Sunday, December 31, 2017

Dairy Delight for 2018

What better way to end 2017 or begin the  new year  than with an Undeniably Dairy dessert!

Raspberry Delight, also known in our family as Purple Puddin', originated from my mother-in-law Bonnah Lyn's limited  recipe files.  Bonnah Lyn was a wonderful cook and did most of her cooking without any recipes to follow so I  cherish each hand written recipe card that I inherited from her limited collection. Thank goodness she wrote instructions for Raspberry Delight so that we could continue to enjoy a family favorite!

 Raspberry Delight

1 can sweetened condensed milk
Juice of 2 lemons
1/2 pint heavy cream, whipped
4 Tablespoons Seedless Black Raspberry Jam
1 cup of  chopped walnuts (optional)
1 box Vanilla wafer cookies

Mix the sweetened condensed milk with the juice of 2 lemons and set aside.
In a separate bowl, whip the cream; fold in the jam and mix thoroughly. Add this mixture to the sweetened condensed milk mixture.

In an 8 x 8 in. pan, line the bottom with vanilla wafers; add a layer of purple mixture, top with nuts (if desired) and a layer of vanilla wafers; repeat the layers. Chill and serve.

                           From down on the dairy farm, we hope your new year is Dairy Good!

                                                                    Happy 2018!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

                                                          I'm thankful for the blessings of

                                                              the first winter snow,

sparkling holiday lights of my hometown,

the wonder and sweetness  of  children,


                                                             new life down on the dairy farm.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

From down on the dairy farm,
we wish you and your family

                                                          Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

It was obvious that Christmas came early for our hard working 
hoof trimmer Ben when he arrived at the farm this week  with a new 
hoof trimming chute for our herd hoof check-up.

Although Ben is a master at caring for our cows' feet, it 
would  be  impossible to keep the cows comfortable and do a good job hoof 
trimming without the proper equipment.

I'm thankful for the investment  that Ben has made in this
 new equipment that improves his ability to care for our cows
  with increased comfort for each cow.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

It wouldn't seem like Christmas without a cow on our Christmas tree!

I love all of our ornaments but I must say this cow is my favorite
 because she was a gift from my mother-in-law many years ago.
A great reminder  that 
 dairy traditions run deep!

During this Christmas season down on the dairy farm, 
I'm thankful for the cows on the tree and in the field,

 the cookies and milk,

for making more dairy traditions and memories 
with my cookie eating Hattie Claire!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

                                                           Everything changes with time.
                        In 1962 when my Aunt Alice graduated from Sparks School of Nursing
                                in Ft. Smith, a nurse dressed in a starched white uniform dress, 
                             white shoes and stockings, a crisp white hat and a warm wool cape.

                                    How long since you've seen a nurse dressed like that?

                              Although the dress code changed in the more than fifty year 
                                                     nursing career of my Aunt Alice,
                                   her passion to care for and about others never changed.

Aunt Alice celebrated her birthday at the feet of Jesus on December 2.
In a moment, everything changed and yet, faith and family remain steadfast. 
                                            I'm thankful for the sweet relationship I had with
                                           Aunt Alice and for the impact she had on my life.