Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pulled pork with root beer sauce

This is a recipe my mom gave me and it is hmmmm good.My mom is a recipe collector as well. I think she got this recipe from a taste of home magazine but not for sure.

Pulled pork With root beer sauce

1 Tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1 boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds)
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 meduim onion, chopped ( 1/2 cup)
2 cans (12 oz) root beer
1 bottle (12 oz ) chili sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 sandwich buns

1. In 10-inch skiller, heat oil over high heat. Cook pork roast in oil 6-10 minutes or until brown on all sides.
2.In 3-4 quart slow cooker, place roast, 2 teaspoon salt, pepper, onion, and 1 cup of root beer. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7-8 hours.
3. About 30 minutes before serving, in 4 quart saucepan or dutch oven, heat remaining 2 cup root beer, chili sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt to boiling over meduim heat. Reduce heat to med. Cook over low heat 8-10 minutes, stirring occassionally until mixture is glossy and reduced 2 1/2 -3 cups.
4. Remove pork from slow cooker, discarding cooking liquid .Shred pork, using 2 forks to pull aprt. Stir in chili sauce mixture. To serve, spoon 1/2 cup pork in each bun.

I think this recipe might be good with other types of meat as well. Today I am cooking it with vension, so we will see.

Friday, March 26, 2010

crock pot recipe..breakfast bake

This recipe came from my sister-in-law

Breakfast Bake

3-4 cup diced crusty bread (3/4-1 inch dice)
1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1/2 inch dice
2 cup sliced mushrooms
2 cup torn fresh spinach
8 eggs
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
1 cup shredded cheese ,such as cheddar or montery jack
salt and pepper, to taste

1 . Coat crockpot with non-stick cooking spray. Add bread.
2. Heat skillet on med heat until hot. Cook bacon until crispy. Remove and discard all but 1 Tablespoon of drippings. Put bacon on bread. Add mushrooms and spinach to skillet and toss to coat. Cook 1-2 minutes or until spinach wilts.
3. Beat eggs and milk in meduim bowl. Stir in red pepper, cheese, salt and pepper.Put mushrooms and spinach in crockpot. Pour egg mixture into crockpot.
4. Cover, cook on low 3- 3/12 hours or on high 2-2/12 hours until eggs are firm,but still moist. Adjust seasonings if desired.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

rain, rain ...oh how I love rain

It has been rainy here today, Of course I had to work, all I wanted to do is sleep ,which is a good thing to do if you caught a cold and worked a 5 day stretch and only 1 day off.The creek that runs thru the bottom part of our land ( all of 2 -3 acres ) is running swiftly.Our gravel road is very muddy and wet.......Wait a minutes I think the sun is trying to shine , still cloudy but the sun is trying.March winds are here.I am glad I got out my onion sets out last night, I forgot to check if the rain had drowned them. I sooooooooo lovvvvve green onions ,fresh from the garden . One whole little 4 x 4 raised bed is gonna be nothing but onions.Last year my raised beds were 8 x 4. I decided this I would make the beds a little smaller ,so maybe I could keep up with the weeding.Which is probably wishfull thinking.So far I have three little 4 x 4 beds, one has green onions, The next has an old barbeque grill in the middle and tulips in that and tulips around it. I am thing of planting some beans so the vines can grow up the legs of the grill and Put artifical flowers in the grill once the tulips have faded out.I don`t know what I am gonna plant in the last one, I still need to get more landscape timbers and cut them down and put more dirt in it.
I am picking up the rocks and trying to build a wall with them, hubby don`t think it will work ,but I don`t know I am gonna try we will see how it turns out.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

new arrivals

Well, I had only one chick hatch from the incubator,It usually takes me a couple of times to get the temp right on the bators.It was a frizzle chick. Transfered out to the crate in the building under a heat lamp. The crate had chicken wire over the top . Needless to say something got it, or rather one of our cats got it. My hubby thought the chihuahuas had gotten it, I told hime yes they maybe could have gotten in the crate but not out of it. So we thought of the other suspects that could have gotten the little chick......Snow , our white cat ,she had killed a baby duck last year and i had some nankins babies I had bought at bakercreeks last year on the backporch and they disappeared ,no sign of them.I called her name and kitty kitty and she didn`t come to me just under the front porch she knew she had been bad.Needless to say we got rid of her, she has a new home.
The next new arrival is a new puppy a red heeler named bandana, hopefully He will be my varmit dog and keep the possoms,coons from getting my chickens and ducks. He is a male.I know it will be a few of months before he will go after the varmits.The girls have renamed him bandit.
Well supper is almost done and I am tired from working a 5 days in a row and 2 of those were 12 hour shifts and I have caught a cold, So I feel lousy and the sun is shining outside.

pumpkin bread

Here is another recipe from the Kansan`s Silver Spoon cookbook of 1967. This bread is very very good.

Pumpkin bread
Mrs. Tom Selby

2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup oil
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup water
2 cups pumpkin ( I used 1 can of pumpkin)
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoon soda
1 cup nutmeats, if desired
Mix all ingredients together thouroughly. Bake in 4 greased one pound coffee cans. Fill each can 2/3 full or 1/2 full. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.

*I know hard to find metal coffee cans, I used just loaf pans and worked just fine, It takes 2 loaf pans. This bread recipe dough tatse like pumpkin pie to me ,,yum,yum yum good.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

st louis trip 3/10

Well , we got a good report from the youngest doctor in st louis. The next time we go up we will be starting the late effects clinic and be in the afternoon.Another path we must journey down. Each clinic visit is customize for that child. So we won`t be able to listen to our favorite radio personality of st louis ,Cornbread, from WIL radio station.
Found out her being tired at times is related to the chemo that she has had. The doctor said that is the biggest complaint is children being overly tired, He didn`t think the legs giving out had anything to with the chemo, but as a mother who seen her daughter`s legs give out during one section of the treatment because of one of the meds ,I know it probably is because of that med.Shoot they (doctor) lowered the dose of that med when she was on it because of the legs giving out.
3 rooms down from our room where we stay at when we are in st louis got robbed, or rather their truck got broken into, while we were there.I am glad that they didn`t break into out car.

I got a cochin hen wanting to set, so I put eggs under her tonight

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pineapple nut bread

Another bread recipe from Kansan Silver Spoon cookbook of 1967

Pineapple Nut Bread
Mrs. John O. Fife

2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup walnuts
1 1/4 cup pineapple tidbits
3 cups biscuit mix

Beat egg. Stir in sugar, nutmeats and pineapple. Add biscuit mix . Stir only until well blended. Pour into greased 9 x 5 x 2 1/2 inch loaf pan. Allow to set for 20 minutes before baking. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Cool before slicing.

Monday, March 8, 2010

thinking spring

Found what kind of varmit got my little red cochin roo, possom needles to say it is dead ,hoping it was a female to get more then just one possom but it was a male, looked like a young one at that. I planted my 2 blackberry and 2 blueberry plants and filled one of my raised beds and finished planting my tulip bulbs that I had bought in the fall, pink and purple in color, that ones I planted in the barbeque grill are coming up.The grill was rusted in the bottom so add dirt ,instant planter, the red neck way lol. Picked up some rocks and added to my collectio that I am trying to make a wall of them, we will see how that goes.
We went to lowes to order some windows for the house, I so love that place.
I am so hoping we get some rain for the plants I planted today.I also started some garden vegetables inside from seed, some tomatoes, squash and zucchuni, peppers. The tomato seeds are from 2008 ,so hopefully they will grow.I am so anxious to get the garden out, fresh green onions, lettuce, green beans, tomatoes yum the ones from the garden just taste better ,then what you find in store.
The egss in the incubator seem like they are developing nicely.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

ahhh spring

I got up and ready to go to work and notice 2 of my cochins were out, caught them and put them back up, figured out why they was out later, that tale is later.
After I got off work ,I stopped by mom`s who was out working in her yard,She started to get a young walnut tree out of one of her flower beds, seen a snake ,spring is here snakes are out, needless to say killed it and got the young walnut tree out of her flower bed, they have such long roots, didn`t get all the roots, lol
Got home and started watered the chickens and noticed in one of the cochin pens was a dead rooster, something had gotten hold of it, no head, I say probably a coon, they are cute to look at and good to eat or so I have been told, no good for chickens or ducks.The rooster was a red rooster I had raised from last year.I then dug 3 holes to plant my blackberry and blueberry vines tomorrow in the garden and pick up a few rocks lol, That`s all that there is my garden ,That is way I am trying raised beds, Have had it tilled and the guy broke the tiller on the rocks.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Quilt shop hop 2010

Yesterday my mom and I went on quilt shop hop of 2010. We seen alot of beautiful fabric, quilts we would like to make.We hit 9 quilt shops and started out at 6 am in the morning. At 7:45 am we were in harrison , Arkansas at the first quilt shop, We went in before the store opened, first ones there.By 8:45 am we were at the shop in green forest, before it opened as well. First ones to hit that shop too. I had to argue with the shop owner, she didn`t want to sell the barn block to us, that was part of the quilt that is special to the shop hop. Those that wanted the barn block as well paid 5.00 for it. Both me and mom wanted it, We finally got it, and she printed some more of them.Then on to branson, run in to other shop hoppers.
then to joplin and carthage ( 2 in joplin and 2 in carthage), got lost, got caught in traffic jam,Our bladders were in control that is why we got lost and in a tractor trailer traffic jam lol.
Then back to springfield and ozark.
Turned in our passport in ozark , our last stop hayoooooooo.Amber ,the store owner`s, stated that we hit 9 shops and still an hour to spare for the first day and that we should win something,Told bout the trouble in green forest and she got on the phone with the owner.
I am anxouis to get the quilt done.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Corn Gem Muffins

This recipe cames from the Kansan silver spoon cookbook of 1967

Corn Gem Muffins
Mrs. Elmer Dollard

1 cup flour, sifted
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup yellow corn meal
1 egg, well beaten
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup shortening, melted
1 No. 2 can whole grain corn,drained ( I use a 15 ounce can of corn)
Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt and corn meal. Mix together buttermilk and egg. Add to flour mixture and mix until liquid is absorbed. Do not beat. Add shortening and corn. Spoon into greased muffin tins. Bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

These are a cornbread muffin, and yummy

Monday, March 1, 2010

chicken photos

This is one of my hens .I have her in with some Golden Lace cochin roosters

This is a Barred Cochin rooster named Reverse, because when u throw feed in his pen and say reverse ,he will back up a little ways.

This is one of my older pens of cochins,at that time I had a mottled cochin rooster, I have since gotten rid of him