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.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Snow Update ~ Crochet Embellished Mini Heart Paper Clips ~ Cabbage Stew and Baked Bread (using dehydrator to raise dough)

I took this photo at 9am yesterday.  There was hardly any snow on the ground.  It looked the same in the evening.  They predicted 4-7 inches, but it was a wet and heavy snow.  Roads are clear from what I hear, so I'm hoping the upstairs carpet removal resumes today.

As mentioned, I wanted to also share that I also make crocheted mini hearts for embellishing paper clips.  I made homemade cards and gifted the kids with them one year.  They are great to tuck into cards, letters, or surprise gifts.  They make great random acts of kindness gifts as well.  They are easy and inexpensive to make for Valentine's Day gifts too.  I thought I had a post for making these, but I do not see one.  I may just have to get one up.

I changed up the menu yesterday.  I tossed together a cabbage/sausage soup and baked skillet bread.  I know my husband has to watch the bread in his diet, so I sent some to work for co-workers.  I linked the skillet bread recipe.  It is the next best to baking rolls, and tastes like soft rolls.

I also let my dough rise in my dehydrator.  If you have a dehydrator with pull out trays, check the top for the suggested temperature to do that. My tip for today.

 I switched from herbal teas to hot cocoa and enjoyed some schnapps in it.  It was perfect for a "snow" day with some afternoon crochet time.  I'm still working on the crochet blanket order.


Jackie See said...

Those are so cute especially in the card! Our yard looks the same as yours (soon to be mud when it warms up). Your cabbage soup has inspired me to get in the kitchen today. Warm food always makes us feel better about the cold dark days of winter. I am going to hop over to the skillet bread recipe now! Thank you for sharing, your blog reminds me that people still live a simple life! ~jackiesee~

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Jackie See, thank you! I will be looking to see if I put that crochet pattern up for the hearts soon. Not sure if I did, but anything could be glued on them like buttons. I bake my skillet bread for 20 minutes and rub butter over the top when it comes out of the oven. So fluffy and delicious.

Cindy said...

would love to have your paperclip heart instructions. Perfect Valentine small gift in a card for several people i know.
the Cocoa with peppermint schapps sounds great. Will have to give it a try.
As usual you inspire me greatly. Printed of the bread recipe. Think i will make it today.
Thanks for all you blog about!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Cindy, I will try to get a written post up for the hearts soon. Thank you, so glad you enjoy my blog. Some days I seem my post is on the boring side.