"Mother's Cole Slaw"

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Tue 24 August 2010. Tags: recipes,

This recipe was given to me by my mother the same time as the Vegetable Salad – in the 70’s.

Ingredients

Hand me down recipes like this are often lacking quantities. How much celery seed? How much sugar? Now she is gone and I can't ask her. That is just …

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"Mother's Vegetable Salad"

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Tue 24 August 2010. Tags: recipes,

She used to serve this at Christmas and/or any other special occasion. It was one of her favorites. I have the hand written copy – apparently she gave me this recipe in the ‘70’s.

Ingredients

  • 1 large can Leisure peas.
  • 1 can French Style Green Beans
  • 1 cup chopped …

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Great White Chili

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Sun 22 August 2010. Tags: recipes,

One of my favorites.

Ingredients

  • 3 - 16 oz cans Great Northern Beans Do not drain
  • 4 cups Chicken breast Cubed
  • 1 T Oil
  • 2 Onions Chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 2 - 4 oz cans Mild green chilies Chopped
  • 2 t Ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 t Dried oregano Crumbled
  • 1/4 …

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Healthy Shrimp Gumbo

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Fri 25 June 2010. Tags: recipes,

This is a "healthy" gumbo recipe. The main thing it does is leave out the roux. But, with all the other southern goodness, it is still mighty tasty. Keep with the healthy theme by serving over whole grain brown rice.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs shrimp
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 …

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Enchilada Casserole

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Thu 24 June 2010. Tags: recipes,

One of my favorite, all time, most pounds gained recipes. Great served with a salad. Doubling the recipe lets you feed a crowd. Really like the Old El Paso brand of enchilada sauce better than any others that I've tried.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef (brown and drain)
  • 1 - 15 …

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The Place of Transformation

Written by shakiestnerd in Faith on Fri 18 June 2010. Tags: sermon,

Luke 9:28-36 Prayer doesn't need to be boring! Jesus and his disciples went up into mountain to pray and the usual was happening, the disciples fell asleep and Jesus prayed. This night was different however, as Jesus had other company join him. Moses and Elijah dropped by to discuss …

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'South Carolina: A History'

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Tue 15 June 2010. Tags: book_review,

South Carolina history book cover image

I just finished listening to South Carolina: A History by Walter Edgar. In a way, historical books, such as this, are boring and fascinating simultaneously.  The book goes in to great detail on the early history of the Palmetto State and the efforts to carve out a settlement in the …

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