Apr 182013

I went shopping on Saturday and I went a bit overboard. I’m not always able to buy much more than chicken and ground beef, but this time I picked up some really nice finds in the meat and seafood departments, thanks to the weekly sales and manager’s specials at Kroger.

So, here’s a list of meat that I purchased:

    2 Sirloin Tips, approx. 4 lbs. each – on sale (To be used for steaks, pot roast, beef tips, stew)
    1 Small sirloin tip (manager’s special)
    2-1/2 lb. chuck roast (another manager’s special)
    14 thin boneless pork loin chops (family size package for 2 nights)
    14 whole chicken wings (I split them for Buffalo wings)
    2 lbs ground beef (plus I already had 2-3 lbs. in the freezer)
    2 racks of pork back ribs – on sale
    1-1/2 lbs fresh cod fish filets – on sale
    10 sweet Italian sausage links (2 nights) – Kroger brand
    Beef hot dogs – Ball Park on sale

I didn’t buy chicken because I have a freezer full.

Following is a draft of meals that I will make in the next two weeks, plus the links to the recipes that I used/will use:

  1. My Mother’s Pork Loin Chops Simmered in Beef Gravy – http://susans-musings.com/my-mothers-pork-loin-chops-simmered-in-beef-gravy
    This one of my family’s favorites. I make these every other week for my son. When I say we’re having pork chops, he asks if they’re his pork chops or dad’s, who prefers my From Stove to Oven Baked Pork Chops. I like them both.

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Jan 142013

My husband was born and raised in Cincinnati, and he makes his mom’s recipe for chili (may she rest in peace). Although he is from Cincinnati, this chili is somewhat different than most of the recipes I’ve found for Cincinnati chili, or any chili for that matter. I sometimes wonder if he left out some of the ingredients since it was never written down (that I know of), but it is delicious just the way it is.

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Oct 022012

FREE Farmhouse Kitchen Recipes: Cracking Crock-Pot Meals: (Stews, casseroles and other Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes)

FREE Farmhouse Kitchen Recipes: Cracking Crock-Pot Meals: (Stews, casseroles and other Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes)
By F. A. Paris
[Kindle Edition]
Publication Date: September 28, 2012
Length: 73 pages

With Autumn upon us, and Winter creeping up, the weather is perfect for some heart-warming scents that permeate the home while the most sensational meals slow cook all day long. Continue reading »

Oct 112011

I own and use most of the items on this list of kitchen gadgets, cookware, appliances, utensils, etc. Some, however, I came across during my “window shopping” and found to be interesting enough to post. I’ve only just begun to gather this list of kitchen gadgets and will be adding to it periodically, so please bookmark this page/post.

I moved to Knoxville a year and a half ago and still have a lot of things packed and stored in our garage. Every now and then I’ll think of something that I miss using and we go in search for it. The latest was my large roasting pan (11″ x 17″) that is great for baking a large pan of lasagna, a turkey, or chicken leg quarters. I was afraid I wouldn’t have room to store it but it fits nicely in the draw under my oven. I normally use my stainless steel roasting pan, but it is smaller.

I’ll give my honest opinion of these products and I’ll also try to think of items that I bought that did not live up to their expectations. This might save some people some money.

Just so you know, I’m an Amazon Prime member and the first place I look whenever I’m looking for something is Amazon.com. They usually have what I’m looking for at lower prices, and with Prime shipping I get everything in 1-2 days. Most of the items listed below were purchased at Amazon.com. I also have my Amazon Associate ID attached to the links. This means that anything you purchase after going through my links will earn me a small referral fee at no extra cost to you. These fees help me pay for my website. I don’t earn referral fees on my own purchases, so this has not influenced my purchase decisions. Please be assured that I am giving an honest and accurate review of these products.

Most of the following are items that I bought and use on a regular basis: Continue reading »