May 2016 - Our Sunday Cafe, the Retirement Edition!
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Happy Mother's Day

We are having a lovely brunch,


there will be plenty of wonderful food and visiting! A very loving thank you to my daughter Jessica.

I hope you have your best day ever, near the ones you love, Enjoy!

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will enjoy and use for yourself and your family. You can also sign up for Our Sunday Cafe posts by email.


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The one where they were shooting a movie at work....................

Yesterday was a very busy day at work.





Movie scenes were being shot on our campus. And although we have some beautiful gardens and buildings,





the scenes were shot indoors.

Lots of people everywhere, doing everything it takes to shoot a movie. Lets take a look, shall we?






And now, are you ready for the big reveal?...............


The scenes were for a Macon Blair movie, with actors Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) and Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men). Everyone; everywhere, was busy, but there was time for this fun group shot with some of our staff..............

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will enjoy and use for yourself and your family. You can also sign up for Our Sunday Cafe posts by email.  


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In honor of, my Mom

I usually keep it pretty factual here at Our Sunday Cafe. Usually I post a recipe or a photo and story about something we have completed in the yard. But almost always it is all about the food and the family we share it with.

On this blog I have a label with recipes "from my daughter's kitchen" and another one titled "Terry's pick". From the very first post and each one since; it has always been about family, cooking healthy food and sharing it with family. And since I really like that topic, it will always be about the food and the sharing and the family.


When the family changes with the usual suspects like jobs, a new home, marriage, kids etc etc (and every family has their share of etc's!) I try to be fast on the trail and get things back to a manageable level of enjoyable chaos. Sometimes at a family gathering not everyone can be present. But the truth is, all family gatherings start with mom.....

She might be a great cook or not. She might work outside of the home or not. She might be the happiest woman on the face of the earth or not. She might be many things, but one thing is true, she is your mom. 



She loved you first, 
loves you still,
always has, 
and always will. 

Today I would like to share a few things about my mom.

She was not the happiest person on the face of the earth, but she did love a good laugh.

She was a stay at home wife and mother, later she did work out of the home. Especially after we were all on our own and of course for her secret spending money...........

She was one of the greatest cooks on the face of the earth. But she did not like (or know how?) to share her kitchen.....I still learned a lot by watching and being allowed to grease a cake pan, shred some cheese or thinly slice a head of cabbage.

She was the only girl in a family of 13 children, that's right 13! I guess being the only girl is why she had three first names, Mary Ann Louise. She did not like the Ann part, and only went by Mary with Louise as her middle name, and not as a real part of her first name.......she actually preferred to go by Mary L. and not use her full middle name at all.


She hated beans, but would cook our dad's favorite white bean dish. Not very often mind you, but she did cook them.........


She loved to make this fresh apple cake, so much so that it was a regular at any dessert offering......... sometimes serving it with ice cream.


She canned, made jam and yeast breads. And a wonderful Pineapple Raisin Sauce for ham.

She sewed, mended and crocheted, but she did not iron unless there was absolutely no other option! The year I was 13, I earned a trip at the end of summer by ironing baskets of "ironing" that had piled up, and there was a lot! Hmmm, maybe that is why I only iron when there is no other option.......

She loved dachshunds, coffee with sugar, and the song Proud Mary.

She was born on January 1, and always started celebrating her birthday on New Year's Eve because as she told me one day "the world celebrates my birthday". As a young child I was unaware that the world was not celebrating her birthday!

She could take not much at all and make do or make it better. She had big dreams, often times bigger than her follow through.

She drove a bright red Thunderbird. Listened to country music and could talk over anyone she chose.

Included in all of that, she was also my mom.....


Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will enjoy and use for yourself and your family. You can also sign up for Our Sunday Cafe posts by email. 

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Wordless Wednesday (we moved the roses to the peninsula house.....)

Wordless Wednesday. Moving the roses.
Moving the Roses to the peninsula house.

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

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PS, you may also enjoy our Homemade Household page, it can be found right at the top of the blog!

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This and that from far and wide May 2016

Hello, we hope your week is going great on this first day in May. Take a look at what friends and other blogger are cooking up currently or have enjoyed in the past. So much information and recipes from current and older posts on just about every blog, today I am sharing these.....


Photo courtesy of Montana Homesteader
Don't forget this special source of Vitamin C for your family. Take a look at the interesting ways you can use and benefit from Rose Hips

Photo courtesy of Beyond the Picket Fence
This is one of the most creative ways I have noticed to upcycle an old drawer. Creativity and comfort in one shot. 

Photo courtesy of Our Sunday Cafe
When your garden gives you the first radishes of the season, make these delicious pickles!

Photo from Pinterest, unable to identify owner. 
Two pallets, three 12 inch blocks and a bit of paint will give you a wonderful side buffet for your out of doors eating area. No instructions, but it looks very do-able. 

Photo courtesy of Our Sunday Cafe
The weather here is warming up, and from time to time we need a cooling dinner. This main dish salad will fill the dinner bill. 

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will enjoy and use for yourself and your family. You can also sign up for Our Sunday Cafe posts by email. 

Previously from Our Sunday Cafe:

April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015

You may also enjoy these from such a busy backyard:


April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015

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