Monday, February 22, 2010

The History of Aprons

Several people have sent me this. It is really sweet and happens to be perfect for a blog post!

The History of 'APRONS'

I don't think our kids know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing
hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids..

And when the weather was cold grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow,
bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.
After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folks knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.

Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill
to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.

I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron - but love...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Spoapilla Cheesecake

Thank you Susie Butler for submitting this recipe. It is really delicious and very easy!


2 (8 ounce) cans crescent rolls
1 brick cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla, divided
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
ground cinnamon

1. Put on your favorite Hot Mama Apron. With one (1) can of crescent rolls, line the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan sprayed with Pam.
2. Stretch dough and pinch holes closed to form a crust.
3. Blend together, with mixer, softened cream cheese, 1 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoons vanilla.
4. Spread cheese mixture evenly over the dough but not too close to the edges.
5. Stretch the second can of crescent rolls over the cream cheese mixture to form a top crust.
6. Melt butter, blending in 1 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoons vanilla.
7. Pour evenly over the crust and sprinkle generously with cinnamon.
8. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes until bubbling and bottom crust is slightly browned.
9. Serve warm or, let cool and refrigerate before cutting into squares.