Well when I got home tonight I realized that when I went into the big coop that the full size Mottled Hen that I thought was hurt was not. It was Miss Milly and when I went to check on her, she was dead. She died when I was at the bakery. I am very thankful that I do still have the Mottled rooster and another Bantam Mottled hen. I will separate them this spring from the flock and they can hopefully have some babies. The hen is not as beautiful as Miss Milly was, she was a prize! That is part of having free range chickens during the day and living on a farm. The owners I hope will be keeping the dogs at their place. They are different dogs then the ones that came and really killed a lot of my ducks and chickens. Hard day!
Fresh Cherry Pie Filling
I pinned this recipe on my Pinterest the other day........just so I would be ready when our sour cherries came in at the bakery.........they did!
We are trying to cut costs at the bakery.....so we are making more things by scratch, just to help us get through all the price increases. It has been wonderful for us to learn different ways we can do that. Great for the girls! I found this cherry pie filling recipe and made it today. Easy and very very good. The cherries were really nice to work with and the pie filling turned out wonderful. Our boss said we were saving money! Good thing!
I made what I call Cherry pie for the kids........even though I don't have to make a ton of pie crusts. It is very economical and fast. I use an oblong pan..........spoon the pie filling into the bottom of the pan about 2" deep. Set aside.
Then I make a wonderful pie crust that we found last year while working at the bakery! It is the best. It is a Simply Recipes recipe called Perfect Pie Crust. Super easy and really easy if you have a food processor. Found here. Lattice the top and sprinkle a little sugar on the top then bake for about 20 minutes. For my sweet man I surprised him......gave him a piece with a sliver of ice cream on the top........he was pleased........with me!
Cherry Orange Graham Muffins
Tressa also used some of the cherries to make these wonderful muffins for tomorrow morning for breakfast. We made a streusel for the top of butter, brown sugar and whole oats. Sprinkle that over the top of each muffin. There are so many good blogs out there with super recipes. They have been helping us with new recipes in the kitchen . Plus we feel like we are getting paid and an education all at the same time.
Hope all is well with you..........trusting that you had a good day today!
God Bless You!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs from our farm to your HOME!