Sunday, February 28, 2010

Carrot Nut Bread

This recipe also came from the Kansan Silver spoon cookbook of 1967.

Carrot Nut Bread
Mrs. Donald Garrison

3/4 cup salad oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup carrots, grated
1/2 cup nutmeats, chopped ( I used walnuts)
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix salad oil, sugar and eggs. Add carrots , nutmeats and vanilla. Add dry ingredients that have been sifted together. Mix well and pour into greased loaf pan. Bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees.

Mine baked in 1 hour.

Baking powder biscuits

Let`s try this again I accentially pushed the enter button.This recipe came from the Kansan Silver spoon cookbook of 1967. These are not fluffy biscuits, but good.

Grandma`s Baking powder Biscuits
Mrs. Tom Selby

2 cups flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, unbeaten
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons sugar ( optional)
2/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup shortening
Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. Add shortening and blend well. Pour milk in slowly and add egg. Stir until stiff. Turn dough onto floured board and knead 5 times. Roll out to 1/2 inch thick.Cut out biscuits Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 450 degrees. Makes 12 to 14 biscuits.

Grandma`s Baking powder biscuits

Saturday, February 27, 2010

ducks,one of my roos

These are 2 of the cayuga ducks that are now in the bator, their is a total of 10 ,all vary in color, there maybe 1 or two from pen number 2, which has 1 cayuga hen and 1 crested and 1 swedish hen and a cayuga mix drake.These eggs should hatch a week after it turns spring.The Chicken eggs should hatch on the first day of spring, what a way to bring spring in baby chicks.I think the muscoveys should be laying soon as well, they are not penned up, so it`s like a egg hunt for them lol, if the hen is not started setting on them.The other picture is one of my roosters, he is out of a frizzled rooster and a red cochin hen, their is a couple of frizzle eggs in the bator as well.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

duck eggs

I am still getting cayuga eggs, they are lighter now, almost white now. The ducks in the other pen are not laying yet, neither are the muscovies.

some people.......

All this week the school that the girls go to school at is having a basketball tournment. Last night, we went and one of the opposing team`s players tried to pick a fight with a couple of the player`s on the team.I think this is so wrong for these girls to behave in this way.Needless to say, We won the game.
I am so glad we won the game yahoooo!!!!!!!! The girls cheer tonight at the games....hoe down throwdown....

Applesauce rolls

This recipe came from the year of 1967 (Kansan ,again)
It`s called applesauce rolls,but it`s good using applebutter as well, homemade applebutter I might add.

Applesauce Rolls
Mrs. Elmer Dollard

2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 heaping Tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup milk
1 cup applesauce, thick, strained ( pint of applebutter)
2/3 cup brown sugar
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Using a fork, mix in shrotening. Slowly add milk to make a soft dough. Spoon dough onto a floured board. Roll or pat into 4-inch thick retangle. Spread on applesauce. Sprinkle with brown sugar . Dot with margarine and sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll like a jelly roll. Turn in ends and cut in half with sharp knife. Cut each half in six slices.
Place each slice in a greased muffin tin and sprinkle each with more sugar and cinnamon. Top each with a dot of margarine. Bake 20 minutes at 425 degrees.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rich Sweet dough

This recipe was taken from The Kansas City Kansan`s 7th annual Silver Spoon cookbook of 1967

Rich Sweet Dough
Mrs. D. S. Barry

3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup warm water
2 packages or cake yeast, active or dry
1 egg
4 cups flour, sifted
Scald milk. Stir in sugar, salt and margarine. Cool to lukewarm. Measure warm water into large bowl. Sprinkle or crumble in yeast. Stir until dissolved. Stir in lukewarm milk mixture, egg and half of flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Cover tightly with aluminum foil or wax paper. Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours. Dough may be kept in refrigerator 3 days. To use ,cut off amount needed and shape as desired.
Fro braided coffee cake. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into oblong about 16 inches by 8 inches in size. For filling, use a 1 pound 6 oz can prepared pie filling. Spread half of pie filling down center third of each oblong. Cut 15 splits in length along each side of filling, making strips about 1-inch wide. Fold strips at an angle across filling, alternating from side to side.Place on greased baking sheet. If desired form a ring.Place one end in the other and seal thoroughly and firmly. Cover and let rise in warm place until double in bulk, about 1 hour. Bake about 35 minutes at 350 degrees.

I made cinnamon roll out of this dough,Just roll out slather with margarine, sprinkle sugar and cinnmon ,roll up and slice and let rise till double and bake about 35 minutes at 350 degrees.

cayuga egg

I got my first cayuga egg yesterday, it was sorta of grey/greenish in color.I did not believe this breed of duck laid this color of egg, I know I have read several times on the internet of this color of egg from cayuga ducks, but I didn`t believe it, well now I do.It is going in the incubator sometime soon.My drake in the pen is not full blooded cayuga, he is black but has some white on him, almost looks like could have some mallard or other breed of duck that has a green head, he is beautiful none the less.I would like to get a top knot duck ,but with cayuga coloring I think that would look so neat.I do have a top knot hen,but her knot is not as prefound as I would like it to be.She is in with some other ducks,the drake in that pen is also half cayuga and half swedish(sonny), not related to the drake in the cayuga pen.I hope I get some more cayuga eggs ,so if this one egg hatches ,he/she won`t be the only duck.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

is it spring yet....

What is that big bright thing in the sky....oh yea that`s the sun, I almost forgot what it looks like. I moved some chickens around today, The 4 maran cross to one of my duck pens, that aready had about 3 chickens in there. I think 2 of them are roosters....oh well they are pretty to look at.I got a total of 2 eggs today, one from the golden lace cochin and 1 from the barred cochin pen that also has a white frizzle hen.I am saving eggs again for the incubator, hopefully it won`t turn colder again here.I am thinking about ordering some chicks from the local mfa, but I really haven`t decided what breed I want, I know I don`t want the barred rock or the black sex link. I am thinking a mix of buff orphington and Rhode island red and production red.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Old country raisin nut bread

This recipe came from the Kansas City, Kansan 7th annual silver spoon cookbook of 1967.

Old Country Raisin Nut Bread
Mrs. Mary Frances Spalding

3 cups flour , sifted
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda(baking soda)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup walnuts
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg, unbeaten
1 cup sour milk, or buttermilk ( I used buttermilk)
Sift together flour, salt,soda and baking powder. Grind raisins and walnuts. Blend shortening and brown sugr in large bowl and add raisins and walnut mixture. Add egg and beat well. Add milk alternately with dry ingredients, blending thoroughly after each addition. Turn into 2 greased and lightly floured 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2-inch pans(loaf pans). Bake 50 to 60 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.

This recipe for me only made one loaf.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

not snow again........

It is snowing again here in the beautiful ozark mountains, the grounds covered, wind blowing, cold outside.The snow comes and goes as fine then almost a whiteout condition. The girls probably wont have school tomorrow, I lost count on how many days they need to make up, Tomorrow is one of the make-up days....ohh the joys of winters of long ago. Which it seems like we are having this year. My poor easter lillies are up out of the ground by an inch.
I have tomorrow off ,so I will try more recipes out from the 1967 newspaper, in which still on the bread catergory, Bread smells so good coming out of the oven. The next recipe is a raisin bread.
In a couple of weeks is the spring quilt shop hop, I hope I am off, I so want the barn pattern that is gonna be available on the shop hop.My mom and I went last year 10 shops visited from Joplin,mo to Green Forest,Arkansas. It was alot of fun, even though we were tired afterwards, Most of the shops we hit were in the same day, alot of driving.I still haven`t got the quilt done from that trip, neither has mom, at least I don`t think she has. Since she has retired, she has been spending her time quilting.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

winter, winter...does it come to a end

We had snow for the last couple of days here, It didn`t stick to the ground thank goodness for that. It looked so beautiful coming down, nice big flakes.
Monday night ,I had fun unfreezing my door at work, It had sleeted while I was working, I finally got it unfroze after 30 minutes of trying , the passenger side instead of the drivers side. So I got to crawl thru the passengers side to get in and out of the car, the back doors were also froze shut. To get a door unfroze pour warm water over it several times.... in case anyone needs to know this is how I ,with some help from coworkers got the passengers side door unfroze.....The next night one of the coworkers asked if I needed any help getting into my car ...hahahah...I told him not tonight it hadn`t sleeted.

I have decided not to save eggs for the incubator , until this crazy missouri weather decides it is no longer winter time.

banana nut bread

This recipe also came from the Kansas City Kansan 7 th annual silver spoon cookbook of 1967.

Banana Nut Bread
Mrs. Donald Garrison

2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
4 eggs, well beaten
6 bananas, mashed
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons soda ( baking soda)
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
Cream sugar and shortening in large mixing bowl. Add eggs, bananas, and nutmeats. Sift together flour, salt and soda and add to mixture. Mix well, but do not over beat. Pour into 2 greased loaf bread pans and bake 50 to 60 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool before slicing.

I did not use pecans ,used walnuts instead.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

where is the sun

ok I know it is still february, but where oh where is the sun.I thought we were suppose to have partly sunny day today and no snow,Flurries are coming down.wind is blowing snow everywhere. I figured when we bout got all of the last snow off the ground we would be hit by another snowfall, at least it wasn`t as bad as washington dc has.
Walmart has berry plants in, don`t they know this is not the time of the year to be planting , I hope they still have some left when it is time to plant them though,I would like to have a couple of rows of blackberries and blueberries in my garden area.My hands are just wanting to play in the dirt and plant things.....if this missouri weather would just cooperate, I would be ok.
The girls are gonna have a few days to make up for school, since all of the snow days they have gotten, they will probably be going until June.Right now they are playing their playstation games.The youngest has bronchitis, so I am restricting her from going outside in the windy weather.My husband told me that yesterday ,she fell in the kitchen,I am thinking this is a late effect from the chemo she has had, and this might prevent her from playing basketball next year.I have decided to ask her doctors in st louis and see what they think about her playing.I so hope she can play alittle bit, since that is what she wanting to do, even though sometimes she tires out easily. We will have to wait and see if she gets to play, maybe she will change her mind.

Friday, February 5, 2010

glad to be home.....

I am very glad to be home after a 2 night stay at my mom`s, The first night was because of new job , second because of the great missouri weather of snow,sleet mix we had.My girls both missed me. It has been snowing off and on today, but warm enough not to stick to the ground .
I have started saving eggs for the incubator about a week ago, I have almost a dozen.To my surprise today, I got about 8 in total today, 2 from the red silkies, 3 from the golden laced cochin and 2 from my easter eggers pen and from zilla ( mean hen).In which I penned up her(Zilla) because she was laying eggs way underneath the porch where no one can reach. I penned her up with what I think to be a rooster, needless to say she is no longer in there with him, she beat him up, so she is in a pen by herself, I think this is the way she likes it.