Showing posts with label Dessert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dessert. Show all posts

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Easter Weekend

The week started off a little weird. Sometimes I think getting up before the sun has its drawbacks. When I came back into the house on Saturday morning from doing barn chores, and the sun was finally up and shining, I removed my boots and discovered my mistake.  Don't judge.  Its really dark that early in the morning.

Things improved from there, thankfully.  I headed off to the feed mill and ordered some hay and grain, which was to be delivered on Tuesday. Later on that afternoon the weather was good enough to hop on two of the horses for a little training and exercise. 

Both horses behaved well, and of course goat and dog joined in the fun.

On Sunday, my brother, sister-in-law, niece and Dad came over for Easter.  I kept it simple.  We had ham and potatoes au-gratin.  For dessert we had the Coconut / Egg Pie I mentioned in a previous post.  Dad and Brother both brought their dogs, so there were a total of four happy chaotic dogs (including mine) in the house. 

Out in the barn, my little niece discovered the month old chicks, and had a good time inspecting all of them.  Later, we went for a walk and my brother demonstrated how his Lab was learning to flush out pheasant. 

Oh, and I discovered we have bats in the barn loft! Bats are good to have around the farm. They control insects.  I highly reccomend putting up a bat house or two if you'd like to acctract some where you live.  I don't reccomend handling them, however.  They're wild animals and they bite.  I'm stupid, don't be stupid.

That was pretty much it for Easter weekend.  Nice and relaxing, the way it should be. I hope yours was too.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring?

Today is the first day of Spring. A lake effect snow advisory is in place, and it’s 28 degrees and snowing. Clearly, this proves “Punxsutawney Phil was intoxicated the morning of February 2, 2013.

This is what Spring should look like...

And this is what it really looks like. At least it does here, in Northeast Ohio, where I live.

Spring begins with the vernal equinox at 7:02 A.M. (EDT) on March 20, 2013 in the Northern Hemisphere. The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west. At the equinoxes, the tilt of Earth relative to the Sun is zero, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun. 

Wow, I just sounded really smart there, didn't I?

According to folklore, you can stand a raw egg up on its end during the equinox. And a broom, too. If you’re a witch. Speaking of eggs, here’s a great recipe that uses four eggs. So, you could take your mind off this nasty weather for a moment; and practice your best egg-standing technique while making this recipe, and picturing Phil, the groundhog, passed out with a bottle of rum...
Coco-nutty, Egg-y Dessert

4 Eggs
½ Stick melted butter
1 Cup of Milk
1 Cup of Cream
1 Cup of Sweet, Flaked Coconut
½ tsp Baking powder
¾ Cup of Sugar
½ Cup of Flour
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients with a mixer. Blend until smooth. Pour into a buttered pie dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes to an hour. As soon as it is lightly browned and appears to be “set” in the middle its done. Let cool before cutting. Its extra good served with whipped cream, of course.

At the moment, I’m in love with this coco-nutty, egg-y dessert. Happy Spring?

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