Good Evening Everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well on this mild winter day. How many of you noticed the sunset? I was pleasantly suprised when I looked out the kitchen window. The western sky was colored in shades of orange and then it turned into a pinkish red as the sun sank lower. I believe God enjoys sharing His beauty with us. It inspired me to go on a walk, but by the time I was ready to go it was dark. The moon was shining and only a slight breeze was blowing. By the light of the moon I could see the exhaust of a jet streaming out behind it. A few stars were twinkling and the longer I stayed out the more they became visible. It was an absolutely beautiful evening to be outside and I was refreshed in the quiet and peacefulness of it all.

Outside work is pretty much at a standstill except for farmers hauling manure and doing chores. NOw is the time to get some sewing done and any inside work. Also time to try out new recipes. Since wintertime is a good time to make homemade ice cream, using the snow we get, I am including a receipe.

Homemade Ice Cream


1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2/3 cup instant vanilla pudding

1 TBSP vanilla extract

2 cups half and half

4 cups milk

Beat eggs for 6 minutes until light and fluffy. Add sugars, beat well. Add vanilla pudding, vanilla extract, half and half, and milk. Pour into a 6qt ice cream maker. Serves 6-8
Note. This receipe includes raw eggs. You may want to make sure your eggs are fresh and you know where they come from.

“Obstacles are the things we see when we lose sight of the goal.”

Have a healthy winter,