Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Full of Grace

1. A change of plans gave me a couple of days with just my daughters at the lake.

2. Accepting the reality that they have both grown up.  They were both reading different volumes of 50 Shades of Gray.   Peachie - who probably hasn’t read a book since Captain Underpants - is tearing through 50 Shades.    Go figure.

3. Having really great discussions with them about abortion, capital punishment, racism and hypocrisy.     I am amazed at how passionate, articulate and independent they have become in their views.   We didn't always agree, but so lovely to have an adult conversation with them and get differing points of view.   

4. Noodle pudding.  Lots and lots of noodle pudding.  With this crispy, butter laden, cinnamon sugar topping.   There goes the cholesterol numbers.

5. Just learning the difference between green beans and string beans.   This city girl is ever so slowly becoming farmer.   And I like it!


  1. Sounds like some pretty intense conversation. But who doesn't love some good trash summer reading with a little noodle pudding on the side?

  2. Gah! Girls grow up! Not listening!!! Mine are about to turn ten, and that's giving me palpitations. Sounds like they stay wonderful as they grow up though so that's good. Also: noodle pudding recipe?

    1. Laughing : ) My favorite ages were when they were 3 and 4. I don't envy you the middle school years, but I have to say, I have enjoyed every age. (Although I'm not always happy when I see the drunken, debauchery pictures on Facebook now.) Pudding recipe below.

  3. Isn't it a wonderful,and startling, transition when your children become your friends?

    And yes, noodle recipe please?

  4. Noodle Pudding

    I asked the person who made this (obviously not me) for the recipe. I laughed when I got to the "do not use low fat anything." Now I know why this was the best noodle pudding I ever had. I can feel my arteries hardening as we speak.

    1 lb broad noodles (make sure 1 lb, some are 12 oz)
    7 eggs
    1 cup sugar
    2 cup milk
    1 lb cottage cheese.
    1 pt sour cream
    1 1/2 teas vanilla
    1/4 lb melted butter

    Do not use low fat anything

    Small box cornflakes
    Cinnamon and sugar mix
    1 stick Butter

    Cook noodles- mix all ingredients together
    (Except topping) Put into buttered baking dish 11x14. and refrigerate overnight.

    Crumble cornflakes in bowl and spread evenly over noodles. Sprinkle heavily with cinnamon/ sugar mixture and dot heavily with butter.

    Bake at 350* for 1 1/2 hours

  5. When I get a new oven and it ceases to be 145 degrees in the shade (I exaggerate, but not by much ;-)) I will give this noodle pudding concoction a try, I think.

    I have always said to anyone who'd listen, "I can't wait for my kids to become adults so that we could TALK!" Of course, I had no idea at the time that they'd become people I'd want to talk to (or that they'd want to talk to me) but lo and behold, a talkin' we do! Yay, that!

    And Yay for diversity of spirit in your two girls, that does indeed make for some lively talks. :-)

    1. I am not responsible for any medical issues from eating this recipe.

      What I love most about having adult conversations with my daughters is that I get a new, fresh perspective. The new generation may be a lot of things, but at least they are not narrow minded. Compared to all the talking heads I see on the internet, they are a breath of fresh air.

  6. I love those rare moments when we can connect with our kids on an adult level. I hope you are enjoying your summer. :-)

  7. Chiming in very late here:
    Yay for those adult conversations! It's a little like a pat on the back, knowing that you raised people who are articulate, have informed opinions, and are passionate. Well done, moms!

    Umm... I have never heard of noodle pudding but am intrigued! Love that 'no low fat anything'.

    Off to catch up on the rest of your blog posts...