~~~~meaning, the Pine Cone Tree for our home.
~~~~meaning, the Pine Cone Tree for our home.
In switching laptops I am having some problems with some posts publishing twice. Have no idea what or why. It seems that the system is picking and choosing what ones are duplicated. Ugh. Bear with me for a wee bit yet and I will see what I am doing to cause that problem. Sorry about this.
Another day. Another moment in time. Many years ago. It felt so good today.
Yesterday I made three 7″ pine cone trees for the three little ladies at my breakfast table. You would have thought they had received a million dollars each. Then, would you believe, they asked what would be for tomorrow morning!!!!!! The N E R V E ~~
Today I did my own pine cone tree. What do ya think!!
It’s drying now. Don’t know what more will go on it because it will be up all year around. It felt good to make it. The first one in many moons.
Paul wrote in Philemon 1:7: “Your love has given me great joy and encouragement because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.” That is how I felt this morning.
In His Hands with peace and “joy”.
Funny. How after so many, many years you remember something from the past. The picture/painting/whatever it is that I am trying to grab a hold of seems to be there and yet just not within my “grasp”. (Incidentally, Paul, I need your email address). Thanks for your help though. It meant so much.
I KNOW the pattern of dishes that were used when I see it. But the rest of the picture is not exactly what I remember.
I will keep looking. Thanks for all of your help. Miss you ALL. Marge
As I was looking at recipes to share with you my memory thoughts went back through the years and times were remembered that in some ways, I had almost forgotten. But never. I think once you have had special times in your life experienced, you never are able to totally forget them. Nor should we. I believe I have shared most of these before but they stand out as ones I would do over and over again, if the opportunity could have come way once more. Enjoy.
ICE BOX PICKLES (keeps for 3 weeks)
3 qt. cubes, 1 large white onion, 3 c. sugar, 2 c. white vinegar, 1/4 c. salt, 1 tsp. celery seed. (This amount of salt is correct for our taste, you may wish to lower it some)
Slice cukes and white onion.. Bring to boil all the rest. Pour over cukes/onion and stir gently. (I prefer to put the celery seed mixture into a gauze bag as then them aren’t on the pickles) and then after you have stirred a few times, put pickles in the frig. The next day put them into containers that are easy to get to in the frig.
WATERGATE SALAD (green. nice for the holiday season)
1 can. crushed pineapple UN-drained, 1 box Pistachio Pudding Mix, 1 c. min. marshmallows, 12 c. chopped pecans, small container of Cool Whip.
Mix all together and then fold in Cool Whip. Refrigerate two hours before serving.
FROSTED CHOCOLATE COOKIES (My very favorite Christmas Cookie)
1/2 c. marg., 1 egg, 2 sq. choco, melted, 1/2 tsp salt, 3/4 c. buttermilk, 1 c. sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1-3/4 flour, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1 c. nuts.
Combine marg., egg and sugar. Add vanilla and chocolate. Beat. Add dry ingredients with buttermilk. Bake at 350 deg. for 8-10 min.
ICING 3 T. whipping cream, 1 sq. choco. melted, 1/1/4 c. pwd. sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Heat cream and chocolate. Beat in the sugar and vanilla. Ice the Chocolate Cookies. (I liked to put a touch of finely ground pecans on top. Lovely.)
BLACK BEAN AND CORN CHICKEN – – Crock Pot style
1 pkg boneless thighs, 1 pint Swanson’s Chicken Broth. Cook on high for 5 hours. Shred.
Add: 2 cans white corn, 2 cans black beans, 2 cans diced tomatoes, 2 T. MILD Taco Seasoning, 8 oz. cm. cheese. (Sort’ve shred the cm. cheese)
Combine it all and continue on low for 3 hours. Serve.
HANKY PANKYS (Fun for a large group)
1 lb. Velvetta Cheese, 1 lb. gd. beef, 1 lb. gd. sausage, mild, 2 T. Worcestershire Sauce, 1 tsp. Garlic Powder.
Brown meats, drain. Add cheese and stir until melted. Add S&P to taste. Add rest of ingredients. Spread on PARTY RYE BREAD (1″ squares). (Make these and freeze them ahead of time – then keep the oven warm and a cookie sheet full of them ready to go when needed).
CHEESE BALL (My favorite one)
16 oz. cream cheese, 10 oz. longhorn cheese, grated, 1 tsp. garlic pwd., 1/2 c. chopped green onions. Mix. Pat into a ball. Roll in sesame seeds. Serve on a large round dish with lots of parsley and the ball in the center. (I liked making it double – so it was twice the size)
16 oz. cm. cheese, can tuna, drained. 1/4 c. chili sauce, 2 T dried minced onions. Mix well. Chill several hours. (I used a mixer to make this smooth.) Makes 2-1/2 c. Serve with crackers.
IF….you are looking for one specific recipe that I have shared some time before, just ask and I will “re-run” for you.
For all the rest of you………..Enjoy!……………….I did!!!!
It took me a whole day to realize the quickest way to get help is to contact my Geek. Of course. In no time at all he had me back on the straight and the narrow. Ho hum.
Now I see on WordPress that “a new editor is coming to level up my layout”. If only they knew that an ole woman can’t keep up on all the new things. Maybe it is time to take down my shingle. NO WAY……NOT YET
Winnipeg’ers it is reading 19F on my MacBook Thermometer of course that is F. and not C. Here this morning it was 36F. before the sun came up. Lots of snow in our high country and that is so good for the economy up there. I am still looking for the name on that painting/picture. I know it was mostly something with your parents. Just thought you might remember what it was called. Usually I can put in a word or two and the computer comes up with exactly what I am looking for butttttttttt, not with this one!!
And of course, now the holiday trimmings are in full swing. If my health holds I plan on going out once a week to a store and just enjoying the looks of it and get something holidayish to enjoy having before coming back home.
I did notice the past day or so I am beginning to stagger a bit – nope – nothing I am drinking. But it is now time for me to switch over to the rollator full-time. I do feel secure as yet to use the cane when another picks me up but for general walking and out with Od, it is now time. I am so grateful for what we have to make use of when we need to do something more stable for ourselves. What I have enjoyed the most about all of this is that I have (ahead of needing it) have looked around at all the choices out there and gotten the one I thought I would enjoy using the most. One of the companies also had choices of cane holders to put on the rollator as well as nicely printed cloth name plates to put on the handle of the walker so you always know you are getting home with your own. Nice.
I had sold Od’s stroller when I moved over to M6 thinking we would not need it again because of all the green grass. But since coming back to A8 it helps him if he can ride part way to where he likes to roam . I did order another stroller for him. It is a bit more compact than the one we had. When I have it, I don’t need the rollator but the cane is needed then so having a cane holder that I can transfer is really nice.
Meeting our problems head on. Have you ever thought about the Armor of God? There is a breastplate to protect us. Nothing in the back though. Hmmmmmm. We are to meet our problems head on. No retreating.
Od and I had some friends visit us last Sunday. We enjoyed that so much. All of you out there, just know our door is always open to you. Would love to see you.
January we will begin our study of the “Gifts”. They are different from the “Talents”. Very, very different.
Some are asking for new recipes for the holiday season. I am just about reciped out. I will share them next time, but there are not many.
In His Hands. Marge H.