Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My Grandmother's Recipe for Pancakes

Today I am sharing my grandmother's recipe 
for pancakes in her own handwriting.  

Here's the typed-up version:

Hot Cakes for One

3 heaping tablespoons of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon of butter
Enough milk to make the batter pour

Grease skillet [with the butter]
Pour batter from pitcher.

(These sound very humble and simple, 
but they are really very delicious,
as most things made from scratch are!)

She was a widow, so she did a lot of cooking for one,
but she could also put on the best Sunday noon spread
 you could imagine with roast, carrot salad, rolls, 
and Kentucky Wonders and New Potatoes.  

(I still make snap and cook those fresh green beans!  Yum!)

She was also that grandmother that always had 
fresh Banana Bread cooling when we arrived 
late on a Friday night from out-of-town.

In her senior years, she taught me how to add sautéed
 chopped onions to a can of Franco-American spaghetti 
to transform its flavor.

And this is the same grandmother who 
salted watermelon (what?!), and then taught us 
how to cut the rind into watermelon "teeth" for fun!

Doesn't every family make watermelon teeth??

Good times!

Lucky Dog

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Way I See It...

Some people don't want to follow God
because of all the things they think they'll have to give up.

To me,
that's like clinging to greasy, cheap fast food
when God wants to feed you from
the finest restaurants you can imagine.

Lucky Dog

Monday, September 12, 2016

Plum Fantasy Mallow Hibiscus

Well, September is upon us, and autumn is fast-approaching.

Soon all the leaves will drop 
and the perennials will need to be trimmed as they die back, 
preparing to sleep over the winter.

But I didn't want the summer to be over yet without sharing 
a few photos of our favorite perennial, the Mallow Hibiscus. 

I just love their plate-sized flowers and brilliant colors!

No matter where we live, I try to have these.  

Along with the Crepe Myrtle trees, 
their blooming in the heat of summer is so uplifting. 

(How anything makes it in that heat is beyond me!)  :)

Lucky Dog

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Either way,
have a good one!

Lucky Dog