Wednesdays at Nana and Papa’s House

15 Mar

Nearly every Wednesday our three youngest grandchildren come to play while the older ones are in school. It’s our special time together. We play, they help me with chores, we make something yummy and play some more!  Pure blessings to this Nana’s heart.

Yesterday we went for our weekly ranger ride (Luke’s turn to drive)…

Checked the cattle for Papa…

Made Aunt Kara’s Fruit Salsa to celebrate Spring! (recipe at the end)

Inspected the fruit salsa….

It’ll do…

Had Playdough Time…

Counting Time…

Watered flowers for Nana…

Lunch Time…On the menu yesterday was Nana’s Taco Salad (Grace’s favorite and recipe is at the end), Aunt Kara’s Fruit Salsa and Cookies!

Checked cattle again after lunch…

Played some more outside… (don’t you just LOVE this weather?!)

Fed grain to the chickens…

Nana’s way to compost (Lydea said, “That’s the grosses food ever!” )

Gathered eggs…

Fed grain to Bambi the horse…

Dolly the donkey patiently waited her turn…

All too soon it was time to go…

All in a hard days work…

Here are some recipes from our day so you can join in on some of the fun!

Nana’s Taco Salad

Layer in a Large Bowl:

  • Refried Beans or Kidney Beans

  • Lettuce (torn into bite-size pieces)

  • Chopped tomato

  • Diced Cucumber

  • Hamburger (browned and seasoned with Taco seasoning)

  • Chopped black olives

  • Shredded cheddar cheese

  • Crushed Tortilla Chips

  • Top with Catalina French Dressing and a dollop of Sour Cream


(Grace makes hers with only the lettuce, tomato, hamburger, cheese and sour cream.  Lydea’s is just cheese and hamburger and Luke leaves off the lettuce and tomato.  Have it your way!)

Aunt Kara’s Fruit Salsa (Original recipe found on Pinterest, altered by Aunt Kara)

  • 1 bag of Cinnamon Pita Chip (Kroger sells them or you can make your own!)

  • 3 sliced Kiwi

  • 1 carton of sliced strawberries

  • 3 sliced Granny Smith apples

  • 1/4 cup Sprite or 7 up

  • 2 T lemon juice

1. Dice fruit into small chunks (or Aunt Kara uses her Food Processesor!)

2. Stir in Sprite (or 7 up) and lemon juice

3. Dip chips in salsa and enjoy!


Posted by on March 15, 2012 in Life on the Farm, Photos, Recipes


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2 responses to “Wednesdays at Nana and Papa’s House

  1. Robin Gebhardt

    March 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    What a beautiful day! Grace looks forward to each and every Wednesday, which is such a blessing to her daddy and me. Thanks for sharing the memories!

  2. Alona Peters

    March 16, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Fabulous photos Karla…fun to scrapbook! Enjoying your blog; keep up the great work!


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