This is my ancestor who served in New Jersey during the Revolution.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Memorial Day Weekend is upon us! Life has been busy at the Jersey Shore. We have opened our pool and we are preparing for a great Memorial Day Pool Party. Menu below!
Temps are supposed to be in the 80s & that’s the temp of the pool too!
We had fun strawberry picking @ Linvilla in Media, PA. Now it's time to try some new
recipes! Any suggestions??
The beaches at the Jersey Shore are beautiful and family friendly! Get your beach tags @ preseason prices!
We remember those who gave all for our country. Thank you to all who have served and are serving! Let Freedom Ring!
The garden is blooming! We solved our carpenter bee problem by painting the bare wood outside shower enclosure.
This weekend should be really crowded at the Jersey Shore with the unofficial kickoff of summer! Have a safe weekend! Don’t forget the sunscreen! Don’t drink and drive! Next weekend is the Ocean City Flower Show at the Music Pier on the Boardwalk and it’s free!
Enjoy!Jennifer aka Gigi
Here is our Memorial Day BBQ Menu
Pulled pork on Kaiser rolls
Hot Dogs and Hamburgers – Tomato slices and red onion
Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Corn bread
Corn on the cob, Sweet Tea
Butter Cake Strawberry Shortcake
Blueberry Buckle with vanilla ice cream
Combine in Crock Pot
3 T. Brown Sugar
1 c. Chopped Onion
1.5 T. Mexican seasonings (chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper,, garlic powder)
3 T. Worcestershire sauce
3 T. Cider Vinegar
3 T. Molasses
1 t. Dry mustard
1 can tomato paste
s & p
1 - Boneless Pork Loin
1. Salt and pepper pork.
2. Rub with extra brown sugar.
3. Place in crock pot in sauce.
4. Cook on high 1 hour.
5. 7 hours on low.
6. Remove, shred with forks.
Serve with buns
4 Lg. Cans Baked Beans
1 can French fried onion rings
1 c. BBQ Sauce
2 T. Mustard
20 oz. Crushed Pineapple (drained)
1 Onion, 8 slices bacon
1. Sautee chopped onion and 8 slices of bacon
2. Combine the rest of the ingredients.
3. Pour the mixture in casserole dish. Top with onion and bacon.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Mmmm!
6 Large Jersey Tomatoes, chopped
1/4 c. parsley
2 cloves garlic
1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
2 T. cider vinegar
½ t. salt
1 T. chopped fresh basil
1. Chop Tomatoes
2. Combine rest of ingredients.
3. Pour over tomatoes.
4. Chill before serving.
1. Cream ¾ c. sugar and ½ c. butter
2. Add 1 egg and ½ milk
3. Add 2 c. flour, ½ tsp. salt, 2 t. baking powder.
4. Fold in 2 c. Jersey blueberries
5. Pour into greased tube pan.
6. Topping: Melt ¼ c. butter. Add ½ c. flour, 1 t. cinnamon.
7. Mix w fork. Cover topping on batter.
8. Bake 350 degrees for 40 min.
9. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Mmmm!
How about red, white and blueberry pancakes? The flag cake looks ez!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Poems by Jennifer Mott Palermo
In the Beginning…Mother
You have always been there
From the day I was born
You were there the first day I saw sunshine
You taught me to look at the world as a safe place
You held me when I cried
Cared for me when I was sick
Loved me when I was a rebel
You taught me a kind word turns away wrath
You taught me to love what I do and work hard
You taught me faith in God
And the importance of family and not things.
In a day when people don’t have faith
And don’t love
And don’t feel safe
Thanks to you. (1997)
Days of Higher Learning
Sweeping out the sand from the wood floors
In her quiet, empty bedroom
I realize that summer is over once again.
She packs up her life and her smile
And leaves to explore a world not yet known
Autumn will come with its cool nights
And her memories will fill the air
With sad tears of yesteryear.
Her long hairs lying on the bathroom floor will soon be gone.
Her quiet, empty bedroom remains
To remind us that something is calling her onward
To greater heights
And we cannot go with her
And sadly we remain. (1995)
You are so much like me.
Your ability to lead
Your need to be liked
Your drive to fight hypocrisy
You are so much like me.
Your strong will
Your need to be different
Your handsome smile
Your desire to help people
Your drive to live by principles
Even though our wills often clash
And I struggle to let you go.
I am so proud of you. (1996)
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Have you ever been strawberry picking? It is a fun thing to do with your kids!
Do a search to find 'pick your own' farms near you. Below are links for the Philly and South Jersey area. Strawberries are just starting to come in season but call ahead to make sure they are ready.
Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA is a neat place to go. They also have a market that sells plants, produce, food and they have a great bakery too! Below is a pic of all the strawberries we picked last year!They also offer apple picking in the fall and blueberries, peaches, tomatoes and more in the summer!…they also have a petting zoo. Below are some great strawberry recipes and an easy no cook strawberry jam.
Happy Picking! Jennifer aka Gigi
http://www.linvilla.com/ in Media, PA 9 am to 6 pm. Strawberry Festival Sat. June 5
Atlantic County NJ Butterhof's Shady Brook Farm
Cape May County NJ Allen Family Farm
Also Sat. May 22 – Strawberry Festival- Upper Township Historical Society Tyler Rd. Cape May County, NJ
Homemade No-Cook Strawberry Jam
1 Certo 3 c. Sugar 4 c. Crushed Strawberries
Mix 1 c. Water - 2 T. Cornstarch – 1 c. Sugar – Heat to boiling and clear.
Dissolve 2 T. Strawberry Jello in 1 tsp. hot water. Add 1 t. Vanilla. Add to sugar mixture. Cool.
Arrange 1 ½ Qt Sliced Strawberries in Cooked Pie Crust or Premade Graham Cracker Crust.
Pour mixture over top. Refrig. Serve with Whipped Cream.
Butter Cake with Strawberries
Prepare Betty Crocker Yellow Butter Cake Mix as directed.
Ice with Cool Whip and tip with Strawberries!
Prepare Bisquick Shortcake Recipe - either individual or one large.
Slice Strawberries add sugar. Slice shortcake. Pour strawberries on, place with Bisquick top, more strawberries and whipped cream or Cool Whip.