Myers Mini Mayhams
Welcome to the homestead and my new business. I try as hard as I can to live without the chemicals that the FDA thinks that we need. I would love to hear what everyone has to say. Stay tuned for the latest about my growing business.
The reason I do not mind the snake having a few eggs is that they also help with the mice and rats in the area and that is a good thing. Mind you I do have 6 cats but they can only do so much and they do there share. They even try to bring them in to the house to show us they are doing there job.
I hope to get a bit more cooking done this weekend. I would like to get some biscuits made and in the freezer. Some gravy mix made and some season packs. I make my own taco seasoning and chili seasoning. I really try to have stuff like this on hand and do not buy what it is the store. I know that they are not the same but they work for my family. In the fall and winter we eat more chili and soups so that is going to be what we will start to work on over the next few weeks. With the price of meat going up so much I have been cutting back on how much we each get to eat. We are adding more salad, fruit and cole slaw at dinner time. I make my own cole slaw dressing. I leave out the hot sauce and use bag cabbage and that. I also do not every have buttermilk on hand so I just use regular milk.
I still have some meats that are left from the last few shopping trips that we will use on nights that my son and I are at home all day. He only has classes 4 days a week so we are home Friday and and the weekends. I hope that over time we will be able to build up a stock of stuff in the freezer, but with the change of power outage in the winter I don't like having the freezer to stock up. Here is October we will really be doing some stocking up on food. We do this twice a year so that I always have something to make no matter what happens.
We are going to work on a lot more stuff over the weekend and thru the week that we have left. One of the things that I would like to make are some hot pockets so that I have some lunch stuff. I will try to post what I can over the next few days, but there are a lot of blogs and sites about this type of cooking.
Now for that pasta sauce recipe.
Our pasta sauce
1 lb ground beef
1 28 oz crushed tomatoes
1 14.5 oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes
2 14.5 oz cans of Italian style Diced Tomatoes
1 6 oz can tomato Paste
3 Cans mushrooms
1 jar of store bought pasta sauce of your choice.
Italian seasoning, no measurement, use to taste
Parsley, no Mesaurement, use to taste
1/8 of a cup of sugar
Onion, We were out of fresh onions so we use some dehydrated minced, I would say a 1/4 cup
Garlic, 2 clover, you can use more if you like
Olive Oil, about a 1/4 cup
Brown the meat in a fry pan.
add onion garlic and olive oil to large pot and saute for about 5 minutes
dump the rest of the ingredients and hamburger in and simmer for about 30 minutes.
This makes about 3 qts of sauce.
sever over pasta and freeze what is left for a later time.
Was working out side this weekend since we had a break in the storms so that we could get the grass mowed, still did not get it all done. At one time I went to check for eggs since I have to more often than in the winter, and I found a 5 to 6 foot black snake in the nest eating eggs. It took a bit of time and work but we(my husband and I) got the snake out of the nest and out of the shop, but it moved off before we could kill it.
The garden is doing good. The cucumbers are all over the place and I have already gotten 4 and there are going to be a ton more. My okra never did do anything so no okra this year. The green beans are doing well, just wish I had got some tee-pee pole put up for them but, they are using the okra lattice I did not have many of my peas come up but, I will get my very first taste of fresh peas this year with the few that did make it.
Now for my business, It is going very slow. I have not had any sales. I now have a coupon till the end of the month for 10% OFF MA products alone with $5 shipping and FREE shipping for orders over $99. The coupon code is 10OFFMA. You will have to sign up as a preferred customer to get the shipping cost and that is also FREE.
I also started to give my oldest dog that has arthritics PetHealth™ OPC Formula with Glucosamine for Dogs & Cats and it has helped her so much. She is now able to move easier than before.I see her playing a bit more than she use to. She will get up in the morning and go out and when she comes back in she lets me know that I have to give her her meds(that is what we call it) by get really excited. sice it is a powder that you sprinkle over there food she has no trouble taking it and she loves it.
I have also gotten the Motives® Hydrating Lip Balm and love it. My lips feel so much softer and smoother now. I also do not have to put it on all the time like with other lip balms. I now take Isotonix Daily Essentials Packets everyday and I am starting to feel great again. My knees no longer hurt and I cam do stuff that I have not done in some time. If you have any questions about any of what I have talked about or just would like to know more please call me or get in touch through Facebook, google+ or email. You can even leave a comment her at the blog and I will get it.
Now for the creative part in the kitchen. My son the creative cook, mad scientist that he is did it again. here is what he made tonight, a take off of a chicken helper. We love the idea of "helpers" but not the price. We will get one now and then so that we can try to remake it for less. and this one is the chicken enchilada one, or our take on it.
1 lb cooked chicken
1 15 oz can Diced tomatoes
1 4 oz can Green chilies
1 inch slice of Velveeta cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic(we use the jar kind)
1/2 minced onion
3/4 cup Enchilada sauce ( we use homemade)
1 cup frozen corn
Cooked Rice (1 cup dry to 2 cups water)
Start the rice first and make the sauce if using home made. Mix the chicken, tomatoes, chilies garlic, onion and Velveeta together till cheese is melted stir in the enchilada sauce and rice. heat and enjoy.
To me this is a fast easy recipe. The extra enchilada sauce I will freeze for later.
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