Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Some of my favorite memories are center around food. Home made corn and ham chowder and blt's tonight.

Fresh snow

It has been a cold Tuesday, snow all day. The perfect weather for corn and ham chowder with toasted blt's. Just as soon as play time is done.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Making progress

We are making progress little hen is making use of her "nest". Progress has been made with closing in the tack room, to cut back on dust and moisture and most of the menu choices can double as dinner and a lunch. Not bad for the first of the week.


another one for game day
Servings: 4 cups dip

Prep Time: 5

Cook Time: 20


8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup blue cheese or ranch salad dressing

1/2 cup FRANK'S® REDHOT® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce or FRANK'S® REDHOT® Buffalo Wing Sauce

1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese

2 cans (12.5 oz. each) SWANSON® White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained


HEAT oven to 350°F. Place cream cheese into deep baking dish. Stir until smooth.

MIX in salad dressing, Frank's RedHot Sauce and cheese. Stir in chicken.

BAKE 20 min. or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish as desired. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Hope this works

Last night Little Hen  laid her first egg,I know this becouse I found the shell in minni's bowl. So today I made a "nest" hope this works.

Getting Ready

In preparation of the upcoming Super Bowl I am going to share some party food this week starting with  Pioneer Woman's Spicy Pork. If you go to her sight you can see a tutorial and great pictures. Enjoy

■1 whole Large Onion

■1 whole Pork Shoulder ("pork Butt") - 5 To 7 Pounds

■Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper

■1 can (11 Ounce) Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce

■2 cans Dr. Pepper

■2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Peel the onion and cut it into wedges. Lay them in the bottom of a large dutch oven.

Generously salt and pepper the pork roast, then set it on top of the onions in the pan.

Pour the can of chipotle peppers over the pork (include the sauce.) Pour in both cans of Dr Pepper. Add brown sugar to the juice and stir in.

Place lid tightly on pot, then set pot in the oven. Cook for at least six hours, turning roast two or three times during the cooking process. Check meat after six hours; it should be absolutely falling apart (use two forks to test.) If it's not falling apart, return to the oven for another hour.

Remove meat from pot and place on a cutting board or other work surface. Use two forks to shred meat, discarding large pieces of fat. Strain as much of the fat off the top of the cooking liquid as you can and discard it. Return the shredded meat to the cooking liquid, and keep warm until ready to serve. (You can also refrigerate the meat and liquid separately, then remove hardened fat once it's cold. Then heat up the liquid on the stovetop and return the meat to the liquid to warm up.

Serve on warm flour tortillas. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, grated cheese, avocado slices, salsa, and whatever else you'd like.

Posted by Ree on March 22 2011

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Menu For January 27th - Feb.3rd


Friday : Baked Stuffed Haddock Slaw and cuke's
Saturday: New England Boiled Dinner
Extra potatoes and ham for home fries and chowder later in week.
Sunday: Lasagna Roll Ups Home Made Rolls
Monday: Bacon Cheese Burgers Home fries
Tuesday: BL T's and Ham and Corn Chowder.
Wednesday: Lite Pasta Alfredo with Ham and Broccoli

I will sub ham from Sunday for Kielbasa
Thursday: Crock Pot Chicken east West

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bed Fellows

These crazy bed fellows are all bunking together in one stall.
Minni horse
Little hen
Freezer pig
And not pictured here is bunn
The hen was not placed on Min I this is an every day thing.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Seed Sorting

OK I give up! I have been trying to put off my garden planning till we get closer to the season, but I can not wait any longer. Time to get out the seed cataloges and scetch book and start planning.

I am purchasing very few seeds this year sence I have a nice assortment on hand, mostly from gifts. The plan is to look through the cataloge mainly for planting gidelines and insperation.
One of my favorite seed cataloges is High Mowing Seeds http://www.highmowingseeds.com/
One of my favorite referance publications is Organic Gardening and my Mom renews my subscription year after year.
Bob and I are looking to "pretty up" the front yard this spring and that means relocationg the raised beds.
 I would like to set them up just left and right of the hoop house and feet from the rain barrel. However placing them here would interupt Bobs mowing pattern, he's all about minamizing the number of times he has to get off the mower.
Placing them out back along the back pasture would give them all day sun, but limit the water sorce to the creek and what I carry on the tractor.
 I am looking to add a potting bench, and locating it by the back hose where the rabit hutch has been in the past. Bunny is inside the barn for now but will be moved out before Mothers day

I am looking to try "salad boxes this year check them out here :

So as I was saying time to get out the scetch book, draw things out and list the prows and cons.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

One Ton of Fun

I hope everyone had funn in the snow this week end, Nick did.
Sunday we woke to temperature's of minus two, we blanketed the horses before putting them out to pasture. We did all our "regular" chores picked up 36 bales of hay from storage. Bob attended the Lowe's surplus auction for a second day while I cleaned house(I attended yesterday) . We enjoyed a beef roast and foot ball. Many blessings on the day.
These photos are minutes after Nickels blanket was removed.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Lager was at the door wanting to go backout in the snow,I think he has given up.
Seven out side,Momma does not want to play outside.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Can you have enough candles

Friday night and the house is a glow with candles. Here you see "some" of what I have lit.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

This Weeks Menu

Friday: BBQ Ribs Baked Sweet Potato and Baked Beans
Saturday: Slow Roast Chicken
Sunday: Beef Roast
Monday: Clam Chowder and stuffed Quahogs
Tuesday: Taco Bowls
Wednesday: French Dip AKA Left over roast
Thursday: Bacon Burgers topped with Fried Eggs Served with Potato Pancakes

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


This is one you might want to pack away for February 14th.  And skip the reservations. Pan seared scallops in wine and lemon reduction.
This is a meal that you can shop for without a cart and serve to special friends..
1 # lb scallops
1Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp evoo
Flour and peprika
1 lemon
3/4 c wine white

Clean scallops pat dry and coat with flour and peprika
Heat extra v olive oil and butter in pan
Place scallops in pan cook 3 min each side Med heat
Cook in batches if need be do not croud
Remove from pan
Add 3/4 c wine to pan still Med. High heat
Juice of one lemon
Reduce by half
Serve over scallops
I served with rice and steamed green beans

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dream weaver

It is so very very cold, it did not get out of the single numbers till after noon time.
The hounds were in all but 90 min today.I purchased some very nice pumpkin candles today "out of season". Tonight I am getting joy from candles and seed cataloges, my favorite High mowing seeds. I'm not doing alot of seed shopping, most of my garden seeds were gifted at Christmas(thank you Bob n Keri). I am looking at the pages for comfort while the candles glow.