Kitchen Challenge Day 7: The Musical Fruit (AKA Beans)

Beans, beans- The musical fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot. The more you toot, the better you feel. So, eat your beans for every meal. We don’t eat beans every meal but they are a big player in our house and I often make at least a batch once a week. ItContinue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 7: The Musical Fruit (AKA Beans)”

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Kitchen Challenge Day 5: Cook Something with Fruit In It

It’s Saturday and hopefully your week has slowed down now like mine has. I slept a little later, although sleeping late is still about 7:30 or 8 since the littles don’t get the concept yet. I’ll take what I can get. It’s been a great slow day with a nice rain/hail shower to go alongContinue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 5: Cook Something with Fruit In It”

Winner, Winner, Chicken (Sausage) Dinner

Tonight I did Kitchen Challenge, Day 1:  Use a spice you’ve never used.  My spice choice was marjoram.  I’ll admit that I had no idea what it tasted like.  I actually had to look it up and found out that it is very similar to oregano.  Here’s a great website to learn more about it.Continue reading “Winner, Winner, Chicken (Sausage) Dinner”

Venison Stroganoff

Yesterday afternoon I had a nice little cat nap, which was fantastic. But then it was already time for dinner. And what was I going to make? That never happens, right?!? I’d already thawed some of the ground deer meat in preparation for prepping a few meals tomorrow so I threw a pound into aContinue reading “Venison Stroganoff”

Instant Pot Veggie Soup with Venison

If you hate the idea of hunting, please don’t read any further but, please know we do shoot things to eat vs. killing just for fun. With that out of the way, I’m happy to say that Garen killed a deer this year. It had been a few years and my freezer was jonesing forContinue reading “Instant Pot Veggie Soup with Venison”

Snacking Healthy: Salted Chocolate Coconut DeLight

My adventure on Noom and my new healthy lifestyle continues. (if I was saying this out loud I would’ve used air quotes around healthy lifestyle) And as I continue to Noom right along, I’m learning how to better use my very limited calories to the ensure I’m satisfied from not only a hunger standpoint butContinue reading “Snacking Healthy: Salted Chocolate Coconut DeLight”

Hippity Hop-pity, Easter’s on It’s Way: Easter Bunny Garden with Peeps

My Mom always sang us the “Here Comes Peter Cotton Tail” song around this time. And, between her and Grammy, we were sure to have plenty of candy, including Peeps! I honestly don’t think you can have Easter without these sugary, marshmallowy, packages of cuteness. Yesterday, I needed to make a run for some labelsContinue reading “Hippity Hop-pity, Easter’s on It’s Way: Easter Bunny Garden with Peeps”

Getting Started with My New Toy, the Instant Pot

On Friday I turned 35 and one of the awesome gifts I got was an Instant Pot.  Garen got it for me.  He also got me a new diamond bracelet so he’s officially the best husband EVER.  He knew that I’d never buy one of these myself.  Plus, he also knew that I’d never getContinue reading “Getting Started with My New Toy, the Instant Pot”

Sweet Sunday: Easy Banana Bread

Today I had a few very ripe bananas and decided to make a little tasty treat for the family. My Grammy mailed this recipe to me when I was in college, along with $5 to buy a pound of butter and a loaf pan. Great memories and pretty great recipe too. It seems like we never endContinue reading “Sweet Sunday: Easy Banana Bread”