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Monday, October 17, 2016

Beavertail Trading Post

http://www.beavertailtradingpost.com

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Heartfelt Goodbye!


Mountain Man and I have decided to say Goodbye to our blog!
Can you believe it? After almost 6 yrs of writing we are leaving the blogging world. This decision did not come lightly as there is so much to share. But with all of what has been happening in the world and our nation and is yet to happen we decided it was time to wrap it up.
There is a scripture in Revelation that speaks of a time when Satan would be let loose to wreak havoc on the world. We believe we are living in those times. All of us who live in this world need to give our full attention to our surroundings and beyond! Be diligent in your lives and always give God your best. Say your prayers and wait for his answers with open minds and open ears! Then Act in whatever direction He is leading you and you will always be blessed in ways you would have ever dreamed.
We are extremely grateful for all of your support throughout the years!
With much love, we say Farewell!

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

New Recipes


Baked Fresh Fish: http://goodolamericancookin.blogspot.com/2016/07/baked-fresh-fish.html


Bert's Colored Stuff:  http://goodolamericancookin.blogspot.com/2016/07/berts-colored-stuff.html

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sausage Links

Years ago, I really had no idea how to cook these little buggers! A friend of mine from Iowa taught me how! He said the best way is to brown them then simmer them in a little liquid! Viola'

Well, Mtn Man and I picked some up the other day. I had some "company"(those who visit us) beer on hand, Coors Light, to simmer these in. They were so yummy!

Served them on a hoagie bun...perfect size for the little buggers!

Be sure to tune in next week for a peek at our weekend....hint....meet & greet with relatives never met! Eeeeekkkk so exciting!!

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Meatball Stew



I started with meatballs in the bottom of a stew pot. Browning them in olive oil along with chopped onions(1 Medium) then added mushrooms(full canister) to cook too!
Added a can of rinsed black beans and 4 fresh chopped tomatoes.
I let this cook together with a mixed pepper as the seasoning until the tomatoes started looking a little cooked.
Serve with cheese on top and a spinach tortilla!
Enjoy!

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Ozark Style

Red Beans And Rice

olive oil
1 onion- cut up
leftover pork steak or chops- cut up into bite size bits
cup of cooked rice and red beans

all cooked up in a skillet until hot
add about a cup of tomato juice
couple dashes of cayenne
salt and pepper to taste





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Friday, July 24, 2015

Deer Banana Bread

Today(Thurs) this little family stopped by to say hello. Aren't they just beautiful?





The evening brought on a craving for banana nut bread. I hadn't had that in such a long time. I ended up with two loaves, one to eat and the other to freeze.

I like ours to be a little bit chunky! Delish!

Recipe:
I mix together in a large bowl.

1 Cup of Water
1/4 C Corn Oil
3 ripe bananas, broken up in bite size pieces
4 eggs
1/4 C White Sugar
1/4 C Brown Sugar
1 Cup of Pecans (optional)
3 Cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Salt



Mix together thoroughly!

Pour into two bread pans..the pans should be filled about half way +/-
Place in a 350* oven for 50-60 mins or until your knife comes out clean!

I take out of the pans about 5 mins after they are pulled out of the oven and laid on cooling racks.
Doesn't hurt to slice a piece while it is still warm!
Enjoy!
Ps. You will be able to find this on my recipe blog if you need it later! 

 


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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Great Soup


I am still a sick girl but not sick enough not to make something good. Creamy Potato Soup
do hope you don't find yourself with this yuck....my poor nose....

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Muffin Blunders

Woke to cool temps this morning which was a welcome change to the blasted heat and humidity we have had as of late. It looks like our temps will be dropping after today with highs in the 70's and lows in the 50's. Happy Dance!!!
Before I forget I planted another row of beets today.... the last of my package will have to buy more for next season. Mtn Man rototilled it all up and weed eated the edges. It looks fabulous!

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For breakfast this morning I wanted something different so I decided to make this breakfast muffin I saw around the internet. Pancake muffins was the choice so off this one site called myfridgefood.com just said use pancake mix (I used my baking mix found on my recipe link tab) and bake 425* for 8 mins and they should have a bowl affect when they bake so you can fill them with syrup or jam etc. Well I tried with and without egg and no bowl effect so then I decided well maybe I would  bake half the time and add jam on top and finish baking. Here were my results:
With egg in batter and a bit of brown sugar on top. Maple syrup from a neighbor down the road to dunk in.

with out eggs

black berry jam added
The recipe I was looking for I found at http://realmomkitchen.com/489/mini-german-pancakes/ and maybe tomorrow morning will try to make them. It sounds more realistic in the bowl form muffin. Go there and you will see what I mean from the picture. Yummy! 
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Happy Birthday to my Favorite Father In Law! Wait until you see what I am bringing for dessert!!! 
Will share the recipe for that tomorrow on my recipe tab.
Ok I am outta here....
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Redneck Squash Risotto

I have a lot of squash and went looking for a recipe for it. We have found the recipe for us... so good!!
found here:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/butternut-squash-risotto-2/
I changed mine a bit... I used everyday white rice, what squash was on hand don't have butternut and I used a bottle of corona beer for ours. Next time I do believe I will cook the rice a bit until it is just about done then add squash and such ...... more cheese.... this dish was great!!
UPDATE 8/30/14---I made this again except this time no beer. I put oil in pan then a cup of rice, onion and fried a for a couple minutes then added 2 cups of water let that simmer until rice was cooked. In the meantime I prepared my ripe squash chopped in chunks and added to this mix with another cup of water stirring(just so the rice doesn't stick to your pan) and setting letting the squash soften. I used a potato masher to mash the squash in the rice let that cook for another 5 mins. Turned it off and added shredded cheese to the top to melt. Yummy!
Recipe:



Directions


  1. Place squash cubes into a steamer basket in a saucepan. Add water, cover, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Allow to steam until the squash is tender (10 to 15 minutes), then drain, and mash in a bowl with a fork.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir for 2 minutes until the onion begins to soften, then stir in the rice. Continue cooking and stirring until the rice is glossy from the butter, and the onion begins to brown on the edges, about 5 minutes more.
  3. Pour in the white wine; cook, stirring constantly, until it has evaporated. Stir in the mashed squash and 1/3 of the hot chicken stock; reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir until the chicken stock has been absorbed by the rice, 5 to 7 minutes. Add half of the remaining chicken stock, and continue stirring until it has been absorbed. Finally, pour in the remaining stock, and continue stirring until the risotto is creamy. Finish by stirring in the Parmesan cheese, and seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Let The Chicks Out!

Wahoo! They are free birds finally!!!

First we had to add a bit of chicken wire around the bottom of the fence so we don't hopefully fingers crossed have any mishaps. I can see it now, Peanut is trying to corral them and they are runnin for their little lives oh, not good ending!
Then Mtn Man made a ramp for them that is removable which will happen every night to hopefully keep big critters from getting to the locks. 
Then we clipped one wing cause they are flying now. Again for no mishaps! One wing so at least they can still get a little lift when they have to.

Open the door and they were little hesistant to leave but with a little encouragement they left the coup.
It has been so hot they needed to get out of the coup in some real shade where they can peck at bugs and the grass.

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Yesterday I worked a bit in the garden again. Only this time I gathered up the row of onions, some of the beets and one kohlrabi. I spent the rest of the afternoon blanching (boiled water on the grill outside as to not heat the house up) all my goods from the garden and decided to freeze everything this go around. After moving 1200 miles I want to get my canner tested first before I use it. Again no mishaps! Maybe next week I can take it down to the County extension office to get it tested. 

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Cajun Stir Fry

3 pork steaks-center cuts work really good little to no bone- slice into strips
On all these vegies you decide what looks good to you everybody is different when it comes to vegies.
green onions- sliced long ways (julianne)
kohlrabi sliced
broccoli flowers
snow peas
1/4 cabbage-chopped
2 tablespoons or to your taste "Slap Ya Mama" Cajun Seasoning
Oil
Water

Side dish:
Rice 
Butter
Water

Get your oil hot, cover your pork strips in the cajun seasoning then add to hot oil. Cook until done thru. Add all your vegies on top of pork strips. Add a tad bit of water in the pan, cover let it steam a bit until the cabbage is done. Take you lid off and stir letting it cook down some more. Oh, while you are cooking all this get your rice going. Back to the mix, when it looks like it is thick and things are browning up a bit you are done. Let it rest for 5 then Serve  and Enjoy!

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Last but not least had to do it yesterday. Took Shorty and Peanut on a "cycle" ride... they get itchy too!


Ps... Mtn Man Update ..... He returns to physical therapy on Monday for more intense therapy. They are treating him like a line backer football player. The doc doesn't want to take any chances of letting him go to early. There is a possibility for a second surgery but won't know for a bit yet. Next appt is end of July.

Ok gotta go find a swimming hole to get into..... heat rash is about to drive me more crazy than I already am!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Broccoli Salad & Garden Goods

My Broccoli Salad is not exactly like my mother in laws (my fav) but it comes a close second to it!
 Recipe:
2 large heads of broccoli- cut into bite size pieces (flowerettes only)(some use cauliflower too)
1 large onion
1 cup of craisins
1 cup of raisins
nuts are optional

Dressing:
1 cup of mayo
1 cup of sour cream
couple teaspoons of lemon juice
1/4 cup of sugar

Mix everything together real good and let sit in fridge for at least 3 hrs before serving. Usually good to make the night before but hey some of us aren't that prepared.....do the best you can it is still really good!!
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Garden Updates:


The tomatoes are coming on.... have some that will be ready in about another week.
The squash & melons are putting on babies.... Picked a large bowl full of snow peas intend on freezing them. The beets are ready to be pulled, the kolhrabi is ready and pulling the onion row leaving the onion in the potatoes yet. 
I have picked three strawberries now, broccoli has been coming on a bit and all the lettuce has been pulled need to plant another crop. 
The corn is hip high and the beans (variety) are coming in thick!
Sunflowers are hip high.
Raspberries are putting on berries.

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Farm Updates:
Cedar posts have been gathered just need the holes to put them in. Things are a little slow due to the high temps and high humidity!
The chickens are growing like weeds and have figured out they have wings. Hope by weeks end to let them out in the big chicken yard. Have to add a bit of chicken fencing around the bottom so the little ones can't escape!
Did I mention HOT? 90's here in the Ozarks........
Window air conditioner and a box fan are keeping this house cool all by themselves! YEah!!!
Had a wiring issue yesterday but solved that problem by plugging into another outlet still not sure what went wrong with that line of outlets. 
FIL has moved his travel/horse trailer in to stay here periodically during the summer to help us out on the Farm. Yeah!!
Bought yet another tool yesterday....a tiller that attaches to the Kombitool(Stihl). Neat little tool!

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Three days of mowing and today add tilling to that this girl is ti-red!
Well friends I guess that is all for now......


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Grilled Asparagus

Pour olive oil & your favorite seasoning and set on the 300* grill for about 7-10 mins or until tender.
If using frozen do not thaw before grilling.......
If fresh be sure to wash first, then proceed with above.....

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Berry Cobbler

 Reading blogs the other day ran across a recipe that I had to try: Berry Cobbler by the Mennonite Girls
here is my version and I am proud to say "YUM"

here is a copy of her recipe


Ingredients
  • 4 cups berries ( a mix of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) (I thawed a bunch from the freezer)
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups large biscuit mix
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk ( a little more if preferred for easy spreading)
  • coarse sugar for sprinkling (optional)
Method:
  1. Combine frozen or fresh berries with sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice in a medium pot and cook, stirring as needed, until boiling and liquid is clear. This takes about 5 -10 minutes.
  2. Pour into small Pyrex, stone or glass bake-ware to serve about six. 
  3. Combine biscuit mix, sugar and milk and stir until combined. 
  4. Scoop onto fruit by large spoonfuls. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  5. Bake at 400 F for about 25 minutes, until golden and bubbly. Let cool about 15 minutes.
Her pics may be much better than mine but still the taste "YUM"!!!

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Whatcha Doin?

 Well I am glad you asked! Looky Looky see what we got done........isn it pretty?!
















Beets planted yesterday and today will have peas & lettuce planted......

This morning I had some fruits thawed out from the freezer that needed to be used.....pie crust (store bought...was given to me) baked for 20 mins then wrapped the edges with foil when I put it back in the oven with fruit( peaches, blueberries, blackberries, mangos, pineapple) and crumble(butter, splenda brown sugar, oatmeal) topping.






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