Wednesday, December 2, 2020

A Taste of Christmas! Ginger Cookies

Gnomies Pincushion/Plush Pal/Ornament digital pattern HERE.

Soft GINGER Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream together:
3/4 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. molasses
1 egg

In a separate bowl sift together:
2 c. flour
2 t. soda
1 t. ginger
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. cloves
1/2 t. salt
Mix together well.

Roll into 1" balls, then roll in granulated sugar. 
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.  Yield:  48 cookies
Crispy outside, chewy inside... delicious!

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~ the Momma

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

What's for Dinner?

Jordie and Kari are raising chickens!  

They started with four chicks, picked up at the pet shelter.  Jordie built a sweet little chicken palace beneath their deck in the back of their house for Posie, Petunia, Poppy, and Peony.  

These four were rescued from a dumpster!  Two are naked-necks and the other two... well, let's just say they turned out NOT to be "crowing chickens"!  Poppy and Peony found a new farm, and four new chicks came home: Pixie, Pazazz, Pippi, and Peace.  

It didn't take long until everybody was busy in the henhouse!

You're doing a great job, gals!

One of the chickens just happens to have a lot of twinners....

So, what's for dinner?  Quiche of course! A classy cheese pie! 

Start with a couple of Marie Callendar's frozen pie crusts, or make your own.

Heat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
To each pie crust, add the following:
1 cup of strong cheese, something with flavor or bite:  Swiss, Extra-sharp Cheddar, Feta, or a combo.
1  to 1-1/2 cups of meats and/or veggies cut into bite-sized bits.  (This is a good meal to clean out the leftovers in the fridge.)  Use your fingers to combine the cheese/meat/veggies together.
Beat together 3 large or 4 small eggs, then add 1 to 1-1/4 c. milk, 1 t. Dijon mustard, and a little salt and pepper, then pour over the filling.

Repeat for each pie.

Place filled pies on a large cookie sheet to catch any spillovers.  Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until the middle no longer jiggles.

This one had ham chunks, zucchini fresh from Sassy's garden, and mushrooms sautéed in a little butter and Worcestershire sauce.

This vegetarian combo included spinach, sauteed mushrooms, minced red onion, and grilled marinated artichokes.  Both had a combo of the cheeses as listed above.

Mmmmm, mmmm!  Looks so delicious!  And we still have 4 eggs left for omelets!

Before leaving their little homestead, we garnered some fresh salad tomatoes from their garden.  Delicious - I ate half of them in the car on the way home - juice dripping down my chin!  Nothing better!

Dinner is served!!

For morLove you two!  Keep up the good work!

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~the Momma

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

On this day, half my lifetime ago, there was a big party in a delivery room at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City with about 18 people attending.  This included the Momma (me), a few doctors, the Dad, the mother-in-law who manned the camera, the anesthesiologist, plus a team of four people per baby, waiting for each little girl to make her appearance, about six weeks prior to their due date. 

For the previous 36 days, various tocolytics had been used to try to stave off labor and keep the babies from coming before their lungs were mature, then finally, at 34-1/2 weeks along, they had had enough and were ready to come! 

A Cesarean Section was performed and little Lali was born at 12:47 pm weighing 4 lbs 6 oz., Coco at 12:48 pm even smaller at 3 lbs 10 oz., then tiny Sassy came at 12:50 pm and weighed 3 lbs. 1 oz.

Happy Birthday, Girls!  Funny, I consider it my birth-day too... after all, I'm the one who gave birth...

I don't remember much about the first year, but this picture proves that we survived it!  Here we all are in 1991 with three one-year-olds and one three-year-old!  I really want to re-enact this photo next year when there will be one thirty-three year old and three thirty-one year olds. 😂

Snapshots over the years.


Three twenty-year-olds with their "Turning 20" quilts they each made.


30 years later, and the girls are off on their own adventures!  I miss my little gaggle of girls wrangling for a spot on my lap, but I'm thrilled by the women they've become and the joy they spread wherever they go. 

Plus, BONUS... a couple of precious little grandbabies arrived last year to fill that space on my lap.

~ the Momma (aka Gamma, Gramma D, or "Ama")

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