Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Rain! Rain!...and Amish cooking...

We finally recieved rain today..oh happy dance!
I actually did go out in the rain and just sort of dance around a bit/spinning. So happy that we finally got rain. As it had been so long.
It rained for a while this afternoon. Was actually so nice to hear the thunder and the rain falling after having been so dry here for so long.

My daughter had her sewing lessons today...and while that was going on I took the oppurtunity to put labels on some soaps for my little etsy shop, and to photograph them.

Dinner this evening was so yummy. I made some white hominy as a side dish(I drain it very well then let it sizzle with a little bit of smart balance in a sauce pan). A salad to go on the side made with chopped apple,romaine , and sprouts(broccoli sprouts)and a mix of sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds and raisins(both regular and golden)drizzled with a poppy seed dressing, then main course was italian sausage sauted with red and green bell peppers and onion.

I picked up a copy of the book shown upper right corner..at an antique mall this past weekend.
I wanted to share a recipe from that book with you all this evening.

this one is for :
Banana Drop Cookies

3 cups flour
1 tsp.soda
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp.baking powder
1 tsp.salt
2 eggs
2 bananas sliced
1/2 cup sour cream
Sift flour, baking powder,soda,and salt into mixing bowl.Add the nuts.
Pour blended mixture over sifted flour mixture. Mix thoroughly.Drop by teaspoonful onto greased sheet. Bake in oven (350 degrees F.) until lightly browned and done, about 12 minutes.
(I posted this recipe this evening because I figure that most folks have the ingredients on hand, and it would also be a good way to use those bananas that might be getting a bit ripe too fast.)

Well, I had briefly mentioned a retail space in our downtown area..we went to look at last night..it just was not in a very good foot traffic area and way too much cosmetic work to be done to make the area suitable for the type of thing I'd want to do..then add to it the fact that since there wasn't much foot traffic/business I didn't feel like it would be a safe area for me to be in.
So..scratch that one..there will be other oppurtunities to come along and when the time is right I will know.
In the meantime I will continue plugging along at the little etsy shop I have and offering fun items.
And continue doing reasearch for the type of boutique I really want to have.
Well, my ducks seem to be lots happier today now that it has rained.
But I saw a yucky thing this afternoon in the rain..yuck to me..but it is nature though...
while it was raining..a big rat had discovered the ducks food tray and had climbed into it and was just munching away in the drizzling rain(it had not started really raining yet) but the rain had driven it out to a food source and it was going to town gorging itself while it could on duck mash...uggh. I saw it outside of my kitchen window and at first thought it was a bird. Apparently this rat/oversized mouse..lives up under my deck..o.k. double yuck...I guess my husband will have to get out the pellet gun soon, as well...I don't care for mice/rats.. at all. And when the ducks saw it they set up a racket..well..can you blame them? That is their food, their water area. They had not finished eating their mash this morning..I honestly did not think that a rat would come out and start having at it.
But then I guess I should not have been so suprised as I have seen them climb the shepherd hook pole to go after bird seed before.
uggh. like I said..I can't stand them.
I guess I don't honestly mind them too much as long as they stay out in a field or something, and they do make good coyote food, and they do help to spread seeds in the forests and what not..but up close to the house is just a bit too close for me.
Well, my daughter and I both have entered the pinkeep contest over at Mary Jane's Farm website www.maryjanesfarm.org and I must say I am so suprised that only 6 people have entered the contest thus far. I was really hoping that more people would have gotten involved by now.
Well, that is all in my little corner of the internet for now.
May you all have a wonderful evening.
Thanks for joining me in blogland.
~The Garden Goose~


2 LMZ FARMS said...

I sure wish we could have some of that rain. I know what you mean about mice and rats. The other night I went to feed and ran my hand in the tub and you know it, A mouse was in there. Needless to say my tack room is a mess. He jumped out and I swear I think he was chasing me. I liked to have tore the door off the hinges getting out. YUCK!!!!!! I'm not scared of them, it's just that they move toooo fast for me.
Have a good one.

GardenGoose said...

LOL if I'd have nearly touched one I'd have been doing the heeby jeeby dance. I'm not necessarily afraid of them, it's when they jump at you and chase you..and I have had that happen before too. I guess they get startled and don't know which way to run and usually run towards the largest thing they can at the moment..ha.
I just think they are gross and dirty.