5 Minutes Of My Day – Dragon Fruit

September 12, 2018

Diana Mangal is one of our google+ friends who shares her life with us in the 5 Minutes Of My Day community and she posted dragon fruit.  She talked about how delicious it is.

  Since that post we have wondered what dragon fruit tastes like and it is delicious!

Thank you Diana for sharing from your life and introducing us to dragon fruit and now we have to find some recipes for it.

September 12, 2017
2017 Having supper with our grandson and getting my initials served up.

September 12, 2016
2016 Preparing my bullet journal calendar for next month.  I stopped using this type of journal and realize today 2018 that I want to go back to it.

September 12, 2015
2015 Crafting with our granddaughters

September 12, 2014
2014 Amazed as the fields turn gold in the bright sunlight
Grandma Snyder
©twosnydergirls 2018

5 Minutes Of My Day – Sitting in small rooms

September 11, 2018

Sitting is described as the new danger to our health and today I can believe that.  Sitting in small rooms with no opportunity to walk around is soul crushing.

Government waiting room or break out rooms were never meant to spend to spend a day in.  No pictures, no reading material, no window!

This is one part of my job I will not miss when I retire.

September 11, 2017
2017 Just enjoying a a chocolate bar with no guilt

September 11, 2016
2016 Watching the girls receive bibles from the Sunday School teachers

September 11, 2015
2015 Beauty in the sunset

September 11, 2014
2014 Watching a storm move over the landscape

Grandma Snyder
©twosnydergirls 2018

Knitting On The Porch

Daddy-O earned his "knitter's husband" badge yesterday. He's always been supportive of my knitting, even taking me to two yarn shops over the weekend while we were in Asheville for a short getaway. But we came home and immediately drove to the lake to get the cabin ready for "day of knitting" with my Thursday afternoon knitting group. And Daddy-O dove right in sweeping the gigantic porch, uncovering the furniture, buying ice, and even planting new flowers in the pots at the front door.

His reward (besides earring his badge) was getting make a hearty plate for his lunch. And also enjoy some leftovers for his supper. We had a feast! I had invited the knitters for lunch and an afternoon of knitting on the porch. The catch was that they also were asked to bring a salad for lunch. So many good salads, plus a few other goodies were on that table.

In the next several weeks I'll be sharing some of the recipes we enjoyed yesterday. There were several "new to me" recipes, and some others that were good enough to share with you again.

These tiny sour cream muffins (also known as sour cream gems—depends on where you got your recipe) are a must for a luncheon. They only take minutes to stir up. Then pop them in the oven for about 15 minutes and they are ready.

For reasons I don't know I patted the tops of a few muffins down so that they ended up with smooth tops. You can't mess this recipe up, but I did decide that I liked the rough top you get when you just use a spoon to drop the dough into the muffin tin. More crispy edges.


1 cup sour cream
2 sticks butter, melted
2 cups self-rising flour

Stir together. Spoon into greased mini-muffin tins. Bake at 400 degrees from 15-20 minutes.

Can be baked until almost done, then removed from pans and frozen. Place on cookie sheet to freeze, then wrap them securely to store in the freezer. Complete browning just before serving.

Makes 36 mini muffins

This recipe has been shared here before, but yesterday I was texting with a friend in another state while I was doing the last bits of preparation, like baking these muffins. I sent her a photo of the muffins as they came out of the oven. I know she is a blog reader but she had missed this recipe. Maybe you haven't seen it before either. So here you go.  

One of our knitters said yesterday, she wants this recipe to use at Thanksgiving. They can be baked ahead and frozen so it's a great recipe when you need some make-ahead recipes. We had so many good recipes yesterday that our "knitting mama" (we meet weekly at her business for knitting and visiting) has asked all of us to bring her the recipes we used and she will print out a set for everyone. I will share several of them here with you. 

5 Minutes Of My Day – Being a Proud Grandma

September 10, 2018

While the weather yesterday was cold our hearts were warmed with pride as our granddaughter road her heart out at the fall fair.

Today we are proud grandparents.

September 10, 2017
2017 It is cupcake Sunday picking which one you want is a hard decision.

September 10, 2016
2016 Great John and great grandchildren getting ready to cook.

September 10, 2015
2015 Enjoying a large harvest of tomatoes from our small garden

September 10, 2014
2014 Enjoying the air after a rain storm

Grandma Snyder
© twosnydergirls 2018