Monday, February 22, 2010

Oven-Fried Chicken (Recommended by 6 out of 6 Hebrons)

A miracle has occured, I made something last night that 6 out of the 6 people that live in this house recommends!  That is very rare in this house, and actually I don't even shoot for it, I think it is a good day if 4 out of 6 like it!  So of course I have to share it with my followers --- especially the ones that still can't believe that I am actually cooking this much.  (Hint hint - for those followers that are in Colorado - I promise to make some of these when you come back).

This is the yummy after picture, sorry I am not a food photographer.  We always forget to take the picture when it is all pretty on the plates.  We used two of our Chicken Grillers and I didn't skin them.


• 1 egg, beaten
• 3 tablespoons milk
• 1-1/4 cups crushed cornflakes or finely crushed rich round crackers (about 35)
• 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
• 1/2 teaspoon paprika
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
• 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
• 2-1/2 to 3 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breast halves, thighs, and drumsticks) (I used 2 of our FFC griller chickens) but you can use parts.


1. In a small bowl combine egg and milk. For coating, in a shallow dish combine crushed cornflakes, thyme, paprika, salt, pepper; stir in melted butter. Set aside. Skin chicken (I did not). Dip chicken pieces, 1 at a time, into egg mixture; coat with crumb mixture.

2. In a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan, arrange chicken, bone side down, so the pieces aren't touching. Sprinkle chicken pieces with any remaining crumb mixture so they are generously coated.

3. Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F for breasts; 180 degrees F for thighs and drumsticks). Do not turn chicken pieces while baking. Makes 6 servings.

I served the chicken with Potatoes and cut up potatoes with a side salad and of course a big glass of raw milk in a cold cup(frozen), can't get any better then that.

Have a great day!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Beef and Noodles...that is what was for dinner...

We have egg noodles back on our product list... we had to wait until we have enough yolks cracked out to make the noodles, and finally we had some made last week!  So guess what we had for dinner the other night...

Beef and Noodles

1 lb. grass fed beef
2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of beef broth
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 tsp. celery salt (or chopped celery)
1 tsp brown Gravy Sauce

In a large saucepan over medium high heat, saute the ground beef, onion and celery for 5 minutes, or until meat is browned.

Then add the mushroom soup and beef broth, cook for three to four minutes.  Make the noodles by the directions on the bag and when done add them to the beef sauce.  This is something Chris' mom used to make, it is simple and easy to throw together at the last minute...exactly the only type of recipe I like.

Have a great night!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Catalogs and more catalogs...

I can't remember when the change happened.  We use to get Lands End's, Macy's, Eddie Bauer and now we only get SEED catalog's....they are everywhere! 
Don't get me wrong they are beautiful... but very overwhelming to pick and decide what to plant. We had a great garden last year but I am beginning to think this year the garden is going to be even bigger.

I am not sure what type of plans Chris has made yet, but as with everything else he does I am sure it is going to be big.  Everything we grow/raise is without chemicals -- that means you can pick it and eat it on the spot. 

Last year the kids got involved and planted and weeded and picked... this year I am sure it is the same but on a bigger scale, perhaps we will even plant some at the house, it seems our garden at home suffered, I hope to plant our normal garden this year.

Have you started planning your garden yet, or are you getting excited about buying from your local farmer? I look forward to the day I can bite into a tomato and not have it taste like cardboard....can't hardly wait!

Have a great day!


Monday, February 8, 2010

Warms the heart...

Farmer Cyrus went to the farm on Sunday with his dad and brother...I think it was great for his spirit!  You never know how the quite ones are affected by tragedy....Cyrus has written many stories and drawn many pictures about the fire...I was excited to send him to school today with this picture!

I think he named this one "shooter pig"...but it will probably change over the weeks...nothing will be as good as the name Goggles, I can remember when he first named goggles, can you guess what time of the year it was?  It was the time of the year he got a pair of goggles for swimming.  God I love this boy!

Kyra loves how their noses are so wrinkly... and you wouldn't believe how soft they are...

All snuggled up for their nap!

What a good start to our week!

Have a great day!


Friday, February 5, 2010

New Life on the Farm...

We are so excited to report that one of our mama pigs had her babies yesterday... and she had one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine.....TEN babies --- all white with black spots --- just like their mommy and daddy (Goggles - may he rest in peace)!

I was so excited when Chris called to tell me, I was at a PTO meeting and couldn't wait to tell all of my friends and supporters of our farm.  Plus they know that this means we will be bringing in a show 'n' tell soon.  The boys all went into school this morning with the picture above...very proud!

Hopefully more pictures to come soon, and we have one more Mama due any day now... they are the softest little things you will ever hold!

Have a great weekend.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Mama pigs are nesting...

Well maybe they aren't nesting, but we have two mama's that are about to have babies!

The daddy is Goggles that we sadly lost in the fire... I think he makes the prettiest babies!  So everyday I send Chris with the camera, hoping that is the day that she starts having them.  Unlike me, pigs don't need doctors waiting by to catch the babies, in fact the smoothest delivery happened when no one was around and that morning we discovered she had 8 babies.  She looks ready doesn't she!

The sheep were happy to find some grass today, they are very easy going.  Although the other day they broke into the little barn that is left and dumped over the chicken feed barrels -- and ate some of the food...Grandpa T and Chris we not happy to find that when they went to do chores.

Ahhh the fun of owning a farm...we are standing by waiting for the mamas to go, they had to build a make shift hut, since normally they would be in the big barn.

It will be a good day when we have new life on the farm...and the babies are sooo cute, you will want to take one home.  I will make sure to post some pictures.  Maybe they will wait until Wednesday, the day that Jorja May and I go to the farm to pack eggs and orders for Purple Porch Coop.

Have a great night!