Good Sunday to everyone. Clouds are beginning to give way to sunshine here in my corner of Iowa. I had hoped the clouds would stick around for awhile and keep the temps from rising so fast. I fear that won’t happen today. We are in for another very hot week. Many of the farmers in my area have already found their crops to be a total loss due to the drought. Of course many Midwestern states are experiencing the same conditions. As this part of the country is the breadbasket of our country, food prices will be high in the coming year. Many people don’t think about how the agricultural industry affects so many aspects of our lives. Having lived on a farm for 27 years, I had a chance to see things from that point of view.
Today will be quiet for me and I would say that is a good thing. I’m gearing up for week long birthday celebrations. Getting another year older isn’t such a bad thing when you consider the alternative. My daughter Tracy (yes I have a daughter named Tracy too) and her hubby are coming down tomorrow to take me out for a birthday lunch. I hope we will go to Olive Garden, one of my favorite places to eat. The rest of the week will fill in as it goes.
I did make my homemade salad dressing but haven‘t used any of it yet. It will make good potato salad as I sampled some and there is a little tang to it. This is the recipe I used
2 eggs, beaten .
2 TBSP flour
1 TBSP Ground mustard
4-5 TBSP sugar
1 tsp. salt
½ C vinegar
½ C hot water
1 TBSP butter
Using a whisk, blend eggs and flour (to get rid of any lumps) in a saucepan then stir in remaining ingredients and cook over medium heat until it thickens. Cool and store in airtight jar in the refrigerator.
Makes about 2 ½ Cups
Much cheaper than those in the store which are $3-$4 a pint jar.
I have the coffee made and hot tea for myself and anyone who wants a cup. The fridge is stocked with sodas, juice, ice tea, lemonade and ice water. Don’t be afraid to ask for a drink. If anyone has goodies to share they are always welcome. Just put them on the counter. Pull up a chair and tell us about your Sunday.
Don’t forget to leave Norma and family a message.