Lasting Light Poetry

March 14, 2002

Greetings everyone...I have a new poem for you this time! Springtime brings sweet thoughts of romance and love. I hope you enjoy this lastest offering.



Deb and Lynn's Spot~

A Mother's Love - Deb's page
A Mother's Love

The Kind Of Friend - Lynn's page
The Kind Of Friend


Recipes and Remembrances~ I have some yummy new recipes for you, and hope you will enjoy them. Let's cook!

~~ Red Cabbage Sweet-Sour

1 red cabbage, shredded fine
1 apple, cut fine
3/4 C. vinegar
2/3 C. brown sugar
small onion, chopped fine
1/2 raw potato grated, or little flour
browned in butter to thicken
salt and pepper

Mix all together, cook covered for 30 minutes, then uncovered for 30 minutes.


~~ Tea Time Treat~ (This is a very old recipe from my collection)

Orange Spread (good, quick, and simple)
1 cube butter
juice of 1/2 orange, scant
rind of whole orange or two (I like 2 better)
confectioners sugar enough to thicken, about 1 Cup

Cream the butter till creamy, adding the orange juice and rind slowly. Then add the sugar until of right consistency to spread. Spread on squards or rounds of bread first toasted on side. spread on the untoasted side, then place under broiler for a few minutes till it bubbles.


~~ Chicken a la King (From the old Schrafft restaurants in New York.)

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
few grains paprika
2 cups hot chicken stock (or broth)
1/4 cup milk, scalded
1/2 cup cream
2 egg yolks, beaten slightly
2 cups steamed chicken cut in strips
1/2 cup pimiento cut in strips
1 cup sliced and sauted mushrooms
1 teas. salt
1/8 teas. pepper
toast or patty shells

Melt the butter, add the flour and paprika. Blend well. Add chicken stock, milk and cream. Bring to boil and cook 5 mins. Remove from heat and add beaten egg yolks, chicken, pimiento strips, and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve on hot buttered toast or patty shells.


~~ Corn And Zucchini Saute

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion -- finely chopped
4 ounces button or cremini mushrooms -- 1/2" dice
3 medium zucchini -- 3/4-inch dice
2 cups frozen corn kernels, -- thawed
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

Salt and pepper -- to taste In a large saucepan or wok, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and the onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until onion begins to soften. Turn heat to high and add the mushrooms. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes, until mushrooms begin to brown.

Add the remaining tablespoon of butter and the zucchini and cook, tossing the vegetables every minute or so until the zucchini is cooked through, about 6 minutes. Add the corn and toss until the corn is heated through. Remove from the heat, add the dill and salt and pepper to taste, and toss. Serve immediately.


~~ Paprika Scallops

Serving Size : 4

3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 tablespoon paprika
1/4 cup flour
1 3/4 pounds scallops
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup scallion -- chopped
2 tablespoons parsley -- chopped

Combine bread crumbs, paprika, and flour in a mixing bowl. Add the scallops and toss thoroughly to coat. Melt the butter over medium high heat in a large frying pan. If you do not have a pan large enough to hold scallops in 1 layer, cook them in 2 batches.

Add the scallops and cook for 5 minutes, stirring gently. Let them brown nicely, then add the scallions and parsley. Cook for 3 minutes and serve on hot plates, garnished with lemon slices.


~~ Creamy Lemon Cheese Pie

1/4 cup squeezed lemon juice
1 8 oz pk cream cheese
2 eggs -- beaten
3/4 cup sugar
1 9 inch vanilla wafer crust

1 tbsp. grated lemon peel
1 tbsp. sugar
1 cup sour cream

Blend lemon juice, cream cheese together. Add beaten eggs, sugar together. Add this to cream cheese and beat until fluffy. Bake in 350 degree oven about 25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes.

Prepare topping of sour cream, lemon rind and sugar mixed together. Spread over cool pie. Return to oven and bake 10 minutes longer. Cool; chill about 5 hours before serving.


~~ Sesame Pork Salad

1 1/2 cups pork -- cooked/slivered
3 cups cooked rice
4 ounces snow peas -- trimmed and sliced
1 medium cucumber (seeded) -- peeled/julienned
1 medium red bell pepper -- julienned
1/2 cup green onion -- sliced
2 tablespoons sesame seeds -- toasted
1/4 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons rice or white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Combine pork, rice, snow peas, cucumber, bell pepper, green onions and sesame seed in large bowl. Combine chicken broth, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, peanut oil and sesame oil in small covered jar; shake to mix well.

Add to salad; toss lightly. Serve slightly chilled or at room temperature. May substitute chicken for pork if desired.


~~ Easy Coffee Cake

2 cups Bisquick
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all ingredients in bowl. Pour into 8" greased and floured cake pan.

2 tablespoons Bisquick
4 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter

Mix all ingredients and drizzle over top of cake. Bake 20 - 25 minutes.


Quotes* Thanks for the smiles, Angel :)

Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy

Don't get your knickers in a knot.
Nothing is solved and it only makes you walk funny.
-- Kathryn Carpenter

Too much of a good thing...
can be wonderful.
-- Mae West

Everyone's entitled to my opinion.
-- Madonna

If you don't have anything nice to say about anyone....
come sit by me.
-- Alice Longworth

It doesn't matter what you do in the bedroom as long as
you don't do it in the street and frighten the horses.
-- Mrs. Patrick Campbell

I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
-- Marilyn Monroe

I think...therefore I'm single.
-- Liz Winston

When faced with a decision always ask
"What would be the most fun?"
-- Peggy Walker

I never know how much of what I say is true.
-- Bette Midler

What you eat standing up doesn't count.
-- Beth Barnes

The trouble with being in the rat race is that
even if you win... you're still a rat.
-- Lily Tomlin

If you're all wrapped up in yourself, you are overdressed.
-- Kate Halverson

Housework can't kill you, but why take the chance?
-- Phyllis Diller


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Karen's Note~ Thanks to all of you who have signed my guestbook when you visit, posted messages on my message board, and sent encouraging mail. It means a lot to me. I hope you've enjoyed this quick time together. I'll be back soon, and in the meantime.....share a smile and find a kind word to lift a heart. Hugs to all.....


From the Message Board at Lasting Light Poetry~

Together Once More
Oh, how I wish you were here
to share my life once more.
We could go on together
like we had before.
There has been so much done; you wouldn't recognize the place
and how I long to see your dear face.
The grass is green, the flowers in bloom,
I look into your empty room.
I have one consolation, I'll be with you once more,
We'll walk along hand in hand
On that heavenly shore.

Lois J Zellers Oct 8, 2000

In memory of Frederick Zellers-May 13, 1924-March 1, 1999


Shine on.....dear friends........~ See you soon!




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