings in a ...
'unfortunately' one is no longer with us
(my car is very, very 'naughty' it seems...
but honestly I didn't know till my hubby told me this morning)
Have a blessed Easter!
Lemon Strawberry Crepes
Sons of Norway has this recipe. Just google their website for lemon vafler.
I LOVE Norwegian waffles--they are thin, crisp, and with the right wafflemaker, heart-shaped.
Lemon Dutch Baby
(her recipe for Smoked Salmon 'Deviled' Eggs makes my mouth water!
I would LOVE to visit Alaska someday )
Easter Lamb Cake
(I really, really want to make one of these this year but might wait till Small One is here
so she can have some fun decorating it with me)
(I didn't use the rosemary called for in this version. This was SO yummy!)
I think this cold, winter like weather has made me hungry.
Think I'll go eat a hard-'boiled' baked egg :)