We've had a lot of down time lately, so I cooked another batch of Bean and Bacon soup. The post where I cooked it last time with the recipe is here. I soaked three pounds of pinto beans: I knew how much space they would take up this time, so I didn't have escapees. This … Continue reading Meal Prep: Moar Bean and Bacon Soup
In preparation for getting sick with the Corona Virus, I did some meal prep. I made Bean and Bacon soup! From dry beans! And so much bacon! Here's the recipe I used. I tweaked it a little bit. I have a vegetable chopper, so I chopped all the veggies finely so that they won't be … Continue reading Meal Prep: Bean and Bacon Soup
I fell off the Keto Wagon for Valentines, and I'm making up for it with meal prep! In on of the Facebook Groups I follow, someone doing Dirty Keto showed how they use pre-made spice mixes to meal prep. This is a fabulous idea. I almost never like what I cook, but I DO like … Continue reading Meal Prep!
Did some meal prep and thought you'd like to take a look. I used a variant of this recipe from Pioneer Woman but excluded the sweet peppers. I ended up with eight containers full after we had eaten some: And they juuuuust fit in the freezer. This is right before I put the last two … Continue reading Food Prep!
Every year we have a cookie walk with our church to raise money for utilities and such for the winter. Every year I bake cookies for it. This year, I wanted to do sugar cookies but didn't want to have to roll them out... so I tried a cookie stamp. Here's the stamp: You oil … Continue reading Howling Wolf Cookie Fail
I might have gotten a bit ahead of myself. For Thanksgiving this year I was in charge of Cranberries and making pies for my wheat allergic self. Cranberries, no problem. I make them frequently, often stocking up on cranberries and freezing them after Thanksgiving so I can have them when they aren't in season. Pies, … Continue reading Bake ALL the Pies~!
On my previous post, you might have noticed that our grocery budget is RIDICULOUSLY small. Like, below the USDA Food Estimates by a lot. You can find them HERE. For clarity: On their cheapest plan, they expect us to spend $90 a week or $390 a month for both of us combined. But our budget … Continue reading Rice, Beans, and Paranoia
Up until now, the dog food brand we've been giving our puppers had avoided any of the hugely public lawsuits or failed testing. But... that's no longer true. There's a lawsuit regarding ridiculously high levels of lead in that dog food, and we're worried. There just isn't very much regulation in the dog food industry, … Continue reading Making Our Own Dog Food?
This weekend, my father-in-law was going through the freezer, and he sent home some frozen salmon with us from one of his fishing trips. "Just cut off the not-pink parts," he said. It was a little freezer burned. Mistake #1: Assuming it would take some time to thaw. Mistake #2: Not putting it in a … Continue reading What is This New and Exciting Smell I’ve Discovered?
I thought growing sprouts might be a good idea. I followed the directions exactly. Changed the water 4 or 5 times a day. They barely sprouted and then died and smelled like FEET. What am I doing wrong?!?