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July 30 2010 Folklore and Mythology Newsletter

Greetings to all folks near and far. I am Phyllis, your Folklore and Mythology editor from BellaOnline and I am happy to be back with you once again.

I do hope you will come by the forum and share your comments on folklore and mythological stories and characters, legends, and all sorts of mystical creatures. I would love to meet you all there so we can sit a spell and chat.

I will be writing articles on lore of the land from around the world, and exploring the realms of mythology, for your reading pleasure.

The "Front Porch Folks" are back and already having a grand time trying to get a shindig going. Of course, this is a place to pretend for people of all ages -so bring your creative imagination and join us for good times.

From time to time I will include a recipe or two in my newsletters from Gabby (Grandma). Below are two now.

From Gabby's Down Home Cookin' Recipe Box:

In this hot weather it is no fun heating up the kitchen at supper time. Start early in the morning and make up a huge bowl of Potato Salad, bake some Rosemary Garlic Chicken and chill it all. Then when the folks are hungry, have them help you set up in a shady place outside and bring out the picnic.

Potato Salad

Sweet pickles
black pepper

The amount of ingredients will be judged by the number of potatoes you have to boil up.

Boil two potatoes (in their jackets) per person
For each potato, boil one or two eggs
Chop: onions and sweet pickles - about 1/4 cup for every two potatoes

Peel potatoes when cool enough to handle and cut into bite size pieces into large bowl. Peel and chop eggs in a smaller bowl, add onions and pickles. Mix about 1 cup of mayonnaise for every two potatoes and add a touch of mustard and black pepper. Mix this with the egg, onions and pickles. Turn this dressing mix into the large bowl with the potatoes and mix gently but thoroughly. Cover and chill.

Rosemary Garlic Chicken

Chicken pieces
dried rosemary
black pepper
garlic powder
Olive oil cooking spray

I find oven fried chicken much easier to prepare -- and it can be cooking away while you fix the potato salad. Rinse and pat dry all chicken pieces. In a large plastic bag add 2 cups of flour, rosemary, garlic powder and black pepper to taste. Add a few chicken pieces and shake well to coat. Place chicken on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with olive oil cooking spray. Bake at 425 degrees till done. Time will depend on how much chicken you have on the sheet. Let cool a little then place on a large platter, cover and put in refrigerator to chill.

Have plenty of cold drinks like iced tea, lemonade, or fruit drinks to go with your family picnic.

Till next time, may your home be filled with laughter and may it ring from floor to rafter.
Blessings and walk in peace and harmony.

Here's the latest article from the Folklore and Mythology site at BellaOnline.com.

Famous Castle Hauntings
Probably some of the most popular folktales are those to do with hauntings and ghosts and there are no better hauntings than those found in castles..


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Phyllis Doyle Burns, Folklore and Mythology Editor

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