Thursday, June 28, 2018

My Little Daily Area

My kitchen area is my busy area. We do school there, cook, and congregate there often. I usually keep a to do list on the counter but I was constantly moving it for school and cooking. I have this little area and I set it up for my calendar and to do notebook. It is working great.

I just love it. It is perfect. Do you have a little area for your daily things or a special place?

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Swimming Fun- Kyle's Birthday

Today is my youngest son's  birthday. He turned 11. It truly has went way too fast. He had a few friends over to swim in our neighborhood pool. We had pizza and cookies.

Then he got to go to the store and choose a small gift.  He had fun being silly.

After that we made his favorite meal and dessert.... Frito Chili Pie and Cheesecake. It was a nice day.

Happy Birthday, buddy.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Weekend Makings-Amish Bread Friendship Starter & Drying Herbs

Hey my friends. This weekend I decided to make an Amish Bread starter.  I am excited. It has been many years since I have done one. I can't wait to share with friends in a couple of days my starter for some yummy bread.

I also hung some herbs to dry. Chocolate mint and a small bunch of lavender.

Well... that is it my friends. Hope you are having a great weekend.


Friday, June 22, 2018

Harvesting and Storing Herbs

I showed you all a while back my herb container garden. It is doing so well. It is time to harvest some. I chose to perserve them due to not cooking heavy meals at the moment and I had a lot that I didn't want to go to waste.

I have researched, studied, and read on methods of storing herbs. I have spent quite a bit of time.

I chose to freeze certain ones. I put up parlsey and lemon thyme. Normally, I would dry thyme but due to time and humid conditons in my area I chose to freeze it this time.

I did a method with ice trays for the parsley because they are a soft herb. Then for the thyme I rinsed and let dry well. I put them stem and all in a freezer bag. After a week you can gently run a rolling pin on the bag and collect the leaves easier and discard stems. Put leaves in a jar and store in a freezer.

Do you use herbs? If so what is your favorite and how do you use them?


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Kyle Makes Dad's Favorite Dessert

Hey everyone. My husband's favorite dessert is Banana Pudding. Kyle wanted to help me make it for Father's Day. He did great. It was super delish .

Southern Banana Pudding

1 large and 1 small package of Vanilla pudding mix

4 cups milk

1 8 oz sour cream

1 tub of cool whip

1 and a half of another box vanilla wafers

5 to 6 ripe bananas

Mix up pudding and let sit. Slice bananas. Mix into pudding. Then add of the remaining ingredients minus wafers. Mix very well. Layer wafers and pudding. Top with wafers.

Does your husband have a favorite dessert? Share what it is, please.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Weekend Makings- Laundry Soap

Last weekend I made Plum Jam and this weekend I am made a huge batch of Laundry Soap (detergent). It smells good. I hope to save some money using this. I use to make it years ago and thought I'd do it again.

This is just the container I store it in for daily use. The whole batch actually is in a small rubbermaid container. They say the batch can last a year but when I used it before it was more like 6 months.

Do you make your own laundry soap?


Friday, June 15, 2018

This week has been slow for me. I have intentionally planned it that way. I have been trying to get deeper in the Word and prayer.  Lots of time has been spent in the Word for me as I am seeking for answers to a personal need.

I also have enjoyed green smoothies this summer. I made packs for the freezer. Best thing I have done. This one was mango, kale, spinach, pineapple, and banana. It really was yummy.

Do you like smoothies? What is one of your favorites? What are you studying in the Word?