Snowstorm-January 26,2011-Scenic Sunday 132 Sunday

Boy , this is the most snow-filled January that we’ve had in a long time.

January's snowman with rosemary twig arms and a curvy carrot nose!

My mother relayed a remembrance of her childhood in Pennsylvania.  She said, that one Sunday, they got dressed and ready for church and when they opened the door , they were very surprised to see the snow so high that they could barely open the door.  Stayed home that Sunday, and it took my grandpa days to shovel all of that snow. ( before Snow-blowers ever existed).  My grandpa used to say in a sing-song voice this jingle, ” I looked out the window and what did I see?, three feet of snow right under me. “, This he recalled as a boy.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by to visit my post for Scenic Sunday!

Please visit all of the other wonderful Scenic Sunday photos at this web address:

http://scenicsunday.blogspot.com/

 

 

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Skywatch Friday

Oh Shoot! Digital Photo Challege-Letter “A”

for the year 2011:

Letter ” A”

"A" for American flags

"A" is for "A time to Remember" , a float at the 4th of July parade in Milltown, N.J.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"A" art at Princeton University Art museum , I just love this staircase

Recipe- Buttermilk Biscuits

January 14, 2011

After having quite the enlightening  conversation with my co-worker about her North Carolina’s  grandmother’s home-made biscuits fresh out of the oven, I was delighted that I came across this Buttermilk recipe from a blog that no longer active.

Feast-Worthy Buttermilk Biscuits
Slightly adapted from The Bread Bible by Beth Hensperger

Ingredients: Makes 12 biscuits

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Cornmeal for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 7 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup cold buttermilk

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly sprinkle the paper with cornmeal.

In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut the cold butter into this mixture, either using a pastry blender, a fork or your hands. I prefer to use my hands, gently rubbing the butter and flour mixture together until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.

In a small bowl combine the buttermilk and egg, briefly whisking. Add to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. The dough will be sticky.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface, dusting with flour as needed to prevent it from sticking to your hands. Knead the dough a few times until it holds together, then roll or pat it into a rectangle about 1-inch thick.

Now it’s time to use your biscuit cutter (you can also use the top of an empty, clean 14 or 15-oz tin can in place of a cutter, btw). Dip the cutter into your flour, then press it into the dough, gently pressing down and twisting slightly to ensure a clean cut. Cut as many biscuits as possible, then remove the scrap dough (set aside) and transfer the rounds to your baking sheet, leaving about 1/2 an inch of space between each round. You can roll the dough scraps up and cut a few more biscuits if you like.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.

http://www.bakingandbooks.com/2009/11/19/feast-worthy-buttermilk-biscuits/

Ruby Tuesday

Antique red mill along the frozen Delaware-Raritan river

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today is 1-11-11,    what fun in writing this date all day at work!

 

Happy Ruby Tuesday, share your photos of red on

http://workofthepoet.blogspot.com/

what fun in writing this date all day at work!

Ruby Tuesday

This year's theme is "Trained to Perform" for Fancy Brigade Team- Golden Crown

Display your photos with red color for the  the photo meme called  Ruby Tuesday, hosted by http://workofthepoet.blogspot.com

The  city of Philadelphia is has a huge celebration put on by the Mummer’s each year on New Year’s day.   The above photo was taken at the Philadelphia Convention center where  ten clubs that belong to the Fancy Brigade division perform.  Every year, the clubs select a new theme and over the months they meet to build new advanced props on wheels and practice  their routines.

This show is all about costumes in bright colors, sequins, feathers,  and  dance routines  performed to music called the Mummer’s Strut.  It is quite entertaining and lively.

In the above  photo is the Golden Crown club performing with a circus theme called ” Trained To Perform”.  This circus features only the animals.  The Big Cats, Monkeys, Elephant, Horses, zebras, and Bears are all the Mummers in costume.  The Ring Master is the King of the Jungle- a Lion, performed by the Captain of the Golden Crown club.

Next time for Ruby Tuesday, I will post another club’s photos that have a red theme, and for Blue Monday, the blue colored characters.

SHiny red and gold balls decorate the trees along the avenue in Phillly

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