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Monday, February 11, 2013

Back On Track

My newest great grandchildren, twins, Kal and Emerson

I have neglected my blog for sooo long!  I would really like to get back on track as I truly love writing about the things that matter most to me, my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  I love my family more than anything in the world.  I miss my brothers, who both live in other states and hope when they retire they will come back, as I did, to live where we grew up!
It is almost time for Spring to put in an appearance now and then before she decides to stay for a lengthy, anticipated visit.  I want to have a small garden in my back yard this year, a far cry from the gardens I planted when I was raising my kids.  It was such fun to go out the back door with an empty basket, only to return with a basket overflowing with tomatoes, squash and peppers. 
All winter I have made a run to Kroger to get a few squash when I felt the need for a good old country dinner of fried squash, potatoes, beans and buttery cornbread.  Just think, before long I can walk out the door and bring them in from my own back yard!  I love standing in the sunlight plucking a ripe tomato, wiping it on my shirt and eating it right then and there. I remember doing that as a child and breaking the long stem from an onion to use as a straw for tea in the hot afternoons.  My own children learned to do the same thing. 
I found a great recipe for  pound cake made with cake mix that I just have to try.  If it is as good as it sounds I will have to share it with you.  I have always loved to cook.  I enjoy the challenge of making a fantastic meal from almost nothing.  I swear I read a cook book like some people read a novel!  I tuck one in my purse when I go anywhere that I might have to wait.  I have gotten some strange looks in my doctor's office when I whipped out a dog eared cookbook from my purse!
Till next time, always be sweet and treat others as you would like to be treated.


Loree said...

Dear Polly, I am so happy that you're back. It's been a long while. Take care.

Polly said...

Hi Loree, I am SO happy to hear from you! I have missed my 'bloggin' buddies' a lot.