Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Weekend Sunday Bonus!

It's Memorial Weekend! The sky is sunny, coals will be getting hot on many BBQ grills and there is nothing like a fresh cold glass of lemonade to make the day (any day) complete! My friend Kelly shared this with me for homemade lemonade and I have to confess it has turned me into a lemonade snob - - - I just can't do frozen mixes any more. It is simply the perfect proportions! Enjoy the sunshine and a nice glass of lemonade!

Homemade Lemonade

1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 cup sugar
5 cups water

Find approximately 5 or 6 large lemons. Squeeze and mix 1 cup of juice with the sugar and water. Find a nice big glass with some ice (I really prefer crushed - see I am a snob) and enjoy!!!! A little sprig of fresh mint on top will make you feel like you did something really fun!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday Special

This blog has been neglected entirely too long - so here we go - another attempt to bring back the fun of recipes, tips and just the plain LOVE of food! Today we have a "Saturday Special" - a recipe that is from my husband's grandma - so how can you go wrong? Homemade Oatmeal Rolls. These are so yummy - especially warm with some honey butter! Enjoy!

Oatmeal Rolls by Hollis Writebol

1 cup oatmeal
2 cups boiling water
3 T butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 T white sugar
1 1/2 t. salt
2 pkg. yeast
1/2 c. warm water
5 cups flour

Mix first 3 ingredients and let cool. Add sugar, salt, yeast and warm water. Add flour and knead. Let rise. Punch down and form into dinner rolls. Let rise again. Bake 20 - 30 minutes in a greased 9 X 13 pan at 350 degrees. Brush with butter when they come out.