My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Dance Day - Feel Good Friday

I'm back! If you haven't clicked on "Feel Good Friday" you are missing out. How long does it take to type in a few things that have made you feel good this week.

Monday - I went to a shoe sale Sunday afternoon and bought a really great pair of dress up sandals. Get this, with 3-inch heels. Now to most of you that is no big deal. I'm old remember. Since retiring I'm more the boots in the winter Birky's in the summer sort of gal. I decided I might want to practice wearing these before I actually go out in public. Remember how you walked in your mother's shoes when you played dress-up. That was me. I made myself wear them all afternoon. I thought I had the hang of this again. I forgot about the art of walking up and down steps, I'll practice that tomorrow.

I feel good because I don't have to wear those heels, pantyhose or a suit everyday. I'm just fine in my jeans, cut-offs or for dress up, my long hippie skirts with my Birky's. When you get old you can do that too.

Tuesday - I am so proud, I can walk in my new dress up heels, and go up and down stairs, but the best part, I have even gotten the butt swing back. I might be old but I'm still lookin' good.

I would much rather blog, cook and rummage around for old cook books, than worry about what is in style this season.

Today, Thursday, was my first batch of jam for the year, strawberry. Strawberries "Made In The U.S.A.". My first time to make No Cook Freezer Jam. Girls, you gotta try it. The recipe is on the back of the Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin pouch. I used Ball because that's all I could find, but use whatever brand your grocery carries. Saves in the refrigerator for 3 weeks or in the freezer for 1 year. Takes 10 minutes to throw together. I am over the cook, simmer, splatter stuff forever.

Now I really "Feel Good". Check in with me during the week for fabulous Kentucky Derby dishes.


  1. This is the best post!!! I love how I can always hear your happiness through your words!!

    I miss heels! We have a September wedding to go to, so maybe?

  2. Stopping over from FGF. Your blog is making me hungry. Thanks for sharing your FGF story with us. I'm also following you now.

  3. Hi! I am following you from Feel Good Fridays.

    What is it about a pair of high heels that makes a woman feel sassy?! I am a stay at home mom and don't really wear them any more, but on the rare occasion that I do, I love it!

  4. Just shy of 30 I've already given up heels. I don't think there's any amount of practice I could do. They make my knees hurt!

  5. I expect you to have Randy teach you how to use a video camera so that you can show us all your newly rediscovered butt swing! Love ya!


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