Hey! Hey! It’s me Ernest T! I thought you would get a kick out of that! My world is peachy! How about yours! Actually, I am being silly! Do you know what I mean?

I have been working in strawberries. I am making freezer preserves. The Plant City, Florida strawberries can’t be beat.

When my family and I would go to Cocoa Beach, in February they would sell them on the side of the road. I’d purchase some and we would eat like crazy.

If you are ever in Florida in February Check out the Strawberry festival in Plant City. I have family there.

The storms rushed me doing my column and all I wanted to do was get home, so here are More Adventures of Brenda and Jan.

We gave ourselves the nicknames Streak and Flash. We would get together and cook, and it was always at Brenda’s house.

Amanda and I would go for supper or we would prepare Donnie’s supper and take it to him at work.

I gave her kitchen a name and called it the Runaway Kitchen: Streak and Flash rides again!

She would be cooking and I would be at the sink washing up the dishes as we went. We were never late getting Donnie’s food to him.

The tales are endless and as she would say scandalous! We were never bad girls or get into trouble. We just loved cutting up and carrying on.

We loved our children and had a blast with them sitting around telling tales, aggravating them, drinking coffee, you name it and we would make fun.

Oh! How I miss those days. Our lives are always revolving and that goes for all of us.

“And that’s the way I see it.”

God bless you, one and all! You are loved! I don’t know if you are like me, but I will eat most anything. Let’s see what’s on the stove and in the oven. Shall we? Enjoy!

CHEESEBURGER PIE

1 lb. ground chuck

1 ½ c. chopped onion

½.tsp. salt

¼ tsp. pepper

1p½ c. milk

¾ c. Bisquick

3 eggs

2 tomatoes, sliced

1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 10x12 inch pie plate. Brown beef and onion; drain. Stir in salt and pepper. Spread in plate. Beat milk, baking mix and eggs until smooth (15 seconds in blender on high or 1 minute by hand). Pour into plate. Bake 25 minutes; top with tomatoes and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until knife inserted in center comes clean. Cool 5 minutes. Makes 6-8 servings.

RANCH BEANS

Brown 1lb. ground chuck with seasoned salt; drain

Mix Together:

2 cans pinto or pork and beans

1can kidney beans

1cup ketchup

½ cup water

1 medium onion

1 medium sweet pepper

Salt to taste

Add to ground chuck. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.

DUTCH SLAW

1 medium head of cabbage

1 egg

½ cup vinegar

1 tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

Dash of pepper

Shred cabbage rather fine. Place in a saucepan and sprinkle with salt. Cover pan and place over low heat. Steam until very tender. Beat egg and add sugar, salt, pepper and vinegar. Pour over steamed cabbage. Heat for 5 minutes. Serve at once.

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