Makes: 12 servings, about 2/3 cup each
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Makes: 12 servings, about 2/3 cup each
1. BE MORE RELAXED
2. Quit trying to make my house look like one from magazine pages!
3. HAVE FUN with my kids more
4. Make my home welcoming by decorating it with things we love, not whats in "style"
5. Remember to be more grateful for what I do have and not envious of what I don't have!
I think these are pretty simple resolutions, though we do plan to pay off bills, save more money and I plan to tone back up. I am not making those things a "focus" for me, they will happen when they happen :)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
We don't have many food based family traditions I guess... I do let the kids make Chrismtas cookies each year all on their own, even though they do make quite a mess lol! We have done that every year now since we have moved into our house we live in now so thats probably the only real food based tradition we do. I bake alot in the winter time as it is, and all 3 of the older kids love to make a mess in the kitchen :)
Here is a picture of them from their first year making cookies...
Friday, December 4, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Well my husband M had his week long winter vacation :) We didn't go anywhere but instead stayed home so he could work on the addition. Our home has come a LONG LONG way from being the very 80's looking home we bought in February 2006. No longer are the walls covered in paneling and wall paper with colors of blue and mauve. Long gone are the gold fixtures in the bath room and the very very tiny kitchen that meant the dining room would have to house our stove and fridge. And once the addition is done we will have 4 bedrooms instead of just 2, and with baby #5 on the way we DEFINITELY need those 2 extra bedrooms! Not to mention that the oldest 3 kids will be upstairs and me and my hubby and the 2 little ones will be done stairs in the new part of the house. AND the best part..... I will FINALLY get to have a regular full size washer and dryer! I have been here with a very small stacked one piece apartment style washer and dryer combo and oh how nice it will be to finally be able to do a whole load of laundry at once! And the best part of all of what we have accomplished is knowing that we did IT ALL ourselves! I knew a bit about wood working since my grandpa owned his own business when I was growing up, and I spent pretty much every summer going to work with him when I was little. And the demolition part was easy too! I mean I had no problem ripping out paneling, walls, flooring etc. But when it came to hanging new drywall, taping and mudding it and sanding I was scared to death! Not to mention plumbing, laminate wood floor installation, carpet installation and more. And I learned quickly how to figure out the square foot of any space as well (who knew it was SO easy to figure out LOL)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
- Large 6qt crock pot
- 8 cups of whole milk (approx 1/2 a gallon) Pasteurized and Homogenized is fine, but do not use ultra-pasteurized.
- 1/2 C of plain full fat yogurt from the store. After you make this first batch of yogurt you can use the yogurt from your own homemade yogurt for this ingredient.
HOW TO MAKE IT
1. Pour the milk into a crock pot, and turn the crock pot on low. Leave it alone for 2 1/2 hours, cooking on low.
2. Turn the crock pot off, leaving the cover on, and let the milk sit for 3 hours.
3. Mix the yogurt starter into the milk thats still in your crock pot.
4. Put the lid on the crock pot, and then fold and put a heavy bath towel over the crock pot to insulate in the leftover heat (leave the crock pot turned off), and go to bed.
5. The next morning, you will have yogurt ready for storing in your crock pot. Home made yogurt is thinner than store-bought so the consistency will be a bit different
6. Pour the yogurt into a container, or clean sterilized canning jars, and put it into the fridge. Let the yogurt cool down to the fridge temp.
You can chop up some fruit and put it in the blender with the yogurt for a few seconds if you prefer. You can also sprinkle some of your home made granola on top of it as well :) (I will be adding a recipe for homemade granola very soon)
Here is the 1st part of the video on making your own yogurt-
Thunder FAP freebies (just click on the word freebies)
Friday, June 26, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Snacks for the week will be- rice pudding, pop corn, muffins, banana nut bread, home made donuts and/or fruit and veggies.
Tuesday- Cream of Wheat with Sausage Links
Wednesday- Baked Oatmeal
Thursday- Breakfast Casserole
Friday- Scrambled eggs and Sausage
Tuesday- Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches Cucumber slices with ranch dressing
Wednesday- Roast Beef and gravy with mashed potatoes and corn as a side
Thursday- Raviolli and green beans
Friday- Left Overs from the weeks dinner
Tuesday- Spaghetti, garlic bread and green beans
Wednesday- Baked Chicken, Stove top stuffing, corn, velvetta shells and cheese, homemade biscuits and apple cobbler.
Thursday- Kids Cook Night (they are still deciding on their menu)
Friday- Sub sandwiches, chocolate pudding, chips and 7 layer salad