Monday, July 29, 2013
All the veggies are coming in from the garden! Yea! So tonight we are having salad. The best salads are always what's fresh! That's what's so great about having a garden. So tonight we will be having salad, with fresh broccoli, onion, cabbage, lettuce, cucumber, peppers and grape tomatoes. Chewy has offered to help me make biscuts! Yummy!
Saturday, July 27, 2013
My oldest, Sam, has become the little farmer! I am sure his Great, Great Grandpas, Silas and Frank would be proud! He spends so much time out with the goats, and chickens everyday! So proud! It takes a lot of time and love to take care of animals. Well, Sam has been learning to milk Lady, our Mama goat. He is doing a great job! He has been doing it about a week. Lady decided she needed to kick the pail. Sam was not holding her hind leg as much as needed, and Sam got a very nice spa treatment! Raw milk in the face! It was a full on soak of the whole body! Poor Sam! Really funny for the rest of us, but not so much for him! He was a trooper and took a shower and was back at it the next day! Good for you Sam! By the way... He did NOT appreciate me yellin' "IN THE FACE, IN THE FACE!" What's a Mom to do?! They know I am NEVER a grown up!!
Monday, July 22, 2013
Chicken Pasta Salad 1 lb pasta, cooked according to package 2 chicken breast, poached and diced 1 bag frozen peas, thawed 1 T honey mustard 1/3 c. oil 2/3 c. vinegar 1 small diced onion
Cook pasta and rinse under cool water. Place in a large bowl. Add cooked chicken, onion and thawed peas. Place the mustard, oil and vinegar in a mason jar with lid. Shake well. Just before serving, pour on enough dressing to toss to coat. This is really good cold or room temp. This is really great picnic food. Tonight I am serving it with a green salad.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
My Quick Pasta 1 lb ground turkey,1 lb pasta, 1 diced onion, 1 diced green pepper, 1 c. sliced mushrooms, 1 can tomato paste, 2 c. water 2 minced garlic cloves, salt, 1 t. sugar Brown meat. Add all the veggies and cook until tender. Add tomato paste, water, salt and sugar. Simmer. Add your cooked pasta when it has 1 minute left to cook. Simmer another minute or two. So good! You will love it!
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Easy Turkey Tacos 2 lbs ground turkey 2 c. salsa(we use our spicy homemade) 2 t. cumin Brown turkey. Add salsa and cumin. Simmer together 15 minutes or so. I like to serve them with corn tortillas, shredded lettuce or cabbage, onions and tomatoes. Sam, my oldest LOVES it when I serve it with green pepper. Elijah loves it with my pickled onions and radishes. Enjoy!
Friday, July 19, 2013
I felt like the worst wife yesterday! We are in the middle of a heat wave, and I got it in my cra-cra head that my furniture had to be moved. Now. Has to be now. Am I the only person out there that feels the NEED to switch things up every 4-6 weeks? I am on constant relocation of my furniture. My husband has come to grips with it. My oldest thinks I am weird but he helps. I saw a great quote on pinterest that said
Guess what? It is a little true!:/ I am not afraid of work... but, hey... If Sams there... So my Husband comes home tired, it was 95 with over 80% humidity, we have NO air condition. Just good old fans! Yay! Not really. Parts of your body are sticking together that you did not know could touch, not alone stick. I am in full on sweat stache! I am a thing of beauty this day! My hair is huge, frizzy, I have a sweaty stache. Every mans dream wife! Anyway...What I was getting at is it was HOT. He is tired. I made him move furniture. Bad wife! He did not mind, he is a very loving and kind husband. But sometimes I wish I was not so ocd. Sorry Jeremy:( Love you!
My Mom always made this when I was younger. I have massive food allergies, so I have changed it up a bit. RICE CASSEROLE 1 lb. ground turkey, 1 lg. onion diced, 1 1/4 c. water, 1 c. rice, 2 cans cream of mushroom( 1 will work also, just increase your water), Brown meat and onion. Add water, rice and soup. Bake 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees in a greased casserole dish. Its really good served with steamed broccoli or steamed green beans from the garden!
We are free ranging our girls! Our hens are out and running wild! They love it! They eat bugs out of our yard all day long. And they poo everywhere! They fertilize our lawn great, but it means if you(the kids)are bare foot, you are going to wash your feet by the hose! It is really great to free range. They produce richer eggs, get bugs out of the yard, are happier, enrich the yard, it is a win win. We LOVE our girls! We love watching them. They have become our pets. And then this happened... Elijah was yelling my name by the back door. I went and saw what he needed. He had Fog Horn, and they were hanging out! So I went and got my camera and this is what happened. He was fine. But I laughed my butt off!!!! Funny! BTW No boy or chicken was harmed in these photos.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
When I was growing up we lived next store to my Grandpa and Grandma. It was great! Always had cousins to play with, my Great Aunt lived in her R.V. in the yard... It was fantastic! Lets put it this way... I had no trouble scoring a cookie from someone. Anyway... My Mom and Grandma would take turns having each other over for supper. When Gram had us over Taco Cornbread was something she made. I loved it! It is simple, cheap, and yummy! So here it is! Enjoy! Make this tonight. Seriously. Do it! Taco Cornbread 1 1/2 lb ground turkey 1 pkg. taco seasoning ( I make my own with garlic powder and cumin and hot peppers) 1/2 c. water 1 can corn drained 1 8 oz can tomato sauce 1 pkg corn muffin mix (jiffy) 1 can French fried onions (don't you just love those?!) Brown meat, add seasoning, water, corn, and tomato sauce. Make muffin mix as directed on box. Spray a 2 qt. baking dish. Place the meat mixture in the bottom, top with the cornbread mix. Sprinkle onions over the top. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes! When I make it I add diced onions, green pepper and tomatoes. I try to get as many veggies in as I can! Sneaky, sneaky!