Tuesday

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I thought I would give you all a break from festival pictures today. Underneath these two trees sits my “green swing” which as you know I dearly love.

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This is a picture of a late blooming hollyhock. See how tall it is. Our house is a two story house and if you look in the upper left corner of the picture you can see the edge of the roof on the house. Just look at howblue the sky is today. God is so good!

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Our grapevine getting ready to rest for the winter.

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Cows in the field behind our house.

Today I am trying a new recipe. Well, not completely new, I have made it once before. The other time I made it in the oven. Today, I am making it in the crockpot. The recipe is called Honey Baked Lentils and Rice.

1 cup lentils, 1 cup brown rice, 4 1/2 cups water, 2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp minced onion, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste (I used 1/4 tsp each). Place in crockpot, cook on low for about 4 hrs or until lentils are done. You can also cook this in the oven in a casserole dish for 1 1/2 hrs at 350 degrees.

School today as usual. It is an absolutely beautiful day here in Floyd. I am doing another batch of apples in the steam juicer and will be making applesauce later on today. I also want to go up on the hill and gather some mullein leaves to dry for making tea. This tea is very good hot or cold and it is very good for respiratory ailments. I usually just pick it in the summer and make a cold tea from it. I have never tried drying it before.

Our supper tonight will be bbq made from the remainder of the roast I coooked yesterday. Homemade buns, home fries and the honey baked lentils. I think we will have peaches for dessert. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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8 thoughts on “Tuesday

  1. I am gonna have to google mullein leaves and see what they look like. I wonder if there are any where I live. I meant to tell you the other day…I put my pumpkin in the microwave like you said and it turned out perfect and was super easy to do! I wondered why I had not learned this years ago 🙂 I used my hubbys little electric saw to cut it up and it litterally took seconds to do (plus 15 min. in the micro). Thanks so much for the advice!

  2. Beautiful pictures. I like how blue the sky is in the hollyhock flower picture.

    Your supper sounds really good. I will need to try and make the lentils. I have some in my cupboard.

    Have a wonderful day with your family.

    ~Cheryl

  3. Love the pics on your blog. I think we are neighbors. lol. The same state. 🙂 I have to show my dh the pics of your yard. This is exactly what we are looking for. He wants rolling hills when he looks out the window. God Bless. “Isabella”

  4. Ahhh Donna.. Can I come for supper? It sounds so good!!
    I love the hollyhock.. We have some but they are long gone.. Also, I have not heard of the tea leaves you mentioned.. Sounds like something I would like..
    Have a great evening…
    Oh, and thanks for the recipe.. I will be giving that a try for sure..

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