Friday, September 28, 2007

Sweet Potatoes

Sid and I dug up a sweet potato plant a month ago to see what they were doing. While we were eating the delicious potatoes it occured to us we hadn't taken a picture. So today we went out and dug up the remaining 8 plants. Some did better than others. I know you were just waiting with baited breath to see how the sweet potatoes did. ha ha :)

As you can see I damaged them in the digging so we are having the worse damaged one for lunch.

Monday, September 24, 2007

St Mary's County Fair

Sid and I had a neat experience this last Saturday, September 22, 2007. We went to the St. Mary’s County Fair and worked in a booth that our ward and another ward set up.

We had packets of the picture of Christ, the family proclamation, the testimony of Christ, and several pass out cards. There were also CDs of Gladys Night we could give away. If the people wanted a Book of Mormon, Bible or DVD that we had playing they signed a card with their name, phone number and what they wanted.

We worked the booth from 9 am to 11 am. I stood there and asked people if they wanted a free picture of the Savior. There were a few that didn’t want it but I’d guess I passed out about 30 or more. Sid passed them out also with Brother Davis from the other ward. We guess we passed about 50 altogether. We also passed out a lot of the CD’s of Gladys Night. The Black people really wanted that CD.

We got about 6 referrals also. Up to that point the other workers of the day before only had 9. Dad would stand there and ask them if they were interested in the DVD or B of M and if they said yes he would tell them it would come by free ground delivery. One woman even wanted to put down her address. I know the people had to know that representatives of our church, Missionaries, would call them.

We just had a great time. The parade started at 10:30 so it was pretty quiet until 11:00 and then we left and walked through the buildings looking at the exhibits, which were pretty nice. Now we also have free tickets to Chick fillet. No pictures forgot my camera.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sailing Enrichment

This is Patriarch Mason's sailboat at his home. From his downstairs family room you look out on the water. His yard slopes right to the water. Upstairs you would think you were on the water. It is a beautiful view.

This is me just before I climbed aboard. I wondered if I would make it. Brother Mason held a foot stool that I climbed up and then held onto a cable and then climbed aboard. The younger sisters jumped aboard. There were 10 sisters that arrived at 4:30 pm so they could go sailing. Sister Mason stayed behind in case any others came. Our Relief Society President came late and was in another sailing boat as we came back. Afterwards we all ate, it was potluck, and just had a great time.

This is the inside of the cabin. It will sleep six people.

I think you have to be brave to take 10 sisters out sailing and let them help put up the sails.

After the sails were up Brother Mason explained alittle bit about sailing, the boat, how deep the water was and alittle about the area. Brother Mason just celebrated his 80th birthday and he loves sailing.

This picture was going out of the harbor. Sailing is so quiet and peaceful at least tonight it was. I didn't get sick at all.

You can see I was having fun. Brother Mason told me to take over the wheel. I think I made the sisters sick. I over corrected to much. When you are sailing you don't sail straight. The boat goes sorta sideways so it was hard for me to keep it where it was supposed to go. And then most of the time you don't have to guide the boat the wind does that.

This is some of the view as we were sailing back into the habor. It was so fun I didn't know sailing could be so fun.

This was the sun on the water as we turned around to go back to Brother Mason's house.

This is the backside of Patriarch Mason's house that you see when you are walking up the wharf from sailing.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Our Bon Voyage Puzzle

Grandpa and I started this puzzle a couple of days ago after Zane and Noah brought in one of theirs to put together. We had bought this puzzle in Delta about 4 or 5 years ago for Christmas and never got around to put it together.

Well today being Saturday, the kids came in to show us their new clothes for school that they got yesterday. quite a neat fashion show and saw our puzzle.
The first thing you know Zane and Noah are putting in pieces like crazy. Then Stevie started putting in pieces and then Baxter. Well they make Grandpa and me look silly. We study and study each little piece making sure it will fit and they just look at them and in the piece goes.

We get this one done and we're going to modpodge or something this one so we never put it together again.!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Grandmother's Shirley Sauce

I went to lunch bunch today. That is the Relief Society function that we do once a month at someones house. So I took a jar of Grandmother's Shirley sauce and everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. I thought maybe you would like it also. I also made Jelly Doughnuts and they were a success.

Grandmother's Shirley Sauce
12 large tomatoes
2 large green peppers
2 large onions
2 c. sugar
2 c. vinegar
2 tblsp. salt
Peel and cut up tomatoes; chop peppers and peeled onions.
Combine all ingredients and simmer 2 hours or more to thicken.
Pack into hot, sterilized jars; seal at once. I cold pack mine for 10 minutes.
Makes 3 pints.

We had such a good tomato crop Trudy and I have been putting up Shirley Sauce, tomato juice and salsa. yum yum.

Jelly Doughnuts

2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast.
1/2 cup warm water (110-115)
1/2 cup warm milk (110-115)
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1-1/3 cups sugar, divided
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon salt
3-3/4 cups all-putpose flour
3 tablespoons jelly or jam
1 egg white, beaten
Oil for deep-fat frying

In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, butter, 1/3 cup sugar, egg yolks and salt; mix well. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough (do not knead). Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly foured surface; knead about 10 times. Divide dough in half. Roll each portion to 1/4-in thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2 in. round cutter. Place about 1/2 teaspoon jelly in the center of half of the circles; brush edges with egg white. Top with remaining circles; press edges to seal tightly. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
In an electric skillet, heat oil to 375. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Roll doughnuts in remaining sugar while warm.
Yield: 16 doughnuts.

I was going to fry up a batch of doughnuts but I have lost my donut cutter and there are none for sell in Maryland.