Since I’m doing this tomorrow… it seemed appropriate! This was first published May 13, 2010.
My mother was a great cook.My sister is a fantastic cook.Me.Not so much.I do it because it is part of the job description for ranchwife… like filing cards in the card file when I was a librarian… or paperwork when I was an archaeologist… there’s always part of the job that leaves a little to be desired… For me… that’s cooking.We’re branding our first little bunch of calves on Saturday… and our neighbors and friends who work with us get paid with a meal… hopefully, a good one!It is predicted to be a nice day… but lately the wind has held a chill nonetheless… so we decided on Frito Pie for the meal. Frito Pie is simply a bowl of Fritos topped with chili, cheese, onion, and lettuce. Plus Daniel’s favorite orange jello salad, a broccoli/cauliflower salad, and desserts. It is actually one of the smaller branding meals I’ve ever made… I hope it turns out OK!So today I made peach cobbler. Usually it is strawberry-rhubarb cobbler… but this cold spring has my rhubarb about 5 inches high…I also made pecan pie and brownies.I cooked all the hamburger I’ll use in the chili.Tomorrow I’ll finish up the salads.Saturday morning I’ll make the drinks and throw the chili ingredients in a crock pot to heat.Victoria is making the ever popular Monster Cookies for me… that’s a big help!When the guys came in for lunch.. their pitiful faces reflected the misery of having to wait to eat all these goodies… so I whipped them up a Lemonade Pie to make them feel better.There’s not much to show for what I feel like I’ve cooked… I suppose that’s just my unfavorable attitude towards cooking!After the guys finished their branding preparations, we lit out for the Mills place and I just have to share the transformation in the paint color. Remember how I hated the peachiness of the color with my dress? Well, the new color is called Camel… and it is gorgeous!
I intended to paint over the brown and blue… but my boys insisted I wait on that decision. You can see where I started but the boys stopped me. I can fix that! The room is MUCH warmer and it matches my dress. I also tried… really… to move my bed away from the dress, but the only other place to put it is in front of the doorway.
I really don’t like it there.I wanted to have my desk facing the window.That means I must put my bed under my dress, even though so many of you encouraged me not to!If I change my mind about my desk… then a different place is possible for the bed… but for now, I’ve decided I’ll decorate around that position.I can’t wait! I’m SO EXCITED about this room! This kind of creative “cooking” I can handle!I know my computer and desk will ruin the “mood”, but perhaps I could throw my buffalo robe over them and hide them! Ha!