Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happy Birthday to the Hubs...


Happy Birthday Hubs!!! I know how much you love to be featured on my blog!!! Hello honey!!! On this day you were born I can only be thankful, because if this day didn't happen I am not certain where I would be. I say this because you are so much to me!

You are the:
                     rock to my roll
                     peanut butter to my jelly
                     milk to my cookies
                     key to my lock
                     rice to my beans 
                     tooth paste to my tooth brush
                     flip to my flop
                     sweet to my tea 
                     shimmy to my shake (too much no ok!)
                     
and most importantly!!!!

You are the BEST to my FRIEND...I cannot imagine going through this crazy life with anyone other than you! We may not have it all together but together we have it ALL!!!

Happy Birthday I am so glad you joined the thirty world, when I told people that my husband was still in his twenties and I am hum NOT...that were starting to give strange looks! 

             


Friday, May 15, 2015

Cinnamon Roll Bread


Hey there people it is finally FRIDAY!!! Hooray! I hope all of you have awesome weekends planned! Mine is looking a bit busy but busy mean good for business (Tiff’s Treats that is!) If your weekend includes a wonderful breakfast or brunch then this recipe is for you!

Plus an added bonus is…wait for it…this recipe makes a ton of bread! Like six small loafs to be exact! So you will have plenty to eat, plenty to share and some to keep for the coming week! This recipe can be made into large loafs, small loafs or even muffins. However you prefer to eat your cinnamon roll bread this one will work for you!

I made this for the first time last weekend for breakfast at my Momma’s. I wanted something different than banana bread and I didn’t want something as sweet as an actual cinnamon roll. Thus this bread was born. Please try it out on your families and ENJOY!

Cinnamon Roll Bread
1 cup Butter Softened
2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
2 Cups Buttermilk or 2 cups Whole Milk with 2 TBSP Vinegar
4 Cups Flour
2 TSP Baking Soda

Topping:
2/3 cup Sugar
2 TSP Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt

Cream Butter, Sugar and Eggs. Add Milk, Flour, and Baking Soda. Grease your small loaf pans, fill about a 1/3 full with batter, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mix over the top, top with about the same amount of batter and sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar. Using a toothpick swirl the cinnamon/sugar through the batter. Repeat with remaining batter. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes prior to removing from pan. 



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Turkey BLT Wraps...


It is getting to the time of year that a nice light supper or lunch is exactly what I am in the mood for so I am always looking for new ideas. I made this wrap a few nights ago because I wanted a quick supper and I knew it would be delicious for the hubs eaten cold when he finally did come in for the night. It seriously provided me with the bests of a BLT, and adding the cheese made it melty and stick to your ribs. Oh Yum is all I can really say! Plus DO NOT I repeat DO NOT skip the avocado sour cream it brings so much to the party! You would miss it I promise, even if your aren't an avocado fan! 

Turkey BLT Wraps

12 slices of deli Turkey
8 strips of Bacon (cooked)
8 slices of Sharp Cheddar (each cut in half)
Lettuce 
Tomato
Cucumber
4 oz. Sour Cream
1 Avocado Mashed
1 Tsp Lemon Juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
Mission Spinach and Herb Wraps

On a large baking sheet lay out four wraps, top with 2 halves of cheese in the center then 3 three pieces of turkey, then two pieces of bacon, and last 2 more halves of cheese. Place in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for a few minutes less than five. You want to melt the cheese and soften the wrap but not crisp it. While in the oven mix together, sour cream, avocado, lemon and salt and pepper also prepare additional toppings. Once the cheese reaches desired meltyness (that isn't an actual word), remove from oven and smear on the avocado sour cream. Then top with remaining ingredients. As you build this it is important to keep most of the ingredients in the center of the wrap and at least an inch away from the edges, this makes folding easier. Once you have built your desired wrap, fold in the sides and proceed with the tuck and roll method to hold your wrap together! Slice in half and ENJOY! 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Supper Service, The Pioneer Woman, and Hashtags...


The last couple of weeks the hubs has been quite busy, between cows, crops, and the dreaded word for me at least HAY! Charlot and I haven’t gotten to see a whole heck of a lot of him, good weather in the spring causes this. Isn't the saying you gotta make hay while the sun shines? 


Yesterday afternoon the hubs asked me if I could bring supper out tonight, I do this quite often but haven’t been lately because he wasn't really stopping to eat. So of course I said “YES!” I had visions in my head of preparing this amazing meal, packing it perfectly in a pretty picnic basket and delivering it to the field to be eaten on the tailgate. I must make a confession, I LOVE THE PIONEER WOMAN, her blog, her books, her show I LOVE IT ALL!!! So when I deliver supper to the field for him I am always trying to mimic her or the meals I see her deliver on TV. I know it is TV but I just think she is fabulous so I think all her meal deliveries are like that!


Well guess what even in my best attempts to be like the Pioneer Woman last night FAILED! I didn't leave work as early as I had planned, I picked up Charlot who took her sweet time getting her shoes on, I needed to mow the yard before the impending rain(back to that whole make hay while the sun shines thing), I had to water all the flowers, and then needed to change clothes. All this caused the preparing of the said amazing meal to not really begin until nearly six and my kid was telling me she was hungry and wanted to see daddy. In that moment I threw away all hopes channeling my inner Ree, and ordered Pizza Hut. Yes that mother of the year award will be accepted anytime!



We cruised to the Pizza Hut grabbed the pizza and headed to the field, where we were greeted by freshly raked rye hay and bales, a lovely site. I got Charlot all set up on the tailgate with her pizza and then got the remaining pizza out. The smell must have been a strong thing because I swear these two punks came galloping across the field before anyone else could even get a piece of pizza in their mouth. 


They quickly got a lesson in manners from a four year old. “Duke, sit, Gabby, sit…now if you are good I’ll give you a bite, but you can’t bite my fingers.”  I don’t think they are actually listening, just praying that the piece of pizza in her hand falls out.




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All tailgate suppers require a meeting of the minds. Tonight's topic was, deciding if they would bale the remainder of the field. The hubs and my FIL were a little worried it was a bit too wet, too wet hay is a bad bad thing. I'll have to have the hubs actually explain why because I cannot actually explain it correctly.


The final decision after getting the moisture tester, was to continue baling. Which meant family tractor ride selfie! I think Charlot would have stayed in there all night.


I'm pretty sure the hubs wanted to participate in the picture but chose to act like he was actually working! HA! OK he was possibly looking at the monitor.


Yes a job well done a nice even and level bale...man I worked hard to get that made. Those cows had better appreciate that this winter!


It was getting later and we were needing to head home so a quick picture sitting on her hard work.


Hugs from poppy.


And see ya Daddy!!!


Seriously you two I am out of food...and isn't it time for your pre-bedtime nap anyway?

In other news I used a Hash Tag last night! WHAT! I have believed these are for the 30 and under crowd which isn't me! But I threw caution to the wind and posted the first picture with the #supperservice. Watch out I may lose my coolness factor soon.

Signing off...The Hash-tagging, Pioneer Woman Wannabe...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mother's Day Weekend Recap...


I know Mother’s Day is over and I am well aware if I was going to do a recap it probably should have been done yesterday, but hey it’s me and I would not wait to share that salad with you. That means today you get to see all about my weekend, could I have skipped this post and provided more timely information yes, but again it me, I want to document this past weekend for me! 


We started out Saturday morning with breakfast with my parents; my great Aunt who had been here since the bro’s wedding was flying out Saturday. Thus breakfast was needed to see her off; it was awesome to have her here for a visit. I prepared the above bread, delish, recipe coming sometime this week!
After breakfast Charlot and I headed to town to purchase groceries and do a little Mother’s Day shopping for my momma and the Hubs mom. My dad met us at a local nursery to pick something out for my mom. It was so much fun shopping with him; Charlot showed him everything in the place. The pig planter (imagine that a pig?) in the first picture was the gift we decided on, it was from all her kids, grandkid and husband. I think she really liked it; it will make the perfect addition to her front porch. 




Then Saturday evening Charlot was treated to an extra special treat! She got to go on a date with Christopher, RaRa didn’t mind I’m sure. Seriously though the hubs and I were totally not needed, other than to provide her with transportation, guess we better get used to that. She didn’t want to ride in Christopher’s trailer, she said it smelled. 


Then on Sunday it was breakfast prepared by the hubs, and then church before lunch with my momma. I made lunch for all of us, it was really nice to enjoy sometime together. The last several weeks have been very hectic for all of us. Good weather in the spring for farmers=BUSY!!! 


After lunch we went and visited with my MIL for a bit. Then home for the hubs to prepare supper, extra special treat! Or at least I thought that was all we were doing, Charlot had other plans. As soon as we walked in the door she announced that we needed to have a Mother’s Day dance party! I said ok, she brings out all kinds of dress up stuff and announces that she is DJ Doc and she is in the HOUSE!!! Then she dresses me up because I am queen for the day! It was such a special moment; I am so blessed to be her momma.

Even if the crown was cutting of circulation to my head…