Saturday, January 14, 2012

Well, I just had to try that recipe for the Lemon Rolls from the last entry on my blog. I halved the recipe so there wouldn't be as many of them to eat, and boy, were they good! I made a couple of little additions to the recipe. I added a tablespoon of sugar to the dough and a 1/4 teaspoon of Lemon extract to the egg and milk mixture.
I used a 6 or 7 inch square Corning Ware pan to bake them in. They were so tasty and lemony and just so goooood! Ed liked them too! So make them and have them with a hot, fresh cup of coffee! These were perfect, but sometimes things just don't turn out so well...
Kids, don't try this at home! I made a pumpkin cake in the microwave and it was so pretty and looked so good! Then when I cut into it, it was so dry it was inedible, even with cream cheese frosting on it! I think mostly because I over cooked it. The recipe was in a microwave cookbook, but was for a 1970's microwave. I tried to adjust the time and the power setting for the newer, faster cooking microwaves, but didn't get it right. Oh well. Sometimes they work out, and sometimes they don't!
Do they look as 'snug as a bug in a rug'? Since there is three cats that live on the front porch, one of these boxes usually has two cats in it. I've put a fuzzy rug inside and they spend a lot of time inside when it is so cold outside. That is Momma Kitty in the top box and she doesn't get along with the barn cats, and that is why they live on the porch.  Those two black ones are her own kittens, all grown up. They are Bart, male, and Betty, female.They are both bigger than their mother.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mennonite Girls Can Cook: Lemon Pull-Apart

Mennonite Girls Can Cook: Lemon Pull-Apart: These lemon pull aparts are easy to make and are a satisfying snack for that afternoon coffee break or a great addition to your brunch menu...

My Cheeks Are Freezing!

My cheeks are freezing!! Didn't want to go outside, but with three dogs, somebody has to take them out to potty! While I was already in the frigid north, I figured I would clean stalls and fill hay bags so I wouldn' t have to do it later. So I did, and with a 25 MPH wind whistling through the barn, down my coat collar, and freezing my fingers, it is a wonder, more than my cheeks weren't frozen! You can figure out which ones!!

Now, after all that, I found a recipe that you just have to make!! These Mennonite Girls Can Cook! 

This looks soooo good! Let me know if you make it.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Have you ever seen this before? Hmmm, it looks familiar, but it has been put away so long, I had forgotten how to put it together! Had to lay it all out and relearn, what went where!
These long cold and wintery evenings are a good time to see if I can get this quilt finished. I would love to see it on the bed. Then I would have to paint the bedroom walls to match or compliment the colors in the quilt. Now that would be a goal to reach for the New Year!