Nothing goes better than some homemade scones with a good book-
Here’s a family favorite- Lisa
2 cups AP flour
1/3 c sugar
1 teasp baking powder
1/4 teasp baking soda
1/2 teasp salt
8 Tablespoon butter (frozen)
1/2 c Raisins
1/2 c sour cream
1 lg egg
Set oven at 400 degree-
- In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in raisins.
- In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
- Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
- Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. of sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.
It’s that time of the Year in Louisiana- Blackberry time. They grow wild here along the road and leave but becauses of clearing and spraying of pesticide there’s lots less. These sweet berries when i was a child was plentiful – but now you might have to hunt around for them. Make sure you dress appropriately -because some times these wild berries are in hard to reach spots. There brambling nature make the job tough but the reward is so sweet. Lisa
- If not on public land make sure you ask before picking also.
So go grab you bucket and fill it up with this sweet berry. But be care of the thorns. But when you come home-
Mom’s Blackberry Cobbler
1 lb blackberries/ cleaned ,rinsed.
1/4 c soft butter
1/2 c sugar
1 c shifted flour
2 tsp. Baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c sugar ( can be adjusted )
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter & sugar,Add in dry ingredients alternating with milk. Beat until smooth. Pour batter into casserole dish . Spoon fruit over batter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 45 minutes
Chow Chow Recipe ( basic recipe)
5 lb green tomatoes chopped
3/4 lbs of cabbage
2 lbs onions
1 cup sugar,1 cup vinegar And salt & Pepper to taste.
Place in jars – Keep refrigerated. Makes a great gift. Lisa
Chow–chow (Chowchow, Chow Chow) is a Nova Scotian and American pickled relish made from a combination of vegetables. Mainly green tomato, cabbage, or any vegetables you have. . These ingredients are pickled in a canning jar and served cold.
1 cup peeled tomato /chopped
1/2 cup of each- green pepper,celery cucumber and onions
1 tsp parsley,chives
clove garlic / minced
2 cups tomatoes juice
2 Tbsp. wine vinegar & olive oil
1/2 tsp. Worchester sauce
Salt & Pepper to taste
Mix together. Cover and Chill . Serve cold.
My herb garden I grow in an old container I found. It was perfect for this use since it was already damaged. Filled with soil and plants and let grow. It’s placed at my front door so I can go out and pinch what I need. Lisa
What do you do with the over abunce of herbs. We bring out the dehydrator. A great way to preserve for future use.
I also dry fruit,vegetables, meat and flowers from the garden to use in food and crafts.
Easter Decoration for your party
Easter bunnies cut from scrapbook paper with carrots in between.
Cute little center piece made from ceramic bunny and eggs.
Have fun with your table and party decorations. Lisa
Happy Wednesday – Hope you have enjoyed our Easter Fun!
Today is Easter Party Time-
Did You know that the White House has had an Easter Roll since-1878 on the South Lawn of the White House.
This Years is April 17 and all the info and Live broadcast can be found here
White House Roll 2017
Easter Egg Hunt Idea’s
Having Bad Weather ? How about follow the Bunny Tracks – around the house to find the hidden eggs.
How about a scavenger -egg hunt- Pass out basket and Collect certain items – ( clues about egg color, bunny hidden candy )
How about alphabet Bingo eggs- Hand out cards with words- Write letters on plastic eggs (let them collect letters to spell words on there cards and play like bingo .
Does your family have a Easter tradition? Are you planning an Easter Egg hunt?
Good Friday Easter Hunt
Our Family Egg Hunt Is Held on Good Friday – with our annual Crawfish Bowl!
Easter Book for the Kids-
Free on Kindle at this time
Children’s Books : First & Last Easter Egg Hunt
Bedtime Stories For Kids and Kindle Unlimited
When the Easter Bunny finds two little girls awake, waiting for him, he decides to
Fairy tale for children ‘s books in Holidays & Celebrations For Easter. The kids learn about the sharing for friends , the life .The series for easter have 3 stories. You can collect for kindle/book for Bedtime Stories For Kids.
Sign’s of Easter in South Louisiana is Elmer Chocolate hitting the shelves-
This 3rd generation family chocolate company manufactured in Ponchatoula ,la. and specializes in seasonal chocolate . Elmer Chocolate History
Gold Brick, Heavenly Hash and Pecan rolls are big sellers in this area and only out at Easter time. So buy them now or you can make a version of them.
1 -10 oz pkg miniature marshmallows
2 cups pecans
1 – 12 oz milk chocolate morsels
1 can condensed milk
Grease a large platter
In one bowl have- Marshmallows & pecans. In a bowl melt chocolate -add condensed milk -Mix to smooth. Pour mixture over marshmallow/pecan – Mix. Pour into greased pan and refrigerate until set . Cut into squares.
More family favorites-
1-14 oz caramel
4 tablespoon milk
1 1/2 c pecans
*You can find paraffin wax, also sometimes called baker’s wax or canning wax, in your grocery store where canning jars and supplies are sold.
1 -12 oz pks semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Melt caramels in milk on low -add pecans. Chill. Melt paraffin and chocolate on Low. Dip harden caramel /pecan mix into the melted chocolate. Place on Wax to harden.
1 cup pecan halves
36 light caramels
1/2 c sweet chocolate / melted
Grease a cookie sheet. Place 4 pecan halves flat side down and place carmel into the middle. Heat at 325 until caramel is soft.(4-8 minutes). Flatten caramels and let cool.Swirl a bit of melted chocolate onto each cluster or they can be dipped and place back on wax paper to dry.
Make a batch and share ! Lisa