Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Two Days in April '08





Monday, April 21, 2008, Frances and I loaded up the picnic cooler and headed for the mountains. We did nothing but relax. Played two games of checkers and two of chinese checkers, each winning one game at both. I did not ask for a third game to break the tie for fear that she would win! The temp got down to 42 outside but stayed nice and warm (71 degrees) inside. Frances seemed to enjoy herself somewhat - although I knew before we left that she was just going for my sake. (Is that where I'm supposed to use the "LoL"?) I had bought 3 small eye of round steaks which I cooked for us on Tuesday for lunch. I cooked them in the bacon grease left over from our breakfast of bacon and eggs. She insisted on boiling two potatoes for lunch to add to the meat. I baked a pan of biscuits, on each of which I had put a half pat of butter. Mmmmm Yummmm! She had brought some of her sister Elizabeth's home-made strawberry preserves plus I keep some Sand Mountain Molasses. What a fun two days.

Just an informative note - I've learned recently that young people do not know what Molasses are. The people who sell them told us recently that they have changed the label on their molasses jars and now you can buy it in the food stores as Sand Mountain Syrup! Same great product! Since the name change they are selling more.

5 comments:

Bahamel said...

You guys are so cute! I love your lifestyle -- also, I am young and I know what molasses is -- maybe some young people don't know what it is because they don't cook for themselves

fred said...

Well, thank you kindly young lady for the nice comments on our lifestyle. And -- you are probably right about some or most young people not cooking for themselves. Enjoy those molasses!

Favorite One said...

I know what mo-lasses means! Give me some more! Especially on a biscuit with butter!
Ya'll picked the perfect time to go to the cabin - not too hot, not too cold! I'm glad to see you both smiling & able to be out & about! Luv you!

K E Alexander said...

Sounds so relaxing. Actually, I have a 2nd cousin, who is about 10, and everytime he goes to the Cracker Barrel he has pinto beans and biscuits and molasses! That boy is being raised right!

Fred Alton said...

Yes, Kim, someone knows the key to raising kids! Take 'em to Cracker Barrell!