Gertrude's thought's Blog at (7/2010)

Gertrude's thought's

Jul. 30, 2010 5:05 am 
Updated: Jul. 30, 2010 5:15 pm
Tomato Soup 5 quarts of diced tomato 6 small onions 1 bunch celery 5 whole cloves 1 cup sugar 1 cup flour 1/3 cup salt 1/2 cup butter, melted Dice the onions and celery; place in a large stockpot with the cloves and cook until the vegetables are tender (add water to keep from… MORE
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Jul. 30, 2010 4:57 am 
Updated: Jul. 30, 2010 10:22 am
I can't believe my daughter is turning 15 tomorrow!  WOW where does the time go?  And of course no birthday can go by without a party!  She wants silver dollars like we make on vacation! They are hamburger patties with a slice of onion on each side wrapped in foil and placed on the coals of a… MORE
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Jul. 24, 2010 8:21 am 
Updated: Jul. 30, 2010 5:09 am
It finally cooled off a  little here in Nebraska!  I am working for a few hours at the local library and my hubby is working in the garden.  He is tilling and then going to dig all the onions and potatos.  I hope he is done when I get home! Hehehehe!  Does anyone else can their potatoes?  We… MORE
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Jul. 11, 2010 9:35 am 
Updated: Jul. 11, 2010 10:51 am
Just bought 7 fresh peaches and made a great cobbler!  We had some rain last night so I can't do a whole lot outside so I am cleaning house, and making a homemade lasagna and some cheese stuffed garlic bread!!!  Hope everyone else is having a great Sunday like mine! MORE
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Jul. 5, 2010 4:11 pm 
Updated: Jul. 11, 2010 9:33 am
It is getting close to canning time at this house!  I can't wait to make my salsa's and other homemade goodies!  I have tried some new recipes lately to see if I want to can them and am very excited.  I made bourbon bbq sauce, and blackberry bbq sauce and they were great!  It's getting close… 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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