{This is just a little "spin off" of my PoeFam blog that is a home for my domestic attempts...recipes, house stuff and more! It's named after my mom's mom, Miriam Elizabeth Davis...better known as "Gackey!" She was a lovely lady and oh so domestic. So, follow me as I try to fill her shoes...or, better yet, wear her apron!}

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Apparently, we at Wearing Gackey's Apron are "delicious" and were recently awarded THIS award from The Tran Clan! Thanks! It's always fun to get an award!!!...

In accepting this award, I must pass this on to 5 other blogs that I find “delicious!”...

From Our Kitchen to Yours

Out on a Whim

Fun Snacks 4 Kids

Abundant Life: Tasty Tuesdays

The Pioneer Woman


Enjoy! And, tell me which recipe blogs I'm missing out on!?!?

Pass the A1, please!

This is something I grew up eating, so I love it. And, I love that it only dirties one dish. (Especially since our dish washer is broken...blech!!!) I served it with a tossed salad...and, of course, A1!

Pork Chop Casserole
4 pork chops
5+ new potatoes (depending on the size)
1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup
Yellow Onion
Brown both sides of pork chops in oil. Slice potatoes and onion. Mix can of soup with a can full of milk. In greased casserole, place slicked potatoes and onions on bottom. Pour soup mixture over the potatoes and onions. Place pork chops on top. Season with Salt & Pepper. Cover with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour. (or until potatoes are done)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bless Their Hearts!

...they're so ugly, aren't they!? I got the idea from Arrested Development.

Matt and I have been LOVING this hilarious show (we borrowed all of the seasons from a friend!), and tonight after dinner, I surprised him with our own "Bluth's Frozen Bananas!"

I thought they were yummy...and so did Quinn. Matt didn't love them...but appreciated the effort! :)

Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

chocolate almond bark (or chocolate chips)
butter (optional)
Popsicle sticks

Cut the bananas in half and add popsicle stick. Melt chocolate with 2 TBS butter. Dip bananas in chocolate and freeze.

Who Wouldn't Love This?...

...it's quick!
...it's easy!
...it's cheap!
And, it's SUPER yummy!

Red Beans & Rice with Sausage

1 package of Beef Smoked Sausage
1 can of red beans
white rice
Tony Chachere's seasoning

Grill smoked sausage. (I use my trusty George Forman.) Cook rice. Heat beans with Tony Chacere's. Serve rice topped with beans and cut up sausage. Salt and Pepper to taste!

Friday, August 21, 2009

A HIT for the Whole Family

I made these last night and they were a HIT all around. Matt wondered why I hadn't made them before and Q ate it while saying, "that's good chicken!" They'll be made again, FOR SURE! Thanks, Meredith, for sharing another of your recipes!

Baked Chicken Tenders
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
dash of Tony Chachere's seasoning, paprika, & lemon pepper
6 TBS butter, melted
chicken tenders, or chicken breasts cut into nuggets

Melt butter in pie dish. Stir dry ingredients in another pie dish. Dip chicken into butter, then dry ingredients. Arrange on a cookie sheet and bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes. (flip halfway through)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Who is Jeff Davis anyway?

All I can figure is that this pie was named after Jefferson Davis...who was the President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. ... And, I only know that thanks to Google. ...I can't really find why or when the pie was named after him. Not that it matters, but I was curious! ...Anyway, on to the pie! It's one of my dad's favorites. A drive-up restaurant in Abilene used to make this pie and my mom & dad were huge fans as young 'ens!

Jeff Davis Pie
3 c. sugar
1 c. butter
1 tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs, beaten
1 c. milk
2 unbaked pie shells (9 in.)

Cream butter and sugar. Blend in flour, salt, vanilla and beat. Add eggs and milk. Stir well. Pour into pie shells. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, then at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until firm.