Monday, July 30, 2012

Banana Cake

I do this every time- buy bananas and then a week later realize they're rotting on my counter top, blast! What to do with these over ripe bananas....

My good friend Mary Beth makes the most delicious banana cake with cream cheese frosting, and I've been craving it for months, so I found a similar recipe on Pinterest and decided to make it a couple weeks ago. It wasn't just like Mary Beth's, but it was still as delicious and satisfied my banana craving for the day.

So with two days till my due date I find my rotting bananas, and I figured there's no time like the present to make these things! Here's the recipe if you want to try it out. It's just for an 8x8 size which is all Tom and I really need. It's different from banana bread in that it's gooier and has sour cream and more sugar so it's a little more like cake. Try it out!

The Farmer's Wife

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Almost Time for Baby!

Here I am at 38 weeks and 2 days to be specific. I've been trying to get Tom to take pictures of me each week to document how big this little man is!
Tom is the best photographer, he wanted me outside in natural light with the farm fields behind me, I should totally hire him for the next week to take pics of me.

I just thought it was time for a preggie pic on my blog. I've posted some pictures of me on Facebook, and with the due date coming up soon I'm getting excited to meet him!

The Farmer's Wife

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pickle Time!

I feel like I just did this only a couple weeks ago, but I guess it's time again for canning!

Tom told me that being 9 1/2 months preggie wouldn't prevent me from still being a homemaker, and I had to prove him right! I harvested our pickling cucumbers this morning and decided it was time to can them, because who knows when baby will be here!

I totally cheat and buy the pre-made package of pickling mix from Walmart, I think it's called Mrs. Wages, and it's only like $2. Last year I was fancy and made my own pickling spice and even used great recipes but Tom was the most impressed with the $2 mix so heck why spend all that time on making everything from scratch?

I still have pickles from last year so I guess I"ll just start making a pickle stash, truth is, we go through pickles like you wouldn't believe! I hope I can keep up with our garden production.

The Farmer's Wife

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Monkey Bread Cravings

I haven't really had the chance to deal with weird pregnancy cravings, and I think Tom is pretty happy with that. Tonight however, it is time for me to make this delicious monkey bread. It is, (of course) a Pioneer Woman recipe, and I've made it a couple times before and have never been disappointed.

I don't care how unhealthy it is, I'll eat some berries and watermelon with it to equal it out. I mean, just look and that yummy gooey deliciousness, sorry Tom, tonight's a sweets night, I think he'll understand.

If you too are drawn to this picture and are craving some, here's the link to her recipe.

The Farmer's Wife

Monday, July 9, 2012

Some Tom & Puppy Time

Tom had the chance to come home for lunch today which I love because that means I get to see him for an extra 30 minutes during the day.

Dale (my father-in-law) came over to see the nursery and Sampson (the puppy) followed us in the room and left 2 little surprises, argh! This is why I still call him Mr. Whizzles.

So after he was punished and put outside, Tom had a change of heart and brought him back inside the air conditioned house-it's 102 outside right now, so I don't blame him.

Here you see how much Tom really enjoys this little puppy, I think Mr. Whizzles was trying to take a puppy nap, but Tom was giving him belly rubs so he couldn't quite get to sleep. I hope Tom is prepared for this kid that's coming soon, and according to this picture, I think he'll be just fine!

The Farmer's Wife/ Mr. Whizzles's personal cleaner

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Baby's Room

So I think this is the final rotation of baby furniture I'm gonna do, I've been moving everything around so much to find the right fit, and I think I'm happy with this combo.

I was going for rustic western, I'm not the best interior decorator, but I'm satisfied with this outcome and plus I'm running out of more energy every day I get closer to popping this little booger out.

So as you can see in the first picture I took a picture of myself in the mirror-oops still learning the picture taking tricks- and I tried to get a couple angles of the room for everyone to see.

It's pretty comfortable in here, the glider has already been a favorite spot of mine to poop out and nest, and once we figure out his name, I'll do a cute name thing on the wall, maybe where the cowboy picture is, but we'll play it by ear. Tom has also come up with the idea of welding our brand out of horseshoes to hold up a valance, genius! So when he gets some free time on his hands, I can put up some manly western curtains to soften the room up a bit.

The Farmer's Wife