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Jan 13, 2013

Crustless Cranberry Pie, Ski Country Soup, Cutie Pies Book, Chickens in Snow


Crustless Cranberry Pie-
I had some cranberries leftover from the holidays, that were still in good shape. So I made this, it's nice and tart! Crustless Cranberry Pie I added a little cinnamon, nutmeg and orange extract, 1/4 cup currants, and no nuts.


Ski Country Soup-
With the cold weather (5 degrees this morning) and Dave getting a bit of a bug, I decided to try this for dinner- Kit's Ski Country Vegetable Soup. I served it with some Beer Bread. Good combo! I used "shredded beef", very much like a coarse grind beef, nice and chunky. I used beef broth (organic and low sodium) and added thyme, garlic powder, some Worcestershire and a bay leaf.


Cutie Pies Book-
After reading the reviews on the hand held pies book, I decided to get this one instead: Cutie Pies- 40 Sweet, Savory & Adorable Recipes Lots of great ideas, and some are made in small canning jars! Nice for 2 people too.



Chickens in The Snow-
What do you do when your chickens won't come out to stretch their legs in the snow? Get some scrap cardboard! I put out some snacks and the girls figured it out!

Stop reading and play with me!!!

Tired of your light fixture? Flip it upside down! We did, I like it much better-

The bulbs used to face down...

Squirrel getting a warm-up break in the sun






8 comments:

Kristina said...

I just flipped some lights like that in my bathroom. Only they were up, and now they are down. The food looks great.

Candy C. said...

All your food looks yummy! We have been eating lots of soup and chili recently too. I never thought about turning a light fixture upside down, what a cool idea! Let us know how you like the cookbook. :)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I guess they don't like cold feet. They seem happy on your card board though. We actually had ice this morning which they say has not happened in 25 years. Cold for us.

Susan said...

I am going to HAVE to try that pie! And I like your tweaks to the soup! That is the great thing about soup - you can use whatever you have and it's (almost) never bad! What a brilliant idea with the light fixture! Anya is so adorable - how can you NOT stop and play with her?

nancy said...

Thanks all!

Leigh said...

What a great idea about the cardboard for the chickens. They look very pleased with it! Right now we have mud, mud, and more mud. Actually wouldn't mind some snow for a change.

Margo said...

ooooh, thanks for the link to the pie recipe. Maybe you saw my own failed cranberry cobbler on my blog? I want to try this instead.

And I'm going to look for Cutie Pies - never enough pie, in my opinion!

nancy said...

Thanks, I'm trying some small pies soon!

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