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Menu Monday!

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Good Morning!
My weekly post of cooking and meal planning inspiration for you! :)


Monday was leftovers so I didn't need to cook anything until Tuesday. On Tuesday I cooked up a pound of Jimmy Dean sausage and added lots of  veggies with it.  While that was going I started some brown Jasmine rice in my Instant Pot..


When the rice had finished cooking I added it (about 3 cups) to the sausage and veggies.  I added some extra seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic. This was simple and tasted so good!


I made a salad and baked a package of Jiffy Corn Muffins to go with the meal


We had this for a couple of nights before moving on to BBQ burgers. I've had a lot of fun trying out different things with my burgers. Last week I shared how I added feta cheese to them.  This week I tried something new. 


I made bacon swiss burgers. I started by cooking up some bacon. I did it in the oven because it's pretty quick this way and easy clean up. I cooked the whole pound so I could have use it later in the…

Grocery Haul for Two

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Good Morning!!
This week was a Winco and Costco week. My first stop was Winco..

Fruits and veggies were the first thing I picked up. I didn't need a whole lot of veggies so ended up with spinach, mini peppers, grape tomatoes, roma tomatoes and some beets. 

I seemed to basically pick up pantry stocking items (Ramen noodles, cereal, ketchup, cornbread mix and tortilla chips). 
I saw the instant mashed potatoes on sale for .88 cents. I don't normally buy things like this... but... I admit to liking the convenience nowadays! :)  Since buying them I've used one of them, the loaded baked potato one shown in the picture. My thoughts are this... they taste good and they are super easy to make, however the ingredient list on the them is a mile long! Healthy, they are not. In a pinch they'll be nice to have on the shelf, but I'd take homemade mashed potatoes over these any day.




My total for Winco this week was $49

My next stop was Costco...

We were out of regular potato chips and I…

Wednesday on the Homestead

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Good Morning!
What a slow going morning for me! I'm typically a morning person but last night had a hard time sleeping. It suddenly got quite hot here and it made it hard to sleep. Eventually I fell asleep as things cooled down. Was not yet ready for real summer, ha ha! Normally we don't get hot like that until mid to later July. It's a 2 day heat blast and tomorrow we'll be back to or normal upper 70's again. 
I've been so busy lately. One of the fun things I did last week was a get together with a dear friend of mine, her daughter and 6 children and my daughter and her 5 children. Such and enjoyable day! We went to hike/walk in an area that my son and I had hiked several weeks back. They have the harder hike on one side of the road (the one my son and I did) and the easy, paved 1 mile walk on the other side. With all the little ones and strollers of course we did the easy walk.  
I moved to this area 23 years ago. The first person I met here was my friend Debi. …

Menu Monday!

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Good Morning! This week started off with leftover pizza and a couple of my freezer meals. It wasn't until mid week that it was time to cook again (this is the payback for prepping food ahead of time and making extra food to cover a few days :)..

The first thing I'm going to share is really the best hamburgers I have ever had. Oh my gosh, they were amazing. 

I had 1 pound of hamburger. It was 73% lean. I tend to prefer the higher fat hamburger because I find it to have better flavor and moisture for burgers, meatloaf and such (in my opinion). 

So to my pound of hamburger I added salt, pepper, granulated garlic, and some Montreal Steak Seasoning (about 1t of each), and about a 1/4 of a medium chopped onion.   Then I added some feta cheese. I didn't measure, I just poured some in. Maybe 1/2 cup or so? 


I divided the meat into 3 patties and hubby put them on the BBQ...



I have to say these were the best burgers I have ever had. I can only think that it was the feta cheese that made t…