Southern Outdoor Wednesday

It is Outdoor Wednesday at our friend A Southern Daydreamer’s blog. Here is our entry in the post. These are pics from where I used to live. Spring in the Ozarks.

A sunrise like this makes it worth it to get up really early!
A sunrise like this makes it worth it to get up really early!
Redbuds and tulip trees.
Redbuds and tulip trees.
This was the view from the deck. See the lake in the background?
This was the view from the deck. See the lake in the background?
Beautiful view!
Beautiful view!
More of the redbuds.
More of the redbuds.
One last shot.
One last shot.

I loved living in that house. The view was great and the sunrises were greater!

See the other Outdoor Wednesday posts.
See the other Outdoor Wednesday posts.

Today’s Lagniappe: Pasta Primavera

12 ounces pasta, bowtie noodles
2 yellow squash, thinly sliced
10 ounces asparagus spears, cut in 2″ pieces
8 ounces baby carrots, cut lengthwise, half
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups skim milk
1/4 cup sour cream, light
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Add pasta to a large pot of boiling water and cook 10 minutes. Add squash, asparagus and carrots and cook 8 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender. Drain and place in a large serving bowl.

Meanwhile put flour in a large skillet. Slowly whisk in milk until blended, taking care to get into corners of skillet. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. Reduce heat to low and simmer 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat, whisk in sour cream, mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Pour over pasta mixture and stir to mix and coat. Sprinkle with cheese.






26 responses to “Southern Outdoor Wednesday”

  1. Susan Avatar

    Sorry I am late getting around to visit… I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday….and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

  2. jeanne Avatar

    Boy those Ozarks are awesome. The sunrise is gorgeous and the red buds and tulip trees stunning.
    A beautiful outdoor post to enjoy.


  3. sunnymama Avatar

    What a pretty place. The view from the deck is so beautiful!

  4. Olive Rue Avatar

    I really enjoyed your OW photos. You have some beautiful images. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope to see you again!

  5. Charla @ For the Sake of Time Avatar

    These pictures look like paintings! How wonderful. We have a great view from our home. If you get the chance, look at my Outdoor Wednesday post. Thank you for sharing.


  6. Kathy b Avatar

    Oh those were some beautiful views. Do you have nice views where you live now?

    Kathy b

  7. Vikki Evans Avatar

    Such beautiful pictures.It was the sweetest comment that you left on my blog.First thing I do when I come in everyday is look to see if anyone new has made a visit to my blog.
    Have a great day.

  8. sue Avatar

    Oh!!! what a beautiful place to have lived, the scenery is unbelievable. I just had to go and look at them again.Thank you for sharing. Thank you for coming by and visiting and for leaving such a sweet comment.

  9. Brenda Kula Avatar

    I love the Ozarks. Haven’t been there in years. But I use to go to Eureka Springs from time to time. That was where I got my inspiration in the late 1980s to start making my own quilts

  10. Miller Racing Family Avatar

    What great pictures. Where did you live in the Ozarks? We live in Missouri and they call these the Ozarks, so didn’t know if it was the same. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I love the header on your blog. Have a great day!

  11. Crystal Avatar

    Hi Christi, First visit to your blog, Happy OW! Your view from that deck was just gorgeous and the sunrise was awesome. I will definitely be back.

    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Mamapippa Avatar

    It’s a very wonderful sunrise, and I also love those purple flowers !

  13. Charlene Avatar

    Thank for stopping by to see me. I LOVE THE PURPLE FLOWERS IN THIS POST! You had some wonderful photos of Spring. It is such a glorious time of year. Come back to see me.

  14. KBeau Avatar

    Your pictures from the Ozarks make me homesick. We were supposed to be in Fayetteville for a weekend earlier this month, but my husband got sick. Tell your husband that he can get some of those flip flops from the Arkansas Alumni Association. The link is

  15. Ashley Avatar

    Christi ~ Thank you so much for stopping by my blog this morning. I too lived in Las Colinas when I fist moved to Dallas in 99. (The Marks At Las Colinas on North Story Rd) Loved that area, but loving the highrise that looks across to Down Town Dallas now. I hope you will come again and keep in touch*! _Ashley*

  16. Mary Avatar

    What beautiful vistas and what a treasure to be able to see it from your deck.

  17. Amy Avatar

    I hear that the Ozarks are just gorgeous. Your pictures definitely proved that point. How beautiful! Amy

  18. Stacey Avatar

    I love the Ozarks. We just went there for the first time three years ago.

    The view from your deck was amazing. I love all the colors.

    That recipe sounds yummy too. I’m going to print that one.

  19. KayC. Avatar

    I have never seen the Ozarks! How beautiful! I know how hard it is to leave a home that you love. 🙁

  20. Sally Avatar

    It must have hurt to move.

  21. Fifi Flowers Avatar

    GREAT view from the deck!!!

  22. Joyce Avatar

    You have a breath taking view!
    Joyce M

  23. Becky Avatar

    Wow…what incredible views…great pix…thanks for sharing…

  24. Cass @ That Old House Avatar

    OH my goodness … it must have been so hard to leave that very special place. What amazing beauty.

  25. Linderhof Avatar

    What beautiful pictures — I am so jealous!

  26. ellen b Avatar

    Your views were gorgeous. So Christi, where are you living now…

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