Tower Grove House–July

We finally made it back to the Missouri Botanical Garden yesterday. We’ve been so busy this summer, it had been over a month since we had last visited, and I was starting to worry that I wouldn’t get a picture of Tower Grove House this month!


Tasty Tuesday–Roast Beef Sandwich Pizza

There are some summer days (like all of last week) where you just don’t want to turn on the oven. This cold pizza is a good dinner option for days like that. If you don’t like horseradish as much as I do, feel free to cut back the amount.


4 oz. cream cheese with chives and onion (from 8 oz. tub)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 Tbsp. creamy horseradish sauce
14 oz. prebaked Italian pizza crust
8 oz. deli roast beef, cut into bite-sized strips
1 1/2 cups plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup shredded romaine lettuce
1/3 cup zesty Italian salad dressing

In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, and horseradish sauce; mix well. Spread evenly over pizza crust.

In medium bowl, combine roast beef, tomatoes, lettuce and dressing; toss gently to coat. Top pizza crust with roast beef mixture.

To serve, cut into wedges.

Stained Glass Fit for a Revolving Door

I have shared a picture of this stained glass window before, but I thought it deserved a more thorough look:





This window is on display at the LC-MS International Center. It used to be located above the revolving glass door at their former location closer to downtown St. Louis. I love the unique shape and the “O Antiphons” from “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!”

A Morning at the Cathedral Basilica

This morning, we had the opportunity to attend Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, and hear Turkey sing with his choir from the RSCM St. Louis training course. The service was interesting…there were some very familiar things in the liturgy, and some very different things, especially in the prayers. The choir sounded beautiful, and I’m very glad we were able to be there!




Chickadee Thursday

Chickadee has been having a fun time at Vacation Bible School this week!

Yesterday, she finally asked me to cut her hair. I love her new, short ‘do!