Wednesday’s Ramblings

I’ve been busy at work lately, so I didn’t get a lot posted last week.

Thought I’d share a few recipes that I found online, a thrift store find my husband bought me, and a picture of my Great Grandma’s cast iron oil lamp wall hanger (finally got it up!)


I found this recipe over at Mennonite Girls Can Cook…and boy howdy are they GREAT! Very simple dough to make…nice and crunchy on the outside and soft & chewy on the inside. Very hearty! I made them up for ham & lentil soup. The great thing about this recipe is that the dough can stay in the frig for up to 2 weeks and you pull off just the amount that you want to bake for the night! 🙂 I used Bob’s Red Mill 10-Grain Bread Flour as that is the only thing I could find at Raley’s (I was with my husband and he’s impatient at the grocery store, so I didn’t get to look around for anything else). Oh yeah…make sure you make the dough up at least one day PRIOR to when you want them, as the dough has to rest for one day in the frig….found that out the hard way (ie: didn’t read through the directions before making them).

Also found on the MENNONITE GIRLS CAN COOK blog was a link to ~ LOW-FAT BLUEBERRY LEMON SCONES ~ VERY GOOD recipe! I used lemon zest and frozen organic blueberries for my scones, and accidentally left out the salt, but that was good since I was going to give some to my In-Laws and my FIL can’t have salt.

Lookie at the enameled stock pot my husband found for me during a 50% sale at a local thrift store!! My kitchen is in cream and greens…I’m using it to store potatoes, onions, and squash.

Finally got my Great Grandma’s cast iron lamp hanger up…and the lamp that she used. I put up my Grandpa’s (from my dad’s side) black metal match holder just below the lamp.

And just for giggles…I found this on Saturday morning…it’s our car’s frosty shadows.

Cast Iron Reflector Swinging Arm Wall Bracket for Kerosene Oil Lamp

Over the weekend my mom gave me Great Grandma Chambers’ cast iron wall bracket and kerosene lamp. I remember it on the wall in our house in Southern California when I was a kid…it was in the Chambers’ homestead in Lynch, Nebraska long before that. I didn’t take a picture of the lamp itself, but it’s clear glass with the original brass hardware. Now I have to figure out where in my house to hang this lovely…I’m thinking in the kitchen or front sunroom.

I found the site Antique Lamp Supply and figured out what that hole on the top part of the arm (see second picture, above) was for ~ to hold a Mercury Reflector. And…except for the bowl part, my arm is just like their #73801. My mom said she doesn’t remember ever seeing a reflector attached to this lamp, so if it had one it was before 1940’s. I would need to buy the mercury reflector & attachment, and reflector nut if I want it to be in original condition.