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Meal prepping is fun!

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A few weeks ago hubby found me a YouTube channel that shares meal prepping recipes. We've tried two of their recipes so far and quite impressed! Meal prepping is such a great idea for when you come home from work exhausted and don't want to eat out. You just simply pop your ready made meal in the microwave and it's ready in a few minutes.

I've tried making pad Thai in the past, but I never cared for it, until tonight.

Here is where I found the recipe.

I am so glad I thought to ask my local kitchen store if they had any woks for sale. They had one left, on clearance. Normally it would have been $85 but I got it for $60. I love the wok! No more do I have the food falling out of the pan. There's so much space to cook it all in.






15 bean soup with cornbread

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I have fond memories of eating beans and cornbread with my Granny every week. The only thing is that she liked to use a ton of vegetable oil in it. When we lived with her, I had to hide the bottle so she didn't use too much.

Anyways, I decided to make a batch of 15 bean soup for supper tonight. I tried making some awhile back according to the directions but I found it tasted too watery.





First, I soaked the beans overnight. Then I rinsed the beans and drained them. Put them in my large oval crockpot and put just enough water to barely cover the beans. I put the lid on at 8 in the morning and set to low. Around noon, I checked on it and the beans had nearly cooked all the way. I opened up a can of diced tomatoes and added some dried onions and garlic powder.




 About 2 in the afternoon, I added a pound of diced cubed ham. It is simmering nicely while the cornbread bakes.




I have two favorite cornbread recipes that I use depending on my mood. I grew up on spicy cornbread. I wish I had m…

Farmhouse kitchen cloth

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I found this pattern on ravelry. It reminds me of my knitted dish cloth with ridges pattern. It looks similar but is made differently.

Here is what I have so far.


This cloth is a set of six that I'm making for an order. I'll post up all six when I get the ends of the others weaved in. I'm trying to make six different cloths.

Mug rugs completed

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It took me about a week to finish these.


Now I'm working on matching dishcloths.