Monday, April 30, 2012

Paul Bunyan and his Helpers

A few weeks ago, this cute fellow, also known as Teddy, arrived with his Mum and Dad to help us take down an errant tree and do a few other landscape chores beyond our powers.....Jason and LM played Paul Bunyan and did the deed very efficiently. Well, almost, right at the end, LM had to let the tree fall on his brand new mailbox to avoid it landing on Jason!  Mailbox has been replaced already. LOL
LM held rope while Jason wielded the chain saw....

Meanwhile, I had worked on a dinner to share as it was Alison's birthday and a celebration was at hand. Asparagus in a light coating of olive oil and coated with freshly grated lemon rind...roasted them at 450 until they were just done. PERFECTION!
I sauteed boneless chicken breasts until brown on both sides, added a dollop of pesto, sliced tomato and freshly grated parmeson cheese, then baked at 350 for 25 minutes.
Teddy helping Mummy to open her gifts. Strawberry shortcake dessert!
Teddy sharing a few words with his beloved "Woo"
Posing outside before saying good-bye
My wonderful son, Jason, wife, Alison, and their darling Teddy!
A perfect day and another step closer to taming LM's garden.


Retired English Teacher said...

Yummy dinner. Nice to feed the 'hired help.' Really, Teddy is just darling. Taming of the garden takes a village at times.

Linda said...

Love that food. Makes me hungry just looking at it. Teddy is so cute with LM. Maybe I should have said LM is so cute with Teddy.

Lois Evensen said...

What a beautiful family. Yummy looking food, too! :)

Anonymous said...

Well, you probably should have invited me to dinner so I could have help to eat the asparagus and chicken. oh yum. Had to chuckle about the new mail box! I'm sure every one had a great time. Teddy is just growing up too darn fast!!...debbie

Julie said...

This post just makes me happy!


One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

You are a wonderful cook. I know the family and LM appreciate you :)

judemiller1 said...

I think it is just great how Teddy adores Lou. Surrogate Grandpas--Fred was like that with my younger grandchildren. of course, they were born after he and I were together, so to them--he was Grandpa!