Friday, September 21, 2012


Ah......Comfort Food.....sometimes we just need it.  My friend needs it!  She recently had major cancer surgery and  I am glad to see her progressing.  Today I am taking her lunch:  Goulash, Jalapeno Cornbread, fresh Cantaloupe, and Bacardi Rum Cake.  The floral is from my garden flowers and roses from the market.

Elsewhere on this blog, I have included recipes for the Bacardi Rum Cake and the Jalapeno Cornbread (  But the goulash is basically: 8 oz of prepared boiled macaroni, 1 1/4 lbs  ground beef which is fried with 1 chopped onion and 1/2 chopped large green pepper and 1 Tb butter, salt and pepper to taste, 1 can chopped tomatoes and 1 can condensed tomato soup and shredded cheese for the top.  Bake at 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Today is OPEN HOUSE which means that if you are a blogger - you can post one of your links here- anything to do with home, garden, floral, cooking, DIY, crafting, antiquing, etc! Please join me at the bottom!  Also, please put a link on your post to this blog!

Wishing you health and happiness this weekend!


Terra said...

Your friend's spirits and well being will get a big lift when she sees you and your fabulous food and flowers. Bless your heart, that's what a gal recovering from surgery needs.

Sylvia said...

You've made me hungry now. I know your friend will love this, you're a good true friend in "deed".

Beth said...

Bernideen, Your friendship, your beautiful bouquet and delicious lunch are sure to cheer your friend. How kind of you!

Michele said...

You are such a sweet friend to have and I know your pal is blessed that you care so much.

Thank you for hosting your linky party.

See you in a while- taking a break!


Unknown said...

Cooking and gardening at the home, the two things in life that make me feel the liveliest! I love it! God bless

-Solomon Berkovitch
Window Repair Brooklyn

Kathy said...

Hello Dear Friend,
So sweet of you to prepare this comforting meal for your friend - such a blessing - I love the picture with the haze of the sun behind the floral arrangement - lovely! I appreciate you sharing and hosting,

Donna Heber said...

Hi Bernideen,

Your comfort food looks might delicious as well as your pretty bouquet of autumn flowers. Thank you for hosting our party.

Susan said...

I always love coming to your garden--it makes me smile. Everything looks so inviting and I can just smell that cornbread and cake baking. XOXO

On Crooked Creek said...

Thank you for the invitation to join you for Open House! Autumn's arrival has allowed us glorious weather for visiting and gathering together! Your cornbread looks delicious! YuM! Can't wait to return from vacation and give your recipe a try!!! Thanks for visiting and leaving a sweet comment. Stop by again soon!

Tammy said...

Looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend.

Clara said...

Hi Bernideen!
Sorry I'm so late linking up but it's been a busy day here. The cornbread looks delicious and I can't wait to try the recipes. Thank you for hosting.

Deb said...

Hi Bernideen:
There is no better way to treat a friend than they way you have. I'm sure your kindness will bring great comfort to her. I wish her well. Deb

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Bernideen,
Thank you for your invite! You have a wonderful meal prepared for your friend. Everything looks so delicious. She will be pleasantly surprised. Wishing you and your friend much needed time to enjoy life's simple pleasures. I went thru this with my best friend and know what you are going thru. May God bless you both!
Yours truly,

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I am sure this meal and that beautiful bouquet made your friend feel better immediately. She is lucky to have such a wonderful friend. laurie

Marilyn Miller said...

How nice to take this yummy meal to a friend. I bet she thoroughly enjoyed the treat.

The Charm of Home said...

It looks so good! Lovely flowers! Thank you for joining HSH!