Menu Week of January 5

This is a sad time. My daughter’s boyfriend lost his mom Saturday night. She was only 43. Her death comes just a few days after he lost his uncle and his dad had a severe asthma attack. His dad is still very ill and unable to take care of himself. My heart aches for JT [...]

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“Sustainable Living” Giveaway

You are enjoying a post fromKat Y (Simply Living Simply)from the websiteSimply Living Simply – a semi-homemade homesteading lifestyle!
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Menu Week of December 15

I thought about subtitling this week’s menu “Real Food with a Broken Hand” because that’s what’s happening here. Last Sunday I slipped on packed snow (aka ice) in our yard and hit hard. I ended up with a little bone in my right hand broken (scaphoid) and yes, I am…

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Menu Week of December 1

I can’t believe that we are already in December. It seems that 2013 has completely flown by. Our Thanksgiving weekend was very nice. Joe was off from Wednesday until today (Monday). He did a few things around here and even made our bread for the week on Saturday. I have to tell you, I felt…

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Mexican Casserole

I’m on a Mexican kick lately.   This one I used to make in the old house and recently resurrected it again. Mexican Casserole   Print Easy casserole that can be made totally from scratch or adjusted to use what you’ve got. Author: Danielle @ More Than Four Walls Recipe type: Dinner…

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Homemade Hamburger Helper with Venison or Beef

Sometimes you just need a quick and easy meal. I lamented to other day on Facebook that I sometimes miss boxed mashed potatoes.  The other thing I used to make often was boxed burger helper.  But I’ve tweaked and tweaked and finally got a homemade hamburger helper version The Hubs likes….

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Kombucha Stewed Venison

Each fall we attempt to fill our freezer with venison and antelope. If we are successful I take it as a challenge to get creative with our wild game dishes. While my absolute favorite way to enjoy game is chicken fry I certainly don’t want to make it too often.
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Emergency Meals for When the Menu Plan Falls Apart

Pretty much every week I put together a menu plan. When I make that menu plan I fully intend to follow the plan– sort of. While I enjoy the knowledge of having the plan and knowing that if I follow the plan I won’t have to scramble at the last minute trying to put a [...]

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Stewed Meat- 2 Ways

Tougher cuts of meat can be very budget friendly. Preparing the meat in a manner that makes those tough cuts tender and delicious is important. If your tough cut is a steak a great method is to pound the meat and do something like this tasty chicken fr…

Super Flexible Stuffed Burritos

While we were on our family vacation this summer we ate out at Chipotle’s. We each had a huge stuffed burrito and while dining Joe said we should eat more burritos. I was surprised by that since we often have some sort of burrito, taco or tostado…