Friday, March 21, 2008

Nana Things!

A small collection of what makes me happy,a doll my mom made for me,an old photo,a card from my daughter in law, gloves I wore the halloween I was "Scarlette"from Gone with The Wind, some of the beautiful china I have collected,of course with roses my favorite.As I try to keep my sanity in a world where the news is mostly depressing,my children all live far away,I am trying to focus on the things ,however "earthly"that make me smile!My lovely Delilah aka "My daughter Jen"suggested a book the "SECRET" I am inspired!! She has a beautiful ,inspiring blog "Distressing Delilah" which got me started in the first place!! Have A Happy Week-End! Nana

Bunny Gathering!!

As I am nicely working this week-end for the moms' with small children,I just had to gather my "bunnies"which I have created .I love bunnies,how I love that sign of spring that EASTER always meant as a child! To have children around is the best part of all! To all you moms,.. RELAX,,ENJOY!!


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Barack Obama Birth Record

I will be in the labor room today for a bit and just make a comment about the birth record. When a baby is born there is a birth certifiicate as you all know. for 24 years as part of the process of birth and working in 2 states only but supposing it is the same,correct me if it is any different in the other states,there is a block where you note the race of the child being delivered,technically speaking the race of the child is the race of the birth mother,if ever in doubt I have seen nurses leave this block blank.I have never done this as it is a required field,also it can prove important to that childs future..
As I watched Barack on television and listened to what he said,I was impressed with his sincerity,and his loyality to his family even though his own grandmother had made "racial" comments that hurt him.I was also thinking of the way birth certificates are filled in.Rather you look at him and see a "black" man ,or look at his birth record and see that his "race" should have been listed as "white",the important point is his "words" have no "color" his love of the people of this country is evident in his "words".If we truly want to make a "technicality" important to satisfy the people who only see"color"we can refer to his birth certificate and find out his technical color or we can listen to him with our eyes shut and see his "TRUE COLOR"

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Nanas Honey Wheat Bread

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups water
1 cup sm. curd cottage cheese
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup margarine
1 room temp egg set aside for later

HEAT: the first 4 ingredients in a small pan to 120 degrees.Remove to a large bowl.Add the yeast and wisk together thoroughly.

DRY INGREDIENTS: 5 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
2 pkgs active dry yeast I lke to use "RAPID RISE" yeast

BEAT: with electric mixer 2 cups of all purpose flour,ADD THE EGG NOW and mix thouroughly,ADD the whole wheat flour the salt the sugar.MIX now with a large spoon I like a wooden spoon but use whatever is comfortable for you.ADD the remaining FLOUR to make a soft dough.TURN onto a floured board adding only enough flour to keep from sticking,and "KNEAD" for around 2 min until smooth and elastic.TURN into a well greased large bowl and cover with a towel set to rise in a draft-free area until double in size.

PUNCH the dough down turning on board to divide and shape into 2 loaves placing into well greased loaf pans 9x5 or 8x4 set to rise covered as before until double in size..this should take about 40- 60 minutes. BAKE in a preheated oven for45-60 minutes your bread will be nicely browned on top and sound "hollow" to tapping with fingertip.

IMMEDIATELY remove from pans onto cooling rack or thick towel to cool. You may brush with butter on top as desired!

WAIT IF YOU CAN!!! cutting will be easier if the bread has cooled some. I love this bread toasted with butter and honey. ADD a great cup of TEA and RELAX!!! ENJOY!!!



Baking Day

The age old art of breadmaking is alive and well,when so many choices are available at the markets,why would you bake bread? This is not a mystery to anyone who has ever been privilaged to be there for that first oven warm slice,the aroma,the melting butter,sweet and pungent,the taste is unforgettable,this staple of life is timeless! If you have never tried your "hand" at kneading jump in and feel the satisfaction,enjoy the smiles and taste the sweetness of this honey wheat bread!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Corey and Casey

Brothers they are, differences are many,what bonds them is the winding stream of love nurtured by their mom,My Jen..aka Distressing Delilah!!!


So we take a detour!! Found this picture! Guess who? some will know,this is Casey!The not so happy Disney goer! This is happy face,which we so love to see! A perfectionist at heart Casey is so great to talk to.In a time when 17 yr/olds don't take much time Case will get on the phone and in no time I ,his grandmother am so proud to have him,he takes the time to care ,always tells me he loves me,and I glimpse the goodness in his soul,that fills his 6 ft.3in.strength!