Cleaning, Organizing and Planning

I'm noticing a pattern with how I feel about cleaning and organizing.  It seems that after the Christmas Holidays, while taking down the decorations, I have the urge to really gut clean.  Do you?

Also planning ahead for the planting season that is almost upon us here.  I just get so excited thinking about it!

Easy BBQ Ribs in the Oven

The rib lover in this household is me!  Chuck will eat them, but I absolutely love them!  There are so many ways to cook them but today I'm sharing a slow bake then grill or broil to finish them off.

Grandpas Feeders

This hen is having a bad hair/feather day
She is hiding her identity, while she enjoys her meal from the feeder.

Today I'm sharing a wonderful find that we were late in adding to our chicken yard.  In fact, I wish we'd done it years ago.  We like them so well, that we've now added two for our flock!  The savings, in time and money, are something to be talked about for sure!

Quick Pizza Sauce

Do you make your own?  I admit the fact that most of the time I buy it. (hanging my head in shame).  I married into the Italian family, not born with it.  I do try to cook like it with a Southern touch that is. It is sad most of the true Italian relatives have long since passed away.  Could you imagine the recipes that could be had?  

Reminds me I need to get back to the Ancestry research.  I've found some interesting things in all family trees.  I went off topic again.  Today if you are rushed and just want a simple sauce to top your pizza with.  I'm sharing this one.

Blanching, Freezing Leafy Greens and Fresh Broccoli

Who is ready for fresh vegetables, soups and salads?  I for one am, after all of the rich holiday eating.  It is time for a lighter menu.

We have a grower nearby that plants some of the best tasting and most tender vegetables.  Every chance we get we load up on them for such a great price.  He almost gives it away!  It's true he loves growing things.  We love eating them so that works out very well!  Today I'm just sharing as a go to for myself as well as others that have asked me question about blanching and freezing these things.



Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.
WWII fellow soldier in same unit as my Dad the 83rd Chemical Mortar Btn.