Monday, February 15, 2016

Monsoon Minutes on Monday

What's happening at your house this Monday?

From scratch Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies. (Who says you can't use melted butter?)

Won't be out weeding around these veggie beds today❣
A river of water flowing down through the side yard to the culvert and pond.

Our backyard (um, maybe canal?).

We just cleaned off that patch of woods on the right. Maybe not the best place for a new veggie bed😂.
Side yard with drainage to the pond on the left behind the live oak.

View from the front porch during the monsoon minutes.

Our gravel road in the distance was probably momentarily under water.

Lake around our other live oak in the front yard.

This is what happens to a screened in back porch during a monsoon moment. Anyone for a shower? Pass the shampoo, please❣

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Super Easy and Yummy--Doughnut Pudding

Turn a dozen day old donuts ($1.25) into a yummy and quick dessert.

This is what was left after a potluck luncheon yesterday.

Donut Pudding


13 stale donuts (bought as day or two old donuts)
1 can(14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 can of skimmed milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Sprinkle of powdered sugar 

Heat up oven to 350F.

Cut each donut into 6-8 pieces. Place donut pieces into a large bowl. 

In another bowl, add one 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk, one can (use the scmilk can) of skim milk, two eggs, one teaspoon real vanilla, and one teaspoon cinnamon. Hand whip until eggs are well-beaten and everything is mixed.

Pour milk mixture over the stale donut pieces and stir until all seem to be covered.(I did not smush the donuts, but I left them to absorb the liquid while I buttered the baking dish.)

Spray (or butter) a large casserole dish.

Drop in the donut pudding mixture. Give it a good "patdown," and place uncovered in the 350F oven for 30-40 minutes. 

Keep an eye on your dish. Mine was smaller and deep, so I baked it 40 minutes. Check to be sure that the pudding is not runny, and the top should be dry and beginning to get crusty.

Sprinkle the still warm pudding with powdered sugar on top after done. 

No sauce or icing is necessary. This is sweet enough!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Dating ( a quilt flimsy)

I thought this fabric was from the 1960's.

Now I am reasonably sure. Although Mom's 1967 photo at the beach is black/white, you can see that her homemade blouse is made from the same fabric as my disappearing nine-patch square.

Date of quilt flimsy must be late 1960's. That is why when we found it last summer that Mom could not remember piecing those patches. One half of a century old UFO ( unfinished object) just folded up in a plastic bag!

Just Crossed Great Britain! Now On to Cuba!

Not on vacation yet! But I did meet another walking goal today! 

Now on to Cuba! 

Actually, it is more like Croatia. More on that later. 

First, I've got work to do in the flowerbeds.