I recently made chicken and dumplings for dinner — a nice Sunday one. These kind of meals usually remind me of my grandmother, but on this day I couldn’t help but think of my own mother and the story she once told.
My dad always teased Mother about the fact that when he married her, she didn’t know how to boil water. That wasn’t exactly true, though. Mother came from a very poor family and had to learn to do many things while growing up, cooking included. Since my grandmother was such a good cook, I am sure my mother learned well from her.
Joey and Donna Mershall of Bedford, Ky. would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter Ashlee Dawn to Clay Cauley of Carrollton, the son of Terry and Debbie Cauley. The couple became engaged in May 2010.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Trimble County High School. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in May 2010, with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She is currently employed at Dr. Eric Kelley’s office in Bowling Green as a dental hygienist.
The Carroll County Agriculture Development Fund Inc. will be taking applications for Phase 1 Cost Share money starting on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 8 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carrollton.
These applications will be available until Friday, Oct. 14 at 4:30 p.m. Applications will also be sent through the mail to farmers that are listed on the Extension agriculture database.
The sign-up has a 25 percent-75 percent match, with a limit of $3,500.
Carrollton, Ky.—VF Outlet, Inc. located in Carrollton will hold a new event called Day to Save, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Day to Save was designed to provide nonprofit organizations a fun and easy way to raise money. Participating organizations will sell Day to Save coupons to the public for $5 each, keeping 100% of the proceeds. Each coupon is $10 off a $10 or more purchase and is valid Oct. 1 only at any VF Outlet location. Groups interested in participating should call Carrollton VF Outlet (502)-732-6666.
After spending time in the hot afternoon sun picking vegetables from my friends’ garden, I wasn’t up to spending a lot of time in the kitchen. However, I had some nice vegetables I don’t have in my garden that would make a lovely meatless dinner.
Now, I must admit, I am not very good about eating meals without some form of meat. I grew up with grandparents having a big farm and every year we had freshly butchered beef and pork that went directly into our freezer.