Friday, December 2, 2011

A snowy morning

Good morning from snowy New Mexico! The snow finally decided to show up early this morning. Left to put out blocks and break the water for the cows this morning and did not take my camera because the snow had not started yet. But by the time we were done it was coming down a good pace and me with no camera!

Did take a few pictures from the house when I got home.
I love how the bluffs look with snow on them

The girls are working on school, so I'm getting caught up on some paperwork and computer work and then baking is on the agenda for today.
 So what is  on the schedule for baking?
First up is this yummy Cranberry Apple Bread, love to use cranberries this time of year in my baking.

Next I think will be my version of a Fruit Cake. Now this is not your traditional dry candied fruit filled cake. I use dried cranberries, cherries, fresh apples, canned pineapple and raisins. The recipe calls for only 3 cups of raisins but I split that 3 cups total over all the different fruits and cut the 3 cups of pecans down to 1 1/2 cups walnuts. As for the brandy you can make the cake without it, just add 1/2 cup water and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract in it's place. I love this cake as there is actual cake to the fruit cake part.

Also on the schedule is eggnog this time of year. This is when having your own chickens and extra eggs comes in handy! Last year for the Christmas season I was going through 18 eggs a day! Glad I did not have to keep buying them at the store.

Well the snow is still falling and I'm off to bake, have a great weekend everyone and if you are baking this holiday season let me know what you are baking. Share some pictures or recipes on my Facebook page Tales of a Ranchers Wife of your favorite holiday recipes.

1 comment:

  1. I wish we'd get snow. Love the pics though!!
    Y'all stay warm!


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