Sunday, January 20, 2013

Kitty in the Pot

The other day I looked out the window and noticed my kitty in an empty pot. She was watching something intently!
I don't think she wanted to be seen!
Watch out cardinals! My kitty is waiting for you to fly down for a bath or drink. (The above photos are cloudy because my window was not very clean!)
Kitty doesn't look happy to see me! I think I scared her birds away!
Y'all come back,

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

First Lemon Curd

One of my students brought some lovely Meyer Lemons to me for Christmas. I finally found some spare time to try making Lemon Curd. Oh my, it is wonderful. I am definitely addicted. I have always loved lemon. My Grandma used to make meringue pies. Lemon was my favorite. Every once in a long while, we would get donuts for a treat when I was younger. The lemon-filled was my favorite. 
I found a recipe that calls for creaming the ingredients before cooking.
It is definitely a keeper. Try it here.
It will bring a ray of sunshine to your winter days!
We are thrilled in south Texas to have had some cloudy and rainy weather! The rain is much needed. 
I have been home all week with the flu.(The curd was actually made last week. I'm not blogging in real time!)
Y'all come back,

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Bourbon Balls for New Year's Eve

Bourbon balls are a holiday favorite among SOME of my family.  This year, I didn't get them made in time for Christmas, so I made them for New Year's Eve.
All you need is a few ingredients and a little time!
Granny's Bourbon Balls

3 cups vanilla wafers, finely crushed. (11 oz. box)
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup bourbon

Mix all ingredients, then blend in bourbon. Shape into a large ball. Then pinch off pieces and roll into little balls. Roll the balls in powdered sugar and store in an airtight container.

I think I'll have a few to celebrate getting all my Christmas decorations packed and ready for the attic!

C'all Yum Back! LOL

Thursday, January 3, 2013


This is my Grandma Bessie. She is my paternal grandmother. Last October she celebrated her 92nd birthday. She is holding her first great-great-grandchild. Or at least I guess that the correct term. Feel free to correct me!
Here she is with her great-grandson and his wife. (The proud parents.) She still lives in her house on about 60 acres. Oh, the memories we've made there.


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