Happy Halloween

Fall Foliage (III)

It might be time to get the leaf blower out...

Fall Foliage (II)



S. has been busy chopping wood for the past month or so (this is only about a third or less of it...the rest is under a tarp). Doesn't it look warm? :-)

More Sedum


Comfort Foods

The leaves are starting to change color (partially from cold, partially from drought...), and there's a chill in the air. This can mean only one thing:  it's time to haul out the comfort foods.

Venison Chili
(inspired by two recipes from a game cookbook that was a gift from my parents)

Yeast-free Pizza

Several weeks ago, S. and I had a craving for homemade pizza. We had everything we needed: tomato sauce, toppings, and mozzarella (this is usually the ingredient we forget about...) The only thing we neglected to check....was yeast.

So, what about a flatbread pizza? It's flat. It doesn't use yeast, does it?? Um, yeah. Turns out it does. Leafing through a cookbook, it turns out most "flat" breads do, in fact. Ok...... how about google? Success!

After reading several recipes, and several more recipe reviews, this is the one we settled on. The dough was definitely different to work with, but not too weird. (We had nightmares of pizza on crackers at this point). And it baked up pretty stinkin' well.

This wouldn't be my pizza dough of choice, but I think we'd definitely give it another go if we were out of yeast. It was a little crisper, and a little drier than I prefer, but it was pretty good.

Egg Muffin Breakfasts

A few weeks ago, we decided to stray from our regular breakfast options (crumpets, bagels, etc.) Instead, we decided to give the many (many) eggs in our refrigerator a try....egg sandwich style.

First we toasted some english muffins, and put a pat of butter on each. Then, we put a fried egg in the middle.

See that cool ring the egg is in? S. unbent a cookie cutter to make that. Brilliant! (and it works perfectly).

Then we put some bacon on top, and some muenster cheese......and into the freezer they went.

5 minutes in the microwave, and these things make a delicious breakfast on-the-go.
I've been doing my best to keep track of how many eggs our hens and ducks have layed in the sidebar of the blog. About half a week ago, S. asked me why the 2010 chicken egg counter said "204". Um. Oops.

I'm not sure what it should be, although I know it was up around 1000. I also know that with about 10 eggs a day, we're probably several hundred off whichever way I look at it. So I've made the executive decision to restate the count as "approximate", and set it as 1000 when we noticed it was off (about a half week ago, when I had already spazzed on adding a few days worth.)

Here's to close enough. :-)
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