Saturday, September 26, 2015

new toy

I bought myself a new kitchen gadget. A shiny, red electric pressure cooker/ canner. I'm pretty pumped to use it, can't decide what to make first, but I'm thinking pot roast! I've wanted one for a while and finally said to self, " self, get that shiny red one." It came with some recipes. But the biggest treat for me was I can use it to can one or two things so easily! Any recipes you want to share will be welcomed! Thanks! Blessings

Monday, September 14, 2015

visitor

Gordon had not checked on of the game cameras for about 2 months. So, yesterday he did. Well, needless to say the wild life was all around the house. We have a picture of a approx. 400 lbs bear, who I have named Buster. I think Buster fits him. Big head and body, little ears! We feel safe and not afraid, maybe we should, but they are more scared of us and we are of them. One was near the crab apple tree and I asked him what he thought he was doing in the yard, he just looked at me like you are bothering me as I'm trying to find something to eat at your house look. He then ran off as I yelled at him, it could have been Buster, but this guy wasn't huge like Buster is. Living the good life, blessing!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Pillow cover

I bought 4 throw pillow covers through amazon.com. I love them, as they have one of my favorite childhood song verses on them. "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine". My oldest sister used to sing that to me when I was little, she is 18 yrs older than me. So, she was going to college at the time and babysitting a toddler, insert smiley face!!! I in turn sang it to my daughter when she was little, the circle of life people, the circle of life! I can't wait to find some pillows it put these on and bring in some sunshine! Blessings to your day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

corn chowder salad

This recipe was posted on one of my favorite websites, smittenkitchen.com. Deb Perlman makes the best stuff. I didn't deviate from the recipe this time, except I added black pepper. I served it at room temperature. Gordon said it was a keeper! That is always a good thing, thanks Deb!!!! I know she doesn't know me, but I know her! Please check out her website, all recipes are great! Though I have made 6, they were really good!!! This recipe has 5 ingredients, that's my kind of recipe!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

fermented vegetables

I've been reading a lot of lately on the web about fermented vegetables and how good they are for you. This is beyond the sauerkraut you find on the grocery shelf. This is made with a probiotic culture that puts good bacteria in your gut! So, I'm trying and made probably 2 quarts today. I have different size jars to put the sauerkraut in, so I'm guessing that it made about that much! In about 3 days we should have sauerkraut. Wish me luck!
P. S. I did throw in a sliced up apple for more goodness! Apples are full of prebiotics!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Erika

Today is our daughter's birthday! She was such a great baby, smiled at everyone and was a great kid! She has become a wonderful adult and a joy to be with! We enjoy each others company and never run out of something to say. Though we don't call or text or email a lot, I know she loves me and she knows I love her! I often pray for her and Trevor, as they have big shoes to fill to their nieces and nephews as the best Aunt and Uncle, who pray often for those kids!
I was 3 weeks late in delivering her and her brother, someone goofed with the due dates. Erika was born on our friends anniversary which we were to go out for dinner with them, Gordon called and told them I wasn't feeling so hot. They said, " that's too bad, what do you think is wrong?" He told, "well, she had a baby this morning and stuck in the hospital" We still laugh about that conversation!
Well, my sweet girl, Happy Birthday from your Dad and me! Many more and may God richly bless you with lots of dreams!

Weekends

 So, Gordon and I love to listen to books on CD. We started one last week when we went into Minneapolis to see Grease. So this week we have ...