I fully intended to be a slug this week and rest up from the holiday production rush but I honestly didn't mean to carry it this far! I haven't done crap basically and Jack and I have really been enjoying ourselves. We actually got a wild hair and went to the Big Town for half a day just to get out. We had a nice lunch and hit a couple of stores we like.
I have been cooking a little but saving the grand effort for New Years Day. I took that turkey leftovers and made this wonderful pot pie. I don't mean to sound like I'm bragging; I mean, it wasn't my recipe, I just copied what somebody else had done. It was wonderful though and the pastry topping was really nice. Fresh out of the oven it was the perfect thing for a cold, winter's day and there was enough of it to last for 2 suppers and a couple of lunches. (Supper in the South is what most people refer to as dinner.)
If any of you would like the recipe I'll be happy to share. So, every scrap of that ol' turkey got ate up and we certainly appreciated it.
Don't worry though, we don't leave the animals out of it! Chigger always get a warm meal and I often fix a warm oatmeal and rice breakfast for the girls. They LOVE oatmeal and they are steadily laying more and larger eggs. We should be back to selling eggs soon. That will be good as feed prices have continued to rise. I'm so thankful we went to the trouble to get these hens and provide a good place for them to live and in return they provide us with a wonderful (and tasty) protein source. I'm even going to try an authentic eggnog for our New Year's celebration, since we have such a surplus of eggs.
I am going to have to start supplementing their food with a little more greens from the garden though. Since the cold has really hit, the grass is gone and they really love any greens we can come up with. I'll tell ya'll a little more about my plans in another post.
All in all it's been a lovely, quiet week and I've been feeling rather blessed. I hope you all have time to relax also and maybe grab a nap and snuggle here and there.