Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hi everyone. I am so sorry I didn't get that recipe out yesterday like I had originally intended to do! I just simply ran out of time and today isn't looking any better!

Our children have a piano competition in town this morning and then we have lots of things to do around the farm. I will probably get the recipe posted at the beginning of the week.

Isn't this little calf just a cutie? Can anybody out there come up with a cute name to match? Let me know your ideas!

Thanks for stopping by......I hope you come back soon!



Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It just goes to show................

that it doesn't matter what the calendar says!
We can still have a big snow storm on
March 24th!!! One that drops 8 more inches
of snow into our muddy, melty farm yard.

Many of you have asked about "the chair"
Well, here it is. Before Tuesday, the snow

had melted down so that the seat

was exposed--not anymore!!

I hope you are having

beautiful spring weather!

I know I'm not!

Tune in Friday for a

wonderful new recipe!



Thursday, March 19, 2009

A recipe just for you!

Hello everyone!

As promised,here is a really easy
meal to make on a night that
you are pressed for time! I know
as a Mom I have a lot of nights
like that! I bet you do too!

EZ Lasagna Toss

1 pound extra lean ground beef
1 small onion
3 cloves garlic (minced)
2 - 8 oz cans of mushrooms
1 jar (26 oz) spaghetti sauce
1 2/3 cup water
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup Fat Free Zesty Italian dressing
12 oven ready lasagna noodles (broken into quarters)
1 cup Mozzarella cheese
Brown meat, onion, garlic in a large pan.
Stir in spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, dressing and water;
bring to a boil. Add noodles; stir and cover.
Cook on medium-low heat 10-15 minutes until noodles
are tender--stir occasionally. Remove from heat.
Sprinkle with cheese-cover.
Let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serve and enjoy with a nice green salad!

EZ Lasagna Toss

It's what's for supper
Farmchick's Kitchen!!!

Have a super night and thanks
for stopping by. I love
hearing from you.



Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tis the season for MUD!

It's no secret....
I have spring fever....
what I didn't tell you
is that I want to have
spring without the
muddy mess that comes
with spring here on
the farm!!

I have MUD in my garage &
MUD all the way up the stairs
that go into my MUD room.

Now, the rest of my family
nearly state that it is
in fact a mud room....
so I guess it's okay to
have muddy footprints and
big chunks of mud
hanging out on the floor!

I shouldn't complain, I know.
The temps have been warm.
The piles of snow are melting.
(making sloppier mud)

This is my spring...
I should be used to it by now!

Hope your spring
is mud free!
Is it??? Let me know!

Tune in Thursday
for a new recipe!!


Monday, March 9, 2009

♥ WHEN will I wake up to birds tweeting outside my window?

♥ WHEN will all the snow melt?

♥ WHEN can I plant my garden?

♥ WHEN will we be in the field planting our crops?

♥ WHEN can I sit on the deck and feel the warm sun on my face?

♥ WHEN can our children run around outside in the fresh air--WITHOUT being bundled up?

In other words.............


What's the weather like where you live??



Tuesday, March 3, 2009

FINALLY the recipe many of you have asked me for! Ukrainian Perizhky!!

First of all I want to thank all of you for your sweet words and thoughts about my sweet Kricket. I still miss her every minute but I know she lived a very happy life. So, thank you all so much.....your kind words really helped!

As I stated before I had many people email me requesting the recipe. Well here it is!

Piroshki Dough

1/4 cup warm water

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon yeast


2 cups warm water

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup oil

1/8 cup sugar

1/2 tablespoon salt

6 cups flour


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water--proof for 10 minutes.


Next, mix water, egg, butter, oil.

Stir in the yeast mixture and half of the flour.

I do this in my Kitchen Aid with the dough hook.

Keep adding the rest of the flour until the dough

leaves the sides of the bowl.

Knead until smooth and elastic.


Put dough in large bowl.

(this enamal ware bowl is my Grandma's old bowl) ♥♥♥♥♥

Allow to rise until doubled!!


Pinch off dough...whatever size you like.


Flatten the dough into a circle on a cutting board.


Add filling, fold dough in half over filling-

pinch the edges tightly to seal.

You can leave it like this or you can fold the corners under to make sure

that they stay closed! ♥♥♥♥♥

Place pinched side down on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise.

Bake until golden--15-20 minutes!

Now for the fillings.

You can brown hamburger, onion, salt and pepper--sometimes I also add some cream of mushroom soup to that for moisture.


You can also do the hamburger, onion, salt, pepper and sauerkraut.


Slice apples just like you would for apple pie. Add some lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon.

That's it!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments too! If

you have any questions just leave them in the comment section.

Have a great day!!


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