"I enjoy doing housework, ironing, washing, cooking, dishwashing. Whenever I get one of those questionaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It's an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren't stupid because you're a housewife. When you're stirring the jam you can read Shakespeare." ~Tasha Tudor

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Doesn't it make sense?

I have always set my washer on less minutes per washing, and warm water wash/cold rinse. Someone suggested using only cold water to save energy...Of course you have to set it on the maximum minutes per washload...Compare the maximum time per washload, since it takes longer to get clothes really clean in COLD water....and it seems to me that my previous choice is just as economizing. I use energy it takes to heat the water, but run the washer less. It SEEMS to even it out in my mind! What are YOUR thoughts on this?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Home Ground Venison Sausage

Isn't is great to see a company that uses only natural ingredients in their products?

Blend of Salt, Red Pepper, Sage, Sugar, and Black Pepper.

Recipe from their website:
25.0 Lbs. Boneless Pork (35-40% fat)*(we used venison)*
1 Bag #25 Old Plantation Pork Sausage Seasoning
Blend 10
1. Grind pork through a 1/2 inch plate.
2. Transfer to mixer, add seasoning and mix for 2 minutes.
3. Regrind through a 3/32 inch, 5/12 inch or 1/8 inch plate.
4. Package in bulk or stuff into casings.

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We also put up some vension meat/burgers in the freezer.

It makes me feel a lot better knowing my ground meat and sausage hasn't been "gassed" or doesn't have growth hormones in it.


Yes, a butcher told me about this practice, and in his own words: "Nowadays we don't know what we are eating"...

Friday, January 6, 2012

Oh well...

I have a confession to make, and that is, I cook more than I clean! :o Is that such a terrible thing? I do have a routine... what hasn't been turned upside down by recent changes in our lifestyle! Such as only using the clothesline to dry clothes, because the dryer needs repair. Also, we're remodeling again... : It's amazing how little changes can affect a person's routine! Especially when they're a bit OCD. hmm That said, I'm determined to be more organized, and get more things done than I have lately. It's really getting to me, that I can't go through my little routines in my housecleaning. I guess I need to re-group, and re-think how it needs to be done! Wish me luck, give me a hug, or better yet, come over and give me a hand!!!

I'll pay you!!!! :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's been a busy day! Company, cooking, cleaning, and all sorts of things in-between! Time for a little "pampering", and a cup of Sleepytime tea....Ahhh!