Thursday, April 29, 2010

Busy days on the farm.................

Spring has finally come to the farm
{though I heard that rain is moving in
and that rain my change to SNOW}

The trees are budding...
my nose tells me so as it is
getting very sniffly! 



Long, busy days are ahead
as my Farmer heads out to the
the field.  He is fertilizing the
fields right now.  We spread
urea in our fields.  Here he
is filling the Terra-Gator with
fertilizer.

I am sorry I missed my weekly
recipe post for Weight Watcher
Wednesday...but I just could not
find the time!

Tell me what is going on in
your neck of the woods.

Thanks for stoppping by!

Farmchick :)

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

If you are like me and you have a few packages of rhubarb left that you would like to get rid of before the new crop comes in MAKE THIS CAKE!!  It is so easy and really, really good!

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake
1 (18.25 ounce) package moist yellow cake mix
2 cups diced rhubarb
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1/2 pint whipping cream
Directions
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Prepare cake mix according to the package directions. Pour batter into prepared pan.
2.In a medium bowl, mix together the rhubarb and sugar. Spoon the rhubarb mixture over the cake batter. Drizzle the whipping cream over the top of the rhubarb.
3.Bake 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cake cool completely before turning it out onto a serving dish.

Hope you enjoy it.  Oh and I always refrigerate any leftovers.  {if there are any}  :)

Hope your weekend is enjoyable.  As always leave me a comment!

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

~Tortellini Chicken Soup~

Simple, Easy and Yummy!!


That's the best way to describe this soup!



TORTELLINI CHICKEN SOUP



9 oz. package cheese tortellini, uncooked

1 pound skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced

46 oz. can of fat free chicken broth

1 cup carrots, peeled and diced

1 cup onion, peeled and diced

1 cup celery, chopped

1/2 teaspoon thyme

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 bay leaf



Combine all ingredients in a pot.

Bring to a boil over meduim heat.

Reduce heat and simmer until tortellini is tender.

{Do not boil too hard!!}

Discard bay leaf.



Serve with a nice lettuce salad

and garlic toast or breadsticks!

6 servings---5 points per serving





TORTELLINI CHICKEN SOUP

that's what's for supper in

FARMCHICK'S KITCHEN

tonight!!



Thanks for stopping in...sorry I have

not been able to do much visiting lately.

I will be checking in on you all soon.


Make sure you leave me a comment

and say HELLO! :)

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Splish~Splash!!!

Nothing like a dip in the pond


to refresh you on a warm


SPRING day!






Stop in on Wednesday


and check out a new


recipe! :)



Oh and I am going to be

having a giveaway soon!

So make sure you are checking

back and please leave

me a comment so I can

return the visit! Thanks all!

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

WWW...and it's Oh SO simple! :)

Well folks...it's that time of the week again.
Time to check out a recipe that is relatively
healthy and low calorie too! :)

I think what many of you may like about
this sweet treat is the fact that
NO cooking is required! It's a fast
fix for a sweet tooth! :) You won't
rack up a lot of calories with it either!

Sound good to you? Let's get on
with it shall we??


Farmchick's Faux Ice Cream Sandwiches

2 chocolate graham crackers (the whole thing)
2 tablespoons Fat Free Cool Whip

{as you see I didn't have chocolate graham

crackers....so I used the cinnamon--still good--

but I like the chocolate best! Use your fav!


Spread the Cool Whip in between the crackers.
Put in freezer until frozen.

EAT!!!!

It's only 2 points for the whole thing!

YUM-O!



Farmchick's Faux Ice Cream Sandwiches...

that's what is for snack in

Farmchick's Kitchen

tonight!

Thanks for stopping by and as always....
Please leave me a message--
I just LOVE hearing from you!
{don't mind my spacing...blogger is giving me problems}

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April showers ........



Hi everyone....sorry my posts have been kinda slow lately.

It just started drying up here at the farm BUT last night

we had a huge thunderstorm with lots of wind and hail!

Yeah....it woke me up and I could not get back to sleep. ;)


Even with all the snow we had this winter the rain was welcome.

Everything needed a good washing off. I think that now once

the sun comes out the grass will really start to green up. Today

it is still very cloudy and windy and they are forecasting more

severe weather. I am really hoping for some nice warm sun...but

as my Dad always told me...."Good things come to those who wait" ;)



Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for a yummy lower calorie treat.



Thanks for stopping by and please leave me a comment....this farmgirl

just loves reading all your comments!

Farmchick

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

WWW :) Tangy Chicken and Shrimp Kabobs




Chicken Tenderloins cut in chunks
Shrimp peeled and deviened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup bottled Italian dressing (I used fat free)
2 teaspoons thyme
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon honey


Thread meat onto kabob sticks.

Sprinkle chicken and shrimp with salt and pepper. Thread on kabob sticks. You could alternate and also use peppers and onions but I chose to put just one type of meat on each stick. I served this with a side or rice and nice fresh spinach salad.

Heat grill. Baste chicken and shrimp with dressing mixture. Continue basting until juices run clear. Add the shrimp last and make sure to baste them also. Cook until opaque.


SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good and for those of you who don't like shrimp...JUST EAT THE CHICKEN! ;)

1 point for every 2 oz. of shrimp
1 point for every 1 oz. of chicken



Have a great evening and don't forget to let me know you were here.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Ukrainian Easter Bread Braid

If you have been reading my blog for awhile now then you probably know that I am Ukrainian. Today, I baked Ukrainian Easter Bread. This is not quite the way my Grandma's made it but close. On Easter I am going to have my Grandma tell me her recipe and then next year I think I will make it. If you like a lightly sweet bread you will like this...my husband loves it!
Ukrainian Easter Bread Braid

1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup golden raisins

GARNISH:
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
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If you like a glaze on your sweet bread you can mix up some cream cheese, powdered sugar and a bit of orange juice. :)

Directions
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, sugar, butter, eggs, salt and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. {yes I used my kitchen aid} Stir in raisins.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. {again, I used my kitchen aid ;) }
Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough into six portions. Shape each into a 12-in. rope. Place three ropes on a greased baking sheet and braid; pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Repeat with remaining ropes. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Brush with egg; sprinkle with almonds. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.


God sent His Son,
They called him Jesus.
He came to love, heal, and forgive.
He lived and died
To buy my pardon.
An empty tomb is there to prove my Savior lives!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow;
Because He lives, all fear is gone.
Because I KNOW He holds the future
My life is worth the living
Just because... HE LIVES!!!

by Gloria & William Gaither

Happy Easter
to you and yours.

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