Saturday, January 28, 2012

Chicken Ahead

This morning I was reading this post about making chicken for a week of meals and decided to try it.  I have done this with Chicken Tetrazzini.  The Chicken Tetrazzini recipe makes enough for five meals.  I substituted chicken for the turkey.  I labelled each container and then froze them.  It was great to come home after work and be able to have a good meal without all the prep.  It was such a great experience that I decided to try Dicky's Chicken for a week.  Once the chicken has defrosted some, I will take out the giblet bag and the tray packing.  You can see it on the chicken in the front.

The chicken is in the roaster and it's Saturday, so I have time to do this.  I was glad that I had whole chicken in the freezer.  I bought these for $.79 a pound.  I buy the limit everytime they come on sale and of course, space availability in the freezer.

Now, I have all day to finish my quilt.  I've been saying this for two weeks.  It's a quilt I'm donating to the St. Paul Parochial School Auction.  It'll be held February 4. So you won't be hearing about it after that.  Then I'll be on another UFO (unfinished project).

I should be able to take if off the longarm today and make the binding and attach it.  I can make it.

How is everyone's Saturday?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Taco Soup

Today was a blustery day and we just needed some good old hearty soup.  I made Taco Soup with homemade garlic bread and avocado slices.
This soup changes as ingredients are available.  Doug tells me to "make that taco soup" and I have to think what did I put in it.  So this "taco soup" I wrote down.  The vegetable vary.  I use whatever leftover vegies I have in the fridge.  Tonight was potatoes.   Try this soup, it's great and hearty.

This post is linked to Real Food Wednesday

Monday, January 9, 2012

Boy Scout Vests

I finished my number 11 UFO project today.  I had two Boy Scout vests to finish and send to my son-in-law in Montana.  He's the pack leader and a couple of his Scouts wanted these for applying their badges to.
My grandson has his and I guess the parents liked it well enough that I made a couple more.  I'm not sure but heard there may be may to request them.

Number 11 UFO finished.
This post is being shared on Homestead Revival Barn Hop.  This Hop has so many wonderful articles.  Take some time and read a couple.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Chickens and Coop

We finally were able to find some recycled windows at the auction Tuesday and put them in the chicken coop.  We were leaving the big doors open for light, but the grackles, starlings and sparrows were wreaking  havoc on our feed and the chickens weren't getting enough natural light.
Doug spent a couple of hours yesterday installing the windows.

Today he will trim them out and revamp the nest box arrangement,  We have 15 hens and one rooster.  It's a small space so we are continually trying to perfect it.

I was trying to get some pictures of hen butts yesterday, since it was so nice out and they were enjoying their freedom.  Problem was they are continually moving about.

We can't seem to build up our burn pile.  The chickens find it so interesting they end up spreading it all over.


Oops, a rooster butt

I just think they are so nice, interesting and entertaining.