Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Monday, December 31, 2012
I finally got some time (and cash) to bake a few cookies. This time, I utilized some oranges that a family member gifted us. I made White Chip Orange Cookies. These were delicious!
Sunday, December 30, 2012
I was reading over a Christmas book that I purchased at a Goodwill store many years ago (for $.99). I came across this recipe that looked worth trying. I think it is a pretty tasty side version of a bread roll, but healthier, and baked like a muffin.
I think this recipe could qualify under the dark days challenge - our whole wheat flour and cornmeal comes from a local mill, our honey is local as well, and the eggs came from our chickens. This also challenges me to grow more onions and dehydrate more, for recipes like this.
Note: These muffins do stick to paper liners. I highly suggest a non-stick spray in a good muffin pan, or lining with parchment paper instead.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Buried our good friend Gus.
Happy New Year's and may 2013 be full of blessings, love, and peace.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Conversation Christmas Eve. In my bedroom with youngest daughter wrapping bones for the dogs.
"Awwwwww, Jesse's peeking!"
"He's peeking again!"
When we were done, he came in and sniffed the entire floor area, nosing around for that bone he smelled. He just kept walking down the hallway and slowing peeking into the bedroom door.
That night he crawled up in bed with me and hubby, and literally put his head on the pillows between the two of us. I went to bed, thinking he'll get up and leave when he's ready.
At 7:30am Christmas morning, when our youngest daughter came rolling in to wake us up, I saw that Jesse was still in the same sleeping position as he was when I fell asleep.
Ha ha ha ha! That little stinker knew he was getting a bone, and wasn't leaving the area until he got it. He has never done this before.
However, I did hide the bones in a closet until morning. He's now guarding his, and even gets upset if the cats walk by them.
....just had to share, as we treat our dogs, cats and even the pet rabbit to some of holiday goodies. I am sure that Gus is in Heaven getting all the bones he wants.
The weather man is telling us to expect blizzard conditions and up to 10 inches of snow. They are warning us of power outages as well. Typically, I am stocked up on water, in case the pump can't run, but I am not. That's first on my list this morning.
I apologize to my blogger friends for not posting any comments lately. I'll try to do better at that.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
I got a little crazy with the frosting - ha ha ha ha! I guess that happens, when I have peace and quiet and frosting bags in my hands.
I added even more after I took these photos. And when it was finished, my daughter added plastic cats to the top center of the cake.
Her requested dinner was spaghetti tacos. They are pretty good too.
Christmas Eve arrived way too early this year. I plan to slow this day down as much as possible, hug my kids more often and hug our pets more often. Hug my parents more often, and put my perspectives on a more prudent path in life.