Wednesday’s odds and ends

I founds some pictures on my computer from July of 2007, which is odd because I haven’t owned this computer that long.  And it is the only set of photos taken in 2007.  I can view them from Photo Gallery, and I can print them, but I can’t find them to show some of them to you.  There is an awesome shot of a four-‘o-clock that I applied the water-color filter to that I wanted to show you, but I can’t find it.  I did print it and put it in my photo album. 

Tried another amazing recipe today that will be a keeper.  It isn’t new so some of you may have tried it already.  I found a piece of folded notebook paper in my recipe box with a recipe for Philadelphia Strawberry Fields No-Bake Cheesecake.  I must have eaten it somewhere I ask for the recipe.  So as to avoid typing the recipe if I didn’t have to, I did a search, and sure enough, there is was on  I made one intentional change.  I put the strawberries in the blender and pulsed them briefly instead of mashing them with a fork.  (The blender was already dirty from crushing the graham crackers.)  Then when I opened the carton of Cool Whip which felt full but didn’t have a seal around the lid, I discovered I had a bowl of frozen sliced peaches!  I have no idea where those came from.  So I grabbed two partial cans of whipped cream, and used that instead.  I ate too much, but it is so good.  I’m usually not a big fan of un-baked cheesecake, but this one is an exception to the rule.  It would make a nice dessert for a gathering since it can be made ahead of time.  A few sliced strawberries and some mint leaves would really dress it up.

I didn’t sleep well last night, or the night before.  I sleep pretty good once I fall asleep, but I’m awake for hours.  Last night it was 10:00 before I got home from work, and it was still hours before I got to sleep.  Didn’t have much energy today.  Glad I didn’t have a lot that needed to be done. 

I found a picture in the archives from today two years ago.  We have had some foggy mornings recently, but nothing like this.

Walnut tree in the fog

Walnut tree in the fog


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6 Responses to Wednesday’s odds and ends

  1. yancunyong says:

    You captured very calm & beautiful scene in the fog. Great work!
    The shape of the walnut tree is also nice. Is it bigger now?

  2. mkirkd says:

    This photo is just stunning…will I see it on your Etsy shop?
    Sorry about the not sleeping…I have gotten three good nights sleep in a row and feel so much better this morning…hope you got one too!

    • I’m not sure about listing more photos on Etsy. I’m thinking more along the line of picking out a series to put on note cards to sell on Etsy. I may send it to to iStock.

      The quality of the images on Etsy makes it hard for anyone to tell what they really look it.

  3. Freedom Smith says:

    Your pictures is fantastic. I apologize for being so behind on commenting. You have been so up to date!

    The cheesecake sounds delicious. I was never much of a fan until I married Mr and cheesecake is his favorite! Sounds like I will be learning to make one soon as one of my girls wants a cheesecake for her birthday cake. I have never had that request before!!!!

    • Linda Bange says:

      Even homemade cheesecake that you have to bake isn’t hard to do. The secret is having the cream cheese at room temperature, and beating in the eggs one at a time.

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