Mom could take a quarter pound of hamburger and make a 2 pound meatloaf ... or a 1/4 cup of flour and turn it into a roaster pan of stew with raised baking powder dumplings ... enough to feed her family of nine kids... herself and Dad, Grandma, and whomever else showed up for supper. AND... there would probably be leftovers that would get turned into a big kettle of soup or something in the next few days. She was a very frugal cook!
Slim and I would tease her, the six months that we lived with Mom and Dad while our house was being built, that our poor dog who loved table scraps was going to die of starvation.
Now... why am I talking of concoctions?
Dear Hubby, Slim ~ came in from the garage freezer and tossed a bag of frozen blueberries on the cupboard ... asking if I could concoct something out of it. He has a sweet tooth and I haven't been making as many desserts around here as he feels I should be. It's not easy to try to cook healthy all the time and the easiest way that I found to eliminate some extra poundage around here has been in the dessert department.
BUT... good wife that I am... I took those berries and gave it a whirl.
Look at this ... it was a total concoction ~ and a darn tasty one if I say so myself.
Speaking of dogs... I know... I wasn't ... but I did earlier in this post.
My poor little pooch, Brandy is getting old. I've noticed when the sun is bright she walks around almost as if she' blind and her hearing too is getting so bad.
Look at these pictures I took of her yesterday. She was at the top of the driveway... just wandering. I called out her name in just my normal speaking voice ... I think she heard me but couldn't see me.
I can still put a smile on a face ~ even if it is a dogs. I wish they made doggie sunglasses and hearing aids... I'd go out and get a pair for the old gal.
Took a few more flower shots.... I know... I know... me and those dang flowers... what is this blog anyways... a flower show. Why yes it is!!!
White & Purple Cleomes or Spider Plant
This is a weed... Dames Rocket ~ I have to get the spent flowers off before they go to seed. It's a pretty weed though and I always let it grow.
I love the petals on these African Daisies ... they look like spokes on a wagon wheel.
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.