But first things first - my Gooseberry Patch Church Supper cookbook give-away -
CONGRATULATIONS - Buttons!
I so wish I could send all of you who entered a copy, it is a really good cookbook - Thanks to those who entered!
Buttons I will mail your cookbook out Tuesday - ENJOY!
But back to this challenge that has been set before me -
while I can do this:
Sleeve a cow!
Clean out a leg pit (not just sit for a picture as it would appear)!
Help my kids with show calves!
Sweep out a bin!
Wash hog barns!
Run the grain cart!
Raise these 3 houligans!
Love this guy with all my heart!
Work pigs, but much to Chris' dismay I don't - I tell him if he ever becomes incapcitated I will do that chore but until then he can (and he can teach the kids, at this rate I hopefully will never have to do it again)!
I am the family chauffer!
But I am also pretty good cook and baker (if I do say so myself - which I just did)!
I have been known to make things like:
Cakes that taste better than they look!
Homemade ice cream to die for - thanks to my Dad!
My chocolate chip cookies are demanded far and wide by young and old alike!
Mac and cheese that is so creamy and good you forget about the calories, which are too many to count!
A pot roast that will melt in your mouth!
Fried chicken that tastes like your great grandma made it herself!
I am the grill master at our house - when we were first married we splurged and bought some really good steaks, we were young and nieve and thought the man should do the grilling, he went out, put the steaks on, went back out, flipped them over, went back out, brought them in - we cut the top burnt layer off, we cut the burnt bottom layer off - I went back out with raw (much thinner) steaks and started the grilling over again - while Chris may not excell at grilling, but he is the champion of all champions at eating - he will eat anything I cook and never complains!
The biggest problem for me with a cooking post is that I suck at taking pictures of food - and that probably won't change but like everything else I do I will forge ahead and worry about the details later - just know that even if the pictures of the food aren't so good I promise that the taste is delicious!
So now that you know what I can do I am still not any good at cleaning (and it doesn't matter how much you challenge me Chris) that is just not one area I don't ever have a desire to excell at so you can also ignore the messy kitchen in the background of the food pics!