Menu Monday!

Good morning and happy Monday! 

Here's a peak at last week's meals...

The burrito casserole was so good! We had it for 2 nights and I got 2 more servings put in the freezer. You can find the recipe I used HERE.

I had sausage and rice on my menu and wasn't sure what direction I was going to go with it. When the evening came I looked in my fridge and found about 2 cups of spaghetti sauce (this was left from a can I had opened the previous week when I made pizza).  I decided to do sausage and peppers with the leftover sauce. 

I cut a pound of Aidelles sausages along with a few mini peppers and an onion. I fried those up until the sausages had browned and veggies were soft. I added seasonings (to taste), salt, pepper, garlic, Italian seasonings, and some Mrs. Dash (Italian blend). 

Then I added the leftover spaghetti sauce and a can of diced tomatoes. 

I let it simmer a bit to blend flavors and served it over brown rice and a salad on the side..

This went together quickly and it was…

Grocery Haul for Two

Good morning! :)

This weeks haul was a easy one. I only went to one store and that was Winco..

 There was the typical fruits and veggies. I needed to restock most of my common salad veggies this week. 

I picked up 6#'s of hamburger which I divided and put in the freezer, a couple of small packages of brown & serve sausage links for breakfast meals. We haven't tried these before and wanted to see what we thought. And a little container of sushi.

I also picked up cereal, salad dressing, half & half and orange juice. I like to keep a can on hand.  We don't drink juice often, but when I do want one I like to have it. I used the only can we had recently so was replacing it. I also picked up a pizza dough.

Winco makes their own pizzas which aren't bad, but they also sell their pizza dough. For $1.48 it's a nice option to making it myself. Especially considering we were having pizza that evening and I really didn't want to go home and make dough. 

We were heading ou…

Wednesday on the Homestead

Good morning! How's your week going?
I'm still adjusting to my hubby's new days off. I woke up this morning thinking it was Saturday, ha, ha! :D Then realized it was Wednesday. My brain is working to make the changes. He had the same days off for 15 years so this may take a couple weeks to get into the flow.
My week has been busy. We went out of town over the weekend to visit with my in laws who live in Port Townsend, Washington. It's about a 4 1/2 hour drive north from our place. It's a beautiful drive up there. The weather was cloudy and rainy at times but we enjoyed the little mini road trip.
My father in law (my mother in laws husband), is having a birthday this coming week so we celebrated a week early with him. He's been an incredible blessing to our family and it was nice to spend time with both of them.  My sister in law was also able to be there.  It was a good visit. 
My mother in law and father in law (he is lovingly and affectionately called Grandda…

Menu Monday!

We've been out of town and I didn't get a chance to get this post up until much later than usual. 

I only have a couple meals to share from last week. We ate leftovers a few times, and were not here as well.

The chicken pot pie turned out really good...

 You can find my recipe for this HERE. The only change I made was that I already had cooked chicken and broth in my freezer. They were from a rotisserie chicken I had.  

We ate this for 2 nights and I had another serving to put in the freezer. 

I made pizza and it turned out really yummy. I made an Italian Sub Pizza. Basically I put items on my pizza that you would put on an Italian Sub Sandwich.  I plan on making a separate post about this in a couple days. 

The picture does not do justice to how good this tasted. :)

We had this for 2 nights and no leftovers to be found! :D 

That is all I have this week and now will move on this coming weeks menu plan..

Burrito Casserole - this will be the 3rd week it's on my menu. If it had not be…

Grocery Haul for Two

Good morning! :)

I shopped at both Winco and Costco this week. I had a few non food items that I needed and a few extra items I needed to pick up.

My first stop was Winco..

The regular fruits and veggies on the list. I still had cabbage, lettuce and kale and only needed a few other fresh veggies.

I picked up a few things for the pantry, ketchup, mustard, grape jelly, olives, pickles and a jar of banana peppers for sandwiches and pizza. 

I also was happy to find whole grain angel hair pasta...

I prefer angel hair pasta to regular spaghetti noodles so this was a good find. They were $1.08 per box. This was a little more than white pasta which was .78 cents a package. 

I also bought a couple boxes of au gratin potatoes. 

I haven't bought these in years but thought it would be nice to have on hand for quick meal prep.  They were .78 cents a box. 

 I also bought a pound of ground beef, milk, half & half, eggs and some salami that I plan to use in making pizza. 

My non food items were..

Zip ty…

Wednesday on the Homestead

Good morning! 
It's a rainy cloudy and cool morning here in the PNW. But, that's ok :) I have a hot cup of coffee sitting next to me, the fire is going and the house is cozy. Perfect homestead kind of spring day. 
This last week has been a bit crazy. My hubby's schedule at work has changed and I'm trying to get in the rhythm of the new normal. We're happy with the changes, but figure it will take a week or two to adjust and remember what day it is! Ha, ha :D 
Last week Hubs and I were out running errands. We pulled into a parking spot at Home Depot and this is what I saw..

Yep, a Jeep with eyelashes! :D I laughed and smiled and quickly snapped a picture.

On Sunday we went and helped our oldest son move. He has bought his first home and we are so proud of him. It's in a nice area and close to where he works. 

 He's been living in an apartment with a roommate so he does not have much furniture. We were able to load it all up in our van.  
The loading and unloading d…

Menu Monday!

Menu Monday is on the late side today. I usually try and get it prepared on Sunday and set it to go out first thing on Monday. But yesterday was a busy day and today I was out of the house quite early and it's only now that I've had a chance to sit and blog.  

So this week went pretty well. I had one change up due to a freezer clean out and organize. I realized I had a package of sandwich rolls that had been in the freezer for a while and I wanted to get them used up. So I made an easy batch of pulled pork sandwiches...

I made the coleslaw from my own salad mix and coleslaw dressing...

The recipe below is my coleslaw recipe that I use and I only made the dressing part as I had my salad mix to use instead of the cabbage and carrot.


1 medium head cabbage, chopped very finely
¼ cup shredded carrot
1/3 cup sugar 1t salt
½ t. pepper
¼ cup milk
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup buttermilk
1 T white vinegar
2 T lemon juice

Put chopped cabbage and shredded carrots in a large bowl. Combine …