There was a lot of ham leftover from Easter so this week we had some of my favorite ham dishes. I made the home version of Big Boy Slim Jims with my homemade tartar sauce and tonight it’s Ham with Creamy Fettuccine. I add peas and diced carrots to sneak in extra vegetables.
How many times have you bought something, used a little, and had the rest go bad in the refrigerator? It’s not only frustrating to realize you’ve had to throw away ingredients you need for a recipe but it’s a waste of your hard-earned money. There are a surprising number of foods that you may not realize can be frozen. This list will help you save money on groceries by freezing things you didn’t know you could.
People who don’t have pets often say, “It was just a dog.” Nothing could be less accurate. Our pets are not “just a” dog or a cat or even a goldfish. We love them like family because they are family. They are our fur kids. They’re our brothers and sisters. They’re our kids.
The cost of groceries has been skyrocketing lately. It seems that every week prices have gone up considerably while income stays the same for most of us. Growing your own food, as much as possible, is an alternative to buying expensive produce. And if you’re growing your own produce you can control what you’re eating. By using heirloom seeds you can avoid GMO produce; this is the stuff known as “Frankenfood.” You can also avoid the use of pesticides that kill honey bees and other beneficial insects and use natural fertilizers. These tips can help you in creating a high yield garden that will help you save money and feed your family better food.
This is an inexpensive and easy to make casserole perfect for weeknights. I called it Bam’s Tuesday Casserole because that’s the night of the week, when the kids were still at home, I always seemed to have the least time for cooking. I usually serve it over soft biscuits or dinner rolls with a salad but while my husband is recovering from cancer I make mashed potato bowls. They’re easier for him to swallow.
If there’s something I know my family will always eat it’s cheese. When I used to make Au Gratin potatoes I used only cheddar but I learned they like it better if there’s a blend of cheeses. I usually keep a couple of blocks of hard cheese in the freezer but I’m using finely shredded cheese for this recipe.
I thought it only fair to warn you. I find myself suddenly in a cooking/baking mood and so we’re going to be a bit recipe-heavy for a few days. Many of the recipes I’ll post this week will be old favorites I’ve collected from some of the finest ladies I ever met.
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