Saturday, June 30, 2012

OLD FASHIONED GIRL

Hello, today I am making my crock pot Apple Butter.  So hot out side I decided to stay in today and make this my pj day as well.  Love those pj days don't you.  If you would like to have my recipe you can email me Barbarad@aol.com and I will give it to you.    Anything to do with the good ole days I am all for it.  I don't quick cook, I cook from scratch, it may cost more but the taste is well worth it.  
I have a email buddy and his name is Trip, He got a bad burn on his hand and is having a rough time of it.  Those burns sure do hurt.  Take a look at my lil new friend
Isn't he adorable.  Such a brave lil guy for sure.
Everyone have a great day and stay cool as it is so hot all over.  Blessings to you all.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

JUST AN OLD TIME GAL

Morning, anything vintage, yes that's me.  I love all the old vintage look.  We bough a older camper and my plans is to make it a vintage cottage.  Now don't laugh, just wait until you see it when I am done.  Went to a yard sale the other day and look what I found
my old camp fire coffee pot.  will have to invite the neighbors over for a nice hot cup of that Java.  Going to another sale Saturday and hope to find lots of goodies for my vintage camper.
You have a wonderful day my good friends and family.

 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

HELLO FROM THE TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS

Morning my dear friends,
Woke up this morning to a 49 dregrees, now that is cool.  Being in Tennessee and on top of the mountain makes for a cooler summertime.  Doing some crafting today and thinking about doing a load of laundry also.  I haven't felt well for the past few days.  Hopefully today will be a better day.  Will be making a pot of chicken and rice, mexican cornbread and a pot of pinto beans for dinner.  You are most welcome to come for dinner.  Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

BREAD AND BUTTER PICKLES

Hello, wanted to share a recipe I found with you


Bread and Butter Pickles


Makes 4 cups of pickles, filling a 1-quart jar
1 pound cucumbers, sliced 1/4-inch thick — “pickling” or kirby cucumbers work best here
1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Kosher salt
1/2 to 3/4 cups sugar (see note above)
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon coriander seeds (if ground, use 1 teaspoon)
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
In a medium bowl, combine the cucumbers, onion and salt. Mix well. Cover the mixture with ice. Let stand at room temperature for two hours. In a pot, bring sugar, vinegar and spices to a boil. Drain cucumbers and onions. Add to vinegar mixture and bring almost back to a boil. Remove from heat and cool. You can store the pickles in an airtight container for up to three weeks in the fridge. They will begin tasting pickled in just a couple hours.
 
 
Seems like a good way to use some of those cucumbers up.  Have a lovely day.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

OLD WIVES TALES


Let me share with you today some old wives tales,


  • If a home is in disarray on New Year’s Day, the housewife will struggle with clutter and dissatisfaction throughout the year. If it’s tidy and clean, the home will be easy to manage.
  • Laundry should never be done on Sundays for there will surely be a terrible stain, tear or worse in the week ahead.
  • Above ground crops (such as tomatoes) should be sown in the wane of the moon; underground crops (carrots, potatoes, parsnips, etc.) at the change of the moon.
  • The best day of the year to plant cabbage is on St. Patrick’s day.
  • The best time to plant flowers is in the increase of the moon.
  • A mild winter lies ahead if onions dug from the garden at harvest time have thin skins.
  • Any women who desires to have order in her home must allow sage to flourish in her garden.
  • Stir cake from you and you will stir your troubles away.
  • A cake baked in the morning will rise, a cake baked in the afternoon will drop.
  • To make cake light, it must always be stirred the same way.
  • Pastry must be rolled an uneven number of times otherwise it will be tough.
  • Every scrap of pastry must be baked or there will be an unwanted expense.
  • Cold hands and a warm heart make the best pastry.
  • A thunderstorm will addle eggs and sour any milk that’s been left out.
  • Before a young girl bakes her first loaf of bread, her hands should be rubbed in sugar so that she may always make good, sweet bread.
  • Stir bread away from you for good luck, trouble will come if you stir toward you.
  • Evergreens should be taken down on Old Christmas Day (January 6th) or ill-luck will follow.
  • A clean pot should be kept in an empty oven, this will ensure there will always be at least a little food to cook in it.
  • When making the bed, don’t interrupt your work or you will spend a restless night in it.
  • Stabbing needles through yarn balls will bring bad luck to anyone who wears something made from that yarn.
  • Rosemary planted by the doorstep will keep evil away…put salt on the doorstep of a new house and no evil can enter.
  • If a new bride should quietly take her mother’s dishcloth, she will never be homesick.
Up until the past few generations, people were terrified of evil and more afraid of bad luck than they were of a little dirt (not realizing that pestilence and disease could flourish in an unkempt home), so these little words of wisdom served a purpose…even those that seem ridiculous to us today.
The average person worked HARD back in the day and the last thing anyone wanted to do was worry about which direction the dirt should be swept (according to my collection of tales, it should be swept away from the house rather than towards it or you’re sure to attract doom). Common sense for basic cleanliness? Sure! But the purpose of the tale was to make sure the chore was done with care and attention by a people who commonly lived a hardscrabble life from early morning till late evening…there were no Real Housewives episodes to distract and ease the stress of the day, it was “Go” time from start to finish.
And who knows, maybe these old gals knew a thing or two that we just can’t grasp ;) .

I remember so many of these old tales back in the good ole days.  lol
You have a bless day.

Friday, June 22, 2012

WOW, ITS A HOT DAY

Another hot one today.  Had to get some house cleaning done as i told myself, if you don't get it done, who else will.  Lol.  A womans work is never done that is for sure.  Haven't done much lately exceot getting ready to head to Tennessee for the summer.  We are on the plateau , a high up mountain top and it is so much cooler.  Going to make myself a pot of coffee ande chill out for awhile so have a wonderful afternoon my friends.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

ITS A LOVELY DAY IN SUNNY FLORIDA

Hello my Dear friends and Family, I hope your Fathers Day is turning out to be a nice one.  We are doing a cookout here at my place.  the wind is blowing and really nice out for a change.  This week I will began packing up for our trip to Tennessee and will be there for several months.  I love living in my 5th wheel as home wherever I go. If we ever get tired of this life we will retire to a Senior Retirement place.  Golf courts, swimming pools, old people like us, lol.  What a wonderful life.
So, have a lovely day with your husbands and dada and will chat with ya later on.

Friday, June 15, 2012

TGIF DAY IN FLORIDA


Howdy-Do and how are you today?  I've had a headache all day today so been sorta lazy.  I did get some crochet projects finished other than that did nothing but lay around.  Would you believe me if I told you it is still raining here?  Yep, that it is.  Where is all this rain comming from.  One thing for sure, the grass is sure green.

Nothing going on so will say so long for today and catch ya tomorrow


Thursday, June 14, 2012

A THURSDAY HOWDY


Morning everyone,  Oh the cleaning I need to be doing.
I am thinking about it anyway.  I seem to have more lazy days then energy ones.  We are planning on going to stay in Tennessee  for awhile to be near my great grandson for a few months.  He isn't doing to good and so thought we would go and help out.  I need to get busy so chat later, have a jolly day.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

OH ME, OH MY DAY


Do you ever have days that you could just pull your hair out?  Yep, I sure do and today is almost to that point.  All I can say is just not a great day.  I did finally get my Doily finished and I call it my Kitty Kitty Doily, Take a look
It sure does take me alot longer to finish crocheting pieces as the ole eyes are not what they use to be.   I am now working on cell phone pouches as have gifts to give later on.  Always nice to have something on hand.
Today, I wish you joy, peace and happiness.

Monday, June 11, 2012

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY


By the way, did I say it is still raining here in sunny Florida.  We have so for got 16 inches of rain in 2 days.  Help, I need a boat.  It is raining again now so plans to go to the store just got changed.  I will stay home as sure don't want to get into a road flooded  and washed out.
Will say have a nice day, don't get wet and  get off this puter as it is getting bad weather out.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

IT'S SATURDAY IN FLORIDA


Raining her today and they say we will have rain all week.  Good for the ducks anyway.  On times like this it gives me the chance to really be lazy.  I crochet and read then cook, etc. lol  I enjoy reading Amish books.  I admire the Amish alot as I do not think I could be like them.  But, when you are raised into the order I guess you know nothing else. 
The farmers around here are beginning to park along the road sides and sell there products they grow.  Such great eating when it is so fresh.  I remember when being younger the great taste of what we got out of our garden and my mother would cook it up.  Oh those great memories.
I hope you have a Bless day and would like to share this with you today:

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you. ”
Christian D. Larson

Friday, June 8, 2012

GRANDCHILDREN

What a joy my grandchildren are.I wanted to share this with you.  I saw it on a site the other day as I was looking around


Granny's Favorite Recipe

Ingredients:
1 coddled grandchild of either gender
1 proud grandmother, soft-boiled and tender
1 well -beaten fairy- tale book
1 stuffed teddy bear with a faraway look
1 washed, dried blanket, satin bordered with rips
1 freshly baked cookie with chocolate chips

Method:
Toss all except Granny straight up in the air
Drop into squeaking, rocking arm chair
Fold in Grandmother's outstretched arms
Tuck teddy and blanket around small child's charms
Open fairy-tale book to very first page
Begin by saying, "Now when I was your age..."
Mix stories of bunnies, bears, piggies and soup
Repeat bedtime stories until child's eyelids droop.
When the cookie has crumbled and child starts to yawn
Place child, teddy, and blanket in warm bed until dawn.
Yeild:
2 happy people

Thursday, June 7, 2012

MOTHER/DAUGHTER OUTING

Today the daughter and I decided to do our thing and make a day out.  Had lunch and of course all the chit-chat that goes along with it.  You never know just how long God gives you so spend all the time you can with your children.  My boys are away and I miss them so much every day.  If only I could turn the hand of the clock back I would cherish every moment I had with them. 
This was a picture a few-- dud long ago it seems - of my daughter Lori and I.
I will tell you this, they may grow up, marry and have children of there own but you as a mother never stop the worry. 
You have a Bless day.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A BLESSED DAY


Hello, thanks for dropping in.  Today I went to my grandsons 8th grade graduation.  My goodness where has the time gone.  My last 2 babies, Kaylee and Tyler beginning high school and before I know it I will hopefully be going to their senior graduation.  They say to take time to smell the Roses and now I can see the true meaning of this.  I would love to go back in years and have my 3 children back with me all tucked in at night and me knowing they are safe.  But, Life moves on and we make the best of it that we can.
Again, stop and take time to enjoy your day, your life and your family and friends, tomorrow may never come.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

IN THE GOOD OLE SUMMERTIME


Morning from sunny and hot Florida.  Going to be another day of that heat so another day inside with the Ac on.  Can you tell I am a SNOW gal.  Been kinda of lazy for the past few days.  Just have no energy and I think it is the heat that zaps it from me.  I did get out and work on my roses yesterday.  Once one dies I clip it off so another can bloom in its place. 
Today I think I will make a fresh strawberry pie.  I found this recipoe on another blog so will share and hope it is ok.



1 1/2 c. water
3/4 C sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 (3oz) pkg Strawberry Jello
Fresh Strawberries (1 quart whole or halves)
Use baked 9 inch pie shell. Cook water, sugar and cornstarch until thick and clear. Add Jello, stir and pour over fruit in pie shell. Cool 2-3 hours. Top with whip cream when serving. Enjoy,Jean
I saw this and thought yummie.  This recipe is from a Amish lady.  Enjoy and have a lovely day.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

A LITTLE THIS, A LITTLE OF THAT DAY

Well June is here along with all the June bugs.  I was outside today and goodness at the skiters and whatever that is that was flying around.  No thank you , I will stay inside with the Ac on. 

I decided to bake a Johnny Cake.  Do you know what that is?  Why it is Cornbread
Of course I do mine in the old iron skillet just like my grand mother and mom did.  Can't beat it. 
I thiink I have a recipe for this:


Here's the recipe:



1 egg

1/3 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 cup milk

3/4 cup flour

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. salt

2 cups cornmeal


Cream egg, shortening, sugar. Add milk and stir. Add flour, baking powder and salt, then add cornmeal. Bake at 300F until brown (usually around 45-50 minutes).
Now, go bake yourself and fix a big pot of beans to go with it.  Good ole southern cooking.

Friday, June 1, 2012

FRIDAY HOWDY FROM FLORIDA


Good Morning to ya, Raining here today so a nice lazy day.  We haven't had rain in over a month so the gardens, plants and flowers are sure gonna love it.  I was going to a yard sale but guess that one is out.  Tomorrow is a Estate sale so will sure hit that one.  I want to thank all my friends and family for checking out my blog.  I love doing it as it lets me release my thoughts.  Oh no, thoughts, now that might get me in hot water. Lol
Have a super good day and enjoy whatever you might do.