Archive | September 2013

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts on sale at Jack’s Fruit and Meat Market!

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I am so thankful that Jack’s has chicken breasts on sale this week! As I drove by there this morning, I noticed they have boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.79 (in a 10 pound bag)! I bought two bags!

When I got home I took out enough for supper tonight, then put the rest of the first bag in the crock pot. After it has cooked and cooled, I will dice it and put it in the freezer. I will use it for soup, fettuccine alfredo, chicken pot pie, etc. The second bag I will freeze to cook later as we need it.

I have been wanting to make chicken pot pie and today I could! This has become a family favorite in our household! And it is SOOO much better that those frozen pot pies you can buy at the supermarket! It makes me feel great when the kids come home, see what I am making for supper, and say “Oh, I love that stuff!” Score one for mom!



Menu Plan (Sept 29 – Oct 4)

I am trying to keep this week’s menu plan simple and quick. I have been doing a lot of canning and I find I am too tired to spend a lot of time in the kitchen for supper.

Oven Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Crockpot Chili

Oven Frito Pie (from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures)

Chicken Pot Pie (I’ll use store-bought crusts)


Homemade Grass Stain Remover

One day my DS forgot to take his shorts to school for soccer practice. Needless to say, he came home with grass stains on both knees! I got online and searched for a homemade grass stain remover. Of course, I found all kinds of “possible” stain removers. I decided to try one that sounded promising, was easy to make, and consisted of ingredients I (normally) have in the house: dish soap and hydrogen peroxide. Normally I have hydrogen peroxide in the house, but I had run out. It was almost two weeks before I remembered to pick some up! By this time I thought the stain had probably really set in. This would be a real test!

I mixed two parts hydrogen peroxide with one part dish soap. I scrubbed this into the stains with a brush. I was surprised when the stains looked like they had disappeared! The jeans are in the washer as I am writing this and I can’t wait to see the results when they come out of the washer! I wonder what other stains this will work on! I am keeping it in a dish by my washer so I can try it on other stains!


This Week’s Dinner Plan

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Here is my dinner plan for this week.  I never did make lasagna last week, I’m including in this week’s menu plan.  I am planning 5 dinners instead of 4 because we will be home for dinner every night this week.


Sloppy Joes, fried cabbage, watermelon

Crockpot Lasagna, salad

Crockpot Meatloaf, fried potatoes, green beans

Meatballs (or meatball subs), sweet potatoes



School snacks:

Homemade Granola Bars

Banana Muffins



Banana Muffins

Biscuit sandwiches

Banana Muffins








Thanks to some good friends who gave me some peppers (green and hot) I was able to can some salsa today.  I love making salsa from scratch because I control exactly what goes into it.  It’s really pretty healthy.  The tomatoes and onions came from the garden.   The peppers came from friends.  The only thing I had to buy was the celery.  The cans are in the pressure canner right now.  We’re waiting to the pressure to return to 0.  Our house smells wonderful.  We can’t wait to have some salsa!

I got this recipe from a co-worker about 15 years ago. I thought I would share it with you today.



8 cups chopped Tomatoes (I put mine in the blender
4 cups onions, chopped
4 cups sweet peppers, chopped
4 cups celery, chopped
1/2 hot peppers, chopped
6 cloves garlic
4 tsp salt
4 tsp cumin
1 cup sugar

Mix all ingredients and cook for 35 minutes on medium heat. Fill jars while hot and process in hot water bath or pressure canner.

Grands! Doughnuts


It has been a busy week at our house – and it isn’t over yet. Tonight we decided to relax, make some treats & watch a little tv. Last week Meijer had Grands! biscuits on sale in their 10/$10 eleventh one free sale. I stocked up and bought 11! Tonight we made doughnuts! The kids all pitched in & we had a great time!


We used 2 tubes of Grands! biscuits, cutting the centers out.


I put them in our fryer for 3 minutes per side.


After they had a chance to cool, we shook them in powdered sugar. (Sometime we use cinnamon sugar, sometimes plain white sugar, whatever we feel like). They were ready to eat. The kids really enjoyed them & can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow!