It has been cold enough that I have not really wanted to leave the house, so I am using

the abundance that we have on hand to feed my family. As a mom I make every effort to supply vegetables to the family at dinner time. I don't know why, as I am the only one who eats them. Scott will occasionally eat a vegetable, but it always seems to me that he does it against his wishes. I save all the vegetables in the freezer and make vegetable soup every once in a while. Last night was soup night. I put all the veggies in the crock pot with some browned beef chunks and tomato juice. It tastes pretty good for leftovers, and if you like soup, you will love my leftover vegetable soup.

I have a great recipe for bread, too. It is good to have the ingredients on hand so you can always whip up a loaf when you need to add something to your meal to make it feel more like a meal. here is the recipe:
3 cups Self Rising Flour
3 Tablespoons Sugar
1 12 ounce can of beer
Yep, that is it. Mix it together and toss it in a loaf pan and cook it till it looks done. It will look lumpy when you put it in the pan, but don't worry. I started keeping cans of cheap beer on hand just so I can amke a loaf of bread when I want. It is similar to Tastefully Simple's Beer Batter Bread at about one tenth of their cost of their over priced loaf.
There isn't much going on with paper crafts at the moment, the kids have been home a couple of extra days from school due to the cold and I have been playing with them. They are at school today, but I am busy with Inaguration festivities (I can't move away from the TV.) The best Obama line from the inaugural speech went something like this " We will extend our hands if you will unclench your fist." Amen, brother. It is so good to have an orator in office, instead of the last guy who spoke English as if it were not his first language, and was always grasping for correct words.


Auntie said...

food looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I just used my last pouch of Tastefully Simple Beer Bread mix last night . . . I was afraid I was going to have withdrawals, but now I'll just make my own! Thanks for the post . . .

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