Friday, June 16, 2017

My Week in Food

Whew! It's been a whirlwind of a week and I spent much of it  in the kitchen so food is what you get to read about today. We worked 4 days instead of three and it's been HOT! That's why breakfast is at 4. By the time they eat, load horses

trailer to the various pastures

 it's just about light enough for them to start gathering

and they can get things done by noon. It's been over 100 degrees for 10 days now and next week looks like more of the same. We're usually 5-8 degrees hotter here than they are in town, but I guess once you hit 105 degrees, what's another 8 degrees? It's all melting weather.

And, no we don't have the humidity that plagues much of the country. I grew up in that and it's not fun, but what we do for a living means we spend our days outside and no one enjoys it when it's this hot.

However, I've been cooking all week and cooking for the boys means the oven and stove are on for much of the day. They love their deserts and who am I to deny them of that. :)

Apple pie:

Sopapilla Cheesecake:

And Pea Pickin' Cake:


I hope no one went hungry. This was dinner on Thursday - brisket, Yummy Corn Casserole, Potato Salad, Jalapeno Poppers, and Rolls:

One child will roll in today with the others coming in tomorrow evening. Then I am taking one to town on Sunday morning to meet the University caravan and they are heading to North Dakota for a Nutrition Conference.

 My refrigerator is FULL of leftovers. I'm hoping they can empty it out so I can start with a clean slate for more cooking next week. Between enchiladas, brisket, fajitas (making these for the crew today), Chicken Salad (making this today for the weekend), Buckaroo Bundles (making these tomorrow), Pea Pickin Cake, Sopapilla Cheesecake, watermelon, cantaloupe, blueberries, and grapes - surely there will be enough.

Today I'm making fajitas and Queso. I need easy and am making enough for leftovers tomorrow.

If anyone goes hungry, it'll be their own fault. Oh, and this'll be a PPW...a paper plate weekend. :)


Janet O. said...

I don't know how you do it all in that heat (actually, I just don't know how you do it all--period). Do you have really good AC in your kitchen--I hope??
No one leaves your place hungry, I'm sure! It all sounds yummy!

Nancy said...

I feel tired just reading about what you do, Karin! All that cooking and baking.... And the heat. You're an amazing woman! Our a/c broke on Monday. We were only in the 90s but with high humidity. But I hope you have a/c in your house and that you weren't too hot in the kitchen. I love having leftovers from a meal or two -- so I don't have to do more cooking for a few days. I'm sure you family will be thrilled with your delicious leftovers.

Tired Teacher said...

Hard work requires hardy meals for endurance. Your menus sound heavenly, especially the leftovers!

carol fun said...

I don't know how you do it... that is a lot of work...but my mouth is watering just looking at your cooking...I don't imagine that anyone within 20 miles of your place went hungry... take care!

Sherrill said...

Now THAT'S a workout!! HA! No exercise classes needed. Pea pickin' cake is a new one--never heard of it. That looks like some GREAT food..lucky cowboys. The corn casserole, rolls, brisket all look YUMMY!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Yummy! I want to come to your house and eat leftovers--they look delicious. Am sure your hardworking crew appreciates a good meal after their days work in that heat! Humidity and the South go hand in hand--we have had temps in the high 80's and low 90's with high humidity and thunder storms--it is all I can do to keep up with the weeds and mowing.

Dar said...

You are are a true angel to do so much cooking with the temperatures so high. I know your gang appreciates it, but I hope you can keep cool when you aren't cooking. Everything looks so yummy -- I have a sweet tooth too.

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