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Sunday, September 10, 2017

School Days Cookies

Hi Everyone! This is going to be a quick "drive-by" post because to tell you the truth I'm filled to the brim with The Tasty Month of August:) How 'bout some cookies? School Days Cookies to be more precise. After all, it is September.

I've been rustling through many of my vintage cookbooks trying to get them in some sort of order since I'm not blogging as often as I was. Besides hard cover cookbooks, soft cover cookbooks, cooking magazines and promotional cooking brochures, I also have hundreds upon hundreds of loose hand written recipes from times past. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them (some suggest selling them on ebay; others say just keep them) I'm not really sure what to do with any of this stuff to be perfectly honest. I'm still thinking on it:)

While I'm thinking on it, I thought I would share this Gold Medal Flour insert I happened across while rumaging through "stuff." I have lots of these recipes inserts that were stuffed in sacks of Gold Medal Flour in times gone by. If you saved enough of them or did a whole lotta baking, you could collect a draw full of Gold Medal Silverware Coupons like the one below.

As far as I can tell, these coupons were collected and redeemed for W.M. Rodgers Silverware in the Medality Pattern, Friendship Pattern, or Tudor Plate Teaspoons.

Personally, the best thing about this particular recipe insert is the recipe above for Peanut Butter Cookies! When I was in grade school, I LOVED the Peanut Butter Cookies we got with our lunch. I've never been able to replicate the recipe and I'm pretty sure Betty's recipe isn't "the one" but it sure is nice to dream that it is. I guess I'll have to give it a try one day. (If you try it, let me know:) Right now I'm half tempted to try thie two recipes below instead. Don't those Country Breakfast Muffins sound yummy? How about that Blackberry Pudding? Maybe next Blackberry season:)

Things are moving right along around here. Mike and I are heading down to New York for a couple of days in the camper. We are going to pretend we are tourists and will be staying at a campground out on Long Island's North Fork in a place called Greenport. I haven't been to Greenport in a very long time so I am thrilled to re-explore. I'll be posting pictures on Facebook; good Lord willing and the creek don't freeze:) I may be delayed a bit because I have a couple of doctors who want to see me while I'm there. I figure what the heck, I'll see what they have to say:) I'm really excited to be going to my very best favorite chiropractor while I'm down there. I've been losing more weight than most would like and it seems my ribs are not liking it too much. Dr. Judd is going to try to ease the pain a bit. Fingers crossed:)

I hope all is well with all of you. I haven't gotten into the garden much to do any Fall clean-up but I have been trying to save seeds and perhaps when we get back from New York the weather will be a tinge warmer and I'll be able to get some work done outside. My son and his future wife will be coming to visit also so I may just put them to work!!! You all stay well now. I miss you all very much...Louise:) #EverydayisagiftfromGod

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Tasty Month of August!

Welcome to the Tasty Month of August!!! Are you surprised to "see" me? I'm a little surprised myself:) You see, I started putting this month's dates together way back in June in anticipation of Tabitha and Noah's arrival. (Yes Michele and Jason too:) However, I just didn't get around to finishing it until last night. So, I posted it on Facebook when it was done and figured I'd leave it at that. Well, I changed my mind this morning, hey a girl can change her mind you know, lol...and decided I would post it on this blog for those of you who are not on Facebook. So, here it is, The Tasty Month of August!

My intention was to make it "clickable" like the one I did a while back but, that didn't happen. Perhaps next month if I'm up to it:) Talking about being "up to it," I'm doing really well these days feeling pretty good with the minimum use of medication. As for my shoulder, well it has mended well and I am now in the process of going to physical therapy. UG! Physical therapy, for those of you who have been spared the pain, is NOT fun!!! It's okay though because the physial therapist is very nice and she keeps telling me she's "torturing" me for my own good. It seems to be working.

Michele and her family arrived mid July and will be visiting until mid August. At the moment, they are on their way to Pittsburg to pick up my son-in-law Jason at the airport and will be spending the night in Pittsburg visiting Jason's sister. They all will be back tomorrow. I miss them already. As you can imagine, it has been pretty hectic around here and the time is flying by way to quickly!!! On August 12th we are having a family barbecue and friends and relatives from New York will be coming up to celebrate!!! I'm planning the menu or should I say I keep changing the menu plans, lol...one dish I know is certain is Carrot Raisin Salad! For some reason I have this longing for Carrot Raisin Salad so as of now, that's the only salad I'm sure of, lol...I'm prety sure potato and macaroni salad will make the cut too although, I also having an insatiable craving for Mac and Cheese. I made some last week and it was dee...li...cious...! I may need to make it again. Nope, forgot to take pictures. I will tell you though, I used loose sausage in the cheese sauce and it worked out really, really well!!! If I make it again, I'll try to take a click:)

Before I forget, I should also mention there are a few worthy monthly celebrations going on for the entire month of August. My favorite as you may suspect is Brownies at Brunch Month but we also have, Goat Cheese Month, National Peach Month, Panini Month and Catfish Month just to name a few. Yes siree, August sure is one heck of a tasty month!!! So you be sure and enjoy each and every day and every single morsel.

The garden is growing like crazy this year. Unfortunately, it has once again managed to get away from me due to the lack of weeding. Mike has been a huge help but he really doesn't know the difference between a weed or a plant. Sometimes, I can't even tell. My sisters came up to help in the garden but neither of them has much of a green thumb either. So, as they say, it is what it is...

While I was strolling in the back of the garden today, I happened upon two more monarch caterpillars. I posted the one I found the other day on Facebook and here are the two I found today.

One day they will grown up to look like this:) (If you want Monarchs in your garden, don't forget to plant some sort of Milkweed

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As for surprises in the garden this year, we have a few. Some rogue tomato plants seem to be thriving, and for some strange reason, the Magnolia bush seems to be blooming again. Granted it's only one bud right now but after careful inspection, there just may be a few more.

So, that's about it for today. I'm sorry I can't tell you when I will be back with my next post. My intention is to try to prepare another calendar for the month of September. We'll see how that goes. Thank you so much for visiting. I miss you all very, very much. I'm so happy to be able to connect with some of you on Facebook. If you're on Facebook look for me as Louise Vee! Until next time, stay well my friends (don't forget friendship day and sister's day:) Enjoy each and every single moment God has given you because you just never know!!! #EverydayisagiftfromGod...Louise:)