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Monday, December 13, 2010

Winter wonderland out there

We got a total of 8 inches of snow last night after mid-night and it is a winter wonderland outside today. Pretty to look at but hell if ya have to be out in it. The guys headed out for work this morning and they made the only tracks that have been made on our road here. Jason took some pics of his house (the old home place) this evening after he got home. This was done while he was out feeding Petunia.

The big barn at the home place has a lil creek running in front of it. The water in this creek would be safe to drink. It starts on the farm and there is no runoff or pollutants that run into it.

The old log barn where Petunia lives. A barn my dad built when I was very young.

The old farm house where my son Jason lives now. He takes care of that end of the farm.

 The house and shed that is in front of the old smoke house.

We obviously had wind last night to blow snow in on my front porch. Pretty sure it snowed on Luna too. Her bed is out of sight to the bottom right.

When I got out today to shovel the back deck here I measured 8 inches of snow. And this was less than what actually fell due to the wind blowing it around.

Luna loves this stuff. Probably the only time she is actually cool all year. She is sitting on the back sidewalk.
Now on to spring as far as I am concerned. I don't like snow. Or cold for that matter. Although it did not get as cold as was predicted. It was about 15 here this morning.
I have not done much else but the snow shoveling today. Although I do have some candy recipes to share with you as well. Very easy to make and taste great. I love these things. Not to mention the fact that you can alter the flavor just by changing out the orange juice concentrate for a flavor of your choice.

Christmas candy

1 box of vanilla wafers, crushed really fine (think food processor)
1 16 oz bag of powdered sugar
1/2 cup soft butter
6 oz of orange juice concentrate

Mix all together really well and roll into balls and place on a flat pan and chill for at least an hour. I make mine the size of large grapes to make em bite size. When chilled dip in your choice of Candy Quik or a small bag of chocolate chips melted with 1/2 bar of paraffin. Dip and place on wax paper to harden. Store in the fridge in single layers or with wax paper between the layers.

To make pina colada candies, sub bottles pina colada mix for the 6 oz of OJ, same with strawberry daiquiri mix. You can also add cocoa powder to make chocolate, add coconut to make coconut ones, add nuts to any of the above. Really there is not way to mess these up. As long as you don't get too happy with liquid. My faves are the pina colada ones with added coconut.
So till next time, enjoy and blessings from the McGuire homestead.



The Apple Pie Gal said...

Wow! You guys got way more than we did! Sure made for some pretty pictures!

I think the coconut ones would be my favorite too!

mlbfanatic0317 said...

your homstead looks great covered with the fluffy stuff. :D I will definently have to make some of the candies with the wife. Good bonding time for us. She is getting a Kitchen Aid Mixer for christmas so that may make things a bit easier...and more cookies and brownies for ME!!! :D

oldie said...

Stelly, your place looks so beautiful and peaceful.

stella said...

Hey yall, gosh I have made candies all dang day. lol
Di, See new post for a new twist on em. I now have a new favorite.
Derek I think you all will love these. Easy to make too. Enjoy!
Thanks oldie, I have to say it is peaceful here. on our county road after it snowed, the only tracks are from Rodger and Jason goin to and from work. lol