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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Oodles Of Noodles


With temperatures dipping below zero and the ground still covered in 8 plus inches of snow O Wise One and I continue to find things to do to amuse us till spring thaw. With the gradual lengthening of days and increase in sunlight the "Ladies" in the henhouse have also found ways to amuse themselves.   

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Beans! Beans!

O Wise One and I made a trip to the farm store in Carrolton on Thursday for dog food and chicken food before the snow came in on Friday. (So much for the daffodils and my spring prediction) The Dollar store being right down the road we decided to stop by and see what they had on sale. O Wise One found 4 pound bags of dried Pinto beans for $1.00. Oh my for those of you that don't know O Wise One he loves chili of any kind. He could eat it every day. As for myself I love Bean O. Of course he had to buy them and we spent all day Friday watching it snow, canning Pinto beans and doing laundry. We put them in pint jars and they will go into chili, taco soup, refried beans, taco salads  and burritos. For a buck who could beat that. Here it is the dead o winter and we are still canning!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

In a large skillet saute 1/2 lb chopped bacon or sausage with 1/2 chopped onion. Saute until onion is clear.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Mama's Country Cornbread

It's a cold rainy Friday here in the Holler. O Wise One has decided to catch up on some much needed repairs inside today. Window that's sticking, squeaky bathroom door, things like that. So I have decided it is a day for comfort food. Growing up in Southeast Louisiana nothing says home more than red beans and rice, smothered tomatoes and okra and Mama's cornbread. Thought I would share a little of the goodness and post the cornbread recipe for y'all. Enjoy

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Homemade Venison Dog Biscuits

Every year hubby (O Wise One) kills me atleast one deer and butchers it. We are not talking the big monster bucks with the antlers the size of some small states but rather a small doe or young button buck. As O Wise One says "ya got ta boil them horns a long time to get them soft enough to eat". After he skins and cuts up all the choicest pieces for the freezer there is always those small trimmings and pieces left over. We used to throw these away but have recently found an excellent use for them. We grind up those pieces we don't want for ourselves and freeze them for making venison dog biscuits. Well both puppies will roll over in a minute for 1 so I'd say they are a hit.  Just another way to use something we would normally throw away.