Sunday, August 23, 2009

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Kenny playing the new air hockey game

English muffin Recipe

Simple English Muffins recipe

Simple English Muffins ingredients list:
2 cups of unbleached white flour.
1 cup of warm water.
1 cup of whole wheat flour.
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
1 tablespoon of dry yeast.
1 teaspoon of salt.

Instructions for Simple English Muffins:
In a suitably sized bowl, mix the warm water, vegetable oil, yeast and salt.Beat in the white flour, followed by the whole wheat flour; mix thoroughly.Oil the surface of the dough's surface and allow to rise for 30-40 minutes.Knead the dough until soft; then cut into six pieces and roll each piece in cornmeal.Form each ball into muffins, four inches in diameter.Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350°F (175°C) for 15 minutes.

I saw this english muffin recipe on and decided to try them. I will let you all know how they turned our and try and post a pic too. They seem almost too easy to be good, lol!
Ok, This recipe was super easy, BUT it said to divide dough into 6 pieces to make 6 english muffins, but I divided it into 8 and they were still pretty good size. Almost too big for english muffins. The don't have tons of "big nooks and crannies" but they have a pretty nice texture and are easy enought to make, so I give it a two thumbs up. I also like the fact that this recipe didn't make "way to many" I like to make my bread products fresh and hate to make to many of one thing, as the kids and hubby get tired of eating it.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Well, what can I say, I am a clutz on my feet and now my motor scooter! lol! Acutally, I had the brakes worked on on my scooter, as they "weren't quite right" and when I got it home, I took it for a test ride and well the worked, really well and I wasn't expecting it to, I guess, and over the top I went! Ouch!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Tornado Damage, Power Outage

This is what it looks like all over town. Trees across the roads with power lines down too. The power was out for 2 days for most people and some still have no power.
This car was in town parked in a local parking lot, the parking lot flooded and it was flooded. Notice the water flowing out of the underside of the car and doors. Bummer !

This is pic of the local McD's sign with lots of damage too! Everyone has damage it seems. Some have trees down, some have roof damage, wind damage, trees uprooted (huge oaks just lifted out of the ground), barns distroyed, it has been quite a mess here.

Storm, Tornado damage in Salem, MO Dent county

This is a pic of some local flooding after the tornado here in Salem. This is a pic of one of the local baseball parks under water. The water is so deap and running so fast that it actually took out the fence in several locations as well as one of the score boards!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Quail eggs.

Quail eggs! They are wonderful to eat! and cute too. We get dozens everyday.


We have 3 different cages of quail right now. Some are our egg layer, other are ready to butcher and the third is growing to get ready to butcher. They make good eating.

Bunnies, Bunnies, Everywhere!!!

We have bunnies everywhere, aren't they cute!

Cullens new hair!

Cullen has new hair for the summer! He is our Golden boy now! lol!

Raised bed garden

We have expanded our garden by 2 more raised bed. This gives us a total of 12 that are 4 x 8 ft. This is a pic of the tomatoes in 2 of the beds.


This is our gooseberry bush, which is LOADED right not and just about ready to pick. It is a hard job as the thorns are terrible. I love to make gooseberry/strawberry jam...yum!!!

This is our tiny Pond

Cullen put in this pond about 2 years ago and it is finally looking like it belongs. All of the plants and herbs are growing in around it nicely. The is tarragon in the back, mint and thyme in the front, along with other things too.


This is our rhubarb growing like a weed.