Tuesday, August 25, 2009

This is my job...

I shop for work, like, a lot. You'd be surprised how many paper
products and such a senior center goes through. This is what I bought
today. I worried that I wouldn't be able to actually push the cart out
of the store! That bag of popcorn alone weighed 50 pounds. Oh, and
there are four cases of water hiding in there somewhere, too!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Final Days

My garden is fast approaching its end and I have been severely
neglecting it this week. Today I pulled up a tomato plant overrun with
green worms - ew! The garden is full of weeds, but still producing a
good bit of stuff, see...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Easy Peasy

I love to cook, especially when the recipes are nice and easy like these two. Enjoy!

Breakfast Smoothie

In a blender, combine:

1 packet instant plain oatmeal
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup milk
1 cup frozen fruit
1 teaspoon honey

Blend all together. Mmmmmmm, good. I think I found this smoothie recipe in Woman's Day (at work, I'm not a subscriber0 and I thought it sounded good. It IS good and quite filling. Of course, you could tweak it and add peanut butter, yogurt, or maybe a liiiiitle more milk as mine turned out pretty thick, but tasy nonetheless.

No Fail Cobbler

Preheat your oven to 350.

In a 2 1/2 quart casserole place 1 stick of butter. Place casserole in oven to melt butter.

In a separate bowl combine 1 cup milk, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup SELF RISING flour and a sprinkle or two of cinnamon.

Combine the flour mixture into the casserole with the melted butter.

Here's the fun part...add any kind of fruit you like! I used about 5 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced. You can use fresh, frozen (and then thawed) or canned. Dump it on top, then put it in the oven to bake until the crust is golden brown. The flour mixture will rise throughout the dish and make a crust on top. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and you'll have one of the best cobblers ever!

Late Summer Blooms