March 30, 2011
We use about a loaf of bread a day around here, so learning to make bread has been very beneficial for my family. I'm not a fan of white bread from the grocery store, but this recipe has a great texture and is adaptable for some wheat if preferred. I slice it when completely cooled and put it in the freezer until we need it.
Check out the recipe if you are interested! Classic Sandwich Bread
March 23, 2011
March 16, 2011
March 9, 2011
I thought I'd share some of the freezer food recipes I use.
I'm always looking for new things to cook that are simple and easy.
I prefer to make most things from scratch.
So here's a VERY good one that a friend of mine gave me a while back:
Cream Baked Chicken
8 boneless chicken breast halves
6 slices of provolone (or other cheese)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 pkg Stuffing
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup water
Lay chicken in a 9x13.
Cover chicken with cheese.
Pour soup over it.
Separately, mix stuffing with melted butter & water.
Spread coated stuffing over casserole.
Bake @ 375 for 45-55 minutes.
One of these days, I might get a picture of this up. It's a good one!
March 7, 2011
I'm always trying to simplify and make the house run more efficiently.
So lately, I've been looking at how I shop for groceries and how I cook. What can I do to make these jobs work for me?
After talking with a friend who freezes food regularly, I realized that I need to utilize my freezer more often. Don't get me wrong, I use the freezer all the time, but to have a meal on hand sounds really nice as opposed to pulling out frozen meat to cook. I've been looking through my recipes and deciding what I'd like to start getting into the freezer.
March 5, 2011
I'll admit. I'm sentimental about handmade things.
One of Bill's aunts has sent us a quilt each time that we've
had a baby. She also has made the most adorable
infant sweater sets for us.
So after aquiring this set of bunk beds, I thought it would be
nice to have twin size quilts to put on them.
I was SO excited when our Aunt said
that she would make them for us!
(maybe someday I'll learn to quilt..we will see.)
I couldn't resist sharing. Aren't they beautiful?
The kids are excited. Well...Matthew is excited here because
he's in someone else's bed. hee hee
None the less, these are very special to us!
Thank you Aunt Sharon!!!