Wednesday, March 09, 2011


I was craving shoofly pie but didn't want to make a regular pie, as E doesn't like them so I would have to eat the whole pie! (That would be a real hardship, now wouldn't it?) Anyway, I suddenly remembered that I had seen a recipe for a Crustless Shoofly Pie. I looked for the particular cookbook that had it in it and decided to make it right then and there!  So here it is. It was a little bit gooey on the bottom, just enough, and somewhat cakey on the top part. Perfect!  I will give Jeanne Jones her due, as this came from her cookbook, Cooking From the Cupboard. It was very tasty and hit the 'spot'!
Must use a deep enough pie plate as  it rises up quite a bit.
Still too hot to eat, should have waited for it to cool but just couldn't do that.
Oops! Had two pieces! Oh, so good!
This is the molasses that I used. It is a sorghum and molasses combination.
 But next time I will use just straight molasses and it would have even more flavor.
Here are the ingredient in the syrup that I used. Using sorghum gave it a whole different taste, I'm sure. And you can be sure that I will make it again!
If you so choose, you can click a photo to make it larger and to make your mouth water! He He!!!!

Monday, March 07, 2011

We finished the chicken house extension this past weekend. When we get our new chicks in a couple of weeks, they will be all snug and warm with room to move around if they feel want to. It was pretty tight before, especially when they grew a bit. It just wasn't quite big enough for twenty chickens.  
Maddie was quite interested in what were were doing, sawing and hammering on the chicken house. She came down to the fence where we were working and wanted to get involved too! She hung out with us awhile, just watching, then went back up to the shed to hang with Solomon and Katie, and finish her lunch.
She sat on the roof of the chicken house and kept up a running commentary as to whether we were doing it right or not. In her opinion, it 'would do' for 'those' kinds of birds!
One of our elderly clients gave Jannet and I, a potted bulb at Christmas time. Mine had two buds on it and a couple of weeks ago, this is what it looked like! Just beautiful!  Thank you again, Katherine!