Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

If you know me... you will know that one of my passions is cooking. I love to read cookbooks like novels and I love the old cookbooks... Where they have a pinch of this and a dash of that!! Since I was a little girl I have always loved to get my hands into food. I find it to be a creative outlet and one of my most prized gifts from God. I know many women today who can't boil water and I find that strange yet totally understand that some women's talents will not lie where mine lay ( hey did I use that correctly? I lack writing talent.. LOL LOL)...
I Love the bible verse in Titus where Paul writes to Titus and says "Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God" Titus 2:5
I have a passion for taking care of my home, my husband and children. I think I have mentioned in the past that I never had bigger dreams than this, other than to one day possibly be a nurse. Think about it though.. isn't a nurse someone who takes care of another...hmmm what's God telling me? Ever since I was a little girl I vowed that I would have a smooth running home, cook my meals and hang my clothes up on a line and have the biggest garden in the neighborhood.
Well, I do have a smooth running home and I cook ALMOST all of our meals and I LOVE to hang my clothes out on the line.. as for the garden .. welllllllllllllllll... I live on a tiny piece of land that has clay for dirt.. BLUCK.. so no control their... but I will can items from garden stands and orchards.
I guess you could classify me as a Suzy Homemaker! And I love it! I'm the person the friends come running to for a recipe, or stain removal, or organization ( just had friend call me to BEG me to help organize her pantry) To some this may seem boring.. to me I find it a challenge and fascinating!!! I guess you could say I'm just plain Old Fashioned and LOVE IT!!

Here's a CUTE BLOG!!!

1943 Karo Popcorn Balls
1 cup Karo (blue label)
1 tsp vinegar
2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 quarts popped corn
1/4 tsp salt
Put Karo and vinegar in a saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally to prevent burning, to 275 degrees (or until a little dropped in cold water is brittle). Add butter and stir only enough to mix. Pour cooked syrup slowly over salted popped corn and mix well. Form into balls with hands,using as little pressure as possible.
Yield: 10 popped corn balls, about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.


angbrimwil said...

Thanks for the link to this site. I am going to try the Holy Cow Cake! It sound delicious.

Lara said...

I bow to your cooking talent. I come from a long line of women who hate to cook, but love to sing, and sing well. :)

I did cook dinner last night...dd actually requested my enchiladas...she said she liked them better than Daddy's. Made me feel good. DH does most of the cooking around here, because he LOVES to cook. I married well. :)

Missy said...

I love to cook as well, God does give us all different talents and gifts. I wish my gift was singing cause I cant sing a lick LOL.
Anyways, have a blessed day.

cajunquilter said...

Oh God has richly blessed you with so many talents! And with such a big giving heart! I love the pictures of your cookbooks! Where do you find them? I know how clever a shopper you are!

Mere said...

I'm a cooker myself!! I LOVE those old cookbook pics!! Do you have them??


Kerry said...

Can I come live at your house?

Trish D said...

I love to cook, too (but still gotta work on the clean-up part...) Those old classics are just great, aren't they! I have a 1956 Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book. From the first page: "It's a Cook Book with a Heart. Read the human interest stories about real people and their favorite foods; the colorful tales on the origin of recipes; the fascination bits of good history that help make food preparation and serving more enjoyable..." It's so much fun to read!!