days gone by.....

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thought for the day ....

The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Knifty Knitter Hats!

I'm still making hats... they are so easy and fun to make.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Guilty About Mini Muffins.....

ok.... I've been wanting to try the "mini pumpkin muffins" in my new mini muffin tin, but haven't found the time! So to inspire me... I'm putting the muffin tin on my stove to remind me to make these!! It's the guilt thing!! Every time I see it empty I feel guilty for not making them! (tough love on myself!)

Gumby helping me clean....

Gumby helping me make gumbo!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Yarn makes me happy!

Went to Crafts 2000 and picked up some great yarn. I'm into making hats on my Knify Knitter... it's so easy and you can a hat in no time!

Snyder Park

This is why I always try to have my camera... we took a shortcut through the park and I took this picture. The weather man said next week will be peak picture taking time for leaves!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Gourds .... soon to be bird houses!

Here's my crop of gourds! I'm going to dry them and make bird houses!

Apple Rings ..... mmmm they smell so good!

Still picking apples from our neighbors tree.... I made these great apple rings, I just cored and sliced them, sprinkled them with cinnamon and put in the oven at lowest setting. I turned them a few times for a few hours. The house smelled so good. These taste good too! I'm going to make another batch for eating and slice them thinner.

Baby Dumplings .....

Homemade Egg Noodles

•2 cups flour
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•2 medium eggs
•1/4 cup water

In a large bowl combine the flour and salt. Make a hole in the flour. Crack the eggs into the hole. Use your hands to mash the eggs and flour together making a coarse and crumbly mixture. Add the water. Mix again until you have a nice, stiff dough. Knead the dough a few minutes to get it nice and smooth. You may need to dust it with a little flour to keep it from sticking to your hands. When you are satisfied with your ball of noodle dough cover it with a tea towel and let it rest for about 20 minutes.

After the dough has rested, lay it on a pastry cloth or waxed paper. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out thinner than pie crust. Let it rest again, to dry slightly then cut with a pizza cutter. Remember they will swell up as they cook, so make them smaller than you think you should.

To cook the noodles, drop them in boiling broth, reduce to Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the noodles are tender.

*note.... I made these thicker than I usually do for more of a "dumpling" than noodle.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Homemade Biscuits & Sausage Sandwich for Brunch

Nothing like homemade biscuits after working up a sweat "homesteading".

me "homesteading" and loving every minute of it!

Next year this entire patch will be sunflowers and broom corn! I can't wait!