Saturday, October 24, 2009


First up the results from  last night roast. I will never do a roast from frozen again. 
The only way to get a good roast is to sear it in a pan before you put it into the crock pot.  It was not bad but, it was pretty dry. The gravy turned out SO good just the perfect hint of tomato flavor. And the vegi's were pretty good. I am not a huge fan of roast (at least when I make it) but it was dinner. 

Now I am finally off to the store So here's my list:
2 lbs cheese
Taco seasoning mix
Ranch dip mix
2 Cans chicken broth
2 maple sausage
apples 4 lbs.
2 cans kidney beans
2 cans pinto beans
4 Mac and Cheese

Total: 31.99
I am keeping the leftover money in my pocket just in case I forgot something.
Now let's see what I can do with it??
Today our menu was made up of Scones for breakfast, I used some dough I had left over from the rolls I made yesterday. Lunch was tuna (from our food storage) sandwiches, on the rolls from yesterday. And for dinner we made Nachos Just chips, cheese (bought this morning), refried beans(from F.S.), and sour cream(from a stock up sale a few weeks ago when I got the sour cream for .49). 
What will we do tomorrow??? (I know you all can't wait to find out) 

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mommies have super powers!

Jordan had a problem the other day he came up to me heart broken. His favorite book had ripped in half. He was so upset and crying, I was heartbroken. It was bedtime so I could not fix it right at that minute. I picked him up and set him on the counter. I told him not to be sad that Mommies had special magical powers and it would be all better in the morning. So after all my kids were in bed I glued it back together and when he woke up in the morning it was on his pillow. He really did believe I was magic. Ora, of course, looked right at me over her breakfast cereal and said "No she used the glue gun" The magic ended right there for me but, not for Jordan he still thinks I am special. 

I am digging into my mommy magic this week. Our car has been broken down for a while. Every week we have had a new thing to fix on it and now with rent coming due we just don't have the money to make it happen on our normal budget. So things are being SLICED!! First and foremost. The grocery bill. Thank heavens for food storage. I will tap into what we do have and then I will get online and come up with some way to feed us all on $45.00 ALL SIX OF US!!!!  From tonight until next Thursday. I figure I will tell you what I am making for dinner. And where the ingredients came from every day. 
This is kind of an experiment to see if it can be done. But, also to prove that even if you don't go through some horrble natural disaster the prophets have told us to have food storage for a reason.  
So for my first trick: Tonight's dinner. I usually shop on Fridays so I don't have much in my fridge but, I also do not have a car. It will be fixed tomorrow.   SOOO music please....
 I looked in my freezer and what did I see... a VERY frozen roast under a little bag of peas. 
 I found three potatoes in my pantry and a can of tomatoes. I had a bag of baby carrots in the fridge. I put those things in the bottom of my crock pot and topped that with a seasoning mix called : "Fiesta Party Dip Mix" from tastefully simple. Then I put my frozen roast on top of that I figure once the roast thaws out a little I will add the rest of the seasoning on top. And  I will make some rolls to go with it!
See you tomorrow. After I go to the store. 

Thursday, October 15, 2009


My computer is back on line but, I now feel like I have nothing to say. I am just not sure what to do. So I guess I will just start typing and see what comes of it. 

Life is sometimes hard and some days I feel as if I am just bobbing up and down in the water that rages all around me. We have tough days and more often than not we have hard months and months. Where the whole world feels as if it could come tumbling down at any moment and it would still feel better than trying to breathe for one more minute. Thanks heavens I have a steel cage that surrounds me and my family all the time. 
Even when I don't feel like there is any more sun in my life. I get to wake up in the morning and have a reason to struggle to breathe. My little babies and my big red man make every day worth living even when I don't know if a can. Abby smiles up at me and laughs when she hears her fathers voice come into the room. Michael wants to sit up and read with me until he falls asleep. Ora wants to take "mommy" lessons all of the time.  And, Jordan tells me only about a hundred times a day how much he loves me.  Joe, the man who keeps us all together. He would go to hell and back just to make me smile. I get to be with the man of my dreams all the time. And that is worth more than any hell we have to go through together to get to eternity as a whole family. 

We fight every day to achieve that goal. To be together forever. THAT is what matters. The end game, where we all get to sit in our heaven together, our temple covenants holding us together for all of eternity. I am so grateful for the knowledge that I have, the power it gives me to reach that goal. The most important thing we do in this life is not what happens in this life at all. The most important thing we do will come in the next stage. Where no money can bring happiness and no joy is more important the joy of our families going on into eternity. 

I can hang on, even when the cliff is crumbing around my aching fingers as long as I am clinging to the most important things in my life. My family and the gospel of Jesus Christ that binds us together. 

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Where'd she go??

Once again my computer is not working. Sorry all I will be back soon! Cross your fingers