Sunday, January 17, 2010

"New to Me" Boots & Homemade Baked Beans

Saturday was a windfall day for me at my favorite boutique (Value Village). I spent, (well actually I didn't spend because I used my Christmas gift certificates) a grand total of $41.00 and I want to show you everything that I picked up.

Hey, look at all the great stuff I got for just $41.00!

I got two types of boots, one is very dressy in maybe an outdated style but since I'm not up to-date on the fashion trends, who cares, and the other type is a hiking style, which I really needed. The dress boots were actually made in Canada which is always a bonus to me. Hubby was kind enough to put a coat of water-proofing on them for me so I won't have any salt stains. He does look after me.

My new dress boots.

I also bought two old-style Corelle casserole dishes. I have been looking to replace the chipped glass lids on my old set and these ones are just like new, so I’m very happy! The patterns don't match but who cares.

I found an Oakland Raiders hoody, it’s missing the string but otherwise it’s in great shape and of course Oakland just happens to be my favorite NFL football team. I plan on wearing this tomorrow. I purchased two other tops for work and found a nice quilting pattern book which I guess someone just got tired of. Some days it just pays to be at the right place at the right time.

We are making a big pot of baked beans for supper tonight and I'm going to bake some poppy seed biscuits to go with them. I can smell the beans cooking away downstairs right now and they’re driving me crazy. It might be a good night for an early dinner.

This is the blend of beans we're using today.

This is the beans after they have been cooking for about an hour.

Here are the beans after 5 hours in the oven.

So far today I've planned the menu for the rest of the week, cleaned the house, helped Hubby clean the garage floor and finished the laundry. Hubby is outside right now washing the car and the truck and I can see the suds freezing on top of his wash pail. It may be sunny out there but it’s still damn cold. We can't have Big Red looking dirty, though. It really is a pretty truck and we may as well keep it clean. We’ve had it about a month now and we’re still loving it.

Big Red, still looking good.

I hope you enjoy the pictures. I’m including one more of the Witch’s Island because everyone seemed to enjoy yesterday’s so much. Bye for now.

You don't want to go swimming here today!


The Nakamuras on Saipan said...

New clothes...I was just thinking to myself that I need some too - I love all of your pictures and I'll bet those beans were good!

Ria said...

Those beans look delicious!

Canadian Saver said...

Those boots look great!! And I like your tops too... I need to visit Value Village myself, I've only ever been there once.

Your beans look yummy :-) What do you do with the leftovers??

I should hire your DH to wash my car, that is one thing I hate to do!! Your truck is so shiny!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

those beans look really good, never made home made beans, as we adore Heinz Baked Beans in this house.


The Witch said...

Canadian Saver,

Since we have been meal planning I try to incorporate another meal around the beans.
In this case it's left over spinach lasagna and beans. Sounds wacky but it is the best way to use up all the left overs

The Nakamuras on Saipan,

A big welcome to the Witch's Island.It's great to have visitors from the other side of the world.