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Friday, October 31, 2008

A HALLOWEEN PARTY TODAY ...AND...WARM UP RECIPES FOR SOUPS AND SUCH.....

DEEDS is a little PINK PRINCESS....
BRYNNA must be a SUPER HERO....

AND ....here's an old cowboy and his DANCE HALL QUEEN...
aka BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER and HANDSOME SON IN LAW....


"BOOO....."

"HAPPY, HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!"




THIS SOUNDS LIKE FUN...I HOPE SHE HAS.....TREATS
BE SURE to go over for the party at PEA'S CORNER...she is PROMISING lots of fun for us....


She says "be sure to wear a costume" and here I AM...in my cute and


NOT EVEN SCARY costume !!

"HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!"
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Sweet STACEY over at POOFING THE PILLOWS
is hosting this fabulous....
WHAT WARMS YOU...
soups, chili, anything that warms your tummy....
Be sure to go over and check her site out...she has some delicious ideas and there will be a lot more BLOGETTES posting THEIR ideas and recipes, too...
Should be a DELICIOUS time in BLOGLAND today....
YUMMY....WARM UP YOUR TUMMY....

PLEASE.....come on in, have a seat here at the little BISTRO table and you can sample my soup today....
Uh Oh....you can plainly see that I FORGOT to even set this table...
Well, SHAME ON ME....
Hold on, I'll ladle you up a bowl of homemade soup, cut a slice of cornbread and have it right over to you, table set or not !!


I don't know 'bout ya'll but out here in WEST TEXAS, we just can't eat SOUP without.....

CORNBREAD...

NOW....it's gotta be cooked in the ye ole IRON SKILLET or it's not REALLY considered CORNBREAD....
While Mr. SweetNothings and I prefer our CORNBREAD without SUGAR.....
Sugar can be good, too!!
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1 cup CORNMEAL (we like white cornmeal)
1 cup FLOUR
1 EGG
1 teaspoon SALT
1 teaspoon BAKING POWDER
a little melted shortening or butter
BUTTERMILK to make a nice pouring consistency...
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pour into hot skillet, with a little hot grease, and bake about 30 mins. in a 450 oven.

NOW....keep in mind that
JIFFY CORBREAD MIX
is mighty....I say, MGHTY good, too!!!
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and.....well......we all know that CORNBREAD and SOUP just hollers out for
SLICED RED ONION.....
oooo, honey

MY PERSONAL FAVORITE SOUP IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD...ANYWHERE !!
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HOMEMADE POTATO SOUP

Peel as many potatoes AND onions as you think you might need for a nice-sized pot of soup
Cut into cubes and boil, with a little salt in the water, until potatoes are tender....
Drain off a little water and add MILK and BUTTER...
Cook for awhile longer until all the ingredients are married....about 30 more minutes should do it.
Now, you may add anything like carrots, celery......we like ours just as above with chopped GREEN ONION, SHREDDED CHEESE and BITS OF BACON sprinkled on top of our bowl of soup.....
NOTHING HARD ABOUT THIS RECIPE AT ALL AND IT IS VERY VERSATILE, being able to add anything that sounds good to YOU....
I ALWAYS make enuf to have the next day or two...it seems to get better as it sits in the fridge...
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ummmmmm...and SOMETIMES, we love having
FRIED (i know...bad) CORN FRITTERS
with our soups....

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a can of corn (or leftovers, if you have some)
mix enuf flour, 1 egg, salt and pepper, a little melted butter, chopped green chilies,
chopped onion, grated cheese and milk to make the ingredients "stiff" enuf to spoon into hot grease in a skillet....cook until brown on both sides...
AGAIN...this is one of those recipes that you can add absolutely ANYTHING, chopped ham, bacon....
ANYTHING that sounds good to ya...(i love recipes like that!)
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they are yummy, easy to make and, boy, we do love 'em....
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COURSE....WE GOTTA HAVE A DESSERT !! my mom used to tell us that dessert was invented by the French and that just a little bit of sugar, at the end of a big meal, helped the digestive system get to work sooner !!!
now...i am pretty sure she just made that up...she was good at doing that!! ;O)
ANYWAY...we believed her, i guess, because, to this day,
I WANT DESSERT !!

while we love HOMEMADE pies the bestest... i keep prepared graham cracker crusts and INSTANT JELLO PUDDING MIX in my pantry for times when i am pressed for time....
Around here, we LOVE the SUGAR FREE CHOCOLATE PUDDING/PIE MIX,
poured into a tasty crust .....

while whipped creme or COOL WHIP is mighty good and QUICK,
we REALLY like the meringue on the top of our pies. It doesn't take long to whip the egg whites, sugar to taste, and a tiny bit of CREME OF TARTER.....
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GOSH...all this has made me STARVING.....
Gotta get over to STACEY'S and see what the other ladies are offering today...
Stay warm....
love, bj

34 comments:

squawmama said...

YUMO!!! I love a good party.... will be there for sure... Thanks for all the recipes.... Happy Halloween

(((HUGS)))
DOnna

Marcela said...

Happy Halloween BJ!!!
What fabulous customs your daugther and granchildren are wearing!!!
I have always a wonderful time here in your place BJ!!!!!
Hugs
Marcela

Southern Lady said...

BJ, I enjoyed seeing your Halloween pictures and your recipes all sound so good, especially the corn fritters.

But I dearly love the "Grandmother's Prayer" on your sidebar. That pretty much says it all, doesn't it.

Sincerely,

Janie

Chris said...

You have such a beautiful family, I'm always happy to see a photo of any of them. And all those recipes, I have a lot of copy and pasting to do.

Hugs,
Chris

Stacey said...

Man alive that looks good! We have a lot in common with this theme. We eat potato soup and we must have cornbread - with NO sugar. :) Those corn fritters look so good. We make squash fritters. I will definitely try the corn recipe.

Thank you so much for participating!

Caroline Joy said...

Your family pictures are charming ! Have a wonderful day !

Donna said...

Happy Halloween, BJ! Wow, so many good recipes! I love potato soup.

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Donna

Mary said...

Oh good Lord, now I'm HUNGRY!!! Happy Halloween to you, too, dear bj. Your grandbabies are so cute in their costumes. And "your" costume is pretty cute, too. ;)
xoxo,
Mary

Beverly said...

Happy Halloween, BJ. You all look adorable in your costumes. ;-)

And, the soup and cornbread look and smell delicious.

Smilingsal said...

Thank you for the lovely time; you didn't miss a thing (ahem) except for setting the table. Now, you'all come visit me.

Picket said...

Happy Halloween BJ!!!! Great post girl! I loved the pics of family and the recipes ohhhh girl I am starving now cause I always eat cornbread with my homemade soups and 'tater'soup is one of my favorites...Have a great day sweetie!

Rue said...

Happy Halloween Bj :)

Those costumes are really cute!

I'm absolutely starving now! Can I come to your house?? Thank you for the recipes. I never knew how to make corn fritters, so I'm thrilled :)

I'm off to check out the parties now.....

love,
ruzzer

Amy said...

Hi BJ,
Thanks for stopping by today. Wow, your cornbread, soup, and dessert sound soooo good. Just love it. I will definitely be trying your recipes! Have a great Halloween (great costumes by the way), and enjoy the soup recipe party! Amy :)

Brenda said...

Girl now this is a Southern girls dream party. I just got back from Peas and I was so skinny I will take two pieces of the cornbread. One for my soup and one with lots of BUTTER =)Thanks for a great time.
Brenda

Anonymous said...

OH nice woman...I think I gained 10 pounds just reading you post!!! NOT GOOD! I love the halloween costumes...what fun! Your daughter looks so much like you it just kills me..especially her smile. HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN. and a BOO-tiful weekend!

Grrrrr this happens all the time with you...you got me locked out???
I am not anonymous...its me Nikkicrumpet...but It keeps kicking back my password :(

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

WOW, Great recipes you're sharing. Potato soup is an old fashioned favorite that my mom used to make. It's real comfort food.

Great pix, Happy Halloween, Take care, DebraK

Connie W said...

Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering...I would love to have some that soup and cornbread and pie...perhaps I'll fix some here for supper too...
Cute photos of the kiddos.
Have a great day!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Yep, one thing I Don't like is sweet corn bread. Your recipe looks like a winner. In fact, all your recipes look like winners. I am enjoying the rest of your blog too, glad I stopped by for a visit. Have a very Happy Halloween! Twyla

squawmama said...

I don't know what was up with my PC this morning but it didn't load your pictures of your beautiful family... I love the outfits... Very cute.. I have to get busy cooking up them there tasty recipes of your...Love them


Have a SPOOKTACULAR day...
Happy Halloween
(((HUGS)))
Donna

salmagundi said...

I'm starving, too. Potato soup sounds really good about now, even though it is still morning. My family must believe that thing about sugar, as they always want dessert, too! Happy Halloween. Sally

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Cute costumes the kids have on and that little monkey is adorable !
I'll be right over, have me a bowl full cooling will ya .

Bo said...

Yum-umm..'Tater soup, cornbread and big ol' hunk of onion...now that's po' folks food and I LOVE it...with the price of groceries today, this is a great reminder we can still eat good & cheap too! You are the cutest in your monkey costume---it is so YOU! ;-) Bo

Suzy said...

Happy Halloween!

Have fun with your family.


Love, Suzy

PEA said...

Happy Halloween dear BJ...I mean Supergirl! hehe I'm so glad you were able to come to my Halloween Bash. It's still going on strong:-)

Love the costumes your grandkids are wearing! I so miss my boys being younger and dressing up like that. It's no wonder I tell them they're no fun anymore! lol Your daughter and SIL make a striking couple as well:-)

All those yummy recipes...must copy them all down! My tummy is growling, I guess I haven't eaten enough fingers today! hehe xoxo

beddow said...

Well BJ I have been busy cut and pasting! I have a whole folder for BJ's recipe's.
Have a great weekend.

Betty

PS My J stands for Jane, now shh it is a secret okay?

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Cute costumes!

Good ol' homemade potato soup sounds so good, BJ.

We ate at a fish place in Branson the other day. It's owned by Bass Pro. They brought a small iron skillet of cornbread to the table. It was pretty good, but had sugar. We like our cornbread. unsweetened. Well of course I took a photo!! Did you doubt that?? Will post about it next week.

laurie said...

Oh you made me want some great potato soup and corn fritters, but you're one of those "pinch of this, dab of that" cooks. I gotta have measurements! Those Halloween costumes are great. What cuties! laurie

Tara said...

Hi BJ

I am just salivating here! All of these look so good...your cornbread looks excellent. I must admit I do cheat and use the Jiffy but I think it's good (but I am a New Yorker, what do I know??). The soup looks fabulous and it has been a blustery week here, I may have to try it!

:0)Tara

PS--everyone looks cute!

Bobbie said...

I love cornbread and potato soup! I also am a BIG fan of McCain/Palin and having been praying for the election!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Set an extra place at that table BJ! I'll be over in a few minutes!!LOL
MMMMMMMMM everything looks sooo good. I needed some good instructions for corn fritters and will be trying yours! Thanks!
Hugs, Sherry

Picket said...

Hey BJ..it is 10:00 nad I am just now seeing your note...My bunch likes to stay awhile when they come! lol Girl you know computer stuff scares me...but here is what I did to change the template...first go to customize onyour blog..then click on 'pick a new template.....right there on the left I think you will see the one that says 'minima'...click that circle and save...then go to your background choice you have picked and copy your code and go back to your layout page and click add a gadget....and well I guess you know the rest! then I just play with the colors and fonts to get the ones that will show up on the background I have....Hope this helps girl...let me know..but as smart as you are girl with this stuff...I know you'd figure out anything once you set your mind to it! lol

Betty said...

Pea really puts on a good party, doesn't she? So much fun.

I'm with you about the cornbread. I don't put sugar in mine either, and I use buttermilk. I know some people use sweet milk, but I like the cornbread better.

Happy Halloween to you. Sorry I'm late with this wish. Have a good weekend.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Happy Halloween!
Great costumes!!
:)
~Becca~

santamaker said...

BJ those beautiful grands of yours in their Halloween outfits are just precious! I miss my kids being little...it was so much fun to make them costumes.
Girrrl you put out the yummiest foods. Makes me want to cook (and I'm not a big cook)... ummm cornbread!