Monday, September 7, 2009

Just some every day stuff...

Ah fall!! The air smells so sweet, the leaves are just starting to get some color, especially the walnut and locust trees. I have noticed that the really old Maple tree on top of our hill behind our house is started to turn red too. It won't be long before the trees are all turning color.
Our county fair was the week before last. We ended up staying almost two hours, a lot longer than usual. But, we bumped into some friends and ended up chatting much longer than we planned, but I like days like that!
Was hoping to get a batch of cheese going for tomorrow, but the walk in cooler is not cooling right. It's still a good, safe temperature, but we want to make sure that tomorrow we are able to get someone in to work on it before it goes from being a concern, to a really bad thing.
Emily got all ready today to go to the barn with daddy. He had to give some shots to some heifers, and she helped. Her job was to swing the gates around and pen the babies in. She was so proud of herself!

Emily has her barn hat on! She's all ready!
Got her boots on too!

This book is a wonderful book!
I found it at a store nearby called Ollie's.
I LOVE that store!!! And the illustrations are darling!

One rainy day last month, Emily and I did
a frog craft together. It is so cute! And it was easy!

Family photo of us taken by a local newspaper,
The Barnsville Enterprise.

Emily holding our barn cat, Lola.

Poor Lola looks as though she wants to escape!

Emily went with me this past Friday to the farm market in Cambridge. She enjoys going so much! A lady makes little crowns, and Emily bought one, which is pictured. She also buddied up with another little girl her age. They seemed to have a good time!
There are also plenty of Mums, pumpkins and some beautiful sunflowers showing up!

Princess Emily with a fall leaf that she found,
and we did bring it home pressed in a book.

Some bright, orange pumpkins,
all ready for the season!

Beautiful sunflowers!

Since fall is here, I've been in a cooking/baking mood, as I've probably said before. Yesterday, Emily and I made 3 personal, homemade pizzas! Yum!!
Last night we baked the following, which was posted on Facebook, from
Sopapillla Cheesecake
1 (8oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 (8 oz. ea.) packages refrigerated crescent rolls
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
Beat the cream cheese, with 1 cup of white sugar and vanilla in a bowl until smooth; set aside.
Unroll the cans of crescent roll dough, and use a rolling pin to shape each sheet into a 9x13 rectangle. Press one sheet into the bottom of the baking dish. Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture into the baking dish, then cover with the remaining piece of crescent dough, and brush with melted butter. Stir together 1/2 cup of sugar with the cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle evenly over the top of the cheesecake.
Bake until crescent dough has puffed and turned golden brown, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
I used Splenda, instead of the sugar. And we served it with Cool Whip! YUM!!
This is a wonderful, fall dessert. I wanted to make it again tonight, but that might be going a bit overboard, maybe....ya think?? It was yummy...
Today I made Cream of Tomato Soup, it's a very good recipe from Gooseberry Patch Christmas with Family and Friends cookbook. It is so much better than just plain old tomato soup! Had that along with a loaf of homemade bread.
Speaking of cookbooks....I just received my copy of Farmhouse Kitchen, from Gooseberry Patch. They used 2 of my recipes in that book. Al says that he don't mind my collecting their books, just as long as I get a few of my recipes in them and get some free copies!
Now, Emily and I are off to the barn to help with the evening milking.


Jenny said...

Thanks for the little Ohio trip. It made me homesick! Sounds like you are having a good time and I really like seeing such a happy smile on your face! Emily is getting soooo big and cuter by the moment!

Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said...

I do declare, you wear me out reading your post! Where do you get the gumption to do everything you do.
Emily is absolutely beautiful.

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