Updates from the Homestead
This week is flying by. Today we are celebrating my FIL’s birthday. His actual birthday is on Valentines day, but that won’t work for our schedule so we are doing it today. The dinner menu consists of Shrimp Scampi, Green Salad, French Bread with Strawberry Cheesecake for dessert.
Emily made the cheesecake yesterday and I had a big bread baking afternoon and got a loaf of French bread made and I think one loaf will be enough. If not, I can always decide later this afternoon to make up a batch of dinner rolls.
Tobin has an ear infection so he is headed to the doctors this morning. I will go along on the trip and pick up a few last minute food items while he is seeing the doctor.
The kids are applying themselves to their school assignments at the moment and when we get home it will be house cleaning and cooking time.
I mentioned my bread baking afternoon.. so I thought I would share a picture of it. I made a 6 loaf batch of my bread and made that into 4 loaves of bread and large pan of cinnamon rolls. Then I made a batch of my Italian Pizza Crust and divided the dough in half. I used one half to top last night’s dinner, which was Delicious Italian Casserole, and the other half I made into a loaf of French bread which we will have tonight.
The sun is currently out and I love the warmer days! Could be close to 60 by the end of the week. I am looking so forward to spring.. I could swear when I was outside yesterday that I heard a frog..
On Monday Jacob cleared out the front yard of all the downed tree limbs from the storm and then yesterday Tobin got them all cut up and the kids stacked the wood and then they all cleaned up and raked up the front yard. It looks so much better now. We took down our trampoline for good. One very large tree limb came crashing down during one of our snow/ice storms and went right through the trampoline. I am not too disappointed about this.. maybe the younger two are, but after 10 years I am ready to be done with the trampoline phase of our life.. LOL..
That is all from my homestead.. hope you all have a great Wednesday