Monday, March 27, 2017

The Homemakers Creed

Who's willing to take The Homemaker's Creed with me. I think that our family deserves our best. So, Just print out the Homemaker's Creed portion, sign it and maybe even frame it and hang it on the wall as a proclamation on your commitment to your family. πŸ’– You may even want to have a "little" ceremony with your husband and children and make it more special to show them just how committed you are to them. You could have a "Special Meal" prepared with a Special Occasion Dessert. Show them some "Mom-ma Love" πŸ’–
So, till next time.....Be a Blessing to your family. 
 

Monday, March 20, 2017

The History Of Aprons



Most children now a days don't know what an apron is OR what it's even used for. The principle use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few dresses to make it through to the next wash day. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses, and aprons used less material
But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven. It was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.
 From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

 
        When company came, those    
       aprons were ideal hiding 
        places for shy children.
          And when the weather was   
     cold,Grandma wrapped it around  
     her arms.Those big old aprons 
     wiped many a perspiring brow,
      bent over the hot wood stove.
         Chips and kindling wood were  
     brought into the kitchen in that  
      apron. From the garden, it 
   carried all sorts of vegetables.       
 After the peas had been   
shelled, it carried out the hulls.
       In the fall, the apron was used to 
     bring in apples that had fallen from 
    the trees.When unexpected company 
     drove up the road, it was    
    surprising how much furniture that  
     old apron could dust in a matter of 
               seconds.
When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ‘old-time apron’ that served so many purposes.
REMEMBER:   Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Now our granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw. πŸ’œ
They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron. LOL

I don’t think I ever caught anything from an apron – Except maybe a little bit of Love…πŸ’—
Here is a sample of a few aprons and when you're done, you can go to my Pinterest Page and look for my page of Adorable Aprons. 

https://www.pinterest.com/dixiecajuns0667/?eq=josephine%20rodrigue&etslf=12394
Sorry, I don't know what happened to my pictures and post, but it got all wacky on me and would not stay placed where I put everything. :-)


































So, until next time Ladies....Have a Blessed Day. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Home Made Whole Wheat Bread

A few years back I did this post on how I make my Whole Wheat Bread. Since I've taken up Blogging again, I thought I'd re-share my recipe with y'all. I'm also reusing these pictures that I took a few years back before I moved back down to Louisiana.
This is my Wheat Grinder. It's called a Whisper Mill. YES, I actually grind my own wheat flour. I buy it in 50 lb. sacks and vacuum seal it in 2 cup portions. 


 This is my Whisper Mill grinding my whole wheat kernels into flour. Wheat kernels should be ground just before making bread. If ground ahead of time, it looses it's potency. The wheat flour is in the pan on the right.
I get all of my ingredients ready so I'm not having to run to the pantry in the middle of stirring something. 
This is my heavy duty mixer. It's called a Bosh. It's even more powerful than a Kitchen Aid. 

My Recipe begins with:
Put 2 Tablespoons Yeast
2 1/2 Cups Warm Water &
1 Cup Honey in your mixer mixing bowl.
Stir with a Hand Wisp just until ingredients are mixed together. Let this Sit for 15 minutes undisturbed, Until it looks like this.
Next you'll need to add:
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons Wheat Glutton
7 Cups Whole Wheat Flour (Add a Cup At A Time) 
Mix for 8-10 Minutes
The Bread Dough is Ready when it looks like this.
Cut the dough into 2 portions
And then shape those portions into loaf shapes.
Spray your Glass Bread baking dishes and put a portion into the dishes. 
I highly recommend using GLASS dishes. From using both Glass and Tin, I find that the Bread Rises, and Bakes a LOT better in glass. So does cakes. 
You can allow the dough to rise in a warm place OR you can just pop it into the oven at 340 degrees for 30 minutes. With this recipe I don't give it time to rise. 
 I just pop it into the oven and as you can see from the pictures, it rises really good. 
At the end of 30 minutes I take my Bread out of the oven and it's a Beautiful Golden Brown. If you find that your bread is not quite baked enough, you can leave it in longer. Not all ovens cook the same. I set my oven temperature at 340 degrees cause I find that my oven bakes this bread recipe better than the 350 degree oven that the recipe actually calls for. 
Next, Slice off a BIG chunk and lather it with some fresh homemade butter and Enjoy with a glass of milk. 
 Till next time πŸ’•




Monday, March 6, 2017

How To Always Have A Clean Home

Hummmmm, How many of us Ladies wish that we could get someone to come into our home on a Weekly basis and do a thorough cleaning for us? (Let's ALL raise our hands) Sometimes back my daughter Sarah passed out a List of things to get done each day which would help to have a CLEAN home. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ 
 First on the list was:
EVERY MORNING 
Empty The Dishwasher
       Fold a Load of Laundry
 Daily Cleaning Duty

EVERY NIGHT
Run The Dishwasher
Do A Load of Laundry
Sweep The Kitchen
Pick Up The House

DAILY CLEANING DUTY
Monday==Clean Bathroom
 Tuesday==Mop
     Wednesday==Vacuum           
     Thursday==Dust             
   Friday==Monthly Cleaning Duty       
 
MONTHLY CLEANING DUTY   
                          Walls & Doors                 


   Wash Baseboards               


 Clean Out Fridge & Freezer
Well Ladies, That's it for Today. I know that it sounds like a LOT of work, but when it's broken down and doing a little each day, then at the end of the week/month it's ALL done and you didn't have to "kill" yourself getting it all done. So, till next time.....πŸ’•