Showing posts from May, 2010

Saturday in the Kitchen

Well today was one of those perfect afternoons to spend cooking up some yummy foods for my family. The weather outside was cool and rainy and the house was quiet. Here is how my afternoon in the kitchen went... First I decided on my menu: Potato Chicken Chowder Garlic Cheese Dinner Rolls Green Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing So I began by peeling my potatoes and chopping them into small pieces. I covered them with water and set them on the stove to boil. I added a little salt too.. While they were coming to a boil I cut the chicken and an onion and got that cooking in my cast iron frying pan with a little olive oil and some minced garlic… After the potatoes were simmering and the chicken was done cooking I made up a batch of ranch dressing. We make A LOT of this dressing. It is my family’s favorite dressing. In fact my daughter Sierra was babysitting one day and had a salad with some store bought ranch dressing and she came home and said.. mom! That was ju

Welcome to my new blog home!

I really enjoyed blogging with Homestead Blogger. They recently moved their whole operation to Word Press. It looked promising at first, but after trying to make a few changes I realized it was not very easy to work with. So I made the choice to switch to a new blogger. I am very happy so far with this one! I hope it will continue to work well. I was able to import all my blog pages from my pervious blog over here, so I did not lose any of my posts! I hope now to be able to get back to the business of blogging.. which I enjoy more than the setting up and learning my way around new programs! LOL.. Updates from the Homestead… I got back from my vacation and felt nicely rested and refreshed and ready to tackle life again. I am encouraged because my favorite season is just around the corner.. Summer!! I love summer.. I love long hot days, swimming in my pond, working in my garden, getting tanned, making ice cream, easy freezer meals to make kitchen time at a minimum, and so on.. aw

Blog is Still Here!

Hi Everyone!! Never fear.. my blog did not disappear! We were just moved to a new server.. Thankfully I did not lose my posts in the process.. had me worried for a bit! It will take a bit of time to figure out how this new blog works.. but so far it looks like it will be a great change. Be back very soon!! I have new recipes and updates to share with you all!! :) Crystal

Crystal’s Country Store on Vacation!

  Crystal ’s Country Store is going to be on vacation!   Any orders placed by May 2nd will be shipped out May 3rd.   Any orders placed after May 3rd will be shipped out on May 17th.   This does not include eBooks ..   all ebooks are automatic downloads.   After purchasing an ebook you will receive an email with a link to download your ebook.   If you don’t see it right away, check your spam filter as they can occasionally get caught up in there.