Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Snowy Wednesday

This is the picture out my front window this afternoon.Snow,snow and more snow,although they say its suppose to start raining later and rain all day tomorrow.

We went to court today for my grand daughter and daughter, never frown on small Blessing. The judge gave her a continued case until April 7th. Blessing,, no matter how big or small its a Blessing from above. Now Miss Hailey can relax and breath and be a little girl again .

Today Rob couldnt work so he was here to drive which is also a Blessing to me because snow,truck,bad roads lead to me and panic. But all is well, now its time to concentrate back on here and my farming,sewing and baking,crafts. They all have taken second plate to everything else.

In a past post I mention recipes of the day and I have slacked on getting that started so today I believe is a good day to start. Now let me see what did I say Wednesday would feature?????

Wednesday was a MEAT DAY! Whether is how to can,dry,cook,salt, or a recipe based mainly on the meat in the menu.

Today what will it be? Beef,Pork,Chicken,Squirrel,Racoon,Turkey???????

Winner is::::::Pineapple BBQ Lamb Spare Ribs ( in this case country style spare ribs from my pigs)

3lbs spareribs 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 8 oz can crushed pineapple 1 teaspoon salt

1/4 c vinegar 1/8 teaspoon pepper

1/4 c honey 1/4 teaspoon ginger

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

Place spareribs on a rack in a shallow roasting pan> bake at 325' for approximately 1 hour. Drain of drippings Combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour over the ribs and bake 45 mins or until tender baste ribs frequently during baking.

This is what we are having for supper tonight. I am going to boil potatoes and serve broccoli as vegetable. My husband is very much a meat and potatoes guy, Old school.

In my case since I dont have a regular oven right now I have made do with making a oven box on top of my wood stove.

This is when I miss the cook stove being hooked up but theres no room for both and the Fischer heats 100% more than the Glenwood,and since we only use wood to heat with need to do whats best for the house also.I do all my cooking on top of wood stove.

Just made a hot cup of tea as I sit here and ponder what else to write with out boring any one.

Everyone is napping here, I guess its a good day for it. I did hear Rob down stairs splitting my 24" wood. Now thats one heck of a work out. I split wood yesterday by hand and believe I love to split wood Honestly I do. But need to convince him just because the stove can take over 24 inch wood doesnt mean the wood has to be 24 inches long. But I can feel the "burn" in my ribs today I really thought my back would be hurting more. But its fine. We have some Ash out there to cut up now and split.Told Rob if he could split some of what is down stairs the rest could wait til weekend because we are in the mist of a snow storm they say 6-10 inches,yuck, I could see my lawn in spots. Asked him not to plow it because behind this storm is also rain and then if it all melts again and freezes I wont be able to walk out there. I am sure it didnt hurt his feeling not have to cut wood and plow snow, now he is sleeping. Anthony is also sleeping which gives me 2 hands to type with. Nick is watching his tv and eating his lunch.

The weather guys are talking heavy rain and wind coming tonight with possible power outages,can you see the smile? I love power outages, my style of living. Its the only way I can get to live Little House days with out a fight from everyone else. Oh I am sure if Rob could figure a way to have his refrigerator for his cold milk and water didnt run from a well 300+ feet int he ground we would be off the grid. Someday will get it figured out to be.

A few more squares and I will have the lap afghan done, its in browns and tans. Think I am going to make some shawls I love them think they are just so lady like. Will post pictures of them.

Well time to check out some more pioneer sites. A friend of mine Cristy has some great stuff on her Blog,,She finds some excellent stuff so I have to go tag them and join so I can learn some more. I am going to be 50 next month and by the time I am 55 I want to be totally self suffienct and off the grid, thats my goal.