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JULY 2017..WHAT’S UP??




WELL I made it to my 66th birthday! Never thought I would get this old.  I sure don’t feel that old. I look in the mirror and see someone I don’t recognize any more. WHAT happened?? Where did the time go? 

Boy, I can’t remember how many times I have said that.. daily living seems to be speeding up these days with all the technology we have. I find myself wanting it to slow down. Guess I am just an oldie but goodie..yep I just started TEXTING instead of calling so much. It’s free on my cell so why not? Got to save that money… all the time!! Now deciphering the darn texts now that takes some practice. LOLI enjoy watching the old tv shows on several networks, takes me back to the good ole days. We had no worries about how our government was going. It was a much simpler time. Spending time with a 2 month old baby sure will set your mind to racing. How glad you are that you are NOT going through all that again, but sure enjoy handing them off to the parent and going back to your nice peaceful home. AMEN!   Well enjoy your JULY before we know it we will be complaining about the leaves in our yard and the snow that is coming.

MY HOW TIME FLIES!!           





HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!STRAWBERRIES seem to be plentiful now all over the country. Here is the pie I make most every year around this July 4th holiday. The recipe was given to me by a woman who worked in a restaurant and was tired of making pies that got soggy and fell apart with the gels that are available in the stores. This pie won’t do that. It is easy with NO baking and sets up so well you can carry it anywhere with no worries.


1 (9 inch) graham cracker pie shell
1 C. sugar
4 tbsp. cornstarch
1 C. cold water
Pinch of salt
One small box of DRY strawberry jello
Strawberries (at least a quart)

Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir into cold water.
Cook mixture until thick and clear, stirring constantly. Remove  from
the stove. While mixture is still hot
stir in box of DRY Jello. Mix well.
Cool mixture some. Fill baked shell with well drained whole berries.
Pour mixture over berries and place in refrigerator. Will set up
pretty fast. If you want to fill the crust full you can use some cut up berries.Cut berries tend to make more juice and can cause a soggy pie crust. I serve this with any whipped topping. 

(Can use a real baked pie crust if you prefer.) ENJOY!!!! HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A SAFE AND