Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Day 2 of Thanksgiving!!

Its getting closer!! Oh I can not wait to get to the farm, the smell of pumpkin pie baking in the farmhouse is the most AMAZING smell in the world!! Here is something funny I found at work ;)

I feel hopeless these days, no energy, no motivation.... but hopefully that changes after the long weekend!! I hope that the time at home will give me the break I have been really needing. When I get back to school on Monday, I will only have 3 more weeks of class for the semester and then its Christmas!! YAY!!

Here is what I have been working with for dinner these days - chicken, mushrooms, and zucchini with some shredded cheese :) YUMMM
I was able to roast my sugar pumpkins... so look tomorrow for the recipe -  "dairy free/gluten free pumpkin pie"!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Day 1 of Thanksgiving Week!!

Hey Everyone!!

I am so excited that Thanksgiving is only 3 days away!! I love the baking, cooking, the smells, and the company. We will have the farmhouse full this year as there will be 20 of us cramed in. Having a big family is great... except when it comes to a holiday meal. We will have enough room though, thankfully there are a bunch of small kids so they don't take up much room!

This year we will be celebrating on Friday afternoon, as most of my brothers go to their in-laws on Thanksgiving day. I will be at my boyfriends house for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Their family is very health concious and I was asked to bring a gluten-free, dairy-free... and if possible a sugar-free pumpkin pie. This is the main challenge for the week... trying to figure out how to make pumpkin pie with no gluten, no dairy, and no sugar..... CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!! I have some ideas, but will be posting final results later in the week so stay tuned!!

I have been loving the weather, hopefully it stays nice so we can let the kids play outside after Thanksgiving dinner!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fall Happenings!!

Hello Everyone!!

Hope you all are enjoying the wonderful fall weather!! I love this time of year, the white stuff (snow) can wait to make an appearance for a few weeks yet. I love this weather for cleaning and getting things organized. The house isn't too hot, I can burn candles and the smell of cinnamon is always around! I have been trying to slowly get my parents house ready for the holidays by cleaning and fixing on the weekends... this weekend is busy with craft fairs and shopping for Thanksgiving so I really hope I can get the house cleaned in time for Thanksgiving dinner on Friday!

The past 2 weekends I was deer hunting with my dad and my brothers, this was my 9th year of hunting and as always, I loved every moment in the woods! This is the only time I ever really have one-on-one contact with my brothers or my dad. I usually do all my communicating with the females in the family. Here is a pic of the Buck my boyfriend shot! It was his second year hunting and this is his first deer!!

I have been helping with fixing tractors and washing since harvest got done so early, we have time to get everything put away properly.. for once!! I have been able to learn how to drive almost everything on the farm, but this is my favorite - a little ford tractor!!
 I will be posting as much as possible the next few weeks, I have lots of recipes and workouts that I have finally perfected or figured out to share with you all!!