I recently posted two tips I use to keep our busy lives rolling. The first tip was to let family members (children/husband) choose a meal for the week. This is a HUGE load off my plate every week in our house with each child picking a meal and the man choosing one as well. We usually order out or go out to eat once a week so I am left with only planning 3 dinners a week. That’s awesome in my world as I have enough to plan daily.
The second was to try and think ahead and make “multi-meal” plans. You can see how I do it on my Facebook page here: Kitchen Tips
The boy and his classmates were asked to provide a loaf of bread to our local Golden Age Center (seniors center). The school provided all of the ingredients and instructions which was enough for 2 loaves (one to donate and one for our family). I let the kids make it together.
It was a simple recipe, a bit different from our regular recipe, but it was very good. You can see how we made the bread on my facebook page here: Homemade Bread
The view of our ice pond
New York in the fall should be considered one of the “wonders of the world”. It is spectacular. The air is crisp and smells of leaves and frosty air, the streams, rivers and lakes are filling up offering clear and cold water, the wildlife is roaming around more freely in search of tasty treats under the fallen leaves, and the skies overhead are more blue and full of white puffy clouds than ever.
We enjoy this time of year for trail riding, hiking, 4 wheeling, and relaxing. Here are some wonderful pictures from just one weekend on our property. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I did living them!
Our ice pond is stunning. It’s called the “ice pond” as it is a pond we built shallow enough so it will freeze quickly and be used for ice skating all winter long.
The leaves are such a beautiful backdrop. I can’t get enough of their colors!
Riding the horses with the sounds of the leaves under their feet and a happy dog chasing blowing leaves.
Pumpkin sales, carving and trick or treating (Bruizer and Two Bit of the book the Outsiders) end one of the most beautiful months.
And a sneak peek at the beautiful cabin we finally have for our campground by the ice pond. More on that in my next post……..
Ok….it was 4 ingredients for half the batch as I added chocolate chips to some.
1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup of sugar
mix all until smooth, add chocolate or butterscotch chips if desired, form teaspoon size balls and press with a fork. Bake at 350 for exactly 12 minutes and you have a delicious cookie. These are also gluten free!
This recipe is shared from Barefeet in the Kitchen and you can find the recipe on my post here: Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies