Saturday, October 23, 2010

Overnight Turkey?!

Thanks Tricia for posting this link to the Overnight Turkey recipe. I'm passing it on for those of you that might enjoy having the Turkey done when you wake up on Thanksgiving morning :0)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Cake

Pumpkin Pie Cake (Another of my mom's recipes)

32 oz pumpkin (or 29 if that is all you can find :0)
4 eggs
1 1/2 c sugar
12 oz evaporated milk
1 t cinnamon
1 t ginger
1/2 t cloves

Mix all and pour into a greased 9x13. Top with:

1 box of yellow cake mix (spread evenly over pumpkin mixture)
1 c butter melted (just pour it all over the top of the cake mix)

Bake at 325 for 1 1/2 hours or until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. It tastes like pumpkin pie (minus the crust) with a terrific crumbly topping. Yum!

Friday, October 15, 2010

My Mom's No Bake Cookies

I made them today. If you've never had these, give 'em a try. If you have, by all means make 'em again!

No-Bake Cookies

1/2 c butter
1/2 c milk
1/4 c cocoa
2 c sugar

Melt these ingredients together in a large pan and bring to a boil. Boil for a full 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Then add:

1/2 c peanut butter
1/2 t vanilla
3 c oats

Stir until all oats are well coated and drop into spoon sized dollops on waxed paper. Allow to cool. Lick the spoon and drink a big glass of milk :0)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Poem I Love

Song For a Fifth Child

Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth, empty the dustpan, poison the moth, hang out the washing and butter the bread, sew on a button and make up a bed. Where is the mother whose house is so shocking? She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I've grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue (lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo). Dishes are waiting and bills are past due (pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo). The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew and out in the yard there's a hullabaloo but I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo. Look! Aren't her eyes the most wonderful hue? (lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).

The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow, for children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow. So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep. I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Writing Tips and a Discount

Here is an article by Susan Wise Bauer about one school that totally changed the way they teach writing...and it worked! She gives her own thoughts on why their approach worked. Her comments on this topic are always very helpful to me. Since she posted on this topic her writing lectures (download only) will be discounted from noon on Tuesday to 5pm on Friday. These are great! If you need a little boost in the writing arena check these out.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

How to Get Your Sons to Read

Here is a terrific short article about how to get your boys to love reading. The author has 6 sons so I'll take his word for it :0)