Homecoming, Christmas ornaments and ribs

Homecoming was this past weekend!  My senior decided to go for the first time in his high school career.  I was ecstatic!  He was treating it more like a bucket list item, waiting to be checked off.  So, he asked a girl to be his “friend” date, got dressed up, and went to the dance.  I think he looks pretty spiffy, don’t you?


In other news, I’m working on some items for a Christmas bazaar we’re having at church in a few weeks.  It’s the first time I’ll be attempting to sell anything I’ve ever made.  I’m filled with incredible self doubt.  I have trouble imagining that someone would actually want to spend money on something I’ve made.  I usually just make things for myself or give them away as gifts.  Here are some of the “rag” ornaments I made today.


Finally, today I made ribs.  Not the most exciting news?  Well, this is the first time I have ever made ribs that did not come prepped and ready to be cooked.  I had to do all the prep work on my own, cover them with a dry rub, bake them for nearly 3 hours and them broil  the bbq sauce on them.  I didn’t even take pictures of the process, because I was almost certain it would end in disaster.  But it didn’t!  They turned out great – almost amazing even!  I didn’t even get a picture take after we all tasted them, because they were devoured by the guys in no time flat.  I feel like a hero!  It makes me want to try cooking some of the other more difficult dishes I’ve been wanting to try.

Have you had any great successes or failures lately?  I’d love to hear about them!


About macfishreed

I'm a former country girl living in the suburbs with my four guys. I enjoy re-using, re-inventing and re-imagining just about anything!
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