If I had $1.00 for each time I have been asked that question about my home canned bacon, well, I could make several trips out west to see my grandkids!
I took the pint jar of home canned bacon bits and pieces and put it and some shredded onion in a cast iron skillet. As it was browing (it's already cooked in the pressure canning process) I drained off the grease and put the bits and onion back in to crisp
After they were crispy to my taste, I added them to my crock pot-
1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. bacon
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp. salt or less
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. vinegar
1/2 c. catsup
#2 can pork & beans
#1 can kidney beans
1 (15 oz.) can green beans
1 c. chili sauce (salsa)
Brown ground beef. Brown bacon and crumble. Saute chopped onion. Combine all ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Put into crock pot. Heat slowly.
Good for pot luck. Can be increased. Heat slowly and stir occasionally to keep from sticking if not in crock pot.
And this my dear friends is what was for dinner last night- and probably lunch today! This is a fun, easy and TASTY recipe (I don't add the chili sauce) They are nummy and you could eat with bread and butter like I did or put them over cooked rice.
I guess after a lifetime of doing canning and food preservation, I am always surprised when I am asked "what do you do with"
My reply? Well, when you buy (that item) at the store, What do YOU do with it?
Snow here but not enough- will probably melt over the weekend. But I am glad it's here as I am not a weather whiner-
God Gave us 4 seasons for specific reasons and we need make the best of them, not whine and complain. ;o)
Here is the beautiful view from my front door this morning-
Don't miss my post tomorrow, I have something VERY special to share with you!
I am asked frequently: "how much does it cost to join Stampin Up, when is the best value on the kit"
The best time of the year is RIGHT NOW during Sale a Bration when you get EVEN more free items in your kit!
And- you are NOT obligated to sell unless you want to, AND you will get 20% off everything you order. I have been with Stampin Up for 12+ years, I made the best decision of my life when I joined the company. I love the products (HIGH quality), the company is FUN and creative and I can sell if and when I want to or just buy for myself.
It's the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $30 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit.
Plus, the kit ships for free!
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Ok, I admit it! I love making my own lotions and body butter/creams! I am trying a recipe that I found on Pinterest for DIY Whipped Body Butter (with beeswax and honey)
It's REALLY easy to make! YAY!
I didn't have any Shea Butter, so I substituted Cocoa Butter. (smells like chocolate! lol). I had to chill it until it was set and then cut it into smaller pieces and blend it with my mixer/beaters. I added in some Peppermint Essential Oil from Young Living. This recipe also has a bit of honey in it for its antiviral properties and to my amazement, the body butter is NOT sticky!
I have been buying and selling Young Living oils since 1995 when I had my herb shop and 2 acre organic market garden. I am glad for what I Learned from all of it but, I am really glad I no longer "have" to work "that hard" anymore!
Here are a few photos of the fun~
I am glad I bought a couple of cases of those small canning jars, they work perfectly. I doubled the recipe and it made 3 jars. Now to create labels for the lids with name, date and ingredients and I am all set.
This morning I am watching a 2 year old for a dear single mom while she has a job interview. Then I will be washing dishes- yep the dishwasher is still broken after 3+ months (ugh) and I have "plans" to continue the binding of the quilt pile until it's done, and then I will move on to other sewing projects.
I will post more quilt photos tomorrow, I know I said I would today but I wanted to get this posted to share before I forgot!
The New Occasions Catalog and Sale a Bration Catalogs are online and ordering begins today! Woot! Click here to go to the catalogs
I found this on Pinterest, and I plan to print and frame it for my studio!
Happy New Year everyone!! May this year bless us all with creativity and "finished" projects!!
Reminder, 4 days until the Holiday Occasions Catalog is gone and all the products inside it!
Order today so you won't miss out on any of those fabulous products!!!
Sale a bration starts in a week! FREE STAMPS~~~~ Who doesn't love FREE!!!
Happy Almost New Year everyone!
I mentioned that I was sorting my papers and I wanted to give you a photo update! The Papers are all sorted and put away and I STILL have empty trays! Woo hoo! I also made an inventory for my Stampin Up Cardstock. I am really really sad they stopped making 12x12 cardstock- it's only available in in the In Colors, White and Black now. How will I ever change to another company for wonderful cardstock- sigh I guess Bazzill is my next go to for quality in solid cardstock.
I have several different holders as you can tell by the photo- the far right is on a table so it is easy to reach and is full of StampinUp 8 1/2 x 11 cardstocks only. The Tallest 12x12 holder is all SU cardstocks as well and the one just to the right of it is all SU designer papers. The other to the left is a mixture of retired SU designer papers and papers I had to have and the other 2 are those adorable "pads" of 12x12 you can get at the craft store. You can click on the photo to see it full size.
As for the rest of the room- not organized yet! I am eating the elephant and taking one area at a time!
My wonderful Hubby Kay also helped me to clean up this "area" of my sewing room and move my Serger table over where my regular sewing machine used to be before I moved it into the downstairs family room in front of the TV! lol
Someday I will have a better serger table this one bounces if I go full speed, but I need a new dishwasher first! lol My rooms are not "fancy" , many of the storage items were free or cheap and as long as I am happy that is all that matters! I would LOVE a coordinating and fancy set up, but I just keep thinking of all the "supplies" that money could buy instead!
The huge Thread holders were made by my Uncle Ken (dads brother who married my mom after dad died and became my step dad) they are open and fold together and close with a clip.
He made the left one for Mom and the right for me and now that mom is gone I have enough thread for a bit of quilting and sewing! Several of her threads are those gorgeous machine embroidery threads, now I have to get busy and learn to use her machine!
I made the basket ladder when we moved here, I love it and it keeps them where I can find them. The book case is full of Quilt books some from back in the mid 80's when I had a quilt shop and taught classes. The areas I am not showing are of fabric and misc and still need more organizing and they would be to the right of the room in this photo. The Shelves for my fabric are 18inches wide by 16 feet long and mostly full of fabric. Once I get the quilts I have bound, then I am going to create more tops and some clothing and other projects I have been putting off.
I always find that at the end of a year and into January I NEED to get myself organized so I can mess it up again! lol
I hope you have a MARVELOUS and Creative New Year!!
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It seems that the term "family entertainment" has become pretty broad in it's definition anymore.
Today I am sharing with you a series that I was asked to review that embodies the term "family" and "entertainment". Words which, to me, means there is no profanity, no sex or hints of it and that my entire family no matter their age, can sit together and watch the show. This series fits that criteria and I cannot recommend it enough!!!! I hope you will buy these full dvd's and enjoy it as much as I do! I love to pop it in while I am sewing/quilting!
A TERRIFIC SERIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY -Dove Foundation
absolutely beautiful and very entertaining -Movie Guide
"This would be one of the best Christmas Gifts
you could give to your loved ones or friends this year! (Gwen)"
The Television Series inspired by the writings of Janette Oke
When Calls the Heart, Produced by Michael Landon Jr. and inspired by the best-selling books by Janette Oke, tells the story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young woman of privilege, working as a teacher in a prairie town in the Western Frontier. In the season finale' Jack distracts himself with work while he and Elizabeth try to decide their future. Elizabeth's doubts take a new turn when she realizes the danger Jack faces each day as a mounty in the wild Canadian frontier.
When Calls the Heart- Heart and Soul is a feature length film from the episodes of the When Calls the Heart television series. Season two of the When Calls the Heart television series debuted on the Hallmark Channel to more than 2 million viewers. Distributed by Word Entertainment, previous DVDs are available to purchase in Christian Retail.
Synopsis From celebrated author Janette Oke (The Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier. Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing (Eye Candy), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place) and Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210) star in When Calls The Heart, a beautiful story with roots in relationships, self-empowerment, and the enduring power of love (Common Sense Media). While Jack and Elizabeths relationship has cooled following their arguments in Hamilton, Jack is hot on the trail of a counterfeiter right in Hope Valley! When he finds the culprit, a two-fisted brawl ensues as Jack apprehends the man. Seeing Jack in danger prompts Elizabeth to confront her feelings and seek him out but she inadvertently sets Rip, Jacks dog, loose at the same time. As a violent storm bears down on Hope Valley, Jack and Elizabeth search for Rip and take shelter in an old mineshaft together. But the storm wont be escaped so easily, and the unstable shaft begins to collapse
Michael Landon Jr. Executive Producer: Michael Landon Jr., son of the late television legend Michael Landon, has been in the film business for over 25 years. With two of the highest rated films in the history of the Hallmark channel, and several top ten releases targeted to the Christian market, Michael has become known for creating heartfelt, inspiring films that connect to the family. He has developed and/or produced, directed, and written screenplays for Fox, CBS, NBC, Disney, Sony, Lifetime, and others.
Brian Bird- Executive Producer : Brian Bird is co-founder with partner Michael Landon, Jr., of Believe Pictures, a film and television production company. He was co-executive producer and writer on the successful television series, Touched by an Angel. Adding to Brians success, he had also written and produced episodes of Evening Shade, Step by Step and The Family Man. Most recently, Bird wrote and produced Gametime, a two-hour television pilot for NBC, The Shunning, inspired by the novel by best-selling author Beverly Lewis, for the Hallmark Channel, and Not Easily Broken, adapted from the novel by T.D. Jakes and released theatrically by Sony/TriStar.
About Word Entertainment: A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Groups Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.
The movies from this company and these producers are SO good, that I will watch anything they produce!
I am hosting a THRIVE Black Friday Party
to view the sales starting early Friday morning, go to: https://www.thrivelife.com/Kay
(hubby is the consultant)
I found out a couple hours ago one of our favorite sister Missionaries is bringing her boyfriend to meet us on Friday and other members of the church are coming here to see them-
I just took down all the fall and now will have to rush like nuts to get up as much Christmas as I can by Friday noon- anyone want to come over to help and keep me sane!??? ok back to the cleaning and such
I have been sewing Santas and Mrs Santas : a set for me and one for Katie (shhh she doesn't know) I have also been making fabric gingerbread men like crazy- they are died in instant coffee and cinnamon water and they are adorable.
And Stella Awesome Came to see us and spent the night she even brought her parents! (yes that really IS her middle name!) We are in love with Stella!
I have the quilts back from the longarm quilt lady and one is bound to send out for a Gift- have one more to do to get it sent and I have Kay's Roman costume finished and my pattern arrived yesterday so I can make mine, they are for our Church Christmas party. I am sure there will be plenty of shephards there, , so I decided we would go as Roman's to liven things up a bit lol- So as you can see I have been really busy and it doesn't seem to stop anytime soon!
All is well I hope you are too!
have a great week everyone!!! I will be back with photos of the decorating asap!
As we approach the end of the year, we're getting ready to retire stamps and accessories from the holiday catalog; but before we do, we're giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites.
This is the first time we've done this for a seasonal catalog, and we plan to keep doing it. Start evaluating your current inventory and get ready to view the list here on this blog~!
Check back for more details when the Holiday Retiring List is released on November 16- click the catalog Icon to the right >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Click Here to see the catalog online, or come by the house and pick a catalog up! Don't miss the amazing products in this catalog!
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