Saturday, December 29, 2012

Campfire in the Snow

Baked Oatmeal for Breakfast

Made with oatmeal, raisins, walnuts and milk, Baked Oatmeal is so easy even a redneck can make it!

And I did...this morning.

2 cups dry oatmeal (I like to use old-fashioned oatmeal)

1/4 to 1/2 cup brown sugar (1/2 cup makes it very sweet)

1 1/2 cups milk

2 eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup walnuts (or slivered almonds)

1/2 cup raisins

Use a fork to mix all ingredients together thoroughly in a mixing bowl. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees in a greased 8×8 inch casserole dish or an 8×8 inch cake pan. Serve with milk if desired.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Frying Pan Date Cookies

This is a bit unusual for a "Redneck" blog, but these cookies are fun to make.

Once you have added the cup of Rice Krispies and if the cookies still seem a little too moist, add Rice Krispies by the quarter cup until you get the desired consistency. Then roll in coconut.

1 egg beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup dates (chopped)
1 cup Rice Krispies
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
coconut (to roll the cookies in)

Put the beaten egg, the sugar and the chopped dates into a frying pan and cook for several minutes until the mixture “leaves the pan” (i.e. is thick and sticky).

Add: 1 cup Rice Krispies, 1 cup chopped walnuts and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Roll into small balls. Then roll in coconut.

Store in an airtight container between layers of wax paper.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Our Lipizzan Mare Saleena

This is our Lipizzan mare Saleena. She's just getting started with her dressage training.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012