A Big Food Favorite! BISCUIT TOPPED DEEP DISH CHICKEN BAKE Serves 4-6 CHICKEN MIXTURE 1 Tbsp butter 1 ½ C fresh green beans 2 medium carrots, scraped and cubed 1 medium onion, chopped ½ C celery, sliced thin ½ C chicken or turkey broth (from cooking chicken or turkey) ¼ C flour 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced ½ tsp poultry seasoning ¼ tsp salt ¼
With Bran Yeast Bread This was the 4th entrant in our 2013/14 Fall & Winter Soup Contest. You can read all about it and see the current scorecard here. Background to the contest and links to recipes for this year’s and previous years’ contest entrants here. BEER CHEESE BROCCOLI SOUP Serves 6 1 ¼ C
This bread is photo worthy. Unfortunately, this is the only photo of it I took. This is one dang good bread. And you’d never know it was a bran bread. I used bran flakes for the called-for bran. BRAN YEAST BREAD Makes 2 loaves 1 C hot water 2/3 C sugar 1 C 100% Bran 1 C (scant) shortening 2
There are two Americas, one of which is better than the other. And it’s instructive who’s sticking up for the worse America. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/phil-robertson-duck-dynasty-two-americas-2013-12#ixzz2p2fJIEv0 ~~ Josh BarroJosh Barro is the Politics Editor for Business Insider. Previously, he was a blogger for Bloomberg View, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, and
One of the most important services the school can render the child is to bring him in touch with the world of books. In these the great minds of the past have expressed the insight into life which they possessed, and have done so in such as way that the manner of expression is almost
Brazen This was the craziest thing. It was just standing there nibbling on the grass/weeds before it looked up. Couldn’t have been more than 10 yards or so away. And in the middle of the morning. A little stinker, too. Wonder where her mother was.You should have seen the dogs!
That’s correct! This is a post about American Rugby, or as you & I like to call it, college football. “A typical modern scrimmage” The Back StoryDaughter C gave me a set of beautiful leather-bound encyclopedias– not the A-Z sort, the sort in which each volume is dedicated to a specific topic. Our Wonder World:
Eastern towhee; L ♂, R ♀ A strikingly marked, oversized sparrow of the East, feathered in bold black and warm reddish-browns – if you can get a clear look at it. Eastern Towhees are birds of the undergrowth, where their rummaging makes far more noise than you would expect for their size. Their chewink calls
Oh boy! OH BOY WAFFLES Makes 10-12 2 ¼ C sifted flour4 tsp baking powder¾ tsp salt1 ½ tsp sugar2 eggs, beaten2 ¼ C milk½ C oil Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Mix together eggs, milk, and oil, and add all at once to dry ingredients, beating only until moistened. Bake in
A classic Called a “classic” recipe on the Ro-Tel web site! Can’t get much more authentic than that. RO-TEL KING RANCH CHICKEN ½ stick butter 1 medium bell pepper, chopped1 medium onion, chopped1 10 ¾ oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup1 10 ¾ oz can cream of chicken soup, condensed1 10 oz can Ro-Tel Diced
When the “heat” comes on upstairs in my mother’s house the air coming out of the vent above my side of the bed is about 15 degrees cooler than the ambient temperature. By the time the “heat” turns off, the air coming out of the vent has warmed up to what was the ambient temperature.
Luc-Olivier Merson (1897) It matters not that his Bethlehem with its unpaved street, its houses of plaster and thatch, looks more like Brittany than Palestine; the setting is only a background for a very human story that concerns three people– helpless and desperate Mary, helpless and exasperated Joseph, and a hard-hearted woman. It is the
Via Instapundit.com: Sort of relatedly, I notice that people seem to be in a particularly grumpy mood out there in general. Not as much holiday cheer as usual. Not sure why, but I hope people manage to brighten up. Sure, lots of things suck, but the world’s not such a bad place. UPDATE: Tom Maguire
That’s how wild the winds are out there tonight. Missy’s whining to go out. Now Rocky is barking.We are under a tornado watch. On December 21st. UPDATE: It’s passed overhead. And now, a cold front and a blast of warm air meet. See you soon!
Victorian charm on the Farm
That’s right. That is Exploratory Data Analysis, a.k.a. EDA by Tukey. The Art of Social Letter Writing See? The angel is reading a letter. Do goats go to Heaven? Most serene. Wanna play ball? Let us pray. Hark the herald angels sing“Glory to the newborn King!Peace on earth and mercy mildGod and sinners reconciled”Joyful, all
I stopped in at Palmer Home Thrift Store the other day and just happened to walk by the Christmas item table. Heh. That looks like the real thing. Indeed. I figured I could spare $0.50– that’s fifty cents– for a piece of Spode. I found a couple of other $0.50 items– crappy old books– and proceeded
“The Sistine Madonna” Rafael (1512-14) [click to enlarge] This art stuff is awfully complicated for a little country mouse such as myself. Seems everyone has an opinion about how to interpret this painting. At what, for example, is the guy on the left pointing? Why does the Christ Child appear to shrink back– be afraid?
Nooks Crannies Obscure corners More nooks More crannies “Checked out by… ” (In my spare time I run a library.) More obscure corners Even more! Some folks could learn a thing or two from Daughter C’s attention to nooks, crannies, and obscure corners.
We like nice things here at the Farm. We appreciate the aesthetically pleasing, especially at Christmastime. And this, my Dear Friends, is not among the nice, aesthetically pleasing, things. Don’t worry. I’m not going to talk about youknowwhat. This isn’t a political blog. Let us begin by considering the green. I like forest green. But