Thursday, January 8, 2015

Homemade Chcicken Noodle Soup, Frozen Water Lines and More: The Walnut Acre Daily- Thursday January 8, 2015

WORDS TO LIVE BY

You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. ~ Jeremiah 29:13

WORKING, LEARNING AND PLAYING TOGETHER

Michael did well with his schoolwork today. We worked in his workbook( language arts, math, science and social studies), reviewed math and sight word flashcards, read his reading book, read a Bible story and a storybook, and played two games of memory.




I was planning to do laundry today but when I went to start the washer the water lines to the washer were frozen. So I dusted and decluttered instead. The lines have frozen before but usually thaw without any problem and they finally did thaw later this evening.

Austin, Amanda and Michael all three went to my sister's for the evening. Austin and Amanda usually go on Thursday evenings and sometimes Michael goes and sometimes he decides to stay home and play with whoever is here that evening. When I took them down there somehow we managed to lock the keys in the truck. So Doug had to bring his keys down and unlock it for me. Thankfully we don't live very far apart.

Austin worked with my dad for several hours again this afternoon. He never really said what they were doing but from the look of his clothes it was metal work again.



IN THE KITCHEN


Amanda fixed pizza rolls and corn for lunch today and we also had peaches. 

With this cold weather it seemed like a chicken noodle soup kind of day so I made two pots of homemade chicken noodle soup with vegetables - one for my sister's family and one for us. I started out with six chicken leg quarters  - three each in two big pots. I filled the pots with water and brought the chicken to a boil, then let them simmer until the chicken was tender. I then took the chicken out to cool. To the broth I added diced carrots, celery, and onions and some left over whole kernal corn. When the chicken had cooled I pulled it off the bones and added the meat back to the broth.(I actually ended up using only using the meat from two quarters for each pot of soup so now I have some extra to use for something else.) When the vegetables had cooked I added noodles and continued to simmer until the noodles were done. For seasoning I added salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. It was the perfect meal for a cold winter evening.

YARD AND GARDEN

There's not much going on in the yard and garden in January but I am certainly looking forward to when we can start planting again. My list of plants and when to start them is already made. 


READING AROUND THE WEB

Easy Baked Apple Purses


FOOD FOR THOUGHT



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