Monday, June 28, 2010

Making Money By Saving Money ~ The Best Time To Buy

Did you know in the latest poll that the average household is spending $225 a week for groceries? That is crazy~this doesn't include the toiletries, cleaning and pet cost!


I will be teaching a couple classes the next couple of weeks at the YWCA. The classes will be Tuesday, July 6th and Tuesday, July 13th.  If you are interested you can call the YWCA to sign up.

I am busy working away on the plan. You know my saying~ "Plan the work and work the plan." I am going share my money saving tips. We all can do better.

" A penny saved is a penny earned."

I will be sharing bits ands pieces with you here on my blog!

If you have tried clipping coupons before and did not find it profitable ~let me tell you it is a new day! Forget pennies off of the newest toothpaste. Coupons today can save you big money from everything to basics, from make-up, personal items, to beef and beans.  Super stores like Walmart and K-Mart are getting on board. My favorite happen to be CVS and Walgreens. Over the next couple weeks I will be sharing the secrets to using coupons and stocking your pantry to save you money.  If you really work at it you can make money by using coupons.  

Stay tuned for step by step instructions over the next couple weeks.




The Best Time To Buy Everything

January
Food: 
Chocolate (Christmas clearance) 
Soda 
Diet foods 
Frozen finger foods
Non-food: 
Linens 
Electronics 
Cameras 
Computers 
Small appliances 
Air conditioners 
Carpeting and flooring 
Furniture 
Winter clothes 
Toys (on clearance after the holidays) 
Bicycles 
Christmas gift wrap 
Christmas decorations 
Athletic shoes 
Exercise equipment 
Motorcycles 
Houses 
Boats 
Motorcycles 
Anything from thrift stores

February
Food: 
Chocolate (post Valentine’s Day) 
Steak (post Valentine’s Day) 
Seafood (post Valentine’s Day) 
Oatmeal
Non-food: 
Big screen TVs (before the Super Bowl) 
Cameras 
Motorcycles 
Boats 
Air conditioners 
Tools 
recliners
March
Food: 
Frozen foods
Non-food: 
Boats
April
Food: 
Candy (Easter clearance) 
Eggs 
Ham 
Cheese 
Mustard 
Ready-made dough 
Dinner rolls 
Frozen pies 
Cake mix 
Cake frosting 
Pie crusts
Non-Food: 
Electronics 
Vacuums 
Cookware 
Tires and other car care supplies
May
Food: 
Hotdogs 
Ground beef 
Hamburger and hot dog buns 
Condiments (ketchup, mustard, barbeque sauce, relish) 
Salad dressing 
Chips 
Ice cream 
Popsicles 
Frozen pies 
Soda 
Bottled water
Non-food: 
Party supplies (disposable plates, cups, napkins and utensils) 
Grill supplies (charcoal, lighter fluid) 
Vacuums 
Cookware
June
Food: 
Ice cream 
Popsicles 
Soda 
Bottled water 
Iced tea mix and bags
Non-food: 
Tools (around Father’s Day)
July
Food: 
Hot dogs 
Ground beef 
Hamburger and hot dog buns 
Condiments (ketchup, mustard, barbeque sauce, relish) 
Salad dressing 
Chips 
Ice cream 
Popsicles 
Soda 
Bottled water 
Iced tea mix and bags
Non-food: 
Grill supplies (charcoal, lighter fluid) 
Party supplies (disposable plates, cups, napkins and utensils) 
Furniture
August
Food: 
Cereal 
Breakfast bars 
Peanut butter 
Jelly 
Lunch meat 
American cheese 
Yogurt 
Chips 
Snack cakes 
Cookies 
Ice cream 
Soda 
Bottled water 
Iced tea mix and bags 
Drink boxes
Non-food: 
Pool supplies 
Outdoor toys 
Outdoor furniture 
Bathing suits 
Summer clothes 
Summer shoes
September
Food: 
Cereal 
Breakfast bars 
Peanut butter 
Jelly 
Lunch meat 
American cheese 
Yogurt 
Chips 
Snack cakes 
Cookies 
Hot dogs 
Ground beef 
Hamburger and hot dog buns 
Condiments (ketchup, mustard, barbeque sauce, relish) 
Salad dressing 
Canned fruits and vegetables 
Soups 
Broth 
Frozen pies 
Soda 
Drink boxes
Non-food: 
Grill supplies (charcoal, lighter fluid) 
Party supplies (disposable plates, cups, napkins and utensils) 
School supplies 
Large appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers) 
Cars 
Lawn mowers 
Grills 
Trees, shrubs and bulbs
October
Food: 
Canned fruits and vegetables 
Dried fruits (raisins, apricots, cranberries) 
Soups 
Broth
Non-food: 
Large appliances 
Lawn mowers 
Grills 
Tires and other car care supplies 
Jeans 
Trees, shrubs and bulbs
November
Food: 
Turkey 
Butter 
Cheese 
Baking supplies (flour, sugar, yeast chocolate chips, baker’s chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, cooking oil) 
Pie crusts 
Ready-made dough 
Dinner rolls 
Frozen pies 
Cake mix 
Cake frosting 
Pie filling 
Spices 
Nuts 
Dried fruits (raisins, apricots, cranberries) 
Oatmeal 
Candy (Halloween clearance) 
Marshmallows 
Soup 
Broth
Non-food: 
Aluminum foil 
Plastic wrap 
Disposable baking pans 
Cookware 
Electronics 
Tools 
Carpeting and flooring 
Trees, shrubs and bulbs
December
Food: 
Ham 
Butter 
Cheese 
Baking supplies (flour, sugar, yeast chocolate chips, baker’s chocolate, sweetened condensed 
milk, cooking oil) 
Pie crusts 
Ready-made dough 
Dinner rolls 
Frozen pies 
Cake mix 
Cake frosting 
Pie filling 
Refrigerated cookie dough 
Spices 
Nuts 
Dried fruits (raisins, apricots, cranberries) 
Oatmeal 
Soda
Non-food: 
Disposable baking pans 
Aluminum foil 
Plastic wrap 
Electronics 
Computers 
Carpeting and flooring 
Tools 
Toys 
Winter clothes 
Cars 
Motorcycles


Homemade Cherry Jelly~ Happy Monday


In case you missed this in the book reviews~I am going to re-post it.
I made this jelly last week and it is oh so good and easy.

Psalm 34:8 


 8O taste and see that the LORD is good:
blessed is the man that trusteth in him.


I love to buy jelly and jam from My Amish Friends~it is oh so good. Last year I started making my own. My neighbor brought us some wild cherries. Oh this recipe is so good and simple. ENJOY!

I did pit mine because they had worms and I wanted to make sure we had no worm jelly~tehe!

3 1/2 c. cherry juice (about 3 lb. or 2 qt. boxes sour cherries and 1/2 c. water)
1 pkg. powdered pectin
4 1/2 c. sugar

To prepare juice. Select fully ripe cherries. Soft; wash and remove stems. Do not pit. Crush cherries, add water and cover. Bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Extract juice.To make jelly: measure juice into a kettle. Add pectin and stir well. Place on high heat and stir constantly. Bring quickly to a boil that cannot be stirred down. Add sugar, continue stirring and heat again to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute. Remove from heat; skim off foam from top quickly. Pour jelly immediately into hot containers and seal. Makes about 6 (8 ounce) glasses.


Have a blessed day~



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tutti Fruiti Smoothie~ A Kid Friendly Summer Treat






Tutti-Fruiti Smoothie
What You Need:
1 (8 oz) can fruit cocktail, undrained and chilled
1 C milk
1/4 C nonfat milk powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C ice cubes
2 dashes cinnamon

How to Make It:
Place the fruit cocktail juice and all in the blender.
Pour in the milk.
Add the milk powder and vanilla.


Blend on low until just combined.
Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth.
Add the cinnamon as a garnish just before serving.
This is a child favorite. The juice from the fruit cocktail makes this a sweet drink that appeals to children especially when it’s warm outside.


A Very Serious Post~ A Hacker At Farming On Faith




Isaiah 40:31 (King James Version)


 31But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

 Evil will corrupt this world until we reach Heaven. I received an email today stating that a third person had hacked one of my accounts. We got it figured out and accounts are secure but I learned some things you need to know!

First of all ~let me tell you security was in place and caught the evil before it did damage. I am so very thankful! I was not sure the email sent to me was real~so I called the company~ it was. A third person has been into one my accounts.



My Tips~
*When you set up an account such as Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Twitter and your Blog~~******* Have a different password for each account!  Make it hard to remember and write it down and store in a safe place.

 * Make sure the strength of your password is hard.

* Make sure your anti-virus protection is up to date.

*  NEVER~NEVER  respond to any email  that is asking for personal information. If it says they are updating never respond or even open the email. Trash it~and empty your trash immediately! 



******* NEVER use the same email for all your accounts!!!***** Each account needs it's own password.. Many sites are just not safe!********


My mistake~I had a simple password for my social networks~review companies~ with the same password!!  All my passwords have been changed and now I urge you right now to do the same. 





Just a reminder: From Pay Pal  

  • Never share your password or security questions with anyone.
  • Create passwords that are hard to guess and don’t use personal information. Be sure to include uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Use different passwords for each of your online accounts.







 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Are You Ready For The Cure To Fear? Fear Series Part 5

It is my desire that my battle with paralyzing fear will encourage you today.
This is a long post but if you struggle with fear ~please take the time to read it .
You can click on the side for the complete series on my journey to get victory over fear.

2 Timothy 1:7 


 7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Just yesterday I read a devotion about fear~perfect timing. Before I took my two week vacation with My Boston I had started a series on fear. Why? I shared with you how fear had once controlled my life and I had more emails than I could count with ladies who at this time are where I once was. Fear is a horrible thing to live with~we can have victory over fear.

In the devotion I read yesterday the writer explained how we have settings on our washing machine. We change the setting for each load of laundry. There are some things that need to be washed vigorously~like all the clothes My Men just brought home from their camping trip~yuk! Yet somethings need gentle washing~they need the hand wash setting. I have a new HE washer~it has wonderful settings.
When life crisis comes, we generally have an automatic setting of fear and anxiety.

The good news is that we can change the setting to "peace" instead by counting on God. Today is the day to change the setting~My Friend!

My Pastor had a message Sunday Night on this very issue~He had some very helpful insights that I am going to share with you.

Here is the Biblical cure to fear!


Psalm 27

 1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
 2When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
 3Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
 4One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
 5For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
 6And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
 7Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
 8When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
 9Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
 10When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.
 11Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
 12Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
 13I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
 14Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalm 32:8 (King James Version)


 8I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.



In this passage David is being attacked~his enemies and foes are coming after him from every side. We sometimes we feel attacked from our enemies but sometimes we can even feel attacked and wounded from those in our very own family. But David said ~"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"


Almost all people have some fear. It does not matter the cause of the fear or what the fear is~these days in themselves can be a bit troubling.

*David was sure of his salvation~he had accepted Jesus Christ and his blood sacrifice to save his soul. He knew he was saved. Has there been a time when you accepted Jesus and asked Him to be the Lord of your life? If not~stop! Click here to know how to be saved.  One reason people crash when trials come is that they do not have the assurance of salvation. Settle it!!!  Until you have accepted Christ as your Saviour you will not have victory over fear. For it is God that cast out all fear and gives perfect peace!


* David was sure of his safety~ He had seen God be God before in his life. After all he fought his battle with Goliath, a lion and a bear. He had seen God work before in his life. Just like David we need to look back at all the times God made himself real in our lives~the times He carried us through.


Isaiah 54:17 (King James Version)


 17No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

No matter what our circumstances look like at this moment~God knows. He can be trusted and we don't have to be afraid. We battle stress everyday but God is faithful. We can count on Him to be with us every step of the way. Worry is a trust issue stemming from our desire to be in control. When we play God it will always result in worry and anxiety. God does not need our help. We keep trying to fix tomorrow's problems with today's resources. God gives grace in daily doses that are always enough and right on time. I heard a Bible teacher yesterday say, " God is always right on time. He may miss many wonderful opportunities to be early~but He is always on time."  LOL


Isaiah 43:2 (King James Version)


 2When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.


*David knew who his Sovereign Authority was~ he was willing to follow and obey God no matter what. When God spoke, David obeyed. He obeyed without any questions. We will find out what God wants us to do about the problems in our lives if we just submit to God in the small things. The answer will come in God's timing. No matter how scary the situation may seem ~the answer will come. We don't have to live in fear when God is holding our hand. When trials, tribulations and attacks come~WE MUST GO TO OUR BIBLE. Life can spin out of control in a whirlwind of confusion and doubt. God offers direction and guidance through His Word, through His people and through the Holy Spirit.


Psalm 32:8 (King James Version)


 8I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.


At the end of Psalm 27~we clearly see that David just waits on the Lord. Waiting is contrary to the desires of our flesh. We want to fix all that is broken right now~but we must remember we are not God. Our flesh says do something now~but it is always best to let God be God and wait until He shows up to handle the situation. Wait on the Lord!


Psalm 123:2 (King James Version)


 2Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.


If we do not not have the answer now then we must not need an answer now! Wait on the Lord ~be courageous. Sometimes we just have to have courage to wait. Nothing that happens to us will ever surprise God. God is at work all around us, meeting needs we are not even aware of. Even as we pray, God's answer is on the way.

God will fight for us when we are attacked. When we yield control to God and follow Him, God fights for us but when we pursue our agenda, we step out from under His umbrella of protection and into our own limited strength.


Exodus 14:13 (King James Version)


 13And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.


Many of us have good reason to be fearful. Why? Because we are sitting in the control seat of our life, trying to maneuver around every obstruction we face. Stress thrives in an atmosphere of fear and doubt when our hand is on the steering wheel of life. We need to move over, surrender to God, wait on God to show up and let Him be God. When we totally surrender to God we will find peace waiting in His hand.

Remember God is not at the end of the this tunnel of life~He is in the tunnel with us. He is holding our hand in the dark days, He is holding us by the hand when we are not sure what lies around the corner and He is guiding us with His all~ seeing eye. I have found victory over fear in my life by totally trusting God no matter what He may allow in my life. He loves me and I can trust Him.

I will leave you with my life verse~ this is the verse God gave me as a child. It is and will always be of great value to me.


Isaiah 41:10 (King James Version)


 10Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.








Blessings~




Monday, June 14, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook Writing~June 14, 2010

FOR TODAY
Outside my window... I see a  blue Missouri heron at the end of the dock on the pond. He visits several times a day but I can count on him early each morning. He is searching for breakfast. As I type I see him catch a big fish~what an amazing Creator we serve. We call our visitor George.


I am thinking... I need to get moving. You know Father's Day is Sunday. I need to run to town to do some shopping!



I am thankful for...  as preached at our church~ yesterday by Brother Dave~ we all have giants to face and battles to win but we are God's children so the battle is already won. Praise God. We just need to keep fighting the good fight and listening to the voice of our Heavenly Father. We are on the winning team!




From the learning rooms... You must be kidding~ we are on summer break. 

I just have to share a post from the Familyman here to all my homeschool moms out there. It is summer ~have some fun!  Last week I went to the Dollar Tree and sure enough I hear a Homeschool Mom sounding just like this in the next isle. She was making a lesson out of preparing for a garage sale. They were seriously calculating how much money her son could make on each drink choice. I walked around the corner and sure enough I knew this Homeschool Mom~ I shared this with her too~so funny!




The Familyman
Todd Wilson, Familyman Ministries


Todd Wilson
Taken from The Homeschool Magazine Weekly E-mail



OK, here's the deal, Mom: Summer is fun. Don't ruin it by "schoolifying" it. Don't try to make every fun moment a school moment. I've heard you before:

"Ooo . . . look at that butterfly . . . let's all look at it and imagine what it would be like to be a butterfly. Can anyone identify the thorax? Who knows what the Latin name for butterfly is?"

"Now that we're back from the lake why don't you write a small paragraph about your experience."

"Sure, you can go outside . . . but take your nature journal."

Am I the only one that feels nauseous after hearing that kind of homeschool-speak? Mom, don't worry about MAKING summer fun, just let it happen. It will be fun . . . I promise. Just don't get in its way.

I'm going to have some unreported, uneducated fun right now . . . go and do the same.

Be Real,
Todd




From the kitchen... Semi~Homemade donuts!



I am wearing...  a lavender and black summer skirt and a black t-shirt. I love skirts in the summer~



I am creating... memories with my kids. Boston goes home Sunday. I am just not sure if I can let him get on that plane!




I am going... to town!



I am reading... nothing~ I have a whole pile of books to read for reviewing. I love to read over the summer. I will start on them next week.



I am hoping...  for a trip to my Amish neighbors soon! I am dreaming of the Amish food that awaits at my favorite restaurant. 


I am hearing... birds singing~ lots of birds making a melody. 


Around the house... total peace and quiet. My Brian just left for work and all the kids are sleeping including little Boston. Oh~ he is the cutest thing ever. 


One of my favorite things... crawling into My Brian's arms after a long busy day. Tomorrow is our Anniversary. I am thankful we are still in love after all these years. Our love has stood the test of time. We have had many joys and a few sorrows but I am blessed to walk this life with My Brian. We are loving being grandparents together. This is a brand new joy~


A few plans for the rest of the week: Make lots of memories and lots of smooches. 



Here is picture for thought I am sharing... 









Join in the Simple Woman's Daybook here.


Friday, June 4, 2010

Are You Always Expecting The WORSE? Part 1

The Hydrangeas are blooming!


In response to the overwhelming emails on yesterday's devotion I have decided to start a little series on what helped me overcome the spirit of fear in my life. I hope you will check in for the next week~ as I write a  series on this very subject of FEAR. Fear leads us to pessimism.

Defined by Mr Webster~ pessimism means  an inclination to emphasize adverse aspects, conditions, and possibilities or to expect the worst possible outcome.  Do you tend to to emphasize the positive aspects or the negative aspects of our life?  Do you expect the good or the bad?

It is our human nature to look at the negative side of things. Not only that but we have an enemy that wants to rob us of our joy. If he can get us to emphasize on the adverse aspects, conditions and possibilities we could possibly have in our lives~ we will lose our joy! In turn~become pessimistic! Oh there is just no need to live in this state of being. God has a better plan for our lives. Don't be a victim of Satan. It is a lie and we can have victory!

Yesterday ~I shared with you where my fear began. I had many of you share that you had the same experience in your life. As I began to grow into a young woman I started looking at every situation through the eyes of a scared child~I expected the sky to fall. You know just like "Chicken Little" in the children's story. Why?~ because I had seen my world come to an end on several occasions. 

The Scriptures give us many examples of the Spirit of Fear and the Spirit of Pessimism. May our study help us change our attitude and entire life perspective causing us to see things as God sees them. In turn giving us victory and joy!
Psalm 116:10-11 (King James Version)



 10I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
 11I said in my haste, All men are liars.

Here we find the great King David tired, weary and worn. He was overcome with a bad attitude. He had been under some long lasting afflictions. As we all know this can happen to the best of men and women. Somewhere in our "christian thinking" we get this notion that if we do right ~ as right as we humanly speaking can~ that everything will turn out white lace and promises. Can I tell you?~ It is just not so! God will take the bad and use it for our good. BUT~ bad things do happen to good people. The rain falls on the just and the unjust just the same.

Here we see David in a state of fear, confusion and amazement ~speaking harsh about his friends and all mankind.  He states~ "All men are liars."  He was saying they are false, counterfeits, unrealistic, deceitful, and untrustworthy. Why? Because in his time of need ~those he thought would stand by him did not. They abandoned him. Those that had been there once had not been there in his time of trouble.

This is where my fear began~it started very early. I learned very early in life I could not trust my father. I loved him but I could not trust Him. It seemed as though the demon in the bottle robbed him of everything he could have been. I could not trust that he would keep me safe~or that he would even come home for that matter.  I decided early in life that I could not trust all men. Just like David states here. 

Can I ask you now?  Who has told David this?  All men are not liars~ that is a lie from the pits of Hell! 

God had a plan for my life. At the age of 5~ I started riding a church bus to a little red brick church. Satan wanted my life ~but God had a greater plan. 

These are two verses that God gave me as a little girl. I still hold them deep in my heart today. As I leave you today ~ I want you to know there were many more situations that deepened my spirit of fear. But today I can tell you ~ I have found victory over my fear. I also want to  tell you I have made peace with my father and love him very much. He could not give what he did not have to give. Life is hard but God is good~all the time~!
Psalm 27:10 (King James Version)



 10When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

Isaiah 41:10 (King James Version)


10Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow~ I am off to drive Miss Billie. You have a wonderful day. 

Three more days until Boston comes!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Amish Monster Cookies~Summer Cookie


 I am cleaning~shopping~meal planning and baking. Just in case you did not know ~My kids from Washington are coming home. I just can't wait to see BOSTON!!!( I bought toys~ A Grammy must have toys! )
 These cookies are to die for. A word of caution! I double all cookie recipes~DO NOT DOUBLE THIS. You will be baking until the cows come home! You must try them. I doubled it ~ making 11 dozen large cookies. I froze them ~of course!

Ingredients~

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup m&m's 

Directions~


  1. Cream butter with sugars.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add peanut butter and mix until combined.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto greased cookie sheets...or lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes...do not over bake. I take them out while they are a little doughy!
  7. Wait for several minutes before removing from pans.




I collect Amish Cookbooks and they are the best~! The Amish use simple ingredients from your pantry. With a well stocked pantry you can whip up millions of recipes! This is on my wish list for my next cookbook!







Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Paula Dean's Chicken And Rice Casserole~



  • 2 (14 1/2-ounce) can green beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 medium onion, diced and sauteed
  • 1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 (4-ounce) can pimentos, drained
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (6-ounce) box long-grain and wild rice, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
  • Pinch salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all ingredients together and pour into a greased 3-quart casserole dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.


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