Household Planner

I have a great find I wanted to share…. The 2012 Household Planner at theconfidentmom.com. It was $9, but well worth it. I am the type of person who needs a list and this has everything…. Daily and weekly tasks, a daily Bible reading, a meal planner, and even time to pamper yourself! This is going to be great for me…. I’m so glad I found it! 🙂

Rustic Broccoli Tarts

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I made “rustic” broccoli tarts tonight for a baby shower at work tomorrow…. I love the word “rustic”…. whenever something turns out less than perfect, you can just say it’s rustic. Needless to say, I make a lot of rustic food.

Rustic Broccoli Tarts

Ingredients
4 eggs
1 pouch dry vegetable soup
1 – 10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped broccoli
1 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
2 sheets frozen puffed pastry

Directions
Preheat oven to 400
Beat eggs, soup, broccoli and ricotta cheese until blended
Refrigerate 20 minutes
Cut pastry sheets into small squares
Spoon mixture into squares (about 1 tbsp. per shell)
Pinch pastry dough up around filling
Bake 20 minutes or until set
Cool 15 minutes

I made pants!

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Yes you read that right. I made a pair of pants for my son, courtesy of the basic kid pants tutorial at Dana Made It, found here: http://www.danamadeit.com/2011/02/kid-pants-series-the-basic-pant-tutorial-and-pattern.html

They are so easy!!! This is the first garment I’ve ever sewn, so if I can do this ANYONE can! Thank you Dana, you rock!!!

Crockpot Beef StrogaNOT

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June Cleaver (my crockpot) worked all day on this dish and let me tell ya, it’s so good it will make you slap your husband…. The reason I call it Beef StrogaNOT is because there are no mushrooms. I even strained the cream of mushroom soup…. We like the taste but not the chunks of fungi. But if you’re a fan of the fungus, by all means, throw some of those boogers in there.

Crock Pot Beef StrogaNOT

Ingredients

1 ½ pounds cubed stew meat
1 can cream of mushroom soup (I strained the mushrooms out of ours)
1 tbsp minced onion
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
4 oz of cream cheese, cubed
1/2 bag of egg noodles

Instructions

Combine all ingredients except the meat, cream cheese, and egg noodles; stir together.
Once combined, add the meat and stir.
Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
Just before serving, add cream cheese.
Mix until combined and heated through.
Serve over prepared egg noodles.