Monday, July 28, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Last night I cooked supper at my parents’ house (recipe coming soon). And we got Charlot’s show gilts out for a stroll. Minnie did awesome and so did Daisy. You guys haven’t gotten the chance to meet Daisy yet! Well here she is! A lovely Berkshire beauty with personality for miles, she enjoys walking, eating, and sleeping. She has also developed a love for the occasional marshmallow. She and Charlot and going to make their showing debut next weekend at a local pee-wee show, just a little trial run before the big game of the state fair!
I also got a chance to finally snap some pictures of these little cuties. They were born last week and have stolen my heart, well at least until the next litter is born. They are so much fun and so so loveable. Momma seems pretty smitten by them as well!
Lastly I may get some comments on this last statement but hey it’s my thoughts! So I have never been a huge fan of the whole belly shot movement. Some of my friends have done them and they look amazing but me I would end up on one of those most awkward photo lists. I have one picture of myself very prego and I am glad I had the hubs catch that shot, but beyond that I am good! Well last evening I was summoned by the hubs to get my camera and this is the result!
Isn’t she a beaut! Maybe I don’t mind the belly shot after all, as long as it isn’t me!
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Sorry the pictures in the post are a bit dark it was close to dusk when I got there to pick the little one up!
|Savage beast tried to approach my car as I was recovering my child!|
|Happy as a lark didn't want to leave the tractor|
|Checking out her hardwork.|
|More characters trying to approach as I was leaving!!!|
Monday, July 14, 2014
Give this recipe and try I am sure it will become one of your summer faves. I am thinking about making these again this week and switching up the fillings, stay tuned for that! Thank you again to Cheri for opening my eyes to this simple supper.
|Here are my beautiful boats pre-roast|
|Stuffed with cheese added on top.|
3-4 zucchini or yellow summer squash
1 lb pork sausage
1 box of stuffing (prepared)
6-8 slices of cheese (I prefer provolone)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 375. Cut your squash in half length wise and scrape out the center creating a vessel for your stuffing. Place squash on a foil lined pan cut side up and drizzle with EVOO and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes depending on the size of your squash. In the meantime brown your sausage and prepare the stuffing according to the package directions, or you could make your own but I took the easy way out! Once the squash is nice and tender remove from oven and lower oven temp to 350. Fill squash with sausage then cover with stuffing. Drizzle the tops with a bit more EVOO and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, just make sure the filling has gotten good and hot. In the last two minutes top each squash with a slice of the cheese. Allow cheese to melt and brown slightly. Last step ENJOY!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
|Got to love this view!!!|
I feel I have not been a great blogger this past week. Ok so I am not sure I am ever a great blogger but I feel I have neglected it. I also feel that my few faithful readers deserve some explanation. During the time from late June through mid-to late July I work each and every day. Yes seven count them seven days per week in a corn field. Nope it isn’t a ton of fun but it is a part of the job and I know that each year it will be the same. This is our peak pollinating time and we have roughly 150 high school kiddos at our research center each day that need my attention (plus the attention of everyone who works here).
I will say the kids help make it a lot more fun and when we get views of the crop dusters like these that is pretty awesome as well. I do promise to be better and I am actually cooking a recipe tonight so there will be a homemade meal on the table tonight, family get excited!!!