Sunday, September 28, 2008
Today's simple cleaning tip is stop buying those rollers to get up hairs, buy one pair of gloves with waffle finger tips. What do you do with a depleted roller? Most people put them in the trash. Me too but to keep more plastic out of the landfills, you can use rubber gloves to rub over a surface and the hairs roll up and then you can pick them up and toss them out.
Lets think about labels. They are necessary to show size and how to clean and they even list what the items are made from. But I just hate the beggars and cut them out of each and every thing. Why not put all this info on a stamp like the Hanes company or on the package. Nuf said.
New Apple Crisp
1 box yellow cake mix
2 - 3 Tbsp of brown sugar
2 Tsp of cinnamon
1 stick of butter
1 cup chopped pecans
Thoroughly mix the first three ingredients and then with a pastry tool cut the soften butter into mixture. It will be very lumpy. Put the chopped pecans and thinly sliced apples into the lumpy mixture and stir until all the apples and pecans are well coated. Put this into a grease sheet pan and cook at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. As soon as you take it from the oven, pour Carmel sauce over the hot crisp. Serve with ice cream .
The kitty justice is that both things shared today are SIMPLE but good.
Friday, September 26, 2008
I think it dressed up the old 1964 kitchen.
This replaced the Frig that died. It arrived Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Prince had already made a few cuts before it dawned on me to take a picture of the tree that had fallen. Actually it was only half the tree as the other half is still standing.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
We are having more foggy mornings now that it has begun to be cool in the dawn.
This made of cold mornings that I would awake as a child and when I arrived at the kitchen Mother would have a big plate of home made biscuits and Chocolate Gravy. So I will be sharing the recipe for the gravy today.
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp all purpose flour
3 Tbsp cocoa
2 cups milk
2 eggs yolks
2 Tsp of vanilla
Butter to taste
Mother would use a fork and mix the flour and cocoa together and then add the sugar and stir so the dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Beat the eggs yolks into the milk. In a saucepan or skillet, put the milk mixture and stir in the dry ingredients (slowly) If you dump it in it will LUMP LUMP LUMP.After the dry ingredients have been added , stir in the vanilla. You cook the gravy over low heat and constantly stirring for about 25 minutes. After it thicken, add butter to taste. Serve over homemade biscuits.
Stand back and listen to the mumms and ahhs. Puts a smile on a hungry kids face.
The kitty justice if I was still a kid, I would have someone to cook my breakfast.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Prince took this sunset from the parking lot of our local Sam's Wholesale Store. I thought the clouds were glorious and we on the hill do not get this much sky from a sunset. That in itself made it special plus Prince took it. Oh come on I can be sappy because after all these years I LOVE HIM MORE.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
2 sixteen now fifteen ounce(have you noticed how cans are getting smaller) cans of hominy
1 four ounce can of mild green chiles
1 1/2 cup of sour cream
1 1/2 cup of sharp Cheddar cheese
Mix all together and put into a greased baking dish. Cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Some folks use 2 cans of chiles. If you like a little more zest, use hot chiles.
When I told Prince we were having hominy with the pork chops, he was quick to say "I don't like hominy." I put it on his plate and after the first bite, he said it was good the way I had it spiced up.
Kitty's Apple Cake
1 box yellow cake mix
1 small box french vanilla instant pudding
1/4 cup canola oil
1 fifteen ounce can of crushed pineapples (do not drain)
Using a sheet cake pan, spray it with Baker Joy then line the bottom with pecan halves, top this with a layer of brown sugar, dot with paper thin butter patties (I only used about dozen) slice up five apples into paper thin slices and layer the thin thin slices on top of the other layers. Mix up the first five ingredients and spread on top of the layers. Cook for thirty minutes in a 350 degree oven. Reduce heat to 300 degrees and cook ten more minutes. It is done if it does not shake in the middle.
I had bought a new sheet cake pan with a cover and was just dying to try it out and I searched for an apple cake recipe (we still have a yard full of apples and pears) but none hit the furry spot so I thought I can do better than these.
The Kitty Justice is that it was so good Mimi said write it down before you forget how you made it.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
On a happier note here is my Chocolate Solider which I put outside too early and the cool weather almost made it history. I think it has recovered very well.
A closer look. It is a member of the violet family so it cannot take cool weather. It will be the first plant I move back inside. The first one I ever saw of these was at The Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson.
Purple Jew was looking rather ragged so I cut it off and threw all but tips over board (I now have a carpet of the stuff below the porch) It will grow very rapidly and drape over the sides. I usually put this out in the hall so I can see it from the kitchen as I work.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
This is my Brain Head Katuz ( ole spell check didn't like this , LOL) and since it is not to get any water, I put it under the glass table. There is a place at the bottom of the table to put a plant. I thought it was a nice touch.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Labor Day was one where I pulled two wheel barrels of weeds and I only went outside to cut the snake out of my bird netting which protects my hosta from the roving deer herd. I have had the bad luck of catching three snakes this year so next year I plan to omit the netting and just spray the hosta with deer repellent.
Now this tomboy woman is not afraid of snakes nor will I run from them. Heck I am much bigger than them. Most will run from y'all. My aversion to getting them out of the netting is the odor. I keep saying to myself as I whack away the netting "Breath through your mouth, breath through your mouth. "
The kitty justice is by the time you find them in the netting they are VERY DEAD.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
The Kitty Justice is I used only about ten to make the Apple Crisp not one for the Record Book.