Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
The Ubiquitous Mashed Potato
Take as many potatoes as you need- figure one - two medium new potatoes per person, cut in quarters, put in pot of cold water to cover, boil/simmer for 20 min or until soft when pricked with fork, drain, put in 1 tablespoon butter per potato, smash with potato masher, add hot milk- just enough to smash and make the right consistency-add a bit til it seems right. That's it! I also like to put in finely chopped fresh parsley or minced green onion tops for added flavor. Surprisingly-parsley is yummy. You can also put in whole cloves of garlic in the pot with the potatoes and it will cook with the potatoes-then carefully drain so they stay in the pot after the potatoes are done and smash in with the rest. FYI I do not peel my potatoes.
Also you can use a mixer/beater to whip the potatos if you prefer. YUM
Kathe's Cranberry Sauce
One 12 oz package cranberries,1 cup sugar, 2/3 cup water,
orange zest from one orange, cinnamon to taste
add berries, sugar and water to sauce pan
cook berries with sugar and water til berries pop
and sauce is slightly thick add orange zest and cinnamon
Let cool and serve or refrigerate for up to one day.
Paul's Requested Dutch Apple Pie
( discovered last year...now will forever be a tradition)
click on the photo to enlarge so you can read it! I use parchment paper on to bottom
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Give a hand
With a smile helping someone
Open your eyes
To our beautiful planet
Monday, November 22, 2010
Is for my hand
Friday, November 12, 2010
How many dollars per tail?
Ripped from their mothers hearts
How could anyone take part?
After I posted the above- I wanted to write something a lot more posisitve-so here's a second try for Magpie Tales and also for Jingle's Potluck Poetry:
Magpie 40.5 and Jingles Potluck Poetry- this week's theme is Moods, Feelings and Emotions
My children are little monkeys-
hanging from trees and swinging with ease-
life is so simple wanting only to please-
their thoughts are wise under those blond curls
much more valuable than a string of pearls
When my youngest son was only 4 years old he said to me-
"Are you happy because it's a sunny day?"
With a start I heard those words and realized that I was allowing the weather to affect how I behaved. From then on I viewed each day as a gift and not a bother if it wasn't a sunny day. He helped me see how ridiculous I was to let myself get into such a bad habit. A wise child indeed.
Monday, November 08, 2010
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Later after we were back our hotel the baby turtles
were released- those are Dave's feet....
Saturday, November 06, 2010