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Just Because the Oven Is Hot!

I’ve got to quit cooking and baking!…

or do I…

I got up early as I usually do…

Waffles kept calling my name… and I hoped everyone else was in the same mode… because that is what I made…

Blueberry Waffle Mix with extra blueberries and my homemade blueberry jam…

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Love lots of Blueberries

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I checked in the mirror to see if I had turned blue… but, no I was just fine… but, I did have a smile on my face!…

I then decided to make a Coconut Cake for my husband… No… he doesn’t need it… but, I treat him sometimes… Oh… get real… all of the time!…

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Coconut Creme makes the cake so moist!

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Then… that little pumpkin that I had bought was staring me in the face…

“What are you going to do with me?”, it seemed to ask…

I just decided to take all of the seeds out of it… and toast them in the oven… a little Cooking Spray… a little sprinkle of salt… and let bake until turn a light golden brown and crunchy…

I just love munching on them!…

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Pulled out all of the seeds…

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Rinsed seeds really well…

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Laid seeds on a sprayed baking sheet to dry…

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Baked in hot oven until golden brown and crispy!

My next thought went to dinner… and I love having things done a little ahead of schedule… so, while the oven is hot in go the three stuffed peppers I have…”the last of the last” as my Mom used to say… that my daughter-in-law’s Mother had made for me this summer… She made me 24 of them to put in the freezer… “I love you Pam!”… They were so delicious and we will enjoy the last of them later today!…

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I just put a can of RO*TEL on them512-ccBBSuL__SY300_

but…

I’m not finished!…

I was on a roll…

The oven was hot and I wasn’t going to waste the heat…

and actually felt good with temperatures being low and flurries in the air…

While the peppers were baking I put together a cabbage casserole recipe a lady at the YMCA told me about…

Remember… I’m a simple person… and this was a simple recipe…

Head of cabbage cut up… I like it in long pieces… and placed in a greased (Spray Pam) baking dish (8″ X 8″) … Pour a can of Cream of Chicken Soup mixed with 1/2 c. of water over the cabbage… top with bread crumbs and pats of butter…

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We will see how it tastes later along with the Peppers… but, how could it be bad!…

I think my stomach is growling… from all of the wonderful smells wafting around in my kitchen… Husband says, “It smells like a delicatessen”, as he peeks into the oven… k8579335

Another Redo!

My Mom had a small table in our dining room for many years…

It was just Dad and her living together now…

and to heat the big oven was not necessary…cof0842

She had purchased what we always called an “ovenette”…

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Today we call them Toaster Ovens

She placed it on this small table my dad had painted a pale green… and used it for many years…

Placing her biscuits, toast or small casserole in it to bake…u15588133k6874967

The grandkids to this day remember it…

My brother had obtained it in her move from the home place…

He painted it a bright green to match the decor in his little country home he had obtained in Bethlehem, Indiana by the Ohio River

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They brought it back to Louisville when they moved back… and had it in their kitchen

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My brother has since passed and my sister-in-law was doing some changes…

I obtained the table…

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I knew immediately I would repaint it to match my computer room…kch0046

Gray and red…

As I looked at it… I could tell the top was warped from heat probably… remembering it’s

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and it was covered in Veneer…

It peeled off easily due to age , the heat, and dryness of the wood…

Underneath I found it to have been burnt from years of the little oven sitting on it…

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Thank goodness… no fire had ever been started…

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After sanding… the top was replaced…

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My husband and I replaced the veneer with a thin board… Painted it gray and red…

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and it is now going to be used in my computer room for papers, magazines, etc. …u20509602

It kind of makes me feel happy having it there…

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Reminding me of my Mom, Dad… and brother…

I believe they all would be pleased to see it still in the family and updated for the times…

Now to straighten up my computer room and get everything organized!

One of My Favorite Turkey Recipes…

Great Turkey recipe
Here is a turkey recipe that also includes the use of popcorn as a stuffing ingredient — imagine that. When I found this recipe, I thought it was perfect for people like me, who just are not sure how to tell when a turkey is thoroughly cooked, but not dried out. Give this a try:

8 – 15 lb. turkey
1 cup melted butter
1 cup stuffing (Pepperidge Farm is Good)


1 cup un-popped popcorn (ORVILLE REDENBACHER‘S LOW FAT IS BEST)  

Salt/pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush turkey well with melted butter, salt, and pepper. Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan making sure the neck end is toward the front of the oven, not the back. After about 4 hours listen for the popping sounds. When the turkey’s ass blows the oven door open and the bird flies across the room…. it’s done!
And, you thought I didn’t know how to cook…

I actually did find this awesome sounding Turkey Recipe…

Apple Farm Roast Turkey

Ingredients

  • 1 small Heritage Turkey
  • 2 yellow onions, cut in wedges
  • 3–4 oranges, cut in wedges
  • 1 bunch fresh oregano, half on stalks, half with leaves removed
  • 3 sticks melted butter
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Rub orange wedges into the neck cavity and leave them inside, along with a few stalks of oregano. Seal the neck flap with bamboo skewers. Combine thoroughly the remaining orange wedges with onion wedges and oregano stalks.
  • Add ¼ cup of butter, a few pinches of salt and pepper, and stuff mixture into the main cavity.
  • Close the cavity by securing the drumsticks.
  • Chop oregano leaves and add them to the remaining melted butter, along with generous amounts of salt and pepper. Rub the mixture all over the turkey skin.
  • Place the turkey in the pan and put it in the hot oven. After the skin browns for about 30 minutes, lower the temperature to 350 degrees and cook the turkey using a thermometer.
  • Remember to baste periodically. The turkey is done when the internal temperature reads 165–170 degrees. Let it rest, then move it to a platter before carving.

Remember to not get too stressed during the Holidays…

Pause for a little fun and laughter!