Have you ever seen a “Pink Bathroom”? That is what our family called our hall bathroom. You will see why we called it that below.
16 oz crushed pineapple (I use chunked pineapple sometimes.)
2 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Add this whipped topping to the chilled sauce.8 cups Granny Smith apples cut up into small pieces
2 cups chopped peanuts
Now it is ready to serve! Yummy!
What are some of your family favorite salads?
Here is a great way to organize paint colors.
When you have a can of paint mixed, ask for an extra label, attach it to the color swatch on a piece of paper, put into a plastic sleeve, and then in a folder. Mark what room it is for.
Storage is always and issue for our family in every room. Keeping things simplified is one of the things we try to do. The more things you have, the more things you have to store. We have garage sales twice a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. I find that having a garage sale encourages us to go through everything the best we could. It is important to keep things neat and clean, even in the bathroom.
Here is our master bathroom. I like to keep it as neat as possible with nothing on the counters. I chose brown for the walls because I like the contrast against the white, and we get plenty of light in there.
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Here is a video showing you how to peel a whole bulb of garlic in 10 seconds.
Scoop the cloves into a bowl, cover it with another bowl and then shake for 10 seconds. Then all the cloves are peeled. This is great!
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A couple of weeks ago we had a little campout in the back yard. We have gone camping a few times in the past but it has been a long time and is really hard to plan and pack for a camp out with all the kids. It is either too hot, too buggy, too cold, not having the time to spend preparing and packing for a camp out. And not to mention schedules. Could you tell we are not campers. lol! So we decided to have a little campout in the back yard with the younger children. The weather was cool but not cold, and we decided that afternoon. The older boys helped set up the tent.
We knew to sell the house we were going to have to clean up this mess. We decided to put another brick paver patio in.
Having a large family, I like to find recipes that are easy to make, healthy, and easy to serve, especially on days when everyone is unable to eat at the same time due to work, sports, dance, and practices.
This recipe is one of our family's favorite, one dish meals. These are nice because everyone could take what they want before they go to a game or when they come home from work. I really like making meals like this on cool fall or winter days. I am going to give you the original recipe which we follow (mostly). I definitely double, sometimes triple, this depending on what we have in the house.
One of my time savings tips is that we do not peel the potatoes or carrots. The skins have more nutrients, fiber and it saves time. I use 2-4 pounds of carrots and 5 pounds of potatoes and that is a lot of peeling. I also use our food processor to chop the onions and garlic.
When everyone was done eating I put all the leftovers in to my Cusinart food processor and blended it small enough to feed to my baby. She loves it!!!I put the baby food into the freezer in these Tupperware Freezer Mates, and then lable them. I have had these for years and I use them all the time.
I use different sizes, and they all stack together nicely.
Here is the recipe for beef stew that I got from my Mom also a mother of a Dozen.
2 pounds of beef stew chuck: cut into bite size cubes. Browned in a hot skillet (I use what ever beef I have, and is always bought on sale.)
2 medium onions: sautéed in 3 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic: Minced or crushed
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon Worchester sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon salt: I usually add more to taste
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 dash all spice or cloves
6 carrots: I will add whatever I have.
8 potatoes: I may add more or less depending on how big they are.
4 cups water: I use enough to cover the meat and vegetables.
Brown the beef, add the sautéed onions and garlic, then add the rest of the seasonings.
Cook for 2 hours on medium heat.
Add the carrot for the last 30 min.
Add the potatoes the last 20 min.
When the vegetables are tender, thicken with water and flour.
I add about 1/4 cup flour to a cup of cold water then mix onto the pot with everything else.
How does this compare to your beef stew?
Do you ever feed your baby table food?
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This is the first year we actually have peaches on our 4 year old peach tree. They are so juicy and delicious. We are also getting a lot of other food from our garden.
I really like to try and eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. So having fresh fruit in the house is great.We picked pick about three of these bowls full and still have some more to pick.
This is our little baby, who is 6 months old. She started eating baby food about a month ago. She really likes these peaches.
I peeled the peaches, cut them into small pieces, and then I was able to mash it with a fork. I could have use the blender or food processor, but these peaches were so juicy they mashed easily. Who wants to clean unnecessary dishes? lol
Do you ever make your own baby food. I like the fact that I know exactly what my baby is eating; no additives, no preservatives, no msg…
Do you ever make your own baby food?
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This is the house we bought to flip last fall after we completed the things that we needed to upgrade in order to resell the house. This is the house before we did anything. It may not look that bad, but nobody had lived in the house for two years and there were a lot of things that needed to be done. Some of the things we did on the exterior of the house were to
We washed all of the cucumbers in water and Shaklee Basic H2. I clean all my fruits and vegetables including lettuce and berries (Home grown lettuce has a lot of dirt on it and this works great.) I use this safe non-toxic cleaner for everything. I don’t want to use anything that is not safe for my family.
We cut the cucumbers into wedges. They could be sliced thin or left whole, also.
Then I put them into the jars. We put in as many as we can without bruising them.
Put the garlic in and then just squeeze. I scrape the garlic on the side of the jar. We added 2 cloves to each jar. We then add 2 tablespoons of Celtic Sea Salt. This is unprocessed salt which is way better of you. We buy the 22 pound bag, which lasts us a long time.
We also grew dill in our garden for the first time. I had no idea what part to use from the plant. I think you could use any and all of it. Does anyone know or have experience with this?
At first I just used the feathery part that is attached to the stem but then I added some of the top part. The flavor was delicious!
The last thing was to add filtered water. Water has so many unwanted containments that it’s important to use a good quality water filtration system. (This one is even certified to take out up to 99% of lead for only pennies a day!!!)
Just fill the jar until it is about one half inch from the top.
Put the lids on tight and let the jars sit at room temperature for two days. (I actually, gently flipped the jars back and forth to mix all the ingredients.) If the cucumbers are whole it will probably take three days. Slices may only need one day. Then put the jars into the refrigerator. They should last for several months, but not in our house. lol! And that is it. So easy and the family loves them.
4-5 pickling cucumbers
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of sea salt
1 cup filtered water