Saturday, April 21, 2012

Food For A Fund-Raiser...

This week I made 20 pounds of chili for a library fund-raiser. The fund-raiser was a night with Judy Keel, widow of the late actor Howard Keel. Some of you may remember him from the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and later in the soap opera Dallas. Dinner and an evening with Judy Keel for $10.  Dinner was Mexican Fiesta Stack-ups and Frozen Banana/Buttermilk Salad. The night was a success. I thought I would share the recipes. I didn't have a camera with me, so this picture is courtesy of the internet. It's not exact, but is similar.

Mexican Fiesta Stack-ups
Chips-Fritos/Tortilla Chips/Soft Tortillas*Chili*Beans*Rice*Grated Cheese*Lettuce*Tomatoes*Onions*Black Olives*Jalapenos*Sour Cream*Pecans*Coconut*Pineapple Chunks*Salsa
Set everything out and let guests stack it up on their plates. This combination really is good in spite of how it sounds.

Dessert:Frozen Banana/Buttermilk Salad
1 cup sugar*1 cup buttermilk*3 chopped bananas*1-15 oz. can of crushed pineapple, drained*12 oz. Cool Whip
Mix well and freeze in a 13x9 in baking dish. Remove from freezer and slice just before serving.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Day With MeMaw...

Tallfeather's and Fuzzy spent the day with me yesterday and got to meet Winnie and Finn for the first time.
They weren't too sure about this...the kids I mean.

 But it got better.
and what would a trip to Memaw's this time of year be without pictures in the blueblonnets,
and climbing on the mower?
Too soon the day was over and it was time to go.
This meant more treats for Winnie and Finn,
and grabbing up that last handful of caliche while mom repeats,
 in her best motherly voice, "It's time to go!"
We had a nice day. It always reminds me that in our modern, hectic culture kids still need that constant. That part of their life that never changes no matter what happens day-to-day. I needed it when I was a child. When I went and spent weeks in the summers with my grandparents I had no idea they were leaving not only a legacy, but a spiritual legacy as well. As grandparents we have that same opportunity. 
I have a bible called "The Grandmother's Bible" and it says we can influence and make a difference in the lives of our grandchildren by being intentional in five areas.

1. Impart the Story-Make certain that they hear about God's greatness, His miracles, and His love and faithfulness.
2. Imprint Their Hearts-Model godly character and a positive attitude. These positive memories will be an anchor to truth in adulthood.
3. Enhance Their Outlook-Create meaningful traditions that send a message that says, "You are loved, valued and special."
4. Impact Their Life-Pray over your grandchildren. In their darkest hours their only hope might be the knowledge that you are praying for them.
5. Empower Their Future-Speak words of support and unconditional love.
paraphrased from The Grandmother's Bible

"Leaving a spirtual legacy for your grandchildren is the greatest inheritance you can pass down... you can be assured that your grandchildren will receive an inheritance that will never fade."~~The Grandmother's Bible

"I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also."
 (2 Timothy 1:5) 

Have a wonderful & blessed Thursday!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

O.K., I Give...

I haven't read "The Hunger Games."
I'm not going to read "The Hunger Games."
 It isn't my kind of book.
 I don't care for Science Fiction.
 This has been my mantra since first hearing the words "Hunger Games", but it is everywhere. It keeps invading my space. It is talked about on nearly every blog I read, recommended on every reading list, stares at me from every check-out counter at every Wal-mart I enter and is the topic of conversation no matter where I go. My three daughter's and granddaughter have all read it, seen the movie, and love it.
O.K., I give.
 My middle daughter says she will loan it to me on the Kindle and a friend told me tonight if I like it I won't be able to wait on the next one.
O.K., I give.
I'll let you know.
Have a blessed week!!! 

Monday, April 16, 2012


First Re-blooming Iris not completely open.
 First sign of the dreaded Grackles.
It feels like I'm starring in an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
First seed-pods on this year's Bluebonnets.
 Some people don't realize that the blue petals turn to seed pods.
You have to let them dry completely before mowing if you want them to multiply.
Have a great week!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Hubby and youngest daughter went with me to Canton, Texas for First Monday to celebrate my birthday. I love a good flea market. I rarely buy anything of value, but rather look for the odd little treasures that call my name. My best find of the day was a Frankoma butter dish.
As we walked around I spotted the bottom of this butter dish, but since the lady was asking $20.00 and I didn't have a top I left it. Later, I came across a top. The man was asking $5.00. On the slim chance that I might accidentally remember where I saw the bottom, and if not,
 put it on my list of things to look for, I bought it. When I showed it to hubby he took me straight to the table that held the bottom. Amazing! The woman said she would take $10.00. I thought $15 total was a good deal.
And how about this Frankoma trivet to go with the butter dish.
 And this thick, old restaurant cup to slurp coffee out of.
You can tell I like green. These four saucers called my name.
Considering the company I kept and the goodies I came home with I would say this was a delightful birthday weekend!!
Over-the-hill is not so bad after all. 

Have a great weekend!!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter & Happy Birthday...

We had a successful egg hunt yesterday despite the 2.5 inches of rain we were blessed with. We huddled under our umbrellas and waited on the clouds to break.
It didn't happen,
so, the eggs were hid, and the hunters hunted,
and prizes were claimed under a covered bridge.

 Afterwards, we celebrated Fuzzy's 2nd birthday and Tallfeather's 7th birthday with a family party at "Texas Roadhouse."  
The birthday boys.
The presents.

Happy Birthday!!!
It's hard to believe my little "Fuzzy" is two.
Have a great week!!!

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