Friday, February 29, 2008


My life just stays so busy and happy. Any clouds of trial have definitely been showing the sunshine shining brightly behind them lately and I am thankful to my Father in Heaven for the blessings.

I have been keeping really busy working on finishing things for grandbaby William and never enjoying making things so much. =) I nearly have his mock cable hat finished, and need to work on that tonight.

There are now about 5 projects in the works for this precious little boy! And his parents are coming here for Easter, so I want to be finished with most of them by then.

I am also setting up a quilt to tie, for our ward. Each family has been asked to tie 1 quilt so our ward can donate 83 quilts to the stake humanitarian project. I think we will tie more than one because there will likely be families who don't have the material etc. I love doing it, and have enough pieces of batting to do 2 quilts, maybe 3.

Thought you might enjoy this smoothie, that is really healthy and tastes good. If you don't have mint up yet in your gardens like we do, it's one to save and put away for when it's warmer. It was 78F here today! My kind of weather.

Bev's Mint Smoothie
2 ripe (spotty) bananas
1 medium cucumber
1 tbsp fresh basil
1 tbsp fresh spearmint
1 tbsp fresh peppermint
1 washed, cored apple (leave the peel on)
1 cup ice
Put all ingredients in blender, and blend on liquify.

I have cilantro, chives, and parsley up in my kitchen in a small AVON planter thing I bought a while ago. Nice to have! And I have 1 zucchini plant up, along with a few carrots, spinach, radishes and dill up in my garden. Our plum and almond trees are blossoming too. Spring is here in the desert.

Tomorrow, Mike and I are going to local Food Storage, Emergency prep fair here in Logandale, and then we are going to go to the nurseries in Vegas and shop for a few things like tomatoes, green peppers, and herbs, maybe a fruit tree too. I LOVE to go with my hubby to shop for garden things in the Spring. It's just one of my favorite things to do ever.

A new website I have to share, because it is beautiful!

And here is another recipe since it's the weekend, and the kids are home. I have never met a kid who would not eat these good4u treats!

Bev's Peanut Buttery Balls
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. powdered milk
1/2 c. honey Blend all ingredients together with your hands and roll into 1" balls.
Place in fridge as is. My kids eat them faster than I can roll them into balls!
You can also dip them in melted chocolate. These use up food storage powdered milk too. I have been making them with milk that expired last year and they still taste great!

You can even watch one of my favorite movies! It's called FINDING FAITH IN CHRIST
or watch several other videos on there. It's such a peaceful website.

I am printing out this pattern for baby socks that use fingering yarn. I just might need to make a pair for William with sock yarn.... hmmm-- more projects!

Have a great weekend!



The Pikes said...

okay.... I loooooove your blog. I have been really trying to keep my web blog vanilla with sprinkles of the church as we have many friends and family that aren't members. We have actually had many positive discussions,comments and experiences based upon handling it this way. our blog is absolutely my favorite.

Whitney said...

Bev, first congratulations on your new baby grandson!! Second, I am so jealous of your garden already growing. We had some renegade brocoli come up and we were able to harvest it this past weekend. Mmmm good!

Beaded Socks said...

Your blog brought back memories! My grandma used to make those peanut butter balls for us all the time! We too ate them before they ever made it to the fridge. Going go make some for my girls right now. Fun Blog!