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My Accomplishment-Pumpkin Roll

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For many years, I have thought about trying to make one of these.  However I have always been intimidated by the idea of rolling it up.  I’m not sure why as I make many other things that need to be rolled.  Anyway, today was the day I put my fears behind me and tackled it.  Guess what?  It was not near as difficult as I thought it would be.  With a little practice, I think it would even be easy. 

Today is an absolutely beautiful day here in Floyd.  Temperatures are in the mid 60’s. Lots of sunshine.  Just beautiful!  I can hardly wait to get my stuff finished and get out in this wonderful weather.   Yesterday I cooked a large pork roast in the crockpot.  We had pork roast, cheesy potatoes and pinto beans.   Tonights menu will be pork bbq with homemade buns, home fries and slaw.   I think there will be enough pork left over for burrittos tomorrow night.  I like to do this.  Cook a large amount of meat and then use it in several different ways for supper over the next few days.  This speeds up cooking time in the evening. 

I think I need to get busy.  My “green swing” is lonely and needs me to come keep it company.  God bless.

Pickled Eggs

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Here is how I make our pickled eggs.  First I boil the eggs.100_3033

After they have cooled, peel them.100_3034

Put them into a large glass container.  I use a wide mouth half gallon canning jar.  Using a wide mouth jar makes it easier to get the eggs out.  We grow beets in our garden.  In the fall we harvest them and make pickled beets.  I use the pickled beet juice to pour over the boiled eggs.  If you don’t have your own pickled beets you can buy them from the store.  If using store brought you will need to add pickling spice to the juice.  About 1 tsp. per can.

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As soon as you pour the juice over them, they turn this beautiful color.  Put them in the fridge and they will be ready to eat in about a week.  As I said yesterday, Hubby loves them.  I think they are just okay so I consider making  them an act of love.  Last night’s supper menu was pork roast baked in a cast iron dutch oven, mashed potatoes, home canned corn, homemade rolls, and blackberry dumplings made from blackberries we canned last fall.  Delicious!  Today is sunshine, beautiful sunshine.  Warmer temperatures are on the way.  Jess is coming up tomorrow with Daniel.  She has some shirts she needs altered.  We also hope to go the the local greenhouse and check out the flowers.  Lots of fun!  The girls don’t know it yet but we are taking an Easter break.  Half school today and then no school until Monday.  They will be very happy.  Well, now it’s time for a language test so I better get busy being Teacher.  Take care and God bless.