Posted at 8:59 am
Sunday Morning and having my Coffee! Charlie & i had our walk in the rain it looks like a day to stay inside and get some crafting done. But first I have to get my Lunch on. The guys cooked the meat on the grill last night – So just the sides. Mash potatoes and vegetables bought from the Farmer’s Market.
Today’s Vegetable – Mustard Greens
- First make sure they are cleaned .And dirt free
- Tear them into large pieces.
- So here’s where everyone differs on how you like your greens.
- I take a large pot and fry some bacon in the pot. Add Seasoning Mix and cook until Tender. Add chopped garlic and cook another minute.
- Add about 2 Cups of chicken broth and Add greens . And they will wilt down quickly.
- I usually cook it about an hour. ( You can stop there and eat it or continue to next step)
- I usually drain the greens and place them in a Black Skillet with Seasoning and meat and smother down until extra tender.
Posted at 3:54 am
I love my Crock Pot. And after reading many post about Crock pot meat loaf -I gave it a try a while back. And I will never cook it another way. So here’s my version for Thursday Food Post.
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I make my Meatloaf – with ground meat. seasoning. eggs,Worcestershire sauce ,bread crumbs and eggs to bind it. Mix well. ( You can use your own basic recipe) . Spray Crock pot and place in bottom -sliced onions & bell pepper. Place your formed meatloaf on top and make a grove in center top of meat loaf. I use a ketchup and BBQ mixture on the top for a glaze. Cook on low 6-8 hours. ( Middle should read 160 degrees with meat thermometer. Enjoy Lisa
Posted at 3:31 am
Thursday Food Post – with my Gift Giving theme is : Dog Biscuits. Which I make a batch for all mt fury friends. Lisa
Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
- 2 C flour ( whole wheat,rice)
- 1/2 C peanut Butter
- 2 Eggs
- 1/4 c Water ( chicken broth can be used instead)
Roll out & Cut with cookie cutter . Bake at 350 degrees .About 20 minutes.
You can also you this basic recipe and add baby food or Oats as flavoring instead of peanut butter. Change it up and have fun. Lisa
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Posted at 10:52 am
I am with Mom today -Dads chasing deer. So Ian on my phone so quick post until I get home. Lisa
This is from Mom yard.
Posted at 9:27 am
Christmas Tree Monday ! – Yes -we bought trees and getting them up today.Do you put a live or artificial tree up?Lights – white or multi?
Through the years our traditions have changed – as a single adult (artificial,married with a fresh harvest tree & and now one from the local store. We usually put ours up as a Birthday celebration for my husband -as a has an early December birthday. When living in Michigan it was easy to find a tree farm and cut it yourself and hall in home. Now in Louisiana we make do with store bought ones. We have had all kinds but with animals I try to keep my tree compact .
Have you ever wonder why Christmas trees?Here’s a great explanation- History Channel
the evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. Pagans used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come. The Romans used Fir Trees to decorate their temples at the festival of Saturnalia. Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God.
Posted at 8:49 am
It’s a Cold & Sunny * Sunday Morning and time for my morning coffee. Charlie been walked & cats feed and the rest of my family is asleep. Sunday morning is me time. I reflect on the pass week & plan for the next week.Last week was a good week – Mom’s doing better at home. And my Son is finishing up for the fall semester. High School is ending so quick.This week while on break we will be touring a local college – so look for pictures. Hope the weather cooperate -it’s been crazy here in Louisiana. So need help staying warm ? check out some great recipes from the past week to help keep you warm.
My Food Blog : The Recipe Box has a great selection of warm eats : Food Blog
Also it’s Cook Book Sunday ! With a great holiday cookbook a perfect wish list item.
Can you believe we are already on the 12 th day of December and I have nothing done. Today is Christmas tree shopping ! Check out my Instagram for my tree shopping experience or wait until Tomorrow for my Tree post.
Posted at 10:24 am
Good Morning! It’s about 45 degrees in Louisiana and all our Snow has melted. The only thing you can count on is the quick change of weather here. Next week will be back in the 7o’s . But for a little while it will fill like Winter. With all the joys of living in a house that’s a hundred years old & impossible to heat. We just bundle up and live with it. Lisa
To warm up I think Gumbo on- Today Okra & shrimp
- 2lb cleaned shrimp
- 2 lb okra /chopped (fresh/frozen)
- 2 onions chopped
- 1 can tomato sauce
- cooking oil
- chopped bell pepper & celery
- salt & pepper to taste.
Mix okra,onions,bell pepper & celery in oil until smothered ( about 45 minutes). Then add tomato sauce& a Cup of Water.Add shrimp & adjust seasoning to taste. Cook another 15 minutes. Eat with rice -enjoy.
Posted at 1:02 am
Thursday it’s all about Pie – but not the sweet kind here :
- 1 Chicken boiled & deboned
- 1 stick butter (melted)
- 1 can mix vegetables
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 cup broth from chicken
- 1 Cup self rising flour
- 1 Cup milk
Cook chicken De bone & save a cup of broth to be used later.
Pour melted butter in a baking pan. Layer Chicken,vegetables – then mix chicken soup/broth & pour over chicken/vegetables. Stir together flour/milk & pour over. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
- 1 lb ground meat
- 1 C onion /chopped
- 2 cloves garlic/minced
- 2 /8 oz seasoned tomato sauce
- 1 c milk
- 2 eggs/beaten
- 1 can whole kernel corn/drained
- 3/4 yellow corn meal
- 2 tsp chill powder
- salt/pepper to taste
Cook meat ,onions,garlic until done. Stir in rest of ingredients .Cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until done.
Posted at 10:15 am
Today’s Scrapbook project is page #6- in my Holiday Craft Album.My son enjoying the Snow.
I started back doing some Project Life pages – But I already had a lot of 12×12 clear album pages. So a little DIY with my Sewing machine. I made my own pocket pages. First I marked off where I need pockets. Then I sewed on the lines making the pockets & then filled them.With a great page kit : Wintery by Authentique – Celebrating the first winter snow through the eyes of my son. Even shoveling snow is fun to him. Lisa
Posted at 12:12 am
Thursday Recipe is a Deer Chile & Corn Bread ! Yes – I said deer. We are a family of hunters and always eat what we kill.
And don’t forget to check back Friday’s On line Cookie Exchange – Lisa
- ! tablespoon of shortening
- 1/2 C chopped onions
- 1 Pound ground Deer/ Pork meat
- 1 green pepper chopped
- 1 101/2 oz can tomato soap
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoon chili blend
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Salt/pepper to taste.
- You can add beans but we are a Non bean family.
Melt shortening- add onions & cook till soften. Add meat & brown. Add rest of ingrediants and cook. Longer the better. Lisa
Check the Recipe Box for Great Corn Bread Recipes.
Southern Corn Bread
- 1 C white cornmeal
- 1/2 C flour
- 11/2 Teaspoon salt
- ! teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 C milk
- 1/2 C boiling water
- 3 tablespoon corn oil
- 1 Egg
- 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
Mix- flour,salt,sugar & corn oil. Stir in water. Mix add milk. Let stand till cool. Add eggs & baking powder. In a greased pan sponn in mixture- cook at 425 until brown .