Hubs loves to feed the deer in our area. Well a lot of the neighbors do and so they have a bit of a roaming buffet to visit on a daily basis and get there share of cracked corn. Every Friday Hubs puts into his 2 big deer feeders a total of 700 pounds of corn, plus some bird seed into the bird feeders. We went out to dinner last Friday night after he did his weekly fill and when we left we had 15 deer in the backyard and when going past one of our neighbors he had to have somewhere between 20-30 deer in his backyard. I gotta tell ya that was a little freaky to see and they weren't in any hurry to take off into the woods. So this was the scene in our backyard Monday night - very hard to get a good picture but there were about 13 deer out there
The 700 pounds of corn is always gone by Tuesday and this is what we found this morning when the sun came up
Do you think their trying to tell hubs something - like there a little ticked off that now they have to wait until Friday for the buffet to reopen. We might end up with a rumble on our hands, LOL.
This isn't a quilt that I made but it's a Quilts Of Valor quilt made by another individual and I took it home to sew down the binding. I just love this color combination - very striking and now it's done and can be sent on to some deserving soldier :)
Last Saturday we had another knitting session with our patient teacher Jean. I'm actually a little farther than what is in the picture but I was to lazy to take a more current one. I do feel like the sock is getting a little to big around the foot area, so maybe I need smaller needles. Anyway the process is fun to see it come together.
- 1 cup butter - softened
- 4 eggs
- 1 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
Mix this together until smooth
Sift together the following
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
Add to the butter mixture and mix until smooth and combined
Spread 2/3 of the batter (and this batter is really sticky) into a greased and floured cake pan, mine was a 9x13 size. Spread 1 can of cherry pie filling or blueberry filling if you want. Drop the rest of the batter in glumps (technical term here) over the filling. this will spread as it bakes.
Bake at 350 for 35 to 45 minutes until the top is golden brown.
Drizzle glaze on top when it's hot out of the oven Serving this warm is really the best I think
- Powdered Sugar
- almond extract
there really isn't any amounts for the glaze, just add a little milk to your sugar to thin it the way you want it and flavor it with the extract. I just guess every time.
Because I had a brownie mix and chocolate chips in the cupboard I decided to make the brownies so I would have an excuse to make this frosting. It's like eating fudge - lordy it's good. This is my friend Gail's recipe and my hips and I thank her every time I make it.
Gail's Fudgey Frosting
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter
put in small saucepan and cook stirring until it comes to a boil and then continue to stir for 30 seconds while it boils - remove from heat and add
- 1 cup miniature marshmellows
- 1 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate chips because that's what I had)
Stir until everything is melted and smooth. If you need to, add a teeny tiny amount of milk if the frosting seems a little thick. I've never had to do that but it's in the directions. Frost your brownies and then make sure to leave a little in the pan so you can enjoy it with a spoon. Who said that? Go ahead and make some, your hips will thank you for it. I know mine do.
Until Next Time