Monday, July 11, 2011

Nicole's Choice

As promised, I am trying to be a little more organized with my thought process. Yep. Not sure how to start, I have not put a whole lot of thought into how to make this "pretty."

I am just going to "go with it."

I hope that is okay with you!

This post is all about my recommendations for the week. Something you might like to try, to glance over, or just consider.

Let's start with something easy. Like a book I think you should have on your book shelf.

This is going to be no surprise, but every time someone asks what is a good book to read (and they are not typically readers) I tell everyone to pick up Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. I know it seems so cliche, but I truly find it to be interesting, witty, heart warming, and there is just a touch of intrigue. I think for the "non-typical reader" it is a good start. PLUS - they will have knocked out a classic. I am sure you will be hooked after that.

What's fun about P&P is that there are 1/2 a dozen spin offs on the book by other writers. I even have a few! Everyone wants a piece of the story - and most do a fairly good job with it. If you like the bad boy, Mr. Darcy will become your favorite character very fast.

Now I want to give you a recipe to try this week. Since I went on and on about the Georgia Peaches in yesterday morning's post - I want to give you the Georgia Peach Cobbler recipe. It's so easy, and it works for everyone.

If you don't have access to good, sweet, fresh peaches, simply get a large can of peaches. It will work just fine, except maybe be a little sweeter.

Ingredients: Peaches (about 2 cups), 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of self-rising flour, 1 cup of sugar, 1 stick of butter and a casserole dish.

Preheat the oven to 350. What I do to get it perfect is simply slap the stick of butter in the dish and place in the oven to melt. It gets the dish warm, and all is well.

While the butter is melting, mix the flour, sugar and milk. Remove the dish from the oven and pour the flour mix into the dish. Do not stir.

Then open your can of peaches and pour over the flour mix. Juice and all. Do not stir.

Place in the oven and bake until golden at 350 for about 40 minutes.


I want to suggest a movie for you to watch this week. It's a little deep and dramatic and not really for the kiddos. You can catch it on instant play on Netflix - it's called "Or, My Treasure." It is a foreign film, based in Israel and is about a mother who is a prostitute, who has a teen age daughter. I won't tell you more because it is basically the gist of the movie. Give it a try. I found it fascinating, it sort of shows how a parent's actions can really affect a child.

Now I want to introduce you to one of the blogs I follow.I want to introduce you to "I Survived The Mean Girls" It is a fabulous blog that allows the readers to upload or submit their bullying stories from their past. Everyone has a story.. and these stories are so moving. I love to pop by this blog and read. You sort of nod and say, "Yep.. I remember." Please take a moment to visit the blog, and let them know I sent you.

Now for a song of the day - since I just got home from Georgia.. thought this was appropriate. ;-)

Finally - our quote for the week -
"Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them." ~Vincent McNabb

Have a wonderful Monday!


Yenta Mary said...

You are clearly in very good form this morning, after your fabulous vacation! And the cobbler recipe ... does anything get easier??? And is anything more perfect than peach cobbler??? Sigh ... :)

scrapwordsmom said...

Love your post today. That Georgia Peach Cobbler sounds so yummy. Cobbler happens to be one of my fave desserts. I get it every time it's on the menu:) Love peaches, too. So I will try and let you know!

Carol said...

Remember from Steel Magnolias ...cuppa, cuppa, cuppa...that's what we call this cobbler.


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