Southern Dreamin’

Submitted by Christi

Last year at this time, we were without power because of the awful ice storm.


Our weather forecast this week is calling for freezing rain and snow! This really is NOT working for me. I’m thinking of places I’d rather be.

How about Jamaica – watching a RED sunset.


What is the saying? Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. A sign of a fine day to come! Hmmm, let’s add a glass of champagne to that picture.


Now, we’re talking.

Or maybe, New Orleans.

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Where they are celebrating Mardi Gras

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And the Saint’s going to the Superbowl!


The forecast here Thursday and Friday of the week is rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow. New Orleans? In the 60’s. Which would you choose?

I may only be there where it is warm and sunny in my mind, but I’m definitely there.

Today’s Lagniappe: Stuffed Figs
Something you can make without turning on the stove (and without electricity if it comes to that).

Cut a slit in large side of 24 dried figs, cutting to, but not through, stem end. Stir together 1 (3-oz.) package softened cream cheese, 2 tsp. powdered sugar, and 2 tsp. orange liqueur; fill each fig evenly with cream cheese mixture and 1 roasted, salted almond. Press figs to secure filling.

A few outdoor pics for Outdoor Wednesday with A Southern Daydreamer and Rednesday! with It’s a Very Cherry.


15 Responses to “Southern Dreamin’”

  1. Julie Says:

    Sounds awesome. We are forecast for snow this weekend here in Charlotte, NC….. Thanks for the warm thoughts to dream about….!

  2. Kim Says:

    Same here..want to go tropical places to get out this cold unpredictable weather.

    My Rednesday

  3. Carol @ Old Glory Cottage Says:

    Somewhere warm sounds real good right now! It’s been 8 days since we’ve seen any sunshine. I really don’t care how cold it is, as long as there is some sunshine!
    Those stuffed figs sound so yummy. I like all of the ingredients!
    Happy REDnesday!

  4. Sandi Says:

    You could always come to OZ … we have loads of sunshine to warm you!
    Happy REDnesday to you!
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

  5. SueLovesCherries Says:

    Ooh, I’ll take Jamaica! I went there once on a mission trip and got Montezuma’s Revenge – it wasn’t pretty!

    My mom made stuffed figs back when I was a teen, haven’t thought of them in years!

  6. Anita Says:

    I am with you on this one! We still have snow from December even though we have had monsoons too. We are ready for a trip to Puerto Rico!!

  7. chubskulit Says:

    Wish we could do that too, we have snow today..

    Frosty Outdoors

  8. The Muse Says:

    all i can say…ask…beg…
    is take me with you!

  9. Hootin' Anni Says:

    GO SAINTS!!!!! It’d be cheaper if you come to visit with me…our high temp on the island is gonna be in the 70s today! Perfect beach weather.

    My Wednesday post…”Alligators in the Sewer?” is published…come see if you have a bit of time today. I’d love your visit.

  10. LaVoice Says:

    Maybe in the next few day the weather will get better. I has not been good anywhere this year. Watch travel shows and dream.

  11. Jo Says:

    GO SAINTS!…pretty pics, and I too am looking for SPRING!

  12. Marsha Says:

    Cool “escape” photos! I hope you do not get another ice storm, the damage those things can do is amazing.

  13. Myrna Says:

    Beautiful pics !
    Happy Rednesday !

  14. Crystal Says:

    I am with you on that trip. Where do we book the tickets? It is call for highs in the teens here with snow. Brrrrrrr. At least we have a warm house to stay inside 🙂
    Stay warm and have a blessed week.

  15. Kathy Says:

    I’m with ya! I need beach about now. In Michigan we are having some very cold temps with snow on the ground. Spring can’t come fast enough for me!

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