Well, I’m a tad late with my post –
Getting the spring issue to print and some internet issues kept me from posting my snow photos from about ten days ago or so. The snow brought bitter cold temps with it, and then afterwards we were in the 60’s!
I love the farm blanketed in snow. I know the cows look cold, but they really aren’t. As long as they are fat and in good health, they stay warm from the inside out. We feed them hay and grain every day too. Sadly, now, all this beautiful snow is gone and we have … MUD! But that’s ok – we need the moisture for all that strong green grass in the spring.
Work on the cabin is non-existent due to the weather and Todd preparing for a big horse sale in Oklahoma City (he left this morning), but since my latest cabin update we did get the sub roof on. In order for the tin to go on the roof, the chimney builders will have to erect the chimney that goes up between the two cabins. Aunt Cory’s log house had two cellars – one under each pen, and both were filled with rock. Tons and tons of rock! So the next step is to get all that rock moved here to the farm so the masons can use it for the chimney. Then the tin can go on the roof and so on.
If you know me, you know I’m not a great cook. I get by and we don’t starve, but it’s far from my favorite thing. And that is under normal kitchen conditions! Now with my microwave, single hot plate and crock pot – I’m seriously handicapped! But I wanted to share a dip I made for New Years that is oh so good!
BAKED BLT DIP
1 lb. bacon cooked 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup sour cream
8 ounces cream cheese softened 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese 1 tomato
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (I used the toaster oven)
Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, and cream cheese in a bowl and stir. Add cheese and tomato and mix well. Pour into a shallow dish or pie pan and bake for 20 minutes or until bubbling. Garnish with additional tomato and bacon on top. Serve warm with corn chips.
On these dreary winter days you might be in the need of a good book. I rarely deviate from Historical Fiction but somehow stumbled on a writer that probably everyone on the planet knew about but me – Charles Martin. He seems to be pretty prolific and has had several titles on the New York Times Best Seller list. He writes nothing about what I typically read, but I have to admit that after reading two of his books, “Wrapped in Rain” and “When Crickets Cry,” there were several occasions that I stopped and thought -“Wow,” and had to reread the sentence a couple of times because it was so poignantly put. I will indeed read more of his titles in the future.
I’ll be sharing sneak peeks of the upcoming Spring issue with you very soon – so stay tuned my friends! Thank your for stopping by to see me today!