I began my day by deciding I wanted to make a CrockPot meal so I could go to the gym in the evening and not have to worry about getting dinner on the table. So, I did a quick search through All Recipes and came up with Great-Aunt Nina's Noodles and Chicken. I ran out to the store to get some of the ingredients. I am so loving the fact that a grocery store is less than 5 miles away! Upon arriving home I got out the CrockPot. I put the chicken next to the pot... and realized the darn thing was too big! The chicken, that is! So, on to plan B. I pulled out my large dutch oven and put it all together and cooked it on the stove. My new stove has a 'simmer' burner. I put that to work! The recipe called for home made noodles. I've never made pasta before - it was easy and fun.
Then I coerced hubby into joining me on a trip to the local sand and gravel store. Our paddock is a mess! A river runs through it! The warm temperatures we have been experiencing have finally made some inroads on melting the snow that fell just before Christmas. But, there are still plenty of 'poopsicles' that resist my best efforts to break their bond with the ground.
You're right. Since they won't let us help,
a nap sounds like a great idea!
So, even without help from the horses we emptied the truck. Time will tell if the gravel makes any difference in fixing the mess!
Evening rolled around. Since I had some exercise in lifting and twisting... and cleaning up poop, I opted not to go to the gym. But, regardless, it was still nice to walk into the house and smell dinner cooking on the stove! And, how did it turn out? Yum! Hubby declared that it could have used some more spice, but we both agreed it was warm, tasty and filling!