We found this old cupboard years ago at a barn sale in Oregon City, OR. At the same sale, we found some towels from WWII (still in the brown paper wrapping) and a sealed case (24) of never used (I’m absolutely sure) urine specimen jars. I used to teach science so all of these vintage medical finds are great!
We hung the cupboard in the bathroom and use it as a medicine chest over the toilet rather than having one above the sink.
The towels were wonderful in the kitchen (heavy and absorbent) and we use the urine specimen jars for juice glasses. The boys loved this when they were younger and gave their friends apple juice in them.
The first two batches of Yuletide cookies are baked and iced. Gingerbread and Sugar cookies makes the house smell so lovely. No snow so far this year, but it’s pretty chilly out.
This morning the weather was glorious – blue sky, warm (but not hot), just lovely. DH and I decided to visit a bakery because DS23 had a friend sleeping on our couch. We drove into Mulino to try breakfast at Tammy D’s. Tammy D’s is nothing fancy, just a pretty nice breakfast/lunch joint that sells some of their house-made bakery items. I’ve been avoiding processed sugar for nine days so, even though the cinnamon rolls were calling out to me and the cookies looked delicious, DH and I settled for a beautiful loaf of brioche. Breakfast was tasty, DH had the traditional breakfast ($10.50 was maybe a bit high) and I settled on the biscuit and gravy from the senior/kids menu with an egg on the side ($6.50). It was fine….not the most remarkable breakfast we’ve had, but well cooked and the service was friendly and terrific.
Senior Biscuits and Gravy
Tammy D’s menu
The bakery offerings
When we got home, we spent some time in the garden. We fertilized and watered, put strings up on the pea trellis and DH repaired a couple of fence posts that had rotted out. The cement should dry tonight so we can put up fencing tomorrow to keep the deer and rabbits from (hopefully) snacking on my veggies.
This evening I really wanted a sweet snack from the Dairy Queen – – Day 9 No Sugar had been going really smoothly until then. I remembered that I had stirred up a batch of Coconut Milk Chia Seed Pudding yesterday and it was waiting in the refrigerator. I topped it with a little fresh mango and some raw milk from my favorite cow and dug in. Now I’ll be the first to admit, grayish-purple pudding is not chocolate soft-serve, but it was cold and just slightly sweet and pretty darn delicious.
Coconut Chia Seed Pudding
1 cup chia seeds
1 can coconut milk
1 T honey
1 t vanilla
1/2 cup shredded coconut
Combine and chill
top with fresh fruit and a little milk
The latest stop on the “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks” Goal – The Redbud Cafe (#9) in Blanco, Texas.
The Redbud was huge inside, serving bakery items along with lunch and breakfast, and a big selection of wine and beer. They also had a nice selection of cookies and other baked goods – yeah for the peanut butter cookie.