I don’t know if it’s because
fall is in the air, or it’s just the mood I’m in, but I have been feeling very
I’ve been reading magazines and cookbooks and finding myself staring off into space, dreaming.
I like to collect pictures and quotes from books and magazines and I paste and/or scribble it all in a scrapbook.
These are some quotes I found the other day from an old issue of “Country Home”:
*a warm welcome that makes friends and family want to stay
*a simple place to relax and get away, not pretentious
*treasures of a lifetime, whatever brings a smile and evokes a memory
*fondness for the old and a creative touch that blends the new
*the sound of birds and the smell of flowers through an open window
*lots of good food to share” Feb. 1998
And, speaking of food:
I found a fantastic recipe yesterday. It was so satisfying that I danced around the kitchen, provoking wide eyes and a comment from my 3 year old, something about being crazy. I’m thrilled with the recipe because it reminds me of the wonderful, fragrant, homey, and filling Amish cooking I had in Lancaster County, PA.
Beef and Noodles
salt and pepper to taste 1/2 c. butter
3 to 4 pound beef roast 3 T. flour
3 T. vinegar 3/4 c. cold water
3/4 c. warm water 16 oz. medium egg noodles,
48 oz. can beef broth uncooked
Salt and pepper both sides of the roast; place in a slow cooker. Add vinegar and warm water; heat on low setting all day, about 8 hours. Shred with 2 forks; set aside. Pour broth from slow cooker into a Dutch oven; add beef broth and butter. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer. In a small bowl, whisk flour into cold water; gradually stir into broth mixture. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes; add noodles. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes; stir in shredded beef. Heat until noodles are soft. Serves 6 to 8.
“We enjoy everything we have, and we like to look at it every single day”
“Cruise, no. Fancy dinner, no. We said, ‘Let’s go antiquing!'”
wonderful place to live.
Every morning we start out the day sitting on the porch,
watching the geese on the pond.
I have a sign that says, Be Thankful
and every day we say we’re thankful
that we’re here.”