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Friday, May 25, 2012

June 2007 Stitch of the Month ~~ Knit

June 2007 Stitch of the Month ~~ Knit

For sample, cast on 23 stitches.
Work with a multiple of 6 stitches, plus 5.
Rows l and 3: K4, * p3, k3 *: repeat from * to *, ending last repeat with k 4.

Row 2: P 4, * k 2 sts together, yarn over (yo), k 1, p 3 *; repeat from * to * , ending last repeat with p 4,

Rows 4 and 8: Knit.

Rows 5 and 7: K1, * p3, k3 *; repeat from * to *, ending p 3, k in last St.

Row 6: P 1, k 2 sts together, yo, k 1, p 3 *; repeat from * to *, ending last repeat with p 1.

Repeat Rows 1 through 8 for pattern.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dangerous Impostor

Dangerous Impostor by Virginia Smith

This book is so good, filled with lots of action and suspense! A must read for 2012! Has a great ending, so read it and tell me what YOU think!

Mama's Fruitcake

Mama's Fruitcake
This always made the house smell so good, but was a long time making. This recipe was handed down to her by her mother, who got it from her mother. That would be my grandmother and great grandmother.

1 cup dates
1 cup raisins
2/3 cup butter
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 1/2 hot water

Boil gently for 3 min. cool in large mixing bowl.

Beat in 2 eggs.

2 cups canned fruit (fruit cake mix)
1 cup chopped walnuts

Sift together:
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinn.
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder

Add to fruit cake mix, beat well and pour in 9 inch tube pan,
lined with greased was paper.

Bake: 275 degrees for 2 1/2 hours. Cool 10 min., then remove
from pan.

Cool thoroughly, dip a piece of clean cloth in rum, etc, and
place in center of fruitcake, dip another piece into run, and place on top, wrap in foil and store in cool place, once a week, repeat above for 3 to 4 weeks to age. Will store up to 6 weeks.

Monday, May 21, 2012

My Mom's Oxtail Soup

My Mom's Oxtail Soup
another recipe from the 1950's!

2 # oxtails flour 3 T oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large clove of garlic pressed or minced
2 cups rich beef stock
4 cups water
1 teaspoon leaf oregano
1/2 teaspoon leaf thyme
salt pepper to taste
1 can tomatoes (med size)
2 cups diced carrots and potatoes
1/2 large bell pepper, seeded, cored and chopped
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley.
1 1/2 cups shredded cabbage.

1. roll the tails in the flour and brown in the oil with the
garlic and onions.

2. Add broth, water, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. boil.

3. reduce heat, simmer, covered until tails are tender about 2
1/2 hours.

4. Break up tomatoes, add with rest of ingredients, simmer,
covered for 30 min. Serves 5 to 6.