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Archive for May, 2008

Kitchen Towels

Look what my mom made me….

 

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Mom’s Fruit Cobbler

Mom’s Fruit Cobbler

1 stick of butter

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups milk

4 cups of fruit I use one can of sliced peaches, {but that is because I like the doughy cake part way better than the fruit}

Place butter in and 9 x 13 baking dish, set in your preheating oven {Preheat to 375 degrees} until butter is melted.  Mix flour, sugar, baking powder,salt, and milk… Blend well.  Pour batter over the melted butter and spread fruit evenly over the batter.  You basically have 3 layers… butter, batter, fruit…

Bake for 40 minutes. 

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Well I sure didn’t travel far this week, but I figured since I didn’t post last Tuesday… I had better do something…  As we wrap up the end of the school year with 4 kiddos at 3 different schools it’s been a little busy… So I thought I’d share our home! 

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Memorial Day

I woke up this morning thinking of a friend, Becky, who lost her son Jesse in war.  This is a child of God, who we watched grow into an amazing young man, husband and father.  When Jesse went into the service his mom wrote him every day and his “battle buddies” and him would request simple things, like toilet paper, gum, toothpaste… things we take for granted everyday.  Becky would pack up items and ship them off.  When Jessie’s life was taken by a bomb, Packed With Pride became her means of getting through everyday life.  Please take a moment and visit their site.  A $12.50 donation will send a solider a box Full of goodies. 

Jesse Mizener

As I was preparing food for our bbq this afternoon, with some friends, I looked over into the family room where Tanner was busy playing and this is what I saw…

GOD BLESS OUR SOLDIERS

 

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Biscuits and Jam

This wonderful weather {cloudy, rainy, cold} I LOVE it…. Has inspired me to bake… I first saw this recipe for freezer jam {I remember making in home ec.} on another blog, it looked so yummy, that I went to the strawberry stand and bought some in season berries… Followed this recipe….

Strawberry Freezer Jam

2 cups of strawberry puree {I was surprised how little strawberries it took to make 2 cups}  I used our Vitamix to make the puree, I am not a chunk person, if you are then use a potato masher and mash your berries by hand.

4 CUPS of sugar {I know it’s a lot, but DO NOT use less or it won’t set right}

1 {1.75 oz box} Sure Jell fruit pectin

3/4 cup water

Containers for storing/freezing

Smash your berries add ALL that sugar, let set while you bring your 3/4 cups water and pectin packet to a boil.  Add the pectin to the fruit/sugar mixture. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour into your containers.  Keep one for your refrigerator, and freeze the rest until ready to use!

After making my jam, I needed something to taste it on… So I made homemade biscuits…

Biscuits

4 cups of flour

2 TBSP baking powder

2 TBSP sugar

1 tsp salt

2 sticks of cold butter

1 1/2 cups, milk, buttermilk, or half and half {I only had 2% milk so that is what I used}

Mix all dry ingredients together.  Cut butter into little slices add to the flour mixture and work it with a pastry blender or your hands until it resembles pea sized crumbs.

Put dough on a flour surface and knead for a minute, sprinkle extra flour if it’s too sticky.

Roll dough out to about 1/4 thick and fold in half.

Use a biscuit cutter or cup {I used a cup} and cut out your biscuits.  Place them close together on a greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 12 minutes at 450 degrees.

Makes about 24

 

 

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Poppies

If I can make Roses out of coffee filters I thought… why can’t I make Poppies?  My mom’s favorite flower is the California Poppy {also my Nana’s}.  So for Mother’s Day my mom got a Poppy arrangement and gift certificate.

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Bye Bye Preschool…. :(

What’s your favorite block?

Tanner’s last official day at preschool was yesterday…

It makes me happy and sad… Our baby is going to start kindergarten.

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