Monday, March 24, 2014

A teeny tiny Egg!

   So, over the weekend, one of our hens laid this teeny egg! Isn't it cute?? LOL

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Cooking Perfect, Crispy Bacon

   As I make Sunday breakfast for my little family, I was marveling at how many people do not know the trick to making perfect, crispy bacon. That is, if you are like me, and like your bacon crispy. Some people like it soft; I believe they are ANYWAY, you double line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, place the bacon lined up in a single layer, and bake at 250 - 300 degrees. Do NOT cook at a higher temp; if you do, it will splatter too much, and not get that lovely, even state. It takes about 20 minutes or so.
   The one drawback, is it will infuse the house and clothes with the aroma of bacon (a plus or minus, depending on who you are). I counteract this by turning on a few 'scentsies,' and lighting a candle or two in the kitchen.
   When the bacon is done, drain on paper towels, and let pan cool. When it is cool, clean-up is a snap. Just take the foil with the cooled oil out of pan and dispose. Voila! I need to take my bacon out now!!
   IMPORTANT: It will NOT be crispy when you remove it. Take it out when it is evenly brown to your satisfaction. It crisps up when the oil drains out of it.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Random Update...and CAKE!

  I couldn't bring myself to blog until now. I must admit, the house is much quieter since my Henry passed. This is the Frangelico cake I made for Valentine's Day. I believe I have posted the recipe in a prior post. It's way yum...
   This is the beautiful turkey we did last month. Cinnamon is one of the ingredients in the rubthat gives it an amazing color & flavor...

   Around March 1, we had enough snow fall so the monkey could sled, but not enough to try out my snowboard! Maybe next year...
   For Dr. Seuss Day, our wonderful room mom made these 'Cat in the Hat' treats. We also made oobleck, and cat in the hat parfaits. Fun AND yum!

   The most exciting thing that happened this week, was the monkey won an 'honorable mention' in the Kern County Science Fair. His category, 'animal, behavioral & field studies' had a ton of competition, so we were very surprised and happy!