Monday, August 1, 2016

Vacation Souvenirs!!!

When we go away, I like to bring home little mementos from the trip.
Tickets, post cards, room keys, shells...a starfish, 
small reminders to add to my memory jar for that year.

If you are interested in making a Memory Jar, I shared my idea here.

I save things like this...

One of the best souvenirs I found was this delicious
Balsamic Vinegar
Tasting was allowed in the store, this one is fragrant, sweet and very yummy.
It will be a perfect companion for my tomatoes, when they come in.

The best souvenir was found here...and will "not" fit in my memory jar,

Just Dug Potatoes
As soon as I saw that cute little farm stand I knew I had to have some.
I got the last bag of the day, 
I was just in time as she was closing up shop.

So cute...

even cuter...

when we got home, I scrubbed them and boiled them,

gave them a rough smash, 
added butter and parsley from my herb garden and that was a wrap.
Medium Strawberry Potatoes, 
they where so fresh and delicious.
I served them with a cucumber that we needed to eat from our garden,
it had gotten huge while we were gone.

awwwww, yes, an odd combination, we weren't really hungry, it was more of a snack.

The hubs is a red head, this was suppose to be him.
Super cute right??

I bought one last item while we were away, that has to be put together and hung.
Any guesses??

34 comments:

  1. i love the smiling face! i know chuck did, too. yummy potatoes!

    rest well, dear lady.

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  2. ah, you are too cute, Debbie, making a picture of Hubs out of potatoes and cucumbers!! Looks like you had a nice little trip and brought home some goodies. Hubs, too, I bet. bringing him home, I mean.

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  3. I could eat that for a snack for sure...

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  4. Hello Debbie, cute smiley face. The potatoes look yummy. Your memory jar is a great idea! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  5. So glad y'all had a good time. Love the little potatoes!

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  6. Oh goodness all kinds of delicious goodies!

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  7. Memory Jar sounds interesting...but I trash everything... I do not like clutter at all ...'if we can't use it we lose it' (Hubby is NOT like me as long as he keeps it in the garage he is okay:)....but a memory jar....hmmmm maybe?.....Potatoes look yummy...

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  8. An old favorite of ours is "new" potatoes with fresh English peas cooked together, thickened slightly. Oh, my, I can taste them now.

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  9. An old favorite of ours is "new" potatoes with fresh English peas cooked together, thickened slightly. Oh, my, I can taste them now.

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  10. An old favorite of ours is "new" potatoes with fresh English peas cooked together, thickened slightly. Oh, my, I can taste them now.

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  11. MMMMM they do look good and I like your presentation with the cucumbers making a smiley face :)
    Hhhmmm, you have to put it together before hanging, is is a memory frame?

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  12. Nothing better than fresh boiled potatoes and butter according to my hubby! Love your memory jar idea, Debbie!

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  13. Oh I love fresh potatoes. Very cute picture. I like the cucumber smile.
    Yes, I love the memory jar idea and I love Balsamic vinegar too.

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  14. Very nice mementos! I bet the potatoes were delicious!

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  15. I do like your idea of the memory jar.
    What a great smiley face on that plate and good tasting food too!

    All the best Jan

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  16. I am craving cucumbers like crazy now. I better get out to The Farm and get me some veggies.
    I received the pattern today--looks a bit intimidating, but I will work through it. Thanks--BIG TIME!

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  17. Love love love the memory jar idea!! I do sand jars from different beaches/years/vacations etc. ----sand and shells-- beach glass and the like but have never thought of memory jars with other items. Great idea. Oh and those "taters" look anazing!! Yum

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  18. *giggle* love the hubs portrait in fruit and veg!

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  19. Our potatoes just started coming on. Oh yeah, baby. Summer time! Xoxo Andrea @ This Knitted Life

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  20. I would have guessed you husband in that last shot. The red hair gave it away!!! I dread to think what else you bought. your house must be bulging atthe seams with all the souvenirs you bring home.

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  21. Remembering good times is very nice Debbie.
    I like balsamic vinegar also use it 😊
    Besos.

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  22. Oh Debbie, I giggled at your smiling face :) Your Balsamic Vinegar sounds wonderful! Hugs to you, dear Debbie!

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  23. ooo I love those potatoes! The thing that needs to be put together... is it a birdhouse?

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  24. i love your smiley face, too too cute!! great idea. love your mind so. bird feeder or bird house? can't wait to see. were you affect by those floods recent, or was that another part of NJ? ( :

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  25. I love your humor and the cute smiling face that I think you meant it to be your hubby right? I really like the idea of a memory jar. I used to keep items like this but gave up but perhaps I will re-think it. I like the "Just Dug Pototoes". As a young girl I used to help dig the potatoes on our farm;very dirty work.
    Love your food arrangements and fresh produce looks yummy. Hug for you dear friend! I am sorry you are in the hospital. You are in my prayers~

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  26. Hi, Debbie! Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you. Don't worry about replying to my comment. Keeping you in my prayers.

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  27. I love to gig up fresh potatoes from my garden. Few things better.
    Take Care Debbie Dear :)

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  28. Take good care dear get well soon. I miss reading your stories & looking at your beautiful pictures... karen

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  29. I'm wishing you better health, Debbie. Will miss you if you can't
    post; just know we're thinking of you!
    xoxo

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  30. Fresh small potatoes is lovely to eat.
    Get some from a friend that I boiled right now.

    All luck to you, Debbie!

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  31. Fresh small potatoes is lovely to eat.
    Get some from a friend that I boiled right now.

    All luck to you, Debbie!

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  32. Fun post. I like the little face you made with the potatoes and cucumbers. - Also I'm so sorry that you've been ill and in the hospital. Hope you are doing better now.

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  33. I like your memory jar idea. I collect all those little things, too. And big things. I keep telling myself I'm going to put it together in an album. I like your idea for your rock garden, too.

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