I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
I tried an unusual recipe for lemon pie. It's from Martha Stewart and is called Shaker Pie. It uses two thinly sliced lemons, (one peeled) placed into a bowl with three c. of sugar overnight (stirred a few times), then mixed with 6 beaten eggs. Pour into a crust and top with another crust and bake at 450 degrees for 20 min. then reduce temp to 375 degrees and bake 30 minutes more. It was good. The flavor was very intense lemon. I did not like the peels, so would probably peel both lemons next time, and maybe just use a bit of the zest.
Fresh buns are always welcome with soup on a cold, snowy day.
I also made this stroganoff recipe. Mix the above ingredients, (can substitute water for the pop), pour over stew meat and cook in crock pot on low for 5-6 or high for 3-4. Can also bake covered in a 300 degree oven for three hours.