I thought I would share this picture of Katie that Dave posted on facebook. She certainly is growing. Thanks Grace for helping me do this.
Things have been moving along rapidly here. Friday we went down to Jessica’s to fix a railing on her porch. Saturday, Jess and the kids came up to us for a visit. Dave is down to the wire on finishing his book. She thought he might get more done on it if they were out of the house. It was a really nice visit. It had been a while since they had been up.
Jess and I went in halves on a 50 lb bag of soft white wheat. This is totally different from what I am used to using. I have always used Prairie Gold wheat. Supposedly, soft white wheat is for things that use baking powder not yeast. I have had a hard time learning how to bake with it. I made chocolate chip cookies Saturday that were FLAT and I do mean flat. Anyway Daniel said they were delicious! Gotta love that boy!! So I think I have finally cured the problem. Because I freshly grind the wheat kernels, they are “fluffy”. I need to add 1/4 cup more flour for every 1 cup the recipe calls for. I did that this morning with some more cookies and they turned out fine. Next trial-pie crusts. Our rhubarb is up and I think there is enough to make a pie. I want to try this recipe http://theblessedhearth.blogspot.com/2013/04/theres-nothing-so-sweet-as.html
We are moving right along with school. I think we will be finished by the end of May if all goes as planned. We are looking forward to summer break this year. Lots of fun stuff going on.
Well, I guess that’s about all that’s going on here. Enjoy your day and God bless.
2 tbsp. parmesan cheese, 2 tbsp flour, 6 tilapia fillets, 1 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp butter. Mix cheese and flour in pie plate. Dip fish, 1 fillet at a time in cheese mixture coating both sides. Heat oil and butter in large nonstick skillet on med. high heat. Add fish fillets-cook 4 to 5 min. on each side or until fish flakes easily with fork.
I am a keeper of old things. This canister set belonged to my mom. It is the only set I can remember her owning. I love them. When I open the lid to get flour, sugar, or whatever I am getting, it gives me much pleasure to know she used it before me. I have my mom’s cast iron skillet, my grandmother’s bread bowl and many more things that have been handed down. They don’t have to have belonged in the family. I just like old things. I am always on the lookout at thrift stores or yard sales for things with character (older).
Today has been windy and fairly chilly here in Floyd. Without the wind, it would have been kinda nice. We have sunshine and that is always good. We did school as usual. I did two loads of laundry. One is drying on the front porch. I don’t like to hang clothes on the line when we have a fire. It always makes the clothes smell like smoke. The other load I will put on the drying rack tonight and it will be dry in the morning. I really enjoy using it.
Time for me to get busy cooking supper. We are trying a new recipe tonight. I’ll let you all know if it is a keeper. Enjoy your day and God bless.
We are getting snow today. It started out as rain, changed to sleet and now it is all snow. Predictions are 4-6 in. We’ll see. Anyway, it looks pretty coming down.
Tonights menu is meatloaf, cheesy pototoes, home canned green beans and fresh rolls. The recipe I use for the meatloaf is:
2 lb hamburger, 2 tbsp bbq sauce, 1 cup milk, 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1 sleeve crackers crushed, 1 egg, 1/2 cup chopped onion, salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 1 hr 15 min at 400 degrees. Topping for meatloaf- l cup ketchup, 1/2 cup brown sugar.
In a casserole dish, layer sliced potatoes, chopped onions, salt, pepper, sprinkle on 1 tbsp flour, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded mozzarella–repeat layers pour 1 cup milk over the entire dish and bake at 400 degrees for 45 min or until pototoes are done.
It certainly will smell good in your home while these are baking. Our rolls are baking as I type. I think I am getting hungry. Enjoy your day and God bless.
I thought you all might enjoy a good laugh today. When I make fried chicken I bread the chicken inside a plastic bag. I put the flour and stuff in the bag, put the chicken in and shake. Well, this is what happens if the bag burst. I would have loved to see the look on my face when it first happened. I know it was priceless. Of course, my loving girls had to run and get the camera so they could have proof that this really happened.
It was hilarious. They had to get Hubby so he could see this beautiful woman he married. We all laughed so hard. What else could we do?
My thanks to my sweet Julie who helped her mama clean up this mess. Enjoy your evening and God bless.