Life is Butter with Friends…

I usually cruise the net a bit before I write my blog…sometimes I’m looking for inspiration…sometimes I’m trying to catch up…sometimes I’m trying to wake up…and…sometimes I’m just plain procrastinating…

Today…was kind of a catch up day…but…lo and behold…I found some inspiration in the first Facebook post I saw…

My friend…Betty Reed Lynch…author of…Back to the Table with My Country Kitchen…had posted a recipe calling for a…stick of butter…which…for me was pretty straight forward…but…she had a friend from Australia…who asked…what is a stick of butter

The question was quickly…and expertly answered…it is a quarter of a pound…four ounces…which her friend quickly roughly converted to grams…and what portion of the block her butter came in…it would be…

Now…the post…made me smile…and…that could have been that…except with…Bertha…it never is…no…she had to relate it to life on a bigger scale…

She says…that no matter how much we have in common with our international neighbors…we will always have differences…some big…some small…and…wouldn’t it be nice…if we would put away our…guns…and our…missiles…and…broach those differences…friend to friend…one stick of butter at a time…

Jane

What’s Cooking…

I love Saturday mornings…especially when I have no specific plans…at least not early…and…I can snuggle into the covers…until my heart wants to get up…not my sense of responsibility…
Today…was one of those mornings…ahhh…
So…I’m sitting here thinking…what will I write about…when I notice a package I haven’t opened…a new cookbook that arrived yesterday…Back to the Table with My Country Kitchen…by Betty Lynch…
I know…I need another cookbook like I need another hole in my head…but as you may recall…I got one of those last year as well…so…I deserve the cookbook…
And…besides…this one is different…the first recipe I saw when I opened it was…Chocolate Gravy…do you know…in all my 57 southern drawling years…I’ve never had Chocolate Gravy…yes…I’m deprived…I’ll be remedying that in just a bit…so…feel free to send biscuits…if you feel so led…
Anyway…it only went uphill…from Chocolate Gravy…I’m loving all the recipes…there seems to be something for everybody…from…fresh is best…to…I’ve got a soccer team to feed in twenty minutes—help…from…meat and potato appetites…to…hold the meat—hold the potatoes—what’s left
Then…there’s the story behind the recipes…when author Betty is teaching editor Kim how to cook in order to test the recipes…I really liked that part…like when Kim asks…how do you fold raw eggs…hopefully better than I fold bottom sheets…just saying…
Well…I’m getting really hungry…so…I’m off to try Chocolate Gravy…
Jane