November 1, 2013


October in Atlanta

The Atlanta Home

Another October has left us. It was somewhat sad to me.....actually, truth be told...I was missing my childhood. You know, as we were preparing for the Trick-or-Treaters, we were able to watch "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown", which we have been watching since WE were children. I adore this and it has certainly stood the test of time. It represents the days when Mother was making hot Spiced Tea and homemade popcorn balls for us. It was our family tradition to watch The Wizard of Oz and count our Halloween candy......sigh........yes....I was a little sad.

Me: "What costumes do you remember as a kid when you dressed up for Halloween?"

Him: "I don't remember any of them!"

Me: "What?" Certainly you do...how can you not remember your costumes?"

Him: "Well, what were your costumes?"

Me: "Hmmmm, well I was a bunny rabbit, a ballerina, Miss Kitty from Gunsmoke, and, oh yes, once I was a June Taylor dancer from The Jackie Gleason show!" 
(showing my age I know)

Him: "I can totally see you as all of those. 
Oh wait, I do remember I was a cowboy once."

Me: ""Really.........
(a short moment to visualize him as a cowboy)....
I have always had an affinity for cowboys, you know.......

This made my little bout of sadness disappear......he always has a way of doing this

Time to record a few October memories from Atlanta

 Luke and Izzy on a Hayride

Luke and Izzy at the Pumpkin Patch

Time to make the Jack-O-Lantern

WOW! Impressive I would say!

Luke, The Roman Soldier

Miss Izzy, The Pirate.........oh my gosh, she is SO adorable!

Here's a quick, easy little dinner. I cannot wait to begin the November issue of Estelle's.....such a short month and ever so beautiful! 

Creamy Chicken and Noodles
2 cups of chicken breasts or thighs, diced
2 cans of Cream of Chicken soup
1 stalk diced celery
1 cup diced carrots

4 cups of water
1 pint of half and half
broad egg noodles
2 t. of salt
1 t. pepper
1 t. garlic powder

Mix all the ingredients except the egg noodles in a large crockpot. let cook on low for 5-6 hours. Add the egg noodles and continue to cook for about 5-8 more minutes. So creamy, rich and delicious!


  1. Your grand-kids look adorable. Can you believe another month has come and gone. Wow! And speaking of Wow!...love the new header.

    1. Thank you so much Deb! I will say this....your grandbabies featured on your blog today are too, too precious! I love seeing everyone's children and grandchildren on various blogs. It's such a blessing to share friend's memories! So happy to always hear from you! Now, onto November...it seems like everything comes very fast these days....Happy November and love!

  2. OMG, I've been looking for a simple chicken and noodles dish. This is it!! Question: Is the chicken cooked first, or added to the Crockpot uncooked?

    Thank you so much!


    1. This is the way I make this Jules...I take 4 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, and sprinkle them with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Sprinkle with olive oil and bake at 300 degrees F for 1 hr. Then I dice the cooked chicken and put this in the crockpot. This produces more flavor I have found. To save even more time, you could use a store-bought Rotisserie chicken and cut this into pieces. Hope you try this and enjoy it. Mushrooms could also be added.


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