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Month: April 2007 (page 1 of 3)

Old Falling Apart Homestead


Old Falling Apart Homestead
Originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.

donkeys


donkeys
Originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.

As I drove around today

Donkey amd mimi horse


Donkey amd mimi horse
Originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.

As I drove around today

One Big Wild Hog

I have seen many a wild hog but that this one is huge.

Cinnamon Pull Apart

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Cinnamon Pull Apart, originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.

Very Easy for a Weekend Brunch.

2/3 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans)
2/3 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla flavor
2 cans refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing

Heat oven to 350 F . Get a fluted tube pan greased or sprayed with a baker spray.

In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients except the cinnamon rolls and icing.

Take the rolls out of the can and cut into quarters
Coat the roll with the mixture. Spoon mixture into pan.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool ten minutes, and then turn into serving plate. Spread with icing, serve warm.

Savage Chickens: Monkey Business Cartoon

Savage Chickens: Monkey Business Cartoon

hahaha I think my chickens would be right over. That pile would be scratch paradise.

Tulip


Tulip
Originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.

This is one of my favorites I grow in my garden.

Grilled Vegetable Focaccia

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Grilled Vegetable Focaccia, originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.

Focaccia is a good first bread to make because it is very easy. I baked up a loaf for the sandwich pictured or you can make any type of sandwich with it. You can also brush with olive oil and bake on low oven until crispy for crakers or croûtons. Havarti melts nicely and add a wonderful creaminess to this grilled sandwich. I used a vegetable Havarti in this sandwich.

Focaccia

7 tablespoons olive oil
3 packets (1/4 oz) active dry yeast
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 cup[s warm water
6 cups white bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoons kosher salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

1.Lightly oil a baking sheet with 2 teaspoon olive oil

2.Combine the water sugar, and yeast with 4 tablespoon of olive oil in mix with a dough hook until foamy.

3.Add the four and regular salt and mix on low speed until the dough come together and forms a ball.

4.Increase speed to to medium and mix on low speed until the dough comes together.

5. Coat a large mixing bowl with 1 teaspoon olive oil. transfer dough to the bowl and continue mixing on low speed until smooth and elastic.

7.Position rack in center of oven and preheat the oven to 450F.

8. Cover with plastic wrap, put in a warm, dry area and let rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

9. Use fingertips to form dimples and 3-inch spaces. Sprinkle with the kosher salt and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil.

10. Bake until golden about 25 to 30 minutes

Grilled Vegetabel Focaccia

Mayonnaise Spread

1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon shopped chives
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon mustard
1 cove garlic, chopped

Sandwich

1 package (6 oz) portabella mushroom caps
1 small red bell peppers, quartered
1 small yellow bell pepper, quartered
1 small green pepper, quartered
2 slices red onion
Cooking spray
1 foraccia bread
1 large tomato, sliced
4 oz Havarti cheese, sliced

Heat Grill. Mix spread and refrigerate.

Spray mushrooms, peppers and onions with cooking spray. Grill over medium heat. Cover grill and cook 7 to 10 minutes until the are crisp tender. Remove from grill

Cut bread in half to form to rounds Spread mayonnaise on bottom.

Slice mushroom, arrange over mayonnaise spread, Cut peppers into thin strips, layer over mushrooms. Place onion s over peppers. Top with tomato slice and cheese slices. Cover with top of focaccia.

Wrap sandwich in foil, place on grill. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted .

Menu for This week 22 April

I tend to make a simple plan that can be changed and many times it does and I decide to make something else since I have a pantry with many other ingredients. I get some food from Prairie Land Food and it is noted in the list.

The Plan

1.
Melted Cheese Casserole With Mexican Sausage and Roasted Chile

2.
Ham
Creamy cheesy Potatoes
Salad

3.
Grilled Veg Focaccia

4.
Spinach Salad
Tortellini in Brodo

5.
Veggie Lasagna

6.
Taco Salad

7.
Ham & Cheese Omelet Bake

Shopping List

Vegetables

broccoli
carrots
yellow squash
zucchini
iceberg lettuce
red onions
6 oz portalla mushrooms
4 problano chilies
mushrooms
Spinach
potaotes (Using Prairie Land Food)

Chicken broth
1 cream of mushroom soup
1 jar mushrooms
tomato paste

1 pound ground beef/turkey/chicken
salsa
2 (28 oz) whole peeled canned tomatoes
Tortellini (I have already from Prairie Land Food)
Bacon ( Using Prairie Land Food)
1/2 cup Mexican Sausage ( I have frozen I made from ground turkey)

milk
2 lbs cheddar cheese
2 (16 oz) sour cream
margarine
1 cups swiss cheese
4 oz. Havarti cheese
2 (15 oz) ricotta
1 1/4 oz mozzarella cheese

corn tortillas
lasagna noodles
Focaccia ( make or purchase)

1 bag (34 oz) cheese sauce with broccoli
2 cans (12.4 oz) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
Frozen broccoli
1 can grand Biscuits (10 oz)

coffee
foil
napkins
paper towels

Beef-cabbage Loaf (Lihakaalilaatikko)

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This is a quick Finnish casserole for when you are short on time. It has the same flavors as cabbage rolls but can be made in twenty minutes for less.

6 servings

1 medium head cabbage, coarsely shredded (8 cups)
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound ground beef
1 cups soft bread crumbs (about 1 1/2 slices)
1/2 cup milk
1 small onion
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves

Heat the cabbage, water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until cabbage is wilted, about 5 minutes, drain. Mix remaining ingredients.

Place half the cabbage in ungreased 2-quart casserole. Spread beef mixture over cabbage; top with remaining cabbage. Cover and cook in 350 F oven until done, 55 to 60 minutes. Serve with cranberry sauce and creamed potatoes, if desired.

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