Friday, January 12, 2024

Waiting for the Snow, Making Pasties, and Getting Books at the Library!

You know, I don't know how much snow we will get, the totals are all over the place.  I do know it will be enough for sledding. I found the sleds yesterday in the backyard and made sure to get them ready to go.  They have a snow day today as most of Michigan does and I know they are sleeping in this morning.

I found this small bag of mealworms for $1.00 on Marketplace.  We were by his house going to Aldi's to pick up milk and other things  for us and a neighbor before the storm.   I don't think we will get out much after it starts, except to shovel.

Along with fiction, I love to read non fiction books that help me with gardening, cookbooks, and health.  Sometimes I find them at garage sales, most of the time I buy them.  I get hooked on some when I listen or read reviews and can't wait to buy them.  There was one I was extremely interested in after listening to a review and decided I would see if it was at the library.  It was. They sent it from another branch and held it for me.  I saved $10.00 because most of the stuff I already knew well except for raising Angora rabbits and selling their fur for yarn.   So, I did learn something and now of course I want to raise Angora rabbits.   If you interested the book was Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasure of a Homemade Life by Jenna Woginrich.  Great for beginner homesteaders.

I'm following an Michigan U.P. facebook group -yep I'm a troll following the yoopers.  Anyhow, I found their recipe for the pasties and made some with leftover pork roast.  I'm almost ashamed of how they look but  they were very good.  I'll get better at making it pretty, I hope.  

The pasties were made by the wives of miners in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan.  They were great for lunch because they could hold them in their hands.

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Belinda said...

My sister, who moved to michigan a few years ago has told me about the pasties. Yours sound and look delicious. Great deal on the mealworms! If we get snow next week I am staying home too. Hope you don't get too much.

Cheryl Kimbley said...

Hoping you stay safe and warm.
Who cares how they look as long as they were tasty!
Love the squirrel and kitty pics!!!!!!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I guess the roads are bad now Belinda -so stay at home it is. I have some sewing to do to keep me busy. Have a good weekend and stay warm.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I missed the squirrel being upside down Cheryl but this picture was a good one. My cat loves to watch birds on my kindle. ha ha I wonder how many other cats love that too.
Have a good weekend.

Lana said...

I love snow days! (Maybe because we get so few of them)

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I love them too Lana! It's very quiet and peaceful with the snow buffering the noises in the neighborhood well all except the side by side going up and down the street LOL!