November 25, 2008
I'VE HEARD MY BROTHER-IN LAW HAMP SAY A HUNDRED TIMES, "JUDY,COOK ME A RUTABAGER!" I'LL SAY THIS I'M 34 yrs OLD & I JUST ATE RUTABAGA'S FOR THE 1st TIME & I LOVE THEM!! YUMM-OLA!! THEY SAY IT'S HARD TO "PEEL" IT'S WAX COATED SO YOU HAVE TO GET THROUGH ALL THAT THEN DICE IT UP AS IF YOU WAS DOING STEWED POTATOES WITH A LITTLE BUTTER OR MEAT TO SEASON THEM. YUMMY TO MY TUM-TUM TUMMY. I REALLY DON'T NEED TO BE LOOKING FOR ANYTHING NEW TO EAT I MUST ADMIT! BUT I'M WEAK!!! :)
As always we had way to much food! It was great, we had house full of friends & family. The weather was wonderful, after we ate we all went outside to pick up a few pecans. Granny has already took 2 loads to the "pecan cracker" her total to date is 225lbs ! The boys enjoyed throwing footballs/basketballs up in the trees to knock down more pecans. It was so much fun!
WE WENT OVER TO THE MILLER'S SAT. NIGHT FOR GEORGE'S BIRTHDAY & TO WATCH THE TX & OKLAHOMA GAME. WE SURPRISED MR. MILLER W/ BALLOONS & CAKE. HE TREATED US W/ HIS "HOUSE RECIPE" CHILI! HE SPARED US & LEFT OUT SOME OF THE CAYENNE PEPPER! IT WAS SO GOOD!!! ~ WE LOVE YOU GEORGE!!
November 14, 2008
Well.........Jeff told me Sunday night he was going to Orlando and he'd be home Thurs. night late. I had a frontal lobe air pocket & thought since I was off on Tues. for the holiday(VET's DAY) I could knock out the painting job of our bedroom! For the love of Calcutta what was I thinking! So....... I got my paint, a moved furniture in a rage Monday night until about 1 in the morning. Jake & Delora came by & helped for several hours. I primed the walls which was a very odd pea green color! Yikes ! So i was up at 6 a.m. on Tues to go at it again. I was setting at the hardware store at 3 min's after eight to get me a different color to help w/ the green primer, mind you all our furniture is in the LR floor & all the contents of the closets is in a very strowed fashion! So I take a small break at lunch to take mother to get her flu shot, gro. & lunch, while I'm getting her checked out at Wal-MART around 2 Tues my sister/law Judy calls just checking in, she says she just talk w/ Jeff & they'll be home around midnight tonite (tues night)!! SOOOOOOOOOO........... I just have to do the best I could w/ what i could & face the fiddler! He stayed home & worked for 2 whole days while I was at work, we put the last little touch up on it Sunday eve! It was a ordeal, but well worth it I just love,love, love IT! :)
November 7, 2008
November 4, 2008
~SWEET POTATO DUMPLINGS~
1 pkg sweet potato patties (cut in half)
2 pkg crescent rolls
2 cups of O.J.
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 T. cornstarch
1 t. vanilla flavoring
Roll each potato half in a crescent triangle. Place in a baking dish.
Heat OJ,sugar,butter & cornstarch in a sauce pan; add vanilla flavoring.
Pour over dumplings & bake @ 350 for 45 minutes or until crescent rolls are brown.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar when done.
YUMMY to my TUM-TUM-TUMMY!!!
November 3, 2008
We got home from our trip & I got what little washing I had started, when we left I had a 1/2 bushel of Granny Smith apples at the back door. Would you know they was still there when I got back!!! SO....I started 2 crock-pots of apple butter. Jeff was catching up on his college football jargon. He sneaked to the front door & let Cocoa in for a "treat" for me & her too! He thinks I'm not "right" cause we have full conversations! She doesn't bother anything she lays in the kitchen floor & will "wag" her tail. I just decided to join her today!! ~Enjoy! :0)
WE LOVE TO TAKE A TRIP TO CHATTANOOGA WHENEVER WE CAN SNEAK OFF. YOU COULDN'T HAVE PICKED A BETTER TIME, THE LEAVES WAS EVERY COLOR IN THE RAINBOW. THE WEATHER WAS CHILLY IN THE MORNINGS & JUST RIGHT AFTER THE FOG LIFTED. WE HAD THE BEST TIME DOING ALMOST NOTHING! WE SHOPPED A LITTLE WHILE JEFF "PACED" HUNTING A T.V. IN THE MALL, HE COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY THE MAN IN THE SEARS WOULDN'T TURN THE FOOTBALL GAMES ON FOR HIM?! MR MILLER WENT ON A "GOOSE CHASE" (DANG,GPS's) TO HUNT ME A BREAD/BAKERY COMPANY! WE GOT IN THERE & QUICKLY LEFT $$$$$$$ THEY WERE PROUD OF THEIR MUFFINS! IT WAS FUN ANYWAY...MY FAVORITE WAS THE TRAIN RIDE!! WE RODE OVER TO EAST CHATTANOOGA, IT WAS SO NICE!