Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Something Sunny

Hopefully no one will mind if I take a minute to brag on my hubby. He went by the store for me on Monday night and brought home to me these wonderful sunny yellow and green flowers. He does this from time to time. No rhyme or reason. No holiday. Just because. I love that. Thanks dear! You are so wonderful to me.

Aren't they incredibly cheery? Just perfect in my little thrifted pitcher that usually holds my kitchen sink brushes.

Speaking of sunny, I thought with mother's day coming up, someone might enjoy this delicious tasting salad. In our extended family we almost always have a congealed salad when we get together for a special meal. This recipe was given to us at my daughter's Girl Scout meeting a couple of weeks ago. They were learning about heritage and were to make a recipe that has been handed down in their family. We also tasted the recipes. This is delicious. I look forward to making it this year.

Pineapple Cream Cheese Salad

1 pint crushed pineapple
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt
cook 5 min.

Dissolve one package Knox gelatin in 1/2 cup water.

Add to hot mixture.

Remove from stove. Add one 1 large package of cream cheese to pineapple mixture.

Add a couple of drops of food coloring then cool.

Add 1/2 pint of cool whip. Pour into mold and let set overnight.

I can just taste the zing of the pineapple while I'm typing.

We will have some more fun finds tomorrow late in the day. Hope you have had a great hump day.



Carrie said...

Love the flowers don't they mean more if they are just because...

Dawn said...

Aww! That's so sweet of your hubby!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Beautiful flowers! I love fresh flowers anytime. We have some puny little rose bushes and my husband loves cutting them and bringing them to me, so technically when they are blooming I could get a rose several times a week. So sweet of your husband to do that for just because. Jackie

Victoria said...

Awww...he did good! Those are some happy, sunny flowers.

The recipe sounds yummy. Mmmmm...

Tracy said...

I love "just because" flowers perhaps most of all! What a sweet hubby! ; )

This recipe sounds great! Looking forward to trying it out.

jen said...

That's a beautiful photo!! Flower just lift your spirit don't they!?

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is just lovely and I look forward to reading more!


Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Pretty flowers!!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. You had wnated to know about my lighting.

I do have enough lighting because I have a large window in the kitchen which isn't in the photo on my blog. I also have a chandelier above my kitchen table that is also not in the photo. :o)

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

The flowers are perfect. Thanks for the recipe!

melissa said...

what a great husband! I love surprises like that and wow, that salad sounds so good right now...I'm hungry!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Beautiful flowers! Way to go sweet hubby...he deserves to have you brag about him!!

C Maisy said...

Love the flowers, lucky gir!

Darlene said...

Those are beautiful flowers....don't they just brighten up your day?

Tausha said...

too mad I am not a big fan of pineapple, unless I am in Hawaii!!!
I am lovin those flowers! LOVING!!! Would really love my husband to bring those home-although, he does bring home chocolate. Whenever! Luv husbands!!

bec4 said...

Great basket--I also love the chair redo--what a fresh color!