Monday, September 24, 2012

Its Turkey Time!

What a whopping weekend! With some wonderful friends help we cranked out 18 turkeys all together over the past 3 days... The biggest weighing in at a crazy 31 pounds!
Talk about having a bit of stiff neck syndrome...time for the hot tub!  This guy didnt even fit half in the sink..
Here is us taking the feathers off

A beautiful clean Tom awaiting his wrapping

The size of these guys just blows my mind!

Hi Five Buddy!

All pretty and looking more & more like Thanksgiving supper.

Time for a well needed rest!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Big Batch Breakfast Muffins On The Cheap

In all my pinterest ponderings, I came across a wonderful Blog full of canning & frugal food ideas.
I decided to try out the "McMuffins" because to buy in town they are like 3$ each! I made 25 for the price of 4 from McDonalds! They were wonderful....
Here is my version, tweaked slightly:

First you crack 2 dozen farm eggs into a bowl, add a 1/2 cup of milk, salt & pepper. Pour into a greased cassarole dish & bake for about 15-20 minutes. While thats baking, in a mixing bowl, make small patties from 2 pounds of pork sausage, seasoned to your preference. I used msg free seasonings, and a bit of breadcrumbs,an egg, and it tasted great! Bake on cookie sheet for 1/2 hour aprox or until golden.

Start toasting your english muffins...I had bought  a bag of 24 from Costco for 3.99.
Butter them as they come out of the toaster.

When the egg is cooked, slice into squares, and make 24 , so you have one peice for each muffin.
Start layering the cheese,sausage, and egg. This actually goes really quick with a toaster over, I can fit 5 open(10) pieces of bread in there!
I wrapped mine tightly with plastic wrap, and then put 6-8 in a ziplock bag & into the freezer they went.  So thats it for my version! When your ready to eat them , take them out the night before & place into the fridge. The next morning put them in your oven, or toaster over is my preffered way, and bake at 375 for 12 minutes, or until heated through. Here is where I was inspired to try them:
Thank you for the amazing recipe, and try to eat one before they get frozen while they are hot...mmmmmmm
Then some canning began, I have major catch up to do!
Garlic & Mushroom Spagetti sauce.
Canned rhubarb pie filling.

It has now begun to frost, so out came the rest of the potatoes & squash out of the garden. The beets are still ok out there for now!

Enjoy your last days of summer..


Friday, September 21, 2012

Summer Fair

This summer has been one of the most beautiful hot summers we have had in many years. Some highlights of of summer are the summer fair, canning, hanging out with family, and some wonderful fishing trips. Everything I had planned came crashing down, when i had to have emergency surgury on my back, but Im feeling better now & cant wait for what fall & winter have in store! Here are some of our local country fair pics......the kids had a blast!!


It was a real highlight of the summer!