Friday, August 31, 2012
Believe it or not, we scheduled our wedding to be after fair season, but before college football season. And with a 3-week state fair in August and Purdue football starting the first weekend in September, we weren’t left with a lot of options!
(Seriously, that’s why.)
It’s all about priorities.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The beauty of this recipe is that it’s all done in the microwave. It’s not quite a one-dish meal, but it’s pretty close.
Monday, August 27, 2012
It’s that time of year again. Our calves were born in February and March, so now they’re around 6 months old. It’s time to wean.
We started them on creep feed back in June, and they’ve been eating hay with their mothers for a few months. They don’t know it yet, but they’re ready to be weaned.
First, we brought all the calves into the barn and left the mothers outside on the pasture.
Friday, August 24, 2012
This year, I saw an exhibit I don’t remember visiting before – the Master Gardener’s exhibit.
I loved the sign at the entrance to the greenhouse – “Food Begins Here!”
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Indiana Farm Bureau has 10 districts. Each year, every district is assigned a different commodity. This year, my district had fruit. I found an orchard in our area, and loaded up the back of my truck with 120 pounds of apples – enough to give a sample to each of the almost 5,000 people we expected to see over the next 3 days.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
But we did have some good times while we were there!
The opening session for the conference featured Joan Embery as the speaker. She brought all her friends.
Friday, August 10, 2012
I need to start with a clean surface. It doesn’t matter if I’m starting to pack at 10:00pm, I always make sure the bed is made so I’ve got an easy space to work. (It’s kind of like cooking in a clean kitchen – so much easier than when the counters aren’t covered with yesterday’s dishes!)
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Start with 1-1.5 pounds of ground sausage and a chopped onion.
Monday, August 6, 2012
The point is, after all the moving, building, and traveling we’ve been doing lately, I’m finally getting back into the swing of cooking. Most nights. And I’m rediscovering some of my absolute favorite kitchen gadgets.
1. You’ve met this guy before. He’s an OXO egg slicer and chopper. First, he gently cradles the egg.
Friday, August 3, 2012
It’s a squirrel. They love this toy so much, we have two of them. And for some reason, our bed is the favorite place to put the toys.