Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday Adventures and a Wonderful Dinner!

Hi Everyone! John and I were busy all day-whew am I tired! First we ran errands after breakfast. Then we came home and moved a really heavy lateral filing cabinet down to the garage from the second floor. That was no small fete! Then we brought up the iron twin bed, mattress and boxspring that was stored in the garage. We put it together. I cleaned up my stained glass table, glass, equipment, etc. That wasn't easy either! I cleaned up and reorganized my jewelry creating table. Moved some chairs around upstairs. Then I went downstairs and marinated some beef cubes so I could make kebabs! They were marvelous!! I mixed yellow squash, zucchini, red and green peppers, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes with the beef cubes. I also steamed corn on the cob, which was just the best yet this summer! I love butter and sugar corn, it is my favorite. We also had some crusty bread from Trader Joes (that was were we got the corn too). It was all right, not much flavor. Now that is my perfect summer dinner! Here are some pictures of the kebabs, corn and while the kebabs were cooking on the grill I snapped some pictures of things growing in my garden in the courtyard. Everyone have a fantastic weekend!

Here are the beef kebabs cooking on the grill! They were so good and I have 4 more left for tomorrow too! Yummy!

This is butter and sugar corn, which my all time favorite corn on the cob! We bought this fresh this a.m. at Trader Joe's.

Here is the crusty bread we bought at Trader Joe's. It was good but not outstanding! Not much flavor.

Snapdragons always make me smile! These cheerful little plants are just so cute by my back door.

One of my all time favorite plants is Heliotrope! The scent they give off is heavenly. I have two pots of this lovely plant and I wish I had room for more!

More of my fav plant!

I couldn't resist taking this picture of the hosta blossom. I have another hosta getting ready to bloom too. These hostas this year have gorgeous, slightly scented blossoms. Just so graceful and beautiful.

This year I got a deep, rich red hanging geranium plant. I had John put up a hanger on the fence in the courtyard. The red coloring of the blossoms have attracted my little hummingbird friends.

Our one neighbor has trumpet vine growing up on his side of the fence. It started to bloom a week or so ago, but none were blooming on our side of the fence. Today one is in full bloom. Doesn't it look pretty!

Here are some trumpet vine buds that slipped through the fence. I thought this would be a good picture.

Hope you enjoyed all the pics and everyone have a wonderful weeekend! Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Ok, I got tired just reading about everything you did and moved! you more than deserve that great dinner (kebabs looks yummy by the way) and some wine too!

Diane said...

I am curious what kind of camera you have? Your photos are always so amazing...LOVE your blog! You'll sleep good tonight with all you did today LOL

Sherri said...

Diane, the camera I use is Nikon Coolpix. Not a really expensive camera but I love the pictures it takes! Thanks for the wonderful comments.

Angie-I knew I forgot something-the wine-LOL!!

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Anonymous said...

Sherri, your flowers are lovely, and your BBQ looks DElicious!

Kay said...

I just had dinner a bit ago and your photos of the kebabs made me feel like I wanted to eat again. They look so yummy. I love the snapdragons on your header, too. Gorgeous!

Darlene said...

As usual your flowers are just gorgeous. I posted some of ours today but they are pretty battered by the rain that fell and then fell some more.

Yummo on the kabobs - boy they look good. What do you marinate in? You surely deserved a good dinner after all that work you did!

Hope your week is a good one.

Florence and Mary said...

The kebabs look delicious!

Victoria x

Sherri said...

Darlene, I just used Ken's Steakhouse Lite Northern Italian Dressing as the marinade. I use that for Chicken too!

Thanks everyone!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!