Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Mom
91 year old Virginia Johnston

Today’s blog is about Mother’s Day….I know it is still 2 days away, but I will be busy with family on Mother’s Day. So, today I want to share some of my favorite quotes about motherhood and children. Hope you enjoy them!

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't. ~Barbara   Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too. ~Lionel Kauffman
Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children. ~Sam Levenson
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. ~Aristotle
Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky. ~Fran Lebowitz
There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said. ~Author Unknown
What is a home without children? Quiet. ~Henny Youngman
There are only two things a child will share willingly - communicable diseases and his mother's age. ~Benjamin Spock, (Whoops, I guess I shouldn't have said Mom is 91?)
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. ~Phyllis Diller
If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. ~Edgar W. Howe
A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. - Peter De Vries

I don’t know if you have someone to make breakfast for you on Mother’s Day, but if you do, pickup these ingredients, mix up the dough (it is good in the refrigerator overnight) and leave the recipe on the kitchen counter. Maybe, just maybe you will have fresh warm beignets for breakfast! Good Luck!

Beignets with Butterscotch Sauce
1/4 cup warm water, 105-115F
1 package active dry yeast
4 eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 tablespoon rum
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
vegetable oil
sifted confectioner's sugar
Butterscotch Sauce:
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4 cup half and half
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1. Measure warm water into large warm bowl. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until softened. Add eggs, butter, sugar, orange rind, rum, vanilla and salt; beat until smooth. Gradually mix in 3 1/2 cups flour until smooth.
2. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead in remaining 1/2 cup flour until smooth. Cover; refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
3. Punch down dough; turn out onto lightly floured surface and divide in half. Roll out each half to 3/8-inch thickness; cut into 1 3/4-inch rounds. Cover; let stand 20 minutes.
4. In large skillet, heat oil (1-inch deep) to 375F. Fry 2 to 3 minutes, turning once, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm with Butterscotch Sauce.
5. BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE: Combine brown sugar, corn syrup and butter in saucepan. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in half-and-half and vanilla. Serve warm.

Have a great day! Enjoy your children....and don't forget your Mom!
Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

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