Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sunday, May 31, 2020....

This Sunday is the Day of Pentecost.  May you be filled with the spirit of hope, joy, love, and peace on this day!

The United Methodist Women Mission Focus for today is the Neighborhood House of Calexico, Calexico, California.

In these days of uncertainty, take care, be safe, and stay well!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Did you know....

....that today is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day?  When I heard that, it gave me motivation to try a different recipe from my collection.  It's one that I copied from somewhere online, and, of course, I didn't jot down the source.

The usual biscuit ingredients are the same, though the method is different.  Flour, baking powder, salt, and a little sugar are whirred about in the food processor!  Butter cut in cubes is then added while continuing to pulse, and buttermilk is streamed through the top of the food processor.  A little tossing/kneading on a floured surface, then press the dough into an 8-inch pan.  Cut it into 16 squares and bake at 425 degrees 15 minutes or so.

The Husband loves biscuits and gravy, and today's treat was also from my files!  Who can resist chocolate?

Have you ever had chocolate gravy?  

Be safe, stay well, and wash your hands!

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Cinco de Mayo....

If I don't hurry up and post this, May 5th will be gone!

When I was a third grade teacher, there was a time when our Social Studies curriculum involved a study of North America.  As the year progressed, we reached the study on Mexico around Cinco de Mayo, and we would have a Fiesta, pinata included!  It was a lot of fun for the students, and a great way to experience other cultures.

Today has been the time to remember Cinco de Mayo!  Though no piƱata, we definitely enjoyed these snacks!  ....And, yes! That's a carrot!  It is still spring around here!:-)

Corn chips with guacamole and salsa!  A great way to celebrate!

Monday, May 4, 2020

As promised....

Remember when we planted a red pepper half several weeks ago?  I promised to keep you updated.  I am currently not having the desired results when posting pictures to the blog, so I hope you are able to use your imagination.

I will first post a picture from planting, then post others.  First, I must say that what we believe to be the red pepper hasn't fared all that well.  There have been other little seedlings appear, and I think the birds have grabbed them almost right away!

Also, I hadn't shared that we took a potato that was sprouting from the pantry, cut it into pieces with the sprouted eyes on each piece, and planted those!  There are potato plants growing, and The Husband has transplanted them from the original pots!  

We've also scattered some tomato seeds into a pot.  Only time will tell if they will sprout!  No picture today!

We have also planted the bottom of the bunch of celery and the heart of a head of iceberg lettuce!  This is the time for experimental planting, and I'll let you know about the results!

Take care, be safe, and stay well!  Wash your hands!  Wear a mask whenever you go out into public!

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Sunday, May 3, 2020....

The Mission Focus for the United Methodist Women is the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House in East St. Louis, Illinois.

May you experience hope, joy, love, and peace on this Sunday, even in the midst of uncertain times!

Take care, be safe, and stay well!