Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

November 8, 2011

Gift making for Christmas

I am  going to start today's blog with what I am thankful for today and  That being my Oven and Stove top.... because I am planning to use it most of the day preparing for making Christmas gifts .

On  the list: Spicy marinade for Beef Jerky, Maple Pecan Granola Cereal, Fruit  infused Vinegar. I know its a not even Thanksgiving yet but Christmas is not that far  off and I need to perfect  my recipes. I have my husband shelling peanuts for the granola and he will be my official taster for everything.. He really does know what tastes good. He does a lot of cooking himself. He made a delicious Chili Verde a couple days ago and lucky to have a bit put away in the freezer for my busy days when dinner just isn't in the list of things  I need or want to do.  Today I already prepared pasta for the"girls" who are happily scratching up the last of their breakfast.. ( They like a warm meal I am sure on these cold days) then next I am  starting on the granola and making a Beef Stew for dinner so the stove top will get its share of work as well. So off to the kitchen I go.. Hi Ho,Hi Ho~ What are you doing  today?