Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Weekend

In addition to the fun we had on Saturday for Memorial weekend we also, celebrated Caden's 7th birthday (which is actually tomorrow), went to visit my sisters' and Grandparents' graves, roasted marshmallows, had a sleepover with the niece and nephews, went to Memorial day breakfast, I made fried chicken in the dutch oven for the first time and made a delicious blackberry cobbler.

This is Caden with the soccer cake I showed you earlier.

Blake and Nick enjoying the scones Mom made. Picture is a little fuzzy cause Blake moved.

My sisters, Kellie and Nicole headstones. 

 My Grandpa Stalder's headstone.

We also went to my Dad's parents grave site on Friday night, they are buried at the Winder Dairy Cemetery. I don't have pictures cause I forgot my camera.

 Out back roasting marshmallows

 Our fire pit

The toasted marshmallow that fell off Bart's stick and onto my toe

The chicken I was frying up all ready to go

The two dutch ovens I used. The one on the left worked wonderfully, the one on the right burnt everything I put in it even with the temperature on warm. I had to leave the chicken in there though so the meat would cook thoroughly. The one on the left is a deeper dutch oven and the right one was more shallow so the oil was getting way to hot in the shallow one. So I would suggest a deeper pan to fry in.

My Dad took my camera and started taking pictures of me, I look very serious and concerned in this one.

Make sure you grab the chicken legs on the meaty part. I grabbed one my the bone and almost lost it to the dog in the background. Luckily the burner caught it. This was the good pot I fried in. The oil was much cleaner when we were all done at the end too.

The chicken out of the pot on the left. They came out beautiful! I was impressed.

The final product, crispy and burnt. :) They all tasted good, even the well done ones.

And for dessert, The Pioneer Woman's recipe for Blackberry Cobbler with homemade whipped topping. It was so good! It was just as good the next day.

I hope you all had a fun Memorial Day and remembered those Veterans that have died for our country. And also remember those loved ones that are no longer here with us as well.

Here is the recipe for Blackberry Cobbler:

1/4 pound (1 stick) butter, melted
1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup milk
2 cups fresh (or frozen) blackberries 
(or blueberries, peaches, raspberries, and so on)

1. Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 3 quart baking dish with butter.
2. Place the stick of butter in a microwave-safe dish. Heat in a microwave for 30 to 45 seconds, until melted.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk 1 cup of the sugar with the flour and milk.
4. Whisk in the melted butter.
5. Rinse the blackberries and pat them dry.
6. Pour the batter into the baking dish. Sprinkle the blackberries evenly over the top of the batter.
7. Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar over the blackberries.
8. Bake for 1 hour, or until golden brown and bubbly. When 10 minutes of the cooking time remains, sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar over the top.
9. Top with ice cream or whipped topping.


Shelly said...

Great job with the chicken, and that cobbler looks so good my mouth is watering! I will definitely have to try that one!! BTW, I didn't know you had two sisters?!?!?

Hollie said...

You should definitely try the cobbler! Yep I sure do, they were both born in the same year, Nicole in Feb. and Kellie in Nov. They were both about 3 months early. There was complications with the pregnancies. They would be 29 this year.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog, you make things look fun and easy to do.