Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Favorite Things

friday favorite things | finding joy
These are a few of my favorite things this week
Gives new meaning to dog pile, or its a dog's life, or tired as a dog.

Sunrise with clouds, an unusual sight in the Phoenix skies.

A field of corn just a couple miles from my house, but it is in the city.

Too bad it is field corn.  But my MIL used to use the cobs to make jelly.  
Corncob Jelly                                               Contributed by Alice Murphy                                     

12 Field Corn Cobs
1 Pkg Sure-Jell
   3 Pints water
3 Cups Sugar

Red food coloring

Instructions:  Boil broken cops in water for 30 minutes.  Remove from heat, strain the liquid.  If not 3 cups add enough water to make 3 cups.  Add food coloring if needed.  Add Sure-Jell and bring to a rolling boil.  Add sugar and boil 2-3 minutes until jelly stage.   Pour in sterilized jars, seal.  The finished product tastes like apple jelly.

  Each week,Hilary at Feeling Beachie lists four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Annie from the Lemon Drop (She came up with the last two statements)
  1. My day always starts by _waking up around 5:30, making my bed, brushing teeth, getting dressed, having coffee, and then off to the gym (6 days a week)_
  2. I prefer _reading__ to _watching TV --but I do have a couple of favorite programs.___
  3. I never thought I’d _like living in Phoenix_ until I _had lived in Sault St Marie, MI ( bitter cold winters that I'm still thawing out from and it's been over 30 years._
  4.  I wish I could _get all my family together_ for _a weekend--they would be fighting if it was longer than that.


  1. The recipe for corn cob jelly is just way to intriguing! I prefer reading to TV too.

  2. We ate a lot of field corn when I was growing up. Never had corn cob jelly though! I also prefer reading to tv. Have a great weekend!

  3. we are having such a heat wave here - no rain for almost 3 weeks - that all the fields of corn are starting to dry out. most of the farmers have already lost their crop for the season. very sad.
    yes, "dog tired" indeed. LOL

  4. I grew up with cornfields everywhere. I didn't appreciate it then, but now I think it's kind of nice to come home, go for a drive, and realize I'm in the middle of a cornfield!