Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Chilly start to the month

Brr, it is getting cold outside.  I probably wouldn't think about it so much except I get home from work about 6pm and it's dark out.  Then I have to go in, feed the Beagle and change into my outdoor muddy chicken clothes.  I got some new Bogs that I love and they keep my feet warm and dry.  Anyways, back to chicken chores.  I have the new chicks separated from the old chicks while they're adjusting to each other and establishing the pecking order.  So I go outside and let them all run around if there's still daylight, fill the two feeders, fill the two frozen waterers, gather the eggs and kick a couple broody's out of the nesting box, put more shavings down and secure everything back up.  It will be good after this weekend, when I can hopefully get the heated waterer plugged in and make all the chicks live together in sweet peaceful harmony.  I do love having them and getting fresh eggs any day I want.  But tonight I made chili and cornbread which is such a wonderful winter comfort food.  Now to work on some sewing for my Etsy shop and for the Christmas Sale at the Jones Greenhouse.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Corn Chowder from the Pioneer Woman!

I love this time of year.  The leaves are changing, the days are cooler and that's when I bake more and make hearty soups.  Like last night, I tried a new recipe from Pioneer Woman.  Just love her show and cookbooks!  Anyways, I made the corn chowder from her cookbook.  It was delicious.  Here's the link if you want to try it!
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/10/corn-chowder-with-chilies/

The chilies and chipolte peppers make it pretty spicy so remember that if you want to tone it down some.  I'm a wimp with peppers so I cut back on the peppers.

Next This weekend is the Christmas Gift and Hobby Show at the Indiana State Fair so we're going there on Saturday.  Should be a great day and hopefully I'll find some new gifts or ideas to spark my creativity.