What a wonderful weekend! Saturday night J and I went out to eat with some good friends then attended the High School Play. The kids did a nice job performing Last Chance Inn, Calamity Gulch. “Date Night” on the South Dakota prairie!
Sunday J’s sister and family were home visiting. We spent Sunday afternoon eating, visiting and playing with the baby. Oh, and the guys might have had the basketball games on and NASCAR.
The heifers are done calving! The last one went early this morning. We brought the cows home from the winter pasture over the weekend and are just getting started calving them.
The cool windy side of spring is in the air this week. We have good chances for much needed rain!
This is another recipe out of J’s Family’s Cookbook.
Preheat oven to 350*.
1 C Raisins
1/2 C Water
*Boil together. Drain off the water and set aside.
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1/2 C + 1/3 C + 3 T Oatmeal (the original recipe calls for 1 3/4 C and this is how I measure out half of that.)
1/2 C + 1/3 C + 3 T Four
1/2 C Butter or Light Butter
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
*Mix together until crumbly. Press 1/2 the mixture into an 8 X 8-inch pan and bake for 7 minutes.
2 Egg Yolks (If you have a magic trick and can split an egg yolk, let me know. Otherwise, 2 yolks work fine)
1/2 C White Sugar
1 1/4 T Cornstarch
3/4 C Sour Cream (I use Light Sour Cream)
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
*Cook yolks, sugar, cornstarch and sour cream in a heavy saucepan until thick.
*Fold in vanilla and raisins.
*Pour over baked crust and top with remaining crumble mixture.
*Bake for 30 minutes.