You should have been here to smell these amazing pancakes.
I was told they were going to be lemon pancakes with
However, we didn't have enough blueberries on hand to
make a topping.
Therefore, they had a cream cheese/lemon topping
that was amazing!
Just the right amount of tartness to offset the sweetness of the
lemon pancakes themselves.
We loved them.
We loved them.
On a totally different subject...
Our Pastor is so much fun.
He has been teaching a class on Paul's Missionary
Journeys for the past 20 weeks.
Yesterday was the final class.
When we met on Thursday for music practice
he asked if Warren and I could come up with
"photo of Paul" that had our friend Duane in it.
We agreed that we could do this and then
forgot to do it.
Until we returned home at 11:30pm Saturday night.
There was a message on our answering machine
from Pastor Mike reminding us about the
Thankfully I already knew which picture
of Duane I would use.
That meant that I had to find something that
would fit the Apostle Paul.
A quick Google search turned up a lovely
photo which I borrowed.
Thanks Google Images!
That looks like Patrick Stewart to me,
do you agree?
I loved him in Star Trek!
Anyway, having never used the extract feature in
Photo Shop I quickly studied the instructions
and after a mistake or two came up with this.
Pastor Mike had everyone's full attention as he
told us that sometime in the 1970's an artist was
commissioned to paint a picture of the Apostle Paul.
Then this picture was flashed up onto the screen.
You should have heard the gasps and then the laughter.
It was great!!
Poor Duane, I guess this is what you get when you
are the one in the church who specializes in making
people smile. Duane is a very fun guy.
Saturday was a fun day of getting ready
for a Mother's Day picnic on the deck.
All of the winter yuck was still out there
and I had not planted anything in the many
planters out there.
So, Chelsea and I visited our local Agway
and Kimrik Garden Center to get
flowers and potting soil.
Watch for a post on Kimrik coming soon.
I plan to go back and get photos and speak
with the owner a bit.
She has agreed to an actual blog post all
about her fabulous store.
Anyway, we came home and planted all of our
goodies. They spruced up the deck perfectly.
In a couple of weeks the containers will be bursting
with color and happy plants.
Chelsea got three herb plants and is
looking forward to making her first
basil mozzarella pizza with her own basil.
I'm looking forward to that too.
The weather was perfect for the picnic on
Sunday and we had a marvelous time
with both our Moms, Pastor Mike and
our friend Jenny.
Jenny has spent a lot of time in the restaurant
industry and she told us that you should
never put sugar on strawberries.
You should salt them.
This makes them taste sweeter.
Have you ever heard of that?
It kind of makes sense but scares me
at the same time....
This just barely scratches the surface of our weekend.
I am considering making these into
cards for my Etsy store....
I need something to keep the store
open during the hottest months of the Summer
when shipping soy candles is a bad idea.