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Tyler requested beef stroganoff for dinner tonight with homemade potato bread. The bread is no sweat — it came out great if I do say so myself. The stroganoff I had to work some miracles with since we weren’t home all day and I turned to the pressure cooker/canner I got as a Christmas gift. Seemed pretty simple, only 15 minutes – hey how could that be a BAD thing? I didn’t explode while using it since I have never used one before – which is also a good thing. The stroganoff turned out okay, but as my oh-so-couth children love to point out to me – 1) it’s not white enough (okay so I didn’t use a lot of sour cream since Tom doesn’t like it much); 2) it’s not cut into nice “rounds” (but it was before the pressure cooker worked its magic, I swear) leading up to the all important (can you hear me groan?)  3) it’s not like when Uncle Lou made it.  Boy, oh boy, it’s hard living up to the Greats – Uncle Billy and his crepe magic, Uncle Lou and his wonderful “chicken” pasta and beef stroganoff.  What can I say? I’ll stick to the bread I guess.


dscn3904Yesterday was a beautiful day. While there were no flowers here yet, spring was definitely in the air.

Today, we woke to a totally different day. As I was sitting here, the wind was blowing and the snow was falling. This is what it looks like out our window this afternoon…..



I am making beef stroganoff and potato bread for dinner today — at Tyler’s request (too bad you weren’t here Lou) good day for this kind of food. The boys are off at Pico for the last day of their ten-week lessons. Fitting end, since the past few days have been very little snow with a lot of ice underneath on the slopes. (Kind of like NJ skiing)

Today is Tyler’s birthday – he is 13 today. Although we’ll celebrate later with cake, our tradition has always been to open presents first thing in the morning. Today was no exception and here are the pictures.



Boy do I feel old—- mother to 2 teenage boys! Yikes!

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