30 Day Quick Cleaning Cycle List

Do you feel overwhelmed sometimes with all that you need to get done? Somedays I feel like I will never see the end of cleaning my home. Just when I get one room done I turn around and see a thousand other projects. It is those little things that sometimes trip us up and those things also get forgotten too. Here is a simple little 30-day list of getting those little things done.

Take one day a month and clean that item listed and then at the end of the month you can look back and realize how much you did.

I hope this list gives you some fun new ideas of things that can make your day, week, and month a little lighter and cleaner for you.

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House to HOME…Declutter with me

In the world that we live in ….do you find your life feeling cluttered?  We have so many things on your plate from social media, activities, children, family, friends, school, church, and then there is our house.  Do you ever feel like your house is no longer a home?  Do you feel like your house is being taken over by stuff and clutter?

I have decided to eat that elephant called my house and eat it one bite at a time.  How am I going to do that you ask?  Well….currently we are 20 weeks away from Christmas.  So, over the next 20 weeks, I will aim to declutter only one area at a time or one bite at a time. 

This will break things down so that it is not as overwhelming, and I can set each week aside for just one extra task.  The great part about doing it this way…..is that after 20 weeks, I will have 20 areas of my life cleaned up.  Also, I can also look at this that I can do this in the next 20 weeks and look forward to Christmas and know that my house is retaking shape as my HOME!

If you would like to join me, I will have a series on my YouTube channel called “House to Home…Declutter with Me”.  Over the next 20 weeks, we will declutter an area together and you can follow along by printing a copy of the PDF of the 20-week journey. Also, there is a 52-week list if you want to be adventurous and have a full year’s worth of decluttering your house.

Ok, let’s do this together!

I will post the first video in the series to give you a taste of what we will be doing and then you can follow each week on YouTube for the next video in the series.

I hope you enjoy it!

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THE BEST Poor MAN’S BEEF STROGANOFF BY LYNN

We all want a quick, cheap, and easy meal to make any time for lunch or
dinner. This meal I have made for all my married 35+ years life. It is such a
favorite that we have this at least 2 twice a month and my kids still ask for
it!

Most of the ingredients you can find right in your pantry, and you can have
this on the table in 15 minutes or less.

I hope you enjoy this meal with your family. There is a video below and a
printable version of the recipe too.

Simple Scones

There is nothing better than a scone in the morning with your coffee or tea as you watch the sunrise for a new day ahead of you. My grandmother was known as “Nana” made at least what she called, “Pan Scones”. Nana had all the yummy recipes from her Scottish heritage! Nana‘s “Pan” Scones was a favorite of our family every time she came for a visit. My dad took over after she stopped visiting and now I’m making the scones for us.

I now have the recipe and enjoy making them all the time for my family. They sort of look like an English muffin and yet they are really nothing like it! They are soft, a little denser and you would not toast them.

The recipe is oh so delicious and simple and easy to make. Here are the recipe notes at the bottom and also the video link to my YouTube where you can see how I make them. I hope you give this a try and enjoy it!

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Nana’s Pan Scones

Use an Electric Frying Pan for the best results

**Note – do not use buttermilk in this recipe

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda ( not baking powder)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 oz. sugar
  • 2 oz. soften butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of milk or as much as needed

Next:

  • Blend dry together
  • Add egg and butter and mix together with dry
  • Add some milk and mix and keep adding milk until you can form a nice dough ball
  • Roll out dough
  • Sprinkle top of dough with a dusting of flour
  • Cut dough into small circle shapes
  • Cook/heat in the frying pan and keep turning every few minutes until golden brown on both sides and you can see that the sides of the scone are no longer dough like.

Enjoy with butter or jam and butter

Best served the next day for them to absorb the best flavor!

Nana Cameron’s Recipe from Scotland

Hot Chocolate Bar in a Bag – A Great Gift Idea

Do you need a last minute gift idea of something practical that you can give a loved one or a friend? Who doesn’t like hot chocolate? You can customize this any way you want too and enjoy coming up with creative ideas for your gift. Here is a simple idea that I put together for a friend.

Enjoy!!!

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Instant Pot Quick Cheeseburger Macaroni

A fast and quick dinner to make any night of the week when you just don’t feel it!

I came home tonight after a long week of working and I just didn’t feel like cooking.  We also have already overspent out eating out funds….so what is a girl to do.  Get out the Instant Pot and start cooking.

This recipe is fast, fun and oh so yummy.  Here is my version along with the original recipe I found on Jamerrill Stewart website.  I hope you enjoy…leave me a comment below if you make it and how you like it!

Lynn’s Recipe:

  • 1 lb. of ground beef
  • 1 box of elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp. spoons of Worchester sauce
  • 1 tbsp. spoon of brown mustard
  • 1/2 cups of sour cream
  • 1 tsp of garlic
  • 1 tsp of garlic butter
  • 1 tbsp. spoon of dried onions
  • 6 cups of beef broth
  • 1/4 cup of tomato paste
  1. brown ground beef on sauté mode on your instant pot with the garlic butter and dried onions
  2. in a separate bowl mix the beef broth, tomato paste, garlic, and Worchester sauce together
  3. when beef is done cooking turn instant pot off
  4. now add the box of macaroni over the meet ( do not stir)
  5. now poor mixture over the macaroni ( do not stir)
  6. place lid on instant pot ( venting not sealing) and then put on manual for 5 minutes
  7. after 5 minutes do a quick release and take the lid off
  8. add your sour cream and cheese and mix well

You then can enjoy!!!

 

 Original Recipe I found:

Large Family Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

 

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Freezer

The Freezer and Fridge is full and yet you have nothing to eat? Let’s roll up our sleeves and clean out the freezer, pantry and fridge and see what we can come up for with meals for 2 weeks only using our bits and pieces. Money is tight, some foods are hard to find and we want to be as frugal and budget friendly as we can to help us stay on track. Also….did you know that you can get some foods sent to you via UPS with free shipping from Walmart. I have a small Walmart Haul with a few fillers.

A small Walmart Hall via Walmart.com

So what can we find in the freezer to make a meal with?

So what can we find in the refrigerator to make a meal with?

 

Lentils and rice/ Instant pot cooking

This was my first try ever eating lentils and rice let alone cooking them. I found a great recipe using the instant pot. It takes only about 20 minutes from prep to serving it up and it’s absolutely delicious.

 

This recipe that I made fed my family of three for one meal plus at least 2 to 3 additional meals. So you could obviously stretch this out for 5 to 7 lunches or dinners comfortably if you need to stretch things.

It is warm and delicious and my picky eater even liked it. Enjoy!!!

Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of Lentils or 2 cups
  • 1 cup of rice of your choice (I like white rice)
  • 4 teaspoons of dried onions
  • 6 even cups of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 2 teaspoon of chicken or beef bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of thyme
  • 2 teaspoon of minced garlic

Easy instructions:

  1. dump all the Ingredients into the instant pot
  2. give it a good stir
  3. place lid on and turn to sealing
  4. turn on manual for 20 minutes
  5. you can do a quick release or let it release on its own
  6. open lid and enjoy

*use as a side dish or as a main dish

*use leftovers in a soup or a casserole

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Budget Cooking, Depression Cooking and HOT MILK CAKE!

Right now we are in weird times and everyone is scrambling to find budget friendly meals, and resources for these meals as well. Many people have not had to cook so many meals at home until this virus hit us. On top of having to cook the meals we are now finding that our resources are limited for meats, rice etc. Here are two books I can recommend not only give you a budget friendly recipes but also for alternatives for when you can’t find what you need.

I’ve included a great recipe for a yummy cake. This recipe is basic ingredients that you have normally at home and all you do is change up the extract to create a different flavor every time you make it. I hope you enjoy the show me a cake as much as I do. It’s moist and delicious and great deserve as a snack or dessert at any time. Be creative with the icings and toppings that you use for a different dessert every time you serve it.