Sunday, April 19, 2009

Battle of Selma

We had a wonderful time in Selma Alabama, with our dear friends, the King family! We went to the Civil war reenactment. It was really fun! They did a great job with the cannons and muskets. We had a blessed time fellowshipping with the Kings, and a delightful ride as a family! Thank you so much Daddy and momma for a wonderful time! Here are a few pictures to add to what I have said! A picture says a thousands words soooo, here are allot of words! God Bless! Anna for us all.


Momma and miss Karen always have a wonderful time together!

Here is the camp all set up!

Micah and Abby

Our cute little Roofy!

Here are the enemies! Yanks

The confederate troops, marching to battle

Isn't that neat!

Poor Naomi did not like all the noise!

Someone's down! Don't worry...they were up at the end!lol! :)

The GREAT Confederate flag!

Daddy and "Uncle" Tony surveying the battlefield!

We got to go look at the cannons after the battle...neat!

Sweet Mom

I'll end with this wonderful picture! Praise the Lord for Family and friends!

Monday, April 13, 2009

How to make Sausage EZ!

First: Cube your meat into about 1" pieces. You will need 1 piece of fat for every 2 pieces of meat. This does not need to be exact.

Second: Add your spices, mix them thoroughly with the fat and meat.

Third: Grind your meat and fat, using 1 fat per 2 meat.

*Fourth:Stuff your sausage into the casings.

Here is the sausage all ready to be smoked or cooked!

Here are a few recipes for sausage:
Andouille (Cajun):
5 lb. meat/fat mixture
2T salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne
1/4 tsp. sage
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. mace
1/4 tsp. ground all spice
1/4 tsp. bay leaves
1 Tbsp. black pepper
1/2 Tbsp. thyme
5 cloves garlic, minced

Bratwurst (German Sausage):
5 lb. meat/fat mixture
1/2 tsp. all spice
1 tsp. caraway seed, crushed
1 tsp. dried marjoram
2 tsp. ground white pepper
2 tsp. salt

5 lb. meat/fat mixture
10 T dry, minced onion
10 small cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 tsp. fennel seed
1 1/4 tsp. paprika
5/ tsp. cayenne
5 tsp. oregano
2 Tbsp. salt

5 lb. meat/fat mixture
2 Tbsp salt
1/4 c. dry minced onion
1 1/4 tsp. cumin
1 1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cayenne
1 1/4 tsp. ginger
3 Tbsp. Italian seasoning

*You can get casings at most processing places. They will either give or sell them to you. You can also order them.
That is not the best pic. of the stuffing...sorry, it was the only one I had!

Thanks to you all who allowed me to take the pics. of you doing the processes! You all did great! And thanks to the Dear Eddins Family, for teaching us all how! We had sooo much fun!
Anna for all of us Pendletons

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Holding Hands Twenty Six Years!!!

God has blessed Daddy and Momma with 26 wonderful years of marriage! They have been together through thick and thin, and have always relied upon each other.The greatest blessing is their absolute devotion to the Lord! They have focused on raising the next generation for the glory of God. All who meet them are blessed and encouraged by their devotion to each other and Christ. Thank you both from the bottom of our hearts for the love and care you put into this family! We, your loving children, are forever grateful!
For the anniversary we all went to Columbus Ga. We had a delightful walk down the river walk and then a nice trip home, where we picked up 2 more meat rabbits! Daddy and Momma went out and spent the evening together! They had a great day! And many more years are ahead!!!!!!!