Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pork Chops A La Virdes

This recipe also came from the Kansan`s Silver spoon cookbook in the main dish section of 1967.

Pork Chop A La Virdes
Mrs. Bernice Thompson

4 pork chops
1 small onion ( I used only half of onion)
1 pepper , diced(optional)
4 potatoes, cut in 1/4 -inch slices
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can tomato sauce
Fry pork chops until brown and nearly done. Place in baking dish and add onion, pepper and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and pour tomato sauce over all. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Sweet potatoes may be used instead of white potatoes. Gravy may be made from drippings, 2 Tablespoons flour and 1 cup water.

Chili Fried Round Steak

This recipe came from the Kansan`s Silver Spoon cookbook, the Main dishes section and it was an award winner back in May 28,1967

Chili Fried Round Steak
Mrs. Howard H. Miller

2 pounds beef round steak ( ok I didn`t use round steak I used pork steak)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 egg, beaten with 2 Tablespoons water
1 cup cornflakes, finely chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 cup salad oil
Cut steak into serving pieces. Pound with mallet and trim off excess fat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Dip into egg, then in crushed cornflakes mixed with chili powder. Brown on both sides in hot oil and cook until done.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Anytime Coffee Cake

This recipe came from The Kansan`s Silver Spoon Cookbook of 1967

Anytime Coffee Cake
Lou Ann Carmean

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powdr
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix cake ingredients together. Pour into 8 x 8-inch pan. Sprinkle with topping. Bake 30 minutes at 375 degrees.
2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup nutmeats ( I used walnuts)

This cake is very good.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Honey Pineapple Bread

This recipe came from The Kansan`s Silver Spoon Cookbook of 1967

Honey Pineapple Bread
Mrs. Robert Allison

2 Tablespoon shortening
1 cup honey
2 1/4 cup sifted flour
3 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup nutmeats
1 cup bran
1 cup pineapple juice

Blend shortening and honey. Add egg and beat well. Sift flour ,baking powder and salt together and mix 1/2 cup of mixture with nutmeats. Add about half the remaining sifted dry ingredeints to egg mixture and mix well. Add bran and pineapple juice and mix .Add remaining flour and nutmeats. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake 1 1/4 hours at 325 degrees. Makes 1 loaf.

not your typical day........

First off I need to state that my husband always almost always gets up before me, except when I have to go to work.This morning I woke up and seen he wasn`t here. The truck was still in the driveway and his phone and wallet was still here, I step outside and heard a gobbler and hollered for him. It was still alittle dark outside, the sun was coming up.I looked again in the house and looked outside again, this had been about 30 minutes, needless to say I was worried and I had no idea where he went, he didn`t leave a note or wake me up to say he was going for a walk.....Here he comes in about an hour later and states he was in the woods playing with a gobbler,I told next time please leave a note, so I will know where u are at.

Met my mom at the county line swap meet today, she has canna bulbs to sell.I bought me 2 buff orphington hens, paid 7.00 a piece for them, got a book about Della Reese, it is her autobiography,She was on Touched by an Angel show,which I wish they would put back on TV.Yesterday mom had went to the farmers marget and sold all of the canna bulbs she had brought with her.I seen some chickens there, standard size cochins ,which I would love to have a start of, but the chickens didn`t have good feathering on the feet , so I didn`t get them.Before I left the countyline swap meet mom had sold all of the bigger bulbs of the cannas she had and still had quite a few of the smaller ones left.
I put the 2 hens that I had bought with my lone welsummer rooster that I had left over from last years hatch.Which I had named corn flake, he sure was struting around after I put the 2 hens in there. One of the hens my youngest has claimed.She has named it her blossom ,the oldest just spoke up and named the other hen angel.Not all of my chickens are named.I do have a rooster named buddy and one of his hens is named indian.I have one hen who is named zilla, short for godzilla ,since she is a mean hen, she beats up any other chicken I put with her.I don`t know what kind she is .
I got a dozen eggs yesterday,4 of them from the cochins.The other ones came from the welsummer pen and the What I called my easter egger pen, which has clored egg layers as well as white and brown egg layers.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Beefy enchiladas

This recipe comes from the Douglas County Herald

Beef Enchiladas
sent in by Sandy Barton

2 cups refried beans ( 1 can)
1 pound cooked ground beef
1 (8 oz) cottage cheese
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (divided )
1 tsp olive oil
4 1/2 tsp flour
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup water
1 tsp cider vinegar
1/2 tsp dried minced onion ( I used fresh onion)
12 flour tortillas (6 inch) ( I used burrito size)

1. In large bowl combine beans, meat, cottage cheese and 1 cup cheddar. Set aside

2. Sauce: In non-stick skillet, whisk oil,flour, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt. Gradually add water, vinegar and onion. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, roll both sides of flour tortilla in sauce. Place 1/2 bean mixture in center of tortilla and roll up. Place each in baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over all. Top with cheese.

3. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

I did not place half of bean mixture in one tortilla ,I just put how much looked right like I was making a burrito. I am gonna try this again but add a little more spice to the sauce and meat mixture.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Well I got 4 tomato plants in the ground 2 big boy and 1 mr stripey and another one I forgot what it is.Of cours 1 lone cabbage plant ,in which my mom gave me to plant,in which was given to her. So hopefully I will have some tomatoes from my own garden or rather raised beds. My mom always does excellent on her tomato plants.
I have now 4 raised beds, Three 4 x 4 beds and one 4 x 8 bed which I need to fill in with dirt. One of the raised beds have green onions and they are coming along nicely.....ohhh green onions, wilted lettuce.....where was I ......The tomato plants and cabbage is in the one of the 4 x 4 beds. I am planning on planting corn and green beasn and squash in the 4 x 8 bed....I see this done on one of the gardening shows on pbs. It is an old indian tradition the green beans grow up the corn stalk and the squash cover the ground under the corn, each plant benefits the other.I think I am gonna have to amke another 4 x 8 bed I need to plant some lettuce and radishes...wilted lettuce......ok I need to think about smoething else. I was walking around the lower part of our property and I thought I seen poke greens coming up in between the rocks lol.

Monday, April 12, 2010

car trouble

Well, I stayed at mom`s for a couple of days, just incase my car broke down,on the way home. I had to work two evening shifts back to back and I didn`t feel like getting the girls up at about midnight to come get me.I didn`t think I would make it to work saturday, but I did.It is in the shop now ,so hopefully they will get to it. I think it maybe the fuel pump, but Im not a mechanic, so we will see.

I am anxouis to see how many eggs I get today ,since I haven`t been home for a couple of days, The girls and my husband aren`t good about gathering the eggs.
I know I seen at least 3-4 eggs that didn`t get.I have decide to divide my eggs up, since I get small to large eggs. My husband like to eat the large brown ones, so I will try and keep them. The small eggs will be a cheaper price.

Friday night after I got off work we went to see Letters To God ,the movie, It was worth the money we spent to go. It is a must see movie, a movie about hope.Be prepared when you go see it ,bring tissues.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

cocoa angel food cake

This recipe also came from dear daughter cookbook

Cocoa angel food cake

1 1/2 cup egg white
1/4 teaspoon salt.....Beat until foamy

1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla ....Add and beat until stiff

3/4 cup sugar....Fold in 2 Tablespoon at a time

3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup sifted flour
1/4 cup cocoa...sift together and fold in. Bake in ungreased tube pan at 375 degres 30 to 35 minutes. Invert pan and cool , then remove cake from pan.

Angel food Cake

This recipe comes from the Dear Daughter cookbook by Ella Mae Tucker.I use this recipe alot when I get alot of eggs ,like now.

Angel food cake
1 1/2 cup egg white
1/2teaspoon salt
Put in large mixer bowl and beat until foamy.
Add and beat until stiff
1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup sugar.....Fold in 2 Tablespoon at a time

1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
.Sift together and fold in. Turn into ungreased tube pan. Bake, 375 degrees for 1 hour,invert pan and cool ,then remove

eggs, eggs, everywhere

I am getting more then a dozen of eggs each day.I decided to start selling since the frig is getting kinda of full of eggs.We are not heavy egg eaters, but I sooo love fresh eggs.I am trying to think of all I can make with eggs.I mad angel food cake with some on Easter. Angel food cake and fresh strawberries mmmmmmm good.I was gonna to make a chocolate angel food cake but I accidentally added the slmond extract, so just a plain angel food cake.I am gonna to make some egg salad to take for lunch tomorrow for work.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter 2010

Happy Easter to everyone out in blog land.May You be blessed on this beautiful ozark morning and all your baskets be filled over flowing and your hearts be overcome with happiness as the Lord our savior has risen

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Letters To God

I am planning to see the movie Letters To God. I found the book at a local store and got it and am in the process of reading it. I have had to put it down from time to time because some parts bring memories of when my youngest daughter was daignosed with Leukemia.This is a excellent book and I am sure the movie will be as well. It is a movie of hope.I have strong need to blog about my youngest daughter and how we found out about the Leukemia.
For about 6 months she would have a temp every two weeks , each time I would take her to the doctor .The doctors would say it was kidney infection ,even if nothing grew in the lab, it was still kidney infection. She even did a test to see if her bladder was emptying out all the way. That test was like a x-ray,it was where they put a foley in her and filled her bladder , then empty it while watching it empty. Which this determine she wasn`t emptying her bladder out completely ,but she was still having the temps, every couple of weeks and she also starting limping.. I finally took her to the doctor and said I understand if it`s kidney infection,but can we check and see if there wasn`t something else is going on, which on that occasion they had stated she had the flu,all she had was a temp and limping. Of course they did do some lab tests and of course living in a small town, the labs wouldn`t be back that day.So we went home the youngest was acting just fine and still limping.
That same night she had a nose bleed that lasted an hour, the blood was just pouring out her nose.The whole time the oldest was asking if her sister was gonna to die.We called the first responders and they came over and suggested we take her on in to springfield to find out what was going on. Of course we did get the nose bleed to stop and took her on to the ER.Where the doctor asked if we wanted them to run their own labs or wait till the ones they run earlier that day came back, I told them I want them to go ahead and do some labs I wanted to know.So They did labs and came back in and told me and my mom that we needed to go on to st louis, my husband was at home waiting and watching the oldest daughter.The doctor stated that 70 percent chance she had leukemia, several thought went thru my head, Am I gonna lose another child ,me and my husband had already lost a son.The doctor wouldn`t let us leave the hospital and suggested they airflight her to st louis by herself, instead we was ambulanced to st louis the next morning.It was confirmed that she had Leukemia shortly after we got there.
While we were spending the night at the hospital waiting for the ambulance to take us to st louis, My mom told me she was had leukemia in the back of her mind ,since I lost my sister to leukemia back in 1967.
She didn`t want to think about that`s what this was.

This happened 5 years ago on april 26. My daughter is in remission and the top of her class.And just think of all she has gone thru and to be the top of her class.


This recipe came from the Kansan`s Silver Spoon cookbook of 1967

Mrs. C. R. Mallison

2 1/4 cup flour
3 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 cup butter or shortening, melted ( I used margarine)
1 cup milk
1 cup seedless Black Raspberry preserves ( I used Candy Apple Jelly)
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Blend flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and nutmeg. Add egg, lemon extract, butter and milk. Beat only until blended. Line muffin tins with paper baking cups. Place 1 Tablespoons (heaping) batter in cups. Put 1 teaspoon of preserves in center of batter. Cover with another Tablespoon of batter, spreading evenly to cover preserves. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and cinnamon mixture over batter. Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Makes 18.

This recipe is very good.