Tuesday, December 10
It is still very cold here and we got another l inch of snow last night. We are north of I—44 and were in the lighter snowfall zone.
I should have milked but DH talked me into waiting until tomorrow when it will be slightly warmer.
He didn't have to talk too hard.....
I was not happy with my last recipe of oatmeal bread so tried a 7-grain recipe that I found online. I didn't do a King Arthur because their recipes always call for several of their products that I don't keep on hand. This bread is a winner; it is almost too soft and is hard to slice. Of course I made several changes to the recipe which might have given me the softness but that is never a bad thing for us. DH likes his bendable!
I also boiled down the turkey carcass with celery, a couple of carrots and a few black pepper corns and ended up with a quart of thick stock and about 2 cups of shredded turkey meat. I want to try (again) egg noodles. I have never been happy with mine.
Wednesday, December 11
Another cold morning, 10°. No melting yet but the roads seem to be clear and the school bus was running.
I milked this morning. I just took l gallon. I think her babies need a warm breakfast.
We were going to do errands but after DH did the feeding chores, he was tired so we put it off another day.
I finally made a successful batch of egg noodles. At least I was happy with them. I used the recipes in my Joy of Cooking book but used the food processor. I rolled them very, very thin and used my pizza cutting wheel. I cooked half in the turkey broth then lifted them and let them drain. The last half I cooked in the remaining broth with the cup of turkey bits and pieces. We had that for lunch.
with the remaining half I made a small amount of fettuccine
Alfredo substituting whole milk in place of cream and it worked perfectly well. I thought it was very tasty....it will be another meal. (Actually, it was my evening meal; DH had a bowl of cereal).
Tonight will be another near zero night. This is extreme cold and very early in the season.....not liking it at all!
No milking this morning. We decided to run errands which we cut short because we were both ready to stop after Walmart! We did return library books but skipped our local market that butter on sale.
Friday December 13
Another winter storm is on us. This is freezing precipitation which can get critical in this part of the country.
The temperature is hovering just around freezing so nothing is accumulating so far.....but wait until the evening when the temps drop!
I milked this morning and DH called from the barn and told me to put Trax on my boots; it was treacherous on the barn lot which is concrete. It was colder then and the light rain was freezing.
Jewel still hasn't calved; she has me wondering if I am a month off....time will tell.
I came in a made peanut butter cookies for DH and am pretty much done for the day.
Note: New header picture I took when the snow first fell; it looks the same today except the sky is a dreary gray. It isn't winter yet but it sure looks and feels like it. All area schools are canceled in anticipation of freezing rain later today.