Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The milkman and I want to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great day! I'm taking a few days off to be with family and friends I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Peppernuts

The Milkman comes from a family history steeped Mennonite and German traditions. One of these traditions comes in the form of a little cookie called Peppernuts. They are easy to make they just take a little time. It your wanting to try something new this holiday season here is the recipe and the ingredients you are going to need. 
 In a bowl cream together 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 cup margarine or butter, and 1 egg
 After you beat that until it is light and fluffy add 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon cloves, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1/2 Tablespoon Anise extract and 2 Tablespoons white corn syrup.

 Mix until that is all incorporated.
 Then add 3 1/4 cups flour and mix until it forms a ball.
 Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for 24 hours so that it can season through.
 Then roll out the dough in a rope and cut them.
 Put them on a greased baking dish and bake in a 350 degree oven for 7-8 minutes.


 Let cool and store them in a air tight container and munch away. They are SO good and might be a little addictive. Ha!


Friday, November 20, 2015

Vintage Friday #84

Welcome to Vintage Friday!
 What is Vintage Friday? It is where I will list some vintage items that I want to sell.
Here is how it works:  If you see an item or items that you want simply leave me a comment with the # of the item (s) you want to purchase and your e-mail (so I can send you a payment request) and zip code (so I will know how much to charge for shipping it to you).
The first person to leave me their e-mail with their item # and zip wins!!  Your paid item(s) will be mailed out Monday. I will also combine items to make shipping cheaper for you.

THERE WILL BE NO VINTAGE FRIDAY NEXT FRIDAY BECAUSE OF THANKSGIVING!

#1. A Muli Colored Granny Square Afghan. It is in great condition and measures 4' 5" x 3' 9". $15 + shipping.

#2. An Hammered Aluminum Turning Serving Dish. It measures 14" across and turns very smoothly. $12 + shipping.


#3. 5 Vintage utensils. All have wooden handles except for the aqua beaters. They are in good condition. $12 + shipping.
 SOLD!!!

#4. A 1976 Playskool Bert and Ernie Friend puzzle. $5 + shipping.


#5. A box of Whitman Multiplication Flash Cards. It is complete with instructions. $5 + shipping.SOLD!!!

#6. A Large Playskool Map of the United States. It is in good condition and it measures 19" wide. $8 + shipping. 
 


#7. A Metal Toothpick/Match box holder. It is in great vintage condition. $4 + shipping.

#8. A cute little juice jar. It measures about 8" tall and has a flip top for an opening as well as a lid that unscrews. $4 + shipping.
 

#9. A Large Metal Daher Tray. It measures 20" across and in good condition. The 2nd picture below show its mark on the back of the tray. $10 + shipping.


#10. Another Large Metal Daher Tray. It also measures 20" wide and is in good condition. $10 + shipping.
Thanks for stopping by I hope you all have a great weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving! 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

There were a number of pumpkins laying around and I couldn't just let them rot. So I decided to make pumpkin pies. It isn't a hard process at all it just takes a little time.  
 First thing you do is cut the pumpkins in big chunks put them in a pot with a couple of cups of water and cook until they are fork tender.
 This is what they will look like when cooked. Let cool to touch and then scoop out the seeds and discard. Then scoop out the meat to the peeling.
 It should look like this when you are done. It takes 2 cups of pumpkin per pumpkin pie recipe.
 Then put the 2 cups pumpkin, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, 2 eggs and 1 can of evaporated milk in the blender and blend it all up until it is smooth.
 Pour the batter into 2 unbaked pie crusts. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes then turn down the oven to 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes until your knife comes out clean from the center.
 Cool and add fresh whipped cream of course and enjoy!! I also wanted to let you know that you can freeze them after they have cooled. I just cover them with tin foil, place in the freezer and they are ready for all your holiday parties. Yum! So go get those pumpkins off your porch and get to baking!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Trading with a California Chef

The internet is an amazing thing. Seriously, it can bring people together that you otherwise would have NEVER met. Case and point with this post. A few weeks ago while showing pictures on Instagram of my cupcakes we were making for the barn sale. A chef out in California sent me a message and said "Hey do you want to trade food for cupcakes"? I thought he was joking!! He wasn't and sure enough he was true to his word and sent out 2 de-lish meals for my entire family and I sent out 2 different flavors of cupcakes to him. Craziness!! 


 The first dish we tried was pulled pork which we put on slider buns and they were Yum-O!!

 Last night we had the short ribs and let me tell you the gravy I could have drank with a straw! Seriously, A-mazing!!! If you are in the San Francisco/Oakland area you need to get ahold of Brian from Brian's Kitchen or start following him on instagram by the same name Brian's Kitchen. Although I will warn you that his posts WILL make you hungry! Ha! Thank you SO much Brian for suggesting such a great trade. We will have to do it again sometime.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Vintage Friday #83

Welcome to Vintage Friday!
 What is Vintage Friday? It is where I will list some vintage items that I want to sell.
Here is how it works:  If you see an item or items that you want simply leave me a comment with the # of the item (s) you want to purchase and your e-mail (so I can send you a payment request) and zip code (so I will know how much to charge for shipping it to you).
The first person to leave me their e-mail with their item # and zip wins!!  Your paid item(s) will be mailed out Monday. I will also combine items to make shipping cheaper for you.


#1. A Pyrex Snowflake divided casserole dish with lid. It is in great condition no chips or dings. $15 + shipping.
SOLD!!!

#2. A Pyrex Green Flower Casserole dish. It is in great condition no chips or dings. $15 + shipping.
SOLD!!!

#3. A Rubbermaid Silver Star Lazy Susan. It measures 13" across and in great condition. $10 + shipping.

#4. A Green Metal S-K Tool box with tray. It is in great vintage condition and measures 18" x 6" x 6 1/2". $20 + shipping.


#5. A Large R.R. Rosewell Crock it measures 8" wide and 5" tall. It is in excellent condition and the 2nd picture below shows the stamp on the bottom. $15 + shipping.  SOLD!!!


#6. 4 Children's books "The Three Bears" and "The Story of Old King Cole" both are Rand McNally with a copyright of  1942 and 1975. The other 2 Golden books "The Truck and the Bus" book and "Bozo the Clown" have copyrights of 1966 and 1972. All four books are in great condition. $8 + shipping.

#7. 6 UNOPENED, UNCUT, Aunt Martha Transfers. Floral Tea Cups #3897, Birthday/Anniversary #3806, "Baby Borders #3915, "Little Girl's Quilt #3909, Lovely Foursome #3140 and Baby Borders # 3913. $10 + shipping.

#8. A Jerry Pepsi Glass. It is in great condition no chips or dings. $5+shipping.

#9. A 16 cup Wear-Ever Aluminum #3016 Coffee Pot. It is in great condition. $12 + shipping.

#10. A Brown Gold Coffee can with the lid. It is in great vintage condition. $5 + shipping.SOLD!!! 
Thanks for stopping by I hope you all have a great weekend.



Thursday, November 12, 2015

Happy 19th Birthday!

On this day 19 years ago I woke up when my alarm went off with some pain that went away after a few minutes. At the time I was working for a phone company in the big city and worked off of commission. I needed 8 hours to make my $1,500 bonus so I WAS going to work. I was NOT in labor. 9 minutes later when my alarm went off again that pain came back. I decided this wasn't happening right now so I got up and jumped in the shower to start getting ready for work. Lets just say I was able to get half my makeup on before I admitted to myself that this was labor and I wasn't going to make it to work. The midwife was called and at 1:18pm Natalia came into the world. I remember thinking as they placed her in my arms, I have NO idea what I'm doing, there is NO way I could be in charge of another tiny little human seriously. Thankfully, God walked beside us as she grew up and in spite of all of our screw ups (which there were A LOT) she became this A-mazing God fearing young lady. We are SO grateful and blessed to call her our sweet girl. 






 Natalia in your 19th year our prayer is that you continue to look to Jesus in all you do. We love you more then you will ever know. What a blessing you are to us and our family. Have a great day! Happy Birthday!