Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Recipes to share...

With the Holidays nearing and alot of festivities going on... I thought that I'd share some fun recipes with you all.

These recipes are from a 1934 cookbook...Enjoy!

Orange Squash
2 cups orange juice
1 cup grapefruit juice
2 cups orange sherbet
Combine ingredients,and shake well.Garnish with mint or orange slices.
Rainbow Punch
Freeze in seperate trays the following mixtures:
1. Grape juice,or red raspberry juice sweetened with tupelo honey
2. Lemonade,sweetened with tupelo honey and colored green-using food coloring
Fill glasses witth cubes of frozen juice. Pour orange juice over cubes. Must be served at once for best effect.

Pineapple and Citrus Fruit Salad
4 large slices pineapple
1 grapefruit
2 oranges
2 tangerines
4 kumquats,or 4 cherries

Place on each salad plate one pineapple slice(on lettuce).
Build a dome of grapefruit sections,orange sections,and tangerine sections.Dressing may be filled in center space as dome is built up. Top with kumquat or cherry.

Cream Fruit Dressing
1 cup whipped cream
3 tablespoons tart fruit juice
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
Combine ingredients and serve at once.

Corn Pudding
2 cups corn,young and tender
1/2 teasponful vegetable salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
4 egg yolks
1 tablespoonful tupelo honey
Beat egg yolks until as light as possible. Add all other ingredients. Poach in casserole at moderate temperature about 1 hour,or until set.
(*** note..I'd think about 350 degree oven would be a good setting for this)
Broiled Apple Rings
8 rings cut from large apples(skin not removed)
1/4 cup chopped raw fat bacon
Rub apple rings with oil on one side. Place oiled side down on baking sheet.
Distribute bacon over rings and broil.
Buttermilk Icecream
3 cups rich buttermilk
1 cup cream(whipped)
1/4 cup tupelo honey
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nut meats
Freeze in electric unit or rotary freezer.
(**basically chill in your icecream maker)
Sliced Ham with Orange
1 slice ham 3/4 inch thick
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons butter
Sections of 2 oranges
Cook ham in butter without browning for five minutes.
add orange juice and simmer until tender.
take ham from pan and arrange on hot platter.
Place orange sections in pan and brown slightly,under broiler.
Arrange on ham and serve.
I hope that you enjoy this menu from a 1934 cookbook.
Have a lovely evening!
~The Garden Goose~

A nice week thus far...

So far it has started out to be a nice week.

I did manage to finish up the yo-yo garland I spoke of a while back..actually finished it about 2 weeks ago... or so.
I'll post a photo soon.We'll use it as a garland on this years' Christmas tree.

I have made a few Christmas ornaments as well.
2 of them... along with the tutorials to create them... are featured in the latest issue of "Small Town Living" magazine.You can see them at:
I'll be back later this evening to do more "blogging".
Have a great day!
~The Garden Goose~

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Thrifty Gal...and Garden Day...

Well..yesterday morning we loaded up the whole crew and went around to a few garage sales. There weren't very many out there this past weekend, but..we did have a good time and found a few good bargains none the less. I always like a good deal..and enjoy the hunt.:0)

*I managed to find quite a few name brand little boys shirts for my son....for just 25 cents each, and in really good shape too!
So I got a $5 bag full for him.
I don't think he'll run out of shirts anytime soon.

* Then I found a set of Time/Life"Encyclopedia of Collectibes" it tells about all different types of collectibles from Fruit Crate Labels to Spoons and everything in between. Very interesting.
Got the set of 10 for $5

* Then I found a 1934 Cookbook called "The Official Cookbook of the Hay System" which is basically a cookbook geared towards natural foods. I paid only 50 cents for it.
I found it interesting that even in 1934 there was the concern about additives and so forth taking away from the quality of the foods.
A very interesting book actually, full of good recipes.

* I also found a 1969 Horseman's Riding and Training manual..which they tossed in for free.

* A 1968 edition of Reader's Digest "Complete Book of the Garden" for 50 cents.

* I also found a 1972 Norman Rockwell framed print called "The Runaway" for 50 cents.

* One of my best finds though was a large kennel style cage..made of steel...with the tray in the bottom..
for $30.
I later found the same type listed on Ebay for $89.99 with $41.00 shipping! The man told me that he had seen it for about $100 on ebay.He was right too! So, it will be used to house our banty hens come Springtime.
My husband will be glad that he will not have to build a cage for the critters. We'll only need to make them a portable run to move around the yard.
Today..Sunday afternoon...
My daughter and I worked for quite a while on the new flower bed today...

We had about 8 rose bushes that were transplanted into the new bed, with 2 hibiscus plants, and a large clump of iris, and a miniature azalea bush, and about 5 agapanthus plants.

Things are starting to shape up, but we have about 8 more rose plants or so to incorporate into the garden, and then to begin mulching.But it's shaping up and looking good.

Then it will be on to ripping up that decking ..But there's no big hurry...just as long as it's ready for our Spring planting..which I'm sure it will be.
Oh, and it's always so fun to have my little "waddle butt" friend "Daffy" the Duck waddling along beside us as we do our chores. He's so funny and sweet, and just loves tagging along behind me.
My mom tells me that I don't need a dog when I have that crazy duck. I think she's right..ha. He's one spoilt little quacker...ha.
(the image is of "Daffy" as a baby)
Here's wishing you all a very lovely week.
~The Garden Goose~

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Call for articles/input "Small Town Living" Magazine

Hi gals!

We'd like to ask if any of you would like to make our next issue "extra special" by sending in articles about your farm, or farm business, or craft related business.
Or maybe even an article on how you create a certain type of craft(crafting tutorial)
Poetry and short stories are also welcomed.
We ask that articles be at least a page long.
If related to your farm or farm business 1 1/2 pages is preferred...even 2 pages if possible.
Regular typing/spacing/font size.
Accompanied by at least 3 high resolution images...As well as a link to either your farm website or blog, or your online craft/store site.
Deadline for the next issue is Nov.23rd.
Thanks so much!
Look forward to hearing from you.~Tina

(email me at gardengoose at gmail.com if interested)
To see past issues of our magazine check out our website at:

Friday, October 26, 2007

a nice day...

My husband and daughter were out riding bikes this evening and stopped by and asked a nweighbor for a cutting from their Confederate Rose plant.

yay! what a lovely flower it has.

The Confederate Rose is actually in the hibiscus family, and is an old Southern "pass along" heirloom plant.

It has blossoms that are about hand sized, and the plant can grow up to 10 feet tall!

The blossoms start out as a bright white, then as the day progresses the blossoms turn a pale pink, then by the end of the day they have turned a hot to dark pink color. Extremely awesome flowers. So very pretty.
This hibiscus apparently was first cultivated in Europe during the 1690s and then transported to Southern gardens in colonial America, where it took on a new identity. By the mid-19th century it had adapted so well in the South that it became a pass-along plant.Not much else is known about the American history of the Confederate rose. Even how it came by its common name remains a mystery. There is a legend, however, inspired by the Confederate rose's prominence in Southern cemeteries. After the Civil War, the legend goes, impoverished Southerners used this easily propagated heirloom found in their gardens as a substitute for other shrubs they could not afford to buy. It's more likely that the familiar name of this hibiscus was prompted by the shape of its flowers.

I was able to get about 4 cuttings from the branch that hubby was given by the neighbor, and I really hope that they grow.
We are going to try and get out to some garage sales for fun tomorrow.
It is always fun to snoop.:0) And once in a while come across some really fun treasures.
I hope that you all have a very lovely weekend.
~The Garden Goose~

Thursday, October 25, 2007

ooh..now that's H-O-T!

My sweety wanted me to make up some fresh salsa today. So out to the garden we trekked and I felt for sure that I had some jalapeno peppers remaining in the garden. Hubby said to me..oh those aren't jalapenos, they look too big and one is purple.

Well, I brought them in and started slicing them up..whoo eee! Tasted the tip of one, and wowzers..those were some hot bell peppers! Ha!

What had happened is I had planted some bell peppers and some jalapenos right next to each other and yep..they cross pollinated. I wound up with a big purple hot pepper.
Anyhow..we are having nachos for dinner with fresh salsa.

To make the salsa this is what I did:

2 cans of Rotel chopped tomatoes with mild chiles

2 peppers chopped, seeds and ribs removed/chop really fine in your food chopper.

1 1/2 tsp. dried cilantro

2 tbs. lemon juice or lime juice your preference

Blend all together in blender.

yowzer! it has zing!

Enjoy..you can use only 1 pepper if you like a milder salsa.

We like making our nachos with chopped ham, shredded cheese blend and topped with salsa and sometimes a dollop of sour cream.

You can also add refried beans or black beans and corn to the nachos.

I have also made taco salads before using nachos as the base, adding a layer of shredded lettuce, a spoonful of refried beans, some ground beef, then cheese, and a few bean sprouts, then salsa and sour cream.

Very yummy.


Hope you all have a really good evening!


~The Garden Goose~

Monday, October 22, 2007

Flower Bed Project Phase 2

Well..I mentioned that I would share photos of step 2 in the large flower bed project that we are doing(oldest daughter and I)

and here they are.
We planted some salvia and another type of plant behind the birdbath(the name of which escapes me at the moment) but it has pretty tiny yellow flowers all over it.
We also moved all of the mums from out along the front walkway(where they were being forgotten and were sort of a hodge podge and few and far between along the walkway) ..anyhow we added them to the larger mums that I had gotten a few weeks ago..planted them all together in a cluster in the new flower bed..
they'll have a chance to finally be noticed and a chance to shine.
We also planted some five finger plant and some spider lilies.
The flower bed will also have all of our roses incorporated into it, and will be mulched before it is completed. We have a quite a few other plants besides about half a dozen rose bushes to get planted in there.
I figure about another week and we may be done with it. If the weather holds out that is.
Looking out the back French doors off of our living room I can see this pretty "garden in the making" ....and this afternoon I saw several doves and a beautiful male cardinal up under the little maple tree, and I thought to myself "I should have done something like this a long time ago" as it certainly looks cheerful from the back door.
I've been working on creating some pretty Victorian style ornaments for a Christmas themed swap being held over at Mary Jane's Farm..10 of us signed up to swap goodies, and we all have to make 10 of the same type of item and ship them to one hostess..who then divvies up the goods so that everyone gets 10 different fun items.
Anyhow..the ornaments I am making are very easy.
I had my husband make some heart shaped vinyl decals to stick onto wooden heart cutouts. The decals have a darling Victorian girl with a wreath of roses on her head. Then I am making lace rosettes and hot gluing the hearts to that..and embellishing with ribbon bows and a ribbon hanger.
They are turning out very pretty so far.
(I would post a picture, but some of the gals in the swap might see and it would ruin the surprise..as I've already pretty much told what they are..I still want it to have a wee bit of an element of "surprise" though)..will post a photo later though.
Of course if you wish to create more of a "country Christmas" theme..you can simply paint wooden hearts to look like a "crazy quilt" then create your lace rosette. Quite a few variations that can be done.
Well...that's about all for this evening. Hope that you all had a great day!
~The Garden Goose~

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Flower Bed Project day...

We(oldest daughter and I) worked on getting a few plants planted in the new large flower bed today. We planted some spider lilies..these look alot like amaryllis bulbs. ..with lots of lush greenery. Then we planted lots of chrysanthemums in yellows, pinks, purples and lots of white.

We also planted some red salvia.
I'll have to take photos of the progress ..hopefully tomorrow after
I get my housework done. We have lots more plants to get moved and put into the flowerbed, but it is already starting to look pretty.
We did have some rain again today..so we had to cut our yard work time short.
Yesterday oldest daughter and I went shopping a little bit. We had to stop by the Visual Arts Center to pick up our photo entries, then afterwards we stopped off at Joann's fabrics. I picked up some felt that was on sale to create a penny rug.(no..I didn't get the wool felt..I opted for the kind that was on sale for $2.99 a yard..ahh well..it will still be pretty, just won't have cost me as much) I'm thinking that I may use parts of the pattern elements to create an applique design on a muslin valance in my kitchen...we'll see.
Here is the book I am using:
After we stopped at Joann's we went to a little country store boutique..and I found the cutest flour sack towels with chickens on them.They look like old feed sacks. Cute!cute!
Then we walked around Hobby Lobby for a good while. There was plenty I could have gotten, but I only spent $5.98 there. On the yummiest smelling simmering potpourri. I guess it didn't help that we both were hungry for lunch and proceeded to walk around half of the store smelling this bag of potpourri every few minutes and exclaiming.."ooh that just smells so yummy"
It was a delightful blend of orange and cranberry spice with a hint of cinnamon. ooh!
Well..that's all for today..
I hope that you all have had a very nice weekend.
~The Garden Goose

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A pretty day...

After 3 days of dreary,overcast skies with lots of rain nearly non stop...the sun is finally out and everything looks so pretty...there is now a slight chill in the air, as is usual here after a rain in the Fall time/winter time of the year. It is expected ..if you know how the weather here works...to expect colder days after a rain. Today is no exception. I honestly think the rain finally ushered in what we had been waiting for a while..Fall weather at last!



The leaves had a wonderful frolic.

They danced to the wind's loud song.

They whirled, and they floated, and scampered.

They circled and flew along.
The moon saw the little leaves dancing.

Each looked like a small brown bird.

The man in the moon smiled and listened,

And this is the song he heard.
The North Wind is calling, is calling,

And we must whirl round and round,

And then, when our dancing is ended,

We'll make a warm quilt for the ground.
The photo contest show has now ended at our Visual Arts Center..and today we have to go pick up our photos.
I'm thinking that I may stop by Joanne's fabrics while out and about.
Oldest daughter recently bought me a copy of a book on making "Penny Rugs"..and I'm eager to get started on one.
Oh..and good news!! I am back to posting images on a fun photo website that I have been a member of for a while: ephotozine.com . So good to be back to the photography posting to recieve critique and comments.
Here's wishing you all a lovely day!
~The Garden Goose~

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Mexi-Burrito Pie...

Mexi-Burrito Pie

1 -16 oz. can refried beans with green chiles

1 cup biscuit mix

1/4 cup water

1 1/2 lb. ground beef

1 cup thick and chunky salsa

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1/2 cup sour cream


Combine first 3 ingredients in bowl/mix well.

Spoon into lightly greased 9 inch pie plate to form a pie shell.Set aside.

Cook beef until brown,stirring to crumble. Drainwell.

Spoon meat over bean mixture:top with salsa. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.Sprinkle with cheese and bake 5 minutes more.Cut into wedges. Dollop with sour cream.


~The Garden Goose~

From a Mother's Heart...

Recently a fellow blogger (Jewels from "Eyes of Wonder"/whose blog is now no longer with us) shared a daily housewife's blogging journal idea..I thought it was great then..and still think it is a great idea, and a good use for recycling old magazines with pretty pictures.

.....But I took a slightly different approach to the idea and decided to make a journal that was geared towards sharing "from a Mother's heart"
I started collecting and cutting out various magazine images and recipes, and have started to create a "From a mother's heart" journal for my oldest daughter.
In it I am sharing a bit of myself and the things that bring cheer to me, I'm including snippets of wisdom here and there throughout the book, as well as cut out recipes and decorating tips/ideas.
I'm also including little cheerful saying such as " remember to smile" and so forth.
To create the journal I am simply using a spiral bound sketch pad to which I am writing my entries and drawings with an archival quality pen.
This is a great idea for Christmas gifts..or for college gifts, wedding gifts, etc.
I encourage you to give it a try. It's a fun project to do and can be done in those "quiet mama moments".
Here's wishing you all a lovely evening!
Thanks for joining me in "blogland"
~The Garden Goose~

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Weird Work in Progress...

I mentioned earlier that we were creating a large flower bed off of our back patio. I also mentioned that I was using some blown glass bottle vases to create some garden "art"...here is the work in progress thus far.
~The Garden Goose~

Beauty in the Backyard...

Just a few quick snapshots from the backyard today...
Hope that you had a lovely day today!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
~The Garden Goose~

Thursday, October 11, 2007

New Blog Links Added...and more...

If you notice on the left hand side of my blog..I have added a section titled "Shabby Chic/Cottage Style/Tea Time and other blogs"

This is where I have listed many of the blogs that were a part of the recent "Make Mine Pink" Blogland Tea Party that I participated in.

Some of these blogs highlight products that the blog owners have created that fit into the "shabby chic" or cottage style" decorating themes..others are tea related, or simply just pretty cottage living type sites.
I hope that you'll enjoy them.
The taping off of the kids bedroom has begun this evening in preparation for painting...so the process is underway.
We had much cooler weather today and I'm looking forward to the days when I can totally open up the windows and enjoy a crisp Autumn wind breezing through the house.
I hope that you all have a lovely evening!
Thank you for joining me in "blogland"
~The Garden Goose~

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Gardening....and more...

Alot of us are putting our gardens to bed at this time of year..and getting out into our yards and cleaning out the weeds/debris left over from the summer.

I came across a website(Wintersown.org) recently while searching for seed sources..and this particular website is geared towards winter sowing of seed...yep..you heard it right..sowing seeds during the cold winter months...and teaches you how to do so succesfully.

The other thing about this website is that they offer a free seed program..for a self addressed stamped envelope you can recieve up to 8 mini packets of different flower seeds, or a variety of heirloom tomato seeds...and I can tell you..you will recieve seeds from this website.
I did!..and was really delighted with the variety they sent.

Here is the website:

So..not only will I be cleaning up my yard this fall/winter..but I'll also be getting a jump start on next years growing.
I've been teaching my little boy about worms this week using the "Herman the Worm" website that I shared with you all earlier..if you get a chance..check it out..it is very informative. I didn't know all those things about the "lowly worm" either..and even "mom" learned quite a bit.
On the website it also has directions for starting your own worm bin..which we are seriously considering doing.
I do know that we will probably acquire a few worms by this weekend to examine and then turn out into the raised flower beds out in the backyard.
This weekend I'm really, really wanting to finally tackle the painting of my littlest children's bedroom. We have the paint and supplies and now seems the time to finally tackle it.
I'll be painting it in a pretty sky blue color, then decorating it with cowboy themed fabrics and wall decor.
The trim will be in white. Am really looking forward to finally getting this project under way.
Well...that's all for now in my little corner of "blogland"
Have a great evening.
~The Garden Goose~

Having fun....

Found this cool tool on another blog...you can type in your name or a phrase and the phrase is created by pictures with those letters in them from the flickr photo website.

T Letters 449 N A
here is the link so that you can have your own fun too:
Well... today I wanted to share with you a little about worms:
I found this cute little website for kids that teach about worms and worm anatomy, etc. it is called "The Adventures of Herman the Worm"
We are learning about worms this week, and will probably go to a bait shop to purchase some and release them into our garden beds.I'll be using this little computer program to help the program along this week.-------------------------

I also came across this website that lists plants that you can incorporate into your garden to create an "alphabetical zoo"/ ABC themed garden :

Anyhow..I wanted to share a few "fun" things with you all today!
Have fun!

~The Garden Goose~

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Busy days..and more...

Well..the last couple of days have seen me a bit busy..but manage-ably busy...thank goodness.

I've been tossing around the idea of putting in some raised beds for gardening in my backyard, and really wanted to add the raised beds, but in the same regards did not/do not want to have to spend the extra money to go about doing so.
How could I?/can I ?...solve this problem and still get what I want?

So...I put my thinking cap on this afternoon and I know exactly what I will be doing to accomplish my goal.

When we first moved into the house here..hubby built a small deck off of the patio that honestly doesn't get used..it is used merely as a holding area for potted plants and that's it.

So...my plan is to disassemble the deck and where the deck is located at currently...up under the deck is wonderful weed free / rich soil...I'll use the long boards that were used for the deck rails and create my patio raised bed area right there.

Then the decking boards will be reduced down in size to create a couple more raised beds further out in the yard. I won't have to buy very much in the way of supplies at all. I'll just have a wee expense on some soil/compost blend to fill in the small beds that I wind up creating.

Sounds like a win/win solution to me and I'm very eager to get started on my project with the help of my family.
This evening I wanted to share a few recipes with you all.

Bean Chip Dip
2 cans of re-fried beans (15 oz cans)
1 container of Sour cream (8 oz.)
1 /2 cup of your favorite salsa
1 /2 tsp. garlic powder

Blend all together well. Can be served chilled or warmed in microwave.
You can also sprinkle a little mexican style cheese blend on the top.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Easy Ever Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
Combine the peanut butter and sugar:mix well. Stir in the egg.
Roll dough into small balls.
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a floured fork.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool. Makes 4 dozen.
(These are very very easy and yummy.
No flour needed.)
Banana Nog Shake
1 fully ripe banana
1 cup vanilla ice cream
1 can(6 ozs.) evaporated milk/cold
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg.

Blend well in blender.
Split between 2 glasses. Top with whipped cream and additional sprinkling of nutmeg on top. Add a maraschino cherry for the finishing touch.
Have a great evening!
~The Garden Goose~

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Homeschool Helps...Jellyfish,seahorses.. and more...

Today I wanted to share a few homeschooling websites related to sea life.

I wanted to share a really nice website for an in depth unit study(29 pages) about jellyfish.
This is a really nice looking lesson plan that can be adapted for different age levels
I also wanted to share some websites in regards to seahorses and pin fish.

several years ago my family and I had the joy of visiting the tennessee aquarium where there was a large display of seahorses from all around the world. Here is a website about seahorses at the Tennessee aquarium.

Also wanted to share with you all a website with a few videos of sea anemones, barnacles, squid,etc.(Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Enjoy and have fun!

~The Garden Goose~
p.s. things here have been hectic, etc. I will resume my normal chatty blogging soon.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Cracker Cowboys and so forth....where I grew up...

Many of you know that I grew up in South Florida..actually lived in several areas of South Florida as a kid...but at the age of 10 my folks moved to Arcadia, Florida and that is where I spent my growing up years until I met and married my husband.

Growing up in Arcadia was fun....back then it was... and to this day.. still remains one of those tiny little cow towns that ...as you are driving through..if you blink your eyes..you'll miss it.

Seemed back then that every one and their neighbor knew every one else..it was a nice town to grow up in.

Seems at some point or another if you lived in Arcadia for any length of time..you'd soon learn about the local legends , history and lore.
Bones Mizell was such a legend..as was ole "Acrefoot" Johnson.
Characters that lived..."way back when"....in Florida's golden days of the late1800's..when the cracker cowboy was a common site on the Florida prairie.

If you'd like to learn about these characters..I encourage you to do so.Here is a website with information about "Bones" Mizell...

The Mizell family still has a farmhouse and land in the Arcadia area..outskirts of the town..and my dad actually was hired one year to paint the farmhouse.The Mizell family also used to own one of the local farm feed supply stores in the town.
Here is the story about "Acrefoot " Johnson...
He was a pioneer mail carrier.

I'm sharing a few old pictures of the town...from way back when...things really haven't changed very much in the way it looks..... even today. Alot of the buildings still look like the postcard images shown here..although some damages to a few old buildings did occur during Hurricane Charlie several years ago..the downtown area still looks pretty much like what these old postcards depict.The downtown area now plays host to many antique shops.
~The Garden Goose~

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Apple Recipes

Hello....today I thought I'd share a couple of apple recipes with you all..seeing as this is the time of year that apples are in abundance from harvesting.
.....so ....here goes.....
Apple Fritters
2 cups self rising flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs well beaten
1 cup milk
2 cups tart apples,chopped

Sift together dry ingredients. Gradually add beaten eggs and milk combined.
Refrigerate batter for about 2 hours.
Stir in the apples.
Drop by tablespoon into hot oil and fry until golden brown. Roll in powdered sugar or a sugar/cinnamon combination.


Fried Apples
6 tart apples,sliced
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup bacon drippings
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
dash of nutmeg

In a large skillet melt the bacon drippings.
Pour apples evenly over skillet bottom.Sprinkle lemon juice over.then the brown sugar, then the salt. Cover and cook on low heat for 15 minutes, until apples are tender.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Apple Lemonade
2 1/2 quarts apple juice
2 cups fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
a few lemon slices
fresh mint leaves

Combine juices and sugar stir until sugar dissolves-
Chill thoroughly and serve over ice.
Garnish with the lemon slices and fresh mint.

makes 12 glasses full.
All recipes from a book titled:

Ramona Jones Recipes/The Grandpa Jones Family Dinner Theatre dated 1986

This cookbook has a very nostalgic look to it as every recipe has a handwritten look in the pages. So it is like looking at someones hand written recipe book. There are a few funny little songettes/poems included throughout the book as well.
Softback/spiral bound.
Grandpa Jones and Ramona Jones were well known on the Grande Ole Opry/HeeHaw Shows.
The dinner theatre was closed in the early 90's and the family moved back to Tennessee.(the dinner theatre was located in Arkansas) Grandpa Jones died in the late 1990's.

I found my copy at an estate sale.You might could locate a copy of this book on ebay.Lots of southern recipes...from "bygone" days.-----------------------------------

~The Garden Goose~