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Nov 5, 2011

It Snowed, Beer Bread and Pie!



It Snowed!- We had rain/snow mixed yesterday afternoon, wind and cold. It started snowing and sticking about 11 p.m., but then it cleared and stopped. Photo above.

Here it is this morning, under the cold sun. We hadn't taken down our Halloween goodies yet...

Sun Room- We finished up the "sun room", door's on, pine shavings, and 2 mini bales I got at a yard sale for $2.00! Warm and weather proof. The door on the far right slides open for days like today, sunny, clear and cold. Girls can go into the fenced garden, now put to sleep. Looks sad with the veggies gone, sigh...

Ellie's inside resting in the spare bedroom, finally drank some Gatorade and seems to be perking up!

Beer Bread- I bought some beer last week to keep on hand for beer bread. Hubby drinks it rarely and I just don't like it. Except in bread! I did buy Fat Tire, as I knew he'd have at least one with it sitting there. I love beer bread it in the winter- fast, easy and great loaded with herbs, especially with a hearty soup. That's the menu for tonite- sausage/veggie soup with homemade bread.

I googled "herb beer bread recipe" and found this on a farm girl's blog! Farmgirlfare.com Easy Beer Bread
I'm going to try a variation of her W.W. bread, a cross between the "easy" and W.W. I followed the W.W., but added 2 TB dried chives, 1 tsp. dried celery seed, 2 tsp. dried dill, 1 cup regular tillamook (my fave) cheddar cheese. I did have to add a little more beer, since it was a pretty heavy batter. I sprinkled the top with sea salt. Looks good in the pan! 


For Dessert- I thawed 2 qt. bags of my homegrown, organic nectarines for a pie. My freezer was jammed! We're thinking of looking for a small freezer next summer for the garage, for all the home produce, etc. I'm never very good with lattice, and at the end of the day, my little heart-shaped cookie cutter worked fine. Here's the end result!



2 comments:

Candy C. said...

We had cold rain and sleet here early Saturday morning, brrr!
I love making beer bread too! I have posted a couple of recipes on my blog using my Baking Mix. The Onion Caraway Rye Beer Bread was inspired by Farmgirl Susan at Farmgirl Fare! :) I follow her blog and have gotten many nice recipes, plus the sheep, donkeys and dogs are just too cute! Glad your chickie girl seems to be doing better!

nancypo said...

Thanks, and Ellie is MUCH better, worming did the trick and high calorie paste...

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