Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Goose Is Getting Fat


I found this fellow yesterday when I was thinking about what I wanted to make for Christmas sales.  I made this many years ago when my dear friend NCS was teaching me how to make whistles.  I think I may have used him as part of my gravitar here one year.  He's formed around a dowel and really quite easy to make which as we all know is important when it comes to pricing. 



Some years I am totally on the ball and do a yearly Christmas ornament.  I have been doing Santas lately.  Many years ago I did a series of bells, which looked sweet, but.....I only really like clay bells when they are big and ring with a mellow tone.

I usually make terra cotta Santas in addition to the white earth ones.  Some customers had some surprisingly nasty comments to make about the brown Santas;  they can go pooh in a pot.  The terra cotta Santas completely sold out!  So there!

In the OH FER DUMB! department:

I managed to use salt instead of sugar in the whipped cream I was making to go on the Banofee Pie I was attempting last week end.  Let me tell you, two tablespoons of salt is totally overpowering in a dish which should have that amount of sugar!  It's annoying because I use a heavy cream that is not ultra pasteurized.  It's wonderful stuff that practically whips itself, but also costs a lot more than most cream.  Ah well!  Any ideas for salty whipped cream dishes?

We are enjoying Indian Summer...days in the seventies, nights in the forties.  Although many would say that this isn't true Indian Summer because we have not had any frost.  I'm not complaining, mind you.  I hope it continues for many days to come!

Enjoy the day, and, as always, thanks for stopping by............*s*

16 comments:

  1. Love Santa.
    What about a soup made with no salt.
    Then stir in your whipped cream.
    Or maybe a pasta, no salt.
    Believe me, I have done something like this.

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    1. Hi Meredith....Thanks. I like the soup and pasta ideas!

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  2. Dearest Suzi,
    Love your Santa and you are so right on making things that are easy and fast to produce...
    Oh, making a booboo while cooking; we all have lived through that. I recall a few. One was when I added a bit of corn starch I thought that turned out to be vanilla custard powder... And that for the cream sauce of my pork loin. There was nothing I could do; guests were seated and it was IN. I did however camouflage with some cayenne pepper and it worked. No remarks about the vanilla...
    Hugs to you and enjoy your lovely weather. We too have high 80s and we love it!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette.....Thanks. We manage to come up with tasty solutions when under pressure! I ended up making a topping of sour cream and plain Greek Yogurt sweetened with vanilla and sour cream. It ended up being quite enjoyable.

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  3. I love Santa in all shapes, sizes, and colors... and yes, pooh to those that don't.
    Glad to know I am not alone in mistaken additions when cooking. I think Meredith has the right idea about adding it to a soup or pasta.

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    1. Hi Michele.....I find it so comforting to have company!

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  4. great Santa, what a bummer about the pie, I once made a plum pie and left the skins on it look so beautiful but was so tart no one could eat it at the dinner party I attended.

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    1. Hi Linda....Thanks! The surprise in tasting what looks delicious is what's shocking!

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  5. salty whipped cream sounds like PUNISHMENT!

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    1. Hi Gary.....Weird, to say the least. I have just been reminded of the seafood place we went to where everything sort of tasted of seaweed.....not so bad with the fried clams, but disconcerting in pie!

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  6. Salty whipped cream, oh no, how about for some savory dish that needs cream folded in? Raining here now, which we need, so not so warm as yesterday eh? xox

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    1. Hi Corrine....I'm thinking of some sort of pasta thing for supper tonight. We are beginning to need rain; pool and pond are still fairly high, but at this time of year rain never hurts. Looks like we might get some later on.

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  7. This Santa is lovely and shows what lovely season is ahead... About bad comments: Ignore!!! Glad you are enjoying Indian summer and the warm days! Happy weekend! Christa

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    1. Hi Christa...Thanks. I rarely pay attention to negativity. It's still warm but rainy today....not a bad thing.
      It's so nice to see you back in the world again.

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  8. Ugh! Shame! Curious what you have done with it. I have never made Santa. Look forward to seeing more of your work! : )

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  9. Hi Midori....It works really well in squash pies and bread....both need salt but mostly sugar! I froze it into half cup containers.

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