Mom Cornish’s Beef Bake
1 pkg. beef stew meat
1 medium onion, sliced
1 bay leaf
1 can onion soup
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1/3 c. flour (I use 1/3 c. rice flour, 2 tbs. potato starch, 1 tbs. tapioca starch)
1 large can of peas (I prefer cooked frozen peas)
1/3 c. milk
2 tbs. parsely flakes
2 tbs. cooking oil
1/4 tsp. sage
1 c. flour (I use GF Mix: 1/2 c. rice flour, 3 tbs. potato starch, 1 tbs. tapioca starch)
Brown beef in skillet, place in 2 quart casserole with onion slices. Add bay leaf. Combine soup with Worcestershire sauce. Add flour and pour over meat and onions. Cover; bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours, remove from oven. Set oven at 400 degrees. Remove bay leaf. Mix peas into casserole. Drop dumpings around. Cover and bake for 20-25 minutres.
Dumplings: Combine egg, milk, oil; add flour, stir until dry particles are moistened.
This is one of Mom Cornish’s recipes that I am glad to have it passed down to our family. We enjoy it so much. I am thankful for such wonderful memories of watching Mom Cornish prepare meals in her kitchen and the lovely chats we had while doing that.
Well, the month of January of this new year has sped by so quickly. I am having to be thinking about menus for the new month of February. I do like to put together a list of menu ideas for the whole month and then do most of the grocery shopping for the month at one time. Weekly we do stop by and pick up fresh produce and anything else we might be lacking or to purchase great “on sale” items. I am so thankful for a husband who helps me in this task of grocery shopping…he takes part of the list and I the other, and then we meet up at a designated spot in the store(s). We shop at two and sometimes three stores.
Chicken Breasts & Vegetables in Parchment
Mixed Berry Crisp
GF Garlic Bread (I use Trader Joe’s GF Bread)
I found these GF Lasagna Noodles at Walmart.
GF Tuna Noodle Casserole
(Made with GF Cream of Mushroom Soup & GF Pasta)
Sausage and Apple Stuffed Squash
GF Coconut Shrimp with
Pineapple Cashew Fried Rice
Left over Continental Chicken
(I am really not fond of cooking on Sundays after church, so I usually prepare enough on Saturday to have leftovers on Sunday.) Between morning and evening services, Rick and I like to just relax or take a nap.)
Have a Yummy Week,
What to do with so many cucumbers??
My first thought was cucumber and radish salad, one of my favorite things to eat. I love the crunch! I use my own Italian dressing and add a bit a feta cheese for a bit of creamy, saltiness.
My Homemade Italian Dressing:
1/2 c. olive oil
1 tbs. lemon juice
1 tsp. sugar or equiv. sugar substitute
1 tbs. chopped parsley
1 tsp. oregano leaves
1-2 clove(s) garlic, crushed
salt and pepper to taste
This will be my first experience of making refrigerator pickles (sweet and dill.) Hope they turn out okay. They have to sit a day, so we shall see.
I found the recipe for dills here. (I doubled the recipe) – http://www.pinchmeimeating.com/refrigerator-dill-pickles/
Sweet Pickles (Doubled this recipe also)
4 cups of sliced cucumbers
1/2 onion, sliced
1 c. white vinegar
1 c. water
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tbs. mustard seed
Combine last four ingredients in saucepan and bring to boil. Cool to room temperature. Pour over cukes in a bowl. Fill canning jars with cukes and liquid to cover cukes. Refrigerate. Let set 48 hours.
Post It Note Holders
As I promised, I am posting instructions to make Post-it Note holders. These make such lovely little gifts for folks for their desk tops or to have handy in their purses and briefcases or by their phones.
This Post-it Note holder was made for our Grandson to Pass Out Happy Notes to those in his realm of influence to bring a bit of happiness to their day. The mini gel pens I purchased at the dollar store.
Some ideas from Pinterest (Check out so many great ideas on Pinterest)
Cut Cardstock 3 ¼” x 7 3/8”
Score at 3 1/8”, 3 ½”, 3 7/8”
Fold on Center Score Line and clip into next fold line and clip in two clips for
pen holder. I like to clip toward the top so the pen does not slip down. If using the top of holder to keep pen, then you might want to cut more in the center and make cuts a larger distance from each other. (Notice picture above.)
For front: 2 7/8” x 3 1/8” Background square & 2 ¾” x 3” Inside stamped square or use 4 – 1 ¼” punched squares topped with flower or tagged saying.
Have a crafty day,
I started a bit early this month to put February’s “Love in a Box” together to send to our grandson and his mom. Our daughter seems to enjoy having a few things in the box for her too and has put in a few requests for the March box already. The box arrived in New York yesterday, and during our texting session, she said our grandson was rippin’ into the box…how fun…makes me smile!
RAK Calender Feb 2018
The February “Acts of Kindness Calendar” for Kids was designed on my Silhouette. I did put together a few new buttons appropriate for the Valentine’s theme. I also saved this in pdf form (like the jpeg on right above) so that it could be printed by viewers. Just click on the above blue link.
I thought a new Happy Note pad might be due. I will do another blog post this week on how to make these.
Our grandson’s Valentine’s Day card! This pop-up card is designed and cut on the Silhouette, Design #73226, a2 valentine mailbox box card, phrase Design #241315, and Stamped with love, Design #178531. I filled in the hearts with greetings and made a pocket on the back to house a bit of spending cash and “love you” note. We sure do love that boy!
This Valentine’s Card to our daughter was made in a stampin up class and thought it was a perfect way to let our daughter know just how much she is loved!
Grandpa shopped for some hot wheels. Boys can’t have too many of these.
Some snacks for Sean Michael and Mom
Valentine Pencils and Pads for Sean Michael to share with classsmates or friends.
I love these pocket mitts and I thought my daughter might like these also.
Call to Glory devotional for February was not yet available so we will send that in a separate package hopefully before the beginning of the month. We also purchased a sketch book as Sean Michael loves to draw and that did not fit into the regular 3-day priority mail package.