Monday, May 7, 2012

Instant Gratification

There is nothing like a great spring day
one that is not too hot
but not too cold either
kind of like Goldilocks weather ~ just right

that is what Sunday was like here 
and I headed out to some work in the flowerbeds
they were a mess

here is a before picture of my rock garden
which is mostly grass and lily of the valley
which has taken over this bed
my mistake for planting it here to start with!

it was hard work and this is one that I have to get new edging around
so hopefully next year I will not have this huge task in front of me

weeding and digging in the dirt is instant gratification for me
I love being able to do a job and see the results

I cut back the forsythia quite a bit last fall
and it is showing off for me now
I think it's happy ~ after all yellow is such a happy color!

the forget me nots have taken over a little part of the garden
but they are not here for long ~ so I don't mind that at all

so on Friday I told you about a recipe I found on Pinterest that I was going to try
and I made them on Saturday

they are so so good
sinfully good

there is no link for it on the web so I cannot blame credit the source
and there was no after picture ~ they are not very pretty looking
but tasty little things they are....

I used a muffin tin as I had that or a mini loaf pan

so you take a refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
it called for the break apart but I used the tube and filled the bottom
of each well.  You then place a Reeses peanut butter cup upside down on top
of the cookie mixture.  Top with prepared brownie mix and fill to 3/4 full.

Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

and voila

don't blame me ~ blame Pinterest.

I could not sign off this morning without documenting a loss in our family
Patti was Trev's parents little girl ~ she just turned 13 
and she crossed the rainbow bridge on Saturday afternoon.

I will miss her kisses and Molly will miss a playmate.

Hope you had the best week-end ever
we have a busy week ahead ~ and will be busy making plans for
Mother's Day!

Have a great week!


Farmgirl Paints said...

Happy Monday girlie. I so need to get my planters full. I don't know why I'm dragging my feet so bad. I've been lazy. All your flowers look lovely. Oh my goodness and that dessert was NOT what I needed to see first thing. Wow!

Paula said...

SO satisfying, working on the garden - yours looks great, however, as much as it inspires me to get out there and start weeding, my mind can hardly tear itself away from your brownie images. I think that I will have to satisfy that craving before the weeds get their comeuppance.
Sorry to hear of the loss of Patti, however, the way you've described it as 'she crossed the rainbow bridge' sounds so peaceful and beautiful! Paulax

Jboo said...

Oh my -- i really need to work in my yard! Your's looks great already! And that yummy treat -- will definitely be trying that. So sorry for the loss of your sweet doggie!

colloto said...

lovely pictures!!
Have a look at my blog, you will see similar pictures.
Thanks for sharing.

Rhiannon Bosse said...

Oh my gosh those treats!!! I need one in my belly like now :) So tasty looking, Lori!


I love the spring weeding. Your place is looking so lovely. And the dessert ... oh my ... that is all I can say. :-)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Lori,
You are making me feel guilty .... our garden needs a lot of loving care and attention, as it's looking very untidy. Every weekend there seems to be something that stops us getting out there. This weekend was a long one with a Bank holiday Monday but, we went for dinner to our son and daughter-in-law on Sunday and then looked after our grandson on Moday. Oh well .....there's always next week !!
You have worked so hard and it shows. So sorry to hear your sad news about sounds as if she will be missed by everyone.
Have a lovely new week Lori.
......oh, and that recipe looks sinful ..... but delicious. I love Reese's peanut butter cups. XXXX

Mikal said...

Chocolate and PB together? Oh my... MUST NOT EVER MAKE!

I need to plant Forget-Me-Nots! They remind me of my Grammy - she had them everywhere too.

I tried to weed a bit on Sunday too - what a disaster I have. I think I over did it a bit, and paid the price Sunday night. Oh well - at least my asparagus bed is cleaned out!

Hugs to you!

Cathi said...

Aw I'm so sorry to hear about Patti! I love to garden, but I haven't done anything so far. We are having our huge tree trimmed this weekend and that will get me moving to start planting some flowers. Our rose bushes are blooming like crazy right now. Those peanut butter treats sound so delicious. Fab job on your gardening! Sending love and hugs, lovely lady! xxoo

design elements said...

lovely images (and delicious too)