I have never been a Bible packing Christian, and I rarely openly discuss my faith. But today as I cleaned out my purse I found a small card with this poem written by Emily Matthews. The card slipped out of a vintage Seiko watch instruction pamphlet that I found at my Mom's house.
Ten years ago I was sitting in this same theatre with just such enthusiastic Middle Schoolers. The American School of The Hague sent me this video this morning, and I decided to share it with my followers. Enjoy! For video CLICK HERE
When I first began this Wetcreek Blog, I dutifully published all of the handwritten recipes my dear mother wrote in a cookbook she especially made for me in October 1990 (almost exactly 25 years before her death on October 20, 2015).
But she didn't reveal all of her Plain Cooking secrets. And now it is too late to get her recipe.
Maybe it was our own fault for not letting her know that we really thought her Christmas Date Nut Roll Candy was her best holiday treat.
One thing is for sure, no one else's recipe will ever be as good as Momma's.
Today I made a veggie casserole to take to a senior citizens Christmas luncheon. My hub was feeling "under the weather," so we skipped that event. For my lunch, I decided to taste what I had prepared. The casserole itself is nothing to write home about, but the crust topping is outstanding.
Here is my recipe for Pecan, Panko, and Butter Crust Topping;
(Simple, Simple, Very Simple)
1/4 cup salted butter
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/4 -1/2 cup broken pecans
First, melt the butter in a skillet.
Add the Panko and broken pecans.
Stir well and allow to get hot for 1 minute.
Then sprinkle the topping on your favorite veggie casserole, macaroni and cheese, tuna casserole, or steamed veggies. Bake casserole as usual, but make sure the pecans do not burn.
Give it a try.
(Next time I try this crust, I'll add Italian herbs/spices.)
I am finally walking, but climbing stairs up to my junk room is still a dream of 2016. I can't even go up to bring down the Christmas ornaments or to check to see if I am the guilty one who has been hiding my Mammaw's unfinished quilt top.
Oh, well (as my dear mother always said).
So yesterday I went back over to my mom's house and brought home a box of Christmas ornaments that no one seems to have tagged. There is a fiber optic Christmas tree, a wreath with jingle bells, a few hand decorated ornaments, a garland, and lots of twinkling lights. That will probably be the extent of my decorating this year.
Oh, and I found a real Gurley Santa candle (never burned) and these twirling angels with one "dangle" missing.
More photos to follow after I "decorate."
Who says a plastic wreath isn't nice. This one looks good on my corner cabinet.