Monday, July 22, 2013
A Simple day!
Woke up quite early this morning, the sun was just starting to come up over the mountain.
I hadn't had quite a good night's sleep as I was so excited at the prospect of my family getting on their flight in the morning. As we speak they are on their second of FOUR flights to get here. I'm telling you, it's a rough journey, I've done it once before as you may remember, when I went back home to South Africa.
Praying they are doing well.
Anyway, I do enjoy getting up very early and stepping out onto the deck while the whole household is asleep.
The only sounds are usually the birds and a rooster somewhere behind my property. Always makes me smile.
Today though there was another sound thrown into the mix.....
Yep, cows. They were all over the field right across from our house. Oh what a beautiful sight to see.
I watched them for a bit while my coffeepot brewed away, and I also checked in our little birdie that just hatched yesterday afternoon.
Just waiting for his little brother/sister to hatch next.
After a big cup of coffee and a quick chat with hubby, I got right onto my homemaking.
First on the list was making the butter using the cream that I skimmed from the raw milk. Not only did the butter form much faster than the heavy cream from the store, but it's just a gorgeous color yellow and tastes phenomenal.
Next on the list, some buttermilk bread. It's been about two months or more since I made my last loaf and I was just itching to get in there and baking the bread.
Got the dough rising on the kitchen table and then went off into the yard to get the sprinklers on
While puttering around out there , I headed into the horse pasture which I hadn't yet been to
Really enjoyed just walking around, snapping some pictures and enjoying the fresh air
Within an hour and a half, I had gorgeous fresh buttermilk bread
and paired with that beautiful butter, it was just YUMMY!
But my time in the kitchen wasn't over, because the Pastor and his wife were coming over tonight to visit and get to know us better. I wanted to be able to offer something to drink and eat but didn't want to go the cookie route, so first I was going to make Cream Cheese Pound Cake, but then I changed my mind and made simple but delicious Portuguese 10 Egg White Cake.
It's especially delicious with a cup of coffee, which I think will be my breakfast tomorrow.
Wanna come over? :)
So, that was my day.
Tomorrow is going to be super busy, I want to make sure that all the bedrooms are ready for my family, also have to take the books back to the library as I ended up not getting around to doing it today. By tomorrow night we'll be headed to the airport to pick them up and I am just bursting at the seams. Hope I can sleep tonight LOL
Which I think means I need to take my happy behind on to bed, so that is what I'll do. Have a restful night sweet friends :)