Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Marmmies Mammys and More Give Away

Awesome give away at Marmmies Mammys and More. A handmade Santa and sled. The sled is topped with a sweet little snowman! You've gotta enter!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Sneaky Peeky

Here's a lil sneak peek in what I have in store for the Old Farmhouse Gathering teams Spirit of Christmas Celebration.                      


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

C'mon Get In The Spirit!

Join us at the Old Farmhouse Gathering as we get into the Spirit of Christmas!  November 26th (Cyber Monday) marks the beginning of the celebration running through to December 16th. We of the OFG team have been busy creating brand new items just for this celebration! I think you will be happily amazed! More details and a sneak peek into what I've been working on to follow soon.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I Won a Prize!

Yay! I won the draw for the Old Farmhouse Chili Cook Off contest! This is what I won!!

I love Gooseberry Patch cook books! 
Thanks to Lucy of The Farmers Attic for donating the prize !


Here's a gratuitous Kitty Boy picture. Have a nice day!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Crock Pot Canada Goose Breast Chili

Being a country gal with a hunt lovin husband we have a chest freezer full of fish, deer, and goose. I still have a few goose breasts left in the freezer from January this year. I need to use em up before they go bad. Canada goose came into season in Maryland today so I really need the space. Light Bulb=Goose chili.
This recipe is for two with some leftover as my kids will not eat chili in any way,shape or form. Goose breast cooks really well in a chili taking the same texture as steak. It is really good!

You will need:
Crock Pot
Cold water
2 goose breast
1/2 onion diced
1/4 green pepper diced
1/4 red pepper diced
1 tsp minced garlic (from a jar)
1 4oz can  diced green chillies
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 15.5 oz can beans - any kind. I used Light Red Kidney
4 tsp chili powder plus a lil more
1/2 tsp or so of cumin
1/4 tsp or so of nutmeg
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup water or broth
Salt and Pepper to taste
Of course adjust to your tastes!

The day before you plan to make the chili soak your goose breasts in the fridge in a bowl of cold water with a smidgen of vinegar. Change the water 3 times a day each time refilling with cold water and vinegar. This helps remove the blood and gamey taste.

  Dice your onion and peppers. Then dice your goose breast.

 Use howevermuch butter you usually use to brown stuff. I used like teaspoon or so. Melt butter and put in your onion, peppers and garlic. Add your goose. Brown it all up.  Place in the crock pot.

                Yum, its gonna be tasty

Now you're gonna crack open those canned goods. Rinse and drain your beans.

Throw in the chillies, tomatoes, beans and tomato paste.

 Add your spices

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add 1/2 cup water and stir it all up!

Cook on low 4-6 hours

We are enjoying our dinner with iced tea, fresh baked bread, Monterey Jack cheese and a dollop of sour cream!

My grandmothers vintage Kensington  ironstone dishes. I love them!

Lyme Disease, The Flu and a Dirty House...

So goes last week for me. My 4 year old became ill in the wee hours of morning. You know, fever, vomiting, laying around. The lymph nodes under one of his arms was really swollen as well. Like REALLY big. I took him to the doctor and they decided to do the Lyme titer and a flu swab. Got that drama over with and took him home. The doctors office called in an antibiotic and 2 days later they called to tell me he has Lyme disease. He had a bite on his back. No tick,it must have bitten and fallen off on its own or when he was getting undressed or something. There was no bulls eye rash, just a bite that ,I thought, might have been from a spider. It was larger than any tick bite I'd ever seen before. On top of that, poor baby has had the flu. We are scheduled to get all 3 kids flu mist this MONDAY. Damn you Murphy! So that was 3 days off of work for me. Oh yeah, I've been filling in at my former place of work. Love it there! My older son came home from school Thursday not feeling well. Here we go again. But hes actually been OK. YAY! Mom on the other hand is tired, her house is dirty and has chores to do. What is she doin though. BLOGGING.

While I was sitting so devotedly by my sons side on the couch I got some stitching done.

Coverlet Houses byThe Scarlett House. I made it into a pillow because I finally learned how to do a ladder stitch. Big achievement for me. Really.

Thomas by Notforgotten Farm
Wow. That looks really wrinkly and washed out. But there it is.
Now I'm working on Anne Taylor by Heartstring Samplery and Oh Christmas Tree by Notforgotten Farm. Also Mary Wigham is 3/4 way done.

As far as needle felting goes, I'm working on some mushroom Christmas tree ornaments, Prim mice, and a large Belsnickel. I'm waiting for his vintage trims to arrive.

 Stay tuned tomorrow for my Old Farmhouse Chili Cookoff post. I'm going to be making goose breast chili.

Friday, November 2, 2012

A Few New...

Happy Friday!!

Just wanted to let you know about a few new Christmas ornaments I have listed in my Etsy Shop .  

Some of my ornaments on a mini tree



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