Plymouth Area News for the week of February 15th, 2016 by Joyce Steiner

Would like to thank all those who came to enjoy Plymouth Pride’s Second Saturday Breakfast.  We had great food.  We were ready by 7 am!  The breakfast just keeps getting better.  We added fancy ham from Sam’s this month and we learned how to make heart shaped grilled cinnamon rolls.  The secret to having them actually come out looking heart shaped was to exaggerate the point.  I did not even get to eat one as I took off early to go to the Sullivan and Son Auction.  Hate it when I have two or more commitments on the same day at the same time.
Bev Abernathy comes to my store and gets old photographs which have names on them and tries to get them back into their family.  I had a framed family tree with many photos, names and dates into the middle 1800’s.  Since there were names and dates, I especially wanted them to get back “home”.  She was successful.  She found a great grandson living in Meridian Mississippi.  He was well into his 80’s.  She shipped off the frame this week.  Thanks Bev.
Wednesday I had only one customer but a good one.  Thanks!
Thursday Pat Phelps began a new Lenten Bible study entitled “Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus”.  There were nine ladies gathered around my dining room table.  Prince Harry was very glad to welcome back the women but still does not understand why Pastor Bruce is not here to cuddle him.  We meet at 9:30 am and all are welcome.  Thanks Jeff Phelps for helping Pat and Dorothy Torok to get here as Pat had a flat tire on the way.  Carolyn Ussery was hostess.  Don Ussery- we left some banana bread for you.
I had a distant cousin in Bellingham Washington.  Her name was Ruth Prendergast.  My mother and she traveled together to Europe and Ruth came here to visit.  Ruth also went to Korea to teach and made many friends there.  Ben and I had traveled to Bellingham to visit with her two times.  She has had many health problems but has always pulled through until this Thursday when she passed away.  Our sympathy to her large and extended family.  She will be missed.
Hopefully the cold weather is over BUT just in case it is not, I will repeat one of my favorite recipes.  As you will probably remember I cannot make good chili.  I can make good black bean soup however and here is the recipe again.
Black Bean Soup.  Brown one pound of ground turkey with a large chopped onion.  Put 2 cloves of garlic, I use two heaping teaspoons of minced garlic, 2 cans of black beans, one can of whole kernel corn, one jar of medium salsa, 2 teaspoons of cumin and two cups of water and the cooked meat and onion is a slow cooker.  I put it on high and cook it 5 hours while I am at work.  I like to make corn bread in an iron skillet to go with the soup.  Add some fresh fruit and you have a warm healthy meal.
Hope you had a good Valentine’s Day.  I did.  Had two couples at the B&B.  Don’t think either couple had stayed at a bed and breakfast before-I refer to them as virgins.  Did not know exactly how this was going to turn out as one lady was allergic to kitties and then asked if she could open a window.  I said “no” to the open window and that I would put Harry in the bathroom during breakfast.  I even lighted the red candles and made heart shaped French toast.  Turned out to be a great day.  We sat around the breakfast table talking for at least three hours.  Put together two teachers and two students and you have the possibility of getting opinions from a couple of generations and from differing points of view.
Looking forward to warmer temperatures this week.  Have a great week.  Scatter Kindness.
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