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Homemade Ranch Dressing

Ingredients:
Black Pepper ¼ C
Parsley Flakes 1 1/2 C
Garlic Salt ½ C
Kosher Salt 2 Tbsp
Granulated Garlic ¼ C
Granulated Onion 3/4 C
Dill Weed 2 Tbsp

Procedure:
1. Combine all ingredients, store in an airtight container. Makes about 3 ½ cups of dry mix
2. To Make Dressing, whisk together 2 Tbsp of mix with 2 Cups each of mayonnaise and buttermilk 1 ½ Cups sour cream, & 1 tsp Lemon Juice. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Makes 1 ¾ Quarts

I got this recipe from http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com

Oven Roasted Asparagus

  • 1 bunch thin asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced(optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice(optional)
This recipe came from allrecipes.com

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. Arrange the asparagus onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.

Chili Beans

1 lb ground beef, 1 lg onion-chopped, 1 med green pepper-chopped.  Brown together in large skillet.  Pour into large pot.

Add:  1 pt tomatoes or 1 qt home canned tomato juice, 1 small can tomato sauce or 1 small can tomato paste, 1 pkg chili seasoning mix (I prefer Chili-O brand), 1 tsp. chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, 3 cans kidney beans.   If this looks too thick, add water till reach desired consistency.  Salt and pepper to taste.  I also add garlic salt.

To can this pressure pints 75 min, qts 90 min on 10 lb pressure.

Having Fun

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Fishing.   Such great fun for two little boys on a warm Sunday afternoon.   Temperatures here today are amazing.  Mid 50’s.  The sun is shining beautifully.  The mother of these two boys had called while we were at church.  She wanted to know if she could bring the boys to fish for a while.    They had a great time. 

I fixed a new recipe for lunch today.  I got it from a blogger friend.   It is called Amish 13 Bean and Sausage Chowder. 

2 cups of 13 Bean Blend
1 qt. fresh water
2 tsp. butter
1 tsp. lemon juice
4 tsp chicken broth
4 cups potatoes (diced)
2 cups onions (diced)
1 1/2 cups celery (sliced with leaves)
1 can (15oz) yellow corn
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp sage
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 qt whole milk
1 cup light cream
1 egg
3 Tbsp. Corn Starch
2 Tbsp. Flour
2 lbs of smoked sausage (sliced 3/8″)

1. Soak Bean in water overnight and drain.
2. Simmer the first 5 ingredients together in a heavy kettle for 30 minutes
3. Add the next 5 ingredients and cook another 15 minutes till potatoes are tender. (Do not stir much)
4. Add garlic salt, sage, black pepper & milk (Do not let boil)
5. Blend light cream, egg, corn starch & flour together in a bowl with a whip till smooth.
6. Slowly add the step #5 mixture and heat gently to thicken. Add sausage and Serve.

We liked it very much.  I am taking the rest of it tonight to church for our fellowship meal.  We will be having the soup, cornbread, pigs in a blanket, cake and ice cream.  We have 3 more weeks after tonight on our study of II Corinthians.  

Enjoy your evening and God bless.

Bread Sticks

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One of the girls favorite eat out food is crazy bread from Little Ceasars, so today I decided to try my hand at making it.  They actually turned out really well.  They tasted very similar to crazy bread.  I used my butter rich roll recipe for the dough, then when they were baked I brushed melted butter over them, sprinkled on garlic salt and parmesan cheese, and YUM!  I think this will definitely be a keeper.

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I thought you all might want to see our progress so far.  The electrical is done, insulation finished and the drywall is hung.  Hubby will start putting the mud on next week.  Thankfully, he has some work for next week. This means the room will go slower but we need the work.  I am glad to have it this close to finished.  He estimates it will be finished and everything moved in by the end of the month. 

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This has been my major project all day.  We decided to do a recipe exchange among the ladies at church.  We ended up with about 40 recipes. We thought it would be nice to have them in their original form so most of them are handwritten.  I arranged them into categories today.  I have only a few that I need to find out who donated them.  I hope to find this out tomorrow, then I will put them all together into books.  This has been a really fun project. 

Cooler temperatures have arrived here once again.  We had a fire yesterday and last night however we didn’t need one today.  Temperature is about 58 degrees here now with lots of sunshine, quite a brisk wind though.  If you are outside, a lightweight jacket feels pretty good.  I think I will enjoy some of that sunshine while we still have  it.  Enjoy your evening and God bless.