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.

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