It was a very busy week…it started with a visit from my good friend Claire, who shares my love for decorating cookies, …We had icing up to our elbows and exchanged some ideas…and I think we both got better and definitely had fun!!!Here are our combined efforts…We wouldn’t win a contest, but I think they look pretty good and Claire has lots of cookies to take home for her grandchildren!! (Click here for the recipe from an older post.)
March Madness is here…Gina made this adorable dessert for the men in her life, who are mad about sports… A basketball hoop made from a clear plastic cup with piped on white frosting for the net and orange icing for the rim!! She made her own chocolate ice cream, although the recipe, below, called for orange sherbet…Gina uses all natural ingredients for her family👍
This is the recipe from Food Network Magazine…
The guys enjoying their dessert while watching March Madness!!Good til the last drop and lick😂
My other good friend, Sue, and I went to The White Barn Farm, on Saturday for this lovely afternoon of “Wine and Design Bulb Planting!!!”
The pictures speak for themselves…it was so much fun…I would highly recommend this and any of the other workshops they have to offer!!!
And this is what the basket looks like today…5 days after I planted it!! A helpful hint, the floral designer told us, was to keep the basket of flowering bulbs in a shaded cool area, the flowers will last longer!!! Another helpful hint about bulbs is, not to cut them down in your garden after the blooms have faded, let the foliage turn yellow then cut. The bulbs need the nutrients from the foliage for next years blooms!!
Our next adventure was to see the Grass Roots on Saturday night at the Norwood Theater in Norwood, Massachusetts!!
Now some of you might be familiar with this theater, it has been around for a long time!! When I was growing up in Norwood it was a movie theater. It was in disrepair for a while but the current owners restored it back to its former glory, and it is beautiful!! Now it’s used for all types of entertainment, but mostly concerts and plays. For more information regarding the Norwood Theater click here.
Here we are with our good friends Frank and Sue…Sue and I had a busy day🤗
Now a little bit about the Grass Roots!!
When the Grass Roots walked onto the stage I was very doubtful that they could entertain the sold-out audience at Norwood Theater for an hour and a half!! They all had white hair and a little hunched over their instruments…but they proved me wrong after coming out strong with the first song and continuing for the whole time without an intermission!!!
The Grass Roots had many popular records from the mid-1960s and 1970s… Before we went to this concert I was a little foggy on what those hits were, but after seeing them I wasn’t foggy anymore!!! You will know these hits when you watch these videos and there were many more that we enjoyed from this amazingly talented group!! (For a history on The Grass Roots click here)
The average age in the audience was from 60s to 80s, but as you can see from this video they were moving and grooving to the music like they were back in their teens!! What fun we had!!!
There isn’t anything better in life than to share our talents and watch the talents of others!!