Friday, November 27, 2009
Today I was making cupcakes for Bill and Nicholas birthday party tomorrow. I used the mixer that Dad and Mom got me when I got married and the Pyrex mixing bowl set my friends gave me at a shower. I will never forget Dad and I going into Western Auto and buying the mixer. Two great gifts that have been put to good use all these years!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
My grandfather Stanley Brittingham used to make the Chef Boyardee Spaghetti Dinner in a box, but with one twist -- he would break the spaghetti noodles before boiling them so they were easier to eat. To remember him on his birthday this year, I recreated the meal. They don't make the Boyardee Spaghetti Dinner anymore, so I pulled together my own version on the ingredients. Break the dry pasta into pieces about 3/4" in length.Brown the ground beef in a skillet. Stir in tomato pasta and seasonings (1 tsp oregano, 2 tsp basil, and 1 tsp garlic powder)Drain the pasta, transfer to a bowl, and stir in the beef/tomato sauce mixture.Top with shake cheese and salt/pepper to taste.Enjoy it in a large Pyrex bowl with some RC Cola and a slice of bread with margarine.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Marilyn and I found at Marshall's a little gold tree with a Angel to match for Mom. She so loved Christmas! The last 10 years or more she and Dad loved to go to Walmart and pick matching kitchen and bath towel sets out for everyone of us! Her and Dad would wrap them up in cute little Christmas bags and place under the tree for us. Each one of the bags had a little Christmas card for each of us. These were inexpensive gifts but it was the thought behind the gift that meant so much! I still have a Christmas bath towel set they got me that I put out every Christmas.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tomorrow will be Dad's birthday, he was born in Pleasanton Kansas
Nov. 19th 1923. When I picture Dad in my mind I always see him as a young man. He was so handsome and proud of his looks. He was a wonderful father and I miss him so much.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Mom and Dad were married at the Justice of The Peace at the Courthouse in Butler. Mom told me they went by themselves and there were not pictures, cake or traditional wedding things. Mom always felt like she missed the true wedding ceremony. I would have loved to see photographs. Today they are again very much missed in my life. I start to think how simple Mom's life was and she so enjoy attention. I wish I had spent more time with her and Dad and listened to more stories of their life.