Thursday, August 23, 2012

Peach Crisp
I went to our local farmers market a couple of day ago and bought a few peaches.  Oh my, how I love fresh peaches!  Well I waited until they were good and ripe.
This is really a very simple and easy desert.  You could easily change this to apples, pears or blueberry like my friend Bonnie did.

Combine first three ingredients and place in a lightly greased baking dish.  I used a pie dish.  
Combine remaining ingredients and sprinkle over peaches.  Bake at 350 degree for about 30 minutes and topping is starting to brown.
That's it! 

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Hope you are having a great day!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Home Alone

Well, I knew it was going to happen sooner or later.  My baby girl has moved off for college.  
We would laugh and joke about how I would take it.  Well it's all true!
  I cried like a baby!
Carmen and I have been real close this summer, more than usual.  Her job didn't come through like she was planning, so it has been just the two of us.  
So between summer classes, beach and shopping we have been together.  Oh and did I say shopping!  We bought all the stuff that goes with a new apartment. 
I just got an iPhone this summer and here are a few photos we snapped.
 You know girls, we love to take pictures.


I don't want to go into a long diatribe about missing her and all that emo stuff. Ha ha! Because if I do I'll start crying again. I'm sure you can relate about missing someone.  Plus she is only two and half hours from here!
Wishing you all a great week!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

 Boyhood Home of General John J. Pershing

While I was home visiting my sister, she took a different route home from the air port.  I haven't been this way in years! I spotted the exit to the Pershing family home in Laclede, Mo.  Laclede was once many years ago a rail road town.  Walt Disney was born not far from here.
Pershing was a Commander during WW1 and was born in 1860.  His family moved from a log cabin this house when he was a young boy.  He was a graduate from West Point and  later was appointed to General of the Armies of the United States.  He and George Washington were the only persons to ever have held that rank.  He died in 1948.


This is Prairie Mound School.  He taught at this school very early in his career.  
There is so much more about this very influential General.  If you have the time you should read up on some of our great American history.
Unfortunately we were there on a Sunday and the building was closed. It was an extremely hot day at the time.  Missouri has been in a horrible drought, along with most of the mid-west.  Most farmers have lost their crops as I'm sure many of you all know.
This has been the worst drought since the dust bowl times of the "30s.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Tabouli Salad

I have been missing in action . Ha ha!  Summer has been very hectic around here. 
 I went to Missouri to visit family and friends and finally got back this week.  I tried to pack in as much as possible.
  My family is coming over for dinner tonight so I went looking for something light and refreshing.  Tomatoes and cucumbers came to mind!

2 ripe tomatoes chopped in small pieces
1 cucumber chopped in small chunks
1/2 cup Bulgar wheat
1 bunch finely chopped parsley
juice of 1 lemon
1 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 or 2 finely chopped green onion
Salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the bulgar according to package directions. Add all remaining ingredients. Refrigerate. 
All of my ingredients are approximate. You can add more or less as you feel like. This is so easy.

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