Friday, January 3, 2014

January 3, 2014~Long Range Forecast

Oh my pick for today.
It was a whopping 10 degrees coming out of the plant this morning at 7am.
I've been hustling around putting away Christmas and take down decoration
I did take a look at the gauge at 3 pm; it was 35.9 and the sun was shining.
Sun shining with a fairly blustery wind.

Thanks for keeping up with the forecast!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

January 2, 2014~The Long Range Forecast

Wow..what a difference a day makes!
There's plenty of clouds and drizzling rain for today.
The temperature is reading 44.9 at 3:00.

It's a great day for sipping coffee and dipping fatback..

Be Blessed!

Good Luck, Prosperity, & Good Health

You're lookin' at my New Year Meal.

Here in my part of the south, this is the typical January 1 meal. I'm not a superstitious person so this meal is more out of tradition and remembrance of my Grandma Dorothy. She had very definite things she expected done. 
"Decent folk do certain things"
She would always be reminding us of what decent folk "do or "don't do." 
Grandma Dorothy's New Year's Meal always, always, consisted of black-eyed peas for luck, collard greens for the money, and hog jowl for health and it better be on the table at 12:00 pm.
"On the Dot!"

I always do a version of her meal. It will usually consist of the peas, a green, and some pork. I often will go with pork chop or even sometimes it's been thick cut bacon. I thought of which direction I was going to take with it, when discovering the hog jowl was either sold out or maybe they don't supply it anymore. Many food items that were so common can't even be found, lately. 
So I went with another old-time favorite...fatback!

I bet those health conscience folks out there are rolling eyes and thinking they are reading total insanity.

If you haven't had good ole salty fatback you probably don't know where it's at!!

I made no great preparation for this meal; my peas and collard greens came straight from the can. I did chunk a good bit of ham in the peas with some salt & pepper. My collard greens are
Margret Holmes brand. If you must buy greens in the can, they are the ones to want for.
Glory brand is good as well but you just about can't beat Margret Holmes for the seasoning. I drain just a bit of the juice off and cook them down in the iron skillet I had cooked the fatback(cook on medium heat unitl it's nice and golden) in.
Potato cakes made from some leftover mashed potatoes and a cornmeal muffin.
As Grandpa Jones would say,"Yum, yum!"

Are you asking yourself how this meal could be good for you at all?
I too questioned such a meal
I honestly have been nursing an extreme cough for about 3 weeks. I awoke to a full nights sleep and have had the slightest of coughs so far the morning....
I don't know....
Maybe the money's on the way too..LOL..


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January 1, 21014~Long Range Forecast

Nothing but clear skies here in Stuart,Virginia.
Maybe a fine feathered cloud.
The temperature is reading 48.9 at 2:27 pm.

As I snapping pictures around the yard, there is bit's of green 
that will poke through if you scrap the leaves back but plenty of brown 
to let you know what time of the year it is.

The Ole Man got me a nifty book for Christmas.

As I've been walking about been thinking on some of the chapters 
I've read through.
It's a blessed day here.
Hope your day is blessed as well.

Be a Blessing!