A Victorian Red Hat Lady

After I turned 50 years of age, I had decided I was going to live each day as if it was my last. I will do all the thing I had only dreamed about. I am going to live, love and have fun. Life is to short to worry about tomorrow, just live and enjoy today!

"Come on this life journey with me and experience the thrill"
Lady Estelle T. Barada

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Funnel Cakes

Funnel cake or funnelcake is a regional novelty food popular in the U.S. at carnivals, fairs, sporting events, and seaside resorts.  


Country cookies know this goodie from back when, and they know it's best to get 'em while they're hot!
Ingredients:
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Confectioners' sugar for sprinkling
In a large bowl combine the four, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl beat the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir just until blended.
Heat 1 inch of oil in a frying pan. Hold your finger over the bottom of a funnel and pour in 1/2 cup of the batter. Holding the funnel over the hot oil, drizzle the batter into the oil.. Cook until golden brown, turn and cook the other side. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
Makes 5-6 servings
Nancy Sharkey, Queen Mum Nanette
The Budding Red Roses of Arizona,
Glendale, Arizona

Thursday, August 19, 2010

First day of my Red Hat Vacation.

 On Tuesday, my first day of my vacation, I was invited to lunch with my Red Hat friends. We traveled to Galilee to enjoy lunch at Champlin's.
You can't go wrong with Champlin's - great views of the boats coming and going through the Breachway.



 
If you love quiet days by the ocean, the village of Galilee on Point Judith is the place for you. Located in the town of Narragansett in Rhode Island's South County, Galilee is known for fishing, boating, beaches and, of course, seafood restaurants.


History

Fishing boat in the Galilee breachway The history of Galilee and Point Judith has always been tied to the Point Judith Pond and the Breachway that joins it to the sea. In the eighteenth century, the area around Point Judith Pond was inhabited primarily by farmers who used the Breachway to transport crops to markets in Providence, Newport, Boston and New London. In the nineteenth century, a thriving fishing industry also developed. Area farmers often supplemented their income by fishing for bass and alewife, or digging oysters.



After lunch we enjoyed each others company on the beach.
Named for the legendary Rhode Island radio personality, Salty Brine State Beach is a short stretch of sand adjacent to the breachway in Galilee. Formally known as the Galilee State Beach, Salty Brine has quiet waters that are great for kids. It is also a wonderful spot to watch the ships coming and going through the Breachway.


What an amazing afternoon. But before we started our trip home, we had to stop for an ice cream to cool us off from the day in the sun!

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