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Wednesday Snap Shot

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I'm taking this week off of my regularly scheduled blogging. My father in law passed away last weekend. I will be back next 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 on the late side today in getting my WSS out. Hubby has the week off and we are enjoying our vacation mode.
Happy Thanksgiving Eve! :) While most are getting ready for tomorrow's feast, I'm getting ready to celebrate my youngest daughter's birthday. We are having our family Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday. My daughter, Sierra, was born on Thanksgiving Day.  It was a blessing that year to have her come on the day of thankfulness. She was 15 days late and we were all more then read…

Menu Monday!

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Good morning! It's looking like a busy week ahead. We'll be having our family Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday and on Thanksgiving Day we'll be celebrating my youngest daughter's birthday.
Today I'll be gone for a good portion of the day so I'm going to make it easy on myself and have some orange chicken and pot stickers for dinner. I purchase the orange chicken and pot stickers from Costco and keep them in the freezer for days just like this. I'll serve a salad on the side.

The rest of the week is looking like this...

Taco Bar I asked my daughter what she'd like for her birthday dinner and she said, what ever you make mom will be great.. :) so I decided to have a taco bar. Lay out all the goodies and options for taco's and let everyone enjoy.

Thanksgiving Dinner This year I've told my family that I am making a ham and a small turkey and mashed potatoes & gravy. The rest of the meal is being brought by them. It should make the dinner …

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 It's been a good week so far. I'm focusing on more indoor projects now that the rainy season has started. I purchased some new knives and measuring cups and was motivated to clean out the drawers I store them in. I was able to also get rid of bad knives, and broken measuring cups (the handles had broken off years ago). I had a few that were plastic and the measurement on the cups were worn off. Not usually a big problem other then occasionally trying to figure out if a cup is 1/4 or 1/3…

Menu Monday!

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Happy Monday! A new week, a new menu. I had a few different ideas running through my head for this week and settled on some simple meals.

I am making chili tonight in my Instant Pot. It was on my menu last week and the only meal that I did not make, so we'll enjoy some warm chili and cornbread on this rainy cool day.
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Mexican Chicken Casserole This is simple to make and tastes really good. I've made it a few times. It's a low carb recipe, and while I'm not doing low carb I enjoy trying a variety of recipes. I'll serve this with tortilla chips & salsa and a green salad.

Meatloaf I have a couple of them in the freezer already to go. I'll make one of them and make mashed potatoes and a salad on the side.

Split Pea Soup Due to days and days of endless rain, I'm in a soup mood. Soup and rain just seem to go together. I'll make it with sausage. Sometimes I use ham, sometimes sausage of some sort (kie…

Instant Pot Stuffing

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This week in Friday in the Kitchen I'll show you how to make super moist and simple stuffing in the Instant Pot.


Instant Pot Stuffing
Last week I made a turkey breast in my Instant Pot (IP) and then made stuffing to go with it. A little pre - Thanksgiving dinner for us. Instant Pot stuffing is easy to make and is so moist. If you have an IP, this might be handy in your dinner meal preparations. 
I started by chopping up a small onion and about half of a red pepper. I usually also add celery, but did not have any. 


I then put my package of stuffing cubes (I believe it was about 14oz in size) in a bowl and sprinkled the seasoning packet on it and added about a teaspoon of salt.



In a frying pan I melted 6T of butter and sauteed the onions and peppers until they were soft and added this to the stuffing cubes...




The turkey breast I bought had a gravy packet with it so I poured this into my measuring cup and added water until I had 2 cups. If you don't have a gravy packet you can use…

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 This week seems to be flying by. Not sure why some weeks are like that and others just drag. I've been busy around the home and it's been a quiet week.
Does anyone really like the time change? I'm trying to figure out why we still do this. I am a fan daylight savings time over standard time, I would like it if they just left it on daylight savings time. But, either way, I wish we could just leave the clocks in one place and stop messing around with them :). It takes a week to read…

Menu Monday!

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Happy Monday Everyone! :) Hope your week is off to a great start. Today is an at home day and I plan on doing some cooking and maybe a little baking, we'll see how the day goes.
Last week I had sweet pork tacos on my menu and they did not get made. We enjoyed the turkey breast and tri tip roast for a few days. My son was not feeling great one day, so I made chicken noodle soup instead. Now this week, what is sounding better to me is Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Tacos w/Pineapple Slaw. I've made this recipe with both chicken and pork. I have my pork roast already defrosted so it will be BBQ Pork Tacos.. :)
The rest of the week is looking like this...

Chili The weather is cooling down with some snow in the forecast so I'm thinking a nice pot of chili will be the perfect thing. A little cornbread and honey on the side with a nice salad.

BBQ Baked Chicken Chicken pieces of choice, bbq sauce and baked in the oven.. pretty simple. I'll make mac & cheese in my IP…