Monday, July 30, 2012

Peach Sryup

To make Peach Syrup it is easy, takes about 15 minutes.

Step 1 ~ Clean Peaches (how I clean my peaches)

                        Step 2 ~ Slice I  peaches up, (I used 2) remove and clean pits (we will use them later this week)

Put them in a pot on med high and add 1tsp of vanilla

Add 1Tbs of water

Sprinkle with cinnamon

Add 1/4c sugar

Bring to boil, mixing it while it starts to break it up a little

Remove from heat, let stand for 5 minutes.

Then use it , mmm, over ice cream. Or anything else! It amazing!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Clean Peaches

After picking all those peaches, it is important to clean them. This is an easy process and makes me feel 100 times better when I can them because I know they were clean.

All you need is 2 things, water and vinegar. Here is what you do;

Clean your sink out, give it a good scrubbing to make sure it is clean and everything is out of it. Then fill it up with room temperature water.

 Add 1/2 vinegar to the water.

Let them soak for 10 minutes.

Then rinse them off.

Let dry

There you have it clean peaches, ready to eat, cooked, or canned!

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Today my family and I went picked peaches! We picked over 100lbs., but we only kept half. I was a great outing and gave us some food. We spent $88, which is about a $110 saving if we bought them in the store. (they gave us a coupon for $5 off next trip) Not count the price we spent as a family.

My next few blogs are going to be what I do with 50lbs. of peaches. Get ready for this peach advantage!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Zucchini bread

Yes we ate one!

Today I took local grown zucchini, and turned it in to zucchini bread and muffins. This was one of my preschool project for the day. We mixed, counted and added, while cooking. It was a fun activity and tasted great! Best part and other veggie added in to our body today, kiddies have know idea!!

I got it for only $.33!

Zucchini Muffins

Prep. time (min):18
Cooking time (min):70

3 cup Zucchini (shredded)
1/2 wheat germ
3 cups Flour
1 cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Sugar
5 tsp Baking powder
1 Tbsp Lemon rind
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
6 Tbsp Veg oil
2 tsp Vanilla
2 Eggs
One beaten
And one egg white
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 of oat bran

I cheated and put it in a food processor, so much easier! 

Preheat oven Shred the zucchini

Mix flours, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, lemon, cinnamon, and nutmeg In other bowl, mix everything else.
Combined the dry into the wet.
Bread bake for 1hr - 1hr 10 mins Muffins 30-45mins

Fresh out the oven! MMMmmm

I forgot to take a picture of the bread, it was amazing! If there is any left I'll add it tomorrow!

Monday, July 9, 2012

How I harvest My first potatoes

   Yesterday was one of the most exciting days in the garden! I pulled up half my potatoes crops! This was the first year I planted them. Pull one up was exciting but pulling up 20. I was over the top excited. I called my hubby right away to tell him. He just laugh at me.


Here is what I did to did them up it was so easy just like growing them!
   1. I pulled the hay off them.
My Garden Box of potatoes

   2. Then with my hands (with gloves on my hands), I dug up the potatoes. It is so exciting to see a potato.
My blue potatoes!
   3. Put brush them off lightly (with my hand). Becareful because the skin comes off so easily.

   4. Put them in a bag. And put them in a dark cool place. They in to stay there for 7-10 days.

Its a lot darker when door is shut!

   I'm so excited I can't wait to eat my first potatoes. I still knew at this, therefore it might not be the right or best way. I am following the information I found on these YouTube vidoe.

Doug Smitty How to Cure Potatoes
Doug Smitty How to Harvest Potatoes

Hope the help you as much as the helped me!

Easy Freezer Friendly Crockpot BBQ Chicken

This is a recipe I made when I get a big package of chicken. I normal save this recipe for days when we go to the lake. It is so easy to come home and put in a roll and have dinner. Having it prep in the freezer makes it so much easier, doing the rush to get out the door. Also having it cook in the crockpot means its done and we are not grabbing fast food on the way home. What you need 2 chicken beast 1 bottle of BBQ Sauce 1/2 bottle of water 1/2 onion What do you do? It is so simple. You just put it all in a freezer bag. Freeze it. Then when you want to use it. Just pull it out, take it out of the bag and place it in the crockpot. (yes frozen). Cook the chicken on low for 6-8 hour. It's that easy. Having easy to cook meals in my freezer helps me get the most out of my time with my family. While providing home cooked meals. What's your favorite home cooked meal?

Weekly Menu for 7/9 thur 7/15

Here is what we are planning to do this week for dinner! Now I am only cooking lunch and dinner for 2. Plus everything is already bought and put in the upstairs freezer except rolls and fuirt. Hitting store today for that!

Weekly Menu

Jul 09 - MondayTossed Salad (Weekly Salad)
Fruit Salad (Weekly Fruit)
Pancakes (Breakfast)
Blueberries (Breakfast)
Mix Veggies (Lunch)
Grilled Cheese (Lunch)
Yogurt (Snack)
Grilled Chicken (Dinner)
Carrots (Dinner)
Perogies (Dinner)

Jul 10 - Tuesday
Cereal (Breakfast)
Strawberries (Breakfast)
Turkey Sandwich (Lunch)
Carrots (Lunch)
Banana (Lunch)
Yogurt (Snack)
Bread Pork Chops (Dinner)
Rosemary Potatoes (Dinner)
Broccoli (Dinner)

Jul 11 - Wednesday
French Toast (Breakfast)
Strawberries (Breakfast)
Fresh Fruit (Lunch)
Egg Sandwich (Lunch)
Mix Veggies (Lunch)
Yogurt (Snack)
Leftovers (Dinner)

Jul 12 - Thursday
Eggs (Breakfast)
Blueberries (Breakfast)
Chicken Nuggets (Lunch)
Carrots (Lunch)
Fruit Salad (Lunch)
Yogurt (Snack)
Grilled Steak (Dinner)
Mashed Potatos (Dinner)
Mix Veggies (Dinner)

Jul 13 - Friday
Cereal (Breakfast)
Banana (Breakfast)
Hot Dogs (Lunch)
Stroganoff (Dinner)
Peas (Dinner)

Jul 14 - Saturday
Muffines (Breakfast)
Turkey Sandwich (Lunch)
BBQ Chicken Crockpot (Dinner)

Jul 15 - Sunday
Leftover (Dinner)

What are you cooking this week? Let me know!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Free Sample of biotrue

While looking you sales for this week, I came a acrossed a Sample of Biotrue for free. Just go to Biotrue website and fill out your information!

Rules to Picking Wild Raspberries

Raspberries are in season in South East Pa. Everywhere you look there are wild raspberries!

Today I took a mile long walk with my dog. We picked Wild raspberries, before the rain came. ( yes it poured on us) I have a few rules that I follow, and teaching my daughter to follow .

1.       Never take off someone land.  It would not be ok, to take someone else food. If they have a lot and you don’t think they are picking them asks. Normal most people don’t know you can pick them, or maybe won’t mind if you pick them. (Today I meet an old women on our walk and she asked me what I was picking I said raspberries. Then she asked how if knew they were poisonous. I told here because they are raspberries and there not poisonous. Then point her to the bush and showed her the berries)

2.        Only take what you will eat that day. Wild Raspberries grow wild to help the environment around it. There are other things eating them, like deer, bugs or other little animals. It is not right to take their food source. Sharing is caring, that what I tell my daughter.

3.        Don’t take them all from one place. If you take all off one bush, the other animal that use that bush as a feeding source now has no food. And might not be able to find different source of food. You do't want to wipe out the envoriment that is around the bush. As a rule of thumb, I don’t take more than 5-8 from one bush.

I started taking walks and picking Wild raspberries for the last 2 weeks. I think there might be another 2 weeks for picking enjoy!
For My Cereal!! MMMmmmm (and it was free!)
Do you have any growning near you?

I just got 3 free Samples

I just got 3 free samples coming into the mail. Starbucks Coffee, Shout Color Catcher, and Woolite Extra Dark Care Detergent. You can too buy heading to Target Webpage.
Thanks For The Mommas!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Oscar Mayer coupons

Back to the coupon games!

Here is one that could work out great for everyone!

Go to Facebook like Oscar Mayer's Page and you can print off a $1 off coupon! Then put in a taste-a-monial and get a coupon valued at $3.70, but the more people like the page the high the coupon goes, therefore it could be free!

Free lunch meat! Win for my family!!!

Good luck and spread the news!

*Don't forget to cut out the coupon and add it to your binder.

Amazing sale!

Attention Pa Gardeners:

Seeds are on sale at some local stores!

Today at Goods' Store in Earl, I got amazing deal for only $7.49. I got;

3 packs of Marigold seeds
1 pack of cabbage seeds
1 pack of radish seeds
1 pack of cauliflower seeds
2 peat pellate greenhouses

A savings of $13.73! I'm so excited I'm planning to plant the cauliflower, cabbage, and radish this week for my fall crops.

I will freeze the marigold packets for next year. I am also putting the green house as side for next year!

Have you found any good seeds on sale? Are you planning to save them for next year?

Couponing! Getting back on track

I got very bad with couponing in the last few months due to personal matters (my custody case against my ex, and my hubby's possible deployment). The stress of everything was too much; backing off the stress of couponing was away to hand other stress. Couponing can be stressful in the set up process. To get organize and stay organized and to watch sales, one could get lost in the sea of all of it. But the thrill of getting the sale is worth it jumping into the sea. My goal for this month is to start couponing again.

There are 5 steps to couponing

1. Clean out binder of expired coupons. (This will be easier because they all are expired.)

2. Buy Sunday's newspaper, cut coupons, and put them in the binder.

3. Look up sales. (I use and to find sales at the stores I shop)

 4. Set a monthly budget! (The next 3 months it going to be higher than normal, because I'm out of a lot of things)

 5. Shop (I can hit a lot of store because where I live and my work, this gives me huge advantage that not everyone will get.) I don't go more than 10 minutes out of my way to go to a store because with gas price it doesn't feel like I'm truly saving)

Couponing for my family of three is very important to me, because I want to be able to have food in the house to make home cook dinner. My daughter told me this week that she love that I coupon because we have different types of food in the house not like her daddy's who shops weekly. Now she gets why I have a pantry, but doesn't realize how much I save by doing it. She'll see when she gets older.

I'm going to be doing many posts on getting back on track with my couponing. Join me in saving money!