I tell you, folks, I am chomping at the bit to visit a nursery and buy a boatload of flowers. However, this cold front came through, and now, April 1st, 2019, I’m sitting here in sweat pants and a sweatshirt with a burning fireplace. It’s cold. The good news is we have everything in the veggie garden planted. I am praying this cold snap doesn’t kill anything.
I’ll post another picture when everything comes up. We planted cabbage, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. This is my first time to plant those, and I have broccoli that will need to be cut soon. I just don’t know how to freeze the surplus. Guess I’ll blanch them and then freeze. So far, everything I’ve done that to has been successful.
Note: The above was written 12 days ago and I’m just now getting around to finishing it.
We do love our vegetables. There is nothing like fresh squash or cream peas. Yum. I’m getting hungry just thinking about them. When I cut the broccoli they were starting to bloom. Let me tell you, they were bitter. I learned that once the plant starts to bloom, it’s done. The broccoli was small and not enough for a meal.
I’m not writing much. Which is why I haven’t posted a newsletter lately. I have the 3rd book in Weber, Texas series about 1/3 finished. Hidden Treasure may never make it to the publisher, but at least it’ll be completed. If someone wants to read it (as is), I’ll send it to them. No charge. I’ll feel better knowing I did finish it.
I thought of what will be in the Hidden Treasure, and it will be a huge surprise to everyone. I’ve had it on my mind for some time and couldn’t figure out what the ‘Hidden Treasure’ would be. Should it be gold bars, cash, deed to the property, what? Then I thought, ‘why does it have to be a real treasure? Why can’t it be something so far out in left field’…anyway, I think I’ve got it.
The recipe this month is one I’ve cooked twice and will cook it again. It’s not Keto, but I just ran around the house a couple of times. I’m sure that took off the extra pounds I gained with this Blackberry dessert with ice cream on top. This is the Pioneer Women’s recipe, and I’ll try anything she puts out. Try it, you will love it.
Blackberry Cobbler #1
by Ree | The Pioneer Woman
Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hours
This is my favorite version of cobbler. It's cakey and sweet and can really stand on its own without a creamy accompaniment such as ice cream or whipped cream.
• 1 stick Butter
• 1-1/4 cup Sugar
• 1 cup Self-Rising Flour
• 1 cup Milk
• 2 cups Blackberries (frozen or fresh)
Melt butter in a microwavable dish. Pour 1 cup of sugar and flour into a mixing bowl, whisking in milk. Mix well. Then, pour in melted butter and whisk it all well together. Butter a baking dish.
Now rinse and pat dry the blackberries. Pour the batter into the buttered baking dish. Sprinkle blackberries over the top of the batter; distributing evenly. Sprinkle ¼ cup sugar over the top.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until golden and bubbly. If you desire, sprinkle an additional teaspoon of sugar over the cobbler 10 minutes before it’s done.