Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chase away the winter blues...

By stopping in at the Randolph Mercantile's 2011 Spring Open House.
Fri. March 4, 9am - 7pm
Sat. March 5, 9 am - 5 pm
Sun. March 6, 10 am - 4 pm

New spring & Easter items arriving daily along with your favorite everyday treasures and primitive handmades!
As always, FREE gift with qualifying purchase!
(Please remember, we do not punch cards during open house events)
 I'm trying to get a few things done to take in....I will also have a few copies of our family cookbook available.
Hope to see you then! 

Enjoy your day!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

They're Here...

The Prewitt Family Cookbook
Filled with delicious recipes like baked potato soup, old settlers baked beans (which is about the only way I would ever eat a lima bean), Fay's hash browns, shrimp gumbo, chicken pot pie, chicken chimichangas, pumpkin sheet cake, chocolate chip cheesecake, applesause drop cookies, and SO many more! Even Grandma's angel food cake recipe.
Mmm....I remember Grandma making that angel food cake with a peanut butter frosting! She raised chickens and I remember a time when they were laying something fierce and had SO many eggs! 
Did you know it takes 12 large egg whites for each cake?
And if you don't have cake flour to use, that you can sift regular all-purpose flour several times (can't remember how many exactly) to get the same effect as cake flour?
Ask me how I know this! LOL

Also filled with pages of the usual helpful hints and tips....from using herbs and spices to how to fold a napkin.

Dedicated to four wonderful people....

Grandpa...Jack Prewitt
June 04, 1925 - October 14, 2003

Grandma...Wilma (Lusby) Prewitt
July 20, 1931 - July 07, 2004

Aunt Marilyn (Prewitt) Beale
September 10. 1961 - April 25, 2009

Uncle Roscoe Garrett
May 18, 1957 - June 29, 1999

All taken way too soon, but I know they all are in a much better place!
The proceeds of this book will be going to help care for the little country cemetary where our loved ones are

If you would like a copy .... $15.00 ppd.... I do accept paypal to:
Enjoy your day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Boy or Girl?

The photo below would be that of my grandbaby....expected arrival date of July 12th....
Yeah, I know, I posted about this before....but today was the day of finding out the answer to that all important question.....

Boy or girl?

Well.....the doctor is 95% sure that it's a GIRL!
18 weeks & 2 days.... 7" long and 11 ounces. 
She was very active today during the whole ultrasound and not very cooperative when it came to certain things.....even though they are 95% sure, they will do another ultrasound next month. 

95% is good enough for me to start planning! 


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What is it about...

...being snowed in that makes a person want to bake? I've been trying to do some other things but I've just felt the need to bake! Banana nut muffins are in the oven right now.  Monday it was toffee crunch.  Yesterday, was Pistachio Cake... a recipe I found at .

By mistake, I bought the smaller box of pudding when it calls for the 4 oz size, but I didn't let that stop me from making it....still tasted so yummy.  The pioneer woman suggested topping with a chocolate ganache so of course I just had to do that......

Mmm...Mmm...a keeper recipe for sure. And so simple.
Thanks pioneer woman.

So snowed in another day. Still not sure about tomorrow.  Snow plows have finally been down our road but that doesn't mean it's clear as I'm sure it's still doing some drifting not to mention the ice that's beneath all this snow.
Well, on to do something productive....
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blizzard Warning.....

.....and I think this is the first time ever.  We had two jobs to do yesterday, but due to the freezing rain, we called it a day after the first job.  For the past several days, all the talk has been about the expected 12"-20"+ of snow.  So no work today.... it's snowing just south of us already and will soon be here so it's out to do chores before it hits! I made it back in....and just in time. It just started snowing right before I came back inside.  The snow is really fine yet it is heavy. It wasn't 10 minutes and already a thin layer on surfaces. They were right on....our weather man said it would start between 7:00 & 9:00 am and it was 8:00. Drats! Does that mean he's right about the whole 12"-20"?
So what's a girl to do on a snow day? Yesterday, I had a sweet tooth, so I made this..... 
From the Paula Deen cookbook....Kelley's Toffee Bar Cookies, made with saltines, of all things! YUM!
Then, I got out that pile of scraps and remnants and started a couple of quilt blocks to be finished into simple little table top mats.

So I'm sitting there sewing and pressing away when a picture text comes across my phone and I get a phone call from our oldest son, Ely.  He was runnin' up the highway, not too fast, freezing rain, when he gets hit from behind by a car that lost it on the ice.  He was driving Liz's small car and even though it's totaled, we are SO thankful that no one was hurt.

I think I'm going to get a fire going in that big ol' fireplace today. Other than that, the possibilities of what a day at home can bring are endless.....curling up with a good book or movie, more baking or sewing, or cleaning house.  I've been weeding through things and trying to declutter, so there's always that.  I'm afraid I'm in for a couple days so plenty of time to get lots done!

If you are in this blizzard/winter storm area, stay warm and be safe!
Enjoy your day!