Monday, February 7, 2011

Seeds, Soup, and Hot Rolls

We ordered from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds this year. I want to try to grow everything from seed.  I may have bitten off more than I can chew because my thumb isn't very green. However, Tim's is! He is confidant that he can get it all done in time.  (Notice I said HE can get it done. Ha!)  Our last frost is around the end of March to mid April so I guess we still have a bit of time.  I am very excited to see and taste some of these unusual varieties.  I want to have enough surplus this year to can and dehydrate as much as possible.

I'm not much of a football fan, but Tim wanted to watch the Super Bowl so I decided to make Beef & Vegetable Soup, and some homemade rolls.  The recipe for the rolls was not very specific and I kind of bluffed my way through it.  Now, mind you, I have very little knowledge of what to do in a kitchen so this was a big step for me.  I had planned to make hard rolls, but they turned out soft and sweet.  They were good, just not what I was trying to accomplish.   I found another recipe on the web and will try that tomorrow.

Here is the simmering soup and the dough getting started.

Look at that dough rise!

Yum, yum!  Just what I needed for a cold day of Super Bowl commercials :)

And last, but not least, the first ever rolls from "scratch" to come out of my kitchen.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Okay now I'm hungry! Found you through the Survivalmom Blogring...I really enjoyed your blog! Come visit me sometime on mine..I am garden dreaming too!

  2. I love Baker Creek Seed CO. I tried harvesting some of my own seeds from what I planted last year. I hope they work. I have green beans, peas and spinach. I tried to harvest the cucumber seeds, BUT it totally grossed me out after letting it ferment in my basement for a bit. I'm reordering cucumbers. My tomatoes were a joke last year. I tried growing some in a container on my porch, but then my chickens found them. :)

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  3. That soup looks so good! We had a Super Bowl party, too, but this year I didn't much in the way of homemade, except for an awesome bean dip: 2 cans refried beans, 2 c. grated cheddar, some salsa, and chopped onion. The cheese made it really creamy and yummy. We're not big football fans; we just look for any excuse to have a counter full of food!

  4. Gosh, that looks good! I can't wait to start my seeds. I'm hoping that I can direct seed peas, lettuce and carrots here in a few weeks. Last year I got them in mid-March and it got too hot for the peas by mid-May. Such a narrow window here in the South.

  5. Found you through Survival Mom Blog Ring! I've never heard of Barker Seeds, but am looking for a place to get heirloom seeds this year. Are they reasonably priced?

  6. Those rolls look seriously good. I'm a sucker for anything bread.


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