Well finally I am here writing another blog! It sure has taken me forever... so sorry, my one or two loyal readers. I am home today enjoying my day off, and Daniel just left from coming home for lunch. I fed us one of our chickens which we processed (killed) last saturday, and it was ever-so-delicious. So fresh and healthy! I made a giant pot of chicken stock the other day, and so I am trying to figure out how to use so much chicken broth, because it is supposed to be incredibly healthy if you cook it for long enough (I cooked mine for a full 24 hours, which is the maximum time according to my good cook book "nourishing traditions".) Anyhoo, so I tried (unsucessfully) to make a reduction sauce, but I don't think there was enough gelatin in my broth for it to ever become a sauce... it just sort of boiled away. But then I cooked rice in some of the broth and it was good, and then tonight we are having garlic soup, another recipe from "nourishing traditions". I'm trying to eliminate processed foods from our diet, which is hard!! I am trying to learn to plan ahead for meals and make everything from scratch. Ehhhh. I am happy to do it but I am not enjoying the severe learning curve. Not that i don't like learning. Anyhow, it's ok. Daniel got me a kitchenaid mixer for christmas! Those really nice kind that sit on the counter. Mine is white. I love it--- it kneads bread and pizza crust super quick and eazy-- it's amazing! We made whipped cream, too. He totally suprised me with that gift-- i've always wanted one (what woman doesnt??) but never thought we would get one because they are a luxury, but he saved up his allowance for months (how sweet!!!) to get it for me! What a great husband. He's amazing, and i love him. I feel so sad for ppl who don't love and cherish their spouse. Marriage can be so great! (not just because of fancy pantsy presents, either).
Ok, sooooo what else is going on? I don't know. My dad and brother came to visit after christmas for a few days, and we all actually had a really good time. I was scared my dad and Daniel wouldn't get along, but they talked and talked about politics and foreign policy and the government and farming, it was great. No akwardness at all.
I'm trying to loose weight. I'm tired of looking at my skinny pants and not wearing them. Soooo I am cutting sugar out of my diet and excercizing. This morning pilates kicked my butt. I've lost a few pounds (after gaining those over the holidays, of course) so I feel a little better.
I feel like the new year can officially start now because I bought a 2008 calander last night and it is now hanging in the kitchen. Yay 2008. Only 2 more years and we will move back home!