Monday, April 23, 2007

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

(Salata Meze)

8 ounce - Green Beans
3 – Small Zucchini, cut into ½ inch slices
1 Small Cauliflower, separated into flowerets
½ Cup Olive or Vegetable Oil
¼ Cup Lemon Juice
1 Teaspoon Salt
½ Teaspoon Sugar
½ Teaspoon Dried Oregano Leaves
1 Clove Garlic, finely chopped
Lettuce Leaves
1 Small Onion, sliced and separated into rings
Cherry Tomatoes,cut into halves
Black Olives

In a 3 – quart saucepan add 1 cup water and ½ teaspoon salt.
Bring to a boil,add beans;cover and simmer 5 minutes.Then
Add zucchini and cauliflower.Heat to boiling;reduce heat.
Cover and cook just until tender,about 5 minutes.Drain.
Place vegetables in shallow dish.

Mix oil,lemon juice,salt,sugar,oregano,and garlic;pour
Over vegetables.Cover and refrigerate, spooning marinade
Over vegetables occasionally, at least 2 hours.
Drain vegetables and place on lettuce lined dish
Top with onion rings,cherry tomatoes and olives.
Also great with crumbled feta cheese

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, juice reserved
  • 2 apples, peeled and cored
  • 1 (21 ounce) can peach pie filling
  • 2 bananas, peeled and diced
  • 3 kiwis
  • 1 pint strawberries

  1. In a small bowl, toss the chopped apples in reserved pineapple juice. Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine the peach pie filling and pineapple chunks.
  3. Remove apples from pineapple juice and add to pie filling and pineapple mixture. Add chopped bananas to reserved pineapple juice and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Peel and slice kiwi and 1/2 of strawberries. Chop the other 1/2 of strawberries and set aside.
  5. Remove bananas from pineapple juice and add to pie filling mixture. Add chopped strawberries; toss together.
  6. Arrange kiwi slices around the edge of the serving bowl and alternate with strawberry slices. Chill and serve.



Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine
day. One remarked to the other, "Windy, isn't it?"

"No," the second man replied, "it's Thursday."

And the third man chimed in, "So am I. Let's have a beer."

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Country Style Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings

1 1/3 Cup Flour.......................................................Sift together
1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1/3 Cup Shortening................................................Cut in

1/4 Cup Milk...........................................................Add and blend into a soft dough.Roll into a soft
dough.Roll into a 12 - inch square and cut into
4 squares.

4 apples,cored and peeled.....................................Place one in each squares

4 Tablespoon Brown Sugar...................................Put 1 Tablespoon and white sugar into core
4 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar opening and over each apple,top with butter
Butter and sprinkle with cinnamon.Bring up corners
Cinnamon of dough and press to hold.Pinch edges together.

1 Cup Sugar.............................................................Combine and boil 5 minutes
1/2 Cup Water Place apple dumplings in buttered baking dish,
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon pour in syrup,and bake 400 degrees 30 - 35
minutes,until apples are tender and dough

Batter Fried Frog Legs

Cherokee Frog Legs

1 Egg -Beaten
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Pounds Frog Legs
1/2 Cup Corn Meal
1/8 Teaspoon Pepper
1/2 Cup Cooking Oil

Mix the egg,corn meal,salt,and pepper together to form a batter.
Dip the frog legs into the batter,then fry in the oil in a large, heavy skillet for 25 minutes,turning so that they brown evenly on all sides. Makes 4 - 6 servings

Cherokee Huckleberry Bread

Huckleberry or Blueberry

2 Cups Self-rising Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Milk
2 Cups Berries--Huckleberry or Blueberry
1 Egg
1 Stick Butter
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Cream eggs,butter,and sugar together.Add flour,milk,and vanilla.
Sprinkle flour on berries to prevent them from going to the bottom.
Add berries to mixture.Put in baking pan and bake in oven at 350 degrees
Approx. 40 minutes or until done.

In Honor of Virginia Tech

This is my way to remember :9 - 11 , The War , Collenbine , and now Virginia Tech.

And Just How Short and Precious Each Life an Day Is !


"A house becomes a home when you can write
"I love you" on the furniture."

And my house is sure a home!!

I can't tell you how many countless hours
that I have spent CLEANING!

I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend
making sure things were just perfect --
"in case someone came over."
Then I realized one day that no-one came over;
they were all out living life and having fun!

Now, when people visit, I find no need to
explain the "condition" of my home.
They are more interested in hearing about
the things I've been doing while I was
away living life and having fun.
If you haven't figured this out yet,
please heed this advice.

Life is short. Enjoy it!
Dust if you must,

but wouldn't it be better to
paint a picture or write a letter,

spend time with a friend

bake a cake or

plant a seed, go play golf,
ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time,
with rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
music to hear, songs to sing and books to read,
friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world's out

there with the sun in your eyes,
the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow,
a shower of rain.
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go -- and go you must --
you, yourself will make more dust!

Share this with all the wonderful people in your life!

It's not what you gather, but what you scatter
that tells what kind of life you have lived.

Live well, Love much, Laugh often!