Okay, I have all sorts of good intentions about posting (so you all know that I am heading straight to ____) for weeks now. I am desperate to post and desperate to craft and neither of them have been happening. But I am fixing part of that tonight. Maybe I can get to the crafting tomorrow. I am covered in poison ivy YET AGAIN. It is all the fault of these murderous dairy goats. Why we keep them, I do not know. I am sure I get the poison ivy from them when I milk (the oil being on their fur because they wallow in it.) because I am so careful to not get it from the plants themselves. Well, I guess I don't have a picture of the goats yet...I'll work on that.
For now, I am posting and not scratching...very much.
Lots of great things have happened in our home the last few weeks.
My oldest child and only son did turn 8 last month and was baptized. Here he is.
Here is a 4 Generation photo of him, me, my mother, and my mother's mother.
Here is a tasty cheese pie I made for Hen Day in May when the Prairie Hens came to my house.
It tastes like cheesecake and is easier to make. You can play with the amounts of cream cheese vs. other soft cheese. I like to have at least 8 oz of cream cheese for that rich cheese cake taste.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup flour ( I do 3/4 whole wheat and 3/4 all purpose flour)
Mix together in at medium speed, scraping bowl often.
Press into deep pie dish or round cake pan.
8 oz cream cheese
1 1/4 cups yogurt cheese (drain plain yogurt for 30 min. or so) OR 1 cup sour cream OR 1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
3 large eggs
2 egg yolks
2 egg whites
2 Tbsp sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 325 deg F.
2. Mix Sugar, cheese, sugar, flour, salt, eggs, and yolks well.
3. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form, add sugar and beat till glossy peaks form.
4. Fold egg whites into filling mixture and pour into pie pan.
5. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes to one hour. Cool and serve.
2 cups berries
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp corn starch
Mix in a sauce pan and heat to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Cool and serve.
We also had some tasty chocolate pudding made by Lucy. Here is some true happiness.
I don't have the recipe Lucy used. My new favorite pudding recipe is one my grandpa used to make. It is INSTANT HOMEMADE PUDDING!!! No standing over the stove stirring for an hour until it thickens!
Blancmange by Owen C. Bennion
1. Put 3 c water in pot, add 1/2 tsp salt and bring to boil.
2. Blend 1/2c sugar
6 T cornstarch
2 c powdered milk
with 1 c water
3. Add to pot.
4. Keep stirring until it begins to thicken 5-10 minutes Maximum.
5. Add 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 cup coconut.