Grandma's Apron

I don't Think our kids know what an apron Is.
The Principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect
The dress underneath,because she only had a Few; it was easier to wash aprons than dresses And they used less material, but along with
That, it served as a potholder for removing Hot pans from the oven.
It was Wonderful for drying children's tears, and on
Occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty Ear.
From the
Chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying Eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched
Eggs to be finished in the warming
When Company came, those aprons were ideal hiding Places for shy kids.
And when The weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around
Her arms.
Those big Old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent Over the hot wood stove.
Chips and Kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in
That apron.
From the Garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.
After the peas had been shelled, it carried out The hulls.
In the Fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that
Had fallen from the trees.
Unexpected company drove up the road, it was Surprising how much furniture that old apron Could dust in a matter of seconds.
When Dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the Porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was Time to come in from the fields to
It will be A long time before someone invents something That will replace that 'old-time apron' that
Served so many purposes.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Strawberry Cake

Prepare and bake 1 white cake mix in sheet cake pan.

Cream cheese layer
1-1/2 powdered sugar
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1 15 oz cool whip

Top layer:

Prepare 1 package of Danish Dessert add fresh or frozen strawberries.
Chill & eat.

Sinful Cake

Bake 1 devils food cake in a 9 x 13
Poke holes 1-1/2 inches apart with end of wooden spoon
Pour 1 can sweetened condensed milk & 1 jar caramel sauce over cake.
frost with cool whip
sprinkle with heath bar crushed.


Chex Muddy Buddies

9 Cups Chex Cereal
1 C chocolate chips
1/2 cup Peanut butter
1/4 cup margarine
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar

Melt chocolate chips with margarine and peanut butter until smooth. Pour over cereal. Shake in a bowl or bag of powdered sugar to coat, and eat :) I've added m&m's to this after the sugar for a variety.

Cashew Chicken Salad ~ Gabby Gormet

3 C cooked chicken
1 Large can pineapple chunks
3 C seedless grapes
2 C Celery chopped
2 bags Rainbow spiral Macaroni cooked and cooled
2 apples peeled, cored and chopped
1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained
2 cans salted cashew halves
1 bottle coleslaw dressing.

Jiffy Corn Casserole

1 can whole kernel corn w/juice
1 can cream style corn
1 C sour cream
1/4 C sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 C melted butter
1 8 oz box Jiffy corn muffin mix

Mix together, adding muffin mix last. Bake in large casserole or 9 x 13 pan at 350° for 50-60 minutes until set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving

Taco Soup

Brown 2 lbs of hamburger & drain
Add the following:
1 pack of taco seasoning
1 can corn w/juice
3 oz can of tomato sauce
1 can kidney beans w/juice
1 can chili beans w/juice
1 can of diced tomatoes (15 oz)
1 can green chili's

Chicken Rice-A-Roni Salad

2 pkg Chicken Rice-A-Roni Prepare as directed on package.
1 pkg Fried Rich Rice-A-Roni

Mix together
4 Cups cut-up chicken.
4-5 stalks celery
3 Green onions chopped
2 C Salad dressing
1/4 cup evaporated milk

Stir it all together and serve either warm or cold. Makes a lot.

Baked Beans & Funeral potatoes

Baked Beans
1 lb bacon
1 bell pepper chopped
1 small onion chopped
3-4 cans pork'n beans
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons worcheshire sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup

Cut up bacon into small pieces and pan fry, drain.
Combine all ingredients into crockpot and cook on
high 2-3 hours or low all day, until thick.

Funeral potatoes
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 pint of sour cream
1 cup shredded cheese
1 small chopped onion
1 package frozen hashbrowns

1 cube margerine melted
1-2 cups crushed cornflakes
Mix all together in a bowl, put in a 9 x 13
casserol dish, top with corflake topping
Bake 350° 30-45 minutes til hot.

Traditional Play Dough

Traditional Play Dough
1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup salt
food coloring
Mix all ingredients, adding food coloring last.
Stir over medium heat until smooth.
Remove from pan and knead until blended smooth.
Place in plastic bag or airtight container when cooled.
Will last for a long time.

Mexi-Cali Mud

Sloppily layer ingredients in the following order in a 9 x 13 dish.

1 Large can refried beans
1 lbs Hamburger browned w/taco seasoning added per instructions.
2 small cans Chili
1 jar Salsa of your choice
Crushed corn chips to your liking
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 pint sour cream
topped with shredded cheese of your choice and to your liking.

Bake 350° until heated through and cheese is melted and bubbly. :)

Gingerbread Boys

1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup shortening or maragine
5 cups flour 1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp baking soda 1 egg
1/2 tsp salt 1 cup molasses
2-3 tsp ginger 2 TBS Vinegar (which is the secret weapon)
1 tsp cloves

Basic cookie mixing directions. Bake at 350°

Monday, November 16, 2009

Homemade chicken noodle soup

Homemade chicken noodle soup

Egg noodles
2 Cups flour
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. oil
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup water
Beat eggs and oil. Add salt and flour. Add enough water to make
pliable (I use 1/4 cup). (Or toss ingredients into bread machine
and mix on dough setting). Roll out and cut into strips or put
through noodle maker.
2-3 cups of cut-up turkey or chicken pieces
Chop 1/2 bag of baby carrots
Chop 4 celery stalks
Chop 1 large onion
Saute with 1 cube margarine.

Add to boiled 8 cups water
8 boulin cubes

Add noodles to hot boiling mixture.

Frog Eye Salad

Frog Eye Salad

Boil 1-3/4 cups acini de pepe 10-12 minutes. Drain.

Combine and cook until thick:
1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 3 beaten eggs 2 Tbsp flour 1-3/4 fruit juice, canned

Let cool and pour over acini de pepe. Refrigerate overnight. Just before serving add:

1 can crushed pineapple, drained
12 oz Cool Whip

2 cans mandarin oranges, drained
Miniature marshmallows (I like the fruit colored marshmallows)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Recipe: Honey Garlic Chicken

Ok So I signed up to recieve free healthy recipes by e-mail and this is one of them that Kurt and I really liked! It was so easy to make and I had everything to make it. I let it marinate for like 4-5 hours though.

Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 10 min.


* 1 Lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast halves
* 1/4 cup lemon juice
* 1/4 cup honey
* 2 Tbs. soy sauce
* 2 clove garlic, minced

This Recipe is considered: Low Fat
Cooking Directions:

Arrange chicken breasts in a baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl. Pour over chicken and turn to coat. Marinate 40 minutes. Turn on broiler. Arrange chicken on a broiler pan and place 5-0/1 inches from heat source. Broil 5 minutes per side, basting occasionally with marinade, or until chicken is opaque throughout.

Per Serving: calories 200, fat 1.1g, calories from fat 5%, protein 26.9g, cholesterol 65.8mg, dietary fiber 0.2g

Nutrients Exchanges
Calories 200 Milk Exchanges 0.0
Protein 26.9g Vegetable Exchanges 0.0
Carbohydrates 20.0g Fruit Exchanges 0.1
Dietary Fiber 0.2g Bread Exchanges 0.0
Sugar 17.4g Other Carbohydrates/Sugar Exchanges 1.1
Fat Total 1.1g Lean Meat Exchanges 0.0
Saturated Fat 0.4g Very Lean Meat/Protein Exchanges 3.4
Mono-unsaturated Fat 0.4g Fat Exchanges 0.0
Poly-unsaturated Fat 0.4g
% Calories from Fat 5%
Cholesterol 65.8mg
Sodium 532.2mg
Vitamins Minerals
Vitamin A 7.1IU Calcium 19.3mg
Thiamin (B1) 0.9mg Copper 0.6mg
Riboflavin (B2) 1.2mg Iron 1.1mg
Niacin (B3) 13.0mg Magnesium 36.2mg
Vitamin B6 0.8mg Manganese 0.6mg
Vitamin B12 0.4mcg Phosphorus 235.5mg
Vitamin C 9.0mg Potassium 340.4mg
Vitamin E 0.5IU Selenium 23.4mcg
Folate 8.2mcg Sodium 532.2mg
Pantothenic Acid 1.1mg

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sour Cream Rolled Cookies

Sour Cream Rolled Cookies

2/3 C. Margarine or butter 5 C. flour
2 C. Sugar 2 tsp baking powder
2 Large eggs 3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp Vanilla 1 tsp. Salt
1 C. sour cream

Gradually add sugar to margarine and crem thoroughly.
Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Add vanilla and sour cream
and beat again. Add flour and dry ingredients to batter.
Chill. Roll out 1/3 inch thick and cut. Bake at 350° for 8-10
minutes or until lightly browned.

Pumpkin Cookies

I deleted my other "new" blog, kept my original but made it private to journal in. So, I have started a new blog. The idea came to me today when I was searching for my tried and true Pumpkin Cookie recipe. Jeana had a copy of it, thank goodness. So, I decided to start this web page. I put my girls down as authors so they can post recipes, memories, projects, or anything girlie girl/momma or whatever they would like on this blog. I lost my recipe book that had all my handwritten recipes in, so I'm hoping you have some I don't. Like Mexi-Cali Mud, etc.,

Of course, Miss Sadie Mae still has her own blog page.

I will be posting the family Gingerbread Man recipe too.

I've tried other pumpkin cookie recipes and they just aren't the same as the old standby below. I lost my copy, but Jeana had a copy.

Pumpkin Cookies

1 cup oil.
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
3 cups mashed pumpkin
1 cup chocolate chip
1 cup nuts (optional)

1/2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp salt
1 tsp.. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp Soda
2 tsp baking soda.
5 cups flour

Mix oil, eggs, and sugar. cream and add spices and flour choc. chips and nuts
bake 350 for 10 minutes.

Reference: Veda Hillyard Recipe