THIS. IS. DA. BOMB!!! Dump all this in the Instapot (chop the veggies, pasta goes in uncooked, and boneless skinless chicken breasts go in frozen - could it be any easier???). You don't have to be exact. If you like more carrots, add them. More onion? Add it! Watching your sodium? Cut the salt or … Continue reading Instapot Chicken Noodle Soup
I ran across an online Halloween cookbook written for kids earlier today while searching for books for my second graders, and I just knew Jake would love it. He looked at it in the car on the way to speech, and he chose Mummy Dogs to cook tonight along with mac n cheese and baked … Continue reading Jake cooked tonight!
My mother-in-law and father-in-law brought me a box of tomatoes from down on the river over a week ago. The box has been setting on my kitchen table the entire week. I felt guilty every time I looked at it, knowing that the tomatoes were going to get so ripe if I didn't do something … Continue reading Spaghetti sauce (oh so easy!)
Do you ever stop and think about how different our lives are compared to those of our grandmothers at our same ages? This morning, I: Made coffee using the automatic coffee brewer in under a minute at the push of a button Have lunch (bbq pork for sandwiches) warming in the slow cooker at the … Continue reading How different this is compared to 50 years ago
Ted put up six round bales of hay. I didn't get any pictures because I stayed home and CLEANED for four hours! Here's the table. The rest of the two rooms looked just as bad! I tackled the living room and kitchen: put away all of the clutter, moved furniture, swept, mopped, did all of … Continue reading Today’s to do list
Before we had any idea that Gramma was sick, I asked her to teach me how to make her famous noodles. She came up on July 28, 2017, after I bought the "good flour" (ie: Gold Medal All Purpose), and I photographed and recorded her as she did this, not realizing it would be the … Continue reading Gramma Izzie’s noodles – video of Gramma!
I took Jake to the grocery store on Tuesday afternoon. I told him we would make whatever he wanted for dinner as long as he helped me. I asked him to look through the vegetables in the produce section and find two things we'd never eaten before. He picked turnips and parsnips. I really doubted … Continue reading It’s rutabaga tonight…