Monday, November 30, 2009

Hi Friends...a recipe to share and more

I trust that you all had a lovely Thanksgiving day. We had a few family members to visit and had a great time, eating and talking.:0)
I have enjoyed the cooler weather, and it has finally been cold enough here to tentatively call it "winter" least for a couple of days...ha.
That is the funny thing about Florida living..our fall and winter weather is rather wacky at times. One thing that we can count on though in late November/December/January/February here is that usually rain will precede a cool spell..and this afternoon it has rained for a while so I expect by later tonight the weather will usher in a cool spell for us.
Luckily all of my plants are still hanging in there and none as of yet have suffered any frost damage..knock on wood here.
I did move my prized jade plant indoors a few days ago and decided to try a
nd start a few cuttings off of it. I have had the parent plant for about 5-6 yrs now and it is a lovely specimen.
Oh! I wanted to tell you all to scoot on over to and get your hands on a copy of Susan's first cookbook! It is a book devoted to everything "Pies"..good down home recipes you will want to add to your collection.
Now here's a recipe I'd like to share.
This is so very easy, but oh so yummy. Give it a try the next time you want a fast, easy chicken meal.

Baked Crispy Chicken
8 boneless chicken breasts
1 stick of butter melted
1-2 cups Rice Krispies
Salt and Pepper to taste
Dip chicken in melted butter, the roll in crushed Rice Krispies. Bake in shallow baking dish for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees until brown and juices run clear.
Here's wishing you all a very lovely week! Thanks for stopping by.
~The Garden Goose!~

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
May you have a lovely day!
~The Garden Goose!~

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Small Town Living compilation CD's now available

Wanted to let you all know that we have revised the Small Town Living Compilation Cd's to encompass all issues of the magazine through to Aug/Sept. 2009! That means that you receive 18 issues of the magazine on a cd! Over 1,000 pages of information!
What a terrific gift for yourself, a friend, or family member!
Stop by the website at to order your copy now!

The Compilation CD Includes:

18 Issues of Small Town Living

Over 1022 Pages of Small Town Living Articles,
Stories and Photos.

Searchable Content - Find the stories and articles
you want in seconds.

Practical Advice on:
Small Business Guidance

Monday, November 16, 2009

Check out this interview

Wanted to let you all know that my friend Susan posted a nice interview on her website with Ellyn Anne...the Apron Lady.
Check it out here:
Also Susan is having a lovely drawing to accompany the interview, don't miss that either.
So stop by and check it out, and find out what the "Tie One On Day" is all about too.
~The Garden Goose~

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hello there....

Hi there folks..I hope that you all are having a lovely week thus far.i have spent my weekend and part of this week out in my garage going through boxes upon boxes of items that I had packed for the move...decided that there had to be more things that we could avoid moving and that we could live without..and boy was I right. Goodness gracious! I now have 1/3rd less boxes packed up and a huge pile of things gathered for a garage sale.

I still have a few boxes left to go through the remainder of this week, but what a relief to have cleared out a fair amount more of unwanted items.
I've taken the blog here back to the original format with the hopes that I'll be able to actually get on here to post as normal. After trying to spruce things up a bit I was unable to post on here or anything with the maybe just maybe going back to the original format might fix that for me.
The tropical storm that blew through here luckily did no damage, we simply received some much needed rain from it.
Along with trying to clear out our garage, and to get some things accomplished on the home front...I have also been busy trying to get the next issue of "Small Town Living" together. Writing an article and then trying to get submitters coordinated to get their submissions in on time. Sometimes that part of things is very, very frustrating for a magazine publisher...the getting the submitters on board and in gear to get things in on time
..this month has been frustrating to say the least on it . Ahh well..I really hope though that this issue is enjoyed by our readers.I just hope that the next issue goes a bit smoother than this one has in getting things together for it.
Here is a recipe to share this week:
Lemon Pudding
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup light cream or half and half
1 cup whole milk
3 large egg yolks,lightly beaten
1 1/2 T. finely grated lemon zest
pinch of salt
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice,strained with pulp and seeds removed
2 T butter at room temperature
In medium saucepan whisk together sugar,cornstarch to remove lumps.Add milk and cream,whisk til smooth.
Add egg yolks,lemon zest,and salt.
Cook over med.heat stirring frequently and then constantly.Until mixture coats the back of a spoon.(about 5 to 10 minutes)
Remove from heat,and stir in the lemon juice and butter.Position a mesh strainer over a heat proof glass bowl and pour pudding into strainer.. Use a spoon to push it through th strainer, sieving out the lemon zest.
Let cool to room temperature.Cover with plastic wrap and let chill at least 2 hours.

Serve chilled.6 servings.
Have a great week!
~The Garden Goose!~