Monday, September 24, 2012
Monday: Pinterest Cooking Day!!
*Salisbury Steak w/Caramelized Onion Gravy
*Butter Herb Mashed Potatoes
*Peach Crisp w/ Maple Cream
Homemade Beanie Weanies
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
How can you save some money today?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
First off a little about me...I was never totally a SAHM when my kids were little....I worked when the two oldest were little. Then, after my 3rd child came along I really wanted to be home with her and was but pretty soon the need for a little extra income took over and I went to work part-time 2 days a week. I never got into all the things that homemaking is all about...cooking, baking, spotless cleaning, organization. Oh and I did have girlfriends that I envied. I did manage to keep the house manageable, laundry done, take care of the kids, and put dinner on the table every night. I tell you this to say I have not ever really been to homemaker type...but God does work on a person's heart and change the desires of a person. I am so into being a homemaker with all of the aspects that go with it now! So with it comes new adventures. I recently talked to my daughter and suggested we have a bread making day a week. So, last week we had our first! I have never in my life made bread from scratch! I have made banana bread and such but never made bread using yeast. I was very excited for this adventure. So last week we made Cinnamon Raisin Bread and yeast rolls... recipe for those my daughter had. The only critique I would say about the Cinnamon Raisin Bread is that it definitely needed more cinnamon. We had a really great time making bread together and I am so glad that it will become a weekly adventure.
| Lane helping with the mixing|
of the Cinnamon Raisin Bread
|Helping with the yeast|
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
Grilled Cheeseburger Quesadillas
*Toasted Ravioli w/marinara sauce
*Roasted Corn Salad
*Salt/Pepper Pork Chops
*3 Cheese Pasta w/Broccoli
*Autumn Chopped Salad
Steak Fries w/Parmesan
*Shrimp &Grits w/Roasted Corn
Grilled Sirloin Steak
Steak Seasoned Potatoes
Squash w/Sauteed Onions
*Busy Day Lasagna
Rocky Road Brownies
Friday, September 14, 2012
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Step 4: Hot glue the buttons in the center of the spiral flower. Then, pin or hot glue in place.
Please forgive me for not taking better step by step pictures. I promise to do better next time I do a project like this.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Sorry to bring this news...I have to delay the Fridge Organization Part II post...I hit a delay and it is taking a bit longer to put the project together than I though. Also, it does not help that I have been super busy this week with these special people!! Volunteering, sporting events, and birthdays! The joys of my life!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Country Fried Steak
Sauteed Squash and Onions
*Glazed Pork Chops
*Smashed Sweet Potatoes
*Yeast Dinner Rolls
This was the best meal by far all week!! Those glazed pork chops were absolutely delicious...and the sweet potatoes were wonderful! The yeast roll recipe is at my daughter's house. I will post it next week when I get it this week.
Due to a grandchild sporting event we will be eating out tonight!
I was totally wiped out today after the events of the day. So we ordered pizza.
Birthday dinner for Granddaughter
*Honey Teriyaki Chicken Legs
I used Ken's Honey Teriyaki marinade sauce to marinate the chicken legs for about 30 minutes. Then, I baked them for about 40 minutes. Sadly, the legs did not have much of a teriyaki flavor.
Cut up red potatoes in chunks, sprinkle on some salt and pepper and some garlic seasoning salt. Then, put in oven along with the chicken legs and bake for about 40 minutes. Both of these were on 400 degrees.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
|Before Pictures are on the left...the other 3 are the after pictures.|
- I bought 3 rolls of vinyl shelfing liner at Big Lots...score... only $2 each so total cost of this project was $6.
- Other than that I bought nothing else.
- I rolled out the liner and because it was a checked pattern I used the lines as my cutting guide.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
And just how are all of you this wonderful day in early September? I have been busy, busy taking care of the home front and being involved in my grandchildren's activities! What a wonderful feeling!
This is going to be short and sweet today...my frugal tip for today is quite simple.
Save those glass jars that sauces, cheeses, and such come in.
I use them when:
- I make homemade salad dressings
- we had soup last night and I needed to put the leftovers in the freezer for another meal so that alfredo sauce jar came in handy
- they are also great for home decor crafts
- to take milk in your lunch
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Here is what is up for this week's menus.
Reminder: *=a menu item that I will come back next week and link up to the recipe and critique
New Feature ^=a menu item that I will feature in my new weekly post on Cost Saving Ideas
And remember some things are subject to change...had quite a few changes from last week's post. Check out my critique of last week's menu here.
Ate a wonderfully yummy dinner at my daughter's house.
*Shrimp Fettucini...really not a recipe...I sauteed the shrimp in some oil and butter, used a jar of Alfredo sauce and cooked some noodles...simple!!
Bacon Cheddar Grilled Cheese: these were sooooo yummy
*Tomato Basil Soup I thought this soup was missing a flavor but could not put my finger on what...my hubby thought it was delicious
*Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes w/Raspberry sauce...Cause I did not end up making them last week.: these were just so so...not even good enough to type out the recipe
*Crock Pot Taco Soup: oh so so good!!! Delish!
*Sweet Corn Bread Muffins
*Cowboy Dogs: of course I did not use Bison hot dogs...just regular dogs from the grocery store
*Wine and Noodle Bake w/Chicken Thighs: this was surprisingly very tasty cause we don't typically eat just thighs
*Chicken Pastry: OMG!!! this was delicious!!! Taste just like my mama used to make!
Fried Cornbread: had to call my cousin for this recipe...it was sooo good! will post next time I make it as a photo recipe.
Yellow Cupcakes w/Chocolate Frosting