We had such a lovely, uneventful Turkey Day Holiday, celebrating with family and friends. So, we knew that Getaway Sunday, the Busiest Travel Day of the Year, Might. Come. To. This.
No, this shot isn't current. It was snapped by a TJ, whom we presume is a UW-Madison student, judging by his profile. It was posted on his blog, Feeding Milk to Chickens, in February 2008, the last time The Badger State had a snowstorm of monumental proportions.
That day, Wisconsin suffered snows that Shut. The. State. Down. And we're talkin' schools, government offices, the whole proverbial Ball of Wax. OK, we're Mixing Metaphors here, but still...
Southeastern Wisconsin, from Madison to Milwaukee, is forecast to get something along the lines of 10 inches today. According to Moker, and his Profile of Wisconsin for Blog Around the World, we Hardy Cheeseheads enjoy weather akin to "Nine months of winter, and three months of tough sledding."
We're just a Tad Concerned today, though. The East Coast Branch of The Pop'rs Cousins are traveling back to school at Larry U. Today. In the Snow. Hope the precipitation doesn't dump enough to cover poor ol' Mr. Lincoln's Head in front of Bascom Hall. But ya never know!
On a much more positive note, The Green Bay Packers play Carolina today at Lambeau Field. Snow is forecast. Go, Pack!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
We had such a lovely, uneventful Turkey Day Holiday, celebrating with family and friends. So, we knew that Getaway Sunday, the Busiest Travel Day of the Year, Might. Come. To. This.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Z's Mom, my most Socially Conscious Bloggy Friend, posted about a cool program the other day that will help you Thank Our Heroes this Holiday Season. Remember, Z's Mom is the one who turned us all on to Ratchet's Predicament and helped to facilitate his Happy Homecoming.
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD
- Enclose no hazardous materials. Every card the group receives will first be screened by Pitney Bowes and then reviewed by Red Cross volunteers working in one of 16 sorting stations around the country.
- All cards must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Cards sent after this date will be returned to sender.
- Participants are encouraged to limit the number of cards they submit to 25 from any one person or 50 from any one class or group. If you are mailing a larger quantity, please bundle the cards and place them in large mailing envelopes. Each card does not need its own envelope or postage.
- Please ensure that all cards are signed.
- Please use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program.
- Please send cards as opposed to long letters, which delay a quick review process.
- Please do not include e-mail or home addresses on the cards, as the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.
- Please do not include inserts of any kind, including photos, as these items will be removed during the reviewing process.
- All cards received may be used in program publicity efforts, including appearing in broadcast, print or online mediums.
- For more information you can click here: Holiday Mail for Heroes
Friday, November 28, 2008
It was Gonna be Gonners for this Cute Little Ol' Pup until a group called Operation Baghdad Pups came to the rescue. More than 70,000 folks signed the petition to allow Ratchet to come home to the Twin Cities, where he's now cared for by Sgt. Beberg's family, until she can make it Stateside, too. That's Sgt. Beberg's Mom, Pat, greeting Ratchet at the Minneapolis airport October 23.
Playing along with Candid Carrie today, and her FanTAbulous Friday Foto Fiesta Finish...For Real! Fx4 is Far Out!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving Everybody! Before we get to the Rest of the Recipes (yup...We've. Got. Four. More. For Ya!), Uncle Lynn wanted to announce the winners, selected by Random Drawing, of our Great New Pop'rs Thanksgiving Giveaway! So, drumroll, please...
- Kathleen: Katydid and Kid
- Michelle: Honest & Truly
- Rachael: Boys Will B Boys
- Jeannie: Jeannie's Happy World
- Annie: writers, witches, and words, oh my!
2 1/2 c water
4 c. Cheerios
Once the mix is all mixed, pour it out onto the waxed paper and use the spatula to spread it out so that it hardens into manageable chunks. Once it hardens (less than an hour in the middle of summer for me), you'll want to break it up a little more, but not too much.
1/2 c. Kalamata olives
This cookie came about as I was trying to create a cookie for the cookie sale that the animal shelter I volunteer for has every winter. I wanted something unique that would draw people to it without being too weird and over the top.As I thought about it, I realized that orange is always one of my favorite holiday flavors, and chocolate just seems to go naturally with it. (Of course, my husband thinks chocolate goes naturally with everything–and who am I to contradict him?) One of my favorite treats is the chocolate oranges that Kraft makes. I've always looked for a recipe that incorporates those flavors, but I never managed to find a recipe for a cookie with orange flavoring, so I decided this challenge would fit the bill. I based it very loosely off a shortbread recipe, since that was the cookie that seemed to hold its shape the best. Most shortbreads are far too dry for my tastes and crumble too readily to work well for this type of cookie. I didn't want a moist cookie that wouldn't stand up to the filling or would overwhelm the citrus flavor with sweetness either. Of all the variations I've tried, this seems to have won the most fans. That and they're surprisingly easy to make (and very forgiving, too)!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
As our Great New Pop'rs Thanksgiving Extravaganza winds down, we wanted to leave you with One More Rad Recipe. But first, remember: The Pop'rs Polls close at 11:59 p.m. That's tonight, everybody. That means you have a Short Window of Opportunity, as the pols say, to have your vote count!
Well, we're not really voting here, we're commenting. And each comment gives you one entry in The Great New Pop'rs Thanksgiving Extravaganza. Uncle Lynn will be picking 5 Grand Prize Pop'rs Winners tonight, by Random Drawing. And we'll anounce the Fab Five tomorrow!
Annie, who posts over at writers, witches, and words, oh my! sent this Yummy Recipe my way the other day. And how does she Sing the Praises of her Rosemary Butter Cookies?
"Here is a really easy recipe that I found somewhere and absolutely love," Annie says, "because it is so adaptable. I even made a gluten-free version yesterday for a friend who can't eat gluten and unlike many other cookies... these turned out GREAT!"
Annie's Rosemary Butter Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups flour (cake flour is best)
2 Tbs chopped fresh rosemary (or lavender flowers)
4 Tbs milk
Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add flour and salt at low speed until blended. Stir in rosemary and blend in milk. Mold dough into a log and chill at least 30 min, and up to 24 hours. When ready to bake, slice into rounds, or roll to 1/2 thickness and cut into shapes. Bake at 325 degrees for 16-18 minutes or until the edges are softly browned. These are especially good with tea. To create a gluten-free version, I substituted two eggs for the milk and gluten-free flour for the regular flour.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Just Today and Tomorrow left for our Great New Pop'rs Thanksgiving Extravaganza! To get started, Click Here. Then, Click Here, Here and, of course, Here and Here, before Clicking Here, Here and Here!! And then, of course, you must Click Here and then Here! For every comment you leave, you get an entry in our Great Giveaway!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Time is running out for you to enter our Great New Pop'rs Thanksgiving Extravaganza! To get started, Click Here. Then, Click Here, Here and, of course, Here and Here, before, at last, Clicking Here, Here and Here!! And then, of course, you must Click Here!
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 sweet potato (10 ounces)--baked, peeled and pureed
1/4 cup cold half-and-half
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead gently 6 to 8 times, just until the dough holds together. Roll or pat the dough into a 9-by-7-inch rectangle about 3/4 inch thick. Sprinkle the dough with the sesame seeds and pat them in. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 12 squares. Arrange the biscuits 1/2 inch apart on the prepared sheet and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
If you haven't been living under a rock, you know that The Great New Pop'rs Thanksgiving Extravaganza is underway over here at Eat Your Veggies! To get started, Click Here. Then, Click Here, Here and, of course, Here and Here, before, at last, Clicking Here, Here and Here!! Remember--you get one entry for each comment. The Giveaway closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning!
We've been having So Much Fun this week with the recipes you're all sending in! You get extra entries for E-Mailing Veggie Mom some of your favorite feasts. And by feasts, we don't mean the whole deal...just one recipe will do! Remember, Turkey Day is Just Around the Corner, and all your Bloggy Friends out there could use some assistance.
Quick, like a bunny, please send some Delish Dishes to email@example.com. For each recipe you send, you'll get another Giveaway entry. Five Lucky Giveaway Participants will win a complete box of Pop'rs, that good-for-you seasoning that encourages One and All to Eat Their Veggies! Pop'rs come in 8 Delicious Flavors, and The. Fun. Factor. Can't. Be. Beat.
We're going exotic today, with three great Mediterranean dishes from Vanessa over at The Yellow Brick Road. So, take it away, Vanessa!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
We're right in the middle of The Great New Pop'rs Thanksgiving Extravaganza. To get started, Click Here. Then, Click Here, Here and, of course, Here and Here, before, at last, Clicking Here and then Here! You get one entry for each comment on my posts through 11:59 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve, so The More Comments, The Merrier!
You get extra entries for E-Mailing Veggie Mom some of your favorite recipes. Just pull down your recipe box, pick out your faves, and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org For each recipe you send, you'll get another entry. Five Lucky Giveaway Participants will win a complete box of Pop'rs, that good-for-you seasoning that encourages One and All to Eat Their Veggies! Pop'rs come in 8 Delicious Flavors, and The. Fun. Factor. Can't. Be. Beat.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Dear Pop'rs Pals: Playing along today with Candid Carrie and her FanTAbulous Friday Foto Finish Fiesta, and also with The SITS Girls and their Linky Love Weekend! This shot shows The Wild One and Patch, snuggled up about 10 years ago on Lion King Sheets. Looks like a Long Winter's Night is ahead, doesn't it? I'm sure TWO had at least one mug of Aunt Julie's Hot Cocoa before hittin' the hay!
Lest you forget, I wanna remind you about The Great New Pop'rs Thanksgiving Extravaganza! To get started on the Giveaway Route, Click Here, and leave a comment. Then, don't forget to Click Here, Here and, of course, Here and Here, commenting merrily along, before, at last, Clicking Here! You get one entry for each comment, so the More Comments, The Better!
Then (Yes, there's more!), please E-Mail Me some of your favorite recipes. Just pull down your recipe box, pick out your faves, and send them to email@example.com For each recipe you send, you'll get another entry. Five Lucky Giveaway Participants will win a complete box of Pop'rs, that good-for-you seasoning that encourages One and All to Eat Their Veggies! Pop'rs come in 8 Delicious Flavors, and the Fun Factor. Can't. Be. Beat
Without Further Fanfare, we bring you Cheesy Corny Orzo and BBQ Chicken in a Biscuit, brought to you by Simply Anonymom, she of yesterday's Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting! Take it away, Anon!
Simply Anonymom's Cheesy Corny Orzo
1 can chicken broth
1/2 C orzo
1/2 C corn (I use frozen white corn)
pinch dried parsley
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 C sharp cheddar grated
Put chicken broth, orzo, and corn into pot on stove. Bring to boil then reduce to simmer, add seasoning and cover. Stirring occasional until orzo is tender and liquid is gone (like with rice). Stir in Cheddar and serve. Yumm-o!
Simply Anonymom's BBQ Chicken in a Biscuit
This recipe is so cheap, easy and fast. A perfect trifecta!
1-2 chicken breasts
1 bottle BBQ sauce
2 rolls of canned layer biscuits
1/4 onion sliced, grilled
2-3 slices cheese (I used cheddar the size of sliced American cheese)
In sauce pan over medium heat, add chicken breasts and BBQ sauce. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and simmer until the chicken is cooked through and pulls apart (about 25 minutes). Remove chicken from sauce and shred. Spray cupcake pan with non-stick cooking spray. Open one container flakey biscuits. Tear biscuits in half and put in the cupcake pans. Add shredded chicken to the biscuits. Top chicken with minced jalapeños, onion and cheese. Open second container of biscuits. Rip biscuits in half and top the chicken mixture. Bake in oven according to biscuit directions (mine was 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes).
OK, Bloggy Friends...Get those recipes to me! Veggiemom@poprs.com is the place to send 'em. I'll be lurking, waiting for your entry!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Interest is increasing day-by-day in our Great New Popr's Thanksgiving Extravaganza, which runs through 11:59 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve. To get started, Click & Comment Here. Then, don't forget to Click Here. And Here. And Here. And Here. We absolutely adore comments, plus each comment earns you a Great Giveaway Entry!
Beat the cream cheese and butter with mixer on low speed until very smooth. Gradually add in sugar and beat on low until smooth. Beat in vanilla and lemon zest (optional) until throughly mixed. Frost cake, cupcakes, cookies or whatever you plan on using with the frosting.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
As part of our Great New Pop'rs Thanksgiving Extravaganza, I'm running readers' recipes in this space through Turkey Day. To get started on the Giveaway Route, Click Here, and leave a comment. Then, don't forget to Click Here, Here and, of course, Here, commenting merrily along! You get one entry for each comment.
1 stick of butter
1 cup flour
4 cans chicken broth
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 jar (15 oz.) Cheese Whiz
6 oz. beer
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup freeze-dried chives
Melt butter in pot. Add flour and cook on low heat for five minutes, stirring constantly.
Add chicken broth gradually, while stirring to prevent lumps. Stir in whipping cream.
Add Cheese Whiz and stir until melted and smooth. (Requires a little patience!)
Add beer, Worcestershire sauce and chives, and simmer 15 minutes, stirring constantly. (Trust me when I say that if it starts boiling, it will foam up and over quicker than you can come up with a catchy colloquialism. Mark my words. Clean up while it cooks if you must, but do NOT turn your back on it. Just sayin'.)
Garnish with popcorn and serve!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
...Or, What do ya do when it snows 10 days before Thanksgiving? And BTW, that's Aunt Julie's house, right there, with the first Measurable Snow of the Season in Northeastern Wisconsin!
8-quart box Carnation dry milk (use Carnation; the generic brands aren't quite fine enough)
Monday, November 17, 2008
We're celebrating the kickoff of Uncle Lynn's Great New Thanksgiving Extravaganza and the advent of our Centennial-Point-Five Post by inaugurating a Very Special Bloggy Award.
But before we get to The Bling, I wanna remind you about the Super-Cool Pop'rs Giveaway that's Underway. Right. Now! Click Here to get started. And remember: When you E-Mail Veggie Mom with a recipe, you get one entry in this latest Pop'rs Giveaway; when you comment on my posts between now and 11:59 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve, you get one more. And remember: The more entries, the merrier!
Back to The Matter At Hand. The My Blog is Pop-tastic! Award is routed in the tenets of the Pop Art Movement of the '50s and '60s; that cutting-edge tribute to creativity and imagination.
When I started this blogging project last June, at the behest of my BIL, Uncle Lynn, I was more than a little confused, and, I must admit, a tad bit intimidated by all those Creative Souls out there in Cyberspace. But as I've grown as a blogger, over these 150 posts, I've grown as a person, too. And it is largely due to all of you Bloggy Friends who helped me along the way that Veggie Mom has been able to Come. This. Far.
So, here's to all of you Creative Geniuses out there, who've helped me along, have offered encouragement, and have shown me that blogging is not only a way of communicating, but a channel for my creativity, too.
As with all Bloggy Bling, The My Blog is Pop-tastic Award comes with a couple of Rules and Regs:
- When you receive The Award, please post it on your blog, linking back to the person who gave it to you.
- In addition, please link to This Post, which explains the origins of The Award.
- Please visit Veggie Mom's Post (that's This One!), which explains the origins of The Award, and Sign Mr. Linky, so we'll be able to keep a record of all whose Blogs are Pop-tastic! Feel free to leave a comment, too!!
- Pass The Award along to SIX Bloggy Friends, whose creativity merits inclusion in this circle. Link to their blogs in your Awards Post, and notify them that they've received The Award!
Thanks again to Everyone Out There who's made blogging such a sweet ride! Without Further Ado, I present you with the Winners of The My Blog is Pop-tastic Award:
- Candid Carrie. CC's Friday Foto Finish Fiesta speaks for itself.
- Susie's Homemade. She's one of Veggie's Newest Bloggy Friends. Her Creations are The Best!
- The Journey to the Hot Tub. Have you noticed that Lizzy's Gone Pink? And I'm really feelin' the new little stick figures!
- The Scholastic Scribe. Melissa B. is so generous! She presented Veggie with the Superior Scribbler Award a while back. One good turn deserves another...
- Lulaville. This Gal Gets Me Goin'...Flashback Fridays and Twilight will do it every time!
- If Mom Says OK. Tara R. speaks her mind. And her pronouncements are always what We Need to Hear.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
To get started Click Here. Here's. The. Deal: For every yummy recipe you E-Mail to Veggie Mom, you'll get an entry in Our Great New Giveaway. And, for every comment you leave at Eat Your Veggies! between now and 11:59 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve, you'll get another entry. Such a Deal, huh?
Veggie Mom promises to publish each and every one of your Delish Dishes, right here at Eat Your Veggies! And, on Thanksgiving Morning, after Uncle Lynn selects thems via Random Drawing, we'll be announcing Five Grand Prize Winners!
What do you win? A complete box of Pop'rs, that so-go-for-ya seasoning that really does encourage One and All to Eat Their Veggies! Pop'rs come in Eight Delish Flavors. What a great way to spice up Turkey Day!
So, let's get with the first three recipes of our Great New Pop'rs Thanksgiving Extravaganza. They're brought to you by our Own Bloggy Friend, Melissa B. She's the one who runs the Silly Sunday Sweepstakes over at her place each week. Please visit her today, and get in on the fun!
Don't know about you, but I'm in the mood for a slice of Susie Clark's Pecan Pie. And think I'll wash it down with a couple of Spritz Cookies and a nice warm hunk of Mystery Coffee Cake!
1 cup butter, softened
3 egg yolks
2.5 cups flour
2/3 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
Mix together. Spoon dough into cookie press. Press dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake about 7 minutes at 400 degrees. Watch closely, so the cookies won't burn!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
OK, you fans with a Super Sweet Tooth...Aunt Julie has really outdone herself today! Aunt Julie's *Recipe Week* is coming to a close, so thought we'd lay a Sweet Suprise on ya. But first, some light housekeeping to take care of.
- For every one of your recipes that I publish here at Eat Your Veggies! (and I promise to run 'em all!), I'll give you 2 entries in the Great New Pop'rs Thanksgiving Extravaganza.
- Then, starting tomorrow, for every comment you leave right here on Eat Your Veggies!, you'll get one additional entry!
- The Great New Pop'rs Thanksgiving Extravaganza closes at 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, November 26. That's Thanksgiving Eve.
- What do you win? Uncle Lynn will pick 5 Grand Prize Winners! That means 5 Lucky Readers will win a complete box of Pop'rs each. That's All 8 Flavors! Remember, Pop'rs are that Oh, so Good for You seasoning that ecourages folks both Near and Dear to Eat Their Veggies! Isn't Life just Grand?
- Uncle Lynn, my fanTAbulous BIL also known as Mr. Pops, will announce our Giveaway Grand Prize Winners Thanksgiving morning. So, you'll get to have your Pop'rs and eat your Turkey, too! Or something like that, anyway!
Melt chocolate with and butter in small saucepan over low heat. Cool. Beat egg, sugar & vanilla at high speed 'til light. Stir in chocolate, flour & nuts.
Pour into 9X9 pan. Bake 350* 15 min. Cool.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Obama and McCain took a few minutes off the Campaign Trail last week to contribute to Aunt Julie's *Recipe Week." OK, no, they really didn't, but we like to see our candidates smiling, and we do have a couple of politician-inspired recipes today for ya!
No, we didn't get these from the Elephant's and/or Donkey's mouth. We got them from ABC. Good Morning America, specifically. These Dishes sound Delish; plus, we'd like something Different for Candid Carrie's Friday Foto Finish Fiesta!
Here you have it, folks. President-Elect Obama apparently is famous for his chili, among other things. Senator John McCain is not only a Maverick, but a Rip-Roarin' Ribs-Roaster!
According to ABC, Obama has been using this chili recipe since college and says he would bring it to any potluck party. He says he "can't reveal all the secrets, but if you make it right, it's just got the right amount of bite, the right amount of oomph in it, and it will clear your sinuses."
McCain, meanwhile, says barbecuing for guests is one of the few ways he relaxes, especially during the grueling campaign. He carefully honed his recipe on the gas grill: baby back ribs, using a dry rub that's a third garlic powder, a third salt and a third pepper. The trick to not letting the ribs dry out? Keep putting lemon juice on them.
Obama Family Chili Recipe
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
Several cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground turkey or beef
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground oregano
¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
¼ teaspoon ground basil1 tablespoon chili powder
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Several tomatoes, depending on size, chopped
1 can red kidney beans
Saute onions, green pepper and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add ground meat and brown.
Combine spices together into a mixture, then add to ground meat. Add red wine vinegar. Add tomatoes and let simmer, until tomatoes cook down. Add kidney beans and cook for a few more minutes. Serve over white or brown rice. Garnish with grated cheddar cheese, onions and sour cream.
Dry Rub:1/3 part Garlic Powder
1/3 part Salt
1/3 part Pepper
Turn the grill down to low temperature. Mix together garlic powder, salt and pepper. Then cover both sides of the ribs with that. Grill ribs, bone side down, for 90 percent of the time. It will take about an hour to an hour and a half. Squeeze the lemon on it frequently, because that makes it taste a lot better. Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce.
These Politicos obviously don't compromise on Good Taste. Wonder what the President-Elect will serve at his first State Dinner?
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Yes, it's true, Dear Readers. I get hungry for a Hearty Bowl of Soup as soon as that First Snowflake Falls. Yesterday, we treated you to Aunt Julie's Wild Rice Soup; today, you're in for another treat from Julie Eliz's Recipe Box. Of course, you must serve Aunt Julie's Broccoli Soup with some more of those crusty and delish Fresh Sheboygan Hard Rolls!
1 ½ cup chicken broth
½ cup chopped onion
2 cups broccoli
Combine ingredients, boil, then simmer 10 minutes, 'til broccoli is tender
In the meantime:
Add 2 tbsp flour, stir.
Slowly add 1 cup milk.
Warm, and stir.
Add the butter/flour mixture to chicken broth/onion/broccoli, and stir 'til thick. You can double or triple this recipe for a crowd! And, don't forget the Sheboygan Hard Rolls!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
OK, I definitely think I saw a snowflake or two today! Is it time to break out the soup pot yet? Veggie Mom's just gonna make an Executive Decision here. With nighttime temps in the 20s, we say it's Soup Weather, whether the calendar says so or not!
½ cup wild rice. Rinse, and cook 35 minutes in 2 cups of water. Drain.
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of potato soup
2 cans of milk
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Warm everything together. Top with fresh bacon bits. This Superb Soup will keep warm very nicely in a crockpot. Serve your soup with some nice Fresh Sheboygan Hard Rolls. Can't get to Northeastern Wisconsin? They deliver!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
We've all been thinking of Aunt Julie's folks, Ernie and Vera, today. They both Served Their Country with distinction in the Navy during World War II. Ernie, in fact, was in the first landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy; Vera was a Navy Nurse with her sister, Jean.
Since today is a Time of Remembrance, we'd like to honor our Veterans by sharing these wonderful family photos that depict the service of Ernie and Vera. Today is also Grandma Vera's Birthday. So we'll raise a glass--and a Cranberry Muffin, perhaps--to Family and to Grandma Vera's second sense when it came to yummy treats!
During Aunt Julie's First *Recipe Week* way back in September, we featured Grandma Vera's Cutout Cookies. Today, we'd like to pass along Vera's recipe for Cranberry Muffins, a Pop'rs Family Breakfast Favorite!
Grandma Vera's Cranberry Muffins
1 ½ tbsp. butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup milk
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup sliced cranberries
Bake 25 minutes @ 350 degrees.
Makes about nine muffins, so make sure to double or even triple the recipe!