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Sunday, January 19, 2020

I Found My Thrill..

To all my friends,
I have been away from my blog for several months.
I just lost interest in it...not sure just why.
I started my blog in 2007 and never once tired of it
or had trouble coming up with subjects to blog about.

I am going to try...TRY... to be a better blogger.
I would also love it if you would follow me on Facebook and Instagram.
I post 3 or 4 times a week over there.

I've gone back in archives for this post.

FATS DOMINO....
do any of you remember him??
I saw him once, in person, and I'll NEVER forget how great he was ...
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He passed away a few years back...
I know he is carrying on with his talents up there in Heaven.
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I saw him on television right after Katrina hit New Orleans.
Because of his wife's poor health, they DID NOT evacuate....Their home was flooded.
He was born and
has lived his whole life in New Orleans.
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He was one of my very favorite ROCK AND ROLL singers in the 50's and 60's, with
BLUEBERRY HILL being my favorite song..
OOO, how he could WORK THAT PIANO....!!
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Speaking of BLUEBERRIES...
ummm...they are EXTRA good this year.
So juicy and sweet..
They are extra good for us, too...don't cha love it when something
that TASTE so good is actually GOOD for you!!
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I know a lot of you work outside the home and don't always have time
to make fresh BLUEBERRY Muffins for breakfast...(or any OTHER kind of muffins)
That's why I LOVE having MIXES in the house.
I DON'T work but I do remember the days when I was always in such a hurry in the
mornings that I settled for a bowl of cereal...
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So....what I'm sayin'...
.... there's not a thing wrong with using MIXES...
just ask SANDRA LEE
of SEMI HOMEMADE :))


I like to ADD things to mine to make them....uh...well...........MINE !
A tiny little bit of extra sweetness...
a cap full of PURE VANILLA
and.....in THIS case...
FRESH BLUEBERRIES...
 


I love my pretty sugar bowl with Betsy Ross and her flag.

 and I love my BLUEBERRY MUFFIN with butter...
uh hu.....I surely do.
 


 This tea tasted twice as good to me out of my pretty blue cup
with the famous ride on it. 💘







...and speaking of BLUE...
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For as long as I can remember, I have loved the color BLUE..
BLUE dishes...
BLUE clothing....
BLUEBERRY MUFFINS....:))
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We get a lot of the ideas of things we LOVE from our mothers or someone close to us, I think.
My mom loved BLUE..
I love BLUE...
and my daughter loves BLUE !
Neither of us use the color very much in our decorating but we both have
the BLUE and white transferware...
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These dishes I am using are the LIBERTY BLUE edition that
was sold in GROCERY STORES in the 70's.
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They are such collector items now...
it just amazes me that if I had only been able to get my
FORE SIGHT and my HIND SIGHT together,
I could have STOCKED UP ON THIS STUFF !!
amazing !!
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I read, on a blog somewhere, that the THRILL of the HUNT
was lessened somewhat by EBAY and such sites.
I agree...it's MUCH more fun to find your collection pieces in thrift stores,
garage sales, flea markets..
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HOWEVER...had it not been for Ebay, I wouldn't have all the extra
plates, cups, bowls, saucers, serving pieces
to my beautiful set of LIBERTY BLUES...
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Sooo...we just take them where we find them...
and be happy......
I'M HAPPY !!
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"I found my thrill......on BLUEBERRY HILL...
...it lingered until......my dreams came true.."

Thanks, Mr. FATS DOMINO, for this amazing song that
had so much meaning in my young life...!
...and, as songs sometimes do, it congers up memories of an old BOYFRIEND !! :))
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I LOVE GOOD MEMORIES...!!

I am blessed to have a LOT of wonderful memories...
you know, some make me cry...
most make me smile
and a lot make me LAUGH OUT LOUD 💞

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Biscuits and......CHOCOLATE GRAVY


I was pretty sure I had died and gone to Heaven...

...when a sweet blogging friend, NANA DIANA,  sent THIS  recipe to me
several years ago.....

CHOCOLATE GRAVY
1/3 stick butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
2 cups whole milk   
                                       
Heat butter in a cast iron skillet over low heat. Mix in sugar, flour and cocoa. Slowly pour 1 cup of milk into the skillet and whisk well to remove lumps. Whisk in remaining milk, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick, being careful not to scorch. Serve hot over biscuits.

MERCY ME.... 
Sooo, I got busy and whipped up some
BUTTERMILK BISCUITS
so we could have some of the delicious sounding
CHOCOLATE GRAVY  
I was aiming to have some of that good gravy for breakfast...


 HERSHEY'S COCOA
holds the BEST  childhood memories for me..
Every single time I get it down from the top shelf in my cabinet,
I smile...
It takes me right back to DALLAS and my beloved cousin, SKEET.
SKEET lived in Dallas and when I would go spend a little time in the summer with my daddy...
we always got SKEET to come stay, too.


Our very favorite SWEET was COCOA and SUGAR.
We'd mix it all up in a cup and nearly CHOKE to death on it's sugary powder.
We loved it sooo much and now that we are in our 80's
we STILL talk about it every time we visit on the phone.
 OK....so back to my gravy....
CHOCOLATE gravy...

OOO....my gosh ! 
 WHERE HAVE I BEEN ALL MY LIFE ??
It's hard to believe one can live over eighty years and never have 
GLORIOUS CHOCOLATE GRAVY..
and now that I was about to TASTE this glorious sweetness,
I also wanted a favorite...BACON ...to go along with it.
MAN !...what a breakfast.

With my FIRST BITE......


It's very sweet...
like a
♫  good chocolate PUDDING    ♪♫
 Just looking at this photo makes me want to LICK MY COMPUTER SCREEN.
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OK NOW....

The above was from my archives...
Here, this very morning, 9/13/2019
I woke up hungry for CHOCOLATE GRAVY....


Sooo
I had a skillet full of this luscious gravy bubbling before I could say,
JACK SPRATT....

While it simmered on the stove,
I made a small batch of hot biscuits...
OOO HONEY


This part always makes me sad...
if Mr. Sweet was standing beside me as I poured the gravy into the boat,
he would have had a spoon in his hand,
all ready to "lick" the pan.
O, how I wish he was here....
on the other hand, I know in my heart he is having so many more blessings 
than licking the pan of chocolate gravy...😢



Here's something much sweeter than Chocolate gravy...
our little ELENA, all dressed in a fitting color, PINK,
for a tiny little girl baby.

Thanks again, Nana Diana, for this sweet and
delicious recipe...💋💋💋

Much love to all,
bj