Found a poem I wrote about my coven sisters in 1991
Spider spinning, spinning
Weaving light and life and air
Shadows playing, leaping
Growing , shrinking
Now they’re here
And now they’re not
Dancing, loving, disappearing
Coming back to love again
Sapphire glowing, winking
Bringing us a new idea
Playing us some new found music
Listening, a heart that’s clear
Rose, growing, changing
Shining lightstone bright and clear
Warm of touch and warm of spirit
Gift of goddess, light and rare
Brigid burning, learning
Strength of purpose
Flight of fear
Crystal strong and crystal brilliant
Ringing her truth loud and clear
Kwan Shee Yin flowing, guiding
Calming, centering, singing,
Center of peace, ocean of calm
Loving path of ancient healing
Shelter from a fiery storm
Cool!I can see all 39 and I do not have a single yellow thing in my wardrobe or orange for that matter. Yellow is okay on flowers but not much else. This explains why my mom always made me match her thread and sewing notions colours when she needed them and never sent my brother or sister. My sister insists that one of my canes is silver but it’s baby blue.
This is my favourite recipe for Macaroni and Cheese, it’s from a 1958 Good Housekeeping pamphlet and the one my mom always made.
Susan’s Baked Macaroni and Cheese
1 TBSP of salt
½ lb of macaroni in 2 ½ inch pieces or elbow macaroni (about 2 cups)
(Mom used the big elbow macaroni not the tiny ones like ones in Kraft mac & cheese
1 small onion
2 TBSP of butter or margarine
1 TBSP of flour
¼ tsp of dry mustard
¾ tsp salt
Speck of pepper
2 cups of milk
½ l of Cheddar cheese (about 2 cups)
¾ cup fresh bread crumbs (I leave these out because I don’t like them)
4 tsp of butter or margarine
- In a large kettle bring to boil 3 qts of water with 1TBSP of salt.
Start heating oven to 400 degrees. Grease 1 ½ qt casserole
- Drop macaroni into boiling water; boil, uncovered, stirring often with fork, about 9 minutes
Or until piece rubbed between fingers parts fairly easily.
- Meanwhile, mince onion, (about 4 tsps) put in double boiler with 2 TBSP of butter. When butter is melting, stir in flour, mustard, salt and pepper; cook until smooth and hot, stirring often.
- Slice about 3/4 s of the cheese right into the sauce; stir until the cheese is melted. ( if preferred, slice or grate cheese ahead, using medium grater)
- When the macaroni is tender, drain into colander; turn into casserole. Pour cheese sauce over macaroni, tossing lightly with fork so that all the macaroni gets nicely coated. Top with rest of cheese.
- Toss bread crumbs with 4 tsp of melted butter. Sprinkle over the cheese.
- Bake uncovered; 20 minutes.
Makes 4 servings as a main dish and 6 when served instead of potatoes.
For 2 servings:
Use the following ingredients: 1/3 lb of cheese, 1 1/3 cups raw macaroni, 1 TBSP of minced onion, 4 tsps of butter, 2 tsps of flour, ¼ tsp of dry mustard, ½ tsp of salt, speck pepper, 1 1/3 cups of milk. ½ cup fresh bread crumbs, and 1 TBSP butter. Bake in 1 qt casserole at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.