Hi, I'm Macy Fisher the Mifflin County Dairy Princess and I am busy!
Not only am I busy with school and dairy promoting, but now I also have a new calf to take care of. My cow Bella had a calf earlier in the week! I decided since it was so close to Halloween that I would name her Boo. She is so cute and nothing but legs. She is like this little ball balancing on four sticks but she is still cute.
I have also had multiple promotions this week and a lot of different things for school. I had a few little things at the beginning of the week but the first big event was on Friday. That evening I had to go to Fall Meeting. This is where all of the Dairy Princesses in the Central Region come together to talk about how things are going so far and what we have coming up. The meeting ran a little late and I ended up not getting home until 10 o'clock.
I had to get up early the next morning for my SAT testing. I had to be at the high school by 7:30 to take my test. My test ended at 1 o'clock but I wasn't done for the day. I had to run and get changed to pass recipes out at the Taste of Home Cooking Show. I wasn't there as long as I wanted to be, but I had to head toward Mount Union for the next event on my list. I had to change my clothes again for my Powder Puff football game. We had a pregame practice at 3 that I had to be at. Then our game started at 4. Seniors won the coin toss, which meant that we got the ball first. In the first few minutes of the game we got our first touchdown, but the juniors then tied up the game with a touchdown of their own. Our game was only three quarters long; the referees felt that we might get too out of hand to have a full length game. The game ended with a tied score of 21-21. Each team really wanted to win but I think that a tie was probably the best thing that could have happened. I still had a great time playing and I will never forget the memories I made with those girls.
After the game was over, on the way home, I stopped at my church to clean. I am the janitor at our church, which means that every week I have to clean it up to make sure it is ready to go for Sunday. I left my house that morning at 7 o'clock and that is exactly when I finally got home. Mandy and mom were also out all day. Mom was with me all day and Mandy was working. She works for Mowrer's Flowers and had to help with a wedding that day and of course that meant that dad was at home all day to do all the work by himself.
We all had a long day on Saturday and decided that we would all slow down on Sunday. Then we had to run again on Monday. I had to go to school all day and then I was at the Extension Banquet that evening. Today I am on an FFA trip to Southern Huntingdon County High School. Mandy and I are competing in an event called Fall CDEs, which is where many students can choose to compete in about nine different contests. You pick a contest a few weeks before the event and then you practice and study for that particular contest. Mandy and I both are competing in Agronomy. This is where we have to know all about crops and weeds.
I hope that things slow down a bit here soon; at least for a day or two. I haven't had much time for breakfast lately, so this week I decided that the recipes would be fall breakfast ideas. The one is for pumpkin waffles and the other is for maple pancakes. They each have a touch of fall and a touch of dairy in them. These breakfast ideas are sure to make you feel great throughout you day. Served with a big glass of chocolate milk and you will be able to go, go, and go with all the energy you will have.
Pumpkin Waffles with Orange Walnut Butter
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Orange Walnut Butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk, pumpkin and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to the manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Meanwhile, for orange walnut butter, in a small bowl, combine the butter, walnuts and orange peel until blended. Serve waffles with butter mixture and maple syrup.
1 1/2 cups biscuit mix
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, divided
1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
Additional syrup, optional
In a mixing bowl, combine biscuit mix, sugar, milk, eggs, syrup and 1/2 cup cheese; mix well. Pour into a greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 425 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick, inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with bacon and remaining cheese. Bake 3 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with syrup if desired.