Havarti Ham & Potatoes

    I just adore you all so much! Have I told you that lately?! You bless me daily with your sweet words & thoughtful gestures!

  Let me tell you about a friend, whom I have gotten to know through this blog the past couple months……She is the one who literally read 4 little Ferguson’s from stem to stern the weekend she found us! 🙂 She is also the one who shared the Peaches & Cream French Toast Casserole with Yogurt Sauce from her darling Bed and Breakfast menu. I simply adore her!

Look at what thoughtful Mary sent us yesterday…..

Christmas Banners!


She used these flag banners in her Christmas family photo session, and I commented on how darling they were and asked her where in the world she found them.  Turns out she MADE them!

Imagine my surprise when, amongst all the boring junk mail and bills, a package came today with these inside! Bless her heart! 🙂

(Look at this photo and guess who didn’t have access to her wrapping paper this year? ME!  My Mom is between homes and everything is in storage, including the things I used to store in her big basement storage room.)


Naturally, I had to put them to good use until my next Christmas photo session, especially since they matched my color theme PERFECTLY!016

I’ll smile every time I walk into the living room and see them, Mary!

Thank you so much!!


Moving on to dinner:

Enjoy this comfort food! The Havarti cheese makes this dish so creamy and so unique!

Havarti Ham & Potatoes

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  • 1 can (10 3/4 Oz) Cream Of Celery Soup
  • ½ cups Sour Cream
  • 8 ounces, weight Havarti Cheese, In Small Cubes Or Shredded
  • 3 whole Large Baking Potatoes, Sliced
  • 1-½ cup Cubed, Cooked Ham
  • 1 cup Mini Sweet Peas
  • 1 container (6 Oz) French Fried Onions

Heat oven to 350*. Spray 9×13 casserole dish. In a large bowl, combine, soup, sour cream and cheese (reserve some for top), mix well. Add potatoes, ham and mini peas. Scrape into 9 x 13 pan and cover with reserved cheese. Cover pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Uncover casserole and sprinkle with French Fried Onions. Bake uncovered for another 30 minutes, or until bubbly.



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4 little Ferguson’s Photography: Family Sessions

My friend Heather is a photographer, so she didn’t really need my services, but the trick is, how do we photograph our own families?!?!  We can’t!  So she and I swapped favors and one day, when we are ready, she will photograph my family as well.  🙂  She took her card to do her own edits, but I couldn’t resist playing with a few of my favorites too.


  This next session was with our new Music Minister and his precious family, they just moved here from Venice, Florida.  Poor cold souls!  Their sweet little one’s teeth were chattering by the time our session was done.  I am afraid my outside photo shoots are over for this year, at least until I have a brave family call for snow photos!  I do not have any equipment for indoor shooting, but one day would love to build a natural light studio so we can shoot rain or shine!

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Head over to Post 2 for today: Havarti Ham and Potatoes. SOOO good!