Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pandora Radio

Have I told ya'll about how much I love pandora radio?
Well, if not... I do!
Check it out!
I've created a station based on a band called The Wailin' Jennys...

perdy cool.

Deep dish pizza

Red Dog got a new deep dish pizza pan, so of course we had to try it out. I think this costs more than lasagna by the time we added all the cheese, ham, canadian bacon, and pepperoni. Yummy.

Monday, December 13, 2010

False Alarm Chili

I made some chili from a season kit last week.   Which is really unusual, I always do my own thing... even won a chili cook-off once :')  yes, I'm still gloating, 2 years later....

I used some ground beef that we got from the half quarter that we went in on with some friends.  I did skim off nearly all the grease.  I do not like greasy chili!  lol...

This batch was super  yummy!  I really enjoyed this seasoning kit...  It was a little spicier than I like, Brett wouldn't eat it, but chuckie loved it.

The best part was pulling it out for leftovers tonight!

It is my time of the month, and that sure makes me grumpy and sleepy, so it was nice to make my man a dinner that will satisfy him w/ minimal work :')

Chili and Stew are 'bout the only thing I like about winter!  What do ya'll cook when it's
COLD outside?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

homemade natural chapstick

My name is Jo and I've been addicted to Chapstick for as long as I can remember.
I keep going back to this blog post, on Passionate Homemaking about making your own.
It looks so simple and so easy, so I'm thinking I may order some supplies so I'll have a winter project:')

I really get the hankering to make homemade products instead of buying commercial stuff.  I'm still thinking about making my own deoderant...  I need to get on the ball with that one.  I'll find and post a recipe soon.   Also, want to make a new batch of laundry soap, but am out of one ingredient...

I have three rosemary plants, what can i do with those? 

Stew... but it's not beef :')

Good morning!
I pulled out some venison from the freezer and am throwing it in the crock pot for stew.
I had a beef stew season pack, so I'm gonna just use that and add some veggies later:')
Have a bag of stew veggies in the freezer.  Gotta love frozen food and seasoning packs to make prep work a snap on your way out the door before work.

Hopefully it is good, will let ya'll know, tonight.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Leftover Casserole

Mornin' ya'll!
I made a delightful shoulder roast last weekend and needed to use up the last of it, so I made a layered casserole in my freshly scrubbed and oiled cast iron pan (thanks to Candy).
I used full size tortilla shels, pulled pork, leftover sweet potatoes, corn, shredded cheddar and a bit of salsa.  I was able to get three layers in the pan, which was perfect.  Baked for 40 minutes at 350.
Charlie and Brett both liked it very much.  Brett ask for less sweet potatoes next time :')  He's not a huge fan!  lol...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sausage Rolls


I think  I might try this recipe for a Christmas party this year.  Looks easy to make and super yummy....

in this pic, they show it as a breakfast item, but I'm thinking it will make a good appetizer.

I found this recipe on
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