With Christmas just around the corner it
is time to start thinking about gift giving, it you have not done so already!
As a single income family we are on a budget and I am always on the look out for
frugal fun Christmas gift ideas. The ideas I am sharing with you here are a few
of the different things I have done over the years as well as some ideas that I
may be doing this year. Perhaps it will spark some new ideas for you this
Gift Baskets are always popular:
Pick one or two food type gifts:
Pancake & waffle mix along with homemade syrup
Homemade raisin bread
Then add any of the following:
Homemade pot holders
Dish towels, spatulas, coffee mugs can be found at dollar stores or Wal-Mart
Whole Wheat Cinnamon Pancake Mix Crystal Miller
2 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour, freshly ground if possible
2 T baking powder
4 t cinnamon
1 t salt
In today's video I share bits and
pieces of my days and take you along for our Thanksgiving Day visit
to my husbands parents up north in Washington.
I'm still figuring out the best way to
do my previous “Wednesday on the Homestead” in video format. I'm
thinking it will be a work in progress as I learn more. I hope you enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cwYcQKrm9A Crystal
Good morning friends! I'm starting a new series on my YouTube channel called, Coffee with Crystal. I plan on sharing thoughts and topics that are on my heart and mind. Today's video is about my own empty nest journey and my thoughts on it. It's a challenging change of seasons for many of us moms (and dads!). I am almost 2 years into my empty nest journey and I hope by sharing some of my own insight and experiences it might encourage any of you walking the same path or seeing it coming soon.
you have leftover turkey meat to use up and need some ideas? We usually eat
Thanksgiving dinner the day after but by the 3rd day we are ready for
something different. I find just about any recipe that uses cooked chicken
works quite well with cooked turkey. The recipes below are actually chicken
recipes but you can just sub turkey in place of the chicken:
Fill corn or whole wheat tortillas with chopped up turkey and cheese.
Roll them up and place in a 9x13 pan (or 9x9 or 11x15 pan, depending on how many
people you are feeding). Pour your favorite enchilada sauce (canned or homemade) over all, top with more cheese and
bake at 350 until all is hot and bubbly and cheese has melted.
Sweet and Sour Chicken (Turkey) Crystal Miller 2 cups cut up chicken pieces, cooked 1 T olive oil 1 cup celery, chopped ½ cup green pepper, chopped 1 small to medium sweet onion, sliced thinly 1 20 oz. can pineapple, drain and save juice 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar ¼ cup honey 2 T soy sauce …