Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pesto Salami Tortellini using Family Farms Salami

Many years ago I used to make this for Farmer Chris...but it never seemed right because we didn't want to use store bought salami that includes nitrates.  Farmer Chris did research to find a processor that could make salami without chemicals...and finally we are offering Salami (beef/pork) that has no additives, so last night I had this ready for him to eat after a long day of getting 50 sheep sheared! (a post to come)

Pesto Salami Tortellini

  • 1 9 -ounce package refrigerated cheese filled tortellini
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2  cup pesto sauce
  • 3 ounces salami (chopped) - I usually use a little more
  • Thin tomato slices (optional)
Cook tortellini according to package directions.  Place chopped tomato in a large colander; drain pasta over tomato.  Return mixture to a hot pan.  Place in a medium mixing bowl.  Add pesto and salmi; toss gently till pasta is coated with pesto.  Serve warm on individual plates lined with a few pieces of thinly sliced tomato or in a bowl for a buffet.  This fed Chris and I :)

Needless to say there is no left overs, but we had a happy sleepy farmer snoring on the couch immediately following.

Much love...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday to Jorja May

Our little girl is turning 5 today....

She started out small....
and now she is my only child that has made it to the 90th percentile in height and weight.

She is my shadow...God knew we needed one more child to complete our family and I thank God everyday for each of our blessings!

She is in preschool now, and can't wait for the day she gets to go to Tarkington where she knows everyone there and everyone knows her, from volunteering with mom!

She loves to help Dad on the her flip flops of course.

She is always ready to help out at the kids school!

We are so proud of Jorja May and the little person she is growing into.  She loves to ramble on and on and especially late at night.  She is a night owl like her father, she counts 40 and loves to sing.

Happy Birthday Jorja May!


Mom, dad, Kyra, Jackson, Cyrus, Jones, Dog and Cubby!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year...

Wow I could go on and on and explain why I haven't posted for a very long time, but let's just say that summer and veggies make for a busy farmers wife and becoming the PTO president, this time at the kids middle school makes the farmers wife insane but happy for the new adventure.
I wanted to share my Lasagna Soup recipe, it is one that five out of six Hebron's love and if you add my brother in law's family it is 9 out 10 Hebron's.  I made it the night before heading to the farm, added the noodles in the a.m. and kept it warm in the crock pot for our Farm Lunch.  And for those that know me or follow me, a recipe has to be easy for me to even attempt it, and really easy for me to make every couple weeks.  Perfect for the winter months.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Lasagna Soup
makes 8 - 10 cups
1# bulk Italian sausage
2 cups onions, chopped
1 cup carrots, diced
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbsp. garlic, minced
4+ cups chicken broth
1 can (14 1/2oz.) Italian-style stewed tomatoes, chopped
1 can (10 3/4oz) tomato sauce
1 cup uncooked mafalda pasta ( I use a whole box because my kids like more noodles less soupy)
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1 cup provolone cheese or fresh mozzarella, diced
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
4 tsp. thinly sliced fresh basil

Prep all ingredients.
Brown sausage in a large soup-pot over high heat.

Add onions and carrots; saute 3 minutes.
Stir in mushrooms and garlic; saute 3 minutes.
Add broth, stewed tomatoes, and tomato sauce, bring to a boil.
Drop in pasta and simmer until the pasta is done (+ - 10 minutes).
Stir in spinach and cook until wilted

Place 1/4 cup of the diced cheese into each soup bowl and pour soup on top. Garnish with Parmesan and basil
makes 8 - 10 cups

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 16th Wedding Anniversary to my Favorite Farmer!

16 years ago I married Farmer Chris... of course he wasn't a farmer then and I am pretty sure he didn't tell me that his intentions were to marry me, have four kids and become a farmer and feed thousand's good food!  I met him at Ball State University...

Chris and Michelle visiting his sister in Boston!

...he was a nerd (although he disagrees) and wanted to become a teacher...and guess what he has.  His classroom is our kids, me, customers and pretty much anyone that will listen to him.  It has always amazed me how much knowledge he has...he does a lot of reading, something I don't enjoy much of, but he has passed that wonderful gift on to a couple of our children.  After college we moved to Chicago (for the city girl in me)...and had a ball getting around town and enjoying the sites...and once we started talking about kids we knew we had to move back home to be around our families!
We lived in Chicago for 6 years before moving back to Indiana/Michigan...and my kids pointed out that he is wearing farm gloves in the picture...haha -- they said I should have known!
July 1, 1995
I married my best friend....

Chris outside the barn at the farm he now goes to daily....I guess the clues were there!

The Hebron's today!!!

Everyday is an adventure with you Chris...and your mom warned me about that 20 years ago...but I always knew she saw us together forever...she just wanted to some day tell me "I told you sooo"!  I love you and thank God everyday I have you in my life and that you are such a loving husband and father to our kids....and the several hundred animals on the farm!  I can't wait to see what this year brings us...I don't dare try to imagine!

Happy Anniversary!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mother's Day...

Mother's day was great in our house this year, but really everyday is mother's day...I thank God every day I have little monkeys yelling "MOM"!  Last Year we went and picked out this dog....
And this year....this dog
is HUGE and still my puppy!  This year Farmer Chris packed a picnic and we went to a park!

and I got to hang out with all of the kids!

My little farmers...
Playing in the creek!

And of course the day ended doing the evening chores...because we have many mama pigs that need to know they are appreciated also!

Sorry the posts have been lacking but I am hoping once the kids get out of school, posts will pick up!