Friday, August 18, 2006

Blonde Cookbook.

Hello my Friends ~~ Well how quickly the weeks go by, as it

is Friday again. I trust that all is well with you all and the world

is treating you well. I cannot complain, (well I can and do, but

wont here) as all is well with my part of the world.

I found an easy recipe that you may like. Or not !!


<><><> Cheese and Potato Cakes. <><><>

2 cups of mashed potato

1 cup grated cheese

3 tablespns of melted butter or Margarine

2 beaten eggs

½ cup of flour Salt and pepper (I add a little chopped onion)

Mash the potatos and add melted butter, cheese and salt/pepper

and the 2 beaten eggs. Add flour. Shape into cakes (patties ?)

Dip in breadcrumbs and fry about 15 minutes in a little hot oil.

These would be nice with salad, and not much trouble.


In keeping with the recipes on Fridays, my son sent me these

Blonde Recipes jokes. Enjoy.

Blonde Cookbook! MONDAY: It's fun to cook for Tom. Today I made angel food cake.

The recipe said beat 12 eggs separately. The neighbors were nice

enough to loan me some extra bowls.

<><><> TUESDAY: Tom wanted fruit salad for supper. The recipe said serve

without dressing. So I didn't dress. What a surprise when Tom brought

a friend home for supper

<><><> . WEDNESDAY: A good day for rice. The recipe said wash thoroughly

before steaming the rice. It seemed kind of silly but I took a bath anyway.

I can't say it improved the rice any.

<><><> THURSDAY: Today Tom asked for salad again. I tried a new recipe. It

said prepare ingredients; lay on a bed of lettuce one hour before serving.

Tom asked me why I was rolling around in the garden.

<><><> FRIDAY: I found an easy recipe for cookies. It said put the ingredients in

a bowl and beat it. There must have been something wrong with this recipe.

When I got back, everything was the same as when I left

<><><> SATURDAY: Tom did the shopping today and brought home a chicken.

He asked me to dress it for Sunday (oh boy). For some reason Tom keeps

counting to ten.


SUNDAY: Tom's folks came to dinner. I wanted to serve roast but all I had

was hamburger. Suddenly I had a flash of genius. I put the hamburger in the

oven and set the controls for roast. It still came out hamburger, much to my


<><><> GOOD NIGHT DEAR DIARY. This has been a very exciting week. I am

eager for tomorrow to come so I can try out a new recipe on Tom. If I can

talk Tom into buying a bigger oven, I would like to surprise him with

chocolate moose.


<><><> The Senility Prayer <><><>

Grant me the Senility to forget the People I never liked.

the good fortune to run into the People I do like.

And the eyesight to Tell the Difference.


<><> 25 Pun and Games with Words. <><>

1. PESSIMIST’s blood type is always B-negative

2. HANGOVER is the wrath of grapes.

3. A SUCCESSFUL diet is the triumph of mind over matter.

4. A GOSSIP is someone with a great sense of rumour.

5. A CHICKEN crossing the road is poetry in motion.

6. A BOILED egg in the morning is hard to beat.

7. A PLATEAU is a high form of flattery.

8. CORDUROY pillows are making headlines.

9. ACUPUNCTURE is a jab well done.

10. EVERY Calendar’s days are numbered.

11. DOES the name Pavlov ring a bell.

12. WHAT’S the definition of a will? A dead giveaway.

13. SHIP’S captains don’t like crew cuts.

14. ENERGIZER Bunny arrested for battery.

15. DI JON VU the same mustard as before.

16. WHEN two egotists meet, it’s an I for an I.

17. WHEN a clock is hungry, it goes back four seconds.

18. WHEN you dream in color, it’s a pigment of your imagination.

19. WHEN an actor saw her first strands of grey hair, she thought

she’d dye.

20. READING while sunbathing makes you well red.

21. WITH her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.

22. WITHOUT geometry, life would be pointless.

23. A MAN’S home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.

24. A BICYCLE can’s stand on it’s own because it is two tyred.

25. IN democracy, your vote counts. In feudalism, your count votes.


<><><> And a few thoughts. <><><>

To achieve great things we must live as though we were never

going to die. – Luc de Clapiers. French writer.

Do what you can with what you have, where you are.

--- Theodore Roosevelt.

Those who say a thing cannot be done should not stand in the way

of those who are doing it. Anon.

I prefer old age to the alternative. – Maurice Chevalier.

As a white candle in a Holy place,

So is the beauty of an old face. – Joseph Campwell.


Bye for now my friends, Have a great weekend, Merle.



Connie and Rob said...

I think the Senility Prayer is very cute!

Hope you have a wonderful Friday. It seems like it took forever to get here...

Take care,

Meow said...

I loved the Blonde jokes ... too funny.
The Cheese and Potato Cakes sound yummy, might have to give them ago ... they'd taste good with some corn kernels in with them, too ... mmmm.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Take care, Meow

Caz said...

Hi Merle,

Well I've written down your recipe and will try it out on Ian this w/e. I like the versatility of it, you could add any other ingredients to suit your own taste's.. mine being Chilli or garlic !!!

Have a great w/e

JunieRose2005 said...


As always, a good post which brought many smiles!

And those potato cakes sound good!!


Anonymous said...

A white candle. Going to be one of my favorite sayings.

bubba said...

the above is me

Sue said...

Enjoyed this post very much! I will try the potato patties. Looks like a good use for leftover mashed, too!

Tracie said...

Hi Merle,
my neighbour only mentioned making potatoe cakes yesterday - what a coincidence !!
Have a good weekend
from Tracie

Tammy said...

ahhhhhhh...Miz Merle...laughed out loud at the blonde jokes...that was just too funny...think I will forward it on to my blonde sister...on second thought...I like to visit her in Florida sometimes...think I won'!!!

Ava said...

Hello there! Glad to hear that all is well. Very funny jokes!!!

jel said...

howdy Merle,
I love your jokes :) thanks :)

and I Love tater cakes my granny would make them for me when I was a kid,
hope you have a great weekend,
i will be glad when fall and winter gets here ,it was 100 today!
take care

Granny said...

I make tater cakes but I'm going to try yours (if I ever have any leftover mashed potatoes). I may have to make some just to make the cakes.

Have a great weekend, what's still left of it for you.

PEA said...

I've copied the recipe and it will certainly be one that I will try...we call them potato pancakes but they're just a bit different! Loved the blonde jokes...even though I'm blonde!!!! lol Great post as usual....HUGS xoxo

Caz said...

Hi Merle,

Its me again, just letting you know I whipped up the potato cakes and added onion, a little diced bacon & chillie for a quick but lovely lunch with a side salad. Was delicious. Thanks for sharing, and keep them recipes coming !!!


Raggedy said...

Good post!

Lucy Stern said...

Glad I didn't do all that walking just for that Butcher's dance.