Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal with sliced peaches
Baked Oatmeal: Stir together 1 ½ cup quick cooking oats, ½ cup sugar, ½ cup milk, ¼ cup melted butter, 1 egg, 1 tsp baking powder, ¾ tsp salt and 1 tsp vanilla. Spread in a greased 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. While it’s baking, peel and slice the fresh peaches – or use canned if you like.
Dinner: Specialty Grilled Cheese (I hope you saved some of that French bread from yesterday)
Marinated Cuke & Onion (Needs time to chill)
Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream with peaches left over from breakfast, or your favorite syrup topping.
Marinated Cuke & Onion: Peel and slice a couple of cucumbers from the garden. Toss with ½ - 1 thinly sliced onion. In a small saucepan, boil 1 cup cider vinegar with 1 cup sugar and ¼ tsp celery seed (optional). As soon as it boils, pour over the cuke & onion mix. Chill 2 hours. Serve cold.
Specialty Grilled Cheese: For each sandwich, use two thick slices French bread, buttered on one side. On the unbuttered side of one slice bread, place a slice of Provolone cheese, thinly sliced tomato and a sprinkle of dill weed. Cover with the other slice, buttered side out. Toast on hot griddle a few minutes on each side until bread is brown and crsip and cheese is melted. Serve hot.
Lunch: Apples from the orchard over on Highway 91 and Ginger Snaps
Ginger Snaps: Sift together 4 cups flour, 2 tsp each baking soda, cinnamon, ground cloves, mace and ginger. Set aside. Cream 1 ½ cup shortening with 2 cups sugar. Beat in 2 eggs and add ½ cup molasses. If you want a soft cookie, put the mixer away now. With a wooden spoon, stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture until stiff dough forms. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, roll each ball in sugar and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 for about 9 minutes. Watch carefully so they don’t overbake and burn on the bottom. Makes 5 dozen and they freeze well.
Supper: Soup from a mix – Bear Creek, any flavor you choose, tastes best and makes a nice big batch. Serve with saltines, biscuits or muffins leftover from earlier in the week and root beer floats.
Wednesday night is Church Night in Redneckland. Public Schools are not supposed to schedule events on Wednesdays. Youth groups, choir practice after school church programs like AWANA, and Bible Studies meet on Wednesdays. So we need to eat early and don’t want a big mess of dishes to clean up when we get home. (If you’re going to choir practice, just have plain root beer – ice cream clogs up a singer’s throat.)