Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pimento Cheese

I have been home most of the day and enjoyed the time so much after working all week. I spent all morning canning tomatoes and pizza sauce.  I will probably have another batch of pizza sauce to make this week. The tomatoes are still coming on. I'm thankful to have all these veggies from the garden but this time of year I'm ready to be done with it!

Pimento Cheese
I made this recipe last week and it was sooo yummy. I love all things cheese. This recipe was good with crackers, chips, veggies, pretzels, pretty much anything that can be dipped! It's a great appitizer to take to a party. Head on over to the farm kitchen page and the recipe will be waiting!!

Happy Weekend Everyone!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I'm here...

Life is so busy. Today is the first day of school and work is crazy!!! Actually the last few weeks have been crazy. I usually don't work everyday but I am doing a long term position and WOW!! My hat goes off to all the full time working women out there. It is not easy working and then doing all of the home stuff too!!
Which I realize I'm a little spoiled. My love works so hard so that I don't have to. Have I mentioned that he is AMAZING and I LOVE him beyond anything that I could possibly explain!!!!

I am so thankful for my job. The people I work with are great and I enjoy it. I am blessed to be able to make my own schedule. However, my heart is at home. I love being a homemaker and taking care of my husband. I love making pies and cakes and cookies, cleaning, laundry, sewing, mowing grass, canning garden goodness. It is what God has made me to do and it brings me great joy to be a good steward with the home God has graciously provided me.

My love has been super busy as well. We have our own business so busy is good. We are pushing ourselves hard the next 6 weeks so we can really enjoy our break in October!!!

Anyways, I just wanted to let ya'll know I'm still here. I have so many things that I want to blog about!! Can't wait until life slows down a bit!! Hope all is well!!

I am currently eating this...
You can find the recipe on the Farm Kitchen page for Puppy Chow

Sarah Beth

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Peaches Come from a Can.....

This is what my kitchen looked like yesterday....a MESS!!!
 I was canning peaches.

Ignore the ugly kitchen cabinets and walls in the background...
I had a bushel of north Carolina peaches to put up. They were so yummy!

I couldn't have gotten it all done without the help of my great mom!! She's the best. She has helped me pick beans too!!
 Freezer Jam

Peaches in light syrup

Peach and Pepper preserves

Out of one bushel of peaches I got...

13 half pints/jelly jar jam
9 half pints peach pepper preserves
13 pints frozen peaches
8 pints canned
1 peach cobbler
2 peach pies
6 rotten ones
18 ate fresh from the box

I do everything in pints because its just the two of us. Its a lot of work to do this but I enjoy it. It is very rewarding to me and I love having it over the next year!
I know you all are probably tired of hearing about my canning and preserving these last few post but that is my life right now. That and my day job.
This week....tomatoes......and more beans!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Busy Summer Time

The past week was so busy and it isn't slowing down anytime soon. It seems like everything in the garden comes in at once, visits with friends and family, mowing grass finally after the mower was broke for over a week. It all needs to be done at the same time. However, I enjoyed all of it. So here are a few pictures from my week...
Green beans

more corn....

more corn....

and more corn......

zucchini bread

Spent a day with my love at a dairy that is about 40 minutes away. They were having a vintage truck show!! Which my lover enjoyed!!

This is the truck my lover liked. Go big or go home...that's his motto!

Pretty cool jeep truck.

I decided that this could be my daily driver. It was sweet! We have a thing for trucks around our house. We love them!

And you can't go to a dairy without getting ICE CREAM!!! This has been my weakness this summer. I got one scoop of cookies and cream and it was the equivalent of three scoops! It was so yummy! Yeah I ate it all!

In between all that I visited with my friend from out of town, spent the day with my sissy, we went to IKEA for my first a great week!

This week I started back to work and canned more beans today!! I love canning! I have a bushel of peaches ripening up. Does anyone have any good peach recipes?? I would love to hear about them!

I'm Still Here!!

Hello All - I'm still here I will be posting some pictures of my week later today! It's been crazy busy!!
Have a great day and check back soon!!