Showing posts from January, 2018

Gonna Be Out Of Pocket For A Bit...

January 23, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me.

My laptop is named Loki, because he likes to play tricks on me, lose files, etc. So I will have to take him to a 'specialist' due to his slowing down way too much. While he is in 'laptop rehab', I will be working on getting well myself. Obie recently came down with a cold, and now I have it.

I promise I will be back as soon as possible, and I have some posts that hopefully y'all will find helpful and fun.

Well, I got Nyquil to take. Later y'all.
© Evelyn Edgett 2018

I Think I Sprained My Blessing Muscle...

January 16, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

I am thankful to report that my tooth problems are cleared up, and I can eat again. That's good, because we are heading to the Ft Worth Stock Show this weekend, and there is always some yummy food to try out!

Okay, last week was, in two words--BIZ EE. I had to just take a few days to chill out and rest a bit. But I am back in the blogging saddle again, so here goes.

That Sunday one of the ladies of the church brought several things she was getting rid of, and I ended up with several scented candles to enjoy. I gave a lot of things to other folks, and they were thrilled.

Another lady at the church who paints all kinds of objects, told me that if I find her some unusual objects to paint, she will give me a little cash when she sells them. I figured that's a good way to increase my income with very little extra effort on my part, since I am always getting things anyway. I already have some neat stuff to give her. We'll see how tha…

I Got My Miracle!

January 9, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

First, thank you all for praying for me at a time when I was not feeling well due to problems with my teeth. They were greatly appreciated. Also--God heard y'all, and...

I got the miracle I needed!

Yep, I found out that it wasn't a broken tooth or a cavity--it was a gum infection, caused by getting something stuck under the gum line. My friend Eleanor, who is a holistic physician, had me brushing my teeth with clove oil, and taking probiotics, and I may start doing oil pulling. The clove oil made a difference within 24 hours. I can now chew with no problem, and drinking liquid causes only a slight twinge. Even that is lessening every day.

Talk about relief, I feel so much better. The infection also explains my being so tired lately.

So again, thank you all so much for your prayers. I promise I have some new posts coming up later this week, and you are gonna be surprised at what I have to share.

Love. Later y'all.
© Evelyn Edgett…

I Need Some Prayer Folks

January 6, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me.

I have developed a problem with a back tooth. I can't chew with it, and if anything cold touches it, I just about lose my mind. So I am reduced to warm tea and scrambled eggs until I get it fixed...and we don't have the money in the budget at this time. So prayer for a small miracle is greatly appreciated.

However, there is one good thing out of this...

I will probably lose a little weight!

Well, I got chores. later y'all.
© Evelyn Edgett 2018

Baking Goals, Buckwheat Bread, And I Find A New Favorite YouTuber

January 5, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

A while back, my friend Eleanor called me and said "Come help me clean out my freezers and pantry." I love when this happens, because I am always the recipient of different goodies that I may be interested in but can't justify the cost for a trial run. It helps me to stretch the food budget too.

Well, that time I came home with all kinds of different grain products. Millet, flax seeds, rye graham flour, blue corn meal, besan flour and buckwheat flour found their way into my laundry room fridge, along with others. I kept them in there for several months, thinking I would use them up soon.

Nope, didn't happen last year. I was so busy with everything else, I just ignored all that wonderful stuff. I didn't see it until I was either putting meat in the fridge to store until I could process it for the freezer, or I was getting eggs from the large carton.

Two days ago I decided it was time to do something about it, so I pulle…

This Ain't Gonna Make You Rich, But...

January 4, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

The temps have been up for two days! At right around 40 degrees, I have been able to fill the horse troughs a LOT easier. Using a hose instead of hauling buckets of water from my kitchen sink is sooooo much better. Not saying I got tired Tuesday, but at one point I honestly contemplated if I could bring them into the kitchen one at a time to let them drink from the faucet! Then I realized what a mess their 'hoof prints' would make, so reality won out, and I went back to hauling water in buckets.

Okay, on to a little tip I learned from the Tightwad Gazette back in the day. Someone wrote Amy and told how he kept from wasting deodorant. I tried it, and while it won't save you tons of money, it does help prevent waste, and if you are patient, you will save a little bit of money in the long run. The reason I am sharing is so that hopefully you can see this and it will at least get you thinking about all the little things that you can…

A Recipe To Remember My Mother

January 3, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

Still cold here in Bowie, but at least the sun is out, so it's a bit more energy in the air today. I normally have no problem with winter, but this year I am so over it already. I want Spring!

Well, in the meantime, I'll share another experiment in the kitchen during my break.

Once when I was a child, my mother made German Potato Dumplings. Just once. I have no idea why she never made them again, and that's not important. What's important is that I never forgot them. I remember watching her cook the potatoes, then peel and grate them while they were still warm, adding other ingredients, shaping the dumplings, and dropping them into hot chicken broth to cook. I don't remember the taste at all, but I remember that I loved them. I always wanted mom to make them again.

But I never had them again growing up, and I never thought to learn how to make them myself as an adult.

Until last week.

I had gotten a bunch of Taste Of Hom…

You Bake With 'Aquafaba'? Isn't That An Aftershave Lotion?

January 2, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

15 degrees here in Bowie right now, and I am wearing long underwear. Yes, my home is heated, however, I still have to go outside for certain chores, and I ain't having anything important fall off cause it got too cold!

During the break I took from blogging, I got to do a lot of experimenting in the kitchen, and as far as I am concerned, what I am about to tell y'all about was the BEST EVER.

I was doing my usual cruising of the Internet, just doing random searches for whatever struck my fancy, when I came across the term aquafaba, which is the brine from a can of chickpeas. The article stated that the brine could be used in place of eggs in baking, substituted as a whipping cream, and...

(Be still my heart)

...making meringues, either as a topping for a pie, or in making meringue cookies, which I am especially fond of.

I thought this deserved more research, so I went to YouTube and checked out videos on this. I found several that exp…