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Menu Monday!

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It's a hot week coming and I don't have air conditioning so I'm planning on making good use of my Instant Pot and the BBQ to avoid heating up my kitchen when making dinner.
Tonight will be spaghetti & meatballs in the IP. I'll have french bread and a salad to go with it.

The rest of the week is looking like this.
Burritos I'll make black beans in the IP and then cook some seasoned hamburger in the IP to use in the burritos. I'll serve with cheese, salsa and a salad.
Grilled Salmon I have some wonderful wild caught salmon to cook up on the bbq. I'll serve this with some IP potatoes and coleslaw.
Teriyaki Chicken I'm going to try THIS recipe. I'll also make rice in the IP for this meal and a salad.


All of these meals should be easy and very do able for me this week. 

Wednesday Snap Shot

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Wednesday Snap Shot is a quick peek into my week.

If you'd like to join in on my Wednesday Snap Shot.. copy and paste my post, add your answers (you can also copy the pic..BUT Please download the picture to your computer first.. do not just directly copy and paste.. otherwise you are using my bandwidth..thank you! :).. link your post to my blog and then come back and let me know you shared your week. I'll come and visit you and read about your homemaking week!! :)


So Far This Week
I'm happy to report that this week I'm feeling much better. Everyday is a little better then the day before and I'm regaining my strength again. I'm very thankful. Recovering from blood loss anemia is a slow and steady process, I'm discovering.

I've just taken it easy and my hubby and son have been wonderful at helping out with food and household chores.

My son even decided to cook us a meal one night. He does great with simple things but wanted to branch out and …

Menu Monday!

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I'm slowly regaining my energy and have cooked a little bit. But, not a lot. My son has did some cooking and my hubby is a master at the grill so it's not been hard to keep us fed.
This week I'm hoping to do a little more. The hardest part has been deciding what to make. I don't have a huge appetite and finding meals that sound good to me is challenging.
Tonight is burgers on the grill. Hubby will handle the grilling and we'll have the typical trimmings to go along with the meal.

The rest of the week is looking like this..
Pork Noodle Bowl Sometimes, when all else fails.. just make a bowl/plate of food for dinner.. it's simple... Start with a bowl or plate of cooked noodles (in my case for this meal, but it could also be rice or potatoes),
Add meat of choice (mine will be a pork roast cooked in my Instant Pot using Yoshida's sauce diluted with a little water), your meat can be chicken or beef or seafood, what ever you want. Cook your meat any…

Wednesday Snap Shot

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Wednesday Snap Shot is a quick peek into my week.
If you'd like to join in on my Wednesday Snap Shot.. copy and paste my post, add your answers (you can also copy the pic..BUT Please download the picture to your computer first.. do not just directly copy and paste.. otherwise you are using my bandwidth..thank you! :).. link your post to my blog and then come back and let me know you shared your week. I'll come and visit you and read about your homemaking week!! :)


So Far This Week What a week it has been. I've been missing in action for several days now. This will be a shortened version of WSS.
On Saturday I came home from a 4 day trip to the hospital. I had a chain reaction of issues that put me in the ER.
It's a long story and I'll just share the basics of what happened to me. I was taking a medication for one issue and the side effects of that medication irritated my stomach and caused an ulcer to bleed. It was an ulcer that they say had already been ther…

Menu Monday!

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It was a busy week for me last week with family and friends here. This week it's back to normal and that includes menu planning!
I had a lot of food come into my home while company was here, and that meant we were eating it up for a few days. I never did make my pork roast that I mentioned last week. So that is my plan for today. Cook the roast up in my Instant Pot.
Using some of that meat I will make pulled pork philly sandwiches for tonight's dinner. I'll serve homemade coleslaw to go with this. You can find the pork sandwich recipe I'm going to try HERE.
The rest of the week....
Chicken Taco Salad This is just a variation of a taco salad. Normally I make taco salad with seasoned ground beef. Instead, I'll use boneless skinless chicken and season it as I would for tacos. Add the cut up chicken to a big bowl of spring mix greens and add tomatoes, grated cheese, green onions, grated carrots, thinly sliced purple cabbage and dressing of choice. A yummy colorful…

Canning Salsa

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Wednesday Snap Shot will be on a break this week! :) I have a lot to do in town today to get ready for family coming tomorrow. So, no time to blog this morning..

Since many are in the middle of garden and canning season I thought I share one of my favorite things to can.. Salsa! I love this recipe. It was given to me by a friend and I've used for years and years and literally canned hundreds of jars of it... (I posted this a few years ago) Hope you enjoy it if you try it!  ***************************
I’ve been busy making salsa! I used 40lbs of tomatoes to make 2 double batches. I made one batch in my 14qt pot …



And the second batch in my roaster oven…



It was a long day of chopping, pureeing, simmering and canning but I ended up with 31 pints and 14 quarts. I made 31 pints a few days ago, so I do believe we have plenty of salsa to last us for the year!


I still have lots of tomatoes and more to pick. I plan on making tomato sauce with the  remaining tomatoes that keep co…

Menu Monday!

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I made a few extra meals over the weekend and have leftovers. So, the next two days I won't need to do any cooking.
The rest of the week is looking like this..
Hamburger/Hot Dog BBQ I'll be having company come for a couple days so we've planned to do a summer bbq with hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, watermelon and whatever else we want to add in.

I'm planning on cooking up a pork roast from the freezer and use the meat in a couple different meals..
Easy Pork Chili You can find the recipe HERE. I'll serve it with tortilla chips and a salad

Pork Fried Rice You can find the recipe I'm going to try HERE. I'll serve this with a cucumber salad, and watermelon

Chicken Parmesan I'm going to try making this in my IP. I'll serve it with angel hair pasta, french bread, and roasted broccoli.

That should do it for us for the week.