Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I don't know about all of you but I'm stuffed like a turkey. We had a beautiful afternoon to have our feast. I got plenty of Vitamin D as it was quite sunny, a little warmer than I would have liked. I broke out in a sweat at one point. We ate outside at my cousin's place in Winter Haven. We sat at picnic tables under the huge oaks on her property.

There was deep fried turkey, baked ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, squash casserole ( most excellent since I made it), mac n cheese, hash brown casserole, green bean casserole, corn souffle, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce with jalapenos ( that was some good stuff), waldorf salad, cauliflower/tomato salad (very good too), broccoli salad. For dessert there were brownies, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, carrot cake, pumpkin cobbler and sour cream pound cake. Did I leave out anything??? Probably!

I am thankful for my family and friends, that I live in the USA, have religious freedom, a roof over our heads, my furbabies that love me, my health, that my daughter has a job, that I have a job even though I'm going to be let go in the near future then will have to find another one. Good luck on doing that with this economy. I am thankful for our service men and women who protect us and our country.

I pray that all of you had a wonderful blessed day with your families and friends! I hope that you got plenty to eat cause if you didn't it's your own fault!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Times have changed!

Post this over your washing machine!

“Warshing" Clothes Recipe...

Never thought of a "warsher" in this light before...what a blessing!"Warshing Clothes Recipe" -- imagine having a recipe for this!
Years ago an Alabama grandmother gave the new bride the following recipe: this is an exact copy as written and found in an old scrapbook -- with spelling errors and all.

WARSHING CLOTHES Build fire in backyard to heat kettle of rain water. Set tubs so smoke wont blow in eyes if wind is pert. Shave one hole cake of lie soap in boilin water.

Sort things, make 3 piles 1 pile white, 1 pile colored, 1 pile work britches and rags. To make starch, stir flour in cool water to smooth, then thin down with boiling water.

Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard, and boil, then rub colored don't boil just wrench and starch. Take things out of kettle with broom stick handle, then wrench, and starch. Hang old rags on fence. Spread tea towels on grass. Pore wrench water in flower bed. Scrub porch with hot soapy water. Turn tubs upside down. Go put on clean dress, smooth hair with hair combs... Brew cup of tea, sit and rock a spell and count your blessings.
Paste this over your washer and dryer Next time when you think things are bleak, read it again, kiss that washing machine and dryer, and give thanks... First thing each morning you should run and hug your washer and dryer.

For you non-southerners - wrench means, rinse ;)