Friday, April 8, 2011

What's For Supper

  Good Eve Everyone. It's back to that same old grind, trying to find something to cook. I suppose you are wondering why I just don't head out to Micky-D's, or Kentucky, or out to dinner/supper.Well, that just won't do for me! I like home-cooked even if it is hotdogs!
  I use to eat out everyday until I learned some sense, and started to save a bundle! Too, we cut back on certain food and this reduced our grocery bill. Having a garden and putting food away for the winter helps to save even more.
  Today, I had fish in mind, but didn't want the sauces and other fixings. So, I ended cooking it Louisiana style...fried and good! I also fried tatar logs, and toasted bread is a given. Of course, I had to have my tall glass of cherry Dr Pepper! The jar with peppers to the left is Louisiana hot pepper sauce that I made last summer. It is Tabasco and fiery hot!

 I made an Apple pie and it ended up looking like a cobbler. But, let me tell you, it is the best one I've made! Always this way, right? LOL. I'm going to serve it later with a dollop of French Vanilla ice cream. (Blue Blue).
  Look out...I'm going to show my Creole heritage if I keep cooking like this! LOL.
Ah well, wish you were here!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Recipe:Rich White Bread

  I've been asked for this homemade bread recipe. The recipe I can give to you, however you will have to go through the process as you would any other recipe for bread. This is because when I make this recipe, I always use my bread machine, and add the ingredients as they are listed, then allow it to go through the dough process, and then, remove it and put into pans and allow to rise, then bake.
  I'm sorry but this is simple for me, especially when I'm working with limited energy. I like to improvise and create too. So, this means I'm making it up as I go along. So, here's the recipe for rich white bread:

2/3-cup warm milk
2-Tablespoons vegetable oil or, 2-Tablespoons butter
3- cups plain flour
2-Tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons yeast

After the process finishes, I remove dough and divide into loaf pans. However, with this loaf, I shaped into a large loaf and baked on a sheet. If you want a darker crust, mix 1-egg white with a little water, and brush the top of loaf, bake accordingly. I don't like the dark crust, so I wait and brush the loaf just before it is ready to remove to get this lightly browned crust. This recipe resembles the Brioche loaf, with a slight variation. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Will You Love Me When I'm Old


  On this cold and crisp day, I went to my window to look upon my garden, but the beautiful blooms that were once there are all gone. They are now a memory of what once was. Their beauty gone, but certainly not forgotten!
  I thought about it for a while, and the memory of a favorite poem was called to mind. It was penned by an unknown aurthor; one of love...and truly a beautiful analogy here. Here's a few verses from it:

   "I would ask of you, my darling, a question soft and low, that gives me many a heartache as the moments come and go. Your love I know is truthful, but the truest love grows cold; it is this that I would ask you: Will you love me when I'm old? When my hair is snowdrift, and mine eyes shall dimmer grow, I would lean upon some loved one, through the valley I shall go. I would claim of you
a promise, worth to me a world of gold; It is only this my darling, that you'll love me when I'm old."
Although, those beautiful blooms have now faded, just as the lover in this poem grew older, my love for those flowers is forever lasting because of the memory of them, their beauty! Yes, I will love them even when they are fading and old!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Ready For A Walk In My Garden

I will not bore you with words. Enjoy the beauty of God's Beautiful Creations.

I must apologize for some of the shots, it had just started to rain, and wind was gusting to 35mph! If I had waited, there wouldn't have been any pedals left! The roses were above my head and swaying all over the place. Hope they aren't too bad. Click on the pics to get a better view. Luv-Loretta

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Still Baking & Cooking

Don't you just love freshly baked bread! I love to smell the yeast, and watch it as it rises in the oven. This loaf is rather large because I'd forgotten I'd loan my pans out to Mom, so I just made the large loaf.
This is the meal that I'm serving for lunch today. Not too heavy, but very tasty! Louisiana Grilled Chicken, Peppers and Onions Po-Boys, Baked Potato stuffed with Sour Cream and Chives.

Oh you know how I love my desserts with coffee! This meal was no exception. I baked this spice cake with a spiced buttercream frosting!
1-1/2 cups Butter-soften
4-1/2 cups sifted Powdered Sugar
2-Tablespoon Orange Juice
3/4-teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


Combine butter and powered sugar. Cream together until light and fluffy. Add the Orange Juice. Beat until spreading consistency. Beat in the spices until smooth. Yields: 3 1/2 cups to frost the cake. I know these recipes are not too healthy, but man are they good! I wish you could join me for lunch!

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