Monday, December 28, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
2 C Sugar
1 ½ C oil
3 C carrots – grated
2 C Self Rising Flour – divided( 1 ¾ & ¼)
2 tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1 C Pecans – chopped
Preheat oven to 350
Prepare 3 - 9” round baking pans with bake ease product (non-stick spray w/ flour in it)
Beat eggs, sugar and oil at med speed for 1 min.
Sift together 1 ¾ C flour with cinnamon & salt.
Toss carrots in flour mixture and beat 2 minute or until smooth.
Coat pecans in remaining ¼ C flour and fold into batter until well mixed.
Pour into pans and bake for 25 minutes or until done.
Cool in pans for at least 5 – 10 minutes, remove and cont. cooling on rack (spray parchment paper for cooling and lay cakes top up for best icing results)
Cream Cheese Frosting
1-8 oz cream cheese
½ stick butter – softened
2 tsp vanilla
4 C powdered sugar
Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy.
Gradually add in sugar beating until smooth
Mix in vanilla
Spread thin layer between each layer as you stack the cakes.
Ice entire cake with remaining icing.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I also cooked the pumpkin seeds. Just wash & boil them for 10 mins in salt water, then drain & put them in the oven for about 15 mins on 400 degrees. You may need to stir/toss them once or twice while toasting. I added a little Italian seasoning and fresh parmesan cheese to mine before putting them in the oven. Yummy!
I love Fall Activities!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I know this may seem ridiculous to some, but I really want a family cow. Yes I have done all the research and know how hard it will be. I know they have to be milked twice a day, everyday, including Christmas and Easter Sunday. I also know how healthy raw milk is for you and just love the idea of having my own to drink. I want to learn how to make cheese and I already know how to make butter, yogurt and sour cream. I have read about this subject for some time now and plan to get a newborn Jersey to bottle feed at some point. I think spring time would be best for starting one out. That way it will be warmer for a baby to be without it's mother and we will be able to spend more time with it.
The other day, I got to experience milking a sweet Jersey named Bell. I was traveling down a country road and saw her in a pasture. You don't normally see dairy cows around here, so I stopped in to find a friendly homeschool family. They sell eggs from their chickens and share Bell with another family. Each family takes their turn at milking her, one in the morning and one in the evening. They said it was milking time and I got to help! I was so excited to really know what it is like to milk a cow.
Now I know I want one! :o)
Monday, November 16, 2009
He loves to take funny pictures of himself!
"My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments. For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart. So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man."
Thursday, November 12, 2009
"For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding."
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
This is a mare that is ready to deliver a foal just any day.
Bailey is thinking about doing something in this field of study and it was a great experience for her.