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24
Jun
08

SALSA BABY…SALSA

Yep…that picture you see below has now come to full blown pick me, eat me, can and freeze me, just don’t let me die on the vine.

 

Each day now small as it is I go out and pick at least a dozen BIG tomatoes turning pink and in a couple of days I’m ready to get my salsa groove on.

 

The recipe that suits us and one I developed thru trial and error goes as follows:

Wash and cut up your tomatoes, and no need to even skin them.  Placing in a large sauce pan you next add to your own liking chopped white onion, green onions and tops, celery, hot peppers, 1 can Rotel and chopped cilantro.  Add garlic powder, a little salt and Tony’s seasoning.  Cook down stirring occasionally and when completely wilted and cooked, turn the fire off and when cool you can skim all the peels off and put in quart size freezer bags and into your freezer on a cookie sheet until set.  All throughout the fall and winter, I have fresh stewed tomatoes for dips, chilli, stews, spaghetti or anything else I might want to use with.  Easey peasey and friend, it just don’t get any better ‘n that!   Bon appetit, Mollye

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05
Jun
08

SMELLIN GOOD IN THE KITCHEN

Now nobody in the world loves bread puddin more than I, but I want to breakaway from the puddin and share with you the easiest okra and tomatoes in the entire world!  Now for you to get the full benefit of the rich flavors you MUST use home grown produce and even if you don’t grow it in your garden, you will find it in all supermarkets this time of year.  Just don’t use frozen okra, and buy the tomatoes that you know are homegrown.    And I use an iron skillet in cooking everything but am sure it will work in any kind.

I melt a little butter or margerine and add about 1/2 cup chopped onion and when sauteed, I add as much whole uncooked okra as I think we will eat with some leftover (probably a pound or so) and chopped fresh tomatoes (1 large will probably be plenty).  I stir and turn the fire down low and add a little salt and pepper and cover and cook just until the okra is tender.  No need to add water or liquids as the tomatoes provide enough.  Try it, you’ll love it.  Southern cooking at it’s best.

BON APPETIT, Mollye

 

 

29
May
08

Happy Anniversary to my Hubby

Four years ago today and it seems as if it has been twenty-five…fifty… while still  as new as one.

All my life and after two marriages; one ending in divorce and the other in death, I  always had the qualities in my mind of what the ideal husband would posess. You have them all.

I had grown comfortable in living alone and was not looking for you. 

 God answered the prayer I did not pray.  It was the same prayer I had prayed for so many years and finally stopped.  He heard me the first time but chose to answer when His time was right.  How thankful I am.

What a beautiful day we had four years ago today overlooking the water on Beaver’s Bend in Oklahoma at sunset.  The flower petals scattered around the rocky path as the torches glowed against the grey of night.  Our close family there to support our vows.  And the amazing 4 tier wedding cake made by a daughter who had rarely even put together a boxed cake mix.  It was a wonderous sight to behold.  Awesome.  A granddaughter  who played her flute before the ceremony and a son who walked me down the path to meet you.  Our initials carved in the tree as only youngsters do. 

We’re come a long way in four years.  We now know what the senior years have to offer. Much of which involves BenGay, Corn Pads and Inhalers.

But at the end of the day and the first thing each morning when our eyes meet and we say “I Love You”, it comes so natural.  From the heart.  The two hearts that beat almost as one.

Happy Anniversary, my precious one.  How I love you.

28
May
08

WEDNESDAY’S WOMEN I ADMIRE

Do you ever reflect on the women who have made a difference in your life?  Oh yea,  of course we couldn’t do without the men.  Well duh….it did take one to get us here.  But that is another story in itself.  But the women………our sisters, our friends, the ones we see from afar.  They teach, nurture, console and a little of all the ones we look up to become a small part of who we are.  There have been so many wonderful women in my life and today I’d like to remember a few of them.

1.  My Mom who gave me so much of herself………most especially her creativeness and her sense of humor.

2.  My neighbor, Cheryl who is the hardest worker I know.

3.  My late mother-in-law, “Miz Pearl” who exemplified goodness.

4.  My on-line soul pal, Deena for her great courage and faith.

5.  Miss Ouida in Golden, Oklahoma, the matriarch of the entire community.

6.  Paula Abdul for always having a kind word.

7.  Jessica, my son’s girlfriend for being a super mom to her children.

8.  All my online art buddies who inspire and share of themselves.

and last but not least…………………..

9.  My oldest daughter, Lori for her great entreprenurial spirit and supportive nature.

10. My youngest daughter, Shari for her quest to work hard to better the lives of her family.

 

These are but a few and for each of these there is so much more I could say but I consider myself blessed to be able to take a smidgen of each one and strive to apply it to my own character.

 

09
May
08

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

To ALL of you, my sweet blogger friends.  What an inspiration you are to me.  I hope your day is wonderful, peaceful, and full of God’s Blessings.  May it be everything you hope for and more.

 

Twenty years ago today I said “goodbye” to my Mother and did not see her again until one hour before her death.  November 19, 1988.  Twenty years…….such a long time.  Such fleeting time.  I miss you Mom.  What a difference it would be if we could have that time back.  I pray for the time with you one day where there will be no arguments, no quarrels and no resentments.  Only loving feelings and the chance to say “I’m sorry”.

We sometimes do not get the chance to say “I’m sorry” here on earth.  What a pity we do not realize it before it is too late.

My Mother was just a hoot!  She was so creative and frugal.  She could tell a joke with the best of them and what a keen mind she had.  Trivial persuit, scrabble, and jeopardy were a piece of cake for her.  She passed down many traits to me that I am grateful for today, and she had so many admirable qualities and virtues that went un-noticed and un-appreciated.

But she was above all my Mother and I have to keep reminding myself that as a mother, she held no grudges, she forgave me and she always loved me.  I know this because she was a mother.  She was my Mother.  That is what we as mother’s do.  We forgive.  We overlook.  We love.

Peace and Blessings to you all.  Mollye

 

19
Mar
08

Easter Blessings

vintage-flowers.jpgI I want to wish all of you the most joyous Easter ever.  From bunnies, chicks, Jelly beans, hard boiled eggs and white shoes. New growth sprouting from the earth, birds singing and children laughing, let us enjoy and celebrate and especially let us give Thanks and Praise to Jesus Christ who loves us so.

Spread some love and Smile at someone grumpy.  Smiles are so contageous.   

Peace and Blessings from my home to yours, Mollye

29
Feb
08

Caught In The Act

caught-in-the-act.jpgThe old saying “Don’t Bite The Hand That Feeds You” here

should say”Don’t Tear Up The Blanket That Warms You”.  Ho hum…..

gonna be a chilly critter day today!