I'm not the world's best chef, and that's pretty well known. In High School my friends teased me mercilessly for burning a pot of water and for putting a fork through my middle finger when preparing a meal. But I try. I'm not afraid to try. The results are hit or miss, but I try. … Continue reading In Which I Am NOT the World’s Best Cook
We've been to the Apple Orchards several times this year, usually stopping at the Fleming Orchard as we traditionally do. The owner wasn't on site this year, and it was completely empty on several of our visits. Seriously, my dad or husband, me, a bakery lady, and a cashier. No customers. I'm hoping this year … Continue reading Mrs. Anderson’s Apple Crisp
For a long time, my husband and my Friday night involved going over to my in-laws and grilling out with them. We'd have good food and drinks and relax. But with COVID, they're self isolating, and we're in contact with a lot of people through our job, so we're limiting contact. This last Friday was … Continue reading First Grill Out and Beans From My Uncle
From My Ranch to Your Kitchen is a cooking YouTube channel, and you can find it here. The dishes look AMAZING though, and they're easy to follow despite my Spanish being limited. I think what would be more limiting would be the availability of some of the supplies here in Wisconsin. She's fun to watch … Continue reading ITJFU: De mi Rancho a Tu Cocina YouTube Channel
Here's a garden update! Almost everything has sprouted, and they're doing well so far. Here's an overview: We started lettuce just yesterday, so it's not up yet. We're experimenting with the onions. I cut them and used them for fried rice, and I wanted to replant. My husband thinks they should grow back fine from … Continue reading Grow My Wee Little Plants!
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