Sunday, April 24, 2011

My Saturday Post Made on Sunday

HAH! Thought I had forgotten, didn't you!?
I am so determined to keep on schedule, lol!
Anyway, I am up early as it is Easter Sunday and I have a lot of cooking and baking to do.
So, as the bread dough rises for some yummy, fluffy dinner rolls later today, I figured I would get in a post.

Saturday being a *wild card* day, I am liable to bounce around on different topics for no rhyme or reason.
While reorganizing everything here during my Spring Cleaning Frenzy, I came across a box of my books I hadn't unpacked since I moved here in September.
First book I pulled out of the box is one of my all-time favorite practical books!
The Self Reliant Homestead by Charles Saunders
I won this book in an online contest at a forum I frequented...and I won it from no less than the author himself! He wrote an inscription on the title page to me and autographed the book!
I cherish it for that, and, more importantly, the contents!
 It is a good basic overview of establishing and living on a rural homestead. He covers looking for and buying property, Raising beef, building fences and walls, how to earn income from your homestead, etc., etc. and everything in between. Good photos and drawings illustrate. A terrific *overview* book that doesn't bog down in detail and is also an interesting read. If you plan on moving to a rural area, this book is a good *primer*.
I wanted to fix duck for Easter dinner, but budget constraints made me push that idea aside and I am fixing a ham. I will, of course, be basting it with Dr Pepper, some brown sugar and spices. Mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, a fresh spring salad and home made dinner rolls will round out the meal. Two desserts...a cherry pie and a chocolate cake.Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
I would have posted pictures today...BUT...the Boys phone was stolen when he took it to school. I had protested about him taking it to school, but my Darlin' Man thought it would be okay (after the Boy raised a ruckus). Yes, I said "I told you so" and said it rather smugly!
Well, it is a lovely morning. The goats have been fed, as have the chickens, my bread dough is rising and ham is marinating in a Dr Pepper/spice/brown sugar mix. I think I'll make a cup of tea and wander off to the back patio for a bit....
Happy Easter and Happy Spring!


  1. Happy Easter to you and the family, Lamb. I've never heard of using Dr Pepper as a marinate, but sounds interesting. You menu sounds delicious. What time do we eat?

    : )

  2. We are eating around 3 or 4...and I use Dr Pepper as a marinade or basting liquid on hams, turkeys and on ribs!

  3. I've never heard as Dr Pepper as a marinate as well. This is interesting indeed! Thanks for sharing this! Happy Easter!...Daniel


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