Friday, June 28, 2019

My Texas Table Newsletter - Our Best Red, White & Blue Recipes

      

Happy Friday Friends! 

I hope everyone is doing well?  The heat here in North Texas is getting an early start this year, so we've been spending most of our time indoors. We have been venturing out to the garden on a daily basis but mainly early in the morning or late in the evening when the sun starts to set. Our raised bed vegetable garden is doing really well and some of our plants are already starting to produce. I've included a photo below so you can take a peek at our garden. 

This year we tried the Ruth Stout Method of Gardening and so far so good. Our potatoes did awesome (Kennebec, Red Potatoes and Yukon Gold) so they have since been harvested and corn has been planted in it's place. I can't wait to start harvesting the rest of the vegetables and fruits as they all come in. So far it looks like it's going to be a good year. If you would like more information on the Ruth Stout Method of Gardening click here to view her information video. 


Our Best Red White & Blue Recipes 

This months newsletter is filled with all things Red, White & Blue. Make your 4th of July extra festive with these simple and delicious Patriotic Recipes!!! Maybe you're staying home and hosting a cookout or you're looking for a patriotic treat to make and take to a celebration. Either way I think you've come to the right place. Today I've gathered together our favorite Red, White and Blue Recipes to help you celebrate Independence Day. 

Click on each of the titles below and you'll be taken directly to the recipe you're interested in. From there you can read more about the recipe,  find out the ingredients and look through the instructions. 

No Bake Lemon-Berry Cheesecake    &    Patriotic Pretzel Sticks 



These are the recipes that are getting the most views on the blog.
This sun tea recipe is getting a lot of attention over on the blog. Sun Tea is a nostalgic beverage from childhood that brings back so many good memories and a delicious way to enjoy summer! If you're not familiar with sun tea it is a method of slow cold water brewing tea in direct sunlight. This technique produces a gentle smoother iced tea. I grew up on sun tea and still enjoy it today.  Click here to get the full instructions on how you can make your own sun tea. 

Recipes that I found online (not mine) that I can't wait to share with you.
 A couple weeks back, I came across this Ground Beef Lo Mein and these easy Peach Fritters while scrolling through the Internet.  I'm always on the look out for new dinner meals using ground beef, so I can't wait to try the Ground Beef Lo Mein recipe. I also love apple fritters, so these peach fritter looks simply scrumptious. Stop by Eat Cake For Dinner and Souffle Bombay to get the full recipes. 
                                                                                  
Seasonal Recipe, Craft or DIY  Project that I think you'll like.
I love to garden and I have always wanted a Produce Gathering Apron, but they can be pretty pricey. If you love to garden like I do and you're looking for a simpler way to gather all your garden goodies in one place, think about making a produce gathering apron. This apron pattern is super simple and is perfect for gathering produce or eggs from the hen house. I've actually made three of these aprons for gifts and everyone loved them.  Click here to view the full tutorial on how to make this simple Gathering Apron.


What my family is eating this month and my current menu plan.
I didn't have a chance to get our June Menu posted, but you can visit our Menu Plan Archives  for countless menu plans and dinner ideas. I'm sure you'll find something you like. 


Cookbooks and Books that I think you'll love!
Cake Ladies - Celebrating Southern Tradition by Jodi Rhoden is this months cookbook spotlight. In the south desserts are a serious thing, especially cakes that have been passed down from generation to generation. In Cake Ladies 17 diverse southern woman who wear the title of "Cake Lady" share their signature cake recipe, history of the cake and a little glimpse into each of their lives. This cookbook has beautiful photos and some pretty yummy southern cake recipes. A few of my favorites are German Chocolate Cake, Caramel Layer Cake, Yellow Layer Cake, Coconut Cream Cake Mississippi Mud Cake, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Red Velvet Cupcakes and my all time favorite Italian Cream Cake. If you're looking for a good southern cake cookbook, I think you'll love this one. 

Take a look back at the latest post's on the blog.
Check out my newest recipe on the blog and learn how to make this CopyKat Panda Express Chow Mein NoodlesChow mein noodles are a great side dish or serve with chicken and make it a meal.  Click here to view the full recipe 

Get a sneak peak at what I'll be posting next on Mommy's Kitchen.
Be on the lookout for these Cinnamon Skillet Fried Apples that I'm hoping to get posted sometime in the next week or so. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and a happy and safe Independence Day. 



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