Thursday, July 19, 2007

Pie irons and cabin stuff

I spent another night at the cabin, heading to the woods shortly after Cliff left for work.  In a recent entry I mentioned my buddy-pie-maker, and a reader commented that it's actually called a pie iron.  Well, typing that into Google got me lots of information and several recipes at... are you ready for this?...

I had my usual grilled cheese made in the pie iron yesterday evening; this morning I experimented with French toast.  I think next time I'll try the corn bread.  I could get fat, playing with this thing.  In ten days the granddaughters will be back, and I won't be able to head to the cabin until six or after.  So I'm simply enjoying it to the fullest while I can.

I was amazed that I slept through the night until 4 A.M., because I'm usually up two or three times a night.  Sadie and I were awakened by the barred owls calling to one another (click that link and you can hear how they sound); one was very close to us.  I laid there awhile, listening to the insects, owls, and a passing train that set the coyotes howling.  (That link will let you hear coyotes yipping).

Certain things belong at the cabin:  here you see a CD set of Mother Angelica and the nuns saying the Rosary, and yes, that's a rosary there, made in Italy, given to me by my friend Joanna (neither of us is Catholic).  I don't have a clue how it is used, but I get it out of my cabin bag when I'm spending the night and put it where I can see it.  I like listening to the rosary sometimes as I'm going to sleep; it's very calming.  Oh, the book you see is a hand-made journal-book given to me by my nephew's son (great-nephew?).  I use it to write down my thoughts when I'm at the cabin.

That's a $3 souvenir I bought at a T-shirt shop last weekend at the lake.  It's right at home back there.

On the same wall, above my air  mattress, is a picture of Mandy.  She's the dog for whom my cabin was built.  She loved it there so much that, if I wasn't careful, I'd go off and lock her in.  I'd go back to find her curled up in her special spot under the bed.

On a different wall is this picture of Mandy, looking off into the woods in winter from my cabin porch.  So you see, she is still very much with me in my heart.

This is the other three-dollar souvenir from last weekend.  I can't resist a bargain!

And Sadie, as always, lay in her favorite spot behind the cabin yesterday with her beloved Frisbee; no chance of locking her inside... she only goes in when I tell her it's time to go to bed.

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fowfies said...

Nice to have those pictures of Mandy up there in the cabin with you...inspires good memories to think back on while in the peace of the woods. Hope Sady isnt wearing you out too Ball of energy that she is.

marainey1 said...

In my family I'm known for making sure everyone has a rosary.  The prayers for each bead are the Our Father  (one by it's self) and the Hail Mary (10 in a row)  They are used as a guide for the rosary you hear on tape.  Each decade of 10 beads is a joyful or sorrowful mystery representing the life and death of Christ.  It is one of the most powerful prayer tools I know of.  It brings comfort to all who use it.  I'm Catholic and have many on hand just in case someone needs one.  

Thanks for the link on pie irons.  I'll pass it on to my campers.  They all have them.  'On Ya' - ma

deshelestraci said...

I love the pictures!  The color in the pie iron picture is great!  I love barred owls!  They are lovely.  Coyotes not my favorite!  I love the little rituals that make going to the cabin relaxing!

ktkamanski said...

This makes me want to have a quite cabin with Pie irons! It sounds so peaceful and relaxing! What a  wonderful place to get-a-way! Happy to hear you got some rest! Enjoy your day!

mumma4evr said...

oh...I want to have a cabin

lanurseprn said...

I've heard of a pie iron but never really knew what it was. I always learn from you Mosie!
Enjoyed your cabin. You are lucky to have a peaceful place to just relax.

amy122389 said...

You know I can only remember one picture of Sadie where her monster tongue is not hangin' out?  LOL

Hey, I saw some pie iron recipe books and what-not in the Gooseberry Patch catalogue I get in the mail and thought of you...


ksquester said...

I enjoyed your pictures very much.  I loved your picture of Mandy too.  Glad you are able to enjoy your cabin.  I heard MO. is having problems with bears. YIKES! Anne

magran42 said...

I'd like to try the sour kraut recipe but I don't have a pie iron.  May just have to invest in one...but I don't have a cabin.  No chance of investing in one of those so I'll have to drop the whole thing!  Being in an emotional low point as I am, the picture of Mandy in the snow almost made me cry.  I miss her so much and only knew her through your journal.  Somehow she touched my heart.  Told you I am an emotional mess right now!

magran42 said...

Forgot to say.....I'm not Catholic either but really like Mother Angelica.  Where did you get the cds?

lorinokla said...

neat pie iron. I can think of all kinds of things to cook!

The photos are great, I am envious of your cabin and solitude.

The Rosary:

While holding the crucifix make the Sign Of The Cross.

First big bead, say the Our Father
Say Hail Marys next 3 beads
Say Glory Be To The Father on the next large bead.
The Fatima Prayer on the large bead.
Say the first Rosary Mystery, say Our Father on the large bead.
On each of the ten small beads (also called a decade) say a Hail Mary
The next large bead, say the Glory Be to the Father, the Fatima prayer
Each decade is prayed in the same way. Saying the Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, the Glory Be to the Father, and the Fatima prayer

end w/ the Sign Of The Cross

Hearing the rosary is comforting, I can remember hearing the hushed voices of the nuns when I was a little girl.

randlprysock said...

I love that pie iron!!!  Would love to have one!!!  I also really truly love the prayer of Jabez!!!!  

luvmort said...

I have several dozen rosaries and crucifixes all over my room and I'm a Darwinist.  Go figure.    

plieck30 said...

I love the picture of Mandy looking into the woods. Paula

helmswondermom said...

I love getting a peak inside your cabin.  Love the pictures of Sadie, too.

geocachelinda66 said...

Sounds like you are having a time at the cabin.  Linda

mutualaide said...

Love the tour of your cabin.