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BROCCOLI CAULIFLOWER CHEESE SOUP IT HITS THE SPOT ON A COLD DAY

First off I want to tell you that this is not a photo I took.

I don't have a photo of this soup so I googled one that looked like it

I don't know who to give the credit to but didn't they make a fine looking soup?

This is another recipe I got from my sister in law Karen.

She brought this over after I had one of the kids.

It was so good I wrote the recipe in my handwritten cookbook journal.

When the house burned I of course lost all those recipes so Karen got another journal and wrote some of the recipes she knew I had asked her for before and this one was one of them.

I received journals like that from several people and I treasure them all.

I adore soup.

I adore broth.

I make a lot of soups and with it being winter and since we have snow on the ground I thought I would share this today.

It's a common soup  so you might have this recipe already but if not I hope you will try it I'm pretty sure you are gonna like it.

Here is what you are going to need.

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TURKEY/CHICKEN CORN CHOWDER A PERFECT WAY TO USE LEFTOVERS

I told you all I would post the recipe for the Turkey/Chicken Corn chowder but then everything happened with mom and I forgot so here it is now.

Unless you froze some of your leftover turkey from Thanksgiving it's probably to late for you to try it but you might keep it in mind to help use up leftover Christmas turkey


3 cups cooked turkey breast, diced (can use chicken)

3 pieces of bacon

3 Tbsp. butter

1 onion, diced

Two 14.5 oz. cans of turkey/chicken broth

28 oz. jar of salsa

16 oz frozen white corn (thawed)

2 cups milk

2 Tbsp. cooking sherry

grated sharp cheddar cheese

Fry bacon in a large pot.

Remove bacon and set aside

Saute onion in bacon grease and butter until onions are soft.

Add four and stir until mixed well and starting to brown.

Add turkey/ chicken broth, salsa, corn and turkey.

Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.

Add milk and cooking sherry.

Heat back up and serve.

Crumble fried bacon and shredded cheese over the top of bowls.

This is great served with mexican cornb…

CANDIED, GLAZED OR IN A CASSEROLE YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE SWEET POTATOES FOR THANKSGIVING

When I was a girl we always had what we called glazed sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Mom made a glaze to go over the potatoes.
She always used drained canned sweet potatoes or yams.

In later years when they came out with the sliced frozen sweet potatoes she took to using those.

I always like moms sweet potatoes.

When I came into the Gray family they did sweet potatoes too.

June always used real sweet potatoes, she cooked, peeled and made a glaze to go over them.

I loved it.

Now at Gray dinners Karen, Marks sister always does the sweet potatoes and the dressing she is the only one who can do it like her mom.

For a long time I made sweet potatoes like June even thought they neve were as good as hers we liked them.

Then I heard people talking about Sweet Potato Casserole.

I had never had it but I had just got the Westview Christian Church cookbook.

They named it A Taste of Heaven.

I was going through it and I saw Reta Haub had a recipe for a sweet potato casserole in it.

YOU SAY YEAST ROLLS I SAY YEAST BISCUITS

When I was growing up we always said yeast rolls. When Mark was growing up they always said yeast biscuits.
I can hear his mom saying it now.
June always made yeast biscuits when she had the family for dinner.
She would most always make them ahead of time and freeze them.
That helped her out a lot and we couldn't tell the difference.
When she brought them to the table they tasted fresh from the oven.
Not long after we married she shared her recipe with me.
I made them and made them and made them.
Or I should say I tried and I tried to make them.
We rented a house from James and Melba Denny at that time it was near Shorts Corner Road, the house is no longer there but if you went over there and looked over the fence I'm pretty sure you would find a stone hard pile of failed yeast rolls.
I did eventually learn to make them and while I would never say I could make them like June I could make them.
Then I  got into making sourdough bread.
Boy was that a mistake I gained thirty poun…

NOT EVERYONE KNOWS

Sometimes we think everyone knows so we don't bother to tell.

But not everyone does know.

There is always a new wave of people coming up who haven't done what so many take as ordinary.

So today we are going to tell you how to freeze persimmon pulp.

First of course you have to gather the persimmons.

Now persimmons cannot be picked.

They aren't good when they are all pretty and perfect on the trees.

When they are ready and sweet they fall.

When they fall it's not unusual for them to get a little banged up, don't worry about that.

A banged up persimmon with a little dirt or a twig on it are the best ones.

If you gather very many persimmons and can't work them up right away keep them in a shallow dish, don't pile them up and put them in the fridge.

They will keep a couple of days this way.

When you are ready to freeze them you want to sort through them and pick out any bits of leaf or twigs or dirt or maybe even a little bug.  Don't be freaked out by that …

NEVER GIVE UP

I'm tired today.

I've had it with Retroperitoneal Fibrosis.

I'm ready for it to pack up and get out of here.

When I was first diagnosed I didn't feel bad.

I wouldn't have really know anything was wrong.

Once I started getting treatment everything changed.

I know that's common with several different types of illness's and treatments.

There is a group of people who have this disease and they have a page you can follow.

They all tell about what they are experiencing.

I don't like the page.

I looked at it and everyone went on and on.

It seemed like a down place to me and besides that I wasn't having any of the things they were complaining about.

Several of them talked of pain.

They talked about having a hard time coming off the medications.

Well now I know.

Now I could post on that page.

I have gone from no pain to pain.

I have gone from a high dose to a low does and it's hard to adjust to.


I swell like crazy.

My eyes bother me.

I cry over every sin…

GOSIP ISN'T ONLY SHARED BY SPEAKING IT WE SHARE IT BY HITTING THE SHARE BUTTON OR POSTING ON FACEBOOK JUST THE SAME AS IF WE SAID IT OUTLOUD.

You know how they say gossip grows when it hits the ears of a fool and stops when it hits the ears of the wise?

Well that is true.

 I have been the fool at times and at times I've been wise.

I was thinking this morning that fb sharing is a lot like gossip.

Something comes up on our newsfeed.

We don't know if it's true or if it's false.

But we hit share.

For all we know someone sat down to their kitchen table and make the whole thing up then hit publish and the whole world starts sharing it.

This even happens with missing children stories.

Then we share them and eventually people become immune to them.

We need to know what we are sharing before we share.

The same is true with politics.

Know it's true before you share it or again there will be so much stuff out there no one will pay attention to what you are trying to say and you will again be a part of keeping something going that you think you want to stop.

In a nutshell we need to be careful what we share and not …