Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Work work

 Dave got 2 of the corner posts concreted in on Sat. This one and another. We also fixed the upper garden fence.

 Last night when DH got home from work and had something to eat we started to tackle the permanent ladder/stairs that are bolted to the living room floor.

Not an easy job with just me as help lol. We found we had to get me up into the loft once the old ladder was gone so I could help lift the new trap door/folding ladder into the loft to place it in the hole.  Of course nothing in this old 1030 house is square or even so that didn't help matters. Then when that was said and done get me back out and down unto the step ladder.

Tonight we will do more work on it but he had to cut away part of the wall so the trap door part would open and now we will have to plaster that if 1/4 inch sheet rock wont fit to at least fill in the corner.


North Shore Cookery, 1945

Spoon Bread
2 cups water
1 cup milk
1 cup corn meal
1 tablespoon butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
Mix water and corm meal and bring to boiling point and cook 5 minutes. Beat egg and add salt. Bake in well greased pan for 25 minutes in hot oven. Serve from same dish with a spoon. From Mrs. William Olson

Rhubarb Cocktail
1 & 1/2 pounds rhubarb
2 quarts water
Cook until tender and drain.
To the juice add 1 & 1/2 cup sugar, juice of 1 lemon, juice of 1 orange and a few grains of salt.  heat until it comes to a boil and can in sterilized jars. This makes 2 quarts. Chill and serve. Mrs. W. R. Smith

Favorite Hot Dish
2 pounds ground beef
1-1 pound package noodles , cooked
3 medium onions, minced
2 green peppers , chopped
ripe olives, chopped
1 cup tomato soup
1 cup tomato juice 
1 can whole kernel corn
Mix all together and pour into a greased baking dish. Sprinkle top with grated cheese and bake 1 and 1/2 hours in a slow oven.
Mrs. Arch Klawon, Wheaton MN


Monday, June 18, 2012

Hoping for Rain

We would so like some rain, there are clouds but so far our area hasn't gotten anything. Which will cause me to have to hand water either this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

We had some of the children and grands together yesterday for Father Day down at 4th sons house in Lewiston, there is always a hole where the others are missing. 

The day had started off with our 14 month old calf roaming around the back yard. At least it is easy to bribe back in where it belongs, then get ready for Church.

Our daughter Tanya her hubby Tim and grandson Bradon were up from AZ. It had been a couple of years since they were able to come up.  

We were hoping to be able to make it down to their place and on ward further south to visit daughter Coral, Kirk and grand children. Sure doesn't look like that will be possible.
Coral gets her Masters at the end of June.

Our youngest Son and wife move off to Tacoma WA next week :(. I know they all move off at sometime but sheesh. At least we got to see them once in awhile while they lived in the area.

Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book
Shartlesville Corn Pudding
6 ears of corn, grated
2 eggs, separated, beat egg yolks and beat til stiff whites
4 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Add the beaten yolks of the eggs to the corn and mix. Stir in the milk and seasonings. Add the stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into a buttered baking dish, set dish in pan with hot water and bake in a moderate oven (350 F) about 30 minutes.

Cut Schnitzel Beans
1 & 1/2 quarts string beans, cut in small pieces
2 tablespoons smoked bacon, diced
1 tablespoon butter
3 large onions, sliced
4 medium sized tomato's, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water
Fry beacon until crisp and brown, add the other ingredients and simmer for 1 hour. Add hot water and continue cooking 2 hours longer, adding more water if necessary.

Oyster Stew
1 pint oysters and its liquor
2 cups milk, scalded
1 tablespoon butter
salt and pepper
Heat oysters in their liquor about 5 minutes until edges curl. Skin off the top. Add in scalded milk, add butter and seasonings to taste. Serve immediately.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sickness in the House

Boy been some week and a half or more.

Last Saturday we attended 2 graduations, one for 3rd son who graduated Nursing school and in the afternoon a granddaughters high school graduation, with trying to get a few errands done afterward. I was one tried puppy let me tell you.

The very next day Sunday; dear hubby tried to get up for his early morning Church meetings and it was a no go. Sick as a dog. They have had many out where he works and the different divisions at the city.

By Wednesday he says call the doc. I think I need to get in. Got him an appointment and later the doc office calls and they had a cancel for 9 am Thursday. He goes into work at 5 am and then to doc. Yucky bronchitis.

This last Friday we head into town, he was feeling better. I was having some front tooth pain and it got worse and worse and he called the dentist and he was headed into his office to paint so he said come on in. Had an emergency root canal.

Now guess who is coming down with the illness, yep me.

Did you know metal trash cans now cost almost $25.00, ack. We picked 3 up for feed to keep varmints out of it in the barn and chicken coop. Did okay for a very long time then started to have trouble with ground squirrels and rock chucks eating through the containers we had.

Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book
Copyright 1936

Dutch Pancakes
3 eggs, well beaten
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup milk
Beat eggs thoroughly and add the flour and salt. Continue to beat and add milk while beating. Pour into a well buttered pan and for 25 minutes. Serve with powdered sugar and lemon juice.

Peach Fritters ( Parshing Ponakucka)
½ cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1/3 cup butter
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
½ teaspoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 & ½ cups chopped peaches (fresh or canned)
Whipped cream
Cream the butter and the sugar, add the eggs and beat thoroughly. Stir the dry ingredients together and add alternately with milk. Fold in the peaches, lemon juice, and vanilla. Drop by spoonfuls into hot fat and fry until golden brown, turn once. Serve with whipped cream or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Apple Fritters (Ob’l Puffers)
1 cup flour
1 & ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
1 egg, well beaten
2 medium sized sour apples, sliced thin
Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. Add beaten egg then add milk and stir into the dry ingredients. Mix well. Add sliced apples. Drop by spoonfuls into hot fat and fry until golden brown turning once.