Monday, March 26, 2012

New Project!

My sister-in-law Dusty came down this weekend to visit and shared with me that she had made this project off of Pinterest. She's always so on top of things and doing such cute projects.

I had seen this awhile ago on Pinterest and thought it was cute, but I finally decided to make it today. Now my hubby and I can leave little love notes for each other. I've already started off, so the ball's in his court, we'll see if he catches on or if he thinks it's too mushy, you never know with my farm husband!

The Farmer's Wife

Thursday, March 22, 2012

My Juicing Wonder!

For Christmas last year my parents bought Tom and I this wonderful juicer. My mom showed me how to use it and and we made juice the first week of January. I have grown up juicing with my parents and love it, it's just making the time to work it (I know that sounds like a total excuse).

Last week I watched the movie "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" about these overweight men who decide to juice their diet. I decided that since I'm preggie and want to do the best for my body and baby that I'd whip out this juicer and get to work!

I'm not a huge fan of the taste, so I decided to kick it up a notch, I put half a lemon in the juicer with 4 granny smith apples, and 3 carrots, wow delicious! It tastes like lemonade, I could hardly taste the rest of the goodies, and get this-even Tom seemed to like it! Mission complete! So needless to say I've been making juice for weeks, putting in anything from kale, to celery, to my mushy strawberries!

I'd recommend juicing, it makes me feel like I'm putting such good stuff into my body, and baby seems to like it too!

The Farmer's Wife

Monday, March 19, 2012

St. Pattys Day

I told my husband to smile, and this was his "my mouth is full of food, but here's your smile" smile. Great.

Since my husband looks a little on the Irish side, (I was going for the Notre Dame fighting Irish logo) St. Patty's Day is always a big deal around the house.

Here's his menu for the night:
  • corned beef
  • mashed potatoes
  • stuffed bell peppers
  • biscuits
  • shamrock shakes for dessert

I have to admit, this dinner was pretty good. My secret for the corned beef is having it in the slow cooker all day in Guinness the dark ale with about a half cup of brown sugar sprinkled all over the meat, so good!

I told Tom to savor this St. Patty's Day since next year I"ll have a baby on my hip, and I'm just not sure how spoiled he'll get. He wasn't amused.

The Farmer's Wife

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Creamy Lemon Crumb Squares

I had some leftover lemons in my fridge so I decided to browse through Pinterest and see what recipes I could find.

I found this one for the lemon crumb squares and had to try it out. I made it for our Monday School at church, and they seemed to like it (along with my hubby). So it's a keeper, and pretty simple.

Today when I went back to find the recipe for you guys on Pinterest, I realized it was linked back to the Pioneer Woman, well what a surprise, no wonder this sounded familiar. I think I made the same exact thing about a year ago, ha!

So here's the link to the recipe if you're feeling adventurous!

The Farmer's Wife

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Little Ziggy Mae

It's true, I actually named a goat something beside baby spots or mama browns. This little doe is named Ziggy Mae simply because she's the cutest little bottle baby I've ever raised, and so in turn, Tom gave me permission to buy her a hot pink dog collar. I'm sure little Ziggy is very embarrassed, but tough, this collar symbolizes that she's my favorite, and she might even last long on the farm!

Ziggy Mae is a constant bother but a blessing, her mama won't let her nurse, so every breakfast, lunch, and dinner, (and after dinner snack), she gets a chance on the teat. I give mama spots grain and hold her until little Ziggy is full, it's a full time job, but have you seen how cute Ziggy is?

Also, after rummaging through names I came up with Ziggy pretty easy-the black hair down her spine is not in a straight line, it zig zags all the way from her neck to her little tail, it was so perfect! And I added Mae because it seemed to flow a little better and sounded cuter too!

We'll see if I can get my hubby to keep her for a future milking herd!

The Farmer's Wife

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pepperoni Stromboli

My poor husband, with me being pregnant and recently sick with a cold, he hardly gets any good home cooked meals!

But yesterday I had a change of heart: I organized recipes for each day of the week, went shopping, and stocked up the fridge. I told Tom that he was going to have a delicious dinner last night (he's probably thinking it's cereal again), he wasn't so sure. Until.... he came home and tasted this pepperoni stromboli from a Taste of Home cookbook I found at TJMaxx.

Tom usually doesn't like bread a whole lot, so I was nervous with this, but he devoured it, so, I highly recommend this man meal! Here's the recipe if you're interested.

Goal this week: make good food for husband so he remembers why he married me:)

The Farmer's Wife