Tuesday, October 26, 2010
You all remember the story of Goldie Locks and the Three Bears.... Someone had been intruding on the poor bear family and ate their porridge, sat in their chairs, and slept in their beds.
I can relate to the bear family because someone has been eating my winter garden of peas, carrots, and lettuce. The tender sprouts were growing so nicely. It was a little unnerving to get up each morning and see my tender plants plucked and dug right out of the ground. Ugh!
I called our city's animal control and they said if I caught the critter, they would release him into the hills. My neighbor came to the rescue with the trap and advice. The little critter was caught red handed and is now roaming the hills above the beautiful city of Duarte. We'll see if he has a mate, and if he does, hopefully we'll be able to reunite them soon.
You can read part II of this saga by clicking here
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cake mix of your choice
2/3 cup shortening
2 eggs, beaten
Place walnut-sized balls of dough onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with Pam (or whatever you prefer). Bake cookies for 8 - 10 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, move to a cooling rack until completely cool. Spread frosting onto the backside of a cookie and top it with another.
Typically makes about 45 cookies = 22 cookie sandwiches, plus a bonus cookie to eat as you frost. :)
Try these AMAZING combinations!!!
- spice cake mix w/cream cheese frosting
- chocolate cake with peanut butter (or cherry...or vanilla...) frosting
- lemon cake with vanilla frosting
My coworker made the lemon cookies w/vanilla frosting and they were AWESOME!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Here's the recipe for the Tomato Soup. I got this from Pam Hadfield in 1980 or 1981
1 lug tomatoes = about 15 lbs (I used 23 lbs in the last batch I made)
Cook the following vegetables separately
5 onions, chopped
2 bell peppers, chopped
1 bunch celery, sliced
15 medium carrots, sliced
1 bunch parsley chopped - add to carrots after carrots are cooked
1 pkg pearled barley (I used 2 cups) - cook 10 minutes, then rinse
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup salt
Add all ingredients together with 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup salt and simmer 10 minutes.
Bottle and process 15 minutes in steamer or water bath canner
Measurements are not exact, but turn out OK each time.
Eat soup as is, warmed up, or do the following:
I sauté garlic, onions and ground beef, then add soup, for a complete meal. May also use meat balls.
Can also stir fry zucchini, yellow crook neck and patty pan, then add soup. Delicious!