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Archive for June, 2011

With the mercury rising in the upper 90’s it is just to hot to turn on the oven to make dinner. So what are you going to fix for the family? Here is an idea that I fix year round that is quick and easy and a big hit at our house. Here is what I used in this skillet, you can put your own twist on it.

Take a large skillet and add a few spoonfulls of organic coconut oil, the oil gives everything a sweet flavor.

1 pkg. of our organic chicken breast, deboned and skinned, cut into bite size pieces.

Then I added 2 chopped onions and gave it a good sprinkle of garlic powder

I stirred this all up to coat well with the coconut oil and put on the lid and let it cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Then it looks like this:

Then I added thinly sliced potatoes, you can add as many as you desire. The potatoes can make it a much larger meal by adding lots of them.

After adding the potatoes to the skillet I gave all of it a generous sprinkling of Real Salt and pepper, you can add any seasoning you would like. Put the lid back on and let it cook until the potatoes soften a bit, maybe 10 minutes. It will then look like this:

 Then I sent one of the kids out to get a golden zucchini out of the garden and I washed it and thinly sliced it.

I then stirred the chicken and potatoes and then put the sliced zucchini on top and put the lid back on for 5 to 10 minutes to steam the zucchini. I then removed the lid and gave it all a good stir and it is ready to eat!!

Keep in mind that this is a very easy dish to change around with what you have on hand. I have added corn and sliced peppers instead of zucchini. I slice and freeze zucchini to use in this skillet in the winter. I also use thinly sliced steak, or any other meat you have on hand. It could even be already cooked beef or chicken that is left over. Chopped fresh tomatoes would be good as well, or some fresh spinach. Have fun and be creative. Everybody here ate it up tonight! 

Lords best to you,

Kristin

 

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Hey Guys this is Kaelyn, my Granny found this recipe in a Paula Deen magazine  and I have to say it was a big hit 🙂  So I decided to make it today this is what you will need:

1 box of German chocolate cake mix

1c. butter melted and divided

3 large eggs ,divided

1  8-ounce package cream cheese softened

1 tsp.vanilla

1 16-ounce box  powdered sugar

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 13X9 inch baking pan with nonstick  cooking spray. In a large bowl,combine cake mix ,1/2 cup melted butter,and 1 egg. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until combined. Press evenly into bottom of prepared pan, set aside. In a large bowl beat in remaining 2 eggs and vanilla. Gradually  beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Add remaning 1/2 cup  melted butter,  and creamcheese beating at low speed until combined. Stir in coconut and pecans. Pour evenly over cake mix layer.Bake for 45 minuets,or until center is slightly set.Let cool completely befor cutting into squares.

 I hope ya’ll enjoy!

Kaelyn Burton

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Hi, we have been busy picking blueberries the past couple of days so I have not had much time to post very much.I was going to tell you we are going to have veggies and berries  at  the Greater Springfield Farmers Market this Saturday. We will have fresh blueberries , zucchini , squash , heirloom tomatoes  and of course we will have chicken  and grass fed beef.

See ya there 🙂

Kaelyn

                                                                                              BLUEBERRIES

                                                                                                       TOMATOES

                                                                                                     SQUASH

                                                                                                 ZUCCHINI

 

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Hey Guys , I thought you all might enjoy this, the kids came in wanting somthing to eat so I was trying to figure out what to fix. It seems  like  they are always hungry so I found an awesome recipe for granola bars:

1/2 to 1c. brown sugar

2/3c. almond butter or peanut butter ( we use almond)

1/2c. honey

1/2c melted butter

2 tsp. vanilla

mix together until well blended

stir in:

3c oatmeal

1/2c. coconut

1/2c pecans

1/2c. pumpkin seeds

1/3c. wheat germ ( I used flour)

1c. carob chips or chocolate chips

press into a buttered 9×13  pan for thick bars, I pressed it into a large cookie sheet for thinner bars. Bake at 350  oven for 15 to 20 minutes ,or until lightly browned. Cool completely.cut into 24 bars.

Well better go, have a good one.

Kaelyn Burton

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Hey ya’ll , we recently celebrated Bubbys birthday (aka little Dale)  he turned 5 years old . He woke up  and said “Morning Ka” and I said “Happy Birthday” and he said “Happy Birthday to me”!  Well he wanted a jello cake for his birthday  so first we made a homemade white cake and then we poked holes in the cake with a skewer after it was baked and cooled. Then we made jello , 1 cup boiling water, mix in small box of jello and then add 1/2 cup cold water. Then pour the jello over the cake then  set it in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 hours so the jello will set up. Then I iced it with cool whip  then I decorated it with fresh blueberries.

I hope you all are staying cool see ya .

Kaelyn Burton

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Hey Guys , Kaelyn here,  we have been busy with chickens,  we only have a few left to butcher so we are all looking forward to that day .Well I was trying to figure out what to fix for supper so I decided on pizza . Here is the recipe:

2 1/2 tsp.  yeast

1c. warm water     

Mix  together until dossolved  then add:

1tsp.sugar

1tsp.salt

2tlb.vegetable oil

2 1/2c.  flour  or until no longer  doughy

  roll dough out on  your  pan  ( I grease my pan )

                                                          Then  take a can of  organic pizza sauce or you can use home made, which we do sometimes .

My family and I love onions ,olives  and mushrooms  so I had canned organic mushrooms, and olives  so I used a whole can of each  And  a package of our grass fed hamburger then  top with cheeses.

Well better go hope you all are staying cool  we are trying to it is a challenge in this heat to try and keep our crops and our livestock watered . Have a good one.

Kaelyn Burton

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