I love what I call my "kitchen days". Those are the times when I spend an entire day in the kitchen, cleaning and cooking/canning/freezing recipes, etc. My happy places are my kitchen, the barn, the local library, any beach by the ocean/sea, Christmas Eve/Morning (wherever the festivities take place), and Disneyworld. And today is a … Continue reading It’s a kitchen day today!
This is DA BOMB! It's also cheap to make and very filling which can be a plus if your budget is a little tight. It's also a "dump it in" slow cooker recipe which is awesome for busy days. Last, it makes the whole house smell fantastic! Ingredients 1 bag frozen hashbrown potatoes 1 onion … Continue reading Cheap & easy loaded potato soup
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