Merry Christmas to all my family and friends.
Merry Christmas to all my family and friends.
Beautiful fall day, sun is shining and cool breeze is blowing. Last night I started in two different crockpots all the beef bones I have been saving. This morning after straining and processing, I have 4 quart jars of beef broth. Some might wonder why I would go to the trouble when you can purchase broth from the store.
First there is nothing artificial about my broth or stock. No salt added. The taste can not be beat. Plus I take joy in knowing this is one more item that will not be going in the grocery cart. Money well saved.
The chickens are happy and life is good on my dead-end road.
Some of you may know I just spent three weeks visiting my daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. Her husband is deployed and I decided to head out to give her a small break and helping hand.
Ours days were spent playing at parks, swimming, going on walks, baking, crafting and playing. We spent a day in Solvang enjoying Danish Days. Watching the costumed dancers, walking through the shops and enjoying the craft fair. We enjoyed some delicious Danish pastries and ended the day at the Solvang Park.
The weather was hot and several fires broke out on and around the base. On two different days we were forced to stay inside because of all the smoke and ash falling. We came close to being evacuated from housing and were packed and ready to go. Gas was turned off so we microwaved food, played board games and did puzzles.
After arriving home I spent the first day washing laundry, cleaning house, paying bills, baking and cooking.
The weather is sunny and breezy which feels wonderful. Today I put my garden to rest, baked some cookies and brownies, dinner (supper) is ready to go. Most importantly the girls (my chickens) are happy to see me back.
All is well on my Dead End Road!
Yummy baked spaghetti! Comfort food to the max. Make it a day ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator, or make several and freeze ahead of time. Pair this up with tossed salad, loaf homemade bread and surprise a good friend. Deliver this to a family who’s mom is ill and save her husband evening for him and the kids. His wife doesn’t have to worry about what they are eating. Make and take to a potluck. Endless Possibilities.
2 cups diced tomatoes (I use what I can from the garden), 2 cups tomato sauce, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup diced onions, 1/2 cup diced bell pepper, 2 cloves garlic minced, 1/4 cup fresh parsley, 1 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste, 1 teaspoon sugar, 2 bay leaves, 1 pound hamburger, ( or turkey), 8 ounces angel hair pasta, 1 cup grated cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese.
Brown hamburger, drain set aside.
In large pot add tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, onion, bell pepper, garlic, parsley, seasoning, salt, pepper, sugar, bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Lower to medium heat and simmer for an hour. Add hamburger and stir.
Cook pasta. Spray 9×13 baking pan. Layer sauce, pasta, cheese, repeat. Sprinkle cheese on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. ENJOY!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE.
MAY YOU ENJOY AND APPRECIATE THE JOYS OF BEING SURROUNDED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. ENJOY ALL THE WONDERFUL FOOD AND TREATS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE. KISS THE COOK AND MAKE SURE SHE KNOWS HOW MUCH YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE HARD WORK.
ENJOY THOSE CHRISTMAS COOKIES AND PIES. UNWRAP YOUR GIFTS AND APPRECIATE AND THINK ABOUT ALL YOU HAVE AND ENJOY.
DON’T FORGET TO PUT OUT THE COOKIES AND MILK FOR SANTA. KIDS GO TO BE EARLY!
SEE EVERYONE NEXT YEAR! ENJOY!
Life on a dead end road!
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