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.


  1. Hi Sarawolf, sorry to hear of your medical travails. I have a question about the Dutch pancake recipe. It says to pour into a well buttered pan and???for 25 minutes. Bake at 350? I'm just a dumb man that has to be lead by the hand. Thanks, Jeff

  2. Yeah the dutch pancake isn't like other pancakes, it is poured into a small cake pan lke a 8x8 or greased small cast iron pan and baked.


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