Sunday, January 29, 2012

Simple Things Sunday

My The Simple Things picture for Rebecca Cooper's challenge for this week is our new kitchen sink faucet!!!

Who knew we could be so happy to have one that doesn't rock forward and backward each time you turn it on and off. No matter how many times we tried it my husband could not tighten it enough. Well, we discovered that the screws were stripped and we have made do for long enough . . . finally a new one . . . yipee!!!

I can't wait to see what you all picked for this week.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Scavenger Hunt

The idea with this photography challenge is to take things during the week that describe five prompts. That is not always possible in our country. Weather can make it impossible to take pictures outside. So here is the best I can do this week.

Black and white:

Day in my life:

Four strings on a cello:


I can't get the below button to work so here is the link to this week's. page.

Next weeks challenge:
Smile (Saun's suggestion)
Stand Alone (Saun's suggestion)
Rusty or Something Old (Saun's suggestion)
Artificial (Terrie's suggestion)
Repeating Pattern (Terrie's suggestion)

Simple Things Sunday

Music may not classify as a simple thing of life but it does make life enjoyable. I play a cello and so I was trying to capture my long time musical campanion in a photographic way. I took these photos after teaching my cello student this week. It is fun to see her progress and enjoy playing as much as I do. That is the simple part. The simple joy of making music!

This is my view.

This is your view.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Simple Things Sunday

Rebecca from Simple as That hosts a "The Simple Things" Sunday photo challenge. I decided to join today.

Our simple thing this week was Meat Loaf. How basic is that. However we tried something my husband saw on a food channel and baked it on a parchment paper on a tray so that the grease could run out. Such a simple idea but it makes a big difference. No more greasy meat loaf!!! Yeah, that should help lower Cholesterol.

You just mix up your meat loaf mix, any recipe. Then shape it on the parchment paper lined baking sheet or pan and bake at 350 F as usual. The grease is not contained by the loaf pan or muffin tin (for mini meat loafs). It can run away from the meat loaf. Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy! If you are wondering what the red stuff is I top my meat loaf with a mixture of ketsup, dried mustard powder and brown sugar about 15 minutes before it is done baking.

This was pretty lean meat but you can see the grease that was left on the paper. It also makes for very easy clean up . . . just throw the paper away, no more grease!