BC: In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past and a bridge to our future.
FC: Like branches on a tree, our history may grow in different directions - yet our roots remain as one.
1: Nene loved being a woman of the South. This s to bring some Southern cooking and love to your home.
2: Favorite family breakfast! | Buttermilk Biscuits 2 cups of sifted enriched flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 5 tablespoons shortening 1 cup buttermilk Sift flour, baking powder, salt and soda; cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk, all at once and stir till dough follows fork around bowl. Turn out and knead 1/2 minute. Roll 1/2 inch thick; brush with melted butter; cut out biscuits. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in a very hot oven (450 degrees), 12 to 15 minutes. | Homemade Gravy After frying bacon in the skillet, retain 1/4 cup of bacon drippings in the skillet. Sprinkle enough flour into the skillet to make a paste like consistency. Add salt and pepper and stir with a whisk until it starts to brown. Add about 4 cups of milk and continue to stir until it starts to boil and then turn the heat down to simmer. Let simmer (stirring off and on until it thickens to your taste.
3: Nene's girls
4: Nene's Oatmeal Cookies | 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup butter' 1 teaspoon baking soda' 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 3 cups quick-cooking or old fashioned oats 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup raisins, chopped nuts or semisweet chocolate chips, if desired Heat oven to 375 degrees Mix all ingredients except oat, flour and raisins in large bowl. Stir in oats, flour and raisins. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from cooke sheet.
6: Easy Day Chocolate Cake 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1 cup butter 3 TBS cocoa 1 cup water 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 tsp soda 2 eggs slightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla Combine flour and sugar, set aside. Combine butter, cocoa and water in a small pan; bring to a boil and add to flour mixture. Stir well by hand (Do not use an electric mixer). Combine buttermilk, soda, eggs and vanilla and add to flour mixture. Mix thoroughly and spoon batter into a greased and floured 13/9/2 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Easy Day Frosting Prepare Easy Day Frosting 5 minutes before cake is done; frost cake while it is hot. 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup cocoa 1/4 cup + 2 TBS milk 1 16 oz. pkg powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup chopped pecans Melt butter in medium saucepan; add cocoa and milk. Bring mixture to a boil; remove from heat. Add powdered sugar (sift in), add vanilla and pecans. Beat by hand until well blended. Pour over hot cake while still in pan.
7: A family is made happier, gentler, and stronger by the special women in it.
8: Nene's Pot Roast Dust the roast with flour all over. Put 3 TBS of oil in a skillet on medium heat. When the oil is hot, brown the roast on both sides. Add 1 onion cut into quarters. Cover half the roast with water, put a lid on the skillet and cook at 350 degrees for about 2 to 3 hours (depending on size of the roast). Take the roast out of the oven and add cubed potatoes and carrots. Put the lid on the skillet and continue to bake until vegetables are done.
9: Bob,Stephanie,Nene and Bobette | Alex and Carmen toasting | Stephanie and Scotty enjoying their wedding cake | Nene and Jr in Hawii | Slowly our family began to grow
10: ...and grow
11: ... and grow!
12: A family that laughs together stays together
13: More fun and laughter
14: Fried Chicken In a big cast iron skillet, melt about 2 inches of Crisco over medium high heat, 'til a drop of water jumps all over it. Take each piece of chicken and dip it in a bowl of buttermilk and then roll it in flour. Put it in the skillet until the skillet is about 1/2 full. If you put too many pieces in at a time, the grease will cool down too much and you will end up with greasy chicken. Fry the chicken until all sides are golden brown, using salt and pepper on all sides. Southern Gravy Drain off most of the grease in the skillet that you cooked the chicken in ... leave about 3 tablespoons or so, depending on the number of people you are feeding. Be sure to leave all the little brown chunks in the pan, too. Put it on the stove again, over medium high heat. Sprinkle enough flour in it to make it the consistency of paste, add salt and pepper. Stir it with a whisk until it starts to brown, then quickly add about 4 cups of milk. Stir continuously until it starts to boil, then turn down to a simmer. Let it simmer (stir it off and on) until it thickens to your liking.
15: Fried okra | Fried corn | 10 ears of fresh corn Cut the corn from the cob and then scrape the cob to get the juice from the cob. In a heavy or iron skillet, heat 1/4 cup of bacon drippings over medium heat. Add corn and cook for about 5 minutes, then add 1/4 cup of milk and salt and pepper. Cook stirring frequently until the corn looks cooked, about 30 minutes. | Take a pound of okra and put it in boiling water for a couple of minutes (par boil). Drain the okra. In an iron skillet heat 1/4 cup of bacon drippings over medium heat. Dredge each piece of okra through corn meal and place in the skillet to fry, turning to brown on each side.
16: We find love and laughter with our family
17: Nene's legacy has only just started to grow
18: and who knows how far it will go