Summing it Up...
Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Chick Lit tip...
Good Evening my little chicks....hope everyone is doing peachy.
Just finished a dandy book and wanted to share it with you.
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, is set in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi. In those days, Jackson was a hotbed of civil rights unrest. There were definite lines drawn between the whites and the blacks. This story is so rich in the description of the women, from both races, living during that time frame.
I literally hated to close this book, and read deep into the night, making myself dopey the next morning. The story is wonderful, and as the intersecting lives cross paths, and the story unfolds...you're hooked. While we're on a southern kick....you may want to see what Paula Deen has to offer below.
Corn and Cheese Fritters
from Paula Deen...these just sound so yummy, that I had to share. I haven't made them yet, but baby, I'm a gonna'!
Ingredients 1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal mix
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with peppers
1/4 cup chopped green onion
Vegetable oil for frying
Instructions In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, and salt.
In a small bowl, combine buttermilk and eggs; add to cornmeal mixture, stirring to combine. Stir in corn, cheese, and onion.
In a large Dutch oven, pour oil to a depth of 3 inches; heat oil over medium-high heat to 350˚. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately
Makes 2 dozen (approximately)