I thought I would show you all a few more snow pictures. This picture is of our road.
Icicles hanging from the front porch. I love the blue of the sky!
Floyd is full of old barns.
Papa Goose standing guard. Mama Goose is already nesting! Hopefully, we will soon have lots of goslings swimming around. We are not sure of Mama Duck is nesting or not. I guess time will tell.
I am trying a new recipe for hamburger buns. I got the recipe from here. http://penniesandpancakes.blogspot.ca/ I’ll let you all know how they turn out. I am making them using all whole wheat flour. I’m not sure how that will go over with everyone. I usually do half whole wheat and half all purpose but I am hoping to move us over to more all whole wheat. We are having hamburgers (on the homemade buns), french fries and cole slaw for supper.
I also wanted to tell you all how much we like the new yogurt recipe I have been making. I have the recipe here vanilla yogurt. I am making another batch today for us and will be making one tomorrow to take down to Jessica when we go. This yogurt is kinda sweet and flavored. It is delicious served with fresh fruit. We like that much better than plain yogurt. I think I will substitute strawberry flavoring for the vanilla next time and see how that turns out.
Well, time for lunch. Enjoy your day and God bless.
1 cup water-room temperature. I put use regular tap water heated in microwave for 20 sec. 1 egg beaten. 1/4 cup butter-cut into cubes, 3 1/4 cups bread flour (I use 1 cup fresh ground wheat flour and 2 1/4 cups bread flour), 4 tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp powdered milk, 1 tsp salt, and 1 1/2 tsp yeast placed in the center of the pan. Set bread machine on dough cycle.
When cycle is finished, turn dough out on floured surface. Knead slightly, just enough to punch down dough. Choose now what you want to make with your dough. If making dinner rolls or hamburger buns, shape small sections of dough into round shapes. This will make about 15 rolls depending on how large or small you make them. Place rolls on cookie sheet, spray tops with oil spray. Let rise 1 hr. Bake at 400 for 12 min. Remove from oven. Brush tops generously with melted butter. Enjoy!!
Look at what Grace found!! We are all very excited to get this first one. Remember the big tomato plant we bought early in the spring and put in a bucket. Well, the tomatoes are starting to get ripe on it. All our other plants are, of course, way behind this one. Tonight we will divide this one four ways so we can all have a little nibble. So much fun, sharing the first of the harvest.
This morning the girls and I went out early and started working on the hen house. It needed to be cleaned out and we wanted to get their nests ready as we are hoping soon to get eggs-maybe by the end of next month. We just barely got finished before it started to sprinkle rain. I think though it has already stopped. What we need is a good steady rain but I know many blogger friends who are in severe drought conditions.
Our chicken yesterday evening was delicious. I will definitely be making it again. I was thinking that the spice mixture would be good on pork or beef as well. I took the chicken off the bone and put the bones and skin back in the pot with the broth that had cooked out of the chicken. I then added water -enough to fill up the crock pot. Then I turned it on low and this morning I will be freezing delicious homemade chicken broth for soups and such. YUM!
I better get busy. I want to make some hamburger buns for supper this evening. We will be having pork bbq, fries, corn on the cob and cantelope for dessert. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Here is Julie’s wall hanging. What do you all think? I think maybe for a beginner it might not be too bad. It really was a lot of fun. There was a little more guilting involved than I first anticipated but I think it turned out okay. I am going to start Grace’s hopefully this week. More snow today. We have had more snow this winter than we have had since we have lived here at the farm-6 yrs. now. I hope this makes for an excellent garden year. Hopefully lots of good veggies and fresh fruit. Fruit trees in our area did not do well last year and we really missed all those good apples, pears, and peaches.
Another project I worked on today. Making our own hamburger buns. This batch turned out much better than the first batch. At least these look like buns. We’ll find out this evening how they taste. I think hamburgers and fries for supper. School has been a little slow today, sometimes this happens when we take a day off. Of course, the snow outside didn’t help any. The forecast is calling for another storm to come in over the weekend. I guess this will mean no MawMaw time. Maybe the next weekend. Well break time is over. Time for school. Thanks to everyone for reading and commenting. God Bless.