Thursday, October 24, 2013

A little randomness for Friday....

I actually remembered it is time for Random 5 for here goes.  I may be slow visiting because Lorelei will be coming tomorrow, but I will eventually get around to visiting.

1.  Pumpkins, squash, gourds, etc are some of my favorite subjects to photograph.

2.  Why is when I have stuff going on and no free time, I want to go down and sew and be creative, then when I have free time, I don't have the urge?

3.  I am not ready for cold weather, but think it is here anyway.  None of my kitties spends the night outside any more.  They go out, but always come back in to stay.

4.  I LOVE potato soup...probably as much as I love vegetable soup.  At least with the cooler weather, Roger is ready for it.  I like soup any time of year. 

5.  I ALWAYS  have a book I am reading... always.  If I finished a book this morn, I would be started on another before night. And if I haven't started on a new one, something is wrong. Right now I am reading A Week In Winter by Maeve Binchy.  I am really enjoying it...I know I have read 3 or 4 others by her, but have no idea why I haven't read them all.

Linking to A Rural Journal's Random 5....
Looking at the photos I have of old barns taken while we were in Tennessee, couple with the thought of every time Neal and I talk, we talk about things we ate as kids...and talk about what we wish we had now.  So thought I would give a partial list of some of my favorite foods I ate as a kid.

Bacon and biscuits, biscuits and gravy,

Fried taters, fried green tomatoes,
Soup beans and cornbread

Fried chicken, chicken gravy,
and mashed potatoes...

Blackberry cobbler, fried apple pies,
Stack cakes.
What more could a person ask for...

Fresh tenderloin, breaded and fried, with a hot biscuit,
Biscuits and homemade jelly

Potato soup, mustard greens, bacon and cornbread,


Green beans and fried okra...
Corn on the cob, or corn cut off the cob...anyway that is fresh from the garden..

These are just a few of my favorite memories, with most of them being things I loved to eat....the exception being stack cakes.  I could eat it, but I didn't love it, though I did love the dough, raw, as my mom made the cakes.

Of all the things listed, I would most dearly love to have my mom's chicken and dumplings and some of her bisuits.

Edited to add...Blogger won't let me space this as I would like...this is my third try of trying to edit it.  If it does not 'take' this time, I will leave it however blogger does it.