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.
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!
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
brown ground beef on sauté mode on your instant pot with the garlic butter and dried onions
in a separate bowl mix the beef broth, tomato paste, garlic, and Worchester sauce together
when beef is done cooking turn instant pot off
now add the box of macaroni over the meet ( do not stir)
now poor mixture over the macaroni ( do not stir)
place lid on instant pot ( venting not sealing) and then put on manual for 5 minutes
after 5 minutes do a quick release and take the lid off
Have you ever wanted to try dehydrating? It is so easy whether you do this in a dehydrator or an oven. I have linked below a video on the why, how to’s and what to use it for after it is dehydrated. Come and see how fun and easy this is. Leave me a comment below if you have any questions too. Happy Dehydrating.
Sometimes breakfast can be the worst meal for me to make. I never quite know what to make and prepare. This recipe is simple, affordable, easy and oh so yummy. It is also a go to meal and or snack for anytime and any age. It is a favorite in our home. #amish baked oatmeal
3 cups of oatmeal
1 1/2 cups of whole milk, skim milk, almond milk or the best is oat milk
1/2 brown sugar, while sugar, honey, molasses, or maple syrup
1/2 cup of butter melted
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/1/2 vanilla or almond extract
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
mix all dry together first ( saved the sugar for the wet ingredients if you are using a syrup etc…)
then add butter and milk and mix in with the dry
now add the eggs and extract of your choice as well (and sweetener if in a liquid form)
pour mixture into a greased 8×8 or a 9×13 baking dish
place baking dish into a preheated oven on 350 degrees for 25 minutes
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.
Here is a quick and easy meal for a lunch or dinner using leftovers. Below will be a link to the original recipe that I used that they called hamburger stroganoff. It’s a great recipe that cooks up in about 10 minutes that you can modify to basically use anything you have in your refrigerator and pantry. It’s healthy and delicious and kid friendly. Also is a link for my buffalo chicken soup that I used with leftovers that I had as well.
This recipe I found in a very old missionary cookbook from Greenwood Hills camp. These recipes I usually find are full of ingredients that are very basic and things you probably have on hand. Most of the missionaries that I know never had a Super-Walmart near buy to run out and buy extras, so the ingredients are basic.
I made this recipe not knowing what this would taste like by blending an entire orange skin and all….but let me tell you, this was outstanding and delicious.
1 orange (washed, cut in four and take the seeds out)
½ cup of orange juice
½ cup of chopped dates, raisins or cranberries (my favorite are the dried cranberries)
½ cup of butter (softened)
1 ½ cups of flour
¾ cups of sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Quarter the orange and cut in half
Place orange, egg , orange juice and butter in a blender and chop and blend together rind and all
Mix in a separate bowl remaining ingredients
Mix all ingredients together and you will find the batter is very lumpy
Stir in fruit or nuts of your choice
Place in a greased muffin tin and bake at 350 for 20 minutes
Let then cool for a bit and they taste oh so good!!!
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
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
dump all the Ingredients into the instant pot
give it a good stir
place lid on and turn to sealing
turn on manual for 20 minutes
you can do a quick release or let it release on its own
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.