|"Fall fields behind my front perenial garden." by Jean Smith|
|Set up a special place on your front porch for that special|
*Another beautiful and much simpler way to use a pumpkin for a centerpiece is to simply place a potted Mum in the center of it. You can use smaller pie pumpkins with mini potted mums down along the sides.
* Another base to consider is a cabbage right out of your own garden. This photograph is of a centerpiece that was created from one of our farms cabbages for a Farm to Table Dinner event that was held at our Farmers Market in Downtown Farmington.
|These are a few of our farms turkeys that we have been raising for our market customers. They'll soon be a yummy |
My Families Cabbage Rolls
- Fill a large pot ¾ ways full with water, add ½ tsp. salt.
- Take cabbage and carefully cut out the stem and cut into the cabbage to make it so the leaves will remove easily, but as not to fall apart.
- Place cabbage in pot with stem end up facing you; turn heat on high and bring to a boil; once boiling turn down to medium. Cover and cook for about ½ hour to 45 minutes- till cabbage is cooked but not mushy.
- While cabbage is cooking, combine all meat, rice, onion and 1 quart of tomato juice; mix until evenly distributed. Place aside until cabbage is ready.
- Remove cabbage from pot and place in sink of cold water. Taking one leave at a time, cut out the center rib about 1/3 way up if necessary, being careful not to rip leaf. Place ¼ cup of meat and rice mixture into center of leaf. Carefully roll up once and then fold each side in and then roll up one last time. Place in a roaster edge side down.
- Once the first layer of rolls in down, sprinkle with salt & pepper an pour enough tomato juice over to cover; repeat until next layer is done and repeat. Make sure the rolls are covered with tomato juice. Tuck in the two bay leaves.
- Cover and bake for 2 hours at 325 degrees.