Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Ingredients:
3/4 cup butter, ghee (or extra virgin olive or coconut oil if you prefer)
3/4 cup of wheat or white flour (can do 1/2 of each or use gluten free flour)
6 cups of warm milk (any unsweetened kind will do)
6 chicken or beef bouillon cubes
4 oz. fresh mushrooms sliced and sauteed
In a large saucepan melt butter or warm oil over low heat. Add flour and stir until smooth. Cook flour mixture until it begins to bubble but don't let it brown. Gradually pour and stir in milk. Keep stirring until sauce has thickened. Stir in bouillon cubes of choice. Turn off. Dice up your mushrooms into smaller pieces and add to mixture. You could also add salt and pepper to your liking but I don't since I use it in recipes that will be seasoned anyway. Stir and allow to cool down before storing for later use.
Note: This makes 4 cans of (those 10- 3/4oz.) soup. Measure out 1 1/2 cups to place in jars, containers, or Ziplock bags. Keep in fridge until ready to use. For a fat free version of this omit the butter/oil and use skim milk. Warm 2/3rds of the milk in saucepan. In a bowl add flour and bouillon with rest of the milk. Stir til no longer lumpy and add to warm milk in saucepan. Bring to gentle boil for one minute while still stirring. Remove from heat and continue with rest of instructions above.
Make smoothie packs to freeze for the week Cook up a bag of lentils and separate into quart size bags to use later Freeze homemade chicken broth into ice cubes Make homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Make Master Baking Mix
Household: Dust, Sweep, Mop Pour hot boiling water down all drains Do laundry
Other: Clip and put up coupons
Personal: Do daily Bible Reading/Journaling Read book and do lesson for Discipleship Finish reading book for Ladies Fellowship Do Cherry Lola Caramel Treatment on hair, wash, and put in twists Update our Budget Binder Get in a little Exercise (daily) Record what I ate today in MyFitnessPal
6-8 slices bacon cut in half
1 medium onion, cut small/diced
1/2 medium green pepper, cut small/diced
3- 28 oz. cans pork and beans
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon or yellow mustard
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Fry bacon in large, deep pan or cast iron skillet until bacon has partially cooked and you have about 1/4 cup drippings. Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels. Add the diced onions and peppers to drippings in pan and sauté until tender (about 5 minutes). Open and drain some of the liquid from the beans. Add beans and remaining ingredients to skillet and bring to a simmer. (If skillet is not large enough, add just the beans and heat to a simmer then transfer to a large bowl and stir in remaining ingredients). Pour flavored beans into a greased 13 x 9-inch dish or ovenproof pan. Lay the pieces of bacon on top, then bake until beans are bubbly and sauce is the consistency of pancake syrup (about 1.5 hours). Remove from oven. Let it stand to thicken slightly and serve.
Serves 10 or more
Here's a crockpot version:
Traditional crock pot Baked Beans
4 (15 oz) cans of Pork n’ beans
3 strips of bacon
1 small onion, diced
1/2 of a large bell pepper, diced
1/4-1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (or molasses)
1 1/2 tsp. prepared yellow mustard
1/2 cup BBQ sauce (or do a mix of 1/2 cup ketchup and 1/2 BBQ)
Cook bacon until crisp. Drain then crumble. Drain the cans of
pork n’ beans and pour into a 5 quart crock pot. Add bacon, onion, and
bell pepper. Stir ingredients. Mix together the brown sugar, mustard, and BBQ sauce in a small bowl. Pour over the beans
and gently mix everything together. Cover and cook on the LOW heat for
5 to 6 hours.
Stir and serve hot as a side dish with grilled hamburgers or hot dogs, and coleslaw, or potato salad.
Daily To Do List:
Each week I plan to come here and post things that I need to get
done for the week. There's nothing fancy or special about me doing
this. I just figured if I post the list here I'll be more motivated to
stay on track. I plan to get these things done anywhere from Monday
through Friday and have a more relaxed weekends. I'll start my list for
the week then I will come back and strike through things as I get them
done. I may even have to come back and add on to the list for the week.
Sometimes I won't get everything I plan done. When that happens I'll
just put it on the next weeks list and not stress over it. Now on to this weeks list.
This Week's To Do List
Write weekly menu plans Food prep for the week Make bone broth Give garbage cans a thorough cleaning
Household: Dust, Sweep/Vacuum, or Mop all rooms Pour hot boiling water down all drains Clean bathroom and garbage cans throughout rest of the house
Other: Homeschool Son Go shopping at Costco
Personal: Finish reading book from Wed. night Bible Study Do daily Bible Journaling (and prayer) Clay Wash and twist hair on Monday & Co-wash then twist hair on Friday Update our Budget Binder Get in a little Exercise (daily) Record what I ate today in MyFitnessPal
All scripture is
given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
Knowing this first,
that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For
the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of
God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Once I was at a local ladies bible study. A question we were asked was "How do you see life?" The choices to choose from was:
* game of cards
For me there are times life is like a rollercoaster but it's really a journey.
We also had to define what the word "busy" meant. I think it could
relate to being over-committed (having too much to do and not enough
time to do it). We looked at different scriptures throughout God's Word
that showed how Jesus would take time out for rest when it was needed. I
was reminded of how I need more of what we were encouraged to do which
"Go off to a quiet place
and get some rest. This could be a place in your own home where you are
going to disconnect from everything and just sit in the presence of the
God who loves you. The habit of doing this daily is the refreshment that
everyone needs to be able to run the race and finish the course well."
And to that I say...Amen! Have a safe Labor Day weekend everyone and be blessed :-)