Aunt Margaret’s bookmarks I found these all marking the same page in Aunt Margaret’s An Explanation of the Baltimore Catechism of Christian Doctrine, Fifth edition, by Rev. Thomas L Kinkead, published by Benziger Brothers (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago) and copyright 1891. The marked page begins an explanation of The Lord’s Prayer. Please do click on
This is a scheduled post. We’ve returned from Texas, and will soon be traveling to North Carolina. I’ll be back in real time before the New Year. A car, which has found a permanent parking space, in Fredericksburg, Texas. The view from a bench outside an over priced hotel. Chevron. Mobile. Whatever. One and the
This is the final installment of my “quick” supper posts series. I should be clear. “Quick” doesn’t mean, “Bazinga, supper’s done!” St. Louis Beer Beef Stew cooks for hours. I should have called these suppers, “Suppers that don’t require that I help Mr. Big Food with a lot prep cooking because it’s almost Christmas and
The sewing project is almost finished. All that’s left to do is sew on the buttons from Aunt Margaret’s button box and wrap things up! If you missed it before, here’s the button box. This is my way of explaining why I haven’t been doing much posting lately.
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS AREAS ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF THE NATCHEZ TRACE CORRIDOR THROUGH MIDDAY AS A FAST-MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AFFECTS THE ARKLAMISS. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS SHOULD RANGE FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THESE HIGH RAINFALL TOTALS IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME SHOULD LEAD
Continuing this week’s quick supper series, I give you the recipe for a quick & delicious one-skillet meal. To be honest, there was a side dish, creamed mixed vegetables, which required a small pot. No photos. Sorry.* SWEET POTATO PORK CHOP SKILLET 1 Tbsp shortening 4 center loin chops 1 medium onion, sliced 1 bell
This has absolutely nothing to do with anything. But if the Holiday Spirit has momentarily slipped away… . Well, if this doesn’t make you grin, I don’t know what will. I’m a Maker’s Mark “Ambassador.” Every Christmas I get a little something from Maker’s. Last year they sent some very nice gift wrap. This year…
I’m looking forward to spending some time with Kat & my new camera. We’re having quick dinners this week. Last evening we had Creative Cooking baked sausages (with homemade sausage with sage), Creative Cooking crisp cabbage, and mashed potatoes. It was a perfect meal. Sorry no photos. I should have thought to make Creative Cooking
I said, Having a husband who has a cousin who owns a Wine|Beer|Cigar Bistro is Big. And then I issued a challenge– [Diagram that sentence!] I really thought I’d be able to diddle around on the World Wide Web while in our hotel room last evening and find an on-line sentence-diagramming program. I was expecting
TTUNTKOG (topics I can post about) is where TSUN (Ole Miss) is located. North Mississippi Commentor passes along news that the Oxford (Mississippi) Film Festival lineup has been announced. It’s not really my sort of thing, however, these short documentaries sound interesting: Back in Oxford (Mississippi), Dir. Jordan Berger; A student documentary exploring the underground
Having a husband who has a cousin who owns a Wine|Beer|Cigar Bistro is Big. [Diagram that sentence!] It means that we enjoyed some Big wine at in Steiner Ranch, Texas. The wine was paired with some Big Food, created by Albert in a restaurant owned by Jeff & Kathryn. The photos I took of the
Felix Reinbach As I begin to compose this post, there are fewer than 14 hours until we will depart The BIG Sovereign State of Texas and make our way back to The Farm in rural Mississippi. It’s been a delightful trip. To channel some old Steve Martin from an old SNL, if I had one
A fine start to a very fine meal Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from your bounty. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Merry Christmas (in Czech)! Unbeknownst to me before I met Mr. Big Food many years ago, Texas has a large population of folks of Czech decent. Count Mr. Big Food’s Mom among them. Both her grandmother and grandfather were born in Czechoslovakia. The Czech’s have a rich food heritage. Needless to say, this heritage has
We have arrived in The Big Sovereign State of Texas. I was on the patio enjoying coffee and the sounds of a gentle rain when I heard something I’d not heard in a coon’s age: sirens. This, and a lively discussion with suek in the comments on a previous post, reminded me of a little
Something fun! On occasion– say, when there’s a game or movie we want to watch– Mr. Big Food will whip up some “bar food” instead of an honest-to-goodness supper. Why not? ‘Tis the season. YUMMY BAKED POTATO SKINS Makes 8 4 large baking potatoes, baked 3 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 Tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese ½ tsp salt ¼
is where we are headed. I don’t think I’ve mentioned before that Mr. Big Food is a Texan. My in-laws anointed me an Honorary Texan. These tidbits explain our appreciation of Big Stuff. Blogging will be sporadic, as we are driving.* The trip is not too long, just over nine hours driving time; I’m sure
This is a cake Mr. Big Food makes fairly frequently because it’s good! TEXAS WHITE SHEET CAKE Makes 1 15×9 inch cake CAKE 1 C butter 1 C water 2 C flour 2 C sugar 2 eggs, beaten ½ C sour cream 1 tsp almond extract 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda Preheat oven
From Hot Air: Listen to this advertisement and you’ll reasonably assume that what’s for sale is something forlorn, lonely, cute and cuddly … a stray puppy, perhaps. “They’ve been mistreated and misunderstood for generations,” the ad begins. “Abusive owners have done severe damage and given these beautiful creatures a bad reputation.” That’s how it’s supposed
Real world stuff intrudes on blogging time. Be back shortly.