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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

Friday, September 13, 2019

Collections get started sooo easy....

A collection from my archives:

I don't ever remember a  conscious thought of
"GOSH...I really want a collection of TINY...WHITE...PITCHERS."

First of all, I generally don't care for anything TINY...
well, I DO like tiny babies...
but you know what I mean..
The sad thing here....
THIS ISN'T ALL .....
*sigh
The taller pitcher in the back is one that was given to me from my mother....
long, long ago...
All of the pitchers I have came from
flea markets
garage sales
mostly thrift shops....
The first few I bought were for my sweet sister in love...
...she collected them.
but...
when she died, they were all given back to me.
 
I keep rubbing this tiny little gravy boat...
it looks like a genie
could come out, in a cloud of smoke...
legs apart...
arms crossed
 and
grant me 3 wishes....

 
I just LOVE playing around with my photos in PhotoScape...
I love this focus point on my NOVEMBER rose..


...just a focus on the clock...
THIS is fun, ya'll.
You can do some awesome things over there...
...
 
Mr. Sweet brought this rose into the house just a few days ago..
and, we've had several FREEZES..
I can use some of the tiny pitchers beneath my tiny cloche
for a little festive decoration....

 
....add a little holly and a red and white ribbon and ANYthing is festive. !!!




 
RASPBERRY CREAM CHEESE PIE
in a CHOCOLATE COOKIE CRUST...
OH HONEY 
♥ ♥ ♥
 
FOOD has always been my favorite cloche theme....
*
so so easy to make...
just use the recipe on the super market CHOCOLATE cookie crust...
:))