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Tuesday, 20 June 2006

Now Playing: just the hum of the 'puter...& cat meowing...
the sky is beautiful after a stormy night. I wish I had film for my camera those storm clouds were awesome! I love to gaze up at the clouds... especially when it storms.

When I was a little kid, storms frightened me so bad I would crawl up under the kitchen table. No one, nothing, could draw my attention away from the rumbling thunder. I remember too that I would be frightened when the trees bent over from the wind.

Now that I'm older, storms don't really scare me, unless, its a tornado. Thats the time to run for cover!

Posted by marys-place at 11:45 AM EDT | Post Comment | Permalink

Thursday, 8 June 2006

its 2:30 a.m.
Now Playing: crickets chirping
...haven't posted in a while... been busy.

I'll be back tho.... and post something new. :)

Posted by marys-place at 2:33 AM EDT | Post Comment | Permalink

Thursday, 1 June 2006

Mood:  hungry
Now Playing: food cooking on stove
Turkey burgers
green beans
baked potatoes

sound good?

Posted by marys-place at 7:02 PM EDT | Post Comment | Permalink

G' morning
Yesterday was too hot,too muggy. Then it rained lightly through the night. This morning, fog, cooler temps...a blessing. :)

Posted by marys-place at 10:53 AM EDT | Post Comment | Permalink thoughts.....
yesterday evening, hubby and I went for a bike ride, through the neighborhood. we have a lovely place in which to ride...tree lined streets...old houses, some look like storybook houses. Folks were out washing their cars, some were visiting other neighbors, and others were out for a stroll.

I've been sitting here quite a long while...and I'm just about ready to hit the hay.

It's been nice coming on here and typing away. :)

.......until the next post...Ta-Ta & a good evening or should I say morning.

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Salads, Pickles, Dressings
Now Playing: Just the hum of the computer....and the far off sound of a train whistle.
Topic: Recipe Corner
Extra Creamy Mayonnaise;
1 egg yolk, hard cooked
1 raw egg
1 pint salad oil
2 T. lemon juice
1/2 t. dry mustard
1 t. salt
1t. granulated sugar
1/8 t. Cayenne pepper
1 T. boiling water
Sieve hard-cooked egg yolk into mixing bowl. Add raw egg and beat well. Add 1 teaspoon of oil at a time and beat well after each addition. When 1/2 cup of oil has been used add lemon juice and seasonings which have been well blended, then add remaining oil 2 teaspoons at a time, continuing beating until firm. Add boiling water and beat until well blended.

Dixie Relish;
1 Qt. shredded cabbage
1 pint finely minced onion
1 pint sweet red peppers (minced)
1 pint seet green peppers (minced)
2 hot peppers (finely minced)
5 T. salt
4 T. mustard seeds
2 T. celery seeds
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 Qt. vinegar
Mix vegetables together, sprinkle with salt and let stand overnight in a crock or enameled pan. Drain, then add spices, sugar and vinegar. Pack in jars. Seal tightly and process in water bath at simmering temperature (180 degrees F.) for 15 minutes. Makes 4-5 pints.

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House Plants & Flowers
Topic: Helpful Hints
House plants require proper watering;
With house plants the important thing is the watering. It is the root and not the top soil that needs moisture. Use soft water if possible and take the chill off. Set the pot in a pan and let it soak till the moisture is visible near the top. A plant thus watered will not need water for four or five days longer. Keep the top soil fine and do not let it crust. This helps to retain moisture and let in air. This is the only way to water an established root-bound plant.
Re-rooting Rose Bush Slips; If you wish to slip a rose bush cut off your slip and then stick the stem into a white potato. You will find that the slip will take root. This is the surest way to make it root.
Restoring Faded Flowers; Flowers which are fading may be restored by immersing them half way up their stems in very hot water and allowing them to remain in it until it cools. Then cut off the scalded portions of the stems and place the flowers in clear, cold water.
Color in Ferns; A teaspoonful of household ammonia added to one quart of water poured over your fern will give it a rich green color.

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Hamburger Delight
Now Playing: Nothing. No music... just me sitting here in front of my computer.
Topic: Recipe Corner
This recipe was saved from my wedding day recipes. The binder that all the recipes were placed in eventually fell apart.
1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey
6 med. size potatoes
1 T. chopped onion
1 can cream chicken soup
1/2 grated American cheese
Brown meat, onions and season to taste.
In a buttered 1 qt. casserole dish alternate with a layer of potatoes then meat. Over this pour soup.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr. or until potatoes are done. Top with grated cheese. Serves 6.

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Orange Juice Pork Chops
Topic: Recipe Corner
I can almost hear you say-- EWWWWWW...that sounds awful! But its good. You should try it!
This is from the kitchen of my Aunt Annie
3 pork chops
1 T. crisco
1/2 flour
2 T. parsley
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. sage
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C. orange juice
Mix flour,salt,pepper,sage and parsley together on wax paper.
Melt shortening in skillet. Brown chops in hot shortening.
When browned 15-20 mins., reduce heat.
Add orange juice, cover and cook 30 more minutes.
Serve over rice.
Its good. :)

Posted by marys-place at 12:48 AM EDT | Post Comment | Permalink

Poppy Seed Cake
Topic: Recipe Corner
From the kitchen of: Darlyn Hawkinson 1994
1 pkg. cake mix vanilla
1 pkg. instant pudding vanilla
1/2 C. vegetable oil, 4 eggs,
3 T. poppy seed
1-1/4 C. cold water
Mix dry in bowl form a well. Add wet ingredients to the well. Beat all together. Pour in greased & sugared Bundt or flute pan. Bake 350 degrees for 55 mins. Let stand 15 mins. Drizzle glaze on top.

Glaze recipe: Juice of 1 lemon & 1/3 C. sugar

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