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What Did You Do This 4th of July

What did you do to celebrate this 4th of July, or better known as Independence Day? My family celebrated by attending a small town parade that we so much enjoy each year called the China Grove parade, so named after the little community for where it is held each year on the 4th of July! It is a wonderful parade and most entertaining to say the least, people enter their riding lawnmowers, all terrain vehicles, boats, motorcycles, go carts, mules, golf carts, ride their horses, ride their horse drawn and mule drawn wagons, some people choose to just walk, veterans from our past wars enter, and walk the full length of the parade route, I might add. We then gathered back at our home for some hamburger and hotdog grilling by my husband while the grandchildren played and we attempted to stay somewhat cool, after all we are in the south! When he yelled ready, the kids were ready too, all of them gathered around the table for their turn at a hotdog and a hamburger cooked to perfection by Grandpa! After that they knew there would be something sweet that I had made from scratch. My only granddaughter who is 3, wanted a cupcake when she had finished eating so her Momma got her one and handed it to her. She quickly handed it back to her Momma and said, give me one without bones please! You see, I had bakes Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting with pecans finely chopped in the frosting. She took one bite and thought they had bones in them. We just cut the top off and she kept eating! There were fireworks later in the evening at the university here but we didn’t attend those this year, I wasn’t feeling up to it. All in all, we had a great day! Hope you did also!Rolling on the floor laughingDSCI0269


Moving Day

The time has finally come, moving day! I’ll be so glad to get finished with this moving thing. Packing and more packing, wrapping things and more wrapping things, wiping down things and more wiping down things. When does it ever end? I guess when the last box and the last piece of furniture goes out the door! We have 3 days left before we have to be out of this house. My husband works during the day so we only have the evenings to work on moving the heavy things out so that’s been a little slow. Moving the packed boxes hasn’t really been a big deal at all; just load, and go! We will have it all out by the time our time is up; we only have 1 more load and ta  da! we’ll only have what few personal items like bath items and a few clothes that we have kept back for the weekend. Yea for us! Happy Happy Happy! Smile  So to all of you who plan to move in the near future, pay someone else to do it! JK!  My 2 youngest grandchildren have been here during some of the time of the packing and they have been a BIG help…..they put things in the boxes and they take things out of the boxes…..da da da de de  de..Really, they are both just adorable! Hot smile  We’ll be living in a camper for about 2 weeks until our new home is ready. More to follow……

207066_208297479198506_100000547660091_764893_6573757_nThis is my very beautiful family, I hope you enjoy looking at their pictures as much as I love sharing them with you!

Packing,Moving,Cooking,Recipes,Easy and Quick,

It’s just not easy packing up everything from over 15 years and trying to live around the chaos of boxes sitting everywhere. I am the type of person that likes to have every thing in it’s place and not thrown around every where, so you can see that this is a little overwhelming for me. Being the person I am, the true southerner that comes out in me, I still need to cook a good supper with tasty fresh vegetables and some cornbread. I left out 1 cast iron skillet, 1 medium size pot, 1 small pot, and a few cooking utensils, the necessary ones. The cast  iron skillet can serve many purposes, frying up some chicken and baking up some good ole cornbread! Yum Yum! Cooking seems to take my mind off of all this packing and for a little while I even forget about all these boxes that surround me! If you’re the type of cook that’s looking for a quick and easy recipe, you’re in luck; I have just the one for you. That is, if you’re looking for a great side dish. This couldn’t be easier. Here goes.       Delicious Stuffed Eggs:    8 fresh eggs    1/3 cup mayonnaise    2 Tablespoons pickle relish    1/2 teaspoon mustard    1/8 teaspoon salt    1/8 teaspoon black pepper    Place eggs in medium size pot, cover with cold water. Place on stove and bring to boil; boil gently for about 8-10 minutes. Turn off heat, cover with lid and let sit for about 10 minutes, remove lid, drain off hot water, pour cold water over eggs until cooled. Crack shells and remove from eggs, rinse off all shell particles from eggs and dry. Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolk from eggs and place in bowl. After all yolks have been removed, add mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper. Mash yolks and mix thoroughly. Drop or pipe into whites of eggs. Enjoy!Winking smile2010-10-08_11-33-57_208[1]Nanny’s  little  helper!

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Yummy Peach Cobbler the Easy Way

1 stick margarine    1 large can sliced peaches, do not drain juice off    1 cup self rising flour    1 cup sugar    1 cup milk    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place 1 stick margarine in 8×8 baking dish or oval or round 2 quart baking dish, whichever you have. Place in oven until margarine is melted. In the meantime, mix flour, sugar, and milk together. Pour gently over the melted margarine but do not stir. Pour peaches with juice over this and do Platenot stir! Place in oven for about 25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Serves 6. (It only serves 2 at our house because my husband puts vanilla ice cream on top of it and tries to eat all of it in one night.)

My Granddaughters Birthday Party! She loved Hannah Montana at the time! Thought I’d share with you!

Coffee cupNote: You can also use pineapple in place of the peaches if you prefer pineapple instead, I just love peaches myself!                                                                                                                                       I have to share another one of my grandchildren with you also, only this is an older video and he is much older now! I still want to share it with you.

Cooper, my little baby.

Cooper and Mary Michael are in the birthday video, actually it is her birthday! We call her M&M for short.

Remember Those Summer Picnics?

Remember those summer picnics with the family and friends all scattered about on the ground on blankets or bed sheets or towels? Coca cola and RC drinks covered in ice, sandwiches of all kinds, fried chicken, potato salad, moon pies, and it wouldn’t be a picnic from the South without some good ole banana pudding! Those were the days. Even if it was  a lazy day with just the family, a small picnic in the backyard, it was still a picnic! These are relaxing times for me, I love a picnic! Whether it be a small one with just my husband and myself while we’re fishing or a large family gathering or picnic on the grounds at church, I enjoy it! Plan a picnic soon with your family and get back to the good ole days!

I do believe there are angels among us guiding us along life’s way.

I would like to dedicate this to all of the people of the great state of  Alabama who were affected and were victims of the April27,2011 tornados that ripped through our state causing such massive devastation and death. We truly love you and are praying for each and every one of you and yes, there truly are angels among us! Someday your lives will be back together and you will be sharing a picnic with your loved ones. I know that it may not seem possible at this moment in your lives but with all of the wonderful volunteers (I call them angels), your lives will one day be back to normal, or as normal as possible, and we will continue to pray for Gods blessings and comfort and peace. Thank you to ALL of YOU ANGELS out there helping to put the lives of our fellow Alabamians back together!

Buttermilk Biscuits made from Scratch

2 cups self rising flour    4Tablespoons Crisco shortening    3/4 cup buttermilk    Place flour and crisco in medium size plastic or glass bowl. Using a pastry cutter or knife and fork, cut crisco into flour until it looks like tiny peas. Add buttermilk, stirring slowly until mixed well. Pour out onto lightly floured board and fold over about 3-4 times. Roll out to about 1/2 inch thickness. Flour biscuit cutter,( I use a small pineapple can with the bottom and top removed), it works great!, cut out biscuits and place on lightly greased baking sheet or 8 or 9 inch round baking pan. Lightly brush tops with margarine or oil and bake in 475 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown on center rack of oven.