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Monday, July 16, 2012

Goodbye to the Queen of Country Music Kitty Wells

Kitty Wells an American country music singer was a history maker She was the first female country star and was known to many as the Queen of Country Music. Thank you Kitty for all you did for  your part in the history of country music.

a recipe from this era would include

Poor Man Meal Homemade Mashed Potatoes & Hamburger Gravy 

Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Milk, cream or sour cream

Directions on how to make homemade mashed potatoes

Peel potatoes, you can leave a little of the peel on if you are using red potatoes. 
Cut potatoes in bite size pieces. Place in boiling water and cook until tender. 
Do not overcook or you will have soggy mashed potatoes. 
Just cook until a fork can be pierced through easily. Drain potatoes. 
Place potatoes in a bowl and mash with a potato masher. 
Add butter, salt and milk, cream or sour cream (please don't use leftover potato water yuck!). 
The proportions are what ever you like best. I like mine a little more buttery which makes them taste 
better with a little more butter. Normally I use milk and save the sour cream for special occasions. 
I rarely use cream because I don't notice much added flavor but the added calories are significant.

Note: If you mix your potatoes too much, they will start to get stiff and gluey,be careful to mash them and mix in the other ingredients just until done, no need to keep stirring!

Hamburger Gravy

What you need for 2 cups of gravy:

1/2 lb. hamburger
2 Tablespoons  flour
2 cups beef broth
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions on how to make your Hamburger Gravy
Brown hamburger. Add a little butter if needed (if there isn't at least 2 tablespoons fat left from hamburger). Add flour and stir until hamburger is coated. 
Add beef broth and stir until flour is all mixed in and broth starts to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over potatoes and add grated cheddar cheese on top.


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  1. I remember this name, but I don't know if I've heard her before. Her bluegrass style reminds me so much of my own grandparents, though. I really enjoyed listening to this today. Thanks for joining us on Monday's Music Moves Me!

  2. I had heard that she had died, but I knew nothing of her music. I enjoyed it all the way to the end. Thanks for sharing Kitty, and keep on playing songs with us.

    Danielle @ Royalegacy
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  3. Thank you for playing with us on our music train.
    I know I'm late, but I always come :)

    I love how you mixed the music of that time with the menu.

    Please come again
    And enjoy the rest of your week!

  4. I'm not a country fan but I can appreciate it.

  5. Thanks for joining the party this week. I have been enjoying listening to everyone's choices. But it is sad to think about all the people we have lost recently.

  6. Wow, that was fabulous nostalgia info. Seems to me I remember that name somewhere in the cobwebs of my memory! Thanks for playing along. I must have missed you some how last week, but I'm here now. Better late then never.


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