Monday, November 20, 2006

Cold Busy Weekend

Everybody go over and wish Chris at StumblingOverChaos
a Happy Birthday!!!

I can't really say there have been many moments this weekend that our days were anything BUT busy - and because of that, I don't have much in the way of pictures.

I did catch a glimpse of the cotton machines - but from a long distance at sunset :o( Those white rectangles with the green tarp on top are finished bales of cotton.

Made 'old home food' last night - potatoes, onions, garlic and vegetable soup. It reminded me of cooking back at my Mom's house when I was growing up in Northern Minnesota. My Mom taught me to cook starting when I was 9. When I was little, there was always biscuits, spaghetti, stews, potatoes fried and boiled, home-canned veggies and jellies, 'hotdishes' and clear soup with handmade egg noodles or drop dumplings. (Mr.J has always hated the dumplings, so I just make them for me)

What do you consider 'old home food'?
And why?

My Mom always cut the vegetables on a glass plate too (which Mr.J says is dangerous... huh?)

Fried potatoes for Mr.J (on right, just before the frying) and soup for me on the left.

Mr.J got vegan fried potatoes with olive oil and garlic. In my part of the soup (on the left) I put a tiny bit of meat from the freezer, which made the broth delicious after boiling for an hour. We sat down finally at about 11 pm and watched 'Stray Dog', a 1949 Japanese film starring Toshiro Mifune. This morning I had more running to do, programs to work on, and am preparing to paint a mailbox for the company. We've decided on a pair of white dragons facing each other, just small silhouettes.

Mr.J is calling for me to help with wiring the UPS - which was put on hold when he broke his wrist. He sees the doctor again on December 5th. He should be all healed up by then but is still finding it hard to sleep because it aches.


Chris said...

Aw, thanks!! Cute kitty picture, too!!

Hmm. Old home food? Odd things - lamb stew; meatballs; some concoction of cabbage, sour cream, and beef; "hobo dinners" (hamburger, sliced potatoes, carrots cooked in foil in the oven); "flying saucer sandwiches"...

Sounds like you, at least, are feeling better!!

Anonymous said...

Old home food for me will always be my mom's cornbread and fried okra. Mmmmm.

Lynn said...

hey RheLynn
I got spammed by this guy ahead of me.
I think he came through the YouTube.
I am certain he came through me, because the University referenced is one by my home.

mrspao said...

Great picture!!

As to old home food... Chinese pancakes made with chicken stock and bacon, fried chicken, egg fried rice, mild chicken curry, cheese on toast...

I am intrigued by Chris' flying saucer sandwiches!

Glad to hear Mr J is on the mend.

Anonymous said...

Old Home Food. Slop. My family's version of goulash. But we have always called it slop. And BBQ Beef Sandwiches. My mom is the queen of BBQ Beef.

Jeanne said...

Old home food for me...tater tot caserole, (NO nutritional value. None) tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches. Goulash.'s lunch time and all this has made me hungry.

RheLynn said...

Thanks everyone for your stories about old home food! I see a couple of things that are intriguing!

Jeanne: Tater tot casserole here too! And my mom thought it was a way to get us to 'eat our vegetables' Ha! It sure was a kid favourite though... cream of mushroom soup, tater tots, green beans and carrots, and sometimes a little ground hamburger and onions thrown in.

Lynn: no problem, they're just wasting their breath and not smart enough to know it.

stuffed said...

Oh, my! I'm so hungry now.

My specialty: Pie! My dad taught me the proper respect for pie making. It's all in the olive oil and fresh ingredients.

Other than that, each member of my family has contributed a dish or two that fits into the home goodness category.

How much time and blog space have you got? :)

RheLynn said...

a.lee(stuffed): I sure hope Blogger doesn't have a storage limit! I haven't heard of one and can't find anything about it online.

I have the good fortune, being in a computer workshop, to have an extremely fast connection and computer -- which means all of my blogger time is about 10-30 minutes a day, including the picture download!