Sunday, September 20, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
http://www.stumbleupon.com/s/#1pSFrD/baconconcentrate.blogspot.com/2009/02/most-dangerous-chocolate-cake-recipe.html/ - Chocolate cake in a mug, made in 5 minutes! I would suggest if you decide to try this that you whip the egg first, and think ahead of what you may want to top it with... I was looking for caramel ice cream topping, but found homemade cherry topping that my father-in-law made. Mmmmmm.... but like I said, not so good on the stomach when you're sick...
Friday, September 4, 2009
We haven't been doing much this week in the way of kitchen tasks. (Lot's of visits from family and friends.) I did make some yogurt and also made homemade granola... mmm! I am so glad that I found the crockpot recipes for those items! It made the day SUPER simple, and made it almost impossible to screw it up. (Just what I need!)
Gacy and Bundy are doing well - if they could just stop breaking their chains! We had just bought new ones for them - they lasted less than a week. Man do I need a new plan.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
That's right. That's what I'm going to be doing this next few days. Funny how the chill in the air brings on the need to do all things domestic. It has been getting into the lower forties at night here, and staying cool a little longer in the mornings. So, as happens every year, the domestic diva in me awakens! That is why I have spent the last few weeks canning, cleaning, baking, and quilting. I forsee a long and crafty winter.
In the spirit of cooking, I made the worlds best fresh tomato soup last night for dinner. Now I have to figure out how to trick my family into eating it every night until I run out of tomatoes. (That is after the seven thousand tomatoes on my plants actually start to turn red!)
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I know, you all thought I'd dropped off the face of the planet. No such luck! I just got very lazy with my posts. So here it is, canning season, and I have been one busy beaver! I have put up Peach Jam, Blackberry Vanilla Jam, Chokecherry Syrup, Sour Cherry Jam and made Refrigerator Pickles. Not to mention the batch of 40 homemade breadsticks. So, yeah, my kitchen has been crazy.
During all of this canning and baking my sewers backed up. SO... No dishes, no showers, no laundry. This is the second time. Lucky me, I have an awesome plumber! He is downstairs as I type cleaning my drains. Thank goodness for awesome plumbers! I can flush again! Vive la toilette!
Other than all of that, school started again for my two oldest kids. Back into the swing of things, and back to learning. I hope everyone has a great school year, and we all remember the last days of summer to hold us through this LONG winter!