Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I will lie down and sleep in peace!

Psalms 4:8
"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. "

Dazzle (the little fluff) likes to curl up and sleep in Lavender's bowl. She has full confidence that Lavender will find her too adorable to eat.
Perhaps Lavender feels more like this:
Matthew 25:35
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat..."

Seriously though, when I see Dazzle curl up in the FOOD bowl of a dog that weighs 50 pounds more than her it illustrates Psalms 4:8 for me. Maybe it will for you too!
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Jalepeno Jelly

Jalapeno jelly has become one of my most popular jellies. I started out just making it for my family but now I am making it for friends too. As the holidays approach I am scrambling to keep up with gift orders! I just sold 4 dozen jars at a craft fair and have orders for more. I am going to have to beef up my production.

So, what is a person to do with a pretty jar of Jalapeno Jelly? I think the most popular way to serve it is poured over cream cheese and served with good tortilla chips or crackers. I also use it on sandwiches like you would a chutney or relish. It makes a fabulous sauce for basting chicken, ham or pork. It is a wonderful dipping sauce for egg rolls. Just use anywhere you would use a sweet and sour sauce. How do YOU use jalapeno jelly?
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Monday, October 13, 2008

Dinner on a Dime...or 5 dimes!

I have been on a mission to see just how low I can go with my grocery budget. I have been working on creating meals that cost under $5 for all six of us. I have browsed the internet reading about depression era cooking and budget cooking.

You tube has a few clips from a lady named Clara. This is my version of her Poor Man's Meal.Posted by Picasa Here is my Bubba showing his appreciation for my culinary expertise! I am estimating that this meal cost about $2.50 for 6 big servings. That is under .50 per person. I added a handful of fresh green beans to my version and about 1/4 cup of italian dressing.
Here is Clara's version:
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