Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Cozy Homestead Kitchen

When I got up today it was cold at the homestead. As I looked out the kitchen window I saw leaves & rain falling to the ground. I thought this would be a good day to do some baking. With the oven on it would warm the homestead kitchen & make it cozy. I have been wanting to try a recipe for a pumpkin roll. I have never made one before today. It was very simple. To think what I have been missing out on. The pumpkin all baked into a thin sponge like cake rolled & cooled. I mixed the filling & unrolled the cake to spread the filling on it & roll it back up. Of course I had to cut a piece & try it. It tasted so good. I mixed some bread dough & left it to raise. I decided to try rolls this time. I have never made these either. Rolls all placed on the baking sheets to raise & then bake to a golden color. They smelled so good baking in the oven. All this time the homestead kitchen was so nice & cozy warm. On to our diner. The kids are always hungry when they get off the bus after school. We had steaks & baked potatoes with a salad. We tryed the diner rolls smoothered in butter along with our meal. Everyone enjoyed our homemade healthy meal. The dishes were washed & put back in the plate rack. The kids are watching t.v. & I think I will do some catch up reading of all your wonderful blogs before I work on my little mice & do some reading. I finished the book The Joy Of Keeping A Root Cellar By Jennifer Megyesi. This book has so much information to share about preserving the harvest. I have been reading the book of Psalms in my Bible & verses in a book called Gods Promises for every need. I also started reading the book Rachels Garden. Another book about the Amish. The homestead is cooling off since the oven is no longer on. I believe it is time to start the electric fireplace for some extra warmth. The rain is pouring down outside & the sound of rain dancing on the tin roof is so soothing. This will be a good night to cuddle up early under the thick quilts & drift off to dream land.

Blessings Til Next Time!


  1. I love to sleep when it is raining! I love to be toasty warm and comfy in bed. Our little fireplace is gas and very expensive to run, but I love to watch the flickering of a fire.
    Enjoy those rolls. They look delicious!

  2. Sounds like a perfect day, baking, cooking,eating, warmth of home and good reading!
    I just could smell the baking,yummy!
    have a cozy evening,

  3. All the comforts of home:) Some of my favorites, startin' up the oven baking and warming the heart and home. The smell of homemade food... mmmm. It's been raining here too Lara, and I love to hear the sound of rain as it comforts me as well. I'm glad you have these comforts of home.

  4. What a productive and blessed day you've had and enjoyed, Lara! Simple blessings!
    Thanks for spreading the warmth of home to our hearts!

  5. Now I'm starving! lol!

    Love your Pewter!

    Carmen and the primcats

  6. My Mom makes the pumpkin logs for Thanksgiving. She also made a yummy peppermint one for Christmas. It was chocolate cake with a white filling that included crushed peppermint candies. It's raining here and really windy!

  7. They look delicious! I love this post, aren't the simple things the best? Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great night!

  8. oh I must make one of those pumpkin rolls..everything looked and probably smelled divine in your kitchen..I love days like you described and a home that smells yummy from cooking in the kitchen.;)

  9. Cozy indeed! I don't like to eat pumpkin rolls, but I sure like to make them. I used to work at a bakery and they were fun to make. The dinner rolls on the other hand... I will eat, hehe. Yours look delicious! What a wonderful meal to eat in your cozy kitchen!