Friday, October 29, 2021

Fall Works = You Can Find Me in the Kitchen Again

 It's weaning season around here:

That means - yep, you guessed it - I'm in the kitchen again, but before the crew trailered the calves over from the north side of the ranch last week, Skeet and I walked out into the pens after breakfast and added Corid to the water troughs:

Hubby and I had put out 12 big bales of hay in the pens the previous evening:

Steer calves in one pen and heifer calves in the other - 176 steer calves and 114 heifer calves this year -a huge decrease since selling 70% of the cows earlier this year

They are a little disgruntled at being stripped from their Mamas, but after a day or two, they quit their bawling:

Monday I'm at the Sale Barn and I grabbed groceries after work. Tuesday I helped DH get get things ready and cooked a few things for the next day.

I cooked Wednesday - Thursday - Friday last week.

And Wednesday - Thursday - Friday this week. 

I haven't tried any new recipes so nothing to share - just tried and true favorites, but I've linked to posts of previously posted recipes. 

Breakfasts are always hard for me. I struggle with variety for the crew. I make Scrambled eggs - Sausage - Biscuits - Gravy - and fruit one day. I have a good Breakfast Pizza dish - bacon - biscuits - fruit another day. Breakfast Burritos - Fruit and Cinnamon Rolls or Donuts the last day. Scrambled eggs - pancakes / waffles - syrup -bacon - fruit another day. Scrambled eggs / Migas - sausage - breakfast potatoes / hashbrowns - biscuits - fruit the next day. Repeat. Sometimes I throw in a Honey Bun Cake or Pecan Pie Muffins or Blueberry Muffins into the mix.

I'm just making a list here for future reference:

1. Salisbury Steak - Pico - Scalloped Potatoes - green beans - One Hour Soft & Fluffy Rolls 

 2. Barbecue Sandwiches - Roasted Seasoned Potato Wedges - Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos - Corn on the Cob

3. Cornpone Pie - Taquitos - Homemade Salsa - Salad 

4. Brisket -  Baked Potatoes - Cole Slaw - Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins - Jalapeno Poppers

5. Steak Tapequena - Mashed Potatoes - Corn - State Fair Yeast Biscuits

6. Fajitas - Refried Beans - Salsa - Chips


Sopapilla Cheesecake - Spiced Apple Twists w/ Ice Cream - Strawberry Cheesecake - Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert - Caramel Fudge Brownies w/ Ice Cream - Buttermilk Pie

Plus DH got an Apple Pie in between that he didn't have to share. πŸ˜‰

 The weather has been amazing. About 32° in the morning and 70° in the afternoon. Today they needed dinner at 10:30. It was so nice out that I had a hard time going back into the kitchen after grilling the Flank Steak for fajitas

and although I do love cooking for these boys, the thing I am most looking forward to now that we are done is leftovers...and a nap! Kitchen is closed. πŸ˜‰


Tired Teacher 2 said...

I’m pretty sure your crew looks forward to your delicious meals — who wouldn’t!

Donna said...

I don’t know how you do it! Too bad you don’t live close enough to order pizza one day! You definitely deserve a nap!

Dorian said...

Good morning Karin,

Yah for another busy time in the kitchen, you know you love it ;) Now I hope you get some rest and some sewing time in. Have a lovely day.

Sherrill said...

Ahh, it's beginning to look like a normal routine again! Bet you two are happy about that (somewhat anyway..LOL). You know I had to look up Corid don't you? HA

Shepherdess55 said...

Yay! One more annual chore checked off the list. I feel the same after weaning lambs.

Pam Johnson said...

I”ll come wash dishes for you and help with the clean up to partake in those delicious meals !!

Treadleworks said...

Your meals sound good to me.
Check out Ship to Shore chef on Facebook. She has wonderful recipes for cooking for crews on ships!

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