In My Kitchen…In My Little House

Hey y’all,

I will post photos just as soon as I can. We’re still trying to get the Internet to the house. Not having it gets me to the library just a little more often. No one can complain about that.

We’re really making a lot of progress at the house. I do want to get one more coat of paint on the outside of the cabinets and touch up trim where it’s been bumped. I have started putting the shelf paper and some neat rubber mats in the drawers where we put the tableware and such.

It’s been raining a lot. We had flood waters in the north 20; but, they’ve all receded now. They were far from the house. It seems like it’s been either threatening rain or raining for days. Lovely fall weather! Wink!

We’ve moved our dining room, living room, and some of the bedroom furniture in now. It’s beginning to look all cozy. It’s a small house; but, so far things are fitting in nicely. Of course, we’ve elected not to bring all of our furniture in. I’m also going to sort again as I unpack boxes. I sure like the look of things without clutter. There will be another sale in my future soon.

I am so looking forward to getting the stove in! With the cool temperatures and rain, I just want to bake bake bake! Up first will be a batch of my oatmeal cookies. I’ve made the same recipe for so long, I don’t even know where I got it! All I know is that it’s on a very old recipe card handwritten by a kind baker back in the day. I know I’ve been using the same recipe for well over 20 years. Occasionally, I try someone else’s recipe, but I always seem to come back to this old favorite.

Tonight, I think I’ll make up a pot of potato soup. It’s such a homey old fashioned comfort food. I always use real butter. I also use real cream if I have it. Right now, I still have several quarts in the freezer from last summer. I like to make cream of broccoli soup, too. Hmmm, soup, I guess that means I’ve got to get some bowls! I sold mine at the last yard sale! I sold a lot of my dishes at my last yard sale. I’ve decided I want to collect a mix matched collection of white dishes. It seems that with four children, we’re always breaking something. So, I’ll be keeping my eyes out for white cups, saucers, bowls, and plates at thrift stores and yard sales. In the meantime, I found some clear glass ones for $.75 each at a store in town. I’ll just have to stop by and get a few, well, maybe 12-14. I make soup for company a lot in the winter, and we have a lot of little mouths to feed as well as grown-ups. Note: I did not say big mouths, though I know we were both thinking it. ~Tee Hee!~

Well, my time’s up,
have a wonderful Autumny day!

Soon to be of
Just One Little House


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