Meal Planning for the week and save time and money! Do you ever stand in front of your refrigerator and wonder “what am I going to feed my family?” Or wonder why your food bill is so high even though you can’t find anything worth eating? Meal planning is a simple way to help take that frustration and confusion of what to cook for dinner. Just a few simple steps makes sure that I have what I need and that I am not wasting food that will go bad because I forgot that I bought it. Now if you are… Read More
We are not the kind of people that get excited for Friday. We get excited for Thursday! That is because my kids only go to school Monday-Thursday, so our weekend starts on Thursday! It may sounds a little weird to not have your kids in school on a Friday but we love it. While the work on the ranch still goes on, the morning rush of getting school bags and lunches, shoes, hair combed, animals feed, scriptures read, and the hundred other things that happen in the morning done, Friday-Sunday we can go at a slightly slower pace. We still… Read More
Easy and delicious this Irish Soda Bread will make a wonderful addition to any celebration.
Are you enjoying the cooler temperatures? Maybe have to put on a sweater when you go out in the mornings? Are the leaves turning those glorious golds, yellow, and reds? Have you been dreaming about cooking with more cinnamon and ginger? Maybe whipping of a pot of soup after racking up all those leaves? Or do you live in Arizona where we pretend it’s fall just because the temperature have dropped below 95 and we can finally leave our house without melting into the ground. Either way you celebrate fall these baked apples are sure to be a hit. With… Read More
Part of living on a ranch means that it take several hours to get to town and there isn’t much time to get everything done. So when it’s time to eat we usually have to settle for something quick and easy. If my husband is driving this usually means In-N-Out, the place my husband could eat three times a day and be perfectly content. But during our last trip to Mesa, I managed to be the one behind the wheel we tried something new. Freddy’s Steakburger. Ever heard of it? No? I’m the only one who has never had one… Read More
I have come to the realization that there are somethings that I will never be able to do. A back handspring. That would land me in the Dr.s office on the first attempt. Fancy handwriting. Nope, I will continue to write like a two year old who just got a hold of their first crayon. Spell. Dyslexia made sure that would never happen. Knit. I have tried and tried to learn but only wind up stabbing myself or the poor soul sitting next to me. Sing. As much as I like to pretend I am just as good as… Read More
How can it be May already?? I’m pretty sure I just got done taking down my Christmas decorations, so it seems kinda shocking that it is already May. But since I am pretty sluggish about getting my house organized in any sort of way it could just be that I am waaaay behind on getting the winter décor down. Which is one of the reasons why I enjoy planning, it kinda, sorta keeps me on track with what is going on around me. Being incredibly dyslexic I find that making a monthly layout gives me not only a visual… Read More
Having only one grocery store in town makes for some interesting shopping. The crowded lanes and lines makes for a whole lot of grumpy on everybody’s part and a pretty hostile parking lot too. To make it less stressful as I try to wrangle my way through the crowds I like to grab a slice of something sweet from the Starbucks. Coffee would only give me jitters and a twitchy eye which would make people even more likely to ram me with their cart, Lemon bread seems to be a safe way of soothing my nerves. But as I have been… Read More