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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

RECIPE WED # 20: African Chicken Recipe

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Been thinking of trying this recipe, sounds good, I would omit the slimy okra, I only like okra deep fried, so that would be a "no-go" plus the apple slices, we don't like apples with our chicken all the rest sounds YUMMY!! 

Have you tried a "new" recipe to to celebrate the New Year yet??  

This one is the "first new" recipe I am going to try, upon my research of this recipe I learned  Africa is the birth place of "Asian-fusion" cooking of course according to one web site, uhh, interesting?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Menu Mondays: March 25-31

 This will be a LONG week! So I have utlized my crock pot and one pot wonders! Somewhere between the grueling work load and research I have to get Kissi caught up and remotivated in school... I can do it, I can do it!!

No real big menu just honest food that is quick tasty and little mess!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

RECIPE WED: Chicken Tortilla Soup-Crock Pot Version

Chicken Tortilla Soup 

My delish version of a recipe I saw online, very delish and you can use your slow cooker!!



  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or  bottle dark amber beer
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with diced onions, undrained
  • 1-lime juiced
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning {or homemade seasoning click for recipe}
  • 3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Teach Me Tuesday: Your Garden Medicine Cabinet- WOODRUFF

Welcome to the first insallment of 


I have researched for years the healing power of hearbs and even applied that knowledge to aid in the pregnancy issues modern medicine was unable to help me with

In that vein I would love to share some of the knowledge I have gathered over the past  2 decades from various books, online searches, and personal usage with you. May you find good health in this installment and all future installments!

A couple of GREAT authors who are the herbal authority in the Herbal community are, there are other authors that are reputable, these are the ones how influenced me the most: 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Menu Plan Mondays: March 18-24th

I don't know if my days could seriously get any busier! There are days I think, 

"What am I doing?"

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I wish I could duplicate myself like my daughter's favorite super villain "Lady Redundant Woman" on PBS hit cartoon: "Word Girl" and make duplicates of myself to achieve all that I desire to accomplish in a day...

Until then I have quick, tasty, and easy meals on this week's menu that will not only satisfy all those requirements but they 
are easy on our very tight budget!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chicken Schnitzel w/Flavorful Mushroom Sauce

I LOVE Veal Schnitzel, but with veal prices on the rise I find a frugal alternative in Chicken Breasts. I typically purchase Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts on sale for $1.99/Lb and under if lucky!

A great tip I picked up from Chef John over at All is to
 place the flour in a sifter/fine mesh strainer  
in place of using up a large amount of  flour when dredging the flattened breasts in. This way the flour doesn't get contaminated by the raw chicken and you waste a large amount of flour.

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Plus I season the chicken breasts, the panko bread crumbs, and the eggs...each step has flavor and seasoning which equal to a flavorful crispy chicken even the kids will each up!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


I love this recipe, it is sooooooo delish! 

 Though this hardy chowder doesn't need it, you can add 1 Lb Diced smokey ham or 1 Lb left over moist chicken pieces and make your meat loving family even happier...

RECIPE WED #21: Greek Chicken

This recipe to me says "SUMMER" and right about now I am summer dreaming, so to have little summer on my plate brings sunshine to my belly!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Meal Plan Monday: March 11-17, 2013

Sorta fell off the organizing wagon for awhile...but I am back on it again!! I had to use up the freezer pantry and it wasn't pretty...

Thankfully there was as SUPER MEAT sale one of my local markets and I bought:
  • 30Lbs gr beef, 
  • 50 Lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, 
  • 4 whole Roasting Chickens, 
  • 40 Lbs Beef Roasts, 
  • 15 Lbs Pork roasts, 
  • 10 Lbs of Country Pork Ribs.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Kim's Cut-Out Cookie Recipe

 Kim's Cut-Out Cookie Recipe
My high school friend gave me this recipe....

We LOVE this cookie recipe, super soft thick
and very tasty!

Friday, March 1, 2013


It has been way to long since I have been posting "Frugal Fridays", 
I really have been juggling quite a load lately. 

The household needs some SERIOUS TLC with all the surgeries, recovery periods, and now learning to cope with chronic pain "while homeschooling a precocious preschooler and special needs toddler, who only knows 2 speeds FAST & FASTER" & receives therapy 1-2/week for speech, occupational, & physical needs.

III YIII YII!! Some days I just wish we never needed rest or at least could feel refreshingly rested even after less than 4 hours of sleep...some women make that look easy, yeah, I am SO NOT one of them, I NEED 7 hours of sleep or I am one grumpy, unfocused, dingy, bear...

So ANYWAYSSSSSSS, Sheesh, I found some old frugal files from back in the early part of 2000's....

Each week I thought I would share some of the cream of the crop so to speak! :-)