Monday, 28 April 2014
Thursday, 24 April 2014
I actually really love making pies. Mostly because everyone loves to eat them. They can pretty much turn every frown upside down! I made pies for this past years Christmas gathering with my Mom. I had to laugh at her comment when she seen my pies. "I can't believe you can make such nice looking pies!" (she said they were delicious too) I jokingly acted like I was offended but I knew exactly what she meant. Growing up my Mom baked and cooked a lot! But I could care less to participate especially if I didn't have to. Although I am very thankful that I had no choice in the cooking department a lot of times. I learned to cook, I didn't really have much choice in that matter. When we were a bit older Mom started working out and supper was often left to me. But anyways, back to the pie topic. So I didn't exactly learn to make pies from my Mom although I'm sure some of it soaked in, indirectly.
So when I say that I make one hell of an apple pie, I'm neither joking or bragging, just simply stating a fact :)
Today I made 6 pies. Two apple pies (I'm soooooooooo glad I canned apple pie filler) and two pie shells for the freezer. And I baked two pie shells so I can make a lemon pie and a banana cream (the banana cream from scratch) to enjoy today!!!
What's better to do on a rain day??!
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Yesterday was an excellent day because #1: Ali asked us multiple times to sit on the big potty! She didn't actually do anything but hey, I'll take it, at least we're headed in the right direction. And #2: The weather was so beautiful yesterday. Tanner played outside all afternoon till Landen got off the bus and then they stayed out there till L went home. Then after supper we spent the evening outside. It was great!
Friday, 18 April 2014
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Monday, 14 April 2014
Getting that big thank-you supper behind me gives a big sigh of relief! I haven't dug into a book lately so today I started reading 'The Witness' by Nora Roberts. It pulled me in instantly! I'm only on page 32 but I know already that it's a good one!
I will post about the supper tonight as well as a farm post! Have a great day!
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Today I made a really delicious pot of vegetable soup. We had steak and baked potatoes in the crockpot last night. I had a little bit leftover and so I decided to make soup! I just threw whatever I had in and it turned out very good.
What you'll need:
1 piece of steak, cooked
6 cups water
1/2-1 cups of celery, diced
1-2 cups carrots, diced
1/2 of a medium sized onion
2 medium sized potatoes, cubed
1-2 cups frozen peas
1-2 cups frozen green beans
1 beef bouillon
Salt (I used 2 tsp, I realize that might be too much for some ppl, adjust accordingly)
1/2 tsp pepper
1 can tomato soup
1/2 cup pot barley
I let steak simmer in water for 15-20 minutes. Add onion, celery, frozen peas/beans and carrots. Let simmer for about 10 minutes. Then add pot barley, tomato soup, salt, pepper and beef bouillon. I had some beef broth on hand in the fridge that I needed to use up so I dumped it in. It's really not necessary if you have the beef bouillon to throw in. I put my potatoes in last as they were cooked through already and just needed to warm up with the soup. Let it all simmer together for about 15 minutes or so and wa - la!! You have some seriously delicious satisfying soup on your hands...... :)
Keep in mind, you can adjust any of the ingredients however you like to your taste.