Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Day Twelve of Our US Adventure:The Big Thaw

Starting with last night, our host was in a baking frenzy all day ( maybe a result of being snowed in?)
and sat kneading some dinner rolls for our evening meal...
...they were delicious!
I don't know where she gets her energy from...in the evening she set to and made a "tea ring"...
...having spread the risen dough with butter, spices, fruit and nuts, it was formed into a long roll...
...joined at the ends to make a circle...then cut and little rings twisted out....
...once baked we tucked into it warm and gooey....mmm...with an almond flavoured icing this has got to rank as my all time favourite bakes.
This morning we woke to beautiful sunshine...but still plenty of snow.
However as the day as worn on, much of the snow has melted....
...as you can see in the background the grass is now back and there was only enough snow to make this mini snowman...
...but within minutes he departed this life...
...in the meantime Teen One made herself a snow castle.
For lunch we were treated to a visit to Friendly's...
With Teen One being a Pop Tart fan, this looked rather tempting!
Hubby tried a "fribble" for the first time, which is a sort of milk shake....very thick indeed!
I opted for New England Clam chowder again....with the traditional oyster crackers...something we don't get back in the UK...
Teen One and I shared a Reese's peanut butter cup sundae...
...Hubby and Teen Two chose the smallest sundae they could see on the amazing menu.
It was then time to visit an elderly man from the Gospel Hall we used to attend twenty years ago.
He and his wife were very kind to us when we were here, and we always like to visit him on our trips over.
His wife has sadly passed away, and he has recently had to move into assisted living...
however the place is just amazing and looks like a posh hotel!
His room was spacious and bright and we enjoyed his company for an all too short hour.
Before heading home, we visited a Target shop for the first time.
Just look at these amazing cake mixes! We bought the rainbow "Tie Dye" box.
I was really taken with this unique pom pom kit...infact I may just have to go back and buy a set!
When we arrived "home" our host was just about to put this huge fruit pie in the oven, ready for our dessert!
We are being well and truly spoilt that's for sure!
Daily Blessing
Tuesday April 5, 2016
Today's Proverb:
   Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.



  1. You are certainly having a great time!!! I used to make that sweet dough ring many years ago, it brought back memories. Perhaps I'll make it again when you come. Enjoy the rest of your trip.xxxx

  2. You certainly are being spoiled!!