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Bena Mae's Kitchen: Catnipping


There are millions of cat lovers who have an incurable disease and there’s nothing you can do about it. They will take in strays that find their way to their house and they don’t have the heart to turn them away, You know the rest of the story.
I say this because of an in incident that happened a few nights ago when the weather was rather chilly.
My grandson, Sam, a real cat lover, was coming over to visit me for the night. It was dark outside and as he came to the door, a black cat met him on the porch and started winding its body around Sam’s legs. The cat was midnight black all over, not a mark on it anywhere. “Mamaw,” Sam said, “there’s a stray cat on the porch. I’m afraid someone has dropped it off and left it to fend for itself. It’s very friendly I think it likes me.”
I looked through the glass storm door and couldn’t see anything but two of the greenest eyes I had ever seen. They were a fluorescent green and looking at it in the dark, the eyes were all I could see. I left it sitting there watching us through the storm door.
Sam, feeling that it might be hungry, went to the store and bought it a bag of cat food. We poured some in a bowl and watched as he ate it. We closed the door but Sam would sporadically check on it until time to go to bed.
The next morning the cat was still there. So Sam, made up his mind to take it home with him. “I can’t let it spend the nights hungry and wandering in the cold,” he said. So off he goes to the store and brought home a pet carrier, cat litter and everything the cat would need. “You’ll have to take it to the vet and have it checked out,” I told him.”
That evening when he started gathering up his things to go home, he went outside to gather up the cat. In the back yard, he saw my next door neighbor summoning the cat to come to her. As the cat went toward her, Sam asked, “Do you know whose cat that is?” She told him it was hers, that she had never let it outside because its claws were removed. So THAT was why I’d never seen it before!
GIVE AWAY! 1 PET CARRIER, 1 LITTER BOX.

Let the smell of cinnamon and brown sugar peaches fill your home as these slow cook.

Crock Pot Peach Cobbler

3/4 C. all-purpose baking mix such as Bisquick
1/3 C. granulated sugar
1/2 C. packed brown sugar
1/2 can evaporated milk
2 tsp. margarine or butter, melted
2 large eggs
3 large ripe peaches, mashed
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3/4 tsp. cinnamon

Lightly grease crock pot or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar and baking mix.
Add eggs and vanilla extract. Stir.
Pour in margarine and milk and stir. Mix in peaches and cinnamon, until well mixed.
Pour into crock pot. Cover and cook on low for six to eight hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.
Serve warm.
Top with vanilla ice cream if desired.