Sunday, January 17, 2016

Checking on the potato seed tubers

It is that time of year. The temps go up and down, so your seed potatoes start to sprout. I did a video showing how to re hydrate them. So the will be good for planting time this spring. I really look forward to spring. It is my favorite time of the year.

What is you favorite season?

Friday, January 8, 2016

How to make your own jiffy/quick cornbread mix

 This is the way I do it. 

You can customize this the way you like it.

To make the mix combine all the dry ingredients
Mix 1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flower
add 1 table spoon of baking soda or powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
Note you can leave the sugar out if you prefer or add more

 When you are ready to make corn bread
add 1/2 stick butter  Melted or cut up
1 egg
Start with 1cuk milk. add up to to 2 cups milk to create a consistency of what you saw in the video. It will be a little thicker than pancake mix.

Grease cast iron pan or 8 or 9 in pan Preheat oven to 400f or 204 c bake 20 -30 min
.Test by inserting a fork. If it comes out clean it is done. You can change this recipe to 2 cups corn meal 1 cup flour for a thicker bread. Yellow corn tastes better and needs less milk and sugar. You can change any part of this to make it better for your corn. I grease the pan with butter or lard bake till to starts to brown. around 20-30 minuets temperature (424 f or 218 Celsius )
Top with butter or honey to eat


This is better than a Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix Copycat mix.

Simply use the dry ingredients from your normal recipe and add wet ingredients when you are ready to use. 
Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.

Friday, January 1, 2016

The first day of 2016

 Let me start out at saying Happy New Year to all, who reed this.Photobucket

I have been sitting here for hours. Thinking, reflecting, and deciding..
I have always chose a word to live by each year. I failed to do so last year. But, I find I did live by a word, it was grow.  I grew food, seed, wisdom and friendships.  It was a great year. But there were many losses. Many lesions learned.

My mind is over thinking everything right now. What do I need the most to happen in 2016? I think I need a get er done word. Accomplish something. Many things. Just do it. Light a fire under my butt and get me moving.

I have been not well the last month. 
So it is hard to get up and do anything. I need to take baby steps and pick one thing per a day and get it done.