Saturday, January 13, 2018

Cranberry Time.....

I LUV cranberries any way they are served !!

The Cranberry Sauce is what I  look forward to at our
Thanksgiving meal....and I made homemade cranberry sauce this year.
I like whole berry cranberry sauce
or the canned round kind.

I like cranberries in my chicken salad...
and I love them sprinkled in my salads...
and in my cereal....
and in homemade sweet breads...
one of my favorite cookie recipes has a handful of cranberries in the dough.

A sweet blogging friend made
CRANBERRY JAM
and I could hardly wait to make it, too.
Her name is LISA and you should go over .....
her blog is adorable, just like her.







Fresh
CRANBERRIES


Lisa said her recipe made only one tiny jar
and knowing, without a doubt, that I was going to LUV this,
I doubled the recipe and got TWO tiny jars.


The great thing is that it's such an easy and quick recipe,
you can have fresh CRANBERRY JAM before you can
turn around twice.



Stacy gave me this adorable butter dish
and I sure like it.

It's in the PIONEER WOMAN line and as cute as all her other items....


biscuits...
butter...
and CRANBERRY JAM is hard to beat.

HER RECIPE:

Cranberry Jam
1 cup of Cranberries
1 cup of Sugar
1/8 cup water
Tiny drop of vanilla (optional)
(I was worried this was not enough liquid but just wait.. It will be enough)

~Boil and stir all together until the cranberries start popping and soften. 
~Use an emerssion blender and blend until smooth and replace back on the stove. 
~cook on medium heat and stir until the jam makes a sticky coating on back of the spoon. 
~Pour into small mason jar. 

THAT'S IT! REALLY!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

2 Birthday Girls...

HAPPIEST 16TH BIRTHDAY TO 
 one of my namesake grandgirls,
DEIDRA RAMSEY BURKE


Oh, Deeds..
it seems like only yesterday that we all went to the 
AMERICAN DOLL STORE
in Dallas...
We all had such fun.




and just look at us having fun last year
at the
BEACH BOYS CONCERT.


Your mama, you and your dad...
at the lake, I am guessing.




and just look how little you are here....

and now you have your drivers license !!!!!!!

What a beauty !

We all love you to the moon and back!



HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY
to HELEN  COURTNEY CONKLIN
(Helen was my mama's name)


 She loves all animals...



I am so proud to have this last loving photo of Courtney
with her granddad

I hope you girls have the BEST birthdays.
I love you both soooooooo much.