Monday, November 28, 2011

I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.
We had a very enjoyable day
with family and good friends.
We had so much fun celebrating Miss H's first Thanksgiving.
Josh, Ali and Miss C spent Thanksgiving with Ali's family this year.
It sounds like they had a wonderful day also.

I think my family's favorite part of Thanksgiving is the day after
(or in this case a few days later)
when we have "turkey rolls"
some people call them taquitos, but not our family.

So, how do you make turkey rolls? Let me show you.
First Corn Tortillas
lightly fry the tortillas so that they are soft, set them aside until you are ready to start adding the turkey.
Shred the turkey and season...I use Italian seasoning, garlic and a little salsa.
Place the turkey on the tortilla and roll it tight secure it with a toothpick.
Deep fry until the shell is golden brown.
Let the turkey rolls drain and cool a little.
We like to eat them with guacamole, sour cream and salsa,
add homemade chips and there you have it.
Our favorite turkey meal.

What do you do with your left over turkey or do you have something different for your Thanksgiving meal.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall View Of The River

I love the summer view of "our" river.

but each Fall for a few weeks the river drops.
This time is used to check the dam that is just down river for any problems.
It gives us a different view of the river and the river bank too.

When it goes down Kirk gets busy working on putting the rocks back up on the bank that get washed out from the boats and this year the HIGH water that we had all Spring and most of the Summer.

The water didn't go down as far as it usually does.
So, that meant that you  Kirk was going to have to work on it every chance he had
 because it would not be staying down for very long.
and the few days it was down it was cold...yes, that is ice, the river was already starting to show signs of freezing!
Bless Kirk's heart, last year he had Sergio able to help because he wasn't working yet,
and years before he had sons living at home, this year he was on his own.
The river was down for less than a week so he wasn't able to get as much done as he wanted to.

What do you think of the low river view?
My first thought is WOW, I forget how deep the water is during the summer and
many I miss my summer river.

My Mom's Apple Pancake Recipe

My family loves my mom's Apple Pancakes recipe.
 I am not sure where my mom got this recipe or if it was one she just put together...I really don't care, because after you eat these you will never want "plain" pancakes again especially when you see how easy this.
Geneva's Apple Pancakes
2 Cups Bisquick ( I use what ever pancake mix is on sale)
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 & 1/3 Cups Milk
1 Cup of grated apples
 ( I use my kitchen-aid's grater, but a hand grater works wonderful {peels are also o.k.} )
1 egg
Mix all the items together. Your batter should be quite thin.
Cook as you would any other pancakes

Apple Syrup
1 Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
2 Cups Apple Juice or Cider
2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
Bring the above items to a boil
add a 1/2 Cube BUTTER
bring to a simmer until butter is melted.
Remove from heat*
Serve over Apple Pancakes
with SOUR CREAM...don't turn your nose up until you try it.
* I like to let my syrup cool so it thickens a little.

As a side note, if you are serving more than 4 people then be sure to double this recipe.
Last night feeding two 19 year old young men (missionaries) and 4 other adults
I 3X's the recipe. I had just a couple of pancakes left over.

And let me know what you think.