Updated to add: The winner of the Heavenly Homemaker’s Guide to Gardening and Preserving ebook is Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker!
Hey look at that, we meet again! Your commitment is awesome and I’m sure your families are totally appreciating all your hard work!
So I have so much to share with you today starting with my FIRST ever attempt to can something EVER. Canning is something else I’ve been putting off because the thought of it totally intimidated me. One by one I am trying to tackle these silly fears of mine. I was so scared but I followed a very simple recipe and the advice of an amazing ebook and voila, I have Strawberry Rhubarb JAM!!
I’m still in shock that I pulled the whole thing off (with only a few frantic moments of panic) and now I can’t wait to make more! Is anyone else afraid to give canning a try? I’m going to give these away as teacher gifts along with some homemade bread of some type. The preserves recipe I followed was from the food blog, A Good Appetite, and the instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I mean seriously if I can do it, anyone can!
I also followed canning instructions provided in a new ebook I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing from Laura over at Heavenly Homemakers. It’s called Heavenly Homemaker’s Guide to Gardening and Preserving and it’s terrific with great pictures and step by step instructions. Very inspiring indeed!
Laura has kindly offered to giveaway a copy of her ebook to one lucky MPM participant this week. The winner will be selected at random from the Mr. Linky list below so link up your menu by Tuesday at 6:00 pm PST and you just may be the winner.
You might also be happy to note that beginning Monday morning Laura’s ebook goes on sale for $4.95 a copy, a great deal!
Okay so I don’t want this post to get too long so I just quickly want to tell you about the Spinach and Mushroom-Stuffed Manicotti being a big hit last week and about the delicious cookies I made today. I went to make my family’s usual cookie recipe and discovered the only chocolate chips in the house were mint ones. So, to be wild and crazy, I decided to make up a batch of these Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies instead and they were just excellent.
Okay on our menu this week:
Monday: Homemade Pizza
Tuesday: Barbecued Pork Chops served with baked potatoes and veggies
Wednesday: My birthday! Hopefully someone else is cooking because I’m not :)
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Friday: Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Lime Chicken served with rice and broccoli
Saturday: Crockpot Ravioli served with homemade bread
Simple Supper Sunday
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
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