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Monday, September 30, 2013

Tip Tuesday--National Homemade Cookie Day

It's official, Tuesday October 1st is National Homemade Cookie Day.  Let me go on the record and state that my favorite cookies are soft cookies.  Though I've seriously never met a cookie I didn't like.

A few weeks ago my friend Katy who makes great cupcakes and super good frosted cookies gave me some cookies that she had leftover from back to school night. She had planned to take them with us to the women's retreat, but in our rush to get out the door, they were forgotten.

Always one ready to help out a friend, I volunteered to take them off her hands.  Because they were almost a week old, they were starting to get a little crispy.  When I brought them home I wanted to soften them up.  So I put them all in a plastic container with a slice of bread.  The next day they were super soft again and magically delicious!  You can even see a soft broken piece at the bottom of the flower.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Weekly Menu 9/28+

I’ve decided to take a slower pace at getting back into the menu blogging, one that mirrors a little closer to the reality that we are living these days.  We are eating every day; goodness knows I won’t miss a meal on purpose.  However, I have not been cooking something new seven days a week. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Welcome Mr. Goose

Please welcome Lucy Goosey or Mr. Goose

We really aren't sure of the gender, so we tend to call it 'the goose'.

He was incubated by a fellow church member who had been incubating and hatching chicken eggs.  When he started to grow into a full sized goose he needed to find a new home in the country.  City life was not for him.  I don't think Austin minds chickens, but geese can get a little louder than chickens.

After the passing of Aflac, Mrs. K asked if we would be interested in a new member of the flock.  We were agreeable and so the goose came to live with us.  At first he would follow any of us around when we were outside as he had been more of a pet and companion when he lived in town.

Mr. Goose is also not fond of the big tank, though he did stay in the water a bit longer than the ducks when they were introduced.  However, once he found his way out, he came right back to the house and started pal-ing around with Daffy and the hens.

Look what a good lucking duck Daffy has become.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Grocery Deals 9/18+

Hello?  Is this thing on??? Hi, remember me?  Well I'm almost fully back from a bit of a blog vacation.  Hang in there, if you want.  But I have heard from at least two of you that you were missing the weekly ads, so back by popular (is two popular??) demand... 

Sprouts    raspberries 1.25 (vs $3 Randalls), organic apples .68/lb. (vs .88 HEB), watermelon $4, pears .98/lb., cluster tomatoes .98/lb., broccoli .98/lb., celery .98, peppers .48, onions .68/lb., boneless chicken 1.98/lb., (bulk cut) pepper jack cheese 2.99/lb.
HEB           strawberries .98/lb, red grapes 1.27/lb, avocados .50 (vs. 68 Sprouts), potatoes .98/5#, broccoli .88/lb (vs .98 Sprouts), tomatoes .98/lb, squash .88/lb, chicken or pork fajitas 1.97/lb, legs/thighs $1/lb, sirloin steak 3.97/lb, ice cream 3.50,

Randalls    boneless chicken 1.99/lb, 80% lean ground beef