Country Chicken and Biscuits

When I crochet, I don't like to use patterns. I like having the freedom of finding a way to make the yarn do what I want. A lot of times, with cooking I am the same way. I know what I want to accomplish and what ingredients I want to use. I don't need no…

Twice Blessed

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Ours started off kind of like a normal day, but ended up being more of a Thanksgiving. We were getting ready to go out for lunch with my mother in law when I got a Facebook message from a friend. "Weird question, but do you all…

Performance Pancakes

Dance recital was this weekend and although it didn't go as planned, it started with a special breakfast for dress rehearsal. Need: 1 1/2 cup pancake mix 1 egg 1 banana, mashed 1 tbsp peanut butter water chocolate hazelnut spread, to taste *optional* Add the egg and peanut butter to the mashed banana. Mix well.…

Made a Quiche

Me. I did it! I totally made a quiche and it was YUMMY!! I love quiches. When we go to the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, it's the only thing I'll order. When we go to Mimi's Cafe in Mason, OH, it's the only thing I'll order. I've been addicted to the stuff since I…

Meal Plan 3/31-4/6

Saturday Breakfast- Smoothie Bowl Lunch- Spaghetti Dinner- Leftovers Sunday Breakfast- Cinnamon Rolls, eggs, fruit Lunch- Ham, mac n cheese, mashed potatoes, rolls Dinner- Ham sandwiches and chips Monday Breakfast- Oatmeal, toast Lunch- Leftovers Dinner- Chili Tuesday Breakfast- Cereal Lunch- Ham & Penne skillet, garlic bread Dinner- Leftovers Wednesday Breakfast- Cereal Lunch- PB&J sandwiches, applesauce Dinner-…

Meal Plan 3/24-3/30

Unfortunately, I worked this Saturday. So we resorted to the "Mommy's Too Tired To Cook" breakfast plan: cereal. No shame. Also, my mother in law had to babysit so that I could work. She ended up providing the lunch that day. Also, we didn't exactly follow last week's plan to a 'T'. Some of those…

Teaching Life Skills

This is not about making homemakers! There is nothing wrong with homemakers. But my decision to teach life skills as a part of our homeschool has nothing to do with raising a homemaker. I have 2 sons and 1 daughter. They all get the same lectures/lessons. It's about my husband not knowing how to budget…

Meal Plan 3/17-3/23

I took a couple weeks off of meal planning and we wasted so much money buying crap. I'm getting right back into it starting with my favorite holiday. St. Patrick's Day Breakfast- Oatmeal and toast Lunch- Coddle with Irish Soda bread Dinner- Corned beef, cabbage, carrots, fried potatoes, hoe cakes Sunday Breakfast- Pancakes Lunch- Leftovers…

Baking with a Preschooler

The smell of old leftovers. The sound of a 3-year-old giggling. Two things that I didn't want to experience while trying to sleep. "Mommy! I build a cake!" He gets into these baking moods every once in a while. It doesn't usually hit at 4 o'clock in the morning. And this is definitely the first…

ALL the Fruit

Our town recently got an Aldi's. I wouldn't say that I'm converted, but WOW. It sure does help since we stopped getting WIC when I got my last raise. The biggest area it's been helping in is fresh produce. I have read blog posts about produce from Aldi's going bad faster than from other stores,…