Wednesday, April 07, 2010

"Sweet April showers Do spring May flowers."

Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557

A thought to keep in mind but rain every day this week is getting old.  It did make for a few well placed mud puddles to run the dune buggy through on Monday.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Happy 95th Birthday, Mom

I’m meeting Ruth at the home to celebrate Mom’s birthday today.  I’m thinking I will stop for colorful flowers.  She always has enjoyed bright colors.  It will bring a smile.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Liver has fallen out of favor (flavor)

Liver and onions is definitely a part of my past, as well as Dan’s.  Growing up on a farm, we took a steer out of the feed lot to the locker for processing and ate all the parts.  Letting nothing go to waste was a part of our parent’s past having grown up on farms themselves and butchered their own meat at home.  Dan has memories of lard and cooking the pig’s head that I don’t have.  However, I’m an expert at chickens.

This morning I was looking through a recipe book thinking of finding something our grandboys might like when I came across “creamed liver.” 

Creamed liver definitely will not interest our little dinner guests nor me.  My liver had to be fixed crisp with lots of onions.  We don’t eat liver anymore because we don’t want to ingest what chemicals are in the liver, I guess.  Anyway, I checked on Cooks.com  and there are 133 recipes for creamed liver.  I notice the recipe in my recipe book was submitted by an English person.  Perhaps this dish surprises me because it is not in my heritage.

In the end, I decided to go with a proven menu, cinnamon rolls and burgers & brauts.  Maybe chicken livers another day when it’s just Dan and I…..maybe.