Sunday, March 30, 2008

Breakfast To Go

I need your help. This time I want your recipes. Recently, my company transferred me from a local office to a regional office. My commute went from 20 minutes to 90 minutes. Needless to say, I don't have much time in the morning to eat breakfast. Sure, I could run by a fast food place and grab an egg and biscuit combo, but that gets expensive, not to mention full of fat.

What I am looking for are some easy recipes that I can either fix the night before or quickly in the morning to eat on my drive to work. If you have any such recipe, please feel free to post it in the comments section of the blog, or email them to me directly at and I'll include them in future posts here.

Thanks a bunch. I'll look forward to your recipes.


Friday, March 7, 2008

Snowed in

They said on television that it's been ten years since this part of Indiana has had as much snow as we are getting right now. By tomorrow afternoon, we could have as much as ten inches. If that happens, we'll be snowed in with drifts of up to two feet in our driveway.

Why is it when you're stranded at home, you crave certain foods? My daughter wanted pumpkin pie and is in the kitchen making one right now. Her first, as a matter of fact and her orders were that we were not to help her unless she asks. So far, she only had one question. Although, I got in a bit of trouble when she over heard me asking my husband if she had checked the oven and then pre-heated. "I can hear you, and I did that already." So, even though I'm a little nervous about turning the kitchen over to her, she's old enough to cook and should learn more kitchen skills.

She's using the recipe from the can of pumpkin, but below I have listed my grandmother's recipe for pumpkin pie. I don't think there's anything better than a recipe that has been handed down from mother to daughter. I picked up one of those spiral-bound journals the other day and plan on recording the recipes of some of my daughter's favorite dishes that I fix and give it to her when she moves out someday. This pumpkin pie recipe will be included.

Grandma's Pumpkin Pie
2-15 oz. cans of pumpkin
4 eggs
3/4 C. evaporated milk
3 T. flour
2 C. sugar
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 t. cinnamon

Preheat over to 350 degrees f. Beat eggs, sugar and milk together. Add spices and flour. Mix well. Pour into two pie crusts and bake for about 1 hour.

Sunday, March 2, 2008


I'm happy to report that we now have hot water again. My husband did a wonderful job of installing our new water heater, even though he's not a plumber. Of course, he couldn't have done it with out my help. LOL