Sunday, December 30, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
No Big Deal here. I wanted to prepare myself & get some other things done. We did get a couple of inches of snow, but the wind was gusting from 20-30 mph!! We're gonna step outside for a bit of fresh air and maybe I'll get out my violin. Never know what you're gonna learn about an online friend, hehe! So, gonna be relaxing...have lunch and dinner to prep and start. Ciao for now!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
The sweater is cotton & .50 cents from a garage sale. It won't fit for long. *grin*
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
In no particular order:
>Chicken Pot Pie
>Cream of Broccoli Soup with Biscuits
~Delicious Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup 12/14 D & 12/15 L & 12/16 D
~Biscuits and Gravy 12/11 L
>Baked Sweet Potatoes
~Tuna Alfredo & Spaghetti with Mozerella 12/11 D
~ Baked Russet Potatoes (like sweet) 12/12 D & 12/17 D
(~ meals made, L lunch, D dinner)
This is the recipe I found that someone else had made & I went by their picture and came up with this wonderful thing!!
Salt & Pepper
Chop up everything. Add alot more spices then you think. Put oil in bottom of pan & drizzle over everything. Bake in oven at 350F for 1/2 hour. *that's what I did, I don't know what the recipe says...it was from allrecipes (dot) com.
I have leftover pizza sauce, so that's one reason why I'm making it again. It was flatter than any New York Pizza I've ever seen. Maybe it was a streetroller that went over it. I think I'll stick with a pastry crust and make mini pizza this time.
I am so pleased to write out my menu for you'all, I have really been doing well in this area because I must post! I just finished making a Peanut Butter Cake, but I guess next time I'll be tweaking the temp and time! I've also made a wonderful (for those who like it) Pumpkin Pie Cake that is sooo moist and yummy with whole wheat flour and honey!!
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
We are enjoying memorizing the Word!! It is truly refreshing!! We are able to have the 2 older children memorize and write out the verse - a great penmanship practice and vocabulary lesson!! William Morris : Acanthus Leaves
You can see, updated on the same post, what we've already had, with leftovers as lunches and next day dinners a couple of times. I don't include snacks, because that's dependant upon what we have as a meal and what's left to make.
~Berry drink (made with homemade yogurt, orange juice, pineapple, banana, and a berry-straw or rasp usually)
~Nuts and Berries (apricots, prunes, raisins, walnuts-those are the standard-with a slice of cheese and some cracker or chip if available)
~Leftover B'fast breads (Chocolate, Pumpkin, Spice, Nut) or Cookies with milk
~Carrot Sticks and Celery (rarely with homemade sour cream'n'onion dip and peanut butter-use p.b. in cookies often enough and s.c. is a special treat)
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
We've or rather my hubby again (I was watching a little)has made yogurt. The first time it came out perfect and the second time it was just about the same.
Here's what we did:
Raw milk in 1/2 gal jars
Put jars in large double-bottom pot (16qt) in lukewarm/cool water
Add starter (dannon plain yogurt) to milk approx. 1/4 cup per 1/2 gal of milk
Warm slowly to 108-112 degrees Fahrenheit, no less-will take a long time to set, no more-will kill the starter.
Leave for approx. 5 hours (it started to separate, which means it "cooked" for too long)
Put jars in refrig. and eat when cold.
*The 2nd time we heated the milk (to supposedly kill the "bad" stuff that fights the yogurt culture) added the started and let "cook" for about as long. It came out tart and a little less set!
So that's what we've been doing. And it did snow for Thanksgiving. Just flurries, but it was gone as fast as it came.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I need to make Honey-Oat Bread and I think I'll be making Banana Bread-since the bananas are turning brown and I'm sick of the 80 cookies I made yesterday! (I didn't eat all of them and there are a few left.) I made some yummy soup that was just missing the little alphabet letters. Maybe next time. The children's eyes lite up when I mentioned alphabet soup and they started to ramble about spelling and reading while eating. Ok, now I'm really really really hungry....mmmmmm, soup...mmmmmmmmmm doughnuts!! LOL, Yes, I still have cravings!!
And dh had been able to do so much!! He tiled and put in the side door. That is sooo simply put, for those of you who have done these jobs know there are several steps before "just putting in tile" or "just putting in a door".
The 1st pic: Taking out the wood floor (gasp) to the edge of where we wanted the tile. 2nd pic: More than half way done tiling.
3rd pic: Door framing partly done. It's now complete, but I'll get better pics later.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
***There is no substitute for reading the Word of God!! Do take the time to read and refresh your soul!!
"But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness." I Tim. 4:7
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Ok, that's all for now...gonna sit 'n' knit.
Tea sounds good right now, too!!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
This was just a wonderful combination for a summer dessert!! I made my Scrumptious Chocolate Cake and my Scrumptious Chocolate Pudding. I will not call it what it is not, Mousse, but it is sooo YUMMY!! I found this recipe online for a "Dairy Queen Ice Cream", but it was not up to par, so here is my Scrumptious Chocolate Pudding:
Make chocolate whipped cream
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1/4 cup honey
1 Tbsp cocoa
A good chef tastes his food and modifies it to his liking. These are approximates.
2 env. Knox gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
4 cups milk
1/3 cup honey (3 Tablespoons)
1 tsp. molasses (for a vanilla type flavour)
Mix gelatin and water and let stand. Heat milk (do not boil). Remove from heat and add honey and gelatin mixture. Cool milk mixture. Fold or whisk in whipped cream. Refrigerate until set and eat. Freezing makes it too hard and when set out to thaw a bit will begin to separate.
This made a HUGE bowl for our family, but I'm sure no one has a problem with it!! Don't forget you get the full benefits of the gelatin and there is no sugar or artificial yuckies!! Though, if you don't have desserts often, it's filling. Remember, for those who still have sugar, it's not as sweet and may taste too much like honey.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
I love the regency clothes from this site!! And this site has a mountain of modest and feminine clothing sites. I enjoy looking and getting ideas, since I don't often use patterns unless it is exactly how I would like it or I am making it from a very slippery material like satin.
As I progress in my chores, I hope to start sewing...which for me the start is deciding who needs what, picking a fabric (which I have!) and then starting to make it! I think right now, the girls would most benefit from a couple of skirts/bloomers and reversible pinafores! Lord willing, maybe I might be able to start tomorrow night, since it's late!! Will update you on that. (I've already been sketching!!)
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
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Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
1. The last 2 mornings I have been able to wake refreshed before anyone else and read the Word!! (That alone should count for 100!)
2. The weather is starting to be normal for this time of year, cooler!
3. I have LOTS of tomatos to put up for winter chili meals!
4. I have 2 baskets of laundry to fold and I will officially be caught up! (for about 1 day)
5. I plugged in my sewing machine, which is the 1st step in starting to sew again. (which I haven't done for the past 2 years)
I am thankful to post today, I won't count that since I only listed five. Blessings and remember,
"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken." Proverbs 15:13
"All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast." Proverbs 15:15
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." Proverbs 17:22
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