Category Archives: Recipes

Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ June 15th

FOR TODAY~ Tuesday, June 15th

Outside my window… The wind is blowing gently and the sun is glistening hot

I am thinking… that I must get my house cleaned for Keno 2nite!

I am thankful for…My dh having a safe and successful business trip this past week

From the learning rooms…We are only doing Science, English, Spelling and Literature this week.

From the kitchen… I am fermenting Kombucha and Kefir.  View my weekly menu here.

I am wearing… gray capris with a green T-shirt (not dressed yet for the day)

I am creating… Just learned how to use my ruffle maker for my sewing machine.  This is a must if you have girls and like to sew!

I am going… work on my blog this week and get back into the swings of things

I am reading… The Art of Homemaking.  We will finish our read a loud today.  The boys are sad.

I am hoping… to win big at Keno.  All the gifts are red, white, and blue theme

I am hearing… my dh type and tons of noisy kiddos

Around the house…Must tidy the house for friends

One of my favorite things...
is to read before I fall asleep

A few plans for the rest of the week:


Fellowship Meal at our pastors home,


work on Father’s Day gift

Visit Simplewomansdaybook to see what’s happening!

Menu Plan Monday ~ June 14th

These is kinda a crazy week for us. So here is what’s plan for this week…

Monday ~ Tator Tot Casserole, green beans, with cantaloupe

Tuesday ~ Keno Night ~ I will be bringing Salsa Fiesta Dip with Tortilla Chips

Wednesday ~ Southwest Chicken Salad with guacamole and tortilla chips

Thursday ~ Fellowship Meal ~ All I have to bring is ICE… YIPEEEEE!

FridayGreen Chili Chicken served over brown rice, salad, and apple with yogurt

Tatot Tot Casserole

(I double because I have a large family)

1lb of ground beef cooked (season as you like)

1 bag of any frozen veggies ( I use broccoli or green beans usually)

1 bag of tator tots

1 can of cream of mushroom soup

shredded cheese

Layer accordingly in casserole dish



cream of mushroom soup

tator tots


Bake at 350 for approximately 45 min.

Orgjunkie has loads of menu plans.

WFMW ~ Moon Tea

I make this almost every night before I go to bed.  It makes life so much easier for me than boiling water or transferring the sun tea container in and out the back door.

The night before:

First, I fill a jug of water ( I bought a plastic jug from Walmart, I prefer a glass one but I couldn’t find one at my one stop shopping store)  I am on a look out as we speak.

Second, I place my tea bags into the water.  I tie my tea bags together because I usually use 3 small green tea bags and 2 Constant Comment bags or make your own here.  However, you can use whatever type of tea floats your boat.

In the morning:

First, I remove the bags and trash ’em.

Second, I sweetened with Stevia (concentrated from the health store) or you could use whatever sweetener of choice.

Third, I always squeeze a fresh lemon.  An orange sounds divine to me.  Might try that.

And that’s all there is to it.  Simple and easy.  I leave my tea jug out on the counter all day, but on rare occasions we have some left over, so I remove the lemon and place in fridge overnight.

Thank you Wearethatfamily for hosting WFMW.

Crock Pot Dinner #4

crock pot

Green Chili Chicken

You can’t find an easier recipe than this one.  Throw frozen chicken breast in the crock pot, 1 can of cream of chicken on top, and last but not least, empty out a can of green chilis into your concoction.  Done on high in 4 hours or cook on low for about 6–7.

Serve over brown rice with a salad.

Note:  I have a large family, so I use the large can of cream of chicken soup and 2 cans of green chilis.

Crock Pot Dinner #3

This is a no brainier….  Not the healthiest, but at least we are getting some food on the table besides cereal.  This would be great for a large crowd.

Meatball Subs

Place a package of frozen meatballs in crock pot, pour a jar of spaghetti sauce, and cook on low for about 6-7 hours.  However, I have to make 2 bags of meatballs, so I got a bit creative and mixed a jar of alfredo sauce with the spaghetti sauce.  Everyone loved it.

Serve in hoagie rolls.  I prepared a pasta salad to go with it.  So easy.

Crock Pot Dinner #2

This was so yummy!  Bruiser prepared this one for us….

Salsa Chicken

Place frozen chicken breast in bottom of crock pot, pour a jar of your favorite salsa, mix in 2 envelopes of taco seasoning,  cook on low for 6 hours.  About 30 min before serving add/mix sour cream(16oz).

Serve over rice

Now just add a salad.

PS ~ Keep in mind I have a large family, so you might want to adjust ingredients to your family size.  I cook 7 chicken breast at a time.

WFMW ~ Fall Links


Two years ago I posted tons of Fall links…… I’m sure most of them are still active….  Thought you all might enjoy….

Thanksgiving Links

Halloween Links

Autumn Recipes

Fall Homeschool Links

Fall Crafts and Clip Art