Life is good in the trailer hood!

Archive for September, 2013

Remember Shake and Bake Chicken?

over the kitchen sink!
Growing up with a houseful of people on a farm we spent a lot of time cooking! (And no, I don’t generally wear my hair down while in the kitchen.)

The following is my parents’ recipe for a coating mix for baking chicken. In our kitchen, we tripled this recipe!

You could make a larger quantity and store in an airtight container in the fridge for a quick and delicious meat dish! It never lasted that long at our house! πŸ™‚

Grind or finely crush ΒΌ lb. (one tube) of crackers. (Use saltine or Ritz type)

Add 1 tsp. garlic salt

1 Tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. onion salt

1 tsp. poultry seasoning

ΒΌ cup brown sugar

ΒΌ tsp. oregano

Mix together in large covered bowl. Coat chicken with the mixture thoroughly. Place in baking pan. Bake at 400 for about an hour; lower temperature to 300. Cover with foil and cook 1 hour longer or until tender.

Now eat!

In memory of: Mom and Dad

Here’s some dessert to go with!Β




eg garden veg

Sitting here relaxing with my hubby, he’s watching a movie, I am catching up with my friends (That’s you!)

My morning started differently. Early phone call from my hubby’s friend, he wanted to come by and show us some peppers his friend grew, and have me show him how to save the seed.

Then my sisters come knocking…

First my younger sister comes in bringing me books that my sweet friend Shelly sent for the book drive. The neighbor said it was in his mailbox, and he gave it to her. (Thank you, Vicki and neighbor!)

She leaves, and my older sister comes in bringing my food saver rolls she picked up for me in the city… oh, and spice containers! πŸ™‚ (Thank you, Pat!)

Then the friend shows up. Big bell peppers. 9 inches long. Any one know what these are? They taste like bell peppers.

Any way, I saved the seed.

He left. (and, too, left a wide mouth Mason jar he was drinking tea in, as well as the peppers and the seed.) Thank you! They are dehydrating nicely! πŸ˜‰

Another knock on the door. My sisters are carrying in three bags of clothes from my youngest sister and her friend. Oh, Pat and I had so much fun trying on clothes! (Can you say SCORE?)

I love shopping with my sisters like this… our total cost is nothing! It’s fun, too, because we say all through the session, I think I gave you that! Love time with my sisters! We modeled!!

Another good thing… my hubby has decided I need more closet space. All for that! You know me, I love storage spaces!

Then we had a great time and meal with some of my family! After our meal and visiting a bit, the ladies (and we are all ladies! πŸ˜‰ ) carried the food to put away in the camper.

Guess what? We didn’t go back outside. We all sat around in my sister’s camper, comfy and having a hen session with our niece Dez!

We talked of everything from great sales on food to canning meat, herbs, jobs, grand kids, and clothes. Pinterest ideas were flying, and wedding rings were mentioned!

It was a pleasant afternoon with my sisters, brothers in law, sister-in-law, and niece.

And to ice the cake… my oldest sister is buying a place just up the road a bit. It’s going to be awesome when we can all retire and be neighbors!

Blessed with all good things! Hope your day is, as well!

❀ ~evie


I started earlier to write, but I was distracted!

Unfortunately I lost my train of thought… the one I was going to post! I’m sure it had to do with being opinionated! πŸ™‚

We had a visitor this morning. Although I try very hard to tolerate this person, I have no patience with this being. And while I do not want to judge another person, facts remain… you can’t see eye to eye with everyone.

That being said, how do you converse with someone who talks over you, who… when to try to add to the conversation doesn’t even acknowledge you had spoken?

The blue jays were louder than usual! I think they were warning the trailer hood that something was going on! (Yes… there was… a loud mouth!)

Okay, off my soapbox… but seriously, just how do you shut out that nonsense?

❀ ~evie… longing for peace and stillness! πŸ™‚


Okay next post is the update. How things change… it all evolves! (I am just going to use the current one and go from there!)

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