Saturday, July 31, 2010

My Favorite Country Things

Remember the lovely Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music and the song, "My Favorite Things"?
We all have our faves!  This movie is one of mine. 
When I was a little girl, I was a "scardy cat" ... or "fradey cat" ... everything and anything frightened me; noises or movement ... especially at night ... when the lights had been turned off ... and Mother had said goodnight for the 'umpteenth' time.  One night when I was anxious about something, my sister Eleanor suggested that I think about things I liked. I don't know if her suggestion came before, after or because of Julie Andrews' song, but it worked. That simple suggestion has carried me through many "nightmares" over the years. I've outgrown being frightened by "things that go bump in the night", but I still  love this kind wisdom my sister passed on to me.

Think on these things: "Whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things" (Php 4:8) (cab version).

Another favorite: M-A-G-A-Z-I-N-E-S!!! 

And then there are P-E-A-C-H-E-S!!!
Fresh, frozen, canned, dried, pickled, jammed, jellied, preserved, sugared, chilled, room temperature, sliced, diced or chopped.
Peaches are, well, 'just peachy'. 

Just look as some ways the word PEACH is used in our everyday world ..
Peaches and Cream Complexion
Georgia Peach
She's a peach
Peach fuzz
Peachy keen
Peaches and Herb
Peachy king

The August 2010 issue of Better Homes and Gardens® magazine has a super-peachy article on page 135 ... 50 WAYS TO EAT A PEACH.  

Check out the CAT FOOD page for my "Simply Delicious Peach Tea" recipe.

If that doesn't put the fuzz on your peach, I don't know what will.

Here's to your Country Favorites!

©2010 Cat Brennan

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