We met them in town and checked out the Pop-Up Art Gallery, then we had lunch at a great sandwich shop in downtown Palestine. Later, we headed back to the farm to get ready for an evening of fun:
You see, we are neighbors with a vineyard/bed and breakfast/bistro and they had their very first Grape Stomp!
So of course we went and stomped the grapes ( well, our guys didn't - haha).
|Me and Susan stomping the grapes|
We also enjoyed good Barbeque and great music in the vineyard. My feet still have purple stains on them but I got a cool t-shirt with my footprints on it. :-)
We enjoyed the evening - the weather was perfect; not too hot- which is rare for July in Texas!
|Scott, Susan, Me, and Bruce|
The next morning, I made pancakes from the best recipe ever. My sister shared it with me when she came up to visit. This will now be my go to recipe for breakfast/brunches with family and friends. They are absolutely yummy! You make up the mix and just use what you need.
I love just putting fresh strawberries on top. My homemade blackberry sauce tasted great on them too. Of course, I didn't get a picture...in too big a hurry to eat them. ha!
Here's the recipe:
Oatmeal Pancake Mix
4 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup instant dry milk
3 Tbls baking powder
2 Tbls cinnamon
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream of tarter
Mix all ingredients together well and store in a gallon zip-lock bag or airtight container. Makes 10 cups of pancake mix.
To Make Pancakes:
1/3 cup canola oil
2 cups mix
1 cup water
Beat eggs in a large bowl then beat in oil. Alternately add pancake mix and water to eggs and oil. Blend well. Cook pancakes on a hot griddle. (350 degrees on electric skillet) Makes about 10 pancakes. Good with chopped pecans added in.________________________________________________________________________________
After our friends left, we did get the laundry ceiling painted and started working on my replacement door. I am trying not to feel like this project needs to get done by a certain time. However, it will be great to have this room bright, fresh, AND organized, so I really want it done! I will definitely paint the walls and hopefully get the accent wall done the next time we go up. I will share some of my projects in the meantime, so stay tuned!
Feeling relaxed and happy,