Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lost Post-Cobbler

Hiya... so this is the recipe from one of the lost posts. If you would like something you can print let me know and I can email you the word file. XOXO

Gramma Louella's Surprise Cobbler—Revised

Original Recipe

* 1 ½ Cup Bisquick

* 1 Cup Sugar

* ½ Cup Melted Butter or Margerine (one stick)

* 1-2 ½ Large cans fruit (Gramma says the more the better, my favorite is apricots)

* ¾ Cup Milk

* 3-4 Tbsp Corn Starch

1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Drain the fruit, reserving about ½ cup of liquid. Heat in medium saucepan on the stove. You can add sugar If you would like the fuite sweeter. Bring fruit to a light boil.

3. While the fruit is cooking, mix together the bisquick, sugar, melted butter and milk. The batter will feel somewhat thick.

4. Depending on how thick you want the fruit to be, add 3-4 tablespoons to the reserved liquid and pour into the fruit. Stirring until thickened. If you want the fruit thicker, you can add more corn starch.

5. Spray a long baking pan and add the hot fruit.

6. Pour or spoon the bisquick mixture over the fruit. Don't worry if it doesn't cover the entore top completely. It will rise and spread out durring the baking process.

7. Sprinkle the top with an extra ¼ cup of sugar if desired.

8. Bak for 20-30 minutes until a skewer in the middle comes out clean.

Revised Recipe-Fruit Only

* 3 Cups Sliced Rhubarb

* 3 Cups Sliced Strawberries

* 1 Large Can Apricots (you can supstitute fresh Apricots, I would guess about 2 cups)

* ½ Cup Sugar

* 1 Tblsp Butter

* 3-4 Tblsp Corn Starch

1. Melt butter in medium saucepan.

2. Add sliced rhubarb and cook for about 5 minutes until softened.

3. Add strawberries and sugar.

4. Drain apricots reserving about ¼- ½ cup liquid. Add to pan.

5. Mix together the reserved liquid corn starch. Once the fruit comes to a boil add the mixture and stir until thickened.

6. Follow the original recipe for topping and baking.

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Letter to a Long Ago Friend

I lost you fourteen years ago. I'm not sure how or why, but somewhere along the way our friendship just vanished.

Did we just grow apart, or did we disagree and just never recover? I wish I knew...I wish I could remember.

Maybe I lacked the bravery and the knowledge to keep out friendship growing. Maybe it became too hard and with so many other things in life, I just gave up.

I hate to think that I gave up on a friendship that spanned our adolescent and teenage years. Maybe we were meant to part. Maybe adulthood was never meant to be a part of our story. Were we friends simply because our circumstances united us, or was there a spark there that kept us close? Sometimes, I wonder what our friendship would look like today.

I watch you from a distance now. I'm not quite sure I let go, but I am no longer holding on. I haven't spoken your name or heard your voice in almost a decade...but I'm so proud of you. I've seen who you've become. You have bravely and honestly pursued the life you have been given and accomplished so many things that you always wanted to do.

I know that you will never read this, but if there is one thing I could tell you, it would be this...I will always be in the background, standing in the shadows cheering you on. 

Sent from my iPad

Lost posts...

I downloaded a new app to post blogs from my iPad and in attempting to figure things out, vie managed to delete a coupled of posts. Bah!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Sunday, May 30, 2010

An update from the iPad and a recipe

So, I couldn't find an app for blogger, but I figured I could just use the note pad and then email the post. Also, I'm really loving the iPad. As someone who isn't really techy or busynessy I've struggled a little bit with feeling worthy of the iPad...but i've discovered a cool journal app and I'm excited about iBooks.
Anyway, I'm going to post about my six week challenge soon. It really didn't go well and I'm formulating my words for it carefully.
In the meantime. Here is a recipe for my orange baked beans. I kind of mixed a recipe I found for Boston baked beans and my moms recipe for orange baked beans and formulated my own recipe. The recipe I found from big daddies house on the food network called for roasted garlic, but my dad doesn't like garlic so I used caramelized onions instead. If you don't know how to caramelize onions, you might want to find better directions than mine, but I did just write down what I did. Please let me know if you try it and if you changed anything. Also, as a warning, this mares a lot of beans so you can easily half it if you want. You can also omit the bacon if you want. I just had real bacon bits on hand so i used those.

Orange Baked Beans
-2 tbsp olive oil
-2 large onions (prefferably sweet like Vidalia or Wallawalla) sliced
-6 slices cooked bacon or 1 cup precooked bacon bits.
-1teaspoon seasoning salt
-2 large cans vegetarian baked beans (such as Bush's)
-4 regular size cans beans, any mixture you like (I use a mix of black and pinto) drained and rinsed
- 1 can frozen orange juicer concentrate
- 1/2 cup brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
1. Carmelize the onions.
Heat olive oil in either a dutch oven or soup pot (I know I'm real technical) on med. Add onions and stir. Cover pot cook for about 45 minutes until the onions are soft and a light golden color...stirring occasionally so the onions don't burn.
2. Add seasoning salt and bacon stirring to combine.
3. Add beans, orange juice concentrate and brown sugar and half cup of water. Stir to combine and heat until bubbling.
4. Cover pan and place in oven. Bake for 4-6 hours until beans thick.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My What ifs

A couple of weeks ago Don Miller posted a blog about how the most powerful question an author can ask about their character is "what if"? It's not a question to make you dwell on the past, but to dwell on the future, and what would happen if you tried something that you've been wanting to.
Yesterday he posted a challenge for small groups to create a "what if" challenge. Since I don't belong to a small group, I decided maybe I would start a challenge to myself here. I'm hoping to check in once a week with them... but it might not happen (just being honest)... anyway, here goes nothing.

Since February I have been in an irreversible funk. I've been depressed and dealing with anxiety and in the process of this all, I've put on 15 lbs. It took me a year to lose 20 lbs and less than 4 months to gain most of it back. So, my what if challenge is going to hopefully lead me back onto plan...

What if...
...I tracked and stayed on plan for the next 6 weeks?
...I walked 3-4 times a week for the next 6 weeks?
...instead of eating when I'm bored, depressed, emotional, stressed or tired, I picked up a pen and journal and wrote?
...I sat down to finish my essay on bravery?
...I started the Hello Portland blog I've had in the back of my mind for a couple of years now?

Do you have any what ifs? If you do, maybe you could think about joining me? You know... all 4 of you that read my blog. :)

Good For Her

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Not my pictures.. but someone else's... my bestest friend has a new pic a day blog... you should all check it out.