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More Snow Pictures

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I thought I would show you all a few more snow pictures.  This picture is of our road.

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Icicles hanging from the front porch.  I love the blue of the sky!

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Floyd is full of old barns.

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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.

 

 

Vanilla Yogurt

4 cups milk (your choice whole-skim)
1/2 cup powdered dry milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 -6 tablespoons sugar (Splenda or honey) = 1/2 cup
1/2 cup yogurt starter (unflavored plain yogurt with active cultures)
Directions:

1
Set 1/2 yogurt starter out to warm to room temperature.
2
Heat the milk to almost a boil.(I like to microwave in a glass bowl for 5 minutes on high then 2 minutes on medium). About 180 degrees.   Cool the milk-about 110 degrees- (to a “barely warm”/ babies bath temperature) (cool water bath works well). Add dry milk, vanilla and sweetener of your choice; stir well.
3
Stir in yogurt starter (do not whip but mix very well!).
4
“Cook” the yogurt using your preferred method and time (longer makes a firmer, more tart yogurt. I like to cook about 12 hours). Chill 4 hours before eating.

Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/vanilla-yogurt-homemade-58661?layout=desktop&oc=linkback

Christmas Play

Sunday our youth performed their Christmas play.  They always do such a great job.

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It was hard to get a good picture that showed everyone.  All the youth participate and even some of the adults.  Our pastor said he thought this years play was the best one yet (of course, he says that every year!)

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This beautiful kingfisher came by for a visit the other day.   Grace did a good job of getting his picture.

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She also took this picture of our sky the other day.  We have been having beautiful weather here.  We are in the low 50’s right now.  It is cloudy today though with wind.  I think we are supposed to get some rain later on.  We are hoping it holds off for a little while as Hubby is working on my car.  I don’t know if I mentioned it or not but my car is not working.  Hubby thinks it might be the distributor cap.  He is replacing that today.  We are all praying that fixes it.

We have been doing school this morning, laundry, etc.  All the things that seem to build up during busy weekends.  I am making some homemade rolls to go with supper and I also am trying a new recipe for homemade yogurt.  I’ll let you all know how it turns out.  I really like the idea of homemade yogurt but I REALLY prefer the taste of flavored store bought yogurts.  I am just not very fond of plain yogurt-kinda tastes like sour cream to me.  Anyway, this recipe has jelly in it.  We’ll see.  I don’t want to say much about it until I have tested it.

Time for lunch for us.  We are having homemade chicken noodle soup.  Tonight’s supper will be meatloaf sandwiches (on homemade buns), fries (using our home grown potatoes) corn on the cob (frozen from our garden).  I love it.  Eating fresh made and home grown.  I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless.