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Of MGs Wooden Ships and Broken Promises

From a former Pilgrim Husband….as we still work for a contract

Musings

Perhaps the best advice I ever got in my life came from my Uncle Ed.


“Don’t buy that MG”.


Now I’ll be the first to admit. She wasn’t much to look at. She needed a bit of bodywork and the rag top had a couple of patches.


But she was fun to drive.


Of course he had owned a number of MGs and other exotic cars himself. Basically……. He knew of whence he spoke.


I never heard an “I told you so”.


When I would share with him my latest tale of some repair I needed or upgrade I decided to make he would nod his head and say:


“That’s the price of being a sport” and “If you own a sports car you better be ready to get your hands dirty.”


See he wasn’t trying to discourage me. He was helping me.


He was helping me to learn an…

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Birthday Casserole

It’s that day again…..Happy Birthday and many happy returns of the day!

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Because a certain someone has a BIRTHDAY TODAY …and one of his ulterior motives to help me with the technical aspects of a blog was to have access to his favorite recipes….another of Grandma B’s recipes.

Mrs. Granatowicz’s Casserole

(Mrs. G was a LEIGH, NEBR- neighbor-)

A JACOB Favorite

1 ½ lbs. hamburger

1 C chopped celery

1 C chopped onion

2 Tb Oil or Butter

1 sm can mushrooms chopped

1 can cream of mushroom Soup undiluted

1 can cream of Chicken Soup undiluted

1 can Chinese Noodles

  1. brown onions & celery in butter
  2. mix soups together Add the above to soups.
  3. brown hamburger , then add #1 & 2

You can add ½ can bean sprouts or/& water chestnuts. I usually DO NOT. Also, you can leave out the can of mushrooms – I usually use these.

  1. Place in casserole
  2. Top w/ Chinese Noodles.
  3. BAKE 350° for 25…

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Rinktum Ditty

Here’s another cheese toast/toasted cheese to add to the mix from Cynthia Clampitt

The World's Fare

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It was the name of this recipe that caught my eye initially, as I was flipping through an old cookbook. Then, looking over the ingredients, I was definitely interested in trying it. Seriously, anything with melted cheese is going to be pretty good. Rinktum Ditty is something of a spin on Welsh rarebit (or do you say “rabbit”–both terms are ancient and correct), but with tomatoes taking the place of beer.

It appears that Rinktum Ditty came to America from England, specifically from Cheshire. It became associated with New England, but it clearly spread nationwide, even appearing in a 1917 collection of recipes in Arizona.

Some versions call for cooked tomatoes, others for tomato sauce, and a few Depression-era versions used canned tomato soup. I decided to update it a bit, using a can of “petite diced” tomatoes. It made it a bit chunkier, but the flavor of the cheese…

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Rabbit or Rarebit?

Now to find Irish Rarebit….

Plays with Fire

First, hitting the books

The recipes, by century

18th century

1747

To make a Scotch rabbit,

toast the bread very nicely on both sides, butter it, cut a slice of cheese about as big as the bread, toast it on both sides, and lay it on the bread.

-1747. Hannah Glasse. The Art of Cookery Made Plain & Easy. Prospect Books ed. p.95

 

To make a Welch rabbit,

toast the bread on both sides, then toast the cheese on one side, lay it on the toast, and with a hot iron brown the other side. You may rub it over with mustard.

-1747. Hannah Glasse. The Art of Cookery Made Plain & Easy. Prospect Books ed. p.95

To make an English rabbit,

toast the bread brown on both sides, lay it in a plate before the fire, pour a glass of red wine…

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Happy Birthday!

 

Happy Birthday, Mother Mine

and his and his

and hers

and his and his

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The number of candles above is representative and not actual.

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Rabbit

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Rabbit by Choi Buk (1712- 1760).

Rabbit by Choi Buk 1712-1760

Rabbit study by Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter

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Rabbits (Les lapins)

Lucien Pissarro (1863 – 1944)

wood engraving in black on Japan paper, 16.3 cm x 23.8 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

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Irish Mac and Cheese

Since once again St Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday in Lent….the Cardinal has said it’s alright for Bostonians to eat Corned Beef and green veg/beer of their choice. I will NOT be having Mac and Cheese….read more:

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Macaroni is not the least bit Irish. Calling it Mac only makes it sound like it is.

But if  you are Irish and Catholic,  St. Patrick’s Day comes smack dab in the middle of Lent and if it’s on a Friday night , no less, even if you are in the Archdioceses of Boston and even if St Patrick is the Patron saint of the Archdiocese  and even if there is dispensation for corned beef and cabbage……you might very well be having macaroni and cheese for supper.

st patrick St Patrick, chasing  snakes and green macaroni and cheese out of Ireland

I don’t remember the details. We had plenty of St Patrick’s Days with Corned Beef and Cabbage but this one was most notably not one of those.  Was my Irish father working late? He loved his corned beef and cabbage, especially if corned beef would lead to corned beef hash….

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Onions….

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Van Gogh, Still Life with a Plate of Onions, January 1889. Oil on canvas, 50 x 64 cm. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo.

 

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