Saturday, October 24, 2009

Scones for my DH

My DH likes Scones, so yesterday made a batch for him. I found this recipe a few years ago and we have liked it the best of the ones that I have tried.


2c. flour
3T. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. cold butter
1 1/2 c. oatmeal
1 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. raisins
Mix together the dry ingredients, cut butter into small pieces and blend into dry ingredients with a pastrey blender. Add the raisins and the butter milk, stir together. Dough is sticky, so I put it onto a lightly floured board and knead for a few times. Shape dough into a round circle on a pizza stone or cookie sheet and flatten to about one inch, cut into wedges with a pizza cutter. Sprinkle a little sugar on top of the dough. Bake at 375 for 23 min.

I was able to get the garden cleaned out for winter, and the carrots dug. yaaaah! We are planning on getting a load of compost to put on the garden as soon as it drys off around here. We have been getting a lot of rain, which makes my garden very wet as we have a lot of clay in our soil. Last week when the grandson's where here they had chopped down a lot of the plants and that was a great help to me.

I am planning on working on some sewing projects this weekend. Was able to finish a fleece throw for one of the grandson's for Christmas and have another one to do. Also have some quilted projects to work on for the holidays. Christmas is getting close, in the grocery store they had out the Egg Nog ( I wait for this to come out every year) so I had to get some, my DD just laughed at me.

Have a great weekend, we will be spending it on projects and in the Lord's House on Sunday.

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart,
be acceptable in they sight,
O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Making the famous pizza!

Bear village in the corn maze.

Wagon ride through the woods.

I went along with the home school group that our grandson's are in to the Pumpkin Patch on Friday. We all had a lot of fun. As the first group went on the wagon ride the rest of us went through the smaller corn maze, petted some animals, and picked out their pumpkins. It was a beautiful day for the activities. After we were done the grandson's talked their mom into letting them stay over for the night, which worked out good for her as they were having a furnace put in on Saturday.

The boy's helped with some of the cleaning up of the garden, which consisted mostly of chopping down plants for them. When grandpa got home from work we made homemade pizza for supper. The youngest one likes to help grandpa make the pizza, as he says it's their famous pizza. Grandma makes the dough and gets everything ready and they put it together and bake it. The oldest enjoys eating it!!

Some how I have to figure out how to get the pictures where I want them. It keeps putting them at the top of my posts!

We are having a quiet day at home, we are both a little under the weather today. I miss being at church, hearing God's Word, and the fellowship. Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cleaning the freezer

My DH is on the mend, this was a short flu and hope it stays that way.

Made some scones this morning, it has been awhile since making them. My DH has been hungry for them again. We enjoyed the homemade hamburger buns last night, although I need to make them a little smaller next time.

Finally got to cleaning out our upright freezer this afternoon and getting it defrosted. Feels good to get out the out dated food and things gone through. I have pretty much everything stocked up to last us for most of the winter. The garden has done very well this year and have been getting staples bought up and stored away.

We are having a rainy cloudy day (has snow this morning) so left over chili will be on the menu for supper tonight.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Flu

The flu has come to our house! My DH is home sick today. I am seeing to it that he gets a lot of rest and fluids. I have a pot of Russian Tea simmering on the stove, it is high in vitamin C. A friend told me about this tea about a year ago, she makes it every fall and gives it to her family to help fight off colds and the flu. It tastes very good and is good for you.

Russian Tea
8c. water
5 tea bags
3/4 c. honey
12 oz. orange juice
6oz. pineapple juice
1 tsp. cloves
Put water and tea in a kettle and bring to a simmer, simmer for about 10 minutes.
Add rest of the ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes.
Enjoy hot or cold

Have a roast in the oven that I will make B-B-Q Beef sandwiches out of for supper along with home made french fries and beets. My hamburger bun dough is rising on the stove.

O taste and see that the Lord is good;

Have a great day!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Welcome to my kitchen! The kitchen has always been a special place to me, it's were the meals are planned and cooked, then shared with family and friends. It is also a place where people gather just to visit over a cup of coffee or tea. Today when I look out the kitchen window I am greeted with beautiful snow flakes, I know it's early and don't want it to stay for the winter, but it is pretty to enjoy for the time.

It will be a busy week in my kitchen, there is applesauce to make and freeze, last of the tomatoes to can, along with some pumpkins to get baked and put in the freezer for pies and breads.

Today I was able to have our two grandsons here for a few hours while their mom was at an appointment. It is always fun to have them. We went to the cheese store, where grandma treated them to an ice cream cone. I did my shopping for our cheese for the month. I like being able to get fresh local cheese.

Supper is simmering on the stove, it is a perfect day for chili and cornbread along with pumpkin bars.

Have a wonderful afternoon!