Thursday, October 18, 2018

Thursday Treatz

Martha Jean's Spaghetti
aka A Farmer's Wife Skillet Meal 

Martha Jean was the wife 
of a farmer we knew in Indiana. 
This was her 'go to' easy, one skillet 
meal. I have tweaked the recipe a bit
to use products that were not available 
years ago when she gave me this recipe.

1 pound ground meat (your choice of type of meat)
1 small onion
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of oregano, Italian seasoning, basil, garlic salt
(or season to taste)
Small cut spaghetti pasta-1 to 2 cups--(Barilla is the only brand I have found that makes this pasta--it is cut into about 1 inch pieces. And yes, it really does taste different than longer pasta broken into pieces. However, if you can't find this product, just use broken spaghetti)
1/2 cup ketchup
1 Quart Tomato juice, or home canned 'maters

1. Brown meat with onion. Drain.
2. Add seasonings.
3. Add ketchup and tomatoes.
4. Sprinkle pasta on top.
5. Mix all together making sure pasta is covered.
6. Cover, simmer for 30-45 minutes or until pasta is soft.
7. Check throughout cooking to prevent sticking.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wednesday Websitz


Unbelievably, it is half way through October.
That means Halloween will soon be here. 
Here are some fun free down-loadable coloring pages 

click here

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday Tipz

Fall Driving Tipz

It finally feels like Autumn here in the south.
There are even rumors of frost on the pumpkins.
Cooler weather brings different driving challenges,
so it is always a good idea to review safe driving tips.
These are from the Tennessee Farm Bureau.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday Make Itz


We delivered the beanies to the Veteran's facility. 
The directors and residents seemed 
very happy with our donations. 
We learned that there were women staying at the facility,
so we decided to make some colorful hats!
It has been fun to find bright color combinations of yarn. 
I attended another Veteran's picnic at the nearby AF base,
and I was pleased to see a few of our hats being worn!
My hat count is now up to 60!

Colorful Beanies

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday Treatz


With the Holidays not far away,
Jeannie from club shared this tasty drink recipe. 
This can be kept warm in the crock pot. 

2 Lemons, juiced
2 oranges, juiced
3 c. water
1 c. sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 Tbsp. whole cloves
2 gal. apple cider

Put sugar and spices in water, bring to a boil.
Pour all ingredients together and mix well.
Serve warm. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday Websitz

Color Along

Join Color It live tonight
and color along with a free download.

click here for more info

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday Tipz


Just read that a Grated Parmesan Cheese lid
will fit on a small mouth mason jar !
I tried it and it works!
This opens up all kinds of crafting possibilities. 
(And to think of all of the lids I have disposed of through the years!)

It works!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday Treatz


Vicki at Club shared another fast and easy recipe.

1 Cup milk
1/2 cup NesQuick
3 Cup Vanilla Ice Cream, slightly softened

Put all ingredients into a blender.
With lid on, blend on high until smooth. 
Serve immediately. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday Tipz

It's that time again in the big box stores---
    Hallo-Thanks-Mas has arrived.

Be sure to purchase enough candy corn and fall candy 
for all of the fall gatherings--once the stock is gone,
the winter holiday candy will take its place. 

Candy corn has a very long shelf life,
and it can also be frozen. 

To use frozen candy--
     first place in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours,
     then let it come to room temperature before using. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday Make Itz

The County Fair

After living here for a number of years,
I finally decided to enter a few craft 
projects in the local county fair. 
It had been since my childhood that I had entered.
It had also been years since my children had entered, or I had worked a fair with a former job. 

Not really knowing what to expect,
and just entering for fun---
I was pleasantly surprised to
place with three of my projects.
I had also entered my sculpture project,
but there weren't the minimum entries for 
that to be judged. 

first for table decoration, second for crochet and third for mixed media art

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