Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New Grandgirl, Garden, Recipes

 Tuesday 23 May it snowed on us and that night we were 27 degrees. The covered tomatoes froze :(.

 As of May 25 we have a new grandgirl, 1 and 1/2 months early 3 lbs 10 oz. Xoie. Daughter in law had a lot of problems and the baby needed to be taken.  Both are doing well.

We are STILL putting the garden in, we spent Memorial morning pressure washing my mom's home to get ready to paint later in the week.

We came home and tried to work in the garden and managed to get 2 more rows planted and Dave dug and laid more wire and tires.  The the sky opened up and we went in for a while and later we went back out as it slowed down and worked some more and after 30 minutes it started to pour on us so we finished what we were doing and came in soaked but with more done. 


Buttermilk Biscuits KFC Copycat
             2 cups all-purpose flour (I like unbleached)
6 Tablespoons butter or lard
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon baking powder
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Cut in the butter or lard until it is of a coarse texture. Add the buttermilk and knead gently but thoroughly.  The dough should be soft but not sticky: if it still sticky add a little more flour. Knead this 1 minute, then wrap in foil or wax paper and refrigerate about 20 minutes.
Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thick on a lightly floured surface and cut with a biscuit cutter or small glass (edge coated with flour). Put biscuits on your baking sheet and bake them until golden brown, 10-12 minutes.

Apple Marmalade
Makes 3 pints
6 cups apples peeled cored and sliced apples
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
 package fruit pectin
4 cups white sugar
1 lemon, sliced thin, remove seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
In a large stainless or enamel stock pot combine the apples, water and lemon juice. Cover and boil this gently for 15 minutes, stirring a few times to prevent it from sticking. Stir in your fruit pectin. Bring this to a full boil, stirring constantly. Add sugar, lemon slices and cinnamon. Return it to a full boil and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove it from the heat and ladle into clean hot jars, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch head space. Process in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes at altitudes up to 1000 feet. Please adjust your times for higher altitudes.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry about your tomatoes. We actually had 2" of snow here in Mo at the first of the month. First time in 70 years....
    Congratulations, Gramma!
    You guys are always so busy. We stay busy but it is because it takes us so long to get things done. lol


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