Friday, May 31, 2013

I Don't Mind

Next month I'll be posting the weather report. But with the bi-polar weather we been having. Our garden planting been force into being bi-polar also
Out of kindness I help Murphette out. Took her daughter Annie up to the laundry mat. Then ran Murphette around.
Her daughter Edna and step son Abel is graduating from high school.
For a high school graduate I give a card with $7.00 and dish towel. Once they leave the nest they'll have plenty of dishes to do.
Now Murphette picked up a grooming kit for her children. Couple of decks of cards for Abel birthday.
Which was bought at Huckleberry variety store.
Then we had couple of stop also one was Safeway and Super One to grab food, diapers, and pkg of camel lights....Statement time...sure glad I never took up smoking cigarettes. I believe the cost was something like $5.25 a pack.
Stop in at zip a local burger joint and got fish chip special (buy one and get one free) then we went over to liberty gas station and got some cigarettes tube and tobacco.

It seem lately we been hit with odd things that one should or less want to give some type of gift. Like above the two high school graduation.
Then my son Bart friend Loren is getting marry in mid June. My son is the best man. We did get an invite but we're not going. To much going out to take a trip over to Astoria Oregon.
So I send them a card and twenty bucks.
Loren in the Navy and sometime first part of next year he is being deployed to Japan.

Tomorrow which will be Saturday I'll be attending Betty bridal shower. I got her a pie pan and add a couple of recipes with the card. One I haven't made for a while a "Summer Pie"
Then this one. Sawyer likes lemon bars.
for the crust
1 ½ cups of sifted all- purpose flour
½ cup sifted confectioners sugar
¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter or margarine, at room temperature
For the filling
2 cups granulated sugar
¼ cup sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 large eggs
1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoon lemon rind
2 tablespoon sifted confection sugar

  1. To make the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 ° F and butter a 13”X 9”X 2” baking pan. In a medium sized bowl, mix flour with the confection sugar, then work in the butter with your fingers until a dough forms. Press in the bottom of the pan and bake for 10 minutes
  2. Meanwhile, make a the filling: Onto a piece of wax paper, sift the granulated sugar, flour, and baking powder. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the eggs until thick, then blend in the sugar mixture, the lemon juice, and ind. Spread over the hot crust and immediately return to the oven. Bake 25 minutes or longer or until it sets
  3. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then dust with the 2 tablespoon of confectioners sugar and cut into 2 X 1 ½ inch bars. With a spatula, transfer to racks to cool. Store the cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week; do not freeze. Make 3 dozen cookies.
  4. Prep time 20 minutes....Cooking time 35 minutes...Cooling time 10 minutes

Before I go to the bridal shower which is two in afternoon I'm stopping over at Cyrus and Finny. She said she would run me over to Fred Myers, to get a gift. The following Saturday I'm invited to a baby shower. My friend Alice daughter Nicole is expecting not sure of the due date but she is showing.
The only thing I know they do have a name picked out, Ida.
Finny would like me go and visit her mom Edith who has some type of dementia. Not so bad that she would know who I am.

The garden is coming a long. We had cold snap during the month of May. Today Murphy planted carrots, Swiss Chard and Bee Balm.
Add larger steaks to our tomatoes.
There some more planting. Still need to put in peppers, corn, beets, all the vine type of crops.
I would guess when I get back we should start having radishes.
A few days ago I bought my self a columbine, yellow in color. I've tried quite a few times to get going and some how it dies on me.
Anther one I have trouble keeping it a live is primroses.
For flowers mainly I want to work on my “good will” flower bed. The other flower bed are getting fill up nicely.

Coffee is on


  1. Have a fun bridal shower, Dora :)

    I would love to have fresh vegetables from my garden too.

  2. Astoria Oregon is kind of cool to visit.

  3. ECL...Had a wonderful time at the shower....BBC....Astoria reminds me of a pop eye type of town.

    Coffee is on.


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