Seeing Red

 Red barn - Washington County, Pennsylvania
 Covered Bridge - Mingo Park - Washington County, Pennsylvania
Prince of Wales Hotel - Niagara on the Lake, Canada

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Wedding Soup


Why is it called wedding soup?
 Well, I googled it and found two answers...One, because it is always served at weddings. That could be true in southwestern Pennsylvania because I've had it at several weddings. It's a real favorite around here.  Two, because it refers to the meat and the greens in the soup making a good pairing for each other. This answer seems more likely. This recipe is easy and made in the slow cooker or crock pot. Pre-made meatballs are a great help.

Crockpot Wedding Soup
serves 8

12 to 16 meatballs ( I used Aldi's brand of pre-made Italian meatballs)
6 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
1/2 cups carrot, diced
1/2 cup celery, diced
2 ounces frozen, chopped spinach, defrosted
garlic, to taste
pepper, to taste
*added the last hour - 1/4 cup pastina pasta (small pasta)
**to serve, add shredded or grated parmesan cheese

cook on low 4-6 hours
Pair it with some crusty bread and enjoy!!

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Dollar Frame Creation

Some time ago, I bought this frame at Salvation Army. SA is my go-to place to find discarded items that I can breathe new life into. The frame had never been used and only cost me one measly dollar....just one dollar!
  I removed the back, glass, mat and the word "home".
 There was a thin sheet of styrofoam under the mat just to raise it up a bit, which I liked.
 I found a sheet of flowered scrapbook paper and glued it on to a piece of cardboard under the styrofoam. I printed out the verse on my computer then cut it out, using a rectangle die... but you could just cut it out with scissors too. I cut a slightly larger rectangle out of gold metallic cardstock, glued the verse and cardstock together and added some foam dots to the back to get a raised effect.
 For the bottom window, I used my Bigshot to cut out the vine and flower die cuts. I glued them into place and added some little metal centers.
This made a great gift for a dear friend!

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Cat Clocks

Does anybody remember these? They were around in the late 1950's. The tail and eyes would sway back and forth.
I took this photo of these replicas in a gift shop last summer.
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