Gertrude's thought's Blog at (7/2009)

Gertrude's thought's

Jul. 31, 2009 5:33 am 
Can you believe the temperature?  I just had to put on a jacket to hang clothes on the line!  Wow!  I won't complain about having to turn my air conditioner off!  Well today is Abby's official 14th birthday.  She was born at 9:00 am by c section on this day.  The… MORE
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Jul. 30, 2009 5:13 am 
Updated: Jul. 30, 2009 4:46 pm
Well I have gone to the doctor and got some meds and am feeling a little better.  I will go be going to work today.  I work part time at a local grocery store.  Tonight we are going to have leftover steak sandwiches.  I didn't feel like eating a whole lot yesterday due to… MORE
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Jul. 29, 2009 4:51 am 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2009 5:26 am
Does anyone else think that gnocchi look like the big grubs that they eat on the discovery channel?  I think they sound great but if I ever make them I will have to make them look like little balls or something else.  I just was wondering if I am the only weird one about this! … MORE
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Jul. 29, 2009 4:44 am 
Hard to believe it is July!  The temperature is 55 degrees right now.  Well we finished up our summer book reading program yesterday and it was a success.  We averaged around 80 kids.  Of course, I started out with a sore throat and then after reading books I could tell my… MORE
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Jul. 28, 2009 8:39 am 
Updated: Jul. 28, 2009 10:59 pm
I don't know if I am doing this right because this is my first blog!  Gertrude is my Grandma's name and everyone says I am her reincarnated.    We just had 16 people over for Abby's 14th birthday party and it was a success!  I picked up 10lbs of flat iron steaks from MK… MORE
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About Me
I learned to cook watching my mom and my Grandma's cook - who all are the best in the world! I have huge garden and I can a lot of stuff for winter. My daughter would'nt dream of eating a pie that was store bought! And we raise chickens. There is nothing that compares to farm fresh eggs. They just make your baked goods taste better.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food! If it's fattening, chocolate or salty I'm in! I love to take leftovers and transform them into something wow!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom always made sugar cookies with us kids at Christmas time and do the same thing now! I used to love to pick out a recipe and Mom would let me got to town in the kitchen! At Christmas I also make tons of candy's, breads, and cookies that I give away to neighbors and family for gifts.
My cooking triumphs
I love to enter canned goods and baked goods in the county fair! I have won quite a few ribbons! I recently had a recipe published in Nebraska Life Magazine's cookbook. I was so excited.
My cooking tragedies
One time I tried to make pierogies when I was about 15. Well I didn't realize how much a cast iron skillet would smoke when it got hot! I ended up filling the house with a lovely smokey aroma! I never have made them again! Another time I tried to make chicken satay, and my husband and daughter about gagged when they tried the sauce. As they said peanut butter doesn't go with chicken! But I loved it. They were scraping the sauce off the chicken. They won't let me live that one down!
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