Say hello to my little friend

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Do you see him? He’s a rather regal looking fellow.

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There he is. I had to add some dirt to the potatoe bags, tie some vines & plant a few last minute additions. I found this guy among the arugula. Luckily there are plenty of bugs for him in the greenhouse.

I’ll talk about the trials we’ve had with growing a successful garden in another post. This is our 4th garden & fingers crossed we should have some harvest this year.

 

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Father’s Day dinner

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We just finished a yummy Father’s Day dinner. I wish Scott wasn’t sick all weekend. I’m sure he’d rather not spend his weekend asleep & feeling horrible. No fun.

Anyways. As promised here is the recipe for my Mac & Cheese.

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1 lb. trottole pasta (or pasta of your choice. I’ve used cavatappi & whole wheat macaroni.)

½ c. butter
½ c. flour
4 c. milk
1lb. cheddar cheese

1/2lb. Asiago cheese

1 T. pepper

1T. Italian seasoning
2 T. butter
½ c. bread crumbs

3/4lb. pancetta
Boil pasta.

Brown pancetta over medium heat. Drain excess fat

Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Slowly add flour, whisk and cook 2-3 minutes. Add in pepper & Italian seasoning. Slowly pour in milk whisking until smooth and heating with a low boil until thick. Add cheese. Continue to stir till well mixed. Does not need to be completely melted. Remove from heat.
Grease a 9×13″ baking dish. Add pasta & pancetta to cheese sauce, mix & pour in greased dish.

Melt 2 T. butter or olive oil over medium heat. Add in bread crumbs stir constantly until lightly browned. Pour over the mac and cheese.
Bake in at 325 degrees 15 minutes.

Life on the farm

Tomorrow is fathers day. It is a day that has become a punchline in so many areas of society. Not here on the farm. Scott is the head of our home, our patriarch. He is always important, always loved & always in the lead. Tomorrow we are celebrating what he means to us. 14160_10201936906052118_1635872429_nI went shopping today for some of my husbands favorite foods to include my fancy mac & cheese, sesame green beans & filet. My mac & cheese has asiago cheese & pancetta. Mmmmmm. I’ll post a picture & recipe tomorrow.