Thursday, March 31, 2011

Last day of March

This month just flew by!

Busy getting rid of Winter and welcoming Spring!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Molly, Molly quite contrary...

how does your garden grow?

Nothing yet.....but I have plants started!

- Posted by Country Tea

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Today was chili

Monday: Beef and Broccoli

Tuesday: Spaghetti w/meat sauce

Wednesday: Crockpot, to be determined

Thursday: Leftovers night

Friday: Homemade pizza

Saturday: ?????

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Menu planning

I am trying to decide the menu for next week and just keep coming up with NOTHING! LOL

I just feel like I am fixing the same things over and over.  Which is not always a bad thing....and I rarely get complaints from DH, but I like having different things on the menu.

What do you do when you feel yourself getting into a menu rut?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Responsible gun handlers in training

She has such a serious stance!

His favorite was the 9mm though!

A few Paraprosdokians

Ø Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience. 

Ø Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 

Ø War does not determine who is right - only who is left. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I am falling into the habit of not blogging again.

It's been busy, but that is no excuse.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Weekly menu


Grilled chicken breasts, potatoes, and salad

Monday:  Taco twist casserole

Tuesday:  Leftovers

Wednesday:  Jam Chicken over rice

Thursday:  Baked potato night

Friday:  ???

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Busy, busy

That seems to sum things up for me lately.

Problem is, when I get busy I don't get a menu planned for the week. :(

Today is ham and bean soup with cornbread.
Thursday: corned beef and cabbage
Friday: leftovers
Saturday: ???

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken

This is loosely based on a recipe I got from the year of slow cooking cookbook.

I put together about a pound of boneless skinless chicken breast. Frozen is fine.

1 jar of salsa (I used medium, but adjust to your own tastes)
1 can of corn, drained
1 can of black beans, drained (I use home canned ones)

Cook on low for at least 8 hours. Take out the chicken, shred and then put back into the slow cooker. Mix all together. Taste and see if you need additional seasoning. I sometimes had cumin.

Serve over rice or with tortillas. I also offer shredded cheese, fresh tomatoes and any other toppings you might want.


Oh....and this is even better the next day!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Is that a dirty word to you? (Or is it just me????)

I am trying to get into the habit of walking a minimum of 20 minutes a day.  So far, I have done three days in a row.  Not a lot, but it is a start.

We have a treadmill, so there is no excuse.....other than just not wanting to!  I am now recording things that I only get to watch while I am walking.  I tried to have a favorite book as my incentive, but found that I can not read and walk.  At least, not if I don't want to get nauseous. :-X

Once the weather warms up, and dries up, I hope to do more outside.  But until then, my treadmill will be my new friend!

To date:  Walked three days in a row for a total of 2.26 miles.

Menu Monday

Monday: Baked potato night

Tuesday: Smoked turkey breast, hashbrowns, green beans

Wednesday: Crockpot ?????

Thursday: Taco night

Friday: Clean out the fridge night.

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Can someone be into “preparedness” and still be a true Christian?

**Here is an article I posted awhile back on a previous blog.  Enjoy!

I have heard all sorts of opinions on this, and not all of them in a nice way! LOL

I think a lot has to do with a person’s personal perception of what “preparedness” means.  Do you automatically think of someone that builds a bunker and stocks it full of food and ammo to last 10 years?  Or do you think of someone that wants to make sure that if they (or their spouse) loses their job….food would be low on the list of worries, at least for awhile?

Here is my version of “preparedness”….  I want to at some point have a 12 month supply of food on hand.  If I end up with more…. great, but if I only end up with a 6 month supply, I will be happy with that also.

I know there will be some out there that feel that I am not “truly” trusting in God by wanting to have this type of food supply!  I can say with complete sincerity that that is FALSE!

Do I feel that having these stored items will carry my family through Armegeddon on our their own merit?  Of course not, only Jehovah will protect his people during the last days! ‘And they keep on crying with a loud voice, saying: “Salvation [we owe] to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb.” ‘(Revelations 7:10) Only through faith and loyalty can we endure to the end. “And YOU will be objects of hatred by all people on account of my name; but he that has endured to the end is the one that will be saved.” (Matthew 10:22)

Okay…now that we have that out of the way…. I would like to share some of the scriptures that I feel show that we should also take some responsibility in being prepared for whatever “unforeseen occurrence” befall us. (Eccl. 9:11)

One of my favorite scriptures about preparing is found in Proverbs.  Specifically Proverbs 6:6-8:  “Go to the ant, you lazy one; see its ways and become wise. 7 Although it has no commander, officer or ruler, 8 it prepares its food even in the summer; it has gathered its food supplies even in the harvest.”

Here we are told to look how the ant, the lowly insect and to learn from it!  I know everyone reading has heard the parable of the grasshopper and the ant….so seeing the Holy Scriptures using the ant as an example for us to follow should not be surprising!

If the ant knows by instinct to store up food for the winter, then we, as humans, should also store up food for lean times!

Also…. Remember the dreams that pharaoh had about the wheat and the cows?  God gave forewarning that there would be a 7 year drought….and to store up food to last for that time period! (Gen. 41:29-36)  Hey, I only want a 12-month supply!  I cannot even imagine a 7 year one! LOL

In summary, I have no problems with people following their beliefs, but please do not question my faith or beliefs because I choose to put away food items and try to learn ways to “live off the land” in case that situation ever comes about.  I have a feeling that when the time comes, knowing that I can feed my family will be one less thing to stress over!  (I KNOW there will be plenty of other things to stress over!)

Thoughts?  Comments?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Flexibility of a menu plan

I love having a menu plan for the week, but I also like to have flexibility in my week.  You can have both!

Yesterday was a rainy, windy day and the thought of fish was not appealing to me, so I made chicken and dumplings instead. :-)

So... the menu has changed, but really just rearranged. LOL  Today will be the fish and Thursday will become the baked potato night.  By Friday, we should have enough leftovers to have a leftovers night.

Happy March 1st!  Bring on spring!  (I started some seeds over the weekend and will post about it later.)