Dan got his new hearing aids finally from the VA. WOOHOO for brand new hearing aids instead of reconditioned ones that always gave him trouble. I sure hope these work out for him. We rode the ferry to the Seattle VA for this appointment plus 2 others. Here are some of the pictures I took.
The ferry that goes from Seattle to Bainbridge Island at the dock.
The weather has been half way decent and its been nice sitting outside after dinner in the orchard. Its been dry enough that we might even have to put the sprinkler on the blueberry bushes. I think they are a little thirsty. Need to get a couple more pickings of berries to freeze. Soon the blackberries will be ready to pick. Yum. Fresh blackberry cobbler.
My oldest son Michael celebrated his 46th birthday on 7/18. Too bad hes way back in Tallahassee, FL. I will be making him some fudge this weekend to mail to him. My sister Christine also celebrated her birthday. I think she had a good day. I made her some rice krispie treats, slow cooked ham and white bean soup, corn muffins, and bought her some fattigman.
I've never tried to make fattigman but I think I will. Heres the recipe.
5 egg yolks
5 T. sugar
5 T. cream
1 T. cognac
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cardamom
1 egg white
1 1/2 cups flour
Beat together egg yolks and sugar. Whisk in cream. Stir in cognac and spices. Beat egg white until it's stiff and carefully stir into other ingredients.And, "Here Comes The Sun". Oh, that's a good song. The sun is peeking out between clouds. Its gonna be muggy today.
Mix in a little more than half of the flour. Let dough stand, covered and in a cool place, overnight. Use the remaining flour-as little as possible-for rolling out the dough; the less flour you use, the more tender the fattigman will be. Roll the dough out a little at a time and as thinly as possible. Use a fattigmann cutter to cut out diamond shapes. Make a small diagonal cut in the center of each diamond, and "thread" one point of the diamond through the cut. Heat lard to 350º F. Fry fattigman until golden brown.