Monthly Archives: August 2008

OUT OF ORDER…

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Well just spent an hour on a lovely back to school
entry and it is alllll gone!!! Angry Being in a hurry I did
not make a copy to notepad, so I got nothin for all that
trouble. Guess it wasn’t meant to be. In short, I was
asking if others had noticed that kids now days in
GRADE SCHOOL have such advanced means of
doing their work now. Laptops in class??? That D**L
computer commercial shows a "KID" doing a report
with a laptop etc. WOW what happened to the KIDS
of yesterday?? The ones who took books, pencils, and
paper to school…I guess I am out of touch. Seems to
me that kids can’t just be KIDS anymore.. we have come too
far. I see that wal***t is now selling the uniforms here
for some schools. A parent said to me that this beat the heck
out of buying them in a shop someplace with a "jacked up
price way way too high." At least there is a choice in
where you get them. The older the kid the more supplies cost now,
is there a system in place where they can turn them in like
colleges and others can buy a used one?? I sure hope so!! Would
be such a relief to the parents budget!
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Gustav is now headed for New Orleans area more than Texas. I sure hope everything
holds up they put in place. My prayers are sent to them all.
There have only been 3 Category 5 hurricanes hit the USA.
READ here about it.
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

OUT OF ORDER!!!

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school_supplies1
 
Well just spent an hour on a lovely back to school
entry and it is alllll gone!!! Angry Being in a hurry I did
not make a copy to notepad, so I got nothin for all that
trouble. Guess it wasn’t meant to be. In short, I was
asking if others had noticed that kids now days in
GRADE SCHOOL have such advanced means of
doing their work now. Laptops in class??? That D**L
computer commercial shows a “KID” doing a report
with a laptop etc. WOW what happened to the KIDS
of yesterday?? The ones who took books, pencils, and
paper to school…I guess I am out of touch. Seems to
me that kids can’t just be KIDS anymore.. we have come too
far. I see that wal***t is now selling the uniforms here
for some schools. A parent said to me that this beat the heck
out of buying them in a shop someplace with a “jacked up
price way way too high.” At least there is a choice in
where you get them. The older the kid the more supplies cost now,
is there a system in place where they can turn them in like
colleges and others can buy a used one?? I sure hope so!! Would
be such a relief to the parents budget!
***********************************************************************************
Gustav is now headed for New Orleans area more than Texas. I sure hope everything
holds up they put in place. My prayers are sent to them all.
There have only been 3 Category 5 hurricanes hit the USA.
READ here about it.
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

GULF COAST PREPARES FOR GUSTAV

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Three years ago we sat watching the news reports of what
Katrina had made of  New Orleans and Mississippi.
The sight was so unbelievable to see.
We remember those we lost on that day and those to come
as Gustav approaches. Our wonderful friend Cheryl is preparing
for it’s arrival. On her Space today is posted a gripping
entry reminding us how it really was and is now.
HERE is the link.  Please say a quick prayer today for those
who are in it’s path. May they all stay safe from harm.

 
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GULF PREPARES…

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Three years ago we sat watching the news reports of what
Katrina had made of  New Orleans and Mississippi.
The sight was so unbelievable to see.
We remember those we lost on that day and those to come
as Gustav approaches. Our wonderful friend Cheryl is preparing
for it’s arrival. On her Space today is posted a gripping
entry reminding us how it really was and is now.
HERE is the link.  Please say a quick prayer today for those
who are in it’s path. May they all stay safe from harm.


 
glitter-graphics.com

PEACHES!!!!

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I visited a place in the country and bought the most
beautiful peaches yesterday. Large and ripe they were.
Not a blemish on them. Obviously this place watered
their trees and reaped the benefits of a good harvest.
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Now the price was another thing. 1.00 a lb and the peaches were large so you got about
3 for a dollar.Eye-rolling These peaches were worth the price though because they
were tree ripe and juicy. A half bushel cost 15.00 and some of them were bruised
or picked over so it was best to buy them by the pound.
I ate a whole one when I got home. Juice sliding down my hand and arm as I
peeled it. YUMMMMMMY!! Nothing like fresh fruit on a hot summer day!
So I cut them up and I went to my file box looking for my favorite Peach cobbler
recipe. I got it from my girlfriends mother. Mrs. L was a great cook and all the
recipes I have of hers I cherish. Her recipe calls for blueberries to be included, but
I don’t have any, so I will just use more peaches instead. It still will be delicious.
 
I didn’t make it, as it was 85 yesterday, but will make it today because it will
be cooler out. Who wants to run the oven in that heat?? Thinking
 
Here is the recipe..
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 cups fresh peaches – peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (or omit and add more peaches)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons coarse granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup white sugar,

and baking powder. Mix in milk and 1/4 cup butter until smooth.

In a medium saucepan, stir together the brown sugar,

cornstarch, and water. Mix in the peaches and blueberries.

Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and bubbly.

Mix in 1 tablespoon butter and lemon juice. Continue cooking

until the butter melts. Pour into a 1 1/2 quart ungreased baking

dish. Evenly spoon batter in mounds over the hot fruit. In a small

bowl, mix the coarse sugar and nutmeg, and sprinkle over the batter.

Place the baking dish on a shallow baking pan in the preheated oven.

Bake cobbler for about 35 minutes, or

until bubbly and a toothpick inserted into the crust comes out clean.

(Found a picture aT google that looks like it ..)

BlueberryPeachCobbler 

ENJOY~

HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY!!!

PEACHES!!!!

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I visited a place in the country and bought the most
beautiful peaches yesterday. Large and ripe they were.
Not a blemish on them. Obviously this place watered
their trees and reaped the benefits of a good harvest.
100_9449100_9451
Now the price was another thing. 1.00 a lb and the peaches were large so you got about
3 for a dollar.Eye-rolling These peaches were worth the price though because they
were tree ripe and juicy. A half bushel cost 15.00 and some of them were bruised
or picked over so it was best to buy them by the pound.
I ate a whole one when I got home. Juice sliding down my hand and arm as I
peeled it. YUMMMMMMY!! Nothing like fresh fruit on a hot summer day!
So I cut them up and I went to my file box looking for my favorite Peach cobbler
recipe. I got it from my girlfriends mother. Mrs. L was a great cook and all the
recipes I have of hers I cherish. Her recipe calls for blueberries to be included, but
I don’t have any, so I will just use more peaches instead. It still will be delicious.
 
I didn’t make it, as it was 85 yesterday, but will make it today because it will
be cooler out. Who wants to run the oven in that heat?? Thinking
 
Here is the recipe..
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 cups fresh peaches – peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (or omit and add more peaches)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons coarse granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup white sugar,

and baking powder. Mix in milk and 1/4 cup butter until smooth.

In a medium saucepan, stir together the brown sugar,

cornstarch, and water. Mix in the peaches and blueberries.

Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and bubbly.

Mix in 1 tablespoon butter and lemon juice. Continue cooking

until the butter melts. Pour into a 1 1/2 quart ungreased baking

dish. Evenly spoon batter in mounds over the hot fruit. In a small

bowl, mix the coarse sugar and nutmeg, and sprinkle over the batter.

Place the baking dish on a shallow baking pan in the preheated oven.

Bake cobbler for about 35 minutes, or

until bubbly and a toothpick inserted into the crust comes out clean.

(Found a picture at google that looks like it ..)

BlueberryPeachCobbler 

WOW>> IT’S A WOMAN!!

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OKAY I have seen it all! WHEW talk about historic..
Is this a ploy from the McCAIN camp to lead all those
HILLARY followers to him?? I had to wonder..
This woman is 44.. she is the Governor of ALASKA
and has F I V E children the youngest being
less than 6 months old.
READ HERE  you won’t believe it!!
He is scheduled to announce it at 12 noon
Eastern time and I, for one, have to see it
to believe it!! Here is her BIO page.
P.S.
I listened to her speech and I liked it.
She is a force to be reckoned with. A real
nice choice for McCain. It will be a great
race to the finish.  Smile