Friday, March 04, 2016

Friday’s Hunt v 1.10 -- "J" is for ...

Friday’s Hunt for the week of March 4th is (1) Starts with "J"; (2)  Week's Favorite; (3)  a cuppa... ; and [I've added this one again] (4) another lagniappe poem for you. 

(1) Starts with "J" will be all the Jams and Jellies in my fridge.  It could have just as well been Jim but I really don't like to post my own picture, not even when it's a selfie (link).

You may be liking some of these. Strawberry is our old faithful standby. Fickle, right now I am liking best the Downton Abbey Plum jam, a leftover from Christmas that Mrs. Jim picked up in their After Christmas Sale.

This a patch of it, the plum jam on my plate, is for the biscuits here on one of her famous three-minute-in-preparation breakfasts. The eggs are one-minute microwave jobs, she then heated the leftover biscuits that Jenna, our younger married granddaughter sent us home with after watching the Super Bowl at their home.  Grits are instant, add very hot water.   Coffee was the last, it was left over from our first breakfast, half a granola bar and coffee.

(2)  Week's Favorite is Mom's Egg Scale.  When I was growing up I
lived on a farm.  We grew crops, corn and oats, and feed the harvest to animals from which we sold their produce, eggs and cream, or the animals themselves, cattle, hogs, and chickens.

The chicken end was pretty much Mom's, the feeding and growing and the care of the eggs that the hens would lay.  Saturday night found her cleaning the eggs that were produced for the week.  Often I would 'help' her as it was a good time to have Mom just for myself. 

She didn't have to grade them, like Grade AA Large, but this scale would take care of the sizing if she were to sell to  an individual or a retailer.  Most times we took the eggs to a produce house. 

Chart is from Southern States Cooperative; How to grade and size eggs.
It is hard to read but it say that eggs are not sized individually, but rather sized by the combined weight of one dozen eggs. That explains that each of the packages, from Kroger and from Trader Joes each contained a few eggs weighing less than 24 ounces.

Mom was a city girl when she married my dad.  Her farm duties also were to pretty well take care of the very large vegetable garden we had.  She would have a row or two of flowers also.  My sister Lois and I liked to help her there as we could eat the fresh vegetables we picked or pulled out of the ground, carrots, radishes, tomatoes, melons, and strawberries.

(3)  a cuppa ... around our house would normally be of coffee.  This time it was will be a Cappuccino made in our Kureig machine.  Makes in a couple of minutes.

(4) another lagniappe poem for you.  It is These Feet which I posted last week for my Tuesday Poem on my other blog, Jim's Little Photo and Poem Place (link).

- - - - - The Fine Print:
 - Teresa of Eden Hills is running this meme, Friday's Hunt. She has three alternatives for us to post about but this one, Alphabet series, will be the one I will try to follow and post about.  - Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter." 
 - The Mr. Linky address
here has a list of others who are participating if you would to read what these folk are doing for the Friday post  
 - For the week of February 19, our assignment was to post on any or all of these ideas: (1) Starts with "J", (2) Week’s Favorite, and (3)   a cuppa ..., and not required, (4) another lagniappe poem for you.

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I love the poem. That was most clever and so very true.

Have a fabulous day. ☺
when it comes to jams and jellies you make me jealous. an egg scale, thanks for being a part of my continuing education. as far as a cuppa is concerned, I don't touch the stuff! just keep on moving...
Love jams and jellys Jim and also your poem. Have a great weekend.
Hello, the egg scale is neat. I did not know how the eggs were measured. I like the cute poem! Happy weekend to you!
I had no idea of an egg scale - we never thought of that in the suburban/urban enclaves of my youth :) We don't have a Kuerig in our home, but any good cup of coffee can be a great cuppa!
Our daughter makes jam and gives some to us. Right now we have josta jelly and white currant in the cupboard. She even grows the berries in her garden or picks them from the wild hedge rows. I love lemon curd and always have some in the cupboard. The egg scale is fascinating. Have a good weekend.
The farm where I buy our eggs has large and small ones in the container, it's a dozen of whatever ends up in there.
These Feet is very nice and the Keurig is great for a quick coffee, isn't it?
How interesting ! I had never heard about an egg scale ! I learn a lot through blogging !
Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. I just love plum jam! The plums on my tree make a great jam (which I sell in my pumpkin patch). I've seen so many people with those Kureig machines, but I've never used one. It does look good. I love the poem! I'm at that point where my feet are daily reminders of the hard work in my life.
I think I know what to make for dinner tonight, Jim. Breakfast. Reading about the jams has me in the mood for breakfast. Since I'm the cook, the Husband and the Mama won't complain. Unfortunately we have no jams. Oh, well, there's honey. I think I'll even bake biscuits. Unless I find some grits in the cupboard.

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