Monday, September 19, 2011

Some Great Salsa

TH and I found some great salsa.  There is a little place at Broken Bow called "The HoneyBear Ranch".
They have home grown veggies and some home-canned goods.  We stopped in one day this summer and spent over an hour looking around and visiting with the Mister HoneyBear that owns the place.  He was very interesting to talk to and is like a super gardener or something.  He had all kinds of advise for TH about the tomatoes that would not grow.   This is the salsa.

It is just what it says it is.  Smokey Fire Roasted.  When I opened the jar and got a big whiff it smelled just like the smoker when TH is smoking meat.  There are little bits of blackened stuff on the tomatoes also and it  has just right amount of kick.  It is some yummy stuff.

Friday, September 16, 2011


I love this kid.  I love softball.  I love this kid playing softball. 
She is the oldest of our grandchildren.  I lovingly refer to her as the big one even though she is a tiny little thing, but she is the oldest.

Her Papa calls her Princess.  He gives all the grandkids a nickname.  It is his thing!

Our girl's team lost.  But we enjoyed seeing her play.
We love you, Princess.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Grandma's Peaches and Cream Pie

Trophy Husband has been going to Porter, Oklahoma and buying peaches.  I mean peaches, peaches, peaches!  They are yummy.  But, as with any other fruit or vegetable that is in season, if you have lots of them, then you have to find ways to cook with or preserve them before they rot away!  So here is my recipe for Peaches and Cream Pie.
You will need fresh peaches, an unbaked pie crust, sugar, flour, heavy cream, cinnamon and an egg (which I forgot to put in the picture). Okay so I ran out of cinnamon and had to use pumpkin pie spice, but it is all good!  And yes....I can make a killer homemade pie crust, but I had this boxed store bought one in the freezer and I needed to use it.

Peel and slice the peaches into nice big chunks.  Taste a couple of small slices to make sure that they are good.

Place the unbaked pie crust into a pie pan, spoon the peach slices into the crust.  Mix together the sugar and flour, sprinkle over the peaches.

Pour the cream over the top.

Sprinkle with cinnamon, then use a second pie crust to make a lattice top.

Just pretty as a picture!

Here is the full recipe.

5 - 6 large peaches, peeled
1 recipe (2-crust) pie crust
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup heavy cream
Cinnamon to taste
1 egg
1 Tbs. sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cut peaches into large slices.  Spoon peaches evenly into pie shell.  Top with mixture of sugar and flour.  Pour cream on top.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.  Cut second pie crust into strips and lay on top to form a lattice-top.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350 degrees.  Bake for 45 minutes.  Beat together egg and 1 Tbs. sugar, remove pie from oven after 45 minutes and brush top with egg-sugar wash.  Return to oven and bake for an additional 15 minute.
May substitute Splenda for sugar.  Use 1/2 the amount.
Place a baking sheet on the oven rack under the pie, this does boil over and makes a big mess.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I love drying clothes on the clothesline.  I love the smell and feel of freshly dried towels and washcloths.  I love feeling like I have just cheated on my utility bill. 
I don't dry all of my clothes outside, just towels, washcloths, kitchen towels and dishcloths....and jeans.  Yes blue jeans.  If you will look to the left side of this picture you will see jeans.  What I love about drying jeans on the clothesline is that the sun and heat does something magical to my body when I put on my favorite pair of jeans that have dried on the line.... I lose about 5 pounds immediately.  It makes me feel so good!  And isn't that what life is about?

So if you can dry your clothes outside, it will make you smile.

Have a great day....Love, Nana

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Going Away

Happy September everyone, hopefully this month will bring cooler weather and some much needed rain.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have been affected by the wildfires over the past few days.

We are going away for the Labor Day weekend.  Broken Bow here we come.  A few days of nothing but sitting on the porch will be good for me.  For those of you who may find your way here, I will not have a post until I get back.  No computer and no Internet.  Also when I get back, I am going to start posting about Broken Bow.  It is our little get-away and TH and I love it!  So everyone enjoy the holiday and stay safe.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sunny Days

When you own an older or rather "Senior" small breed dog, you will come to realize that they are like little old people.  They don't like their routine to be changed and they get cold pretty easily.
Bunt loves hot sunny days... He loves to just stand in the sunshine or stroll around.

Sniff. Sniff. Sniff. Who has been here?

Have they been over here too?  I am going to have to stay on guard!

Oh of my best friends!

If you love dogs and don't have one, get one they will make you smile!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Noble County

I love barns...big barns, little barns, old barns, dilapidated barns, just barns.  I don't know why but I do.  When TH (trophy husband) is driving and I have nothing else to do I look out my window and see barns.  I always want to stop and take pictures, but we are usually in a hurry to get to point B and don't pull over.  But, I am going to make an effort from now on to try and do a little more stopping and picture taking

This is my most favorite barn, it is located in Noble County and I just love it.