Hello, guys and gals! I hope you had a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend! I stayed in and watched movies all day!

I’m still sailing on the Sea of Life! Sometimes it is smooth sailing and other times it is rocky! I’m sure it is the same for you.

I was talking to Carolyn Collins the other day and we were discussing farm animals as well as domestic animals. She was telling me about her daughter’s goats. One of the sweetest things, she said about one of them was the fact it calls her “mom-ma!”

I wouldn’t have imagined an animal talking, however I had a yellow lab tell me “I love you!” I just about fell off the couch, I was so shocked.

Our little fur babies, no matter what they are can speak to us if we show love to them. I also have a dog that answers my questions when I ask her something.

Animals know when humans are good to them or abuse them.

A great big “Shame on You,” if you abuse animals, much less children! Adults do not deserve to be abused either.

Our world is sinking fast and has turned so vile and wicked. It is a shame, how things are these days.

There are times I wish we could go back in the past to a kinder simple life. Lord knows we could really use it. Our children aren’t even learning how to interact with each other anymore.

If I could go back myself there are a lot of things I would change, if I could. We all need to look in the mirror and make some serious changes to our thought processes, behavior and the way we treat others and ourselves.

Wake up America! We all know what is wrong with this picture. What are we going to do about it? I love life and enjoy it. As my great nephew said, “Jesus is coming! Jesus is coming! Jesus is coming!” Please be ready. I want God to Bless America again! Don’t you?

“And that’s the way I see it”.

May you be blessed in the coming week! You are loved! We are going to have some famous recipes by some famous people and favorite restaurants. Try, eat and enjoy!

Janette Carter’s Chow-Chow

1 gallon chopped cabbage

1 gallon chopped green tomatoes

1 quart chopped onions

3 green bell peppers, chopped

2 tbsp. powdered ginger

1 tbsp. cinnamon

2 tbsp. turmeric

1 tbsp. celery seed

3 tbsp. salt

3 lbs. brown sugar, scantly (not packed)

½ gallon vinegar

Bring to a boil, then cook slowly for 30 minutes. Put in canning jars and seal. Chow-chow is good served over soup beans or used as any other relish.

Willard Scott’s Biscuits

2 cups self-rising flour

1 stick oleo

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. sugar

1 c. buttermilk

Mix flour, sugar and baking powder. Cut in oleo and add buttermilk. Roll out and bake at 400 degrees until brown.

Old-Fashioned Tea Cake

(Sweet Water Inn, Culleoka)

1 c. butter

1 c. sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp. nutmeg

3 ½ cups plain flour

Cinnamon sugar

Cream butter and sugar together, then add eggs, nutmeg and flour. Mix well. Form the dough into three 2-inch rolls and wrap in waxed paper. Chill for three hours. Slice in ¼-inch thick pieces. Placed on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Tip of the Week

“When you flee temptation, be sure you don’t leave a forwarding address.” — Unknown

Don’t forget 911 and how it has affected our Nation, the loss of life the survivors and their families.